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1 mines, in accordance with such regulations as he may pre
2 scribe, that,
(1) no participant will be employed on projects involving political parties, or the construction, operation, or maintenance of so much of any facility as is used or to be used for sectarian instruction or as a place for religious worship;
(2) the program will not result in displacement of employed workers or impair existing contracts for
services, or result in the substitution of Federal for other
funds in connection with work that would otherwise be
(3) wages paid a participant shall not be lower
than, whichever is the highest (A) the minimum wage
which would be applicable to the employment under
the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 if section 6 of
such Act applied to the participant and he was not
exempt under section 13 thereof, (B) the State or
local minimum wage for the most nearly comparable
covered employment, or (C) the prevailing rate of wages in the area for similar work; and
(4) the program will, to the maximum extent feasible, contribute to the occupational development or upward mobility of individual participants. (b) For programs related to physical improvements,
1 preference shall be given to those improvements which will 2 be substantially used by low-income persons and families in 3 eligible areas. + (c) The Secretary shall prescribe regulations to assure 5 that programs under this part have adequate internal admin6 istrative controls, accounting requirements, personnel stand
7 ards, evaluation procedures, and other policies as may be
8 necessary to promote the effective use of funds. 9 (d) Programs approved under this part shall, to the
10 maximum extent feasible, contribute to the elimination of
11 artificial barriers to employment and occupational advance12 ment, including civil service requirements which restrict em13 ployment opportunities for the disadvantaged.
15 SEC. 304. The Secretary shall provide for the continuing 16 evaluation of programs under this Act. He shall require spon
sors of programs under part A and employers assisted by part 18 B to provide such data as may be necessary to evaluate pro19 gram effectiveness, and he shall arrange for obtaining the 20 opinions of participants about the strengths and weaknesses 21 of the programs. He may contract for independent evalu22 ations of programs and of selected, individual projects. The
23 results of such evaluation shall be included in the report re
24 quired by section 305.
2 SEC. 305. Not later than the 1st day of March of each 3 year, the Secretary shall prepare and submit to the President 4 for transmittal to the Congress a full and complete report on 5 the progress made in implementing and on all activities con
6 ducted under this Act.
DURATION OF PROGRAMS
SEC. 306. The Secretary shall carry out the programs 9 provided for in this Act during the fiscal year ending June 10 30, 1969, and the three succeeding fiscal years.
DISTRIBUTION OF ASSISTANCE
SEC. 307. The Secretary shall establish criteria to 13 achieve an equitable distribution among the States of pay
ments made from funds appropriated under this Act, but not 15 more than 12.5 per centum of such funds for any fiscal year 16 shall be used within any one State.
AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS
SEC. 308. (a) For the purpose of carrying out the pro19 visions of title I of this Act there are hereby authorized to 20 be appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1969, and 21 for each succeeding fiscal year such sums as may be necessary 22 to assure the employment of not less than23
(1) three hundred thousand participants on or be
(2) six hundred thousand participants on or before
(3) one million two hundred thousand participants on or before June 30, 1971; and
(4) one million two hundred thousand participants
during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1972. 7 (b) For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of 8 title II of this Act there are hereby authorized to be appro9 priated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1969, and for 10 each succeeding fiscal year such sums as may be necessary 11 to assure the employment of not less than
(1) one hundred and fifty thousand participants on 13 or before June 30, 1969; 14
(2) three hundred thousand participants on or 15
before June 30, 1970; 16
(3) six hundred thousand participants on or before 17 June 30, 1971; and 18
(4) one million two hundred thousand participants
on or before June 30, 1972. 20 (c) Appropriations authorized by this section shall 21 remain available until expended.
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
March 28 (legislative day, MARCH 27), 1968 Mr. Javits (for himself, Mr. AllOrt, Mr. BROOKE, Mr. Case, Mr. COOPER, Mr.
HANSEN, Mr. HATFIELD, Mr. KucHEL, Mr. Morton, Mr. Pearson, Mr. PERCY, Mr. Prouty, and Mr. Scott) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare
A BILL To provide a comprehensive national manpower policy, to
improve the Manpower Development and Training Act of 1962, to authorize a community service employment pro
gram, and for other purposes. 1 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 3 That this Act may be cited as the “National Manpower Act 4 of 1968”. 5 TITLE I-AMENDMENTS TO THE MANPOWER
DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING ACT OF 1962
FINDINGS AND DECLARATION OF NATIONAL MANPOWER
POLICY 9 SEC. 101. Section 101 of the Manpower Development 10 and Training Act of 1962 is amended to read as follows: