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PUBLIC LAW 91-648-JAN. 5, 1971
(d) Personnel standards prescribed by Federal agencies under laws and regulations referred to m subsection (a) of this section shall continue in effect until modified or superseded by standards prescribed by the Commission under subsection (a) of this section. (e) Any standards or regulations established pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be such as to encourage innovation and allow for diversity on the part of State and local governments in the design, execution, and management of their own individual systems of personnel administration. (f) Nothing in this section or in section 202 or 203 of this Act shall be construed to— (1) authorize any agency or official of the Federal Government to exercise any authority, direction, or control over the selection, assignment, advancement, retention, compensation, or other personnel action with respect to any individual State or local employee; (2) authorize the application of personnel standards on a merit basis to the teaching personnel of educational institutions or school systems; (3) prevent participation by employees or employee organizations in the formulation of policies and procedures affecting the conditions of their employment, subject to the laws and ordinances of the State or local government concerned; (4) require or request any State or local government employee to disclose his race, religion, or national origin, or the race, religion, or national origin, of any of his forebears; (5) require or request any State or local government employee, or any person applying for employment as a State or local government employee, to submit to any interrogation or examination or to take any psychological test or any polygraph test which is designed to elicit from him infonnation concerning his personal relationship with any person connected with him by blood or marriage, or concerning his religious beliefs or practices, or concerning his attitude or conduct with respect to sexual matters; or (6) require or request any State or local government employee to participate in any way in any activities or undertakings unless such activities or undertakings are related to the performance of official duties to which he is or may be assigned or to the development of skills, knowledge, or abilities which qualify him for the performance of such duties. Effective date. ^g^ Thls section shall become effective sixty days after the date of enactment of this Act. TITLE III — T R A I N I N G AND D E V E L O P I N G S T A T E AND LOCAL E M P L O Y E E S DECLARATION OF PURPOSE
SEC. 301. The purpose of this title is to strengthen the training and development of State and local government employees and officials, particularly in professional, administrative, and technical fields. ADMISSION TO FEDERAL E M P L O Y E E T R A I N I N G PROGRAMS
SEC. 302. (a) In accordance with such conditions as may be prescribed by the head of the Federal agency concerned, a Federal agency may admit State and local government employees and officials to agency training programs established for Federal professional, administrative, or technical personnel.