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[82 STAT. 1355]
[82 STAT. 1355]
PUBLIC LAW 90-000—MMMM. DD, 1968

82 STAT. ]

PUBLIC LAW 90-636-OCT. 24, 1968

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seasonal unemployment results in economic liardship for construction employees, employers, and for the consumers of construction services; that such unemployment constitutes unnecessary and wasteful misuse of the Nation's manpower resources; that stttbilization of construction operations may be expected to have a correspondingly stabilizing effect on construction employment and costs; and that it is highly desirable from the standpoint of the economy as a whole, and manpower policy in particular that positive and expeditious action be taken by public authorities and private groups to regularize construction employment. "(b) I t is therefore the purpose of this title to provide for the con- study. duct of a study of seasonality in the construction industry, with special attention to its implications for national manpower policy. "SEC. 402. The Secretary of Labor and the Secretary of (Commerce, „ Report to jointly, shall study, investigate, conduct research, and prepare a report congress. containing their findings and recommendations concerning means to achieve stabilization of employment in the construction industry and the diminishment of seasonality of employment in such industry, with special attention to its implications for national manpower policy, and shall transmit such report to the President and to the Congress no later than December 31, 1969. "SEC. 403. Matters which the Secretary of Labor and the Secretary consultation of Commerce, after consultation with other appropriate officials of Federalg^encus. Federal agencies, including, but not necessarily limited to, the Swretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, the Secretary of Housing and LTrban Development, the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Transportation, the Administrator of the General Services Administration, and the Director of the Bureau of the Budget, and with engineers, with other appropriate officials of Federal agencies, including, but not necessarily limited to, the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, the Secretary of Plousing and ITrban Development, the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Transportation, the Administrator of the General Services Administration, and the Director of the Bureau of the Budget, and with engineers, architects, and representatives of labor and management in the construction industry, shall consider, shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, the extent to which seasonal unemployment in the construction industry can be reduced without substantial increases in construction costs by means such as— " (a) the application of modern techniques to reduce the influence of weather on construction activity; " (b) the resolution of technical problems which have not been solved by existing research and development activities; "(c) possible changes in contract procedures in allocation cycles; and " (d) improved planning and scheduling of construction projects." SEC. 13. The Manpower Development and Training Act of 1962 is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new title: " TITLE V—SUPPLEMENTARY STATE PROGRAMS

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