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Audit of a Grant to West Virginia Institute of Technology

Published by the Government Accountability Office on 1971-08-17.

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                      P u r s u a n t t o y o u r - r e a u a t of May 13, 1971, and s u b s e q u e n t d i s c u s s i o n s
             w i t h you, w e are e n c l o s i n g a r e p o r t on o u r f i n a n c i a l a u d i t of t h e O f -
             f i c e of Economic O p p o r t u n i t y g r a n t t o t h e Tech Foundation o f t h e West
             V T i n i a I n s t i t u t e of Technology t o o p e r a t e a l e g a l services program i n
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             t h e Appalachian r e g i o n of West V i r g i n i a and Kentucky. The f o u n d a t i o n
             d e l e g a t e d t h e o p e r a t i o n of t h e program t o t h e Appalachian Research and
             Defense Fund, I n c . , a West V i r g i n i a n o n p r o f i t c o r p o r a t i o n .

                       Our a u d i t , on a t e s t b a s i s , of t h e Appalachian Fund's f i n a n c i a l
             t r a n s a c t i o n s and i n t e r n a l c o n t r o l s f o r t h e p e r i o d August 1, 1970, t o
             A p r i l 30, 1 9 7 1 , r e v e a l e d some d e v i a t i o n s from O f f i c e of Economic Oppor-
             t u n i t y p o l i c i e s and i n s t r u c t i o n s . The d e v i a t i o n s n o t e d i n c l u d e d t h e
         *   making of p a y r o l l d i s b u r s e m e n t s b e f o r e t h e p r e p a r a t i o n of t h e s u p p o r t i n g
             documents, i n c o m p l e t e p e r s o n n e l r e c o r d s , t r a v e l e x p e n d i t u r e s n o t a d e q u a t e l y
             documented, nonadherence t o r e q u i r e m e n t s r e l a t i n g t o a c t u a l s u b s i s t e n c e
             expenses of travelers, smaller non-Federal c o n t r i b u t i o n s t o program ex-
             p e n d i t u r e s t h a n r e q u i r e d , and r e t e n t i o n of g r a n t f u n d s i n e x c e s s of n e e d s .

                      We b r o u g h t t h e s e d e v i a t i o n s t o t h e a t t e n t i o n of Appalachian Fund
             o f f i c i a l s who t o o k o r were p l a n n i n g t o t a k e c o r r e c t i v e a c t i o n .

                       The Appalachian Fund's a c c o u n t i n g r e c o r d s f o r t h e l e g a l services pro-
             gram a r e n o t d e s i g n e d t o a c c u m u l a t e c o s t s by e a c h l e g a l case h a n d l e d , and
             summary r e c o r d s were n o t m a i n t a i n e d t o show a l l l e g a l cases h a n d l e d . Con-
             s e q u e n t l y , i t w a s n o t p o s s i b l e t o o b t a i n a l i s t i n g of a l l cases under t h e
             program w i t h o u t t h e e x p e n d i t u r e of c o n s i d e r a b l e a u d i t t i m e nor c o u l d w e
             o b t a i n a breakdown of t h e expenses i n v o l v e d i n e a c h case.

                       W e were a b l e , however, t o o b t a i n examples of major program cases and
             a c t i v i t i e s u n d e r t a k e n by t h e Appalachian Fund's C h a r l e s t o n o f f i c e and a
             l i s t i n g of t h e program's e x p e n d i t u r e s f o r t h e p e r i o d August 1, 1970, t o
             A p r i l 30, 1971. T h i s i n f o r m a t i o n i s p r o v i d e d i n a p p e n d i x e s I and I1 of
             t h e enclosed r e p o r t .

                      A s p r e v i o u s l y a g r e e d w i t h you, w e h a v e i n i t i a t e d a n e v a l u a t i o n of
             t h e r e s u l t s of t h e o p e r a t i o n s of t h e l e g a l services program a s s i s t e d by t h i s
             g r a n t and w i l l r e p o r t t o you s e p a r a t e l y on t h e r e s u l t s of o u r e v a l u a t i o n .




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                       We p l a n t o make no f u r t h e r d i s t r i b u t i o n of t h i s r e p o r t u n l e s s c o p i e s
                  are s p e c i f i c a l l y r e q u e s t e d , and then w e s h a l l nake d i s t r i b u t i o n o n l y a f t e r
                  your agreement h a s been o b t a i n e d o r p u b l i c announcement h a s been made by
                  you concerning t h e c o n t e n t s of t h e r e p o r t .

                                                                                    Sincerely yours,




                                                                                    Comptroller General
                                                                                    of t h e United States

                  Enclosures       -   3


                  The Honorable Carl D. P e r k i n s
                  House of R e p r e s e n t a t i v e s




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            GENERAL ACCOUNTING QFFICE AUDIT OF

        THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY GRANT TO

         THE TECH FOUNDATION OF THE WEST VIRGINIA
                  INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

                       INTRODUCTION
     Pursuant to a congressional request dated May 13, 1971,
we audited the records pertaining to a grant to the Tech
Foundation of the West Virginia Institute of Technology for
operation of a legal services program in the Appalachian
region of West Virginia and Kentucky. The grant of $476,101
was made under section 222 of the Economic Opportunity Act
of 1964, as amended (42 U.S.C. 28091, by the Office of Eco-
nomic Opportunity (OEO) for the period August 1, 1970, to
October 31, 1971. The foundation delegated the operation
of the legal services program to the Appalachian Research
and Defense F'und, Inc., a West Virginia nonprofit corpora-
tion. The Appalachian Fund maintains law offices in Charles-
ton, West Virginia, and Prestonsburg and Barbourville, k n -
tucky .
     The audit was made during June 1971 at the Charleston,
West Virginia, office of the Applachian Fund and OEO head-
quarters in Washington, D.C., and was directed toward deter-
mining whether the grant funds were being expended in ac-
cordance with the financial conditions of the grant and
with applicable OEO policies and instructions. The audit
included obtaining information on the (1) legal cases
handled under the program, (2) salary costs for some of the
cases, and ( 3 ) program's expenditures.
     We reviewed applicable legislation, OEO policies and
instructions, and the grant agreement. We also interviewed
officials of the foundation, the Appalachian Fund, and OEO.
     Our audit of the records of the Appalachian Fund in-
cluded a test of fianacial transactions for the period Au-
gust 1, 1970, to April 30, 1971. Financial transactions
tested amounted t o about $50,000 of the $225,000 expended
during the 9-month period ended April 30, 1971.

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     The scope of the audit reported on herein did not in-
clude an evaluation of the activities of fne Appalachian
Fund to determine whether they were being carried out in
accordance with objectives of the authorizing legislation
and with QEQ policies. A s requested, we presently are
making this determination and plan to report separately on
our findings.
     Although the officials of QEQ, the foundation, and the
Appalachian F'und have not been given an opportunity to exam-
ine and comment formally on this report, the findings were
discussed with representatives of the foundation and the Ap-
palachian Fund.
     The Appalachian Research and Defense Fund, Inc., was
chartered under West Virginia law on December 29, 1969. Its
declared purpose was to restore self-government to the peo-
ple of the Appalachian Mountain area through the development
and conservation of the area's resources for the common ben-
efit of all the people. The purpose of the OEO grant was to:
     1. Provide legal services on issues o r matters of com-
        mon concern to eligible individuals or groups of
        individuals in the designated service area.
     2 . Serve a bistate area.

     3 . Enhance existing legal services efforts in the area
        by research and litigation support.
     4 . Carry out education and training and disseminate in-
        formation through professional journals and appropri-
        ate media.
     5. Employ an interdisciplinary approach and draw on the
        resources of educational institutions to develop
        solutions to sophisticated legal problems.
     OEO's grant to the foundation requires the grantee to
arrange f o r an audit to be conducted by an independent ac-
countant, the results of which are to be available before
August 1971, to ensure that the accounting system and re-
lated internal controls are operating effectively, that ade-
quate records are being maintained, and that general and

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s p e c i a l g r a n t c o n t r o l s are being complied with. The execu-
t i v e d i r e c t o r o f t h e foundation informed us i n June 1971
t h a t he w a s making arrangements to have the a u d i t performed.




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                         FINDINGS
AUDIT RESULTS

     Our examination of financial transactions and internal
controls revealed some deviations from OEO policies and in-
structions, which are discussed below.
Personnel matters

     OEO instructions require grantees to maintain (I) time
and attendance records to substantiate payroll costs, ( 2 )
complete personnel records, and ( 3 ) leave records for each
employee showing balances available for annual, sick, and
other types of leave.
     Our review showed that the Appalachian Fund was paying
its employees on a semimonthly basis but was requiring time
and attendance records to be submitted on a monthly basis by
the 10th day of the following month. As a result, payroll
disbursements were made prior to the preparation of support-
ing time and attendance records.
     An examination of the personnel folders of  18 employees
employed by the Appalachian Fund during March and April 1971
showed that information required by OEO on prior salaries
was not on file in the personnel folders for three employees,
all attorneys, who were paid salaries in excess of $5,000
annually, Prior salary information is needed to determine
adherence to the OEO requirement that starting salaries of
new employees paid over $5,000 annually be limited to an in-
crease of 20 percent over their prior salary or $2,500,
whichever is lower. The lack of information in the personnel
folders was caused, in part, by the fact that the three at-
torneys had been employed by the Appalachian F’und prior to
the award of the OEO grant.
     We discussed the salaries paid to the three attorneys
with an OEO official who informed us that the salaries paid
were not excessive considering the skills of the attorneys
and the location of employment.
     Appalachian Fund records did not show current balances
of employees’ annual, sick, and other types of leave because


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the records had not been posted after April 15, 1971. In
addition, five employees had used up to 6 days of unearned
leave ~ i t h ~ uwritten
                  t      authorizations for advances of such
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     Appalachian m d officials stated that, under a re-
cently implemented revised payroll procedure, paychecks
would be issued only after time and attendance records had
been prepared and that forms were being designed to ade-
quately document personnel actions and to control leave.
Travel expenses
     OEO instructions require full documentation of all
travel expenses and adherence by the grantees to the "Stan-
dardized Government Travel Regulations,"
      Our examination of travel expenditures of about $7,600--
selected from the total travel expenditures of $17,000 for
the period August 1, 1970, to April 30, 1971--showed that
payments for travel were not authorized in advance as re-
quired and that travel expense claims paid did not contain
all the supporting information required, such as purpose of
the travel, details of points visited and of expenditures,
and departure and arrival times. This situatlon was caused,
in part, by the fact that reimbursements by the Appalachian
F b d for travel expenses were not made on the basis of cer-
tain travel authorization and expense foms prescribed by
OEOI




     We also found that the Appalachian Fkmd had not followed
certain requirements of the regulations relating to the au-
thorizatfon and approval for travel to be claimed on an ac-
tual subsistence expense basis. The regulations permit sub-
sistence expenses to be paid on the basis of a per diem rate
of up to $25 or actual subsistence expenses of up to $40 for
domestic travel, The regulations require, however, that
travel on an actual subsistence expense basis be restricted
to those travel assignments where subsistence c o s t s are 1 ~ 1 -
usually high and that conditions be prescribed under which
reimbursements may be authorized or approved €or actual sub-
sistence expenses of a traveler.




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      The Appalachian Fund m d e travel reimbursements to all
 travelers on the basis of their actual subsistence expenses
 and had not prescribed conditions restricting travel on an
 actual subsistence expense basis as required by the regula-
 tions. Because the travel claims did not show the departure
 and arrival times which affected per diem computations, we
 were unable to determine whether reimbursements €or actual
 subsistence expenses exceeded the amount allowable under the
 regulations on a per diem basis of $25.

       Not all of the $7,600 in travel costs examined by us
  represented reimbursements made for subsistence costs.
  Travel costs of about $3,500 were incurred for both the
  transportation and subsistence expenses of persons being
  trained by the Appalachian Fund for handling black lung
  problems in their local comunities. The subsistence ex-
  penses of these persons were paid on the basis of $ 4 a night
  for lodging and the actual cost of meals. Of the remaining
  $4,100, about $600 was for reimbursing employees for their
. subsistence costs and the balance was for transportation
  costs.

      Appalachian Fund officials stated that they were not
 aware of the OEO requirement that the ttStandardizedGovern-
 ment Travel Regulationst1be followed. They stated that they
 would adopt the regulations’ per diem rate and the proper
 forms.
 Non-Federal contributions

      OEO requires grantees to provide a specified percentage
 of total project costs either in cash o r in-kind contribu-
 tions and to maintain this percentage relationship between
 expenditures of non-Federal contributions and Federal grant
 funds during the entire period of the grant. The rate of
 non-Federal contributions for the foundation’s legal services
 program is 20 percent of the program costs.

