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From the Collection of enactment and decrees of the government for 1921, Administration of the Council of People's Commissars of the USSR

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Tariff of responsible workers in professional, economic, Soviet and party organizations. ( Izv. No. 149, S. U. 53‐326). 

Article No. 326.

Resolution of the All‐Russian Central Council of Trade Unions.

In view of the significant changes that have taken place recently in the field of remuneration and in order to better harmonize the remuneration rates of responsible employees with those in enterprises and institutions, the All‐Russian Central Council of Trade Unions decides:

Introduce, from May 1, 1921, the following regulation on the tariff of responsible workers in professional, economic, Soviet and party organizations.

1.  The remuneration of responsible workers is established depending on the average earnings of workers (employees) of the serviced enterprises (institutions), taken as 100%.

2.  The basis for calculating 100% in enterprises is the monthly average earnings of all workers of the highest grade within the working tariff grid, but not higher than grade 15, located in this enterprise, and in institutions ‐ all employees of the institution classified in grade 20.

Note . Average earnings are calculated by adding up the monthly earnings of highly qualified workers (in institutions ‐ employees of the 20th category) and dividing the amount received by their total number.

3.  In accordance with 1 and 2, the following rates of remuneration for responsible employees are established: persons assigned to the 1st category of the rate of responsible employees receive 100% of the average earnings, assigned to the 2nd category 110% assigned to the 3rd category 120% assigned to the 4th category 130%

classified as 5th category 140% assigned to the 6th category 150%

4.  Determination of 100% of average earnings is made: I) for members of factory committees, factory committees, local committees and other union organizations in enterprises and institutions in accordance with 2 and the note to it of this Regulation, II) for all other union and inter‐union organizations, as well as for economic, party and Soviet on average earnings of no less than five factory committees of different unions of a given area.

5.  Establishment of 100% of the average earnings of a given locality (city) for the organizations listed in clause II 4 is carried out by the labor rate setting departments of the highest inter‐union organization of the given locality and is published for general information. A decree on the size of 100% of average earnings, published with the appropriate signatures, serves as the basis for the payment of maintenance to all responsible workers of professional (except for factory committees, local committees and other union organizations in enterprises and institutions), economic, Soviet and party organizations of a given locality and is valid until a special resolution of the Labor Rationing Department of the All‐Russian Central Council of Trade Unions.

Note 1 . For rural areas within a given county, the published 100% is applied with a corresponding decrease in accordance with the tariff zones.

Note 2 . The county bureaus have the right to publish 100% of the average earnings only upon approval by the Labor Standardization Department of the Provincial Council of Trade Unions.

6.  Responsible employees in enterprises and institutions retain the right to all types of in‐kind allowance on an equal basis with employees of this enterprise or institution.

7.  For the rest of the responsible workers of professional, economic, Soviet and party organizations, in addition to the main labor ration, additional allowance in kind is established, the norms of which are developed by the Central Commission for the supply of workers in agreement with the Labor Standardization Department of the AllRussian Central Council of Trade Unions.

8.  In addition to the rate received, no additional remuneration in the form of a bonus, overtime, etc. is allowed.

Note . Additional remuneration is allowed only for the performance of special literary and teaching work that is not part of the direct responsibilities of employees.

9.  The work of responsible employees is not limited by time.

10.                Paid combination of senior officials, both elected and hired, is not allowed.

11.                Business trips and vacations for responsible employees are established on a general basis.

12.                This tariff comes into force on May 1, 1921 and cancels all previously issued regulations and tariffs on this matter.

Signed by:

Chairman            of            the          All‐Russian         Central Council                of            Trade Unions Andreev .

Head of the Labor Rationing Department of the All‐Russian Central

Council of Trade Unions Schmidt .

June 23, 1921.

Published in No. 149 Izvestia of the All‐Russian Central Executive

Committee of Soviets dated July 10, 1921.