Advances in technology and increased skills needs are changing the work-place at an ever increasing rate. These advances can make Federal employees more productive and provide improved service to our customers, the Amer-ican taxpayers. We need to ensure that we continue to train Federal employ-ees to take full advantage of these technological advances and to acquire the skills and learning needed to succeed in a changing workplace. A coordi-nated Federal effort is needed to provide flexible training opportunities to employees and to explore how Federal training programs, initiatives, and policies can better support lifelong learning through the use of learning technology.
To help us meet these goals, I am creating a task force on Federal training technology, directing Federal agencies to take certain steps to enhance employees' training opportunities through the use of training technology, and an advisory committee on the use of training technology, which also will explore options for financing the training and post-secondary education needed to upgrade skills and gain new knowledge.
Therefore, by the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. §App.), and in furtherance of the purposes of Chapter 41 of title 5, United States Code, the Government Employees Training Act of 1958 (Public Law 85507), as amended, and Executive Order 11348, "Providing for the Further Training of Government Employees," and in order to make effective use of technology to improve training opportunities for Federal Government employees, it is ordered as follows:
SECTION 1--ESTABLISHMENT OF THE
PRESIDENT'S TASK FORCE ON FEDERAL TRAINING TECHNOLOGY
SECTION 2--DUTIES OF THE TASK FORCE
SECTION 3--DUTIES OF ALL FEDERAL AGENCIES
SECTION 4--DUTIES OF SPECIFIC FEDERAL AGENCIES
SECTION 5--ESTABLISHMENT OF ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON EXPANDING TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
SECTION 6--FUNCTIONS OF THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
SECTION 7--ADMINISTRATION OF THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
SECTION 9--JUDICIAL REVIEW
The Advisory Committee on Expanding Training Opportunities (Committee) is established. The Committee shall consist of not more that 20 members appointed by the President from outside the Federal Government, including representatives of the research, education, labor, and training communities, information technology sector, and representatives from other critical sectors. The President shall designate Co-Chairs from among the members of the Committee.
The Committee shall provide the President, through the Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and the Assistant to the President for Science and Technology (Assistants to the President), with:
This order does not create any enforceable rights against the United States, its agencies, its officers, or any person.