      The records show that, to .April 30, 1971, Federal funds
 expended accounted for 87 percent of the Appalachian Fund
 program expenditures. Appalachian Fund officials stated
 that they did not realize that the 80- to 20-percent expen-
 diture ratio was to be maintained during the entire period of
 the grant. They noted, however, that the Appalachian

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Fund had received sufficient non-Federal contributions to
April 30, 1971, to satisfy the 20-percent matching require-
ment of the grant. Appalachian Fund officials stated also
that they planned to sponsor educational programs with these
funds during the remaining period of the grant.

Cash position
     Our review showed that the Appalachian Fwd's cash bal-
ances of OEO grant funds were in excess of program needs,
From September 1970, when the Appalachian k i d first re-
ceived grant funds through April 1971, ending monthly cash
balances averaged $56,410 and monthly program expenditures
averaged $22,930. At times, cash balances of grant funds
mounted to as much as $86,500.
     By maintaining cash balances of Federal grant funds in
an mount not in excess of current needs of a grantee, in-
terest costs to the Government are minimized. During a ge-
riod that a grantee maintains cash balances in excess of
needs, the excess funds, if available to the Government,
could be used in meeting the Government's obligations or in
reducing its need for borrowings, which would result in re-
duced interest costs.
     Appalachian Fund officials stated they would estimate
the Appalachian Fund's cash needs on a monthly basis and
would request funds from the foundation accordingly. Foun-
dation officials stated that they would draw funds only on
the basis of requests from the Appalachian Fund,




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OTHER MATTERS OF PARTICULAR INTEREST

     With regard to the reqvest f o r (1) a list of cases in-
volving the expenditure of funds, (2) a complete breakdown
of all expenses in each case handled under the OEO-financed
program up to the time of our audit, and ( 3 ) information on
the program's expenditures, our audit showed that the ac-
counting records of the Appalachian Fund were not designed
to accumulate costs by each legal case handled and that OEO
did not require such accounting. In addition, the Appala-
chian Fund did not maintain summary records showing all
legal cases in which it had been involved. Consequently,
it was not possible to obtain a listing of all cases handled
by the Appalachian Fund without the expenditure of consider-
able audit time nor could we obtain a breakdown of the ex-
penses involved in each case.
     The director of the Appalachian Fund estimated the num-
ber and type of cases handled by the Appalachian Fund be-
tween August l, 1970, and June 9, 1971, as follows:
                                    Number
                   XYB             of cases

                Welfare                  300
                Environment              267
                Health                   150
                Consumer                  75
                Housing                   50
                Juvenile                  15
                Criminal                  10
                Domestic                   8
                Other                    125

                    Total              1,000

     With regard to the 10 criminal cases listed above, the
director of the Appalachian Fund stated that, prior to the
award of the OEO grant in August 1970 and for a short while
thereafter, local court officials assigned criminal cases to
the Appalachian Fund's attorneys for representation. He
stated also (1) that criminal cases were handled by the Ap-
palachian Fund's attorneys until the Appalachian Fund con-
vinced court officials that conditions surrounding the

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award of the grant precluded its attorneys from handling
such cases without approval of the Director of OEO and
(2) that the Appalachian Fund's attorneys were no longer
handling criminal cases.
     Quarterly narrative reports submitted by the Appala-
chian Fund to OEO on its Charleston office contain a sum-
mary of the program's accomplishments and a brief descrip-
tion of major program cases and activities undertaken by
attorneys in that office. Estimates of the time that the
attorneys spent on each case are also shown in the reports.
      At the time of our review, the quarterly reports sub-
mitted to OEO did not contain information on the accomplish-
ments, cases, and activities undertaken by the Appalachian
Fund's Kentucky law offices because this information had
not been submitted by these offices to the Appalachian
F'und's Charleston office. The director of the Appalachian
Fund informed us that he would have the Kentucky offices
submit this information for inclusion in future quarterly
reports.
     Appendix I contains examples of major program cases
and activities of the Charleston office of the Appalachian
Fund as reported in the quarterly reports for the period
August 1, 1970, to April 30, 1971, and our estimate of the
salary costs f o r the assigned attorneys. The Appalachian
Fund indirect costs were not allocated by us to the cases
and activities because the program cases and activities
contained in the quarterly narrative reports were incom-
plete.
     Appendix I1 is a listing of the Appalachian Fund's ap-
proved grant budget and the cumulative expenditures through
April 30, 1971.
     Appendix 111 is an analysis of the Appalachian F'und*s
Federal expenditures for the period August I, 1970, to
April 30, 1971.




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AI,PENDIXES




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                                                                                       APPENDIX I
                                 APPALACHIAN RESEARCH AND DEFENSE FUND
                                   LISTING OF APPROVED GRANT BUDGET
                                       AND EXPENDITURES INCURRED
                                        THROUGH APRIL 30, 1971

                                         Approved grant budget              Expenditures of
                                          8-1-70 to 10-31-71               8-1-70 to 4-30-71
        Expense categorx            Federal funds Non-Federal funds Federal funds Non-Federal funds
SALARIES AND WAGES:
    Director                             $   23,125                      $ 18,229
    Administrative director                  15,625                       10,250
    Senior attorneys                         63,750                       26,042
    Staff attorneys                          75,000                       37,965
    Law students                              8,750
    Law professors                            3;750                         -
    Community aides                          41,250                          667
    Secretaries                              52,200                       22,676
    Business manager                         10,000                        5,400
FRINGE BENEFITS                              23,476                       10,998
CONSULTANT AND CONTRACT SERVICES              9,200                          533
TRAVEL:
    Local                                    22,000                       14,600
    Conferences and out of state              5,000                        1,934
    Board                                     1,250                          463
SPACE COSTS AND RENTALS:
    Office rent                              12,500                        7,572
    Renovations                               2,500                        2,81ga
    Utilities                                 5,850                          755
    Insurance                                 1,250                           89
POSTAGE AND OFFICE SUPPLIES                  10,625                        4,510
RENTAL, LEASE, AND PURCHASE OF
  EQUIPMENT:
    Office equipment       .                 17,000                        2 ,533
    Xerox and supplies                        3,750                        2,415
OTHER COSTS:
   Professional liability in-
     surance                                  1,250                            85
   Telephone                                 15,000                       17,39Za
   Library and subscription                  12,500                        5,467
   Filing fees and court costs                9,400                        2 ,376
   Licenses, dues, notary seal                  600                            66
   Audit costs                                1,500                         -
   Administrative c o s t s of sponsor       28,000                          -
NON-FEDERAL SHARE:
    Volunteer attorneys                                      $ 36,800                          $   2,787
    Volunteer law faculty                                     16,000                               -
    Volunteer professional
      counsel                                                  16,000                              3,628
    Volunteer law students                                      5,000                              2,752
    Summer students                                             6,000                                515
    Lay volunteers                                              1,600                              5,192
    Donation--W. Va. University
      space                                                    10,000                               -
    Donation--spaceby churches                                  5,000                               -
    Donation--law books and
      materials                                                 3,500                              5,459
    Radio, TV, newspaper, educa-
      tion and advertisement
      service                                                   3,000
    Donation--equipment                                         6,000                              3,006
    Cash donation                                              11,000                              5,474
        Total                            $476,101            $119,900    $i95,a46              $28,813
       Total Federal and non-
         Federal expenditures                     $596,001                          $224,659
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 Although the amount of telephone and renovation expenditures as of April 30, 1971, exceeded
 the amount budgeted by $2,392 and $319,respectively,OEO instructions allow grantees to switch
 funds without OEO approval within these cost categories if, among other things, program objec-
 tives are not adversely affected.


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APPENDIX I1

                             APPALACHIAN RESEARCH AND DEFENSE FUND

                EXAMPLES OF MAJOR CASES AND ACTIVITIES REPORTED BY THE

                                             CHARLESTON OFFICE

                               AND ESTIMATED ATTORNEY SALARY COSTS

                    FOR THE PERIOD AUGUST 1, 1970, TO APRIL 3 0 , 1971


                                                                                     Estimated c o s t s
                                                                                  f o r attorneys' t i m e

COAL MINE ISSUES:
    Black Lung cases and research                                                         $5,958
    Consolidated Coal e t al. v. Association of Disabled
      Miners 6 Widows, Inc. , and A l l i e d Chemical v, As-
      s o c i a t i o n of Disabled Miners & Widows ( a l l e g e d
      p i c k e t i n g of mines)                                                          2,043
    Pension and Black Lung a p p l i c a t i o n s of miners and
      widows                                                                               1,268
    Blankenship v. Boyle ( a l l e g e d mismanagement of pen-
      sion t r u s t funds)                                                                   300

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES:
    Counciled Cheat River Conservancy, Inc., concerning
      Rowlesburg Reservoir P r o j e c t of t h e U.S. Corps of
      Engineers                                                                            2,458
    Hagedorn v. Union Carbide (alleged a i r p o l l u t i o n )                           1,472
    Cabin Creek C l e a n Water Association v. Carbon Fuel
      Products ( a l l e g e d p o l l u t i o n of Cabin Creek)                           1,412
    Hutton v. Union Carbide and Mason-Dixon Tank Lines,
      Inc. (hauling dangerous materials on highways)                                         7 51
    Committee t o Save Laurel Run v. L a t i m e r                                           480
    Miller v. C & 0 Railroad (alleged v i o l a t i o n of 1899
      Rivers and Harbors Act)                                                                 270

EDUCATION ISSUES :
    Study of 1-room school problems i n McDowell County                                      6 37
    Deweese v. Arvon (high school d r e s s code)                                            540
    Hunt v. Board of Education (counsel f o r low-income
      high school s t u d e n t s who seek t h e r i g h t t o volun-
      t a r y unsupervised prayer i n t h e p u b l i c schools)                             300

CIVIL RIGHTS OF LOW-INCOME
  AND MINORITY GROUPS:
    Individual and group r e p r e s e n t a t i o n (low-income
       persons having divorces , bankruptcies, l a n d l o r d
       disputes, etc.)                                                                     3,365
    Triangle Improvement Council v. R i t c h i e (highway
       relocation)                                                                           901
    Human Rights Commission v. Rundle (discrimination
       a g a i n s t Blacks by p r i v a t e c l u b s )                                     601
    P a t t e r s o n v. Warner ( c o n s t i t u t i o n a l i t y of bond re-
       quirement f o r c o u r t appeal)                                                     480
    Powers v. Flowers (reinstatement of welfare bene-
       fits)                                                                                 240




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                                                              APPENDIX I11


                                ANALYSIS OF

             APPALACHIAW RESEARCH AND DEFENSE F"D

               FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FOR THE PERIOD

                AUGUST 1, 1970, TO APRIL 30, 1971

                                           Expen-              Percent
                                           d it u r e s        of t o t a l
                                           through              expen-
                                           4-30-71             ditures

EXPENSE CATEGORY:
    Salaries and wages                          $132,227                67.52
    Consultant and con-
      t r a c t Services                               533                .27
    Travel                                         16 ,997               8.68
    Space costs and rent-
      als                                          11,245                5.74
    Postage and o f f i c e
      supplies                                       4,510               2.30
    Rental, lease, and
      purchase of equip-
      ment                                           4,948               2.53

OTHER COSTS:
    Professional l i a b i l -
       i t y insurance            $      85                   .04
    Telephone                       17,392                   8.88
    Library and subscrip-
       tions                         5,467                   2.79
    F i l i n g f e e s and court
       costs                         2 ,376                  1.21
    Licenses, dues, notary
        seal                             66                   .04

          Total o t h e r c o s t s                 25,386              12.96

TOTAL                                           $195,846               100.00




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     ENTITY     O R OTHER ORGANIZATION (Wnetnerirer profhor Ilcro-profit) DOING BUSINE~S WITH                              FEDERAL GOVERNMENT? (Explain and
      identify such entities, if knam.)


                 Principal NASA contractors f o r data gathering and liason.


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 8. W I L L THE C O N S U L T A N T O R E X P E R T f3E CALL.E.3 U P O N IN COHNFSCTION W l T H H I S N A S A D U T I E S T O G I V E A D V I C E ON, O R M A K E
    R E C O M M E N D A T I O N S I N C O N N E C T I O N WITH. C O W T R A C T U A L O R P R O C U R E M E h T M A T T E R S . O R P R O P O S A L S S U B M I T T E D T O NASA,
    FOR A C O ! ~ T R A C T O R S K A N T ?     (If    "Yes," give d d a )
                     NO




 8 . I N D I C A T E T H E T O T A L P E R I O D D U R I N G WHICH T H E             ( 0 . E S T l M A T E T H E N U M B E R O F D A Y S D U R I N G T H E PERIOD O F A V A I L -
     A V A I L A B I L I T Y O F T H E S E R V I C E S O F THE C O H S U L T -             M L I T Y S E T F O R T H I N I T E M 9 T H A T T H E C O N S U L T A N T 3 R E X P E R T 1.
     A N T OR E X P E 2 T IS D E S I R E D R Y N A S A                                     E X P E C T E D T O PERFORM SERVICES FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION

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      a.   a     SENSITIVE   (if sensitwe, check c l e o m n e e r e )                            INTERMITTENT
                                                                                               25)DDV of     duty/
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                                                                                                FULL-TIME            (Full-time preschedded regular tour ofdrrty)

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    L E A V E A N D R E C E I V E HOLIDAY .PAY7

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                                                                                    August 22, 1969

                Dr. Thmss 0. Pain0
                Administrator
                National Aeronautics and Spaco AJministration
                h’sshington, D; C.   20546-

                Dear Dr. Pain@:

                I umierstand that Carl Praktish i s planning to resume h i s graduate
                s t u l i e s i n t h e coning academic year. Carl has been of the
                grciitest assistance t o t h e A c r o s p c e S a f e t y Advisory Panel i n his
                capacity as Executive Secretary. lie has e s t a b l i s h e d an e x c e l l e n t
                ,-,,port with the vsriol;s Centers arid c o n t r a c t o r s , serving as l i a i s o n
                 -c-



                5etwcen t h e Panel and these organizations. I feel t h a t his personal
                isss from rhe devcloping a c t i v i t i e s of the Pancl would be, 3 s e r i o u s
                ozc ro ‘us. I s h o u l d therefore l i k e co rccommend r e s p e c t f u l l y t o you
                ‘;:;at c o n s i d e r s i i o s Si. Fivcr. CQ in&ci;,,q !iin t o ixrniii;; i;-:.;io
                t ; i , t ~ ; j d cxocuiivs S e w e r d r y EO ;he i’mc; OK a P a i i - L i i n C basis,
                -.....
                ~         L
                            ~ as nuch ~ as hslf-‘ii;iic.
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                                                                                     pL ~ ~,no- w i l l LL +;-si&i2
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                h i s graduate S C ~ ~ Oir,S c h Ll‘ashingron area snd may bo able t o
                c d j u s t his schedule so as to p c m i t this.

                 iiy reinaining i n t h e ca?acity o f Executive Secretary he would be &le
                 LG rlrCidAiirln     coritaczs Ziir             ~ ~ A Z Civui:;;
                                                                            A    rile various ports of t h e
                 XXSA    o r g a n i z a t i m and cnabis us ’co conziauc to t a k e advantage of: t h o
                 pmsonal r e l a t i o n s h i p s which he i;zb U C V C A G ~ C ~ . Since he would not
                 k i v c i k c reminder of !lis tiinc a w i i a b l e for the morc routine staff
                                                                                                             ,
                 work which has t o be done for tiic Pancl it would probably be
                 zccessary t o supplement the presenc P m c l s t a f f . The Pawl as a
                 w h l e is recommendiag that considorazion ‘00 givon t o a d d i t i o n a l
                 s--’-cc
                   rUI.    support i n any cnse SO i believo this codld be f i t t e d i n wcli
                 wich o r g a n i z a t i o n a l p l a m i n g which pcmits Cazl t o devotc only h a l f -
                 z i n c ‘to ;his work. I have discusseu :his with Carl and b d i e v e . i ! ; a t
                 ne would be interested zn such an arraqeeont. I n c i d e n t l y , Juring
                 -.--;comicg
                     CI A          summer, I would recoancnd that we plan t o employ Carl on
                 a full-time basis.

                 I would Le glad       to discuss this with you p e r s o n a l l y i f you wish,

                                                                              Yours s i n c e r e l y ,
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                                                                                 Page 1

                                REVIEW OF TRAVEL BY

                          RELATIVES OF NASA OFFICIALS

         The NASA r e g u l a t i o n governing o f f i c i a l travel by f a m i l i e s
of NASA o f f i c i a l s states t h a t it i s NASA p o l i c y t o provide
t r a n s p o r t a t i o n f o r f a m i l i e s of NASA o f f i c i a l s a t Government
expense t o (1) accomplish a mission d i r e c t e d by t h e President
o r ( 2 ) acquaint t h e p u b l i c with NASA a c t i v i t i e s . The author-
i t y f o r t h i s p o l i c y i s c i t e d by NASA as t h e National Aeronau-
t i c s and Space A c t of 1958 which d i r e c t s NASA t o provide f o r
t h e widest p r a c t i c a b l e and a p p r o p r i a t e dissemination of i n f o r -
mation concerning i t s a c t i v i t i e s and t h e i r r e s u l t s .

     The following sections present d e t a i l s of the t r a v e l
performed a t Government expense by relatives of NASA o f f i c i a l s
during f i s c a l y e a r s 1969 and 1970.

USE OF COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT

         During t h e period covered by our review, commercial air-
c r a f t w e r e used f o r t r i p s involving relatives of NASA o f f i -
c i a l s on two occasions.

Apollo 11 commemorative dinner a t Los Angeles

     NASA c h a r t e r e d a 131-seat United A i r l i n e s DC-8 t o fly
NASA o f f i c i a l s , t h e i r wives, and o f f i c i a l NASA g u e s t s t o Los
Angeles, C a l i f o r n i a , t o a t t e n d t h e P r e s i d e n t i a l state dinner
h e l d on August 13, 1969, honoring t h e Apollo 11 a s t r o n a u t s .
A t o t a l of 119 passengers, including 54 wives and s i x g u e s t s
of NASA o f f i c i a l s , were on t h i s f l i g h t which o r i g i n a t e d and
terminated i n Washington, D.C., and which made a n intermedi-
a t e s t o p a t Houston, Texas, on t h e f l i g h t t o Los Angeles and
s t o p s a t Houston and a t H u n t s v i l l e , Alabama, on t h e r e t u r n
flight.

         The c o s t of c h a r t e r i n g t h e DC-8 f o r t h e August 1 3 and
14, 1969, round-trip f l i g h t w a s $19,343. The i n v i t a t i o n a l
travel o r d e r a u t h o r i z i n g a i r t r a n s p o r t a t i o n f o r t h e NASA of-
f i c i a l s ' wives included a statement t h a t no added c o s t would
be i n c u r r e d by t h e Government. Our review of NASA Headquar-
ters t r a v e l records showed t h a t t h e wives who a t t e n d e d t h e
dinner had not received any travel reimbursements.
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         We were advised by M r . W i l l i a m H e Banks, Deputy D i r e c t o r ,
Secretariat Support Division, t h a t NASA-owned a i r c r a f t were
not considered a p r a c t i c a b l e means f o r t r a n s p o r t i n g people t o
Los Angeles, s i n c e t h e i r maximum c a p a c i t y was 1 2 passengers
and s i n c e they were slower and more c o s t l y t o o p e r a t e . They
were used, however, f o r s h u t t l e f l i g h t s from NASA f i e l d cen-
ters t o Houston9 t h e boarding p o i n t f o r NASA o f f i c i a l s and
t h e i r g u e s t s who d i d not board a t Washington.

     A l i s t of t h e wives of NASA o f f i c i a l s who f l e w t o Los
Angeles on t h e c h a r t e r e d a i r c r a f t i s provided below.

                   Wives of NASA Personnel Attending
                    Apollo 11 Dinner i n Los Angeles
                        V i a Chartered A i r c r a f t

NASA Headquarters:
    A l l n u t t , Mrs. Robert F,
    Demblling, Mrs. Paul Go
    Donlan, M r s . Charles J.
    F r u t k i n , M r s . Arnold W.
    Hage, Mrs. George H e
    Humphreys, M r s . James W.
    Mueller, Mrs, George E.
    Naugle, Mrs. John E.
    N e w e l l , M r s . Homer E.
    P h i l l i p s , Mrs. Samuel C.
    Scheer, M r s . JuPian W.
    Truszynski, Mrs. Gerald M.
NASA f i e l d i n s t a l l a t i o n s :
    Goddard Space F l i g h t Center:
           Clark, Mrs. John F a
           Covington, M r s . Ozro M.
           Roberts, M r s . Tech N.
           Thompson, M r s . Henry F.
           Wood, Mrs. H. W i l l i a m
    John F. Kennedy Space Center:
           Clark, M r s . Raymond L e
           Debus, M r s . Kurt H.
           Donnelly, M r s . Paul C.
           Gorman, Mrs. Robert E.
           Gruene, M r s . Hans F.
           Kapryan, M r s . Walter J.
           Middleton, Mrs. Roderick
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NASA f i e l d i n s t a l l a t i o n s (continued):
    John F. Kennedy Space Center (continued):
           Petrone, Mrs. Rocco A,
           Preston, Mrs. G. Merritt
           Ross, M r s . Miles
           Sendler, Mrs. K a r l
           S i e p e r t , Mrs. Albert F.
          W i l l i a m s , Mrs. John J .
    Langley Research Center:
          C o r t r i g h t , M r s . Edgar M e
    Manned Spacecraft Center:
          Abbey, Mrs. George W.
          Bolender, Mrs. C. H.
           Charlesworth, Mrs. C l i f f o r d E.
          Faget, M r s . Max A.
          Hjornevik, Mrs. Wesley L.
          Johnston, Mrs. Richard S.
          Kleinknecht, Mrs. Kenneth S.
          Kranz, M r s , Eugene F.
          Lunney, Mrs. Glynn S.
          McDivitt, Mrs. James A.
           Raines, Mrs. James
    George C. Marshall Space F l i g h t Center:
          Brown, M r s . W i l l i a m De
          James, M r s . Lee Be
          Mrazek, M r s . W i l l i a m A.
          O'Connor, Mrs. Edmund F.
          Rees, Mrs. Eberhard F. M.
          Richard, Mrs. Ludie G.
           Speer, M r s . F r i d t j o f A.
           von Braun, Mrs. Wernher
          Weidner, Mrs. Hermann K.
    Michoud Assembly F a c i l i t y :
          Constan, M r s . George M.
    Mississippi T e s t Facility:
          Balch, M r s . Jackson M.
    Wallops S t a t i o n :
          Kreiger, M r s . Robert L e

Mrs. Barbara P a i n e ' s t r i p t o A u s t r a l i a

       On October 25, 1969, P r e m i e r S i r David Brand, on behalf
of t h e Government and people of Western A u s t r a l i a , extended
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t o D r . and Mrs. Thomas 0. Paine a n o f f i c i a l i n v i t a t i o n t o
v i s i t P e r t h , A u s t r a l i a , f o r t h e October 31, 1969, v i s i t of
t h e Apollo 11 a s t r o n a u t s . Because of t h e press of NASA busi-
ness, including t h e impending Apollo 1 2 l u n a r mission,
D r . Paine w a s unable t o accept t h e i n v i t a t i o n ; however, h i s
wife, M r s . Barbara Paine, accepted as h i s r e p r e s e n t a t i v e .

     M r s . P a i n e ' s t r a v e l w a s authorized by M r , J u l i a n W.
Scheer, A s s i s t a n t Administrator f o r Public A f f a i r s . The
travel order contained t h e following s p e c i a l provision.

       "It i s a d m i n i s t r a t i v e l y determined t h a t t h e t r a v e l
       authorized h e r e i n i s f o r o f f i c i a l business of t h e
       Government and t h a t t h e traveler i s a c t i n g i n a
       c a p a c i t y which i s d i r e c t l y r e l a t e d t o o r i s i n con-
       nection with o f f i c i a l a c t i v i t i e s of NASA. ''

          M r s . Paine departed Baltimore, Maryland, on October 28,
1969, and a r r i v e d i n P e r t h on October 30, a f t e r making i n t e r -
mediate s t o p s a t Los Angeles, and a t Sydney, A u s t r a l i a , f o r
a i r l i n e changes and a f t e r c r o s s i n g t h e i n t e r n a t i o n a l d a t e
l i n e on October 29. M r s . P a i n e ' s travel vouches showed a c t u a l
expenses of $41.82 while s t a y i n g a t t h e Hotel P a r m e l i a i n
P e r t h on October 30 and 31. She l e f t P e r t h on t h e night of
October 31 and a r r i v e d i n Sydney where she remained through
November 2 a t no charge t o NASA. On November 2, t h e a s t r o -
nauts l e f t Sydney f o r Guam and M r s . Paine r e t u r n e d t o P e r t h
a t h e r own expense f o r a sojourn with r e l a t i v e s .

