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Approved For Release 2008/09/16: CIA-RDP86B00338R000400620001-1 49 49 LEGISLATION FILE CIVIL. SERVICE RETIREM`]T 'CHANCES TAB DATE ADDRESSEE DESCRIPTION 1 8 Sent 82 H.R. 7066 - A Bill to repeal section 301 of the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1982 STAT 2 9 Sept 82 Mew re Amendment to the (Oni uuB dget Reconciliation Act of 1982 3 14 Sept 82 Congressional Record re H.R. 7098 - Restore Full COAL's for Federal Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters STAT 4 4 Oct 82 Stanley Sporkin Note l I re Letter to OMB from DCI re CIARDS w/attached letter to David A. Stockman, OMB, from William J. Casey 5 19 Jan 83 Cabinet Affairs Staffing Memorandum re Cabinet Council on Legal Policy 5a 25 Jan 83 William J. Casey Letter to from David A. Stockman re COLA 6 31 Jan 81 Washington Post article - "The Grass Isn't Greener for Federal Workers" 7 Undated A Bill - 97th Congress, 2nd Session - to amend the Ormibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1982 8 8 Feb 83 Washington Post article - "The Grandfather of All Retirement Disputes':" 9 16 Feb 83 Washington Post article 0 "Raising Age of Retirement With Full Bsnefits" 10 17 Feb 83 Washington Post article - "Civil Service 'Reforms' Draw Fire on Hill" STAT 11 18 Feb 83 Note ) Ire DOS's draft bill Approved For Release 2008/09/16: CIA-RDP86B00338R000400620001-1 Approved For Release 2008/09/16: CIA-RDP86B00338R000400620001-1 49 49 TAB DATE ADDRESSEE 18 17 Mar 83 D/OP STAT20 22 Mar 83 DD/OP STAT22 DESCRIPTION Amendments to the CIA Retirement and Disability System H.R. 1796 - A Bill to amend title 5, USC, to provide that any Federal employe who, at the time of retirement, does not elect a reduced annuity in order to provide a survivor annuity to a spouse or other person may make such an election withitl_Lone year after. retiring, and for other purposes H.R. 1926 - A Bill to amend the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 to provide that individuals who are 40 years of age or older shall be protected by the provisions of such Act, and for other purposes Congressional Record - The coming crisis: in Federal retirement H. Res. 135 - Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that it should take certain steps to ensure the integrity of the civil service retirement system Congressional Records - Administration Fiscal 1984 Proposals Memo to from DD/OP re HPSCI support Washington Post article - "Delay Expected on Bill to Up Retirement Age" Note) Ire Social Security Reform/Federal Retirement Legislation Washington Post article - "Study Says U.S. Workers Lag in Pay, Benefits" 28 Mar 83 David A. Stockman Mew Approved For Release 2008/09/16: CIA-RDP86B00338R000400620001-1 Approved For Release 2008/09/16: CIA-RDP86B00338R000400620001-1 lp TAB DATE 'ADDRESSEE 23 5 Apr 83 24 8 Apr 83 25 8 Apr 83 DESCRIPTION Congressional Record - Retirement Progarms for the Intellignce Conrnunity Cable re Proposed Civil Service Retirement Reforms Washington Post article - "Administration Chipping At Civl Servants' Pay And Benefits Packages" 26 14 Apr 83 27 14 Apr 83 STAT28 18 Apr 83 29 25 Apr 83 30 30 Apr 83 31 30 Apr 83 STAT32 4 May 83 DD/OP 33 6 May 83 Washington Post article - "Senate Unit Rejects MostCivil Service Cuts" Legislative Referral Ment random re Administration draft bill "To omit cost-of- living adjustments in certain Federal retirement and disability programs for a specified period of tine, and for other purposes' STAT Note) Ire 0-MB Proposal Note L [w/attachedSTAT letter Washington Post article - "Panel Split on Whether U.S. Retirement System Is Too Generous" STAT Congressional Quarterly article - "Stalemate Looms on the Hill Over Federal Workers' Issues" Memo) Ire H.R. 2449 Legislative Referral' Memorandum re Administration's, Bill to omit FY '1984 cost-of,living adjustments in certain Federal employee benefit programs Approved For Release 2008/09/16: CIA-RDP86B00338R000400620001-1 Approved For Release 2008/09/16: CIA-RDP86B00338R000400620001-1 ? TAB DATE ADDRESSEE 34 11 May 83 35 12 May 83 STAT36 5 July 83 STAT37 6 July 83 DD/OP, DD/OP/SP C/ATJD/OGC , STAT38 30 Aug 83 STAT39 29 Nov 83 DD Pers SP 40 30 Dec 83 Edward P. Boland STAT+1 27 Jan 84 42 3 Feb 84 DD/OP/SP, DD/OP/PAE STAT+3 13 Feb 84 DD/OLL 44 16 Feb 84 STAT+S 21 Feb 84 C/Legislation ? DESCRIPTION Washington Post article - Speaking Out on Altering Federal Retirement Washington Post article - "Administration Loses Pound in RulesChanges" From w/attached article "Changes in Retirement and Salaries - XVII" Mena I Ire Social Security w/attached sources and methods lanfiuage r Ire HPSCI Awareness of CIA Retirement Concerns House conference. report-to accompany H.R. 2077 no,.. c)R--,in7,, Note re proposed amendment to the Social Security Act legislation P.L. 98-168: An act to extend the Fed Physician. comparabily allowance act of 1978 Letter to from DDCI re annual report on administration of CIARDS for FY 83 Merry re Introduced STAT Legislation cerning o ygraph Examinations and Prepublication Review (re CIARDS) no re Effect of Legislative Referral Memorandum re OPM testimony on development of a supplemental retirement plan for Federal employees covered by social security Memo) Ire Office of Personnel Response to LEG/OLL Request for Comment on OPM Draft Testimony to the Congress on Supplemental Retirement Approved For Release 2008/09/16: CIA-RDP86B00338R000400620001-1 Approved For Release 2008/09/16: CIA-RDP86B00338R000400620001-1 TAB DATE ADDRESSEE 46 24 Feb 84 47 26 Mar 84 STAT3 49 DESCRIFTION Washington Post article "Mill Panel Works on New Retirement system" Legislative Referral Memorandum re OPM draft bill "To amend title 5, United States Code, to reform the Civil Service Retirement System, and for other purposes." 