An Act To replace the Vocational Rehabilitation Act, to extend and revise the authorization of grants to States for vocational rehabilitation services, with special emphasis on services to those with the most severe handicaps, to expand special Federal responsibilities and research and training programs with respect to handicapped individuals, to establish special responsibilities in the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare for coordination of all programs with respect to handicapped individuals within the Department of health, Education, and Welfare, and for other purposes

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Summary

There is established within the Federal Government an Interagency Committee on Handicapped Employees comprised of such members as the President may select, including the following: the Chairman of the Civil Service Commission, the Administrator of Veterans Affairs, and the Secretaries of Labor and Health, Education, and Welfare. The purpose and function of the Committee shall be to provide a focus for Federal and other employment of handicapped individuals, and to review, on a periodic basis, in cooperation with the Civil Service Commission, the adequacy of hiring, placement, and advancement practices with respect to handicapped individuals, by each department, agency, and instrumentality in the executive branch of Government. The Committee shall periodically make to the Civil Service Commission such recommendations for legislative and administrative changes as it deems necessary or desirable.

Author

93d Congress, Sess. 1, 1973

Subject

  • Interagency Committee on Handicapped Employees
  • United States Civil Service Commission
  • United States Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare
  • United States Dept. of Labor

Category

Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 87 Stat. 355
  • Title 05, Government Organization and Employees
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Notes

This Act may be cited as the "Rehabilitation Act of 1973".

Contained within

87 Stat. 355 (1973); Pub. L. No. 93-112 (Book)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

  • 1974
  • 09/26/1973

Topic

  • Grants-in-aid
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Committees
  • People with disabilities
  • Disabilities

Form/Genre

Public Law

Physical description

Number of pages: 3; Page Numbers: 355, 390-91

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