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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

PUBLIC LAW 98-524—OCT. 19, 1984

98 STAT. 2475

private business concerns, private for profit and nonprofit health and educational institutions and executives of business concerns and business associations who have substantial management and policy responsibility including agriculture, small business, and organized labor, except that at least one member shall be a nonpublic rnember appointed from among members of the National Commission for Employment Policy established under the Job Training Partnership Act, and at least 3 members shall be individuals with broad experience in education and human resources development. "(3) The Chairperson of the Council shall be selected by the President. The Council shall meet not fewer than 4 times each year at the call of the Chairperson. A majority of the members of the Council shall constitute a quorum (but a lesser number may conduct hearings on behalf of the Council), and recommendations may be made, or other actions taken, only by a majority of the members present. "(b) The Council shall advise the President, Congress, and the Secretary on— "(1) the effectiveness of this Act or its implementation in achieving the stated purposes of this Act and in providing students with skills that meet needs of employers; "(2) strategies for increasing cooperation between business and vocational education so that training is available for new technologies for which there is a demand; "(3) practical approaches to retraining adult workers, and to enhancing education, business, and labor cooperation in retraining efforts; "(4) effective ways of providing access to information regarding the market demand for skills that will enable State and local personnel to develop responsive vocational education curricula; "(5) the vocational education needs of the handicapped and the level of participation of the handicapped in vocational education programs; and "(6) the implementation of this Act and the Job Training Partnership Act, and policies needed to expand and improve vocational-technical education programs (and apprenticeship programs) in order to build a coordinated capacity to adequately prepare America's work force for employment. "(c) Subject to such rules and regulations as may be adopted by the Council, the Chairperson is authorized to— "(1) prescribe such rules and regulations as may be necessary for conducting the business of the Council; "(2) appoint and fix the compensation of such personnel as the Chairperson considers necessary (including not to exceed five professional personnel), and appoint (with the approval of the Council) a Director, who shall be the chief executive officer of the Council and perform such duties as are prescribed by the Chairperson; "(3) procure the services of experts and consultants in accordance with section 3109 of title 5, United States Code; "(4) accept voluntary and uncompensated services of professional personnel, consultants, and experts, notwithstanding any other provision of the law; "(5) accept in the name of the United States and employ or dispose of gifts or bequests to carry out the functions of the Council under this section;

29 USC 1501 note.

Ante, p. 2435.