A prior section 12651, Pub. L. 101–610, title I, § 190, Nov. 16, 1990, 104 Stat. 3168; Pub. L. 102–10, § 9, Mar. 12, 1991, 105 Stat. 31; Pub. L. 102–384, §§ 4, 10, Oct. 5, 1992, 106 Stat. 1455, 1456, provided for establishment of Commission on National and Community Service, prior to the general amendment of subtitle G of title I of Pub. L. 101–610 [former part G of this subchapter] by Pub. L. 103–82, § 202(a).
Effective Date of 1993 Amendment
Pub. L. 103–82, title II, § 203(d), Sept. 21, 1993, 107 Stat. 895, provided that:
“(1)In general.—Except as provided in paragraph (2), this section [amending this section and sections 12639, 12651b to 12651d, 12651f, and 12651g of this title, repealing sections 5041 and 5042 of this title, and enacting provisions set out below], and the amendments made by this section, shall take effect—
18 months after the date of enactment of this Act [Sept. 21, 1993]; or
on such earlier date as the President shall determine to be appropriate and announce by proclamation published in the Federal Register.
Subsection (c)(10) [set out below] shall take effect on the date of enactment of this Act [Sept. 21, 1993].”
[Section 203, and the amendments made by section 203, of Pub. L. 103–82 became effective Apr. 4, 1994, pursuant to Proc. No. 6662, Apr. 4, 1994, 59 F.R. 16507, set out below.]
Pub. L. 103–82, title II, § 202(i), Sept. 21, 1993, 107 Stat. 891, provided that:
Except as provided in paragraph (2), or paragraph (2) or (3) of subsection (g) [amending sections 8F and 9 of the Inspector General Act of 1978
, Pub. L. 95–452
, set out in the Appendix to Title 5
, Government Organization and Employees,
and enacting provisions set out as notes under sections 8F and 9 of such act], the amendments made by this section [enacting this division and section 8E of the Inspector General Act of 1978
, Pub. L. 95–452
, set out in the Appendix to Title 5
, amending section 5041 of this title
, sections 4, 8F, 8G, 9, and 11 of the Inspector General Act of 1978
, Pub. L. 95–452
, set out in the Appendix to Title 5
, sections 9101 and 9105 of Title 31, Money and Finance, section 410 of Title 39
, Postal Service,
and section 484 of former Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works] shall take effect on October 1, 1993
Transfer of Functions of Commission on National and Community Service
Pub. L. 103–82, title II, § 202(c), Sept. 21, 1993, 107 Stat. 888, provided that:
For purposes of this subsection, unless otherwise provided or indicated by the context, each term specified in section 203(c)(1) [set out below] shall have the meaning given the term in such section.
“(3)Application.—The provisions of paragraphs (3) through (10) of section 203(c) [set out below] shall apply with respect to the transfer described in paragraph (2), except that—
for purposes of such application, references to the term ‘ACTION Agency
’ shall be deemed to be references to the Commission
on National and Community Service;
Transfer of Functions From ACTION Agency
Pub. L. 103–82, title II, § 203(c), Sept. 21, 1993, 107 Stat. 892, provided that:
“(1)Definitions.—For purposes of this subsection, unless otherwise provided or indicated by the context—
the term ‘function
any duty, obligation, power, authority, responsibility, right, privilege, activity, or program
“(2)Transfer of functions.—
There are transferred to the Corporation
that the Director
of the ACTION Agency
exercised before the effective date of this subsection [see Effective Date of 1993 Amendment note above] (including all related functions
of any officer or employee
of the ACTION Agency)
“(3)Determinations of certain by the .—
If necessary, the Office of Management and Budget
shall make any determination of the functions
that are transferred under paragraph (2).
