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Approved For Release 2000/08/31 : CIA-RDP78-06367A000100190001-9 THE UNITED STATES CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION IN COOPERATION WITH THE AMERICAN POLITICAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION Announces a CONGRESSIONAL OPERATIONS For Executives Mid-November, 1967 - September, 1968 No (,'ot.,ernwent official can be completeb; effecth,e if he does not understand the role of Congress In our President Lwidon B. Johnson September 15, 1905 Approved For Rele 2000/08/31 : CIA-RDP78-06367A000100190001-9 Approved For Release 2000/08/31 : CIA-RDP78-06367A0004J190001-9 NW BACKGROUND Many of the basic responsibilities of the Federal Government are shared jointly by the executive and legislative branches. Others are divided in such a way that interdependence between Congress and the executive branch nec- essarily results. Under our system of government, therefore, a sound under- standing of the legislative branch is essential to a proper understanding of executive responsibilities and operations. President Johnson is taking aggressive action to ensure maximum cooperation of the Executive Branch with the Congress. He is concerned that executives and managers throughout Government are aware of the functions and problems of Congress and that they are responsive to its needs. On September 15, 1965, the President stated: "Too often in our history the Executive and Legislative Branches have been reduced to suspicion and to petty bickering. And too often the cause of progress has suffered because of it. "Although our Constitution divides us into separate branches, it charges all of us with the same mission-that is, to serve the American public. Some disagreement between the branches of Government is quite natural. But cooperation between the branches of Government is quite imperative. "I expect every member of my Administration to understand this and to apply this to the day-to-day operations of the Government. "I am not just talking about Congressional relations, I am talking about understanding the job that Congress has to do. And I am talking about trying to help the Congress do that job that it has to do. "We have entered a new era, I think, of respect and good will between the Executive and Legislative Branches of the Govern- ment. I intend to do everything I can to encourage this respect and to promote this good will." This Fellowship is designed to provide an opportunity for some of the most promising young federal executives to acquire a thorough understanding of Congressional Operations. As they progress to positions of greater responsi- bility, this understanding should become increasingly valuable to the Fellows and to the programs they serve. ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP Persons selected will participate in a variety of assignments designed to develop their knowledge and understanding of Congressional operations. As Approved For Release 2000/08/31 : CIA-RDP78-06367A000100190001-9 Approved For Relea '000/08/31 : CIA-RDP78-06367A0001 0001-9 Fellows from executive agencies, they will share activities with other members of the APSA Congressional Fellowship Program who come mainly from journal- ism, law, and college teaching. These activities include: ? Attendance at an intensive and comprehensive Orientation Program on the legislative branch conducted by the American Political Science Association in preparation for later work assignments. ? Full-time work assignments in the offices of Congressmen and Senators and with staff members of Congressional Committees. ? Participation in weekly seminar meetings with leading congressional, governmental and academic figures. From these and other planned experiences, fellows will be expected to gain: ? Thorough knowledge of the organization of Congress. ? A well-balanced understanding of the legislative process and the factors and forces which influence it. ? Some Congressional perspective of national objectives and executive branch operations. ? A sound grasp of the scope and variety of Congressional responsibili- ties and their relationship to the total process of government. CONGRESSIONAL FELLOWSHIP ADVISORY COMMITTEE Policy guidelines are formulated and final decisions on selections are made by the Congressional Fellowship Advisory Committee. Members of the Com- mittee are: Chairman: Dr. Max Kampelman Partner, Law Firm, Strasser Spiegelberg, Fried, Frank, Kampelman Dr. Mark Ferber University of California Honorable Orville L. Freeman, Secretary of Agriculture Mr. Ben Bagdikian, Contrib- uting Editor, Saturday Evening Post Mr. David S. Broder, Corre- spondent, Washington Post Honorable William M. McCulloch Representative from Ohio Honorable John W. Macy, Jr., Chairman, U.S. Civil Service Commission Honorable Lee Metcalf, Senator from Montana Honorable Hugh Scott, Senator from Pennsylvania Honorable Morris K. Udall, Representative from Arizona NOMINATING CRITERIA Nominees for this fellowship should be career employees in grade range of GS-12 through GS-16 or equivalent. Each of them should be in a managerial or executive position, or be likely to be assigned to such positions in the future. Each also should be a oun person wh t t e hi h Approved For Release 2000/08/3f : CrA-RDP78-$6-367-AU001 190'O N19 ApptIQy d3FQi f 1 !( ~ogt~C 'i~l ira g~~ c~t ~ Sftib4i5 vlAhin the Federal service and (2) superior academic achievement in college or graduate school. Preference is given to those who are taking part in an agency's own executive development program. NOMINATING PROCEDURE All nominations for this program should be submitted through the agency's central coordinator; no nominations should be sent directly from a bureau or field establishment to the Civil Service Commission. Each department and agency may nominate three candidates. Candidates should be carefully screened by their agencies and only the most promising should be nominated. Optional Form 37 is to be submitted by agencies by May 15, 1967 to the Director, General Management Training, Office of Career Development, U.S. Civil Service Commission, Washington, D.C. 20415. The following information should accompany each nomination: A completed Standard Form 57; a statement from the nominee's supervisor briefly describing the nominee's potential for career growth and the types of higher responsibility for which he is being prepared; a one-page typewritten statement by the individuals nominated outlining their reasons for wishing to participate, their goals and objectives within the program, and how this experience relates to their overall career plans. The cost of the Fellowship in Congressional Operations will be $500 per par- ticipant, and will include all costs of participating in the Orientation Program and of attending weekly seminars and other functions conducted by APSA. Each applicant for the Fellowship will be interviewed by a Selection Committee in the latter part of May 1967 and final selection will be made no later than July 1, 1967. The full-time Orientation will begin in mid-November and end before Christmas. Agencies may obtain further information on the Fellowship from the Office of Career Development, code 183, extension 6152. May 15 July 1 Mid-November to Late December Early January Early January to Mid-August September 1, 1968 Deadline for Nominations Final Selection of Participants Orientation Program by APSA Begin full-time work assignments in a Congressman's office or a House Committee Begin full-time work assignment in a Senator's office or with a Senate Committee Attend Weekly Seminar meetings Latest date for termination of Fellowship Vi G110 9 19- 698 Approved For Release 2000/08/31 : CIA-RDP78-06367A0001001900t