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[FR Doc. 2015–16681 Filed 7–7–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–25–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation ACTION: Notice. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Benefits SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1 39198 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 130 / Wednesday, July 8, 2015 / Notices Administration (VBA), is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as a member of the Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation (‘‘the Committee’’). In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 546, the Committee advises the Secretary on the maintenance and periodic readjustment of the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities. In providing advice to the Secretary, the Committee assembles and reviews relevant information relating to the needs of Veterans with disabilities; provides information relating to the nature and character of the disabilities arising from service in the Armed Forces; provides an ongoing assessment of the effectiveness of VA’s Schedule for Rating Disabilities; and provides ongoing advice on the most appropriate means of responding to the needs of Veterans relating to disability compensation in the future. In carrying out its duties, the Committee takes into special account the needs of Veterans who have served in a theater of combat operations. Nominations of qualified candidates are being sought to fill upcoming vacancies on the Committee. Authority: The Committee is authorized by 38 U.S.C. 546 and operates under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. 2. Nominations for membership on the Committee must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on August 20, 2015. Packages received after this time will not be considered for the current membership cycle. All nomination packages should be sent to the Advisory Committee Management Office by email (recommended) or mail. Please see contact information below. DATES: Advisory Committee Management Office (00AC), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, VA.Advisory.Cmte@va.gov. The Committee was established pursuant to 38 U.S.C. 546. The Committee responsibilities include: srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:49 Jul 07, 2015 Jkt 235001 (1) Advising the Secretary and Congress on the maintenance and periodic readjustment of the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities. (2) Providing a biennial report to Congress assessing the needs of Veterans with respect to disability compensation and outlining recommendations, concerns, and observations on the maintenance and periodic readjustment of the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities. (3) Meeting with VA officials, Veterans Service Organizations, and other stakeholders to assess the Department’s efforts on the maintenance and periodic readjustment of the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities. Management and support services for the Committee are provided by VBA. Membership Criteria: VBA is requesting nominations for upcoming vacancies on the Committee. The Committee is currently composed of 12 members. As required by statute, the members of the Committee are appointed by the Secretary from the general public, including: (1) Individuals with experience with the provision of disability compensation by VA; (2) Individuals who are leading medical and scientific experts in relevant fields. In accordance with § 546, the Secretary determines the number, terms of service, and pay and allowances of members of the Committee, except that a term of service of any such member may not exceed four years. The Secretary may reappoint any member for additional terms of service. Professional Qualifications: In addition to the criteria above, VA seeks: (1) Diversity in professional and personal qualifications; (2) Experience in military service and military deployments (please identify branch of service and rank); (3) Current work with Veterans; (4) Disability compensation subject matter expertise; (5) Experience working in large and complex organizations. Requirements for Nomination Submission: Nominations should be PO 00000 Frm 00149 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 typewritten (one nomination per nominator). The nomination package should include: (1) A letter of nomination that clearly states the name and affiliation of the nominee, the basis for the nomination (i.e., specific attributes that qualify the nominee for service in this capacity), and a statement from the nominee indicating a willingness to serve as a member of the Committee; (2) the nominee’s contact information, including name, mailing address, telephone numbers, and email address; (3) the nominee’s curriculum vitae, and (4) a summary of the nominee’s experience and qualifications relative to the membership criteria and professional qualifications listed above. Individuals selected for appointment to the Committee shall be invited to serve a two-year term. Committee members will receive a stipend for attending Committee meetings, including per diem and reimbursement for travel expenses incurred. The Department makes every effort to ensure that the membership of its Federal advisory committees is fairly balanced in terms of points of view represented. Every effort is made to ensure that a broad representation of geographic areas, gender, and racial and ethnic minority groups, and that the disabled are given consideration for membership. Appointment to this Committee shall be made without discrimination because of a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Nominations must state that the nominee is willing to serve as a member of the Committee and appears to have no conflict of interest that would preclude membership. An ethics review is conducted for each selected nominee. Dated: July 2, 2015. Jelessa Burney, Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–16676 Filed 7–7–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 130 (Wednesday, July 8, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 39197-39198]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-16676]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Advisory 
Committee on Disability Compensation

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Benefits

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Administration (VBA), is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to 
be considered for appointment as a member of the Advisory Committee on 
Disability Compensation (``the Committee''). In accordance with 38 
U.S.C. 546, the Committee advises the Secretary on the maintenance and 
periodic readjustment of the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities. In 
providing advice to the Secretary, the Committee assembles and reviews 
relevant information relating to the needs of Veterans with 
disabilities; provides information relating to the nature and character 
of the disabilities arising from service in the Armed Forces; provides 
an ongoing assessment of the effectiveness of VA's Schedule for Rating 
Disabilities; and provides ongoing advice on the most appropriate means 
of responding to the needs of Veterans relating to disability 
compensation in the future. In carrying out its duties, the Committee 
takes into special account the needs of Veterans who have served in a 
theater of combat operations. Nominations of qualified candidates are 
being sought to fill upcoming vacancies on the Committee.

    Authority:  The Committee is authorized by 38 U.S.C. 546 and 
operates under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 
as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. 2.

DATES: Nominations for membership on the Committee must be received no 
later than 5:00 p.m. EST on August 20, 2015. Packages received after 
this time will not be considered for the current membership cycle. All 
nomination packages should be sent to the Advisory Committee Management 
Office by email (recommended) or mail. Please see contact information 
below.

Advisory Committee Management Office (00AC), Department of Veterans 
Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, 
VA.Advisory.Cmte@va.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee was established pursuant to 38 
U.S.C. 546. The Committee responsibilities include:
    (1) Advising the Secretary and Congress on the maintenance and 
periodic readjustment of the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities.
    (2) Providing a biennial report to Congress assessing the needs of 
Veterans with respect to disability compensation and outlining 
recommendations, concerns, and observations on the maintenance and 
periodic readjustment of the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities.
    (3) Meeting with VA officials, Veterans Service Organizations, and 
other stakeholders to assess the Department's efforts on the 
maintenance and periodic readjustment of the VA Schedule for Rating 
Disabilities.
    Management and support services for the Committee are provided by 
VBA.
    Membership Criteria: VBA is requesting nominations for upcoming 
vacancies on the Committee. The Committee is currently composed of 12 
members. As required by statute, the members of the Committee are 
appointed by the Secretary from the general public, including:
    (1) Individuals with experience with the provision of disability 
compensation by VA;
    (2) Individuals who are leading medical and scientific experts in 
relevant fields.
    In accordance with Sec.  546, the Secretary determines the number, 
terms of service, and pay and allowances of members of the Committee, 
except that a term of service of any such member may not exceed four 
years. The Secretary may reappoint any member for additional terms of 
service.
    Professional Qualifications: In addition to the criteria above, VA 
seeks:
    (1) Diversity in professional and personal qualifications;
    (2) Experience in military service and military deployments (please 
identify branch of service and rank);
    (3) Current work with Veterans;
    (4) Disability compensation subject matter expertise;
    (5) Experience working in large and complex organizations.
    Requirements for Nomination Submission: Nominations should be 
typewritten (one nomination per nominator). The nomination package 
should include: (1) A letter of nomination that clearly states the name 
and affiliation of the nominee, the basis for the nomination (i.e., 
specific attributes that qualify the nominee for service in this 
capacity), and a statement from the nominee indicