CBS Inc. has announced that William J. Small has been named CBS vice president, Washington. Small as been CBS news senior vice president, director of news since 1974. In this capacity he has been responsible or all daily news gathering for both radio and television, as well as daily news broadcasts, including the CBS Morning News and the CBS Evening News. He became CBS news Washington bureau chief in 1962.

Robert E. Baily has been appointed vice president of finance of International Business Services, Inc. Bailey has been associated with the management consulting firm since 1976. Prior to joining IBS, Bailey served as an agent with the Internal Revenue Service.

John D. Jackson has been appointed corporate secretary of Fairchild Industries by the board of directors of the Germantown, Md., aerospace and communications company. He has been deputy general counsel for the corporation since 1976 and will continue in that capacity.

Joseph T. Benedict and Edwin B. Brooks Jr. have been nominated to the top offices of the United States League of Savings associations.

Benedict, chairman of Freedom Federal Savings and Loan Association of Worcester, Mass., has been nominated as League president. Brooks, president of Security Federal Savings and Loan Association, Richmond, Va., has been nominated to serve as vice president.

The United States League is the largest trade organization serving the $490 billion savings and loan business. Savings associations are the nations primary source of home mortgage loans.

Francis G. Addison, chairman of the board of Union First National Bank announced the election of Simmons B. Savage III vice president. Savage is a native Washingtonian and received his B. A. degree from Princeton University.

Gerald R. Ellis has been appointed controller for Xerox Corp.'s mid-Atlantic region, headquartered in Arlington. Ellis joined Xerox in 1973 and has he held several financial management positions.

George F. Cormey Jr. has been elected a senior vice president of the First National Bank of Maryland. Cormey has been vice president responsible for the bank's metropolitan retail region since 1977.He also assumes responsibility for the bank's southern Maryland region.

The Rock Creek Ginger Ale Company has made three new management appointments. Lou Micklson, formerly with the Bank of Virginia, was named operations manager: Jerry Thorne was promoted from sales to marketing manager, with George Brennan moving up to the sales manager position.

The board of directors of Bankers Security Life Insurance Society has elected Dale B. Peck vice president and treasurer of the firm. He comes to Bankers Security from Arthur Anderson & Co. where he had worked for 10 years.

Fairchild Industries of Germantown Md., has announced that retired General Robert J. Dixon, previously commander of the Tactical Air Command, will become president of its largest division, the Fairchild Republic Company. Dixon served as commander of the Tactical Air Command from 1973 until his retirement earlier thisyear. He has held numerous management positions during his air force career, including vice commander of the Seventh Air Force in Vietnam.

Robert N. Gordon, formerly a vice president of Groth, Martin, and Moysey in Rockville, Maryland, was appointed vice president and branch manager for the Washington, D.C. office of Laidlaw Adams and Peck, Inc. Laidlaw, a full brokerage and investment banking business, is a member of the New York and American Stock Exchanges.

The Federal Open Market Committee of the Federal Reserve has announced the appointment of Murray Altman as its secretary to succeed Arthur L. Broida, who is retiring from the staff of board of governors after 31 years of service.

Altman was appointed assistant secretary of the committee in 1972 and deputy secretary in 1974. He has been a member of the staff of board of governors since 1949.