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General Services Administration ALLOWANCES AND OFFICE STAFF FOR FORMER PRESIDENTS Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Request CONTENTS Appropriations Language ...........................................................................2 Program Description ...................................................................................2 Explanation of Changes .............................................................................3 Summary of the Request ............................................................................4 Amounts Available for Obligation ................................................................5 Obligations by Object Classification ...........................................................5 Budget Request by President .....................................................................6

U.S. General Services Administration Allowances and Office Staff for Former Presidents Appropriations Language For carrying out the provisions of the Act of August 25, 1958 (3 U.S.C. 102 note), and Public Law 95-138, $3,671,000.

Program Description This appropriation provides pensions, office staffs, and related expenses for former Presidents Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, William Clinton, and George W. Bush, and for the postal franking privileges for the widows of former Presidents Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford.

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U.S. General Services Administration Allowances and Office Staff for the Former Presidents Explanation of Changes
(Dollars in Thousands)

Budget Authority $ 3,756 3,671 -$ 85 Budget Authority Maintaining Current Levels: Increased benefits for former Presidents Increased rental rates for former Presidents $ 26 $ 21 $ 47 Program Decreases: Decreased rent and goods & services for former President Clinton Decreased personnel compensation for former President G W Bush staff Decreased goods and services for former President Carter -$ 163 -38 -6 -$ 207 Program Increases: Increased personnel benefits for former President Clinton staff Increased overtime utilities for former President G W Bush $ 39 $ 36 $ 75 -$ 85
Note: resources requested for FY 2012. This table does not include $74 thousand requested in the -time purchase of IT equipment for former President G W Bush; this request non-recurred in FY 2012.

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U.S. General Services Administration Allowances and Office Staff for Former Presidents Summary of the Request
The FY 2012 budget requests a total of $3,671 thousand for the annual pensions of former Presidents and compensation of their office staffs and related expenses, a decrease of -$85 thousand from the FY 2010 enacted level. The FY 2012 budget requests the following changes: -$163 thousand for decreased rent and goods and services costs for former President Clinton. -$38 thousand to decrease personnel compensation for the office staff of former President GW Bush. The Former Presidents Act, 3 U.S.C. 102 note, limits compensation for office staff of former Presidents to an aggregate of $96 thousand for each former President, except in the first 30 months of eligibility for these benefits, when the ceiling is $150 thousand. will expire on January 20, 2012 and this decrease reflects a reduction to a rate equivalent to $96 thousand per year after that date. -$6 thousand in decreased goods and services for former President Carter. $21 thousand for increased rental rates for the former Presidents. $26 thousand for increased pension costs for all former Presidents. $36 thousand for increased utilities (air conditioning and heating) for the office of former President George W. Bush. $39 thousand for increased personnel benefits for the office staff of former President Clinton. Program Increases and Decreases by Former President: For former President George W. Bush, $11 thousand: The FY 2012 budget request provides a decrease of -$38 thousand for reduced personnel compensation allowance, and increases of $7 thousand for increased pension costs, $36 thousand for costs of overtime utilities, and $6 thousand for increased rental rates. For former President Clinton, -$110 thousand: The FY 2012 budget request provides a net decrease of -$136 thousand for rent and -$20 thousand for goods and services, a $39 thousand increase in personnel benefits for office staff, and an increase of $7 thousand for increased pension costs. For former President George H.W. Bush, $14 thousand: The FY 2012 budget request provides increases of $6 thousand for increased pension costs and $8 thousand for rent. For former President Carter, no change: The FY 2012 budget request provides an increase of $6 thousand for increased pension costs, which is offset by a $6 thousand decrease in goods and services.

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U.S. General Services Administration Allowances and Office Staff for the Former Presidents Amounts Available for Obligation
(Dollars in Thousands)

FY 2010 Actual $ 3,756 $ 485 $ 3,271 Net Outlays $ 2,910

FY 2011 Annualized CR level $ 3,756 $0 $ 3,756 $ 3,693

FY 2012 Request $ 3,671 $0 $ 3,671 $ 3,677

Obligations by Object Classification


(Dollars in Thousands)

FY 2011 FY 2010 Annualized Actual CR level 11.8 12.1 13.0 21.0 23.1 23.3 $ 401 194 802 51 1,300 143 $ 1,443 24.0 25.2 26.0 31.0 99.0 22 244 51 63 $ 3,271 1,397 1,874 $ 438 272 826 120 1,186 195 $ 1,381 63 402 62 192 $ 3,756 1,536 2,220

FY 2012 Request $ 400 277 844 123 1,109 195 $ 1,304 63 406 62 192 $ 3,671 1,521 2,150

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U.S. General Services Administration Allowances and Office Staff for Former Presidents Budget Request by President
(Dollars in Thousands)

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