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procedures for carefully checking the records of the contractors and the operation of the projects to determine compliance with Federal labor laws. On the other hand, spme agencies have failed to institute effective enforcement procedures. As a result, enforcement has been very uneven and workers have not had the protection to which they were entitled. With the return to a normal peacetime labor market the danger of violations will be much greater than in recent years.
To correct this situation the plan authorizes the Secretary of Labor to coordinate the administration of the acts for the regulation of wages and hours on Federal public works by establishing such standards, regulations, and procedures to govern the enforcement efforts of the contracting agencies, and by making such investigations as may be necessary to assure consistent enforcement. The plan does not transfer enforcement operations from the contracting agencies to the Department of Labor, as the former can perform the work more economically than the Department because of their close contact with the projects. Rather it assures more uniform and effective action by the contracting agencies.
HARRY S. TRUMAN. THE WHITE HOUSE, May 1, 1947.
REORGANIZATION PLAN NO. 2 OF 1947 Prepared by the President' and transmitted to the Senate and the House of
Representatives in Congress assembled, May 1, 1947, pursuant to the provisions of the Reorganization Act of 1945, approved December 20, 1945
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Section 1. United States Employment Service.--The United States Employment Service is transferred to the Department of Labor. The functions of the Federal Security Administrator with respect to the United States Employment Service are transferred to the Secretary of Labor and shall be performed by the Secretary or, subject to his direction and control, by such officers and agencies of the Department of Labor as he may designate.
SEC. 2. Functions of the Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division.—The functions vested in the Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor by the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (52 Stat. 1060, ch. 676), as amended, are transferred to the Secretary of Labor and shall be performed by the Secretary or, subject to his direction and control, by such officers and agencies of the Department of Labor as the Secretary may designate.
SEC. 3. Coordination of administration of labor laws on Federal public works contracts.-In order to coordinate the administration of the following Acts by the Federal agencies contracting for the construction, alteration, or repair of public buildings or public works subject thereto, the Secretary of Labor shall prescribe such standards, regulations, and procedures to be observed by the contracting agencies, and shall make such investigations, as may be necessary to assure consistent enforcement of such Acts: (a) the Act of March 3, 1931 (46. Stat. 1494, ch. 411), as amended; (b) the Act of June 13, 1934 (48 Stat. 948, ch. 482); (c) the Act of August 1, 1892 (27 Stat. 340, ch. 352), as amended; and (d) the Act of June 19, 1912 (37 Stat. 137, ch. 174), as amended.
Sec. 4. Transfer of records, property, personnel and funds.—There are hereby transferred to the respective agencies in which functions are vested pursuant to the provisions of this plan, to be used, employed, and expended in connection with such functions, respectively, (1) the records and property now being used or held in connection with such functions, (2) the personnel employed in connection with such functions, and (3) the unexpended balances of appropriations, allocations, or other funds available or to be made available for use in connection with such functions.
SEC. 5. Effective date.—The provisions of this plan shall take effect on July 1, 1947, unless a later date is required by the provisions of the Reorganization Act of 1945.