EXECUTIVE
ORDER
EO 13285
Effective Date: February 03, 2003

Responsible Office: Office of the Administrator
Subject: President's Council on Service and Civic Participation

 
                President's Council on Service and Civic 
                Participation


                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, and in order to encourage the recognition of 
                volunteer service and civic participation by all 
                Americans, and especially America's youth, it is hereby 
                ordered as follows:


                Section 1. The President's Council on Service and Civic 
                Participation. (a) There is hereby established within 
                the Corporation for National and Community Services 
                (CNCS) the President's Council on Service and Civic 
                Participation (Council).


                    (b) The Council shall be composed of up to 25 
                members, including representatives of America's youth, 
                appointed by the President. Each member shall serve for 
                a term of 2 years and may continue to serve after the 
                expiration of their term until a successor is 
                appointed. The President shall designate one member to 
                serve as Chair and one member to serve as Vice Chair. 
                Subject to the direction of the Chief Executive Officer 
                of the CNCS, the Chair, and in the Chair's absence the 
                Vice Chair, shall convene and preside at the meetings 
                of the Council, determine its agenda, and direct its 
                work.


                Sec. 2. Mission and Functions of the Council.


(a) The mission of the Council shall be to:


(i) encourage the recognition of outstanding volunteer service and civic 
participation by individuals, schools, and organizations and thereby 
encourage more such activity, especially on the part of America's youth; 
and


(ii) facilitate awareness of the ways in which Americans throughout our 
history have helped to meet the vital needs of their communities and Nation 
through volunteer service and civic participation.


                    (b) In carrying out its mission, the Council shall:


(i) design and recommend programs to recognize individuals, schools, and 
organizations that excel in their efforts to support volunteer service and 
civic participation, especially with respect to students in primary 
schools, secondary schools, and institutions of higher learning;


(ii) exchange information and ideas with interested individuals and 
organizations on ways to expand and improve programs developed pursuant to 
subsection 2(b)(i) of this order;


(iii) advise the Chief Executive Officer of the CNCS on broad 
dissemination, especially among schools and youth organizations, of 
information regarding recommended practices for the promotion of volunteer 
service and civic participation, and other relevant educational and 
promotional materials;


(iv) monitor and advise the Chief Executive Officer of the CNCS on the need 
for the enhancement of materials disseminated pursuant to subsection 
2(b)(iii) of this order; and


(v) make recommendations from time to time to the President, through the 
Director of the USA Freedom Corps, on ways to promote and recognize 
outstanding volunteer service and civic participation by individuals, 
schools, and organizations and to promote awareness of the ways in which 
Americans throughout our history have helped to meet the vital needs of 
their communities and Nation through volunteer service and civic 
participation.


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                Sec. 3. Administration. (a) Each Federal agency, to the 
                extent permitted by law and subject to the availability 
                of appropriations, shall furnish such information and 
                assistance to the Council as the Council may, with the 
                approval of the Director of the USA Freedom Corps, 
                request.


                    (b) The members of the Council shall serve without 
                compensation for their work on the Council. Members of 
                the Council who are not officers or employees of the 
                United States may receive travel expenses, including 
                per diem in lieu of subsistence, as authorized by law 
                for persons serving intermittently in the Government (5 
                U.S.C. 5701-5707).
                    (c) To the extent permitted by law, the Chief 
                Executive Officer of the CNCS shall furnish the Council 
                with necessary staff, supplies, facilities, and other 
                administrative services and shall pay the expenses of 
                the Council.
                    (d) The Chief Executive Officer of the CNCS shall 
                appoint an Executive Director to head the staff of the 
                Council.
                    (e) The Council, with the approval of the Chief 
                Executive Officer of the CNCS, may establish 
                subcommittees of the Council, consisting exclusively of 
                members of the Council, as appropriate to aid the 
                Council in carrying out its mission under this order.


                Sec. 4. General Provisions. (a) Insofar as the Federal 
                Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.) 
                (Act), may apply to the administration of any portion 
                of this order, any functions of the President under the 
                Act, except that of reporting to the Congress, shall be 
                performed by the Chief Executive Officer of CNCS in 
                accordance with the guidelines and procedures issued by 
                the Administrator of General Services.


                    (b) Unless extended by the President, this order 
                shall expire 2 years from the date of this order.


                    (Presidential Sig.)B


                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                JANUARY 29, 2003

		

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