27 mar 84 DD/OP/SP, DD/OP/PAE Memo re OPM Draft C/ALD/OGC Bill "To amend title 5, United States Code, to reform the Civil Service Retirement System, and for other purposes." 3 Apr 84 I STAT3 _84---DD/Pars/SP, C/ALD/OOC ILA -27Mar 4 P1 (go --- {-~(Zm Letter to from D/OLL re OMP's dra.ftSTAT bill (;r 48 above) re OPM Report m-H-R._2300, the "Civil Service Spouse Retirement Equi y Act"----- Legislative Referral Menorand m re OPM pro posed report an_H..R 2300, the "Civil Service Spouse Retirement Equity Act" D0 Legislative Referral Memorandum re roposedd report on H.R. 5027 (S. 2411) , To amend title 10, United States Code, to modify procedures for payment of military retired pay to spouses and former-spouses of members of the uniformed services in compliance with court orders 53 --20 Apr 84 Edward P. Boland Fetter-to from DLOLL re info on implementation e -- ' ~C~ 1~ Lg nt Equity Act stir of CIA Spouses 54 25 Apr 84 Congressional Record re "A New Civil Service 55 25 Apr 84 Retirement Prograr_f' Washington Post article "Move Afoot to Trim Fed retirement Benefits" Approved For Release 2008/09/16: CIA-RDP86B00338R000400620001-1 Approved For Release 2008/09/16: CIA-RDP86B00338R000400620001-1 I TAB DATE ADDRESSEE 56 30 Apr 84 STATi7 4 May 84 DD/Pers/SP, C/ALD/OGC 58 7 May 84 59 15 May 84 DD/OLL 60. Undated General Counsel STATil 25 May 84 DESCRIPTION Legislative Referral Memorandum re Administration's Retirement reform Legislation Mena re Administration` Retirement orm gis ation Legislative Referral ?Memorandian re Revised OPM draft bill 'To amend section 8312 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that an individual may be denied a civil service or military annuity of the United States if convicted of specified types of felonies in connectionwith employment, and for other purposes 21emo to from General Counsel re OPM Draft Bill Draft menu to from DD/OLL re Draft bill prohibiting payment of annuities to federal employees convicted of certainfelonies Letter) Ire views on OPM draft bill to amend 5 USC 8312 STATi2 30 May 84 DD/Pers/SP, C/ALD/OGC Memo re DOJ objection to CIA modification. of OPM draft annuity/felony bill Sectional anaysis of the Federal Employees' retirement contribution temporary adjustment act of 1983 Approved For Release 2008/09/16: CIA-RDP86B00338R000400620001-1 IHI 10584 Approved For Release 2008/09/16: CIA-RDP86B00338R000400620001-1 1P W CONGRESSIONAL RECORD - HOUSE lenmarie the very best in all that they ^ 2100 seek to do.o Mr. MADIGAN. Mr. Speaker, I yield o Mr. RUDD. Mr. Speaker, I am hon- to the gentleman from Illinois. ored to join my colleagues in this spe- Mr. CORCORAN. Mr. Speaker, I cial order today to thank my class- want to thank the gentleman from Il- mate, friend, and colleague [Tom COR- linois, [Mr. MADIGAN] and our Republi- CORAN] for his fine service in the can leader, Mr. MICHEL, for their House of Representatives. We came to thoughtfulness in arranging the spe- this House together in the same class. cial order. I sincerely appreciate the Tom's presence will be missed here. gracious and generous comments He has been a leader and ally in the fight to restore fiscal integrity to con- gressional spending practices. His lead- ership in the Energy and Commerce Committee, and Post Office and Civil Service Committee has been an asset. to us all. There is no doubt that Tom's fine service has made Illinois' 14th District, his State, and the Nation better places for us all to live. It is therefore with mixed feelings of joy and sorrow that I take part in this special order to pay tribute to Tom CORCORAN. We are losing a true asset with his retirement. Let me take this opportunity to thank him for his 8 years of dedicated service to this House, and extend to Tom and his family my best wishes for health and success in all the years ahead.o o Mr. MONTGOMERY. Mr. Speaker, I am happy to join in this special order today to honor our colleague, Representative Tom CORCORAN, of Illi- nois. Tom has been a strong voice for the people of the 14th District over the past 8 years here in Washington. I know they will miss his leadership when the 99th Congress convenes. He has been an active and effective member of the important Energy and Commerce Committee, serving as ranking member of the Fossil and Syn- thetic Fuels Subcommittee. His experi- ence on that panel will be missed. Tom CORCORAN has served this Chamber with distinction and has had the courage to speak out on the issues important to him and his constituen- cy. He has served with integrity and certainly will be missed by Members on both sides of the aisle.o o Mr. FUQUA. Mr. Speaker, I appreci- ate this opportunity provided by the which they and others have made about my service in the U.S. House of Representatives. The spirit of friend- ship and respect they have evoked here this evening. Mr. Speaker, is cer- tainly