Hearings Before Subcommittee of House Committee on Appropriations, Consisting of Messrs. Gillett, Tawney, Walter I. Smith, Graff, Livingston, Burleson, and Bowers Concerning Message of the President on Grades and Salaries in the Executive

Hearings Before Subcommittee of House Committee on Appropriations, Consisting of Messrs. Gillett, Tawney, Walter I. Smith, Graff, Livingston, Burleson, and Bowers Concerning Message of the President on Grades and Salaries in the Executive

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...Mr. Tawney. It would, if they had the money. Mr. Holcombe. We would not have the money in the aggregate. Mr. Bowers. Suppose we appropriated for 60 senior clerks at $118,800. Would not that be exactly the equivalent of saying "20 at $2,100, 20 at $1,980, and 20 at $1,860," because that would be the only way you could divide that money up among so many clerks? Mr. Burleson. If they did divide it that way. That is the point. Do you propose to require them to have 60? Mr. Bowers. I should say so. Mr. Tawney. We leave it, then, discretionary with the Department, within the appropriation, to appoint as many senior clerks as they see fit. The provision is a mere authorization to them to appoint 60 clerks if they want to, and they can use that money; but if they appoint only 40 clerks, they can give those 40 clerks a salary that will use up all the money that we appropriated for the 60, if they want to. Mr. Bowers. That could be met by a rider to the effect that if a less number than 60 clerks were actually used by them, they would only be entitled to a proportionate part of the appropriation. Mr. Tawney. Suppose we passed this bill now, say, at this session of Congress, and we provided for 60 senior clerks, 10 of grade A, and 10 of grade B, and 10 of grade C, and 10 of grade D, and 10 of grade E, and 10 of grade F. We do that by means of adding up the grades, senior grades, and grades A, B, C, D, E, and F, and fix the salary of each one. When they make the estimate they will have to estimate the number they would want in the next fiscal year for each grade. We would not do anything with the salaries then, because the salaries would be fixed by law, and the estimates would then be "for so many clerks of grade A," and "so many...show more

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