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.), and in order to promote the
employment of people with disabilities, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Establishment and Composition of the Board.
(a) There is hereby
established the President's Disability Employment Partnership Board
(b) The Board shall be composed of not more than 15 members who shall
be appointed by the President for terms of 2 years. The membership shall
include individuals who are representatives of business (including small
business), labor organizations, State or local government, disabled
veterans, people with disabilities, organizations serving people with
disabilities, and researchers or academicians focusing on issues relating
to the employment of people with disabilities, and may include other
individuals representing entities involved in issues relating to the
employment of people with disabilities as the President finds appropriate.
(c) The President shall designate a Chairperson from among the members
of the Board to serve a term of two years.
(d) Members and the Chairperson may be reappointed for subsequent terms
and may continue to serve until their successors have been appointed.
Sec. 2. Functions. (a) The Board shall provide advice
and information to the President, the Vice President, the Secretary
of Labor, and other appropriate Federal officials with respect to facilitating
the employment of people with disabilities, and shall assist in other
activities that promote the formation of public-private partnerships,
the use of economic incentives, the provision of technical assistance
regarding entrepreneurship, and other actions that may enhance employment
opportunities for people with disabilities.
(b) In carrying out paragraph (a) of this section, the Board shall:
(i) develop and submit to the Office of Disability Employment Policy
in the Department of Labor a comprehensive written plan for joint public-private
efforts to promote employment opportunities for people with disabilities
and improve their access to financial institutions and commercial and
(ii) identify strategies that may be used by employers, labor unions,
national and international organizations, and Federal, State, and local
officials to increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities;
(iii) coordinate with the Office of Disability Employment Policy in
the Department of Labor in promoting the collaborative use of public
and private resources to assist people with disabilities in forming
and expanding small business concerns and in enhancing their access
to Federal procurement and other relevant business opportunities. Public
resources include those of the Department of Labor, the Small Business
Administration, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Education,
the Department of Defense, the Department of Treasury, the Department
of Veterans Affairs, the Federal Communications Commission, and of executive
departments and agency offices responsible for small, disadvantaged
(c) The Board shall submit annual written reports to the President,
who may apprise the Congress and other interested organizations and
individuals on its activities, progress, and problems relating to maximizing
employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
(d) The Chairperson of the Board shall serve as a member and Vice Chair
of the National Task Force on Employment of Adults with Disabilities
established under Executive Order 13078 of March 13, 1948.
Sec. 3. Administration. (a) The Board shall meet when
called by the Chairperson, at a time and place designated by the Chairperson.
The Chairperson shall call at least two meetings per calendar year.
The Chairperson may form subcommittees or working groups within the
Board to address particular matters.
(b) The Chairperson may from time to time prescribe such rules, procedures,
and policies relating to the activities of the Board as are not inconsistent
with law or with the provisions of this order.
(c) Members of the Board shall serve without compensation but shall
be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence,
as authorized by law for persons serving intermittently in Federal service
(5 U.S.C. 5701-5707).
(d) The Department of Labor shall provide funding and appropriate support
to assist the Board in carrying out the activities described in section
2 of this order, including necessary office space, equipment, supplies,
services, and staff. The functions of the President under the Federal
Advisory Committee Act, as amended, except that of reporting to the
Congress, that are applicable to the Commission, shall be performed
by the Department of Labor in accordance with guidelines that have been
issued by the Administrator of General Services.
(e) The heads of executive departments and agencies shall, to the extent
permitted by law, provide the Board such information as it may need
for purposes of carrying out the functions described in section 2 of
Sec. 4. Prior Orders and Transition. (a) Executive Order
12640 of May 10, 1988, as amended, relating to the establishment of
the President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities,
is hereby revoked. The employees, records, property, and funds of the
Committee shall become the employees, records, property, and funds of
the Department of Labor.
(b) Executive Order 13078 of March 13, 1998, is amended in sections
1(a) and (b) by striking "Chair of the Presidents Committee on
Employment of People with Disabilities" and inserting "Chairperson
of the President's Disability Employment Partnership Board."
/s/William J. Clinton
THE WHITE HOUSE,
January 10, 2001.