mutual. These have been the best 8 years of my professional life. I will always cherish my privilege to serve in Congress. Mr. Speaker, as you know, when some Members complete their service in Congress, they leave here with just a little bitterness about either the leg- islative process itself or the campaign- ing to become elected to Congress.. I am not going into a long discussion on either of these types of complaints. I will leave that for others and another day. But we've all heard about the hectic, disjointed pace for legislators here in Washington and about special interest lobbyists financing our cam- paigns to get us elected in the first place. These general criticisms are well known. Well, Mr. Speaker, I don't feel that way. The legislative process is funda- mentally sound. It works. And is has worked well for two centuries. I pre- dict it will continue to work well. Sure, there are some institutional changes I would like to see made in how we con- duct the American people's business. However, the people can deal with the need to bring about a fundamental re- alignment in Congress, as was done in the 1980 elections, before things reach a breaking point. Mr. Speaker, the system works. Representative democ- racy is here to stay. As far as special interest money in elections is concerned, things are far better today than they were prior to 1974. Before 1974 it was all secret. There were no limits. Virtually any- body or any organizatiorl could give any amount to any candidate. Then gentleman from Illinois [Mr. MADIGAN]. the charge of a candidate being to say a few words in appreciation of a "bought" by a special interest might colleague, Tom CORCORAN. Tom has served with distinction the people of Illinois' 14th District and been an ef- fective member of both the Energy and Commerce Committee and the Post Office and Civil Service Commit- tee. His 8 years in this body have been a period of rapid change and transition, and Tom can be proud of the role he has played in helping to shape our have been true. Unfortunately, be- cause there was little or no regulation and no disclosure of campaign -contri- bution, we will never know the truth. Today we have stringent regulation. Today we have meaningful limits on contributions. Today we have disclo- sure of campaign contributions and expenditures. Today if a candidate for Congress gets a high proportion of his or her contributions from a special in- Government and our Nation. terest, and as Congressman votes that Tom has served as an honest and way against the common interest of honorable Member of this Chamber his or her constituency, there will be and been an effective spokesman for informed accountability at' the next causes of importance to him and to election. the Nation. I wish him the very best of Therefore, Mr. Speaker, I leave the success in future endeavors and say to ? Congress with no regrets and no com- him, we will miss you, Towz.o plaints. To get here back in 1976, 1 had a 1984 to defeat an incumbent Democrat. I was an angry young man then, not so much at my opponent, but at the poli- cies he represented. We have changed those policies, and I believe the coun- try is in better condition because of those changes in Government policy. Serving in Congress has been a won- derful, and enriching experience for me, and I commend it to all my friends. GENERAL LEAVE Mr. MADIGAN. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that all Members may have 5 legislative days in which to revise and extend their remarks on the subject of my special-order today. . The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is there objection to the request of the gentleman from Illinois? There was no objection. The SPEAKER pro tempore. Under a previous order of the House, the gen- tleman from Idaho [Mr. CRAIG] is rec- ognized for 60 minutes. [Mr. CRAIG addressed the House. His remarks will appear hereafter in the Extensions of Remarks.] The SPEAKER pro tempore. Under a previous order of the House, the gen- tleman from Alabama [Mr. DICvaN- soN] is recognized for 60 minutes. (Mr. DICKINSON addressed the House. His remarks will appear hereaf- ter in the Extensions of Remarks.) UNFINISHED BUSINESS-CIVIL SERVICE RETIREMENT The SPEAKER pro tempore. Under previous order of the House, the gen- ,tleman from New York [Mr. CONABLE] is recognized for 15 minutes. Mr. CONABLE. I thank the Chair for recognizing me even at this very late hour. Mr. Speaker, before I begin I would like to say to my friends In the staff, both those who are here and those who may be working elsewhere to finish up the work of the day, that I deeply regret contributing to the lateness of the hour. I must say that your work is long and arduous and the hours are fre- quently late and I offer you condolenc- es on the prospects for this week since many of those retiring are likely to have repeated episodes similar to those tonight, however appropriate they may be, it does keep you here a long time and it is regretted. I also regret that many of us who are staggering off into the twilight feel obliged to say one or two last words, and that you have to wait to hear those. Though this Congress has failed to do much about cutting spending to reduce the threatening Federal budget deficit, there seems to be broad 'agree- ment that the next