Sunshine Act Meeting, 47683-47684 [2014-19351]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 157 / Thursday, August 14, 2014 / Notices designed for a different type of investor, that engage in their investment and trading activities only through certain master funds and their subsidiaries (the Medallion Master Funds). (j) The term ‘‘New Medallion Vehicle’’ or ‘‘New Medallion Vehicles’’ means, individually or collectively, New Medallion FF, New Medallion FF RMPRF, and New Kaleidoscope. (k) The term ‘‘New Kaleidoscope’’ means Renaissance Kaleidoscope RF Fund LLC, the Delaware limited liability company established by Renaissance in order to facilitate investment, by IRA Holders and 401(k) Plan participants who are not ‘‘Accredited Investors’’ under the 1933 Act, in the Medallion Fund RF L.P. and Other Renaissance Managed RF Funds that are not parties in interest, or other disqualified persons, as applicable, to the IRA Holders’ IRAs or to the New 401(k) Plan. 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(t) The term ‘‘401(k) Account Holder’’ means a participant in the Renaissance Technologies LLC 401(k) Plan who is eligible to invest in a New Medallion Vehicle through his or her 401(k) Account. Section VI. Effective Date This proposed amendment, if granted, would be effective as of the earlier of the date of publication in the Federal Register of such grant of amendment or October 1, 2014. Signed at Washington, DC, this 8th day of August, 2014. Lyssa Hall, Director of Exemption Determinations, Employee Benefits Security Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2014–19212 Filed 8–13–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P MERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARD Sunshine Act Meeting AGENCY: Merit Systems Protection Board. ACTION: Notice. Notice is hereby given of the scheduling of a Sunshine Act Meeting on the proposed 2015–2018 research SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47683 agenda of the Merit System Protection Board’s Office of Policy and Evaluation. Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at 10 a.m. DATE AND TIME: National Courts Building, Room 203, 717 Madison Place NW., Washington, DC 20439. PLACE: STATUS: Open. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tanya Page at (202) 254–4503; or James Tsugawa at (202) 254–4506; or email research.agenda@mspb.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Government in the Sunshine Act (5 U.S.C. 552(b)), and in accordance with the Merit Systems Protection Board’s (MSPB) regulations at 5 CFR 1206.1–12, MSPB will hold a meeting on the research activities proposed for inclusion in the next cycle of studies to be conducted by MSPB’s Office of Policy and Evaluation. MSPB has statutory responsibility to conduct objective, nonpartisan studies that assess and evaluate Federal merit systems policies, operations, and practices (see 5 U.S.C. 1204(a)(3)). Earlier this year, MSPB stakeholders and the public were invited to provide feedback and ideas for the research agenda. During this meeting, the proposed research agenda will be discussed and several key stakeholders have been invited to present their views on the proposed research topics. The public may attend this meeting for the sole purpose of observation. To facilitate entry to the National Courts Building, persons who wish to attend must provide their names to Tanya Page (at tanya.page@mspb.gov) by September 10, 2014. Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation should direct the request to the MSPB Director of Equal Employment Opportunity at (202) 254–4405 or V/ TDD 1–800–877–8339 (Federal Relay Service). All such requests should be made at least one week in advance of the meeting. A recording of the meeting will be made available on MSPB’s Web site. The research topics, organized into six broad areas of related research, are listed below. Further description of these topics is available on MSPB’s Web site (www.mspb.gov). 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Identifying the Best Qualified Candidates for Federal Positions 13. Recruiting and Retaining Employees in STEMM Occupations 14. Supervisory and Managerial Probation: Final Hurdle or Formality? Pay and Performance Management 15. A ‘‘Performance Review’’ of the Performance Review 16. Federal Pay Systems—Experience Outside the General Schedule 17. Position Classification: Purposes and Practices 18. The Incidence and Impact of Poor Performance Supervision and Leadership 19. Dual Career Paths for Supervisors and Technical Specialists 20. Improving the Selection of Supervisors 21. Performance Evaluation in the Senior Executive Service: Leading by Example? 22. Senior Executives: Learning from Success tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Building an Effective Workforce 23. Flexible Work 24. Technology and the Federal Workforce 25. The Federal Job as a ‘‘Calling’’ 26. The Human Resources Workforce: Rising to the Challenge? VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:42 Aug 13, 2014 Jkt 232001 27. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 157 (Thursday, August 14, 2014)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-19351]


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MERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARD


Sunshine Act Meeting

AGENCY: Merit Systems Protection Board.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the scheduling of a Sunshine Act 
Meeting on the proposed 2015-2018 research agenda of the Merit System 
Protection Board's Office of Policy and Evaluation.

