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DOL - 15117 - President's Council on the 21st Century Workforce - Presidential


Committee NamePresident's Council on the 21st Century WorkforceAgency NameDepartment of Labor
Fiscal Year2004Committee Number15117
Original Establishment Date6/20/2001Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date2/4/2004Committee URLhttp://President's Council on the 21st Century ...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*Yes
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*13
Current Charter Date2/20/2002Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Director, 21st Century Workforce
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date2/20/2004Designated Federal Officer First Name*Karen
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameM.
Specific Termination AuthorityExecutive Order 13218, dated June 20, 2001Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Czarnecki
Establishment Authority*PresidentialDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Executive Order 13218, Dated June 20, 2001Designated Federal Officer Phone*202-693-6490
Effective Date Of Authority*6/20/2001Designated Federal Officer Fax*202-693-6146
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Ad hoc
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate Required 
Legislation Status 
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Council shall provide advice and information to the President (through the Secretary of Labor), the Office of the 21st Century Workforce within the Department of Labor, and other appropriate Federal officials addressing issues related to the 21st Century Workforce. The Council shall provide information and advice to the President (through the Secretary of Labor), the Office of the 21st Century Workforce within the Department of Labor, and other appropriate Federal officials addressing issues related to the 21st century workforce. These activities shall include:(i) assessing the effects of rapid technological changes, demographic trends, globalization, changes in work processes, and the need for new and enhanced skills for workers, employers, and other related sectors of society;(ii) examining current and alternative approaches to assisting workers and employers in adjusting to and benefiting from changes, including opportunities for workplace education, retraining, access to new technologies and workplace supports, and skills upgrading;(iii) identifying impediments to the adjustment to such changes by workers and employers and recommending approaches and policies that could remove these impediments;(iv) assisting the Office of the 21st Century Workforce in reviewing programs carried out by the Department of Labor and identifying changes to such programs that would streamline and update their effectiveness in meeting the needs of the workforce; and(v) analyzing such additional issues relating to the workforce and making such reports as the President or the Secretary may request.
How is membership balanced?*The membership shall include individuals who represent the views of business and labor organizations, Federal, State, and local governments, academicians and educators, and such other associations and entities as the President determines are appropriate. In addition the Secretary of Labor and the Director of Office of Personnel Mnagement shall serve as ex officio members representing the views of the Federal Government.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Estimated Number of Meetings per Year - 2 Estimated Total Meetings - 4
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*To promote the study and the development of strategies to address the needs of the 21st century workforce;there is no other council within the Federal service to address these issues
Why close or partially close meetings?
Recommendation Remarks


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationYes
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentThe Council meetings helped shape the Department of Labor's agenda inmany aspects regarding workplace issues, including discussions on alternative workforce arrangements, telecommuting, projected labor shortages in the construction industry, pension funding, and expanding job opportunities for people with disabilities.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*0Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*No
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe Council was created as part of a mission to identify changes in the workforce environment and to examine alternative ways of adjusting to such changes. The Council made no specific recommendations in any final format; only general suggestions and practical applications of existing regulations on workforce participation and performance. Advice was given to the Secretary of Labor and her senior advisors.Access Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*70.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentImprovements to the Workforce Investment Act, enhanced visibility of high-paying construction jobs, pension director accountability, increased participation rate by the disabled who desire to work, and more flexible work arrangements have been or will be implementedAccess GSA FACA WebsiteNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentSee above.Access OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentMeeting transcripts are available through the Office of the 21st Century Workforce.
Agency Feedback Comment*During the Council meetings, the Secretary of Labor and her staff responded to proposals. The Department has been in contact with various Council members since the meetings to further plans regarding the Council's recommendations and advice.Narrative Description*The President’s Council on the 21st Century Workforce met three times to shape the Department of Labor’s agenda and broaden its perspective on how various workforce issues are viewed by the Department. Members of the Council gave insight on what is really going on in the workforce by holding very sophisticated discussions and sharing practical experience. The Council focused on some of the key parts of the DOL’s strategic plan, including improving the Workforce Investment Act through the legislative reauthorization process, enhancing outreach to immigrant workers by the Wage and Hour Division and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and focusing the Department’s Compliance Assistance program to better inform employers of their obligations and employees of their rights under labor laws.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$1,363.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$1,363.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*2.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Cost RemarksEst Cost Remarks
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-015531President's Council on the 21st Century Workforce2003
 COM-016709President's Council on the 21st Century Workforce2002