Congress will have to face this serious condition. Dire Approved For Release 2008/09/16: CIA-RDP86B00338R000400620001-1 Approved For Release 2008/09/16: CIA-RDP86B00338R000400620001-1 October 1, 1984 CONGRESSIONAL RECORD - HOUSE H 10583 has ably represented the 14th District Subcommittee and the Oversight and Energy and Commerce Committee of Illinois for the past 8 years. Investigations Subcommittee. During during the 97th Congress in prevent- I have known Tom since the time he the 97th Congress, as a member of the ing this body from going forward with worked with the Chicago-North West- Energy and Commerce Committee, he a seriously flawed legislative proposal, ern Transportation Co. before he was served on the Fossil and Synthetic H.R. 5158, the major telecommunica- elected to Congress, and his dedication Fuels Subcommittee and the Energy tions legislation of that Congress. to high standards is an inspiration to Conservation and Power Subcommit- Mr. Speaker, I regret TOM CoRCO- his friends and fellow citizens, and his tee. In the current 98th Congress, he RAN'S impending departure from the accomplishments as a Member of the has been the senior Republican House and particularly the House U.S. House of Representatives are member of the Fossil and Synthetic Energy and Commerce Committee. He most commendable. Fuels Subcommittee. shown Tom CORCORAN served in the U.S. U.S. energy policy has been the has complex ithat he is a gpor study he Army from 1963 to 1965, and was the major area to which Tom CORCORAN complex issues. that importantly, he administrative -assistant to two State has devoted his attention. He has been bear consistently era principle his c senate leaders. He was employed as a strong supporter bear in his deliberat ions ons and his ac- the vice g pporter of nuclear energy, tight. president of the Chicago- and he was a key participant in the North Western Transportation Co., legislation leading to the enactment of The people of Illinois' 14th ngtthe and served from 1969 to 1972, as the the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982. and we in the House are losing the director of the State of Illinois office He has been a strong proponent of the services of a fine legislator with the in Washington, DC, where he com- U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve Pro- colleague of TOM CORCORAN. I join my piled an outstanding record of achieve- gram while opposing major govern- future ens wishing him well in his ment in service to our State. mental intervention in petroleum mar- future endeavors.? Elected to the 95th Congress in 1976, kets. a Mr. RUSSO. Mr. Speaker, in the 8 Tom has distinguished himself by serv- While I and some of his colleagues years Representative TOM CORCORAN ing on the House Post Office and Civil might have disagreed with some of his has been here, he has made a positive Service Committee and on its Subcom- views relating to the sale and produc- impact on the legislation coming mittee on Postal Operations and Serv- tion of natural gas, there is no doubt before the House Energy and Com- ices, and also on the House Energy that he was a strong and forceful voice merce Committee and he leaves and. Commerce Committee and on its for the position he advocated. He in- behind an admirable record of achieve- Subcommittee on Fossil and Synthetic troduced the administration's. natural ment. He has proved himself to be one Fuels, where he is the ranking minori- gas bill early last year and has been of the more articulate Members of this ty member. Tom CORCORAN will surely particularly concerned about the im- body and diligent in his work, as dem- be missed in the House of Representa- portation of foreign gas, including gas onstrated by his efforts on energy tives by all who have had 'the opportu- 'from Canada and liquified natural gas issues. nity of knowing him. He is a Congress- from Algeria. Additionally, he has Tom has never forgotten the impor- man of compassion, courage, and pa- worked closely with the Illinois Com- tance of his work to his constituency triotism, who has provided exemplary merce Commission and others in pro- and to the Nation as a whole. It is service to his constitutents and to our muting a strong contract carriage such conscientiousness and hard work Nation. system for the transportation of natu- that serve as an example to be fol- I extend 'to my colleagues, Tom COR- ral gas, a position which I support. Fi- lowed by anyone interested in serving CORAN my best wishes for continued nally, in the area of natural gas, he the public good. His leaving is a loss to success in all of his future endeavors.* was the leading congressional oppo- us all and I know I am one of many ? Mr. DANIEL B. CRANE. Mr. Speak- nent of the Alaska natural gas trans- who wish him all the best and contin- er, one of my best friends in Congress portation system [ANGTS] in late ued success.* retires this year: the Honorable Tom 1981. While his legislative position in ? Mr. WINN. Mr. Speaker, it is with CORCORAN. He is my neighbor in III!