Survey of Aeronautical Charting and Cartography Employees’ Views of Proposed Relocation to TASC
In response to an April 13, 1999 request from the Chairman, Subcommittee on Transportation and Related Agencies, Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, we conducted a survey of current Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Aeronautical Charting and Cartography (AC&C) employees. In Fiscal Year (FY) 1999, the Office of Management and Budget proposed transferring AC&C from the Department of Commerce to the Department of Transportation's Transportation Administrative Services Center (TASC). Congress specifically prohibited the Department of Transportation from making this move and included the funding for AC&C in the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) budget. However, AC&C remains a part of NOAA, funded on a reimbursable basis from FAA until a final organizational placement is made. Although the Department of Transportation has again proposed the transfer of AC&C to TASC, Congress has not yet completed action on the President’s FY 2000 budget.