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§ 1104. —  Purposes and authority of Center.

[Laws in effect as of January 24, 2002]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between
  January 24, 2002 and December 19, 2002]
[CITE: 2USC1104]

                          TITLE 2--THE CONGRESS
Sec. 1104. Purposes and authority of Center

(a) Purposes of Center

    The purposes of the Center shall be--
        (1) to increase awareness of the importance of public service, 
    to foster among the youth of the United States greater recognition 
    and understanding of the role of public service in the development 
    of the United States, and to promote public service as a career 
        (2) to provide training and development opportunities for State 
    and local elected government officials and employees of State and 
    local governments in order to assist such officials and employees to 
    become more effective and more efficient in performing their public 
    duties and develop their potential for accepting increased public 
    service opportunities; and
        (3) to provide training and development opportunities for those 
    employees of Members of the Congress who perform key roles in 
    helping Members of Congress serve the people of the United States.

(b) Authority of Center

    The Center is authorized, consistent with this chapter, to develop 
such programs, activities, and services as it considers appropriate to 
carry out the purpose of this chapter. Such authority shall include the 
        (1) The development and implementation of educational programs 
    for secondary and post-secondary schools and colleges designed--
            (A) to improve the attitude of students toward public 
            (B) to encourage students to consider public service as a 
        career goal;
            (C) to create a better understanding of the important role 
        that people in public service have played in the growth and 
        development of the United States; and
            (D) to foster a sense of civic responsibility among the 
        youth of the United States.

        (2) The development and implementation of programs designed--
            (A) to enhance skills and abilities of public service 
        employees and elected officials at the State and local levels of 
            (B) to make such officials more productive and effective in 
        the performance of their duties; and
            (C) to help prepare such employees and officials to assume 
        greater responsibilities in the field of public service.

        (3) The development and implementation of congressional staff 
    training programs designed to equip congressional staff personnel to 
    perform their duties more effectively and efficiently.
        (4) The development and implementation of media and 
    telecommunications production capabilities to assist the Center in 
    expanding the reach of its programs throughout the United States.
        (5) The establishment of library and research facilities for the 
    collection and compilation of research materials for use in carrying 
    out the programs of the Center.

(c) Program priorities

    The Board of Trustees shall determine the priority of the programs 
to be carried out under this chapter and the amount of funds to be 
allocated for such programs.

(Pub. L. 100-458, title I, Sec. 115, Oct. 1, 1988, 102 Stat. 2173.)

                  Section Referred to in Other Sections

    This section is referred to in section 1108, 1151 of this title.

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