Effective Date: October 27, 2000
|Responsible Office: Office of Human Resources and Education|
|Subject: Commission on Workers, Communities, and Economic Change in the New Economy|
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Establishment. There is established the "Commission on Workers, Communities, and Economic Change in the New Economy" (Commission). The Commission shall be composed of up to 14 persons to be appointed by the President from individuals who represent State or local agencies relating to workforce or community development, economists or other workforce development experts, labor organizations, business leaders, and Members of Congress. The President shall designate a Chairperson from among the members of the Commission.
Sec. 2. Functions. The Commission shall conduct a study
of matters relating to economic dislocation, and worker and community
adjustment to such dislocations. In carrying out this study, the Commission
shall examine: (a) the impact of international trade, technology, globalization,
and the changing nature of work on both workers. and their communities;
Sec. 3. Report. Not later than 12 months after the first
meeting of the Commission, the Commission shall prepare and submit to
the President and the Congress a report that contains a detailed statement
of the findings and conclusions of the Commission's study carried out
under section 2 of this order, and includes:
Sec. 4. Administration. (a) Members of the Commission shall serve without compensation for their work on the Commission. While engaged in the work of the Commission, members appointed from among private citizens of the United States may be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, as authorized by law for persons serving intermittently in the Government service (5 U.S.C. 5701-5707).
(b) The Department of Labor shall provide the Commission with funding
land administrative support. The Commission may have paid staff. In
addition, appropriate Federal agencies may be requested to designate
staff to assist with the work of the Commission. The Secretary of Labor
shall perform the functions of the President under the Federal Advisory
Sec. 5. General Provisions. The Commission shall terminate 30 days after submitting its report.
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