         Mrs. Paine r e t u r n e d t o Sydney on November 10, again a t
h e r own expense, and spent t h e n i g h t i n t h e Wentworth Hotel.
Examination of Mrs. P a i n e ' s travel voucher showed expenses of
$18.65 f o r t h i s overnight s t a y . She l e f t Sydney on Novem-
b e r 11, crossed t h e i n t e r n a t i o n a l d a t e l i n e en r o u t e s and ar-
r i v e d i n San Francisco on November 11. M r s . Paine stayed
overnight with relatives a t no c o s t t o t h e Government and re-
turned t o Washington t h e following day.

     M r s . Paine was authorized reimbursement f o r a c t u a l and
necessary expenses not t o exceed $30 a day. I n a l l , she w a s
reimbursed $60.47 f o r l i v i n g expenses while i n A u s t r a l i a .
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USE OF NASA ADMI”STRAT1VE   AIRCRAFT
     A s agreed with your administrative assistant, our review
of the use of NASA administrative aircraft by relatives of
NASA officials was limited to the Langley Research Center-
based airplane--NASA N o . 1--which serves as the primary ad-
ministrative aircraft for NASA Headquarters officials. We
were advised that the decision as to whether it was appropri-
ate for non-NASA personnel to travel via NASA administrative
aircraft was made by the NASA Administrator.
     During our review we compared the last names of NASA
Headquarters officials with the last names of persons listed
on the passenger manifests for NASA No. 1 during fiscal years
1969 and 1970. This comparison showed that 33 persons having
the same last names as 23 NASA Headquarters officials had
made trips aboard NASA No. 1 during this period. A NASA of-
ficial confirmed that these 33 persons were relatives of the
NASA Headquarters officials.

     A schedule of the trips made on NASA No. 1 by relatives
of NASA Headquarters officials is shown on the following
schedule.
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                                Schedule o t T r i   5   b   Relatives of NASA Head arters Officials
                                       on .
                                          6
                                          -
                                          N                  Durina E z a n e G 19% and 1970

                                Person related to and his                   Destination
         Relative               positian as of June 1970                    of relative         -
                                                                                                Date                 Purpose
Allnutt, Hrs. Robert F.       Robert F. Allnutt, Assistant             Cape Kennedy, Fla.       2-27-69   Visit Cape Kennedy
                              to the Administrator
Beggs, Hrs. James M.          James H. Beggs, former                   Denver, Colo.            7-12-68   Speaking engagement
                              Associate Administrator                  Gainesville, Fla.       10- 6-68   Dedication of Space Science
                              Office of Advanced ReseArch                                                 Research Building
                              and Technology (OAKTI                    Cape Kennedy, Fla.       2-27-69   Visit Cape Kennedy
Crocker, Hrs. J. Allen        3. Allen Crocker, Office                 Cape Kennedy, Fla.      1- 2-69    Apollo 9 rollout
                              of NASA Associate Administrator
Cushman, Hrs. Ralph E.        Ralph E. Cushman. Special                Wallops Island. Va.     4-13-69    Wallops Station ceremonies
                              Assistant, Office of
                              Administration
Eggers, Jr., Mrs. Alfred J.   Alfred J. Eggers. Jr.,                   Ames Research Center,   11-14-68   OART orientation of center
                              Assistant Administrator, Office          Calif.
                              of Policy
Farley, Mrs. Clare P.         Clare F. Farley, NASA Executive          Cape Kennedy, Fla.       7-14-69   Apollo 11 launch
                              Officer, NASA Executive
                              Secretary (acting)
Hage, Mrs. George H.          George H. Hage. former Deputy            Huntsville, Ala.         8- 1-69   Huntsville award ceremony
                              Director, Apollo Program,                Ellington AFB. Tex.      8-12-69   Connect wlth chartered air-
                              Office of Manned Space Flight                                               craft for Apollo 11 dinner
                              (OMSF)                                                                      in Los Angeles
Harper, Mrs. Charles W.       Charles W. Harper, Deputy                Ames Research Center,   11-14-68   OART orientation of center
                              Associate Administrator, OART            Calif.
Jaffee, Ronald                Leonard Jaffee, Deputy                   Wallops Island, Va.      4-13-69   Wallops Station ceremonies
                              Associate Administrator, Office
                              of Space Science and Applica-
                              tions (OSSA)
Horitz, Hrs. Bernard          Bernard Horitz, Associate                Cumberland, Hd.          4-28-70   Award presentation
                              Administrator, Office of
                              Organization and Management
                              (acting1
Mueller. Hrs. George E.       George E. Hueller, former                New York, N.Y.           1-10-69   Apollo B postflight activi-
                              Associate Administrator, OMSF                                               ties

Newell, Andrew                Homer E. Newell, NASA                    Cape Kennedy, Fla.       1- 2-69   Apollo 9 rollout
                              Associate Administrator
Newell, Hrs. Homer E.         Homer E. Newell, NASA                    Cape Kennedy, Fla.       1- 2-69   Apollo 9 rollout
                              Associate Administrator                  New York, N.Y.           1-10-69   Apollo 8 postflight activi-
                                                                                                          ties
                                                                       Boston, Mass.           12-26-69   American Association for
                                                                                                          the Advancement of Science
                                                                                                          speech

Paine, Frank                  Thomas 0. Paine, NASA                    Washington, D.C.        12-21-68   Return   from Apollo 8 launch
                              Administrator                            Cape Kennedy, Fla.       5-17-69   Apollo   10 launch
                                                                       New York, N.Y.           9- 8-69   United   Nations speech
                                                                       Cape Kennedy, Fla.       4-10-70   Apollo   13 launch

Paine, George                 Thomas 0. Paine, NASA                     Washington. D.C.       12-21-68   Return from Apollo B launch
                              Administrator
Paine. Judith                 Thomas 0. Paine, NASA                     Washington, D.C.       12-21-68   Return from Apollo 8 launch
                              Administrator                             New York. N.Y.          9- 8-69   United Nations speech
                                                                        Cape Kennedy, Fla.      4-10-70   Apollo 13 launch
                                                                        Worcester, Mass.        6- 7-70   Address to Vorcester
                                                                                                          Polytechnic Institute

                              Thomas 0. Paine, NASA                     Washington, D.C.       12-21-68   Return from Apollo 8 launch
Paine, Margarite
                              Administrator
                              Thomas 0. Paine. NASA                     Charleston, S.C.       12- 2-68   Chamber of Commerce meeting
Paine, Mrs. Thomas 0.                                                                          12-21-68   Return from Apollo 8 launch
                              Administrator                             Washington, D.C.
                                                                        Cape Kennedy, Fla.      3- 2-69   Apollo 9 launch
                                                                        New Orleans, La.        3-28-69   Meeting at the Independent
                                                                                                          Schools Association of the
                                                                                                          Southwest
                                                                        Little Rock, Ark.       5- 5-69   Dinner speech
                                                                        Cape Kennedy, Fla.      5-17-69   Apollo 10 launch
                                                                        Cape Kennedy, Fla.      7-14-69   Apollo 11 launch
                                                                        Houston, Tex.           7-20-69   View moon landing
                                                                        Ellington, AFB, Tex.    8-12-69   Connect with Air Force
                                                                                                          No. 1 for Apollo 11 dinner
                                                                                                          in Los Angeles
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                               Schedule
                               - -        of Trips Ly Relatives of N A S A Headquarters Officials
                                        on NASA NO. I During Fiscal Years 1969 and 1970 (continued)

                                Person related to ana tris                 Destination
         Relac ive              posiCioi. ab uf I w l e l 9 i O            of relative        -
                                                                                              Date                 Purpose
Paine, Mrs. Thomas 0.                                                 New York, N.Y.         9- E-69     United Nations speech
  (continued)                                                         Huntsville, Ala.      13- 2-69     Awards ceremony
                                                                      Houston, rex.         10- 2-69     Awards ceremany
                                                                      Cape Kennedy, Fla.    11-1 3- 69   Apollo 12 launch
                                                                      Houston, Tex.         11-18-69     View lunar activi:ies
                                                                      Chicago, Ill.         11-25-69     Sword of Loyola dinner
                                                                      Neu York, N:I.         4- 2-70     LOCOS Club Centennial
                                                                                                         dinner
                                                                      Cape Kennedy, Fla.     4-10-70     Apollo 13 launch
                                                                      Washington, D.C.       5-16-70     Return from commencement
                                                                                                         address
                                                                      Worcester, Mass.       6- 7-70     Address to Worcester
                                                                                                         Polytechnic Institute
Phillips, Mrs. Samuel C.     S a m e 1 C. Phillips, former            Houston. Tex.         12-26-68     Apollo 8 splashdown
                             Apollo Program Director, OMSF            Ellington AFB, Tex.    3-19-69     Air Force Association
                                                                                                         annual meeting
                                                                      Cape Kennedy, Fla.     7 -10-69    Apollo 11 launch
                                                                      Huntsville, Ala.       8- 1-69     Huntsville award ceremony
Scheer, Hillary              Julian U. Scheer, Assistant              Washington, D.C.      12-27-68     Return from Apollo 8
                             Administrator, Office of                                                    spashdown
                             Public Affairs                           Cape Kennedy, Fla,     2-23-69     Apollo 9 launch
                                                                      Cape Kennedy, Fla.     7 - 10-69   Apollo 11 launch
                                                                      Cape Kennedy, Fla.    11-10-69     Prelaunch activities
Scheer, Mrs. Julian W.       Julian U. Scheer, Assistant              Cape Kennedy, Fla.    12-16-68     Apollo E launch
                             Administrator, Office of                 Washington, D.C.      12-27-68     Return from Apollo 8
                             Public Affairs                                                              splashdown
                                                                      New York, N.Y.         1-10-69     Apollo 8 postflight activi-
                                                                                                         ties
                                                                      Cape Kennedy, Fla.     2-23-69     Apollo 9 launch
                                                                      Cape Kennedy, Fla.     7-10-69     Apollo 11 launch
                                                                      Cape Kennedy, Fla.    11-10-69     Prelaunch activities
Shapley, Mrs. Willis H.      Willis H. Shapley, NASA                  Wallops Island, Va.    4-13-69     Wallops Station ceremonies
                             Associate Deputy Administrator
Skaggs, Mrs. James B.        J a m s B. Skaggs. Director,             Huntsville, Ala.       8- 1-69     Huntsville award ceremony
                             Office of Plans Integration,
                             Office of the Administrator
Smith, Mrs. Francis B.       Francis B. Smith, Assistant              Cainesville, Fla.     10- 6-68     Dedication of Space Science
                             Administrator. Office of                                                    Research Building
                             University Affairs
Tepper. Brad                 ktrris Tepper, Director of               Wallops Island, Va.    4-13-69     Wallops Station ceremonies
                             Meteorology. OSSA
Tepper, Mrs. Morris          Morris Tepper, Director of               Wallops Island, Va.    4-13-69     Wallops Station ceremonies
                             Meteorology. OSSA
Truszynski, Mrs. Gerald X.   Gerald M. T ~ s z y n s k i ,Associate   Wallops Island, Va.    4-13-69     Wallops Station ceremonies
                             Administrator, Office of
                             Tracking and Data Acquisition
von Braun, Peter             Wernher von Braun, Deputy                Washington, D.C.       b-11-70     Return from Apollo 13
                             Associate Administrator                                                     launch
                             (Planning), Office of the                Huntsville, Ala.       6-27-70     George C. Marshall Space
                             Administrator                                                               Flight Center ceremonies

von Braun, Mrs. Wernher      Wernher von Braun, Deputy                Washington, D.C.       4-11-70     Return from Apollo 13
                             Associate Administrator                                                     launch
                             (Planning). Office of the                Huntsville, Ala.       6-27-70     George C. Marshall Space
                             Administrator                                                               Flight Center ceremonies

Webb, Mrs. James E.          James E. Webb, former NASA               Denver, &lo.           7-12-68     Speaking engagement
                             Administrator                            Cape Kennedy, Fla.    10-10-68     Apollo 7 launch

                             James E. Webb. former NASA               Cape Kennedy, Fla.    10-10-68     Apollo 7 launch
Webb, Sarah
                             Administrator
                             DeHarquis D. w a t t , Assistant         Cape Kennedy, Fla.     1- 2-69     Apollo 9 rollout
Wyatt, Mrs. Detlarquis D.
                             Administrator for Planning,
                             Office of the Administrator
                             DeMarquis D. w a t t , Assistant         Cape Kennedy, Fla.     1- 2-69     Apollo 9 rollout
Wyatt, Keith
                             Administrator for Planning,
                             Office of the Administrator
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SUMMARY

    1. It is NASA policy to provide transportation for fam-
          ilies of NASA officials at Government expense when
          the purpose of such travel is to (1) accomplish a
          mission directed by the President or (2) acquaint
          the public with NASA activities. NASA cited the
          National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 as its
          authority for this policy.
    2. Commercial aircraft were used to transport relatives
          of NASA officials on two occasions.