- opposition to ANGTS did not prevail pleasure and a little sadness that I nois andk my colleague on the Post in the House in December 1981, the join in honoring a good friend and Office and Civil Service Committee. I ANGTS system was nonetheless valued colleague. Tom CORCORAN. It know I am not alone when I say that I stopped dead in its tracks. TOM can has indeed been a delight to serve with have looked to him for guidance and also claim credit for being one of the such an able and talented legislator. In leadership on many, many occasions. House leaders in the successful effort the 8 years that Tom has represented TOM, you have been a credit. to -your to kill the proposed Energy Mobiliza- the 14th district of Illinois, he has district and to all Americans, and may tion Board during the 96th Congress. made a number of important achieve- God's grace be with you in all of your In the area of synthetic fuels, Tom ment which are valuable both to his future endeavors.* CORCORAN has been a leader in the district and to the country as a whole. ? Mr. RINALDO. I commend TOM effort to encourage a sensible program TOM has been a consistent fighter CORCORAN of Illinois for his service in of rational synthetic fuels develop- for a number of causes-earning him the U.S. House of Representatives. ment. He has called for an approach the nickname "Tiger Tom," in part be- Tom was one of only two Republican considerably scaled down from the cause of his skillful and effective oppo- candidates for the House to defeat a original 1980 $88 billion program con- sition to the proposed prebilling fi- first-term Democratic incumbent run- templated in the Energy Security Act. nancing package for the Alaska natu- ning for reelection in 1976. Our col- He is especially interested in promot- ral gas pipeline and the anti-Illinois league from Illinois won reelection in ing U.S. synthetic fuels development provisions of the AT&T restructuring his north-central Illinois district with as a means to encourage the use of our bill. He has been a vital asset to the increasingly convincing margins in abundant coal reserves. House Energy and Commerce Commit- 1978, 1980, and 1982. TOM has also been a leader in the tee on which he serves, and has been In addition to his political success in area of utility matters. In 1981, he es- able to balance energy, environmental his reelection efforts, his legislative ac- tablished himself as a innovator in and economic needs through sound complishments are considerable. As a this area by introducing a comprehen- legislative initiatives. The persistent fellow member of the House Energy sive bill to amend the 1935 Public Util- themes of Government accountability, and Commerce Committee, I have wit- ity Holding Company Act. reducing the size of the Federal Gov- nessed first hand his legislative abili- While Tom's major work in connec- ernment and two-way constituent com- ties. Tom left the Government Oper- tion with his membership on the munications have typified the leader- ations Committee at the beginning of Energy and Commerce Committee has - ship style of Tom CORCORAN. his second term in the House to join been in the area of energy, I have seen I know that Tom will be missed as he the Interstate and Foreign Commerce first hand his legislative skills in other leaves the House of Representatives, Committee. During the 96th Congress, areas, notably telecommunications. He but am certain that he will only move he served on the Energy and Power was particularly effective in the full on to better things. I wish he and He- Approved For Release 2008/09/16: CIA-RDP86B00338R000400620001-1 Approved For Release 2008/09/16: CIA-RDP86B00338R000400620001-1 Y V October 1, 1984 ? - *NIGRESSIONAL RECORD - HOL H 10585 forecasts are appropriate in the event ceeding $100' billion, or the generous ommendations have largely been ig- the budget deficits are not adequately retirement system is offsetting a less- nored. The proposals have been direct- reduced soon. There is no shortage of than-generous salary schedule for em- ed at all elements of the system: In- Government activities and programs ployees, or that employees are contrib- crease the salary base period for com- which provide obvious examples for uting a fair share to the system. Those puting benefits from 3 to 5 years; restraining habitual Government arguments comprise a flimsy defense. apply the full COLA only to the first excess, and prominent among them As I noted earlier, the program's un- $10,000 of annuity, a figure equal to are the so-called entitlement programs funded liability exceeds a half trillion the highest annual Social Security which now absorb 40 percent or more dollars. Salaries have reached reasona- benefit, and apply 55 percent of the of the Federal budget. ble levels in most positions. Employee COLA to the remainder above Among the most generous of these contributions now account for only $10,000-COLA's average 33 percent of are the Government retirement pro- about 20 percent of annual pension, the actual cost of living in private grams for civil and for military service. costs. In the most recent year, employ- plans; and increase employee contribu- Costs for each of these retirement pro- ee contributions totaled $4.3 billion tions above the present 7 percent of grams are escalating rapidly, and in while the taxpayers supported these salary. prospect are even sharper increases programs with almost $20 billion. The Social Security reforms of last ahead. They required $20 billion and Annual cost of the retirement pay now year, because they included new Gov- $16 