PUBLIC LAW 95-524—OCT. 27, 1978 under this title are consistent with the Forest and Eangeland Renewal Resources Planning Act of 1974, as amended by the National Forest Management Act of 1976, and such other standards relating to such projects as each Secretary shall prescribe consistent with other provisions of Federal law (including the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act;16 U.S.C.601). " (2) The Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture shall place individuals employed as Corps members into jobs which will diminish the backlog of relatively labor intensive projects which would otherwise be carried out if adequate funding were made available. "(c) To the maximum extent practicable, projects shall— "(1^ be labor intensive; "(2) be projects for which work plans could be readily developed; " (3) be able to be initiated promptly; " (4) be productive: be likely to have a lasting impact both as to the work " (5) • •" • • performed and the benefit to the youths participating; "(6) provide work experience to participants in skill areas required for the projects; "(7) if a residential program, be located, to the maximum extent consistent with the objectives of this title in areas where existing residential facilities for the Corps members are available; and "(8) be similar to activities of persons employed in seasonal and part-time employment in agencies such as the National Park Service, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Forest Service, Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, and Soil Conservation Service. "(d)(1) The Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture, pursuant to agreements with the Secretary, may provide for such transportation, lodging, subsistence, medical treatment, and other services, supplies, equipment, and facilities as they may deem appropriate to carry out the purposes of this title. To minimize transportation costs. Corps members shall be assigned to projects as near to their homes as practicable. "(2) Whenever economically feasible, existing but unoccupied or underutilized Federal, State, and local government facilities and equipment of all types shall, where appropriate, be utilized for the purposes of the Corps centers with the approval of the Federal agency, State, or local government involved. " (e) The Secretary, in carrying out the purpose of this title shall cooperate with the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare to make suitable arrangements whereby academic credit may be awarded by educational institutions and agencies for competencies derived from work experience obtained through programs established under this title.
92 STAT. 2015 16 USC 1600 note.
16 USC 1600 note.
"CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO CORPS ENROLLEES
"SEC. 805. (a) Except as otherwise specifically provided in this sub- 29 USC 995. section. Corps members shall not be deemed Federal employees and shall not be subject to the provisions of law relating to Federal employment including those regarding hours of work, rates of compensation, leave, unemployment compensation, and Federal employee benefits: