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                                                             LMI14477
               U.S. General Accounting Office
                      Washington, D.C.


                                    FOR RELEASE ON DELIVERY
                                    Wednesday, February 18, 1981


                        STATEMENT OF
                        ELMER B. STAATS
          COMPTROLLER GENERAL OF THE UNITED ST.ATES

                         BEFORE THE
                                                           114477
      *     QUADRENNIAL PAY COMMISSION TASK FORCE
                           OF THE

         COMMITTEE ON POST OFFICE AND CIVIL SERVICE
 *         UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES .

                             ON

           FJ ECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COMMISSION ON
        EXECUTIVE, LEGISLATIVE, AND JUDICIAL SALARIE.


Mr. Chairman:

     I am pleased to present my views on the recommendations

of the Commission on Executive, Legislative, and Judicial

Salaries.

     Having served as the Comptroller General for 15 years,

I have come to recognize that one of the most serious prob-

lems facing the Government today is the inadequate salary

levels for top Federal officials and their depressing effect

on the pay rates for the entire Federal management structure.

I'recognize-'that we are facing difficult economic times and

that we will all be making financial sacrifices. I also rec-

ognize that Members of the Congress may be hesitant to support

salary increases because of these circumstances. We must

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