billion, respectively, in taxpayer represents more than 30 percent of ernment employees in the Social Secu- support last year. There presently are payroll, more than double the experi- rity system for the first time, offer an 1.7 million civil service and 1.4 million ence in private employment. opportunity to design a more sensible military retirees in a total of 3.1 mil- The President's Private Sector integrated system for 'the future. I am lion drawing benefits, but projections Survey on Cost Control-Grace Com- not aware of notable progress in this are for another three-quarters of a mission' recently declared that civil design, and in the meantime our new million retirees by the end of the cen- service retirement benefits are three congressional Members are left in tury. A Joint Economic Committee to six times as generous as the average limbo between two systems. Delay study has projected costs exceeding employee's pension in private employ- serves nobody. $80 billion annually by that time. The ment. Surveys indicate that three- Mr. Speaker, reasonable changes can Congressional Research Service esti- fourths of Government retirees even- be made in Government retirement mates that over the next 10 years ex- tually qualify for Social Security bene- programs which will leave us a pro- penditures for civil service retirement fits, as well. Since many of them qual- gram that will remain fair and attrac- benefits will exceed employee contri- ify with minimum entitlement, they tive for employees and defensible butions by $260 billion. Already each also are aided by the benefit bias in- before the taxpayers. Revisions must program bears an unfunded liability in cluded in the Social Security program be made to restore a sensible relation- excess of $500 billion. That's the to help low-income workers. Nearly ship between employee compensation amount committed in benefits to em- half of Government workers retire and retirement benefits. Employee sal- ployees and retirees. before age 60, compared to 7 percent aries have been subject to reasonable Clearly, conditions are alarming and in private employment, and the Grace restraint during the recent period of require response by Congress. Spend- Commission found that only 10 per- restra budget imbalance, but iodire ing as usual will lead to fiscal catastro- cent of workers eligible to retire at age ment benefits have been permitted to phe. - 60 elect to remain in their jobs. The grow virtually unchecked. The result I plan to direct most of this discus- retirement benefits are too attractive has been to give stone incentive to sion to the civil 'service system, but to postpone. from Government rather than similar troublesome conditions exist in The cause for these dire and costly retire because the rewards work because What kthe the military retirement program, as circumstances is not difficult to deter- continue rfrom person- press All of us are familiar with the mine. The extent of benefits provided are of per re- re- press reports of horror stories result- is no longer justifiable to the taxpay- nee wards policy is is that 'gives t kind in greater those who retire than to ing from our lavish retirement sys- ing public as the system has matured. who those who the et a than to tems. There is the former Speaker of The highly favorable ratio of contribu- those said workforce? before, e any serious about the House, whose retirement pension tions to benefits, the annual cost-of- As does ave i d, far exceeds his salary while in office, living adjustments [COLA's] early re- which the h h morale of its ions ab ab employees as well as the present-day salary of tirement provisions, and a narrow the quality ddoes o the or morale of their perform- Members of Congress. Then, the salary base for computing benefits, once. Treasury employee who contributed a combine to produce rewards which are aborate ex- little more than $6,000 to the retire- the envy of nongovernment workers. Congress has spending votprograms ed teed the the elwhom have ment system and has received $142,000 Moreover, this special largesse contrib- produced the dangerous budgetary in retirement benefits to date. An- utes to the low standing of Govern- Congress other former colleague of ours retired ment with the American taxpayers conditions w we in 1973 with an annual pension of 'who are paying the bills. that must Incidentally, face are re Mup to r. facing. Speaker, remedies. - $18,720, which has now grown to Not surprisingly, there are many certain- mply $46,500. He was able to credit his mili- thoughtful Government employees ly It is Government Congress tary service time toward retirement and retirees who agree that the ees do which blame r. condition. Speh must be held is even though drawing a military pen- present provisions of Government re- alone for wnot delay, h l the responsible. more . sion; it's another practice which tirement programs cannot be defended The riult the longer h correction. the de The Government should be halted, and I've introduced a or sustained. They counsel change cult en- system is one of the key en bill (H.R. 6116) for that purpose. The before there is an overwhelming Office of Personnel Management has public reaction. Some among them titlement programs demanding correc- estimated that more than 100,000 civil have organized as