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104 STAT. 424 PUBLIC LAW 101-363 —AUG. 14, 1990 Public Law 101-363 101st Congress An Act Aug. 14, 1990 [H.R. 4872] National Advisory Council on the Public Service Act of 1990. 5 USC 3301 note. To establish the National Advisory Council on the Public Service. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the "National Advisory Council on the Public Service Act of 1990". 5 USC 3301 note. SEC. 2. FINDINGS. 5 USC 3301 note. 5 USC 3301 note. The Congress finds that— (1) recognition of the services rendered by Federal employees (hereinafter in this Act referred to as "national public service") should be accorded a high and continuing place on the national agenda; (2) the National Commission on the Public Service, through its good works, has documented the need for greater advocacy on behalf of those performing national public service; (3) gdthough public service is an honorable profession, members of the public do not always perceive it favorably; (4) serious obstacles often hinder the Government's efforts to recruit and retain the best and the brightest for national public service; (5) just as the public has a right to expect Federal employees to adhere to the highest standards of excellence and ethicality, so Federal employees have a right to expect an atmosphere of trust and respect, and a sense of accomplishment from their work; and (6) an advisory council is needed to provide the President and the Congress with bipartisan, objective assessments of, and recommendations concerning, the Federal workforce. SEC. 3. ESTABLISHMENT. There shall be established a council to be known as the National Advisory Council on the Public Service (hereinafter in this Act referred to as the "Council"). SEC. 4. FUNCTIONS. The Council shall— (1) regularly assess the state of the Federal workforce; (2) in conjunction with the President, the Congress, and the Judiciary, seek to attract individuals of the highest caliber to careers involving national public service, and encourage them and others of similar distinction who are already part of the Federal workforce to make a continuing commitment to national public service; (3) promote better public understanding of the role of Federal employees in implementing Government programs and policies.