DATE AND TIME:  Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at 10 a.m.

PLACE:  National Courts Building, Room 203, 717 Madison Place NW., 
Washington, DC 20439.

STATUS: Open.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tanya Page at (202) 254-4503; or James 
Tsugawa at (202) 254-4506; or email research.agenda@mspb.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Government in the Sunshine 
Act (5 U.S.C. 552(b)), and in accordance with the Merit Systems 
Protection Board's (MSPB) regulations at 5 CFR 1206.1-12, MSPB will 
hold a meeting on the research activities proposed for inclusion in the 
next cycle of studies to be conducted by MSPB's Office of Policy and 
Evaluation. MSPB has statutory responsibility to conduct objective, 
nonpartisan studies that assess and evaluate Federal merit systems 
policies, operations, and practices (see 5 U.S.C. 1204(a)(3)).
    Earlier this year, MSPB stakeholders and the public were invited to 
provide feedback and ideas for the research agenda. During this 
meeting, the proposed research agenda will be discussed and several key 
stakeholders have been invited to present their views on the proposed 
research topics.
    The public may attend this meeting for the sole purpose of 
observation. To facilitate entry to the National Courts Building, 
persons who wish to attend must provide their names to Tanya Page (at 
tanya.page@mspb.gov) by September 10, 2014. Persons with disabilities 
who require reasonable accommodation should direct the request to the 
MSPB Director of Equal Employment Opportunity at (202) 254-4405 or V/
TDD 1-800-877-8339 (Federal Relay Service). All such requests should be 
made at least one week in advance of the meeting. A recording of the 
meeting will be made available on MSPB's Web site.
    The research topics, organized into six broad areas of related 
research, are listed below. Further description of these topics is 
available on MSPB's Web site (www.mspb.gov). The public can provide 
comments on the proposed research agenda by emailing 
research.agenda@mspb.gov. Comments will be accepted through October 16, 
2014.

Defending Merit

1. Adverse Action Rules, Regulations, and Practices

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2. Employment of Persons with Disabilities in the Federal Government
3. Freedom from Prohibited Personnel Practices: A Vision Achieved?
4. Preventing Nepotism in the Federal Government
5. Reprisal for Protected Activity
6. Sexual Harassment in Federal Workplaces--An Update
7. Due Process Rights of Federal Employees
8. Effect of 2014 Legislation Concerning Senior Executives in the 
Department of Veterans Affairs
9. Whistleblowing After the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act

Recruitment and Hiring

10. Federal Hiring: Reformed or In Need of Reform?
11. How Do Selecting Officials Make Hiring Decisions?
12. Identifying the Best Qualified Candidates for Federal Positions
13. Recruiting and Retaining Employees in STEMM Occupations
14. Supervisory and Managerial Probation: Final Hurdle or Formality?

Pay and Performance Management

15. A ``Performance Review'' of the Performance Review
16. Federal Pay Systems--Experience Outside the General Schedule
17. Position Classification: Purposes and Practices
18. The Incidence and Impact of Poor Performance

Supervision and Leadership

19. Dual Career Paths for Supervisors and Technical Specialists
20. Improving the Selection of Supervisors
21. Performance Evaluation in the Senior Executive Service: Leading by 
Example?
22. Senior Executives: Learning from Success

Building an Effective Workforce

23. Flexible Work
24. Technology and the Federal Workforce
25. The Federal Job as a ``Calling''
26. The Human Resources Workforce: Rising to the Challenge?
27. What Do Employees Seek and Receive from Federal Service?
28. Workforce Reshaping: Do Agencies have the Right Tools?
29. Workforce and Succession Planning: Is the Exercise Producing 
Results?

Focus on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management

30. Hiring Reform Initiatives and Outcomes
31. The Civil Service Reform Act Turns 40
32. USAHire--An Initiative to Improve Entry-Level Hiring

William D. Spencer,
Clerk of the Board.
[FR Doc. 2014-19351 Filed 8-12-14; 11:15 am]
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