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Executive Order 12135—President's Advisory Committee for Women

May 09, 1979

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and statutes of the United States of America, in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. I), and in order to amend the organization and responsibilities of the National Advisory Committee for Women, it is hereby ordered as follows:

1-1. Establishment of the Committee.

1-101. The National Advisory Committee for Women is continued and redesignated the President's Advisory Committee for Women.

1-102. The President shall appoint not more than thirty individuals to serve on the Committee. The President shall designate one member to chair the Committee and may designate two members as vicechairs.

1-2. Functions of the Committee.

1-201. The Committee shall advise the President on a regular basis of initiatives needed to promote full equality for American women.

1-202. The Committee shall assist in reviewing the applicability of such initiatives, including recommendations of the 1977 National Women's Conference, to particular programs and policies.

1-203. The Committee shall provide advice on appropriate ways to promote the national observance of the United Nations Decade for Women, Equality, Development and Peace ( 1975-1985 ).

1-204. 'The Committee shall gather information relating to its responsibilities and shall disseminate such information, through newsletters or other appropriate means, to the Executive Branch and to interested members of the public.

1-205. The Committee shall consult regularly with the Interdepartmental Task Force, whose existence is continued by Section 1-402.

1-206. The Committee shall establish such procedural regulations as are necessary to carry out its responsibilities.

1-3. Administrative Provisions.

1-301. The Committee may request any agency of the Executive Branch of the government to furnish it with such information, advice, funds and services as may be useful for the fulfillment of the Committee's functions under this Order. Such agencies are authorized, to the extent permitted by law, to honor the Committee's requests.

1-302. Each member of the Committee may receive compensation at the maximum rate now or hereafter prescribed by law for each day such member is attending a regularly scheduled meeting of the Committee or a subcommittee thereof. Each member may receive travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence (5 U.S.C. 5702 and 5703).

1-4. General Provisions.

1-401. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other Executive Order, the functions of the President under the Federal Advisory Committee Act which are applicable to the Committee, except that of reporting annually to the Congress, shall be performed by the Secretary of Labor in accordance with guidelines and procedures established by the Administrator of General Services.

1-402. The Interdepartmental Task Force (created by Section 6 of Executive Order No. 12050) is continued.

1-403. The Committee shall conclude its work and Shall make a final report to the President by December 31, 1980, at which time it shall terminate.

1-404. Executive Order No. 12050, except for Section 6, and Executive Order No. 12057, are revoked.


The White House,

May 9, 1979.

[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 10:20 a.m., May 10, 1979]

Jimmy Carter, Executive Order 12135—President's Advisory Committee for Women Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/249184

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