the National Com- tion. If we cannot rehabilitate one of service retirees are drawing annual re- mittee on Public Employee Pension our own employee programs, how can tirement benefits which exceed their Systems [PEPS] to advocate rational we presume to legislate solutions for salary at retirement. A Joint Economic change now, and they support many others. Our goal should be a program Committee study revealed that Gover- reasonable revisions. that is fair and responsible to employ- ment retirees were receiving more in,,. The administration has proposed a ees, the Government and the taxpay- retirement benefits than all the re- wide range of revisions to this Con- ers. tired workers in the private sector. gress to place the Government retire- Everyone agrees that 1985 is the wa- Leaders of public employee unions ment programs on a fair and reasona- tershed period for acting on these are quick to defend the current system ble basis, but still reduce costs and issues. I hope Congress will join wth with arguments that the retirement help trim the budget deficit. A few the administration in restoring this trust fund currently has a balance ex- changes have been made, but the rec- and similarly troubled programs to a Approved For Release 2008/09/16: CIA-RDP86B00338R000400620001-1 IH[ 20586 NOR]ESSIONAL RECORD - HOU19 reasonable, equitable and financially sustainable basis. It would be a strong step toward improving the Govern- ment's fiscal condition and citizen con- fidence in our ability to govern. Both are badly needed. ^ 2110 In closing, Mr. Speaker, let me say that we do not serve the cause of Fed- eral employees any more than we serve good Government by failing to correct the imbalances and inequities in the Federal pension system. Exces- sive abuses unheeded lead to an excess of zeal when reform comes. We serve no one by letting a ticking timebomb blow up in our faces when we have the capacity to disarm it but lack the cour- The SPEAKER pro tempore. Under a previous order of the House, the gen- tleman from Pennsylvania [Mr. WALKER] is recognized for 60 minutes. (Mr. WALKER addressed the House. His remarks will appear hereafter in the Extensions of Remarks.] The SPEAKER pro tempore. Under a previous order of the House, the gen- tleman from Minnesota [Mr. WEBER] [Mr. WEBER addressed the House. Iis remarks will appear hereafter in he Extensions of Remarks.] CONFERENCE REPORT ON S. 905 Mr. BROOKS submitted the follow- ing conference report and statement on the 1,111 (S 9 05 . ) to establish the Na- tional Archives and Records Adminis- tration as an independent agency: COMIERENCE REPORT (H. REPT. No. 98-1124) The committee of conference on the dis- agreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendments of the House to the bill (S. 905) to establish the National Archives and Records Administration as an independent agency, having met, after full and free con- ference, have agreed to recommend and do recommend to their respective Houses as follows: That the Senate recede from its disagree- ment to the amendment of the House to the text of the bill and agree to the same with an amendment as follows: In lieu of the matter proposed to be in. serted by the House amendment insert the following: That this Act may be cited as the "National Archives and Records Administration Act of 1984'. TITLE I-ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INDE- PENDENT NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION ESTABLISHMENT SEC. 101. Section 2102 of title 44, United States Code, is amended to read as follows: "02102. Establishment "There shall be an independent establish- ment in the executive branch of the Govern- ment to be known as the National Archives and Records Administration. The Adminis- tration shall be administered under the su- pervision and direction of the Archivist". OR CJAN/ ZATION AND GENERAL AUTHORITY while engaged to the performance of their "2104. Administrative provisions. SEC. 102. (a) Chapter 21 of title 44, United duties in conducting investigations, to ad- "2105. Personnel and services. States Code, is amended- minister oaths. "2106. Reports to Congress. Approved For Release 2008/09/16: CIA-RDP86B00338R000400620001-1 Approved For Release 2008/09/16: CIA-RDP86B00338R000400620001-1 (1) by redesignating sections 2103 through 2114 as sections 2107 through 2118, respec- tively, and (2) by inserting after section 2102 the fol- lowing new sections: 'T2103. Officers ` (a) The Archivist of the United States shall be appointed by the President by and with the-advice and consent of the Senate. The Archivist shall be appointed without regard to political affiliations and solely on the basis of the professional qualifications required to perforn the duties and responsi- bilities of the office of Archivist. The Archi- vist may be removed from office by the President The President shall communicate the reasons for any such removal to each House of the Congress. "(b) The Archivist shall be compensated at the rate provided for level III of the Execu- tive Schedule under section 5314 of title 5. "(c) There shall be in the Administration a Deputy Archivist of the United States, who shall be appointed by and who shall serve at the pleasure of the Archivist The Deputy Ar- chivist shall be established as a career re- served position in