          --NASA chartered a 131-sqat United Airlines DC-8 to
             fly 119 passengers, including 54 wives of NASA of-
           ficials and six NASA guests, to the ApoPlo 11 com-
           memorative dinner in Los Angeles at a cost to the
           Government of $19,343 .
          --Mrs. Barbara Paine made a trip to Australia between
            October 28 and November 12, 1969, as a representa-
            tive of NASA.
    3, NASA administrative aircraft (NASA No. 1) was used
       to transport 33 relatives of 23 NASA officials during
       fiscal years 1969 and 1970.
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SUMMARY

        1. During 1968 D r . Harvey served as both a consultant t o
           t h e Administrator and a researcher under t h r e e NASA re-
            search grants with t h e University of M i a m i .

        2. We were unable t o conclude whether he had received dual
           compensation f o r h i s services.

PRORATING DAILY SALARY RATES OF CONSULTANTS

        Although t h e l a w gives agencies wide d i s c r e t i o n i n f i x i n g
pay rates f o r consultants, it i s NASA's policy t o compensate
consultants under normal circumstances a t t h e i r f u l l d a i l y rate
of pay f o r each day of s e r v i c e , regardless of t h e number of hours
of duty performed each day. Civil Service Commission guidelines
suggest t h a t payment of a f u l l day's pay i s not warranted, f o r
example, when a consultant a t t e n d s a b r i e f afternoon meeting of
a duration known i n advance, i n t h e c i t y where he lives and when
he can follow h i s usual business o r profession f o r t h e rest of
t h e day.

      W e reviewed t h e t i m e and attendance records of 26 consul-
tants who e i t h e r l i v e d i n the Washington area o r did not re-
ceive travel reimbursement during calendar years 1968 and 1969.
During t h i s period only four consultants reported working
4 hours o r less on 1 o r more days f o r which they received a f u l l
day's pay.

      We were unable t o determine whether p r o r a t i n g t h e d a i l y
rate of pay would have been appropriate i n any of these cases,
because of a l a c k of records showing t h e n a t u r e of t h e d u t i e s
performed on a d a i l y b a s i s and of a lack of information as t o
t h e consultants' normal business routine.

         On J u l y 1 7 , 1970, NASA issued a policy d i r e c t i v e s t a t i n g
t h a t a l l consultants were t o serve without compensation except
those serving i n p o s i t i o n s f o r which t h e s a l a r y w a s fixed by
l a w . I f , under t h i s policy, a s u b s t a n t i a l l y fewer number of
consultants are compensated, t h e opportunity f o r prorating i n
t h e f u t u r e w i l l be minimized.
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INDIVIDUALS EMPLOYED AS BOTH FULL-TIME
EMPLOYEES AND EXPERTS OR CONSULTANTS

           Through NASA's personnel management i n f o m a t i o n system,
w e obtained the names of e x p e r t s o r c o n s u l t a n t s who were former
NASA employees and the names of NASA employees who were former
e x p e r t s o r c o n s u l t a n t s f o r NASA during calendar y e a r s 1968 and
1969. I n a d d i t i o n , o u r review showed that during t h i s period
a t least one o t h e r i n d i v i d u a l who w a s n o t included i n t h e d a t a
provided by NASA--General W i l l i a m E'. McKee--was a l s o , on sepa-
rate occasions, both an employee of and a c o n s u l t a n t t o NASA.

      The following l i s t s i d e n t i f y t h e i n d i v i d u a l s who have
been employed by NASA Headquarters i n t h e s e c a p a c i t i e s , t h e i n -
clusive employment d a t e s , and t h e most recent p o s i t i o n occupied
under each appointment a t t h e t i m e our review w a s completed i n
August 1970. Also included i s a statement of t h e services t o
be performed, as described on t h e form used f o r r e q u e s t i n g t h e
services of e x p e r t s and c o n s u l t a n t s .

            I n a d d i t i o n , w e have included on page 27 of t h i s enclosure
t h e compensation and travel c o s t s i n c u r r e d by NASA while these
i n d i v i d u a l s were employed as e x p e r t s or c o n s u l t a n t s during ca'h-
endar years 1968 and 1969.
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   1. The following individuals were initially hired as full-
         time employees, subsequently terminated their employment,
         and were reemployed as experts or consultants.
       Name and private           Consultant assignment               NASA position
    business or occupation        and tenure of office                 and tenure                 Consultant services performed

bene. Walter F.                 Office of the Administra- Assistant Administrator              Provide guidance and assistance to
Retired                         tor, January 1968 to      for Defense Affairs, De-             the administrator and other key
                                present                   cember 1962 to January               NASA officials in the area of de-
                                                          1968                                 fense affairs.

Buckley, Edmond C.              Office of the Administra- Special Assistant to the Advise top NASA management in the
Retired                         tor, June to December     Administrator, July 1 9 S a field of tracking and data acquisi-
                                1968                      to April 1968               tion.
Duncan, Robert C.               Office of Advanced Re-          Assistant Director, Elec-      Serve on the NASA Research and
Polaroid Corporation            search and Technology,          tronics Research Center,       Technology Advisory Committee on
Cambridge, Mass.                Research Advisory Com-          Cambridse, Massachusetts,      Electronics. Review, integrate,
                                mittee on Electronics,          March 1964 to September        assess, and balance the technical,
                                November 1968 to pres-          1968                           input and recornendations of the
                                ent                                                            Electronics Subcommittee.
Kamm, Robert W.                 Office of Organization          Director, Western Opera-       Advise the Associate Administrator
Assistant to the Director       and h a g e m e n t , January   tions Office, August           for Organization and Management and
University of Tennessee         1969 to January 1970            1959 to March 1968             other NASA officials on broad man-
                                                                                               agement and organizational problems
                                                                                               involving relationships with indus-
                                                                                               try and the university couanunity.
McKee, Villiam P.               M f i c e of the Administra- Assistant Administrator
Schriever and PlcKee Associates tor, September 1968 to       for Hanagwent Develop-
                                                                                               Advise Administrator and other
                                                                                               senior NASA officials in the fields
                                                                                                                                  -
Arlington, Va.                  September 1969               ment, September 1964 to           of management, aeronautics, coordi-
                                                             July 1965                         nation w i t h other Government agen-
                                                                                               cies, and related areas.
Praktish, Carl R. (note b)      Office of the Administra-       Assistant Executive Sec-       Provide support to the Aerospace   ~




Student, Virginia               tor, Aerospace Safety Ad-       retary, Office of the          Safety Advisory. Panel, The duties,
Theological Seminary            visory Panel, October           Administrator, Executive       in support of the Panel chairman
                                1969 to present                 Secretariat, C a m n i c a -   include: (1) monitor the develoi:
                                                                tions Division, October        ment of Panel agendas for its re-
                                                                1966 to October 1969           views and deliberations and approve
                                                                                               the agendas for the adequacy of the
                                                                                               delineation of issues to be con-
                                                                                               sidered by the Panel, (2) assist in     -
                                                                                               the preparation and editing of
                                                                                               Panel reports as to descriptive
                                                                                               data and Panel conclusions and rec-
                                                                                               ommendations, (3) advise the Panel
                                                                                               chairman on the hazard idertifica-
                                                                                               cion and risk assessment implica-
                                                                                               tions of the policies of NASA and
                                                                                               its principal contractors, (4) pre-
                                                                                               pare policy analyses and studies of
                                                                                               operating systems as requested by
                                                                                               the Panel chairman or elements of
                                                                                               NASA staff as approved by the
                                                                                               chairman. (5) serve as liaison be-      .
                                                                                               tween the Panel and NASA organiza-
                                                                                               tional elements and principal con-
                                                                                               tractors, and (6) work with the
                                                                                               chairman in the institutionaliza-
                                                                                               tion of the Panel as a continuing
                                                                                               function within the NASA-contractor
                                                                                               system.
Seamans, Robert C., Jr.         Office of the Administra- NASA Deputy Administra-              Provide guidance and assistance to
Secretary of the U S .          tor, January 1968 to Jan- tor, September 1960 to               the Administrator on an "across the
Air Force                       uary 1969                 January 1968                         board" basis.
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           Name and private           Consultant assignment            NASA position
        business or occwation         and tenure of office              and tenure              Consultant services performed
Silverstein, Abe                    Office of the Admlnistra- Director, Lewis Research      Evaluate and advise the Administra-
Retired                             tor, December 1969 to     Center, h r c h 1929c to      tor on our future aeronautics and
                                    present                   October 1969                  space projects and program, in-
                                                                                            cluding consideration of the utili-
                                                                                            zation of NASA technologies and re-
                                                                                            sources for military and other non-
                                                                                            NASA programs.
Thompson, Floyd L.                  Office of the Administra- Special Assistant to the Advise the Administrator i n evalu-
(note d)                            tor, December 1968 to     Administrator, June 1926e ating space and aeronautics pro-
                                    present                   to November 1968          grams f r m the vieqoint of techni-
                                                                                        cal and scientific merit, feasibil-
                                                                                        ity and priority. Advise the Ad-
                                                                                        ministrator in allocation of re-
                                                                                        sources and on institutional mat-
                                                                                        ters.
Uashington, Uilliam D.              Office of the Executive   Administrative Special-       Advist e executive secretary on a
Professor                           Secretary, September 1968 ist, GS-12, Office of         feasibility test of computerized
Howard University                   to June 1970              Organization and Manage-      management information at NASA Head-
                                                              ment. June to September       quarters.
                                                              1967, June to September
                                                              1968
Webb, James E.                      Office of the Administra- Administrator of NASA,        Advise and counsel senior NASA of-
(note d)                            tor, October 1968 to June February 1961 to October      ficials on management, programs,
                                    1970                      1968                          and planning,
'July     1930 to September 1958 employed by National Advisory C m i t t e e for Aeronautics--NASA's predecessor.
bExpert.
'Wch      1929 to September 1958 employed by National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics--NASA's predecessor.
dNASA records do not show private business or occupation.
eJune 1926 to September 1958 employed by National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics--NASA's predecessor.
                                                                                          ENCLOSURE I1
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2. The following individuals were initially hired as experts
   or consultants, subsequently terminated their employment,
   and were reemployed as regular employees.
    Name and private         Consultant assignment              NASA position              Consultant ser-
 business or occupation       and tenure of off ice              and tenure                vices perf omed
Holman, Mary A.              Office of Manned Space Economist, Office                  Advise the Associate
Assistant Professor          Flight, A u g u s t 1966 t o of Manned Space              Administrator f o r
George Washington            February 1968                F1ight , February            Manned Space F l i g h t ,
  University                                              t o September 1968           h i s s t a f f and manned
                                                                                       space ff ight f i e l d
                                                                                       installation direc-
                                                                                       t o r s on t h e economic
                                                                                       impact of t h e Manned
                                                                                       Space Flight: Program
                                                                                       on varied geographic
                                                                                       areas and industries.

