EO # 34, #79, and
#107 Whitman and EO
State has a continuing obligation to promote volunteerism by serving
as an advocate and catalyst for New Jersey's volunteer and community
service organizations; and
volunteers and community service organizations which serve as vital
resources to local communities often go untapped by government agencies;
State must become more flexible in its ability to coordinate volunteer
activities in order to better respond to the changing and diverse
needs of its citizens; and
State will foster the growth of volunteer efforts by integrating
and coordinating its extensive volunteer and community service resources
with the network of cultural, educational and historical programs
which are currently administered within the Department of State;
I, CHRISTINE TODD WHITMAN, Governor of the State of New Jersey,
by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and
by the Statutes of this State, do hereby ORDER and DIRECT:
is hereby established a Governor's Office of Volunteerism in the
Department of State.
2. The Governor's
Office of Volunteerism currently in the Department of Human Services
is abolished and all of its functions, powers, duties and responsibilities,
except as herein otherwise provided, are continued in the Governor's
Office of Volunteerism established under this Executive Order.
3. All appropriations
and other moneys available and to become available to the Governor's
Office of Volunteerism abolished under this Executive Order are
hereby continued in the Governor's Office of Volunteerism established
under this Executive Order, and shall be available for the objects
and purposes for which appropriated, subject to any terms or conditions
of such appropriations.
of the Governor's Office of Volunteerism abolished under this
Executive Order shall become employees of the Governor's Office
of Volunteerism established under this Executive Order, and shall
retain their present employment status under Title 11A and their
collective negotiations status.
5. The Governor's
Office of Volunteerism established under this Executive Order
shall be managed by a Director, who shall be appointed by, and
serve at the pleasure of, the Secretary of State.
6. All agencies
of the State government are directed to cooperate fully with the
Governor's Office of Volunteerism established under this Executive
Order to promote and coordinate appropriate volunteer opportunities.
Order shall take effect immediately.
under my hand and seal
this 30th day of August in the Year
of Our Lord, One Thousand Nine
Hundred and Ninety Nine, and of the
Independence of the United States,
the Two Hundred and Twenty-Fourth.
Christine Todd Whitman
Chief Counsel to the Governor