ADS Chapter 157

Speeches Shim

USAID Volunteer Activities Policy

Functional Series 100 – Agency Organization and Legal Affairs

Document Quality Check Date: 08/27/2012
Partial Revision Date: 06/30/2011
Responsible Office: GC/LP
File Name: 157_082712


On April 27, 2006, President Bush signed Executive Order (EO) 13401: Responsibilities of Federal Departments and Agencies with Respect to Volunteer Community Service. This order requested that Federal Departments and Agencies strengthen their efforts to promote volunteer community service among Federal employees. In addition to EO 13401, President Clinton signed EO 12988: Civil Justice Reform on February 5, 1996, which specifically instructed agencies to encourage Federal attorneys to perform pro bono work. Pro bono legal services are performed free of charge and reflect a wide range of opportunities. (See 157.3.)