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COMMITTEE ON REFORM IN THE CIVIL SERVICE.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

HANNIBAL L. GODWIN, North Carolina, Chairman. CHARLES D. CARTER, Oklahoma.

WILLIAM B. MCKINLEY, Illinois. MARTIN DIES, Texas.

FREDERICK R. LEHLBACH, New Jerses LEWIS L. MORGAN, Louisiana.

PORTER H. DALE, Vermont. DENVER S. CHURCH, California.

ROBERT D. HEATON, Pennsylvania. JAMES A. HAMILL, New Jersey.

ROSCOE C. McCULLOCH, Ohio. HUBERT D. STEPHENS, Mississippi.

WALTON K. BETHUNE, Clerk.

D. of D.
00T 1" 1916

RETIREMENT OF EMPLOYEES IN THE FEDERAL CLASSIFIED

SERVICE.

COMMITTEE ON REFORM IN THE CIVIL SERVICE,

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Washington, D. C., April 28, 1916. The committee this day met, Hon. Hannibal L. Godwin (chairman) presiding.

The CHAIRMAN. Mr. Tavenner, you may proceed.

STATEMENT OF HON. CLYDE H. TAVENNER, A REPRESENTATIVE

IN CONGRESS FROM THE STATE OF ILLINOIS.

Mr. TAVENNER. Mr. Chairman and gentlemen of the committee, I desire to offer for publication at the beginning of the printed hearings a copy of the bill which is the subject under discussion before the committee this morning.

The CHAIRMAN. Without objection, it is so ordered.
Mr. TAVENNER. The bill is as follows:

(H. R. 14302, Sixty-fourth Congress, first session.)

A BILL To provide for the retirement of employees in the classified civil service of the

United States of America, the establishment of a civil service superannuation and disability pension system, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That beginning with the first day of July next following the passage of this act all employees in the classified civil service of the United States of America who have served the United States for a total period of not less than fifteen years shall be eligible for retirement on an annuity as hereinafter provided.

SEC. 2. That any employee in the classified civil service who has attained the age of sixty-five years and who has served the United States for a total period of fifteen years and less than twenty years may, upon his or her request, be retired on an annuity equal to twenty per centum of such employee's average annual salary or compensation from the United States for the ten years next preceding the date retirement is to begin. That if such employee has served the United States for a total period of twenty years and less than twenty-five years, the annuity shall be equal to twenty-five per centum of such employee's average annual salary or compensation from the United States for the ten years next preceding the date retirement is to begin. That if such employee has served the United States for a total period of twenty-five years and less than thirty years,

he annuity allowed shall be equal to thirty per centum of such employee's average annual salary or compensation from the United States for the ten years next preceding the date retirement is to begin. That if such employee has served the United States for a total period of thirty years or more, the annuity shall be equal to thirty-five per centum of such employee's average annual salary or compensation from the United States for the ten years next preceding the date retirement is to begin.

SEC. 3. That any employee in the classified civil service who has attained the age of sixty years and who has served the United States for a total period of not less than fifteen years may request, and if the head of the department

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