2009 Budget and Performance Summary - Community Relations Service (CRS)

COMMUNITY RELATIONS SERVICE
(Dollars in thousands)

  SALARIES AND EXPENSES
  Pos. FTE Amount
       
2007 Enacted 56 56 10,221
       
2008 Enacted 56 56 9,794
       
2009 Request 56 56 9,873
       
Change
2009 from 2008 Enacted
0 0 79
       
Adjustments to Base      
       
Increases:      
2009
pay raise (2.9%)
0 0 130
2008
pay raise annualization (3.5%)
0 0 53
Retirement (1.3
Percent)
0 0 4
GSA Rent 0 0 23
DHS Security
Charge
0 0 48
Health Insurance 0 0 -49
Employees Compensation
Fund
0 0 -108
Changes in Compensable
Days
0 0 -22
       
Subtotal
Increases
0 0 79
       
Total Adjustments to Base 0 0 79
2009 Current Services 56 56 9,873
       
2009 Request 56 56 9,873
Change
2009 from 2008 Enacted
0 0 79

 

COMMUNITY RELATIONS SERVICE
SALARIES AND EXPENSES

(Dollars in thousands)

  2008 Enacted 2009 Current Services 2009 Request Total Program Changes
Comparison by activity and program Perm
Pos.
FTE Amount Perm
Pos.
FTE Amount Perm
Pos.
FTE Amount Perm
Pos.
FTE Amount
 
1. Mediation and Conflict Resolution 56 56 $9,794 56 56 $9,873 56 56 $9,873 0 0 $0
 
Grand Total 56 56 9,794 56 56 9,873 56 56 9,873 0 0 0
 
The Community Relations Service (CRS) is a specialized
mediation service available to state and local officials and communities
in resolving and preventing racial and ethnic conflict, violence, and civil
disorder. It has a Washington, DC Headquarters office, 10 Regional offices
and 4 field offices. Created under Title X of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
(42 U.S.C. §2000g et seq.), CRS’ mandate requires it “to
provide assistance to communities and persons therein in resolving disputes,
disagreements, or difficulties relating to discriminatory practices based
on race, color or national origin which impair the rights of person in such
communities under the Constitution or laws of the United States or which
affect or may affect interstate commerce.” For over forty years, CRS
has helped governors, mayors, police chiefs, school superintendents, and
civil leaders defuse and manage community-wide racial and ethnic tensions
and conflict. CRS is the only federal component assigned this legislative
mandate.