the Senior Executive Service within the meaning of section 3132(a)(8) of title 5. The Deputy Archivist shall perform such functions as the Archi- vist shall designate. During any absence or disability of the Archivist, the Deputy Archi- vist shall act as Archivist In the event of a vacancy in the office of the Archivist, the Deputy Archivist shall act as Archivist until an Archivist is appointed under subsection (a). "02104. Administrative provisions "(a) The Archivist shall prescribe such reg. ulations as the Archivist deems necessary to effectuate the functions of the Archivist, and the head of each executive agency shall cause to be issued such orders and directives as such agency head deems necessary to carry out such regulations. IN Except as otherwise expressly provid- ed by law, the Archivist may delegate any of the functions of the Archivist to such offi- cers and employees of the Administration as the Archivist may designate, and may au- thorize such successive redelegations of such functions as the Archivist may deem to be necessary or appropriate. A delegation of functions by the Archivist shall not relieve the Archivist of responsibility for the admin- istration of such functions. _"(c) The Archivist may organize the Ad- ministration as the Archivist finds neces- sary or appropriate. ."(d) The Archivist is authorized to estab- lish, maintain, alter, or discontinue such re- gional, local, or other field offices as the Ar- chivist finds necessary or appropriate to perform the functions of the Archivist or the Administration. "(e) The Archivist shall cause a seal of office to be made for the Administration of such design as the Archivist shall approve Judicial notice shall be taken of such seal. "(f) The Archivist may establish advisory committees to provide advice with re e t t sp c o istration. Members of any such committee "(4) 'Administration' means the National shall serve without compensation but shall Archives and Records Administration estab- 2102 of this title. be entitled to transportation expenses and Iis under section per diem in lieu of subsistence in accord- (c)( c)(1) The table of sect sections for chapter 21 ance with section 5703-of title 5. of title 44, United States Code, is amended "(g) The Archivist shall advise and consult to read as follows. with interested Federal agencies with a view "CHAPTER 21-NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND to obtaining their advice and assistance in RECORDS ADMINISTRATION carrying out the purposes of this chapter. `Sec. "(h) If authorized by the Archivist, officers "2101. Definitions. and employees of the Administration having "2102. Establishment October 1, 1984 "02105. Personnel and services "(a) The Archivist is authorized to select, appoint, employ, and fix the compensation of such officers and employees, pursuant to part III of title 5, as are necessary to per- form the functions of the Archivist and the Administration. "(b) The Archivist is authorized to obtain the services of experts and consultants under section 3109 of title 5. "(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 973 of title 10 or any other provision of law, the Archivist, in carrying out the functions of the Archivist or the Administra- tion, is authorized to utilize in the Adminis- tration the services of officials, officers, and other personnel in other Federal agencies, including personnel of the armed services, with the consent of the head of the agency concerned. "(d) Notwithstanding section 1342 of title 31, United States Code, the Archivist is au- thorized to accept and utilize voluntary and uncompensated services. "02106. Reports to Congress "The Archivist shall submit to the Con- gress, in January of each year and at such other times as the Archivist finds appropri- ate, a report concerning the administration of functions of the Archivist, the Adminis- tration, the National Historical Publica- tions and Records Commission, and the Na- tional Archives Trust Fund. Such report shall describe- "(f) program administration and expendi- tures of funds, both appropriated and non- appropriated, by the Administration, the Commission, and the Trust Fund Board; , "(2) research projects and publications un- dertaken by Commission grantees, and by Trust Fund grantees, including detailed in- formation concerning the receipt and use of all appropriated and nonappropriiated funds; "(3) by account, the moneys, securities, and other personal property received and held by the National Archives Trust Fund Board, and of its operations, including a listing of the purposes for which funds are transferred to the National Archives and Records Administration for expenditure to other Federal agencies; and "(4) the matters specified in section 2904(c)(8) of this title.': (b) Section 2101 of title 44, United States Code, is amended- (1) by designating the two indented para- graphs as paragraphs (1) and (2),'respective- ly; (2) by striking out "sections 2103-2113 of this title" in the matter preceding the first such paragraph and inserting in lieu thereof "this chapter'; (3) by striking out the period at the end and inserting in lieu thereof a semicolon; and (4) by adding at the end thereof the follow- ing new paragraphs: "(3) 'Archivist' means the Archivist of, the United States appointed under section 2103