Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the Census Advisory Committee on the Hispanic Population, 65831 [E8-26383]

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ACTION: Notice of request for nominations. hsrobinson on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is requesting nominations of individuals to the Census Advisory Committee (CAC) on the Hispanic Population. The Census Bureau will consider nominations received in response to this notice, as well as from other sources. The 17:24 Nov 04, 2008 Jkt 217001 Objectives and Duties 1. The Committee provides an organized and continuing channel of communication between Hispanic communities and the Census Bureau. Committee members identify useful strategies to reduce the differential undercount for the Hispanic population, and on ways data can be disseminated for maximum usefulness to the Hispanic population. 2. The Committee draws upon prior decennial planning efforts, research studies, test censuses, and other experiences to provide advice and recommendations for the 2010 Decennial Census Program. 3. The Committee functions solely as an advisory body under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. 4. The Committee reports to the Director of the Census Bureau. Membership Bureau of the Census VerDate Aug<31>2005 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice provides Committee and membership criteria. DATES: Please submit nominations by December 5, 2008. ADDRESSES: Please submit nominations to Jeri Green, Chief, CAC Office, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 8H182, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233. Nominations also may be submitted via fax at 301–763–8609, or by e-mail to jeri.green@census.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeri Green, Chief, CAC Office, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 8H182, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233, telephone (301) 763–2070. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee was established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Title 5, United States Code, Appendix 2) in 1995. The following provides information about the Committee, membership, and the nomination process. 1. Members are appointed by and serve at the discretion of the Secretary of Commerce. They are appointed to the nine-member Committee for a period of three years. 2. Members will be reevaluated at the conclusion of the three-year term with the prospect of renewal, pending meeting attendance, administrative compliance, advisory committee needs, and the Secretary’s concurrence. Committee members are selected in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce (DOC) guidelines. The Committee aims to have a balanced representation, considering such factors as geography, gender, technical expertise, community involvement, and PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65831 knowledge of census procedures and activities. The Committee aims to include members from diverse backgrounds, including state and local governments, academia, media, research, community-based organizations, and the private sector. No employee of the federal government can serve as a member of the Committee. Meeting attendance and active participation in the activities of the Advisory Committee are essential for sustained Committee membership, as well as submission of required annual financial disclosure statements. Miscellaneous 1. Members of the Committee serve without compensation, but receive reimbursement for Committee-related travel and lodging expenses. 2. The Committee meets at least once a year, budget permitting, but additional meetings may be held as deemed necessary by the Census Director or Designated Federal Official. All Committee meetings are open to the public in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Nomination Information 1. Nominations are requested as described above. 2. Nominees should have expertise and knowledge of the cultural patterns, issues, and/or data needs of the Hispanic community. Such knowledge and expertise are needed to provide advice and recommendations to the Census Bureau on how best to enumerate the Hispanic population and obtain complete and accurate data on this population. Individuals, groups, or organizations may submit nominations on behalf of a potential candidate. A summary of the candidate’s ´ ´ qualifications (resume or curriculum vitae) must be included along with the nomination letter. Nominees must have the ability to participate in Advisory Committee meetings and tasks. Besides Committee meetings, active participation may include Committee assignments and participation in conference calls and working groups. 3. The DOC is committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and seeks diverse Committee membership. Dated: October 30, 2008. Steve H. Murdock, Director, Bureau of the Census. [FR Doc. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of the Census


Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the Census 
Advisory Committee on the Hispanic Population

AGENCY: Bureau of the Census, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of request for nominations.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is requesting 
nominations of individuals to the Census Advisory Committee (CAC) on 
the Hispanic Population. The Census Bureau will consider nominations 
received in response to this notice, as well as from other sources. The 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice provides Committee and 
membership criteria.

DATES: Please submit nominations by December 5, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Please submit nominations to Jeri Green, Chief, CAC Office, 
U.S. Census Bureau, Room 8H182, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 
20233. Nominations also may be submitted via fax at 301-763-8609, or by 
e-mail to jeri.green@census.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeri Green, Chief, CAC Office, U.S. 
Census Bureau, Room 8H182, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233, 
telephone (301) 763-2070.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee was established in accordance 
with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Title 5, United States Code, 
Appendix 2) in 1995. The following provides information about the 
Committee, membership, and the nomination process.

Objectives and Duties

    1. The Committee provides an organized and continuing channel of 
communication between Hispanic communities and the Census Bureau. 
Committee members identify useful strategies to reduce the differential 
undercount for the Hispanic population, and on ways data can be 
disseminated for maximum usefulness to the Hispanic population.
    2. The Committee draws upon prior decennial planning efforts, 
research studies, test censuses, and other experiences to provide 
advice and recommendations for the 2010 Decennial Census Program.
    3. The Committee functions solely as an advisory body under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act.
    4. The Committee reports to the Director of the Census Bureau.

Membership

    1. Members are appointed by and serve at the discretion of the 
Secretary of Commerce. They are appointed to the nine-member Committee 
for a period of three years.
    2. Members will be reevaluated at the conclusion of the three-year 
term with the prospect of renewal, pending meeting attendance, 
administrative compliance, advisory committee needs, and the 
Secretary's concurrence. Committee members are selected in accordance 
with applicable Department of Commerce (DOC) guidelines. The Committee 
aims to have a balanced representation, considering such factors as 
geography, gender, technical expertise, community involvement, and 
knowledge of census procedures and activities. The Committee aims to 
include members from diverse backgrounds, including state and local 
governments, academia, media, research, community-based organizations, 
and the private sector. No employee of the federal government can serve 
as a member of the Committee. Meeting attendance and active 
participation in the activities of the Advisory Committee are essential 
for sustained Committee membership, as well as submission of required 
annual financial disclosure statements.

Miscellaneous

    1. Members of the Committee serve without compensation, but receive 
reimbursement for Committee-related travel and lodging expenses.
    2. The Committee meets at least once a year, budget permitting, but 
additional meetings may be held as deemed necessary by the Census 
Director or Designated Federal Official. All Committee meetings are 
open to the public in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act.

Nomination Information

    1. Nominations are requested as described above.
    2. Nominees should have expertise and knowledge of the cultural 
patterns, issues, and/or data needs of the Hispanic community. Such 
knowledge and expertise are needed to provide advice and 
recommendations to the Census Bureau on how best to enumerate the 
Hispanic population and obtain complete and accurate data on this 
population. Individuals, groups, or organizations may submit 
nominations on behalf of a potential candidate. A summary of the 
candidate's qualifications (r[eacute]sum[eacute] or curriculum vitae) 
must be included along with the nomination letter. Nominees must have 
the ability to participate in Advisory Committee meetings and tasks. 
Besides Committee meetings, active participation may include Committee 
assignments and participation in conference calls and working groups.
    3. The DOC is committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and 
seeks diverse Committee membership.

    Dated: October 30, 2008.
Steve H. Murdock,
Director, Bureau of the Census.
[FR Doc. E8-26383 Filed 11-4-08; 8:45 am]
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