Orrick, Decourcy W.,   Jr.   Office of Assistant              Technical Infor-         Advise Director
                             Administrator for                mat ion Officer ,        Technology U t i l i z a -
                             Technology U t i l i z a -       Off ice of Organi-       t i o n , i n two areas
                             t i o n , A u g u s t 1966 t o   zation and G a g e -     of new program de-
                             February 1968                    ment, Office of          velopment: (1)
                                                              Technology U t i l i -   t r a n s f e r of tech-
                                                              zation, February         nology t o enghnaer-
                                                              1968 t o present         ing c m i t y v i a
                                                                                       formal university
                                                                                       programs, including
                                                                                       graduate curriculum
                                                                                       and s h o r t courses
                                                                                       and (2) t r a n s f e r of
                                                                                       technology via vis-
                                                                                       ual media.
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3, The following individuals were initially hired as experts
   or consultants, subsequently terminated their employment,
   were reemployed as full-time employees, terminated their
   employment a second time, and were reemployed as experts
   or consultants.
      N a m e and p r i v a t e   Consultant assignment            NASA position             Consultant ser-
   business o r occupation         and tenure of o f f i c e        and tenure               v i c e s performed

  Roherty, James M.               Office of University           University Af-          Advise A s s i s t a n t Ad-
  Chairman, Department of         A f f a i r s , June t o Au-   f a i r s Specialist,   m i n i s t r a t o r €or
    Government                    gust 1968, June 1969           Office of Organi-       University A f f a i r s
  College of W i l l i a m and    t o present                    z a t i o n and Man-    and s t a f f on present
    Mary                                                         agement , Off ice       and f u t u r e NASA u n i -
                                                                 of University Af-       v e r s i t y programs.
                                                                 f a i r s , September   The i n t e r n a t i o n a l
                                                                 1968 t o June 1969      dimens ions and t h e
                                                                                         public administra-
                                                                                         t i o n and s o c i a l
                                                                                         science aspects of
                                                                                         u n i v e r s i t y proposals
                                                                                         i n space applica-
                                                                                         t i o n s areas are t h e
                                                                                         focus of a t t e n t i o n .

  Wise, Donald U.                 Office of Space                Deputy Director         Serve as a member of
  Professor                       Science and Appli-             and Chief Scien-        the Planetology Ad-
  Franklin and Marshall           c a t i o n s , Headquar-      t i s t , Apollo        v i s o r y Subcommittee
    College                       ters Planetology Sub-          Lunar Explora-          which advises t h e
                                  committee, October             t i o n Office, O f -   Associate A d m i n i s -
                                  1964 t o September             f i c e of Space        t r a t o r f o r Space
                                  1968, September 1969           Science and Ap-         Science and Applica-
                                  t o September 1970             p l icat ions,          t i o n s on t h e space
                                                                 September 1968 t o      science and a p p l i c a -
                                                                 September 1969          t i o n s programs.
                                                            ENCLOSURE I1
                                                               .   Page 27
     Compensation and travel expenses for the individuals
named above while employed as consultants or experts during
calendar years 1968 and 1969 were as follows:
                                   1968                    1969
                            Compen-                  Compen-
                            sation     Travel        sation    Travel
Boone, Walter F.            $3,411    $              $1,522
Buckley, Edmond C.           1,387         --           -
                                                                    $
                                                                         --
Duncan, Robert C.             (a)          -           (a>                -
Holman, Mary A.              3 280         -            -                -
Karmn, Robert W.               -            -           377              43 6
PScKee, William F.             -           -            -                -
Orrick, Decourcy W. , Jr.    1,800          -           -                 -
Praktish, Carl R.              -           -           525                202
Roherty, James M.              600          736      1,050              1,141
Seamans, Robert C., Jr.      9,900        1,595         -                 -
Silverstein, Abe                -          -            81                -
Thompson, Floyd L.             116           32      2,286              2,055
Washington, William D.       1,300         -         5,150                -
Webb, James E.               2,816              44   2,112                -
Wise, Donald U.                400         774         300                556
aServed without compensation.
I       -   ,. -
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                                       NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
                                                      WASHINGTON.D.C. 20546




              REPLY TO   DH~
              ATTN OF:                                                        JUL 29 1970


                         Mr. James K. Spencer
                         Assistant Director, Civil Division
                         U.S. General Accounting Office
                         Room 512
                         Reporters Building
                         Washington, D.C.   20546

                         Dear Mr. Spencer:
                         Enclosed is an administrative statement of facts relative to the
                         employment of Mr. Carl R. Praktish as an Expert by NASA.

                         These data were requested by Messers. M. Case and L. Endy of your
                         office.
                                                              Very truly yours,




                                                Director, Headquarters Pedonnel Division


                         Enclosure
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The following information i s prepared t o summarize t h e circumstances
r e l a t i n g t o employment of Mr. Carl R. P r a k t i s h as an expert on an
i n t e r m i t t e n t b a s i s , which is being questioned by GAO a u d i t o r s as i l l e -
g a l employment.

Recent Emp loyment Data

E f f e c t i v e June 5, 1966, M r . P r a k t i s h t r a n s f e r r e d from t h e p o s i t i o n of
Program Management S p e c i a l i s t , GS-301-12/1, $10,619, MSC, Houston,
Texas, t o t h e p o s i t i o n of S t a f f A s s i s t a n t (Executive S e c r e t a r i a t ) ,
GS-301-12/1, $10,619, Office of t h e Administrator, NASA, Washington,
D.C.       A t t h a t t i m e he had completed approximately t h r e e y e a r s of Fed-
eral s e r v i c e ; h i s s e r v i c e computation d a t e i s July 1, 1963.

He was promoted April 24, 1967, t o t h e p o s i t i o n of S t a f f A s s i s t a n t
(Executive S e c r e t a r i a t ) , GS-301-13/1, $12,873, and later on May 5,
1968, t o t h e p o s i t i o n of A s s i s t a n t Executive Secretary, GS-301-14/1,
$15,841, both p o s i t i o n s i n t h e Office of t h e Administrator, NASA.

E f f e c t i v e October 5, 1969, Mr. P r a k t i s h l e f t t h e competitive C i v i l
Service and h i s employment was converted t o an excepted p o s i t i o n as
an expert i n t h e Office of t h e Administrator a t a s a l a r y of $75.00
per day, under a u t h o r i t y of Section 203(b)(9), of t h e NASA Act of
1958, as amended. H i s appointment was not t o exceed October 4, 1970,
with extensions; he was expected t o work 130 days during each s e r v i c e
year.

Summary of Duties

The several incumbents of t h e p o s i t i o n s S t a f f A s s i s t a n t o r A s s i s t a n t
Executive Secretary, i n t h e Executive S e c r e t a r i a t , are under t h e gen-
eral supervision of t h e Executive Secretary, but normally work f a i r l y
independently and submit t h e i r work d i r e c t l y t o t h e Executive Secre-
t a r y o r t o other s e n i o r o f f i c i a l s i n t h e Office of t h e Administrator.
M r . P r a k t i s h has s t a t e d t h a t from t h e time h e t r a n s f e r r e d t o Washington
(June 1966) u n t i l M r . Webb resigned as Administrator (October 1968),
he performed many s p e c i a l assignments d i r e c t l y f o r Mr. Webb. These
covered such ad hoc p r o j e c t s as (1) developing information and adminis-
t r a t i v e considerations r e l a t i n g t o t h e Apollo 204 f i r e (January 1967),
t h e subsequent l e g i s l a t i o n e s t a b l i s h i n g t h e Aerospace Safety Advisory
Panel (PL 90-67, 8/21/67), and t h e NASA d i r e c t i v e covering t h e functions
of t h a t Panel (NMI 1156.14, 12/7/67); (2) major reorganizations of NASA
                                                                                          ENCLOSURE I1
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such as t h e e s t a b l i s h m e n t of t h e O f f i c e of O r g a n i z a t i o n and Management
(March 1968); and (3) speech w r i t i n g .

I n connection w i t h h i s a s s i s t a n c e with p r e l i m i n a r y work l e a d i n g t o t h e
c r e a t i o n and development of t h e Aerospace S a f e t y Advisory P a n e l ,
Mr. P r a k t i s h was d e s i g n a t e d as t h e Executive S e c r e t a r y of t h e Panel
when i t was organized i n December 1967. H e performed i n t h a t c a p a c i t y
on a f u l l t i m e b a s i s u n t i l October 1969 when h e r e t u r n e d t o h i s grad-
u a t e s t u d i e s and could only work on a p a r t - t i m e b a s i s . The b a s i c re-
s p o n s i b i l i t i e s of t h e Executive S e c r e t a r y a r e set f o r t h i n S e c t i o n 6
of "MI 1156.14 (copy a t t a c h e d ) .

Major Duties as an Expert w i t h t h e Aerospace S a f e t y Advisory P a n e l

Mr. P r a k t i s h ' s d u t i e s as an e x p e r t a s s i g n e d t o t h e Aerospace S a f e t y
Advisory Panel and h i s unique q u a l i f i c a t i o n s f o r t h a t p o s i t i o n are
summarized t o t h e r e l a t e d NASA Form 452, d a t e d October 3 , 1969 (copy
a t t a c h e d ) . See, a l s o , t h e a t t a c h e d l e t t e r , d a t e d August 22, 1969,
from D r . C h a r l e s D. H a r r i n g t o n , Chairman of t h e P a n e l , recommending
t h a t Mr. P r a k t i s h work w i t h t h e Panel on a p a r t - t i m e b a s i s .

While t h e Panel Chairman d e s i r e d M r . P r a k t i s h t o r e t a i n t h e i d e n t i t y
of t h e Executive S e c r e t a r y of t h e Aerospace S a f e t y Advisory P a n e l , it
was recognized by a l l NASA p a r t i e s concerned t h a t h i s p a r t - t i m e employ-
ment would n o t p e r m i t him t o perform t h e same d u t i e s a s h e d i d under
S e c t i o n 6 of NMI 1156.14.               The need t o p r o v i d e a d d i t i o n a l s t a f f sup-
p o r t a c c o r d i n g l y was d i s c u s s e d i n D r . H a r r i n g t o n ' s l e t t e r of August 22,
1969.

After Mr. P r a k t i s h began t o work p a r t - t i m e as an e x p e r t , h e f u n c t i o n e d
more as a S p e c i a l A s s i s t a n t t o t h e P a n e l Chairman, w a s recognized as
a n a u t h o r i t y by o t h e r P a n e l members, and s e r v e d as a n a d v i s o r t o t h e
s u p p o r t s t a f f . H e n e c e s s a r i l y had t o g i v e up much of t h e more-routine
s t a f f work and adjustments were made i n t h e alignment of work f o r t h e
o t h e r members of t h e s t a f f . For example, Mr. R. Emerson Harris,
formerly of t h e NASA S a f e t y O f f i c e , assumed t h e s u p e r v i s i o n of t h e
s u p p o r t s t a f f f o r t h e Panel and t h e s e c r e t a r y , Mrs. Vera E. Evans,
assumed t h e more-routine d u t i e s r e l a t i n g t o r e c o r d keeping, t r a v e l ,
and meeting arrangements t o a g r e a t e r e x t e n t t h a n b e f o r e .

Also, Mr. P r a k t i s h , working p a r t - t i m e , was u n a v a i l a b l e f o r s p e c i a l as-
signments from s e n i o r o f f i c i a l s of t h e A d m i n i s t r a t o r ' s O f f i c e , such as
h e formerly performed f o r Mr. Webb.

Mr. P r a k t i s h ' s e x p e r i e n c e s i n c e t h e i n c e p t i o n of t h e P a n e l , h i s spe-
c i a l knowledge o f t h e NASA management systems, and h i s r a p p o r t w i t h
t h e v a r i o u s C e n t e r s and c o n t r a c t o r s make h i s v a l u e t o t h e P a n e l Chair-
man unique. He i s s p e c i a l l y q u a l i f i e d t o assist D r . H a r r i n g t o n
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whether h e c o n t i n u e s t o u s e t h e t i t l e Executive S e c r e t a r y o r some o t h e r
t i t l e , e.g., A s s i s t a n t t o t h e Chairman.

Use of Mr. P r a k t i s h as a n Expert

The Aerospace S a f e t y Advisory Panel works d i r e c t l y w i t h t h e Adminis-
t r a t o r and t h e conversion of Mr. P r a k t i s h ' s employment t o a n a p p o i n t -
ment as a n e x p e r t t o c o n t i n u e i n s u p p o r t of t h e Panel Chairman on a
p a r t - t i m e b a s i s was a r r a n g e d with t h e concurrence of t h e A d m i n i s t r a t o r .

The f o r e g o i n g i n f o r m a t i o n c l e a r l y e s t a b l i s h e s t h a t (1) Mr. P r a k t i s h ' s
d u t i e s s i n c e October 1969 cannot b e performed s a t i s f a c t o r i l y by any-
one who i s n o t u n u s u a l l y competent i n t h e a c t i v i t i e s of t h e Panel and
(2) t h e h i g h l y s p e c i a l i z e d knowledges and s k i l l s t h a t Mr. P r a k t i s h
p o s s e s s e s are n o t needed f u l l time. Mr. P r a k t i s h ' s compensation as an
e x p e r t i s e q u i v a l e n t t o t h e General Schedule pay t h a t h e p r e v i o u s l y
drew and h e v o l u n t a r i l y r e l i n q u i s h e d a c o m p e t i t i v e p o s i t i o n and r i g h t s
provided by t h e C i v i l S e r v i c e A c t and o t h e r laws a p p l y i n g t o Competi-
t i v e S e r v i c e p o s i t i o n s . He h a s s t a t e d t h a t h e p l a n s t o r e t u r n t o t h e
F e d e r a l S e r v i c e i n a f u l l - t i m e p o s i t i o n when h i s g r a d u a t e s t u d i e s are
completed.

