Executive Order 12792

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Signed by President  George Herbert Walker Bush  Thursday, March 12, 1992 Federal Register  page & date: 57 FR 9165, Monday, March 16, 1992
See the Notes section for a list of Executive Orders affected by or related to the issuance of this Executive Order.

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to establish, in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2), a commission on America's urban families, it is hereby ordered as follows:


Section 1. Establishment.

(a) There is established the National Commission on America's Urban Families (‘‘Commission’’). The Commission shall be composed of up to eight members appointed by the President.
(b) The President shall appoint a Chairman and Co-chairman from among the members of the Commission. The Chairman shall appoint an Executive Director.


Sec. 2. Functions.

(a) The Commission shall:
examine the current condition of urban families;
consider how existing government policies and programs support or weaken the urban family structure;
evaluate the potential for integrating the delivery of government services in ways to strengthen urban families;
identify State, local, and Federal programs that have been successful in preserving and strengthening urban families;
analyze ways to improve private/nonprofit efforts to preserve and strengthen urban families; and
provide appropriate recommendations for government policies and programs and for actions by other institutions to strengthen families living in urban areas.
(b) The Commission shall make its report to the President on or before December 31, 1992.


Sec. 3. Administration.

(a) The heads of executive agencies shall, to the extent permitted by law, provide the Commission such information as it may require for the purpose of carrying out its functions.
(b) Members of the Commission shall serve without any compensation for their work on the Commission. However, they shall be entitled to travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, as authorized for persons serving intermittently in the Government service (5 U.S.C. 5701-5707 and 5 U.S.C. App. 2,7(d)). The Executive Director shall be compensated at a rate of pay not to exceed the maximum allowable under section 7(d)(1)(A) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended.
(c) The Department of Health and Human Services shall provide the Commission with administrative services, facilities, staff, and other support services necessary for the performance of its functions. Funds for the operation of the Commission shall be provided by the Department of Health and Human Services.
(d) Notwithstanding any other Executive order, the functions of the President under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, which are applicable to the Commission, except that of reporting to the Congress, shall be performed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services in accordance with guidelines issued by the Administrator of General Services.
(e) The Commission shall terminate 30 days after submitting its report.


Signature of George H.W. Bush
George Bush 
The White House,
March 12, 1992.

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This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).