Executive Order

Executive Order No. 183: Government Service Careers Program

Date: 08/23/1980
Issuer: Edward J. King
Mass Register: No. 225

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WHEREAS, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has long been recognized as a leader in advancing equality of opportunity for the individual; and

WHEREAS, the recruitment, training and employment of minorities for jobs within state government is an ongoing concern for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; and

WHEREAS, the Government Service Careers Program has been established as an internship training program for minority college students to address the concerns cited above; and

WHEREAS, the Government Service Careers Program has been successful in attracting the interest of minority candidates in pursuing jobs within the State Government System:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Edward J. King, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and by the statutes of the Commonwealth, do hereby order and direct as follows:

Article I - Creation of the Government Service Careers Program

1.1 There is hereby established within the Executive Office of Administration and Finance and located within the Division of Personnel Administration, the Government Service Careers Program.

1.2 The Director of the Government Service Careers Program shall be appointed by the Personnel Administrator subject to the approval of a majority of the Advisory Committee (see 3.1).

1.3 The Director of the Government Service Careers Program, subject to the approval of the Administrator of the Division of Personnel Administration, shall employ and remove such assistant directors and other employees as he or she may deem necessary to perform the functions of the office. In making such determination, the Director shall make every effort to insure that minority individuals are employed.

1.4 The Government Service Careers Program shall work in collaboration with the State Office of Affirmative Action and other relevant State and Federal agencies, boards, commissions and authorities, and private entities.

Article II - Functions of the Government Service Careers Program

2.1 The Office of the Government Service Careers Program shall:

2.1.1. Place minority Junior and Senior college students in internship positions throughout departments of State Government.

2.1.2. Familiarize minority students with the structure of the state govern- mental system and acquaint them with the wide range of career opportunities within that structure.

2.1.3. Provide minority college students with on-the-job training in specific areas of State Government, which upon graduation from college, will qualify them for professional positions within the state governmental system.

2.1.4. Assist in the placement of minority persons in professional positions within State Government upon completion of the Government Service Careers Program.

2.2 The Director shall prepare an annual report which will be a public document. Such report shall include, but is not limited to: a review of the status of services, recommendations for priorities for the development and coordination of services, evaluation of the progress made as the result of any such recommendations made in the preceding annual report, a statement of goals and activities of the Office for the following fiscal year, and the steps to be taken by the Office to implement the functions stated.

Article III - Government Service Careers Program Advisory Committee

3.1 There is hereby established an Advisory Committee to the Program.

3.2 Advisory Committee Membership.

3.2.1 The Advisory Committee membership shall include, ex officio, the following officials or their respective designees: the Administrator of the Division of Personnel Administration, the Director of the State Office of Affirmative Action, the Secretary of Manpower Affairs, and the Director of the Governor's Office of Community Services.

3.2.2. Seven additional Advisory Committee members shall be appointed by the Administrator of the Division of Personnel Administration, subject to the approval of a majority of the ex officio members of the Advisory Committee, for a term of two years. Said members shall serve without compensation.

3.3 The Advisory Committee shall:

3.3.1 Advise the Director on policy, planning and priorities of need in the Commonwealth for improved services in the area of affirmative action.

3.3.2. Advise the Director on the need, if any, for development of additional services not currently being provided.

3.3.3. Annually review the program, budget and policies of the office.

Article IV - Funding

4.1 Subject to the prior approval of the Secretary of Administration and Finance, the Director may apply for and accept on behalf of the Commonwealth Federal, local or private grants of money to aid in the financing of the program.

4.2 Such funds shall be deposited in the Division of Personnel Administration account under the Government Service Careers Program budget, and shall be expended under the direction of the Program Director, subject to the approval of the Personnel Administrator. Funds given or bequeathed to the program shall be received and expended in accordance with the provisions of G.L.c.10, section 17B, where applicable.

Article V - Contracts

5.1 The Office may make agreement with other departments and agencies of the Commonwealth and may contract with other individuals, or organizations, corporation, associations, or other legal entities, including private agencies or any agency of the Federal-Government or the Commonwealth or any political sub-division thereof, to carry out the functions and purposes of the office.

Given at the Executive Chamber in Boston this 23rd day of August, in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and eighty and of the independence of the United States of America, two-hundred and five.

EDWARD J. KING
GOVERNOR
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

MICHAEL JOSEPH CONNOLLY
Secretary of the Commonwealth

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