An assessment of t h e s e c i r c u m s t a n c e s , i n c o n n e c t i o n w i t h t h e p r o v i s i o n s
of Chapter 304 of t h e F e d e r a l Personnel Manual, l e a d s t o t h e c o n c l u s i o n
t h a t M r . P r a k t i s h ' s appointment as an "expert" i s n o t i l l e g a l , R a t h e r ,
t h e d e t e r m i n a t i o n s r e l a t i n g t o h i s appointment seem t o b e i n t h e n a t u r e
of judgmental d e c i s i o n s t h a t may b e p r o p e r l y made under t h e agency's
agreement w i t h t h e C i v i l S e r v i c e Commission.

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                                       Di r g t o r , Headquarters P e r G n n e l D i v i s i o n


Attachments
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                                        Management Instruction
                  SUBJECT:    AEROSPACE SAFETY ADVISORY PANEL

                  1.   PURPOSE

                       T h i s I n s t r u c t i o n s e t s f o r t h t h e a u t h o r i t y fGP, and t h e
                       d u t i e s , p r o c e u u r e s , o r ? ; a n i z s t i o n , and su;)port o f t h e
                       Aerospace S a f e t y Actvisorp P a n e l ,
                  2.   AUTHORITY

                       The Aerospace S a f e t y Advisory P a n e l ( h e r e a f t e r c a l l e c i t h e
                       " P a n e l " ) was e s t a b l i s h e i u n e e r S e c t i o n b o f t h e S a t i o n a l
                        A e r o n a u t i c s and Space A u n i n i s t r a t l o n A u t h c r i z s t i o n A c t ,
                        1966 ( P L y0-6'/, 90th C o n g r e s s , 31 S t a t . l b 8 , 1 7 0 ) . S i n c e
                        t h e P a n e l was e s t a b l i s h e d by s t a t u t e , i t s foriiiation an6
                        use are n o t s u b j e c t t o t h e p r o v i s i o n s o f Executive Order
                        llOO'( o r o f iJMI 115u.2, e x c e p t t o t h e e x t e n t t h a t s u c h
                        p r o v i s i o n s a r e made a p n l i c a b l e t o t h e P a n e l unc?er t h i s
                        Instruction.
                  3.    DUTIES
                        a.      The d u t i e s o f t h e P a n e l a r e s e t f o r t h i n S e c t i o n 6
                                o f t h e 1 J a t i o n a l Aeronautics and S p a c e A d m i n i s t r a t i o n
                                A u t h o r i z a t i o n Act, I g b B , as f o l l o w s :
                                        "The Tanel s h a l l r e v i e w s a f e t y s t u d i e s and
                                        o p e r a t i o n s p l a n s r e f e r r e d t o i t and s h a l l
                                        make r e p o r t s t h e r e o n , s h a l l acivise t h e
                                        Administrator with respect t o the hazards
                                        of p r o p o s e d o r e x i s t i n g f a c i l i t i e s and pro-
                                        posed o p e r a t i o n s and with r e s p e c t t o t h e
                                        adequacy o f p r o p o s e d or e x i s t i n g s a f e t y
                                        s t a n d a r u s , and s h a l l p e r f o r m s u c h o t h e r
                                        d u t i e s as t h e A d m i n i s t r a t o r may r e q u e s t
                        b.      Pursuant t o carrying out its statutory duties, the
                                P a n e l w i l l r e v i e w , e v a l u a t e , ana a d v i s e on a l l
                                e l e m e n t s of NASA's s a f e t y s y s t e m , i n c l u d i n g
                                e s p e c i a l l y t h e i n d u s t r i a l s a f e t y , systems s a f e t y ,
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and p u b l i c s a f e t y a c t i v i t i e s , and t h e management o f
these a c t i v i t i e s .     These key e l e m e n t s o f NASA's
s a f e t y s y s t e m a r e i d e n t i f i e d and d e l i n e a t e d as f o l l o w s :
(1) I n d u s t r i a l S a f e t y . T h i s element i n c l u d e s t h o s e
    a c t i v i t i e s which, on a c o n t i n u i n g b a s i s , p r o v i d e
    p r o t e c t i o n f o r t h e w e l l b e i n g o f p e r s o n n e l and
    p r e v e n t i o n o f damage t o p r o p e r t y i n v o l v e d i n NASA's
    b u s i n e s s and exposed t o p o t e n t i a l h a z a r d s
    associated with carrying out t h i s business.
    I n d u s t r i a l safety relates especially t o the
    o p e r a t i o n of f a c i l i t i e s i n t h e many programs of
    r e s e a r c h , development, m a n u f a c t u r e , t e s t , o p e r a -
    t i o n , and m a i n t e n a n c e . I n d u s t r i a l s a f e t y
    a c t i v i t i e s i n c l u d e , but are not l i m i t e d t o , such
    f u n c t i o n s as:
        ( a ) Determination of i n d u s t r i a l s a f e t y c r i t e r i a .
        (b)     E s t a b l i s h m e n t and i m p l e m e n t a t i o n of s a f e t y
                s t a n d a r d s and p r o c e d u r e s f o r o p e r a t i o n and
                m a i n t e n a n c e of f a c i l i t i e s , e s p e c i a l l y t e s t
                and h a z a r d o u s environment f a c i l i t i e s .
        (c)     Development o f s a f e t y r e q u i r e m e n t s f o r t h e
                d e s i g n o f new f a c i l i t i e s ,
        (d)     E s t a b l i s h m e n t and i m p l e m e n t a t i o n o f s a f e t y
                s t a n d a r d s and p r o c e a u r e s f o r o p e r a t i o n o f
                program s u p p o r t and a d i n i n i s t r a t i v e a i r c r a f t .
(2)     Systems S a f e t y .          This element i n c l u d e s t h o s e
        a c t i v i t i e s s p e c i f i c a l l y organized t o deal with the
        p o t e n t i a l h a z a r d s o f complex R&D s y s t e m s t h a t
        i n v o l v e many h i g h l y s p e c i a l i z e d areas of tech-
        nology. It p l a c e s p a r t i c u l a r emphasis on
        achieving safe o p e r a t i o n of these systems over
        t h e i r l i f e c y c l e s , and i t c o v e r s m a j o r s y s t e m s
        f o r a e r o n a u t i c a l and space f l i g h t a c t i v i t i e s ,
        manned o r unmanned, i n c l u d i n g a s s o c i a t e d ground-
        b a s e d r e s e a r c h , development, n a n u f a c t u r i n g , a n d
        t e s t a c t i v i t i e s , Systems s a f e t y a c t i v i t i e s
        i n c l u d e , b u t a r e not limited t o , such f u n c t i o n s
        as:
        (a)      D e t e r m i n a t i o n of s y s t e m s s a f e t y c r i t e r i a ,
                 i n c l u d i n g c r i t e r i a f o r crew s a f e t y .
        (b)      D e t e r m i n a t i o n of s a f e t y data r e q u i r e m e n t s .
        (c)      Performance o f s y s t e m s s a f e t y a n a l y s e s .
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                        (d)     E s t a b l i s h m e n t and i m p l e m e n t a t i o n of s y s t e m s
                                safety plans.
                 (3)    Public Safety. This element i n c l u d e s t h o s e
                        a c t i v i t i e s which, on a c o n t i n u i n g b a s i s , p r o v i d e
                        p r o t e c t i o n f o r the w e l l being of people-and
                        p r e v e n t i o n o f damage t o p r o p e r t y n o t i n v o l v e d i n
                        NASA's b u s i n e s s , b u t which may n e v e r t h e l e s s be
                        exposed t o p o t e n t i a l h a z a r d s a s s o c i a t e d w i t h c a r r y -
                        i n g out t h i s business. Public safety a c t i v i t i e s
                        i n c l u d e , b u t a r e n o t l i m i t e d t o , s u c h f u n c t i o n s as:
                        ( a ) Determination of p u b l i c safety c r i t e r i a .
                        (b)     E s t a b l i s h m e n t and c o n t r o l o f p u b l i c s a f e t y
                                h a z a r d s a s s o c i a t e d w i t h f a c i l i t y and s y s t e m s
                                t e s t s and o p e r a t i o n s .
                        (c)     E s t a b l i s h m e n t and i m p l e m e n t a t i o n , as r e q u i r e d ,
                                o f emergency o r c a t a s t r o p h e c o n t r o l p l a n s .
                 (4)    S a f e t y Management. T h i s element i n c l u d e s b o t h t h e
                        program
                              -        a n a f u n c t i o n a l o r g a n i z a t i o n s o f NASA and
                        i t s c o n t r a c t o r s i n v o l v e d i n t h e i d e n t i f i c a t i o n of
                        p o t e n t i a l h a z a r d s and t h e i r e l i m i n a t d o n o r c o n t r o l
                        as s e t f o r t h i n t h e f o r e g o i n g d e s c r i p t i o n of
                        s a f e t y a c t i v i t i e s . It a l s o i n c l u d e s t h e management
                        systems f o r p l a n n i n g , implementing, c o o r d i n a t i n g ,
                        and c o n t r o l l i n g t h e s e a c t i v i t i e s . These management
                        systems i n c l u d e , b u t a r e n o t l i m i t e d t o , t h e
                        following:
                        (a)     The a u t h o r i t i e s , r e s p o n s i b i l i t i e s , and working
                                r e l a t i o n s h i p s of the o r g a n i z a t i o n s involved
                                i n s a f e t y a c t i v i t i e s , and t h e a s s e s s m e n t of
                                their effectiveness.
                        (b)     The p r o c e d u r e s f o r i n s u r i n g t h e c u r r e n c y and
                                c o n t i n u i t y of safety a c t i v i t i e s , e s p e c i a l l y
                                systems s a f e t y a c t i v i t i e s which may e x t e n d
                                o v e r l o n g p e r i o d s o f time and where manage-
                                ment r e s p o n s i b i l i t i e s a r e t r a n s f e r r e d d u r i n g
                                t h e l i f e c y c l e s of t h e s y s t e m s .

                        (c)     The p l a n s and p r o c e d u r e s f o r a c c i d e n t / i n c i d e n t
                                i n v e s t i g a t i o n s , including those f o r t h e follow-
                                up on c o r r e c t i v e a c t i o n s a n d t h e f e e d b a c k o f
                                accident/incident information t o other
                                involved o r i n t e r e s t e d organizations.
                         (d)    The a n a l y s i s and d i s s e m i n a t i o n o f s a f e t y d a t a .
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         4   .       PROCEDURES

                     a.    The P a n e l w i l l f u n c t i o n i n an a d v i s o r y c a p a c i t y t o t h e
                           A d m i n i s t r a t o r , a n a , t h r o u g h him, t o t h o s e o r g a n i z a t i o n a l
                           e l e m e n t s r e s p o n s i b l e f o r management o f t h e N A S A s a f e t y
                           activities.
                     b.    The P a n e l w i l l b e p r o v i d e d w i t h a l l i n f o r m a t i o n r e q u i r e d
                           t o d i s c h a r g e i t s acivisory r e s p o n s i b i l i t i e s as t h e y
                           p e r t a i n t o b o t h S?ASA a n a i t s c o n t r e e t o r s ' s a f e t y
                           activities       .     T h i s i n f o r m a t i o n w i l l b e made a v a i l a b l e
                           t h r o u g h t h e mechanism of a p p r o p r i a t e r e p o r t s , and by
                                          --
                           means o f i n s i t u r e v i e w s o f s a f e t y a c t i v i t i e s a t t h e
                           v a r i o u s NASA ana c o n t r a c t o r s i t e s , as deemed n e c e s s a r y
                           by t h e P a n e l an6 a r r a n g e d through t h e A d m i n i s t r a t o r .
                           The P a n e l will t h u s b e e n a b l e d t o examine and e v a l u a t e
                           n o t o n l y t h e g e n e r a l s t a t u s of t h e EASA s a f e t y s y s t e m ,
                           b u t a l s o t h e key e l e m e n t s o f t h e p l a n n e d and on-going
                           a c t i v i t i e s i n t h i s system,
         5.          ORGANIZATION

                     a.
                     -..   1.Iembershi.DL

                                   The P a n e l w i l l c o n s i s t o f a maximum of n i n e members,
                                   who w i l l b e a p p o i n t e d by t h e A d a i n i s t r a t o r .
                                   Appointments w i l l b e f o r a t e r m of s i x y e a r s ,
                                   except t n a t , i n o r d e r t o provide c o n t i n u i t y o f
                                   m e m b e r s h i p , o n e - t h i r d o f t h e members a p p o i n t e d
                                   o r i g i n a l l y t o t h e Panel w i l l be appointed f o r a
                                   term o f two y e a r s , o n e - t h i r d f o r a term o f f o u r
                                   y e a r s , and o n e - t h i r d f o r a term o f s i x y e a r s .
                           (2)     Not inore t h a n f o u r members o f t h e T a n e l s h a l l b e
                                   employees o f N A S A , n o r s h a l l s u c h NASA members
                                   c o n s t i t u t e a m a j o r i t y of t h e c o m p o s i t i o n of t h e
                                   P a n e l a t any g i v e n time.
                           (3)     Compensation and t r a v e l a l l o w a n c e s f o r P a n e l
                                   members s h a l l b e as s p e c i f i e d i n S e c t i o n 6 o f t h e
                                   NASA A u t h o r i z a t i o n Act, 1968.

