Executive Order 12820: Facilitating Federal Employees' Participation in Community Service Activities [open pdf - 143KB]
Alternate Title: EO 12820: Facilitating Federal Employees' Participation in Community Service Activities
"By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including Public Law 101-610, as amended, and in order to ensure that the Federal Government encourages its employees' participation in community service, it is hereby ordered as follows: Charge to the Cabinet and Members of the Executive Branch Departments and Agencies. (a) The head of each Executive department and agency shall encourage agency employees to participate voluntarily in direct and consequential community service. Community service participation may include, among other things, participation in programs, activities and initiatives designed to address problems such as drug abuse, crime, homelessness, illiteracy, AIDS, teenage pregnancy, and hunger, and problems associated with low-income housing, education, health care and the environment. (b) The head of each Executive department and agency shall designate a senior official of his or her department or agency to provide leadership in and support for the Federal commitment to community service through employee awareness and participation within his or her department and agency. The senior official shall report to his or her department or agency head to ensure that community service activities receive a high level of visibility and promotion."
Executive Order 12820; EO 12820
3 CFR, 1992 Comp., p. 321-323