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[82 STAT. 879]
[82 STAT. 879]
PUBLIC LAW 90-000—MMMM. DD, 1968

82 STAT. ]

PUBLIC LAW 90-526-SEPT. 28, 1968


research and action in the field of aging, which will further the policies set forth in the preamble of this joint resolution, shall be planned and conducted under the direction of the Secretary who shall have the cooperation and assistance of such other Federal departments and agencies, including the assignment of personnel, as may be appropriate. (b) For the purpose of arriving at facts and recommendations concerning the utilization of skills, experience, and energies and the improvement of the conditions of our older people, the conference shall bring together representatives of Federal, State, and local governments, professional and lay people who are working in the field of aging, and of the general public, including older persons themselves. (c) A final report of the White House Conference on Aging shall p^^g?^^'° be submitted to the President not later than one hundred and twenty ^^'^ ^"* days following the date on which the Conference is called and the findings and recommendations included therein shall be immediately Recommade available to the public. The Secretary of Health, Education, and mendations. Welfare shall, within ninety days after the submission of such final report, transmit to the President and the Congress his recommendations for the administrative action and the legislation necessary to implement the recommendations contained in such report. ADMINISTRATION

SEC. 2. I n administering this joint resolution, the Secretary shall— (a) request the cooperation and assistance of such other Federal departments and agencies as may be appropriate in carrying out the provisions of this joint resolution; (b) render all reasonable assistance, including financial assistance, to the States in enabling them to organize and conduct conferences on aging prior to the White House Conference on Aging; (c) prepare and make available background materials for the use of delegates to the White House Conference as he may deem necessary and shall prepare and distribute such report or reports of the Conference as may be indicated; and (d) in carrying out the provisions of this joint resolution, engage such additional personnel as may be necessary without regard to the provisions of title 5, United States Code, governing appointments in the competitive civil service, and without regard to chapter 57 and subchapter 111 of chapter 53 of such title relating to classification and General Schedule pay rates. s use 3301, '^



5701, 5331, 5332 note.


SEC. 3. The Secretary is authorized and directed to establish an Advisory Committee to the White House Conference on Aging composed of not more than twenty-eight professional and public members, a substantial number of whom shall be fifty-five years of age or older, and, as necessary, to establish technical advisory committees to advise and assist in planning and conducting the Conference. The Secretary shall designate one of the appointed members as Chairman. Members of any committee appointed pursuant to this section, who are not officers or employees of the United States, while attending conferences or meetings of their committees or otherwise serving at the request of the Secretary, shall be entitled to receive compensation at a rate to compensation, be fixed by the Secretary but not exceeding $75 per diem, including ^'^"^^ expenses. traveltime, and while away from their homes or regular places of business the^ may be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, as authorized under section 5703 of title 5 of the United States Code for persons in the Government service employed ^° *^*