                     b.    Officers
                           (1) The Officers o f t h e P a n e l shall b e a Chairman and
                               a Vice Chairman, who s h a l l b e s e l e c t e d by t h e P a n e l
                               from t h e i r membership t o s e r v e f o r one-year terms,
                           (2)     The Chairman, o r Vice Chairman i n h i s a b s e n c e ,
                                   shall p r e s i d e a t a l l m e e t i n g s o f t h e P a n e l an6 s h a l l
                                   have t h e u s u a l powers o f a p r e s i d i n g o f f i c e r .
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     c.    Committees
           (1) The P a n e l i s a u t h o r i z e d t o e s t a b l i s h s p e c i a l
               committees, as n e c e s s a r y and as approved b y t h e
               Administrator, t o c a r r y out specified tasks w i t h i n
               t h e s c o p e of d u t i e s of' t h e P a n e l .

           (2;     All s u c h committee a c t i v i t i e s will b e c o n s i d e r e d
                   a n i n s e p a r a b l e e x t e n s i o n o f P a n e l a c t i v i t i e s , and
                   w i l l b e i n a c c o r d a n c e w i t h a l l a p p l i c a b l e pro-
                   c e d u r e s and r e g u l a t i o n s s e t f o r t h i n t h i s
                   Instruction.
           (3)     The Chairman of each s p e c i a l committee s h a l l b e a
                   member of t h e Aerospace S a f e t y Advisory P a n e l . The
                   o t h e r committee members may o r may n o t b e members
                   of t h e P a n e l , as recommended b y t h e P a n e l and
                   approved by t h e A d m i n i s t r a t o r .
           (4)     Appointment o f P a n e l members t o committees as
                   o f f i c e r s or members will b e e i t h e r f o r one year,
                   f o r t h e d u r a t i o n of t h e i r term as P a n e l members, o r
                   f o r t h e l i f e t i m e o f t h e committee, w h i c h e v e r i s t h e
                   s h o r t e s t . Appointments o f non-Panel members t o
                   committees w i l l b e f o r a p e r i o d o f one year o r f o r
                   t h e l i f e t i m e o f t h e committee, w h i c h e v e r i s s h o r t e r .

           (5)     Compensation a n d t r a v e l a l l o w a n c e s f o r committee
                   menbers who a r e n o t members o f t h e P a n e l s h a l l b e
                   t h e same as f o r members o f t h e P a n e l i t s e l f , e x c e p t
                   t h a t compensation f o r s u c h c o r m i t t e e members
                   a p p o i n t e d from o u t s i d e t h e F e d e r a l Government s h a l l
                   b e a t t h e r a t e p r e s c r i b e d by t h e A d m i n i s t r a t o r f o r
                   comparable s e r v i c e s .
     d.    Meetings
                   R e g u l a r m e e t i n g s o f t h e P a n e l w i l l b e h e l d as o f t e n
                   as n e c e s s a r y and a t l e a s t t w i c e a ~ e a r . One m e e t i n g
                   each year s h a l l b e an Annual Meeting. B u s i n e s s
                   conducted a t t h i s m e e t i n g will i n c l u d e s e l e c t i n g
                   t h e C h a i r m a n a d t h e B i c e Chairman of t h e P a n e l ,
                   recommending new committees and committee members
                   as r e q u i r e d o r d e s i r e d , a p p r o v i n g t h e P a n e l ' s
                   a n n u a l r e p o r t t o t h e A d m i n i s t r a t o r , and s u c h o t h e r
                   b u s i n e s s as may b e r e q u i r e d .
           (2)     S p e c i a l m e e t i n g s of t h e P a n e l may b e c a l l e d by t h e
                   Chairman, by n o t i c e s e r v e d p e r s o n a l l y upon o r by
                   mail or t e l e g r a p h t o t h e u s u a l address of each
                   member a t l e a s t f i v e d a y s p r i o r t o t h e m e e t i n g .
-       4       r   .   L                                                                          ENCLOSURE I1
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                                        S p e c i a l m e e t i n s s s h a l l b e c a l l e d i n t h e same
                                        manner b y t h e Chairman, upon t h e w r i t t e n r e q u e s t
                                        o f t h r e e members of t h e P a n e l .
                                         If p r a c t i c a b l e , t h e o b j e c t o f a s p e c i a l E e e t i n g
                                         s h o u l d b e s e n t i n w r i t i n g t o a l l niembers, a d i f
                                         p o s s i b l e a s p e c i a l m e e t i n g s h o u l d b e a v o i d e d by
                                         o b t a i n i n g t h e views o f members by mzil o r o t h e r w i s e ,
                                         b o t h on t h e q u e s t i o n r e q u i r i n g t h e m e e t i n g and on
                                         t h e q u e s t i o n of c a l l i n g a s p e c i a l meeting.

                                         A l l meetings o f s p e c i a l committees i s i l l b e c a l l e d
                                         by t h e i r r e s p e c t i v e c h a i r m e n p u r s u a n t t o and i n
                                         accordance w i t h performing t h e i r s p e c i f i e d tasks.
                                         M i n u t e s o f all m e e t i n g s of t h e P a n e l , a n a o f s p e c i a l
                                         committees e s t a b l i s h e d b y t h e P a n e l , will b e k e p t .
                                         Such m i n u t e s s h a l l , a t a minimum, c o n t a i n a r e c o r d
                                         o f p e r s o n s p r e s e n t , a d e s c r i p t i o n o f matters d i s -
                                         c u s s e d and c o n c l u s i o n s r e a c h e d , and c o p i e s o f a l l
                                         r e p o r t s r e c e i v e d , i s s u e d , o r a p p r o v e d by t h e P a n e l
                                         o r committee. The a c c u r a c y of all n i n u t e s will be
                                         c e r t i f i e d t o by t h e Chairman o r t h e P a n e l (or by
                                         t h e V i c e Chairman i n h i s a b s e n c e ) o r o f t h e
                                                        .
                                         c o r i i t t ee
                            e.    Reports a n d Records

                                  (1) The'Panel s h a l l submit a n a n n u a l r e p o r t t o t h e
                                      Adni n i st r a t o r e
                                  (2)    The P a n e l w i l l s u b m i t t o t h e A d m i n i s t r a t o r r e p o r t s
                                         on a l l s a f e t y r e v i e w s and e v a l u a t i o n s w i t h comments
                                         and recommendations as deemed a p p r o p r i a t e by t h e
                                         Panel.
                                  (3)    A l l r e c o r d s and f i l e s o f t h e P a n e l , i n c l u d i n g
                                         a g e n d a s , m i n u t e s of P a n e l and committee m e e t i n g s ,
                                         s t u d i e s , a n a l y s e s , r e p o r t s , o r o t h e r d a t a compila-
                                         t i o n s o r work p a p e r s , made a v a i l a b l e t o o r
                                         p r e p a r e d by o r for t h e P a n e l , w i l l b e r e t a i n e d by
                                         the Panel.

                            f.    Avoidance o f C o n f l i c t s o f I n t e r e s t
                                  (1) Nongovernmental menbers o f the P a n e l , a n a of
                                      s p e c i a l comrfiittees e s t a b l i s h e u b y t h e P a n e l , a r e
                                      " S p e c i a l Government Zm~?logees"w i t h i n t h e rieaning
                                      o f NHB lgOO.2A, which s e t s fox-th g u i d a n c e t o NASA
                                      S p e c i a l Government S x p l o y e e s r e g a r d i n g t h e
                                      a v o i d a n c e o f c o n f l i c t s o f i n t e r e s t and t n e
                                      o b s e r v a n c e o f e t h i c e l stantiards o f c o n d u c t .        .!
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                    copy of' NHB 1900.2A and r e l a t e d NASA i n s t r u c t i o n s
                    on c o n f l i c t s of i n t e r e s t w i l l b e f u r n i s h e d t o e a c h
                    P a n e l o r committee member a t t h e time o f h i s
                    appointment as a N A S A c o n s u l t a n t o r e x p e r t .
            (2)     Nongovernmental members o f t h e P a n e l o r a s p e c i a l
                    committee w i l l s u b m i t a "NASA S p e c i a l Government
                    Employees C o n f i d e n t i a l S t a t e m e n t of Employment
                    and F i n a n c i a l I n t e r e s t s " ( N A S A Form 1 2 7 1 ) p r i o r t o
                    p a r t i c i p a t i n g i n t h e a c t i v i t i e s of the Panel or a
                    s p e c i a l committee.
6.    SUPPORT

      a.    A s t a f f , t o be comprised of f u l l - t i m e N A S A employees,
            shall b e e s t a b l i s h e d t o s u p p o r t t h e P a n e l . The inembers
            of t h i s s t a f f will b e f u l l y r e s p o n s i v e t o d i r e c t i o n from
            the Chairman o r t h e P a n e l .

      b,    The d i r e c t o r o f this s t a f f will s e r v e as E x e c u t i v e
            S e c r e t a r y t o t h e P a n e l . The E x e c u t i v e S e c r e t a r y of t h e
            P a n e l , i n a c c o r d a n c e w i t h t h e s p e c i f i c i n s t r u c t i o n s from
            t h e Chairman o f t h e P a n e l , s h a l l :

            (1) Adrainister t h e a f f a i r s of t h e P a n e l a n d have g e n e r a l
                s u p e r v i s i o n of a l l a r r a n g e m e n t s f o r s a f e t y r e v i e w s
                    and e v a l u a t i o n s , and o t h e r matters u n d e r t a k e n by
                    the Panel.

            (2)     Insure t h a t a w r i t t e n record i s kept of a l l
                    t r a n s a c t i o n s , and submit t h e same t o t h e P a n e l f o r
                    approval at each subsequent meeting,
            (3)     I n s u r e t h a t t h e same s e r v i c e i s p r o v i d e d f o r a l l
                    s p e c i a l committees o f t h e P a n e l .




       CFR Title 14, Chapter 5 , Subpart 1209.5.
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                                                                          ( L i s t those qudijications, including experience and training, JIich relate
     6. S P E C I A L QUAL1 FICATIONS O F C O N S U L T A N T OR E X P E R T
        specifically to the services to be performed, so a s t o show t h a the employee is qualified a s an expert or consultant for the duties for which
        the appointm nt i s made. Continue on reverse)
                      (lj extended experience as staff agsistant to senior agency management
     resulting in a knowledge of the evolution and current content of NASA policies,
     organizational structure, programs and management systems.
             (2) recent direct knowledge of principal NASA contractor policies and
     management systems as well a s a broad knowledge of program management within
     the aerospace discipline.
             (3) working familiarity with principal NASA and contractor executives.
             (4)within this broader context, a s first Executive Secretary of the Panel:
                  (a) assisted the Administrator in the establishment and organization
                      of the Panel and the selection of its membership.
                  (b) organized the Panel's first year's activities and agendas, including
                      the Panel's Apollo review and edited the resulting reports.
                  (c) advised the Chairman on relations with Congressional and other
iI                    governmental elements.                         ..            ,     ..                                                    .LA


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     NASA FORM 452              M A Y 69      .   PREVIOUS EDITIONS A R E OBSOLETE.