FG 322 (Advisory Committee on Federal Pay) (White House Central Files: Subject Files)


These Presidential historical materials are in the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration under the provisions of Title I of the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act of 1974 (44 U.S.C. 2111 note), and implementing regulations. In accordance with the act and regulations, archivists reviewed the file group to identify private or personal as well as non-historical items. Such items, if found, have been withdrawn for return to the individual with primary proprietary or commemorative interest in them.

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  • Linear measurement of materials:   < 1 in.
  • Number of pages:   28
Organizational Note

The Advisory Committee on Federal Pay was established by the Federal Pay Comparability Act of 1970 (Public Law 91-656, January 8, 1971). The Committee reviewed the annual report of the President's agents on matters of Federal pay comparability and made recommendations on the findings of those reports. The Committee consisted of three members, each appointed by the President.  Members served for a term of six years. The initial appointees, however, served staggered terms of two, four, and six years.

Scope and Content Note

The records consist of correspondence , memorandums, press releases, and personnel actions. Primary correspondents include the President, Charles W. Colson, John Campbell, Kenneth R. Cole, Jr., David P. Taylor, Daniel T. Kingsley, Bryce N. Harlow, and AFL-CIO President George Meany. Topics include funding for the Committee, relations with government labor organizations, recommended adjustments in Federal employee pay, the presentation of the Committee's annual report to the President, and appointments to the Committee. Corresponding oversized attachments have been processed and integrated into the files.

The terms Executive and General are used before the code FG 322 generally to determine the source of the materials. Items designated Executive are communications among national, foreign, state and local governments and their agencies, Members of Congress, and other prominent people. Items designated General are communications between Government officials and private citizens, institutions, and other private interests. 

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