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SA 713. Mr. WARNER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 687 proposed by Ms. Mikulski (for herself and Mr. Isakson) to the bill H.R. 1388, to reauthorize and reform the national service laws; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:


Subtitle H of title I is further amended by adding at the end the following:

``PART __--VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT CORPS
``SEC. 198__. VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT CORPS.
``(a) Findings.--Congress finds the following:
``(1) Many managers seek opportunities to give back to their communities and address the Nation's challenges.
``(2) Managers possess business and technical skills that make them especially suited to help nonprofit organizations and Federal, State, and local governmental agencies create efficiencies and cost savings, and develop programs to serve communities in need.
``(3) There are currently a large number of companies and firms that are seeking to identify savings through sabbatical opportunities for senior employees.
``(b) Purpose.--The purpose of this section is to create a Volunteer Management Corps for managers, in order to provide managers with meaningful pro bono opportunities--
``(1) to apply their business and technical expertise to nonprofit organizations and at the Federal, State, and local government levels; and
``(2) to address the Nation's challenges.
``(c) Program Established.--
``(1) IN GENERAL.--The Corporation shall establish a Volunteer Management Corps program by assisting skilled managers with demonstrated management experience or expertise in finding meaningful volunteering opportunities to carry out activities, as described in subsection (d).
``(2) CORPORATION'
S ROLE.--In carrying out the Volunteer Management Corps program, the Corporation may take steps to facilitate the process of connecting skilled managers with nonprofit organizations, and Federal, State, and local governmental agencies, in need of the manager's skills, such as--

``(A) recruiting individuals with demonstrated management experience or expertise to volunteer as Volunteer Management Corps members;
``(B) developing relationships with nonprofit organizations and Federal, State, and local governmental agencies to assist Corps members in connecting with such organizations and agencies in need of the members' services;
``(C) approving the volunteering opportunities selected by Corps members under subsection (d) as appropriate Volunteer Management Corps activities; and
``(D) publicizing opportunities for Corps members at nonprofit organizations and Federal, State, and local governmental agencies, or otherwise assisting Corps members in connecting with opportunities to carry out activities described in subsection (d).
``(d) Corps Members.--
``(1) IN GENERAL.--A Volunteer Management Corps member shall select, subject to the Corporation's approval, a nonprofit organization, or Federal, State, or local governmental agency, with which to volunteer and carry out a volunteering activity described in paragraph (2) with such organization or agency.
``(2) ACTIVITIES.--The activities carried out by Volunteer Management Corps members may include the following:
``(A) Developing and carrying out a community service project or program with a nonprofit organization, or Federal, State, or local governmental agency.
``(B) Assisting a nonprofit organization, or Federal, State, or local governmental agency, of the Corps member's choice, in creating efficiencies and cost savings by using the Corps member's expertise and skills.
``(C) Recruiting other individuals with demonstrated management experience or expertise into pro bono service opportunities with such organization or agency.''.


(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Mar 25, 2009.)