(1)The Secretary of Labor is directed to undertake an appropriate study of institutional and other arrangements giving rise to involuntary retirement, and report his findings and any appropriate legislative recommendations to the President and to the Congress. Such study shall include—
(A)an examination of the effect of the amendment made by section 3(a) of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act Amendments of 1978 in raising the upper age limitation established by section
631(a) of this title to 70 years of age;
(B)a determination of the feasibility of eliminating such limitation;
(C)a determination of the feasibility of raising such limitation above 70 years of age; and
(D)an examination of the effect of the exemption contained in section
631(c) of this title, relating to certain executive employees, and the exemption contained in section
631(d) of this title, relating to tenured teaching personnel.
(2)The Secretary may undertake the study required by paragraph (1) of this subsection directly or by contract or other arrangement.
(b)The report required by subsection (a) of this section shall be transmitted to the President and to the Congress as an interim report not later than January 1, 1981, and in final form not later than January 1, 1982.
Section 3(a) of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act Amendments of 1978, referred to in subsec. (a)(1)(A), is section 3(a) ofPub. L. 95–256, Apr. 6, 1978, 92 Stat. 189, which amended section
631 of this title.
1978—Pub. L. 95–256designated existing provisions as par. (1), added cls. (A) to (D), added par. (2), and added subsec. (b).
Study To Analyze Potential Consequences of Elimination of Mandatory Retirement on Institutions of Higher Education
“(1) The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission shall, not later than 12 months after the date of enactment of this Act [Oct. 31, 1986], enter into an agreement with the National Academy of Sciences for the conduct of a study to analyze the potential consequences of the elimination of mandatory retirement on institutions of higher education.
“(2) The study required by paragraph (1) of this subsection shall be conducted under the general supervision of the National Academy of Sciences by a study panel composed of 9 members. The study panel shall consist of—
“(A) 4 members who shall be administrators at institutions of higher education selected by the National Academy of Sciences after consultation with the American Council of Education, the Association of American Universities, and the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges;
“(B) 4 members who shall be teachers or retired teachers at institutions of higher education (who do not serve in an administrative capacity at such institutions), selected by the National Academy of Sciences after consultation with the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association, the American Association of University Professors, and the American Association of Retired Persons; and
“(C) one member selected by the National Academy of Sciences.
“(3) The results of the study shall be reported, with recommendations, to the President and to the Congress not later than 5 years after the date of enactment of this Act [Oct. 31, 1986].
“(4) The expenses of the study required by this subsection shall be paid from funds available to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.”
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