“(5)Transfer and of appropriations and personnel.—
Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the personnel employed in connection with, and the assets
, liabilities, contracts, property, records, and unexpended balances of appropriations, authorizations, allocations
, and other funds
employed, used, held, arising from, available to, or to be made available in connection with the functions
transferred by this subsection, subject to section 1531 of title 31
, United States
Code, shall be transferred to the Corporation.
transferred pursuant to this paragraph
shall be used only for the purposes for which the funds
were originally authorized and appropriated.
of the Office of Management and Budget
, at such time or times as the Director
shall provide, is authorized to make such determinations as may be necessary with regard to the functions
transferred by this subsection, and to make such additional incidental dispositions of personnel, assets,
contracts, property, records, and unexpended balances of appropriations, authorizations, allocations,
and other funds
held, used, arising from, available to, or to be made available in connection with such functions,
as may be necessary to carry out
the provisions of this subsection. The Director
of the Office of Management and Budget
shall provide for the termination of the affairs of all entities terminated by this subsection and for such further measures and dispositions as may be necessary to effectuate the purposes of this subsection.
“(7) Effect on personnel.—
“(B)Executive schedule positions.—
Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, any person
who, on the day preceding the effective date of this subsection [see Effective Date of 1993 Amendment note above], held a position compensated in accordance with the Executive Schedule prescribed in chapter 53
of title 5, United States
Code, and who, without a break in service,
is appointed in the Corporation
to a position having duties comparable to the duties performed immediately preceding such appointment shall continue to be compensated in such new position at not less than the rate provided for such previous position, for the duration of the service
of such person
in such new position.
“(C)Termination of certain positions.—
Positions whose incumbents are appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate
, the functions
of which are transferred by this subsection, shall terminate on the effective date of this subsection.
“(8) Savings provisions.—
“(A)Continuing effect of legal documents.—All orders, determinations, rules, regulations, permits, agreements, grants, contracts, certificates, licenses, registrations, privileges, and other administrative actions—
that have been issued, made, granted, or allowed to become effective by the President, any Federal agency
or official thereof, or by a court of competent jurisdiction, in the performance of functions
that are transferred under this subsection; and
that are in effect at the time this subsection takes effect [see Effective Date of 1993 Amendment note above], or were final before the effective date of this subsection and are to become effective on or after the effective date of this subsection,
shall continue in effect according to their terms until modified, terminated, superseded, set aside, or revoked in accordance with law by the President, the Chief Executive Officer
, or other authorized official, a court of competent jurisdiction, or by operation
“(B)Proceedings not affected.—
The provisions of this subsection shall not affect any proceedings, including notices of proposed rulemaking, or any application for any license, permit, certificate, or financial assistance pending before the ACTION Agency
at the time this subsection takes effect, with respect to functions
transferred by this subsection. Such proceedings and applications shall be continued. Orders shall be issued in such proceedings, appeals shall be taken therefrom, and payments shall be made pursuant to such orders, as if this subsection had not been enacted, and orders issued in any such proceedings shall continue in effect until modified, terminated, superseded, or revoked by a duly authorized official, by a court of competent jurisdiction, or by operation
of law. Nothing in this subparagraph shall be deemed to prohibit the discontinuance or modification of any such proceeding under the same terms and conditions and to the same extent that such proceeding could have been discontinued or modified if this subsection had not been enacted.
“(C)Suits not affected.—
The provisions of this subsection shall not affect suits commenced before the effective date of this subsection, and in all such suits, proceedings shall be had, appeals taken, and judgments rendered in the same manner and with the same effect as if this subsection had not been enacted.
“(D)Nonabatement of actions.—
No suit, action, or other proceeding commenced by or against the ACTION Agency
, or by or against any individual in the official capacity of such individual as an officer of the ACTION Agency
, shall abate by reason of the enactment of this subsection.
“(E)Administrative actions promulgation of regulations.—
Any administrative action relating to
the preparation or promulgation of a regulation by the ACTION Agency relating to
transferred under this subsection may be continued by the Corporation
with the same effect as if this subsection had not been enacted.
If a provision of this subsection or its application to any person
or circumstance is held invalid, neither the remainder of this subsection nor the application of the provision to other persons
or circumstances shall be affected.
“(10)Transition.—Prior to, or after, any transfer of a function under this subsection, the Chief Executive Officer is authorized to utilize—
appropriated to such functions
for such period
of time as may reasonably be needed to facilitate the orderly implementation of this subsection.”
