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OVERSIGHT HEARINGS ON THE FEDERAL
EMPLOYEES' COMPENSATION ACT

Part 1

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON COMPENSATION,

HEALTH AND SAFETY

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NINETY-FIFTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

94-539 O

HEARINGS HELD IN WASHINGTON, D.C., MAY 26;
JUNE 7, 8, 13, 27; JULY 18, AND 19, 1977

Printed for the use of the Committee on Education and Labor
Carl D. Perkins, Chairman

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON: 1978

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR

CARL D. PERKINS, Kentucky, Chairman

FRANK THOMPSON, JR., New Jersey
JOHN H. DENT, Pennsylvania
JOHN BRADEMAS, Indiana
AUGUSTUS F. HAWKINS, California
WILLIAM D. FORD, Michigan
PHILLIP BURTON, California
JOSEPH M. GAYDOS, Pennsylvania
WILLIAM "BILL" CLAY, Missouri
MARIO BIAGGI, New York
IKE ANDREWS, North Carolina
MICHAEL T. BLOUIN, Iowa
ROBERT J. CORNELL, Wisconsin
PAUL SIMON, Illinois

EDWARD P. BEARD, Rhode Island
LEO C. ZEFERETTI, New York
GEORGE MILLER, California
RONALD M. MOTTL, Ohio

MICHAEL O. MYERS, Pennsylvania
AUSTIN J. MURPHY, Pennsylvania
JOSEPH A. LE FANTE, New Jersey

TED WEISS, New York

CEC HEFTEL, Hawaii

BALTASAR CORRADA, Puerto Rico

DALE E. KILDEE, Michigan

ALBERT H. QUIE, Minnesota
JOHN M. ASHBROOK, Ohio
JOHN N. ERLENBORN, Illinois
RONALD A. SARASIN, Connecticut
JOHN BUCHANAN, Alabama
JAMES M. JEFFORDS, Vermont
LARRY PRESSLER, South Dakota
WILLIAM F. GOODLING, Pennsylvania

BUD SHUSTER, Pennsylvania
SHIRLEY N. PETTIS, California
CARL D. PURSELL, Michigan
MICKEY EDWARDS, Oklahoma

SUBCOMMITTEE ON COMPENSATION, HEALTH AND SAFETY
JOSEPH M. GAYDOS, Pennsylvania, Chairman

JOHN H. DENT, Pennsylvania
AUSTIN J. MURPHY, Pennsylvania
ROBERT J. CORNELL, Wisconsin
LEO C. ZEFERETTI, New York
JOSEPH A. LE FANTE, New Jersey
MICHAEL O. MYERS, Pennsylvania
GEORGE MILLER, California
CARL D. PERKINS, Kentucky

Ex Officio

RONALD A. SARASIN, Connecticut
JOHN BUCHANAN, Alabama
BUD SHUSTER, Pennsylvania
ALBERT H. QUIE, Minnesota
Ex Officio

(II)

CONTENTS

Blaylock, Kenneth T., national president, American Federation of Govern-

ment Employees, accompanied by James H. Lynch, Jr., legislative direc-

tor; and Tollie Vann, Jr., labor-management specialist.

Conway, James V. P., Senior Assistant Postmaster General, Employee and
Labor Relations, U.S. Postal Service, accompanied by John Gentile,
Assistant Director of Finance, U.S. Postal Service

Duncan, Hon. John J., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Tennessee

Emily, Elmo E., chief, health resource development staff, Tennessee Valley

Authority, Chattanooga, Tenn., accompanied by Christopher Eckl, assist-

ant Washington representative, TVA.

Fisher, Hon. Joseph L., a Representative in Congress from the State of
Virginia.....

Geller, Irving, general counsel, National Federation of Federal Employees..
Harris, II, Hon. Herbert E., a Representative in Congress from the State of
Virginia, accompanied by Darlene R. Snider, Susan D. Patton, and
Clarence S. Evans.....

Long, Hon. Clarence D., a Representative in Congress from the State of
Maryland, accompanied by Jean O'Neil, special projects director......

McCart, John A., executive director, Public Employee Department,

AFL-CIO

Smith, James L., director, Industrial Relations, Charleston Naval Ship-

yard, Charleston, S.C., accompanied by Edward B. Condon, head, Em-

ployee Service Division, Charleston Naval Shipyard; Larry Hackler,

safety director; and Carla A. Bass, personnel clerk, Norfolk Naval

Shipyard, Norfolk, Va

Swatek, Phillip M., regional director, Federal Aviation Administration,
Atlanta, Ga., accompanied by Richard Butler, regional flight surgeon;
Alexander Faison, assistant chief, Personnel and Management Division;
and Albert B. Randall, Chief Counsel's Office, Washington, D.C....

Vacca, J. Joseph, president, National Association of Letter Carriers, AFL-

CIO, accompanied by Tony R. Huerta, executive vice president; Fred

Gadotti, assistant director, NALC Health Benefits Plan; and Jerome R.

Waldie, legislative assistant

Whitehurst, Hon. G. William, a Representative in Congress from the State

of Virginia, accompanied by Donna Wooten, case worker, Office of

Congressman Whitehurst

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