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Approved For Release 2000/09/01 :CIA-RDP82-003578000700120003-3 Tlie Federal Diary Defense Dept. Ass~;rts Ervin Bill Wo~~ld Curb Its Security Setup By Jerry Kliattz The Defense Department charged yesterday that its em- ploye security program would be seriously hampered by the Senate-approved Ervin bill. Deputy Assistant Secretary Carl W. Clewlow told the House Manpower Subcommit- tee that if the bill as written. becomes law the Department could not question employes on these matters: ? Information that an em- ploye had attended secret Communist Party meetings and that. "outside parties or organizations were instructing him on how to sabotage Gov- ernment activities." ? Information that an em- ploye is heavily in debt and that his failure to pay his just and honorable debt:; reflects on the Federal service. ? Information that an em- ploye assigned. to sensitive du- ties of interest to Foreign in- telligence had come into unex- pected wealth and ghat there .was reason to believe the money had come from a for- eign embassy. Clewlow endorsed the basic objective of the bill sponsored by Sen. Sam, J. Ervin (D: N.C:). The measure is intended to prevent unwarranted inva- sions of the privacy of Federal employes, but Clewlow said it failed to insure a proper bal- ance between individual rights and management responsibili- ties. A spokesman for F]rvin con- tended the bill would not pro- hibit the Department from making security inquir- ies of its employes. "We went over this same ground when the Senate bill was written," his office explained? "and we assumed we had satisfied them." Nevertheless, Frank Bar- timo, Defense's assistant gen- eral counsel, supported Clew- low and added that it was the opinion of the Department's legal staff that the bill would severely restrict employe secu- rity checks. courts .without claiming dam- ~a~ommittee Megan hearings on. ages or exhausting administra- ~'ePQrted employe unrest.. five remedies. This, he be- ~ James N. Rademacher of the lieves, would undermine the ~ AF 1-,-CIO's Letter Cai:riers; Department's grievance peace ,Uesffified that moony supervi- dures and employe-manage- sore and postmasters exploit ment relationships. He l:hen? workers and "treat them tJhought it would "encourage ~ ~.n a manner which would the filing of spurious suits and ' House instant work stoppages" open the door to broad and m private industry. possibly organized harassment' He charged that .local man- of executive actions." ogees treat employes "less Deductions: Congress has =than human" k-ecause they are sent 'to the President a bill to !not trained in 'dealing with authorize voluntary deduc- I workers. li_e told.. Nix, the only ti~ons from employe paychecks subrommittee member Pre- to make deposits in credit un- ~ sent. at the hearings, that bar- ions, banks, savings -and loan ~ gaining has come to a stand- associa~tions and mutual. sav-'still in many offices because ings institutions. of the refusal 01 postmasters Treasury takes a dim view : to negotiate on basic contract of the legislation, contending ;issues. i could damage the sale of ' David 5ilvergleid of the in- s vings bands- 'dependent National Postal ~ost Office Morale: Two Union, said career employes postal employe leaders are. unhappy because many of painted a dark picture of !the best work tours go to stu- rank-and-file morale yesterday ; deno s and. others hired for as Rep. Robert. N:C. Nix's sub- temimrarv lobs, and. b?e~cause of "pplit,i~ and favoritism" in', promotions and "covert di~- criminatia~ against racial and' ethnic minority groups." The NpU leader said his, Union would not have signed trx-e national exclusive agree- ment if it hand been a party to it. That agreement, signed by seven unions with recogni~tipn', at the national level, led to'. much of the controversy over' what postmasters could and' could mot negotiate at. local, levels. I Lee Molise has resigned as' counsel to the House Banking Committee to practice law' here. The Oregon Research Insti- tute has concluded that the Civil Service Commission's full field unvestig.a~tions oaf ap- pli~cants are excellent tools fiom predicting the p~erform~ance of Peace Corps volunteers. The Corps contracted with the In- stitute to fi eview recruitment. Clewlow pointed out that', the bill exempted the FBI, CIA and the National Security Agency, and argued that it should be extended to include ~ the Department's sensitive ac- tivities. The measure, he said, would discriminate ag~a~inst; military personnel who supervise civil- ians. The military could be court-martialed while ciullians couldn't be disciplined for the same offenses. Clewlow also said the bill would permit civil~~C~~4~ F civil actions to the Federal ~r Release 2000/09/01 :CIA-RDP82-003578000700120003-3