Study To Examine and Increase Service Programs for Displaced Workers in Services Corps and Community Service and To Develop Pilot Program Planning Study
Pub. L. 111–13, title I, § 1710, Apr. 21, 2009, 123 Stat. 1549, provided that:
“(a)Planning Study.—The Corporation shall conduct a study to identify—
specific areas of need for displaced workers;
how existing programs
and activities (as of the time of the study) carried out under the national service laws
could better serve displaced workers and communities that have been adversely affected by plant closings and job losses;
prospects for better utilization of displaced workers as resources
and volunteers; and
methods for ensuring the efficient financial organization of services
directed towards displaced workers.
The study shall be carried out in consultation with the Secretary
of Labor, State
labor agencies, and other individuals and entities the Corporation
Not later than 1 year
after the effective date of this Act [for general effective date of Pub. L. 111–13
as Oct. 1, 2009
, see Effective Date of 2009 Amendment note under section 4950 of this title
], the Corporation
shall submit to the authorizing committees
on the results of the planning study required by subsection (a), together with a plan for implementation of a pilot program
using promising strategies and approaches for better targeting and serving displaced workers.
From amounts made available to carry out
this section, the Corporation
shall develop and carry out
a pilot program
based on the findings and plan in the report
submitted under subsection (c).
“(f)Authorization of Appropriations.—
There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out
this section such sums as may be necessary for each of fiscal years
2010 through 2014.”
Continuing Performance of Certain Functions by Commission on National and Community Service
Pub. L. 103–82, title II, § 202(d), Sept. 21, 1993, 107 Stat. 888, provided that:
“The individuals who, on the day before the date of enactment of this Act [Sept. 21, 1993
], are performing any of the functions
required by section 190 of the National and Community Service Act of 1990
(42 U.S.C. 12651
), as in effect on such date, to be performed by the members of the Board
of the Commission
on National and Community Service
may, subject to section 193A of the National and Community Service Act of 1990
[42 U.S.C. 12651d
], as added by subsection (a) of this section, continue to perform such functions
until the date on which the Board
of the Corporation for National and Community Service
conducts the first meeting of the Board.
of such individuals as members of the Board
of such Commission,
and the employment of such individuals as special Government employees,
shall terminate on such date.”
Business Plan for Corporation for National and Community Service
Pub. L. 103–82, title II, § 204, Sept. 21, 1993, 107 Stat. 895, provided that:
“(a) Business Plan Required.—
“(2)Computation.—For purposes of the computation of the 20-day period referred to in paragraph (1), continuity of a session of the Congress shall be considered to be broken only by—
an adjournment of the Congress sine die; and
the days on which either House is not in session because of an adjournment of more than 3 days to a date certain.
“(b) Required Elements of Business Plan.—
“(1)Allocation of funds.—The business plan shall contain—
information that indicates how accountability for such funds
can be determined, in terms of the office
or officer responsible for such funds.
“(2)Investigative and audit functions.—The business plan shall include a description of the plans of the Corporation—
plan shall include a detailed description of the accountability measures to be established by the Corporation
to ensure effective control of all funds
carried out by the Corporation
after October 1, 1993
plan shall include a description of an information resource management program
that will support the program
and financial management needs of the Corporation
“(5) Corporation staffing and integration of action.—
“(D)Staffing.—The business plan shall include a description of—
the responsibilities and authorities of the Managing Directors
and other key personnel of the Corporation
“(E)Senior executive service.—The business plan shall include—
information justifying such pay for such employees
The term ‘transition period
beginning on October 1, 1993
and ending on the day before the effective date of section 203(c)(2) [see Effective Date of 1993 Amendment note above].”
Proc. No. 6662. Transfer of Functions of ACTION Agency to Corporation for National and Community Service
Proc. No. 6662, Apr. 4, 1994, 59 F.R. 16507, provided:
On September 21, 1993, I had the honor of signing into law the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993 [Pub. L. 103–82, see Tables for classification], which created the Corporation for National and Community Service. The Corporation was designed to involve Americans of all ages and backgrounds in community projects to address many of our Nation’s most important needs—from educating our children to ensuring public safety to protecting our environment. It was chartered to foster civic responsibility, strengthening the ties that bind us together as a people, while providing educational opportunity for those who make the commitment to serve.
In the few short months since the Corporation’s establishment, enormous progress has been made toward the achievement of these invaluable goals. Final regulations have been published governing the Corporation’s new grant programs, grant application packages have been developed, and a national recruitment effort has begun. As a result of intensive outreach efforts, most states have already established State Commissions on National and Community Service, and many local programs, national nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, and Federal agencies are eager to participate. Grant competitions have begun for a summer program that will focus on our Nation’s public safety concerns, and all community service grant competitions will be completed by this summer. Finally, the Corporation has established the National Civilian Community Corps, which will take advantage of closed and down-sized military bases to launch environmental clean-up and preservation efforts.
The ACTION Agency, provided for by the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 [42 U.S.C. 4950 et seq.], has worked closely with the Corporation, sharing its many years of experience in engaging Americans in service to their communities. Because the Corporation’s initiatives and those programs operated by the ACTION Agency involve similar goals, the National and Community Service Trust Act calls for the merger of ACTION with the Corporation no later than March 22, 1995. To build upon the tremendous accomplishments already achieved by the Corporation, and to facilitate the further development of community service programs across the country, I am pleased to order that the functions of the Director of the ACTION Agency be transferred to the Corporation for National and Community Service.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, WILLIAM J. CLINTON, President of the United States of America, acting under the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including but not limited to sections 203(c)(2) and (d)(1)(B) of the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993 [set out above], proclaim that all functions of the Director of the ACTION Agency are hereby transferred to the Corporation for National and Community Service, effective April 4, 1994.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourth day of April, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and ninety-four, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and eighteenth.
Ex. Ord. No. 12819. Establishing Presidential Youth Award for Community Service
Ex. Ord. No. 12819, Oct. 28, 1992, 57 F.R. 49369, provided:
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 12651 of title 42 of the United States Code [see 42 U.S.C. 12653a], it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. A youth award for community service is hereby established. The award shall recognize outstanding voluntary community service contributions made by individuals between the ages of 5 and 22.
Sec. 2. The Director of the White House Office of National Service shall establish the criteria for the award. The criteria shall be based upon participation in voluntary community service activity. The award may be bestowed upon any eligible individual who meets the established criteria.
Sec. 3. The selection process for the award shall be administered by the Commission on National and Community Service and the White House Office of National Service. Such other individuals and entities as the Director of the White House Office of National Service deems appropriate may participate in the selection process.
Sec. 4. The award shall be presented by the President, his designee or designees, or individuals designated by the Director of the White House Office of National Service.
Sec. 5. The name and design of the award shall be approved by the President upon the recommendation of the Director of the White House Office of National Service.
Ex. Ord. No. 13285. President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation
Ex. Ord. No. 13285, Jan. 29, 2003, 68 F.R. 5203, as amended by Ex. Ord. No. 13371, Jan. 27, 2005, 70 F.R. 5041; Ex. Ord. No. 13424, Jan. 26, 2007, 72 F.R. 4409; Ex. Ord. No. 13471, Aug. 28, 2008, 73 F.R. 51209, provided:
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 [Service] (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.
(c) To conduct and vote on official business during meetings, the Council must convene a quorum of at least 10 Council members.
Sec. 2. Mission and Functions of the Council.
(a) The mission and functions of the Council shall be to:
(i) promote volunteer service and civic participation in American society;
(ii) encourage the recognition of outstanding volunteer service through the presentation of the President’s Volunteer Service Award by Council members and Certifying Organizations, thereby encouraging more such activity;
(iii) promote the efforts and needs of local non-profits and volunteer organizations, including volunteer centers;
(iv) promote greater public access to information about existing volunteer opportunities, including via the Internet;
(v) assist with the promotion of Federally administered volunteer programs and the link that they have to increasing and strengthening community volunteer service; and
(vi) promote increased and sustained private sector sponsorship of and engagement in volunteer service.
(b) In carrying out its mission, the Council shall:
(i) encourage broad participation in the President’s Volunteer Service Award program by qualified individuals and groups, especially 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 volunteer service and civic participation;
(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 encourage greater levels of volunteer service and civic participation by individuals, schools, and organizations.
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 further extended by the President, this order shall expire on June 30, 2009.
(c) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity, by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.