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State of New Jersey
Executive Order #99

Governor Christine Todd Whitman

See EO # 34, #79, and #107 Whitman and EO #71 Florio.

WHEREAS, the 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

WHEREAS, the volunteers and community service organizations which serve as vital resources to local communities often go untapped by government agencies; and

WHEREAS, the 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

WHEREAS, the 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;

NOW, THEREFORE, 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:

1. There 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.

4. Employees 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.

7. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, 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.

/s/ Christine Todd Whitman
Governor

[seal]

Attest:

/s/ Richard S. Mroz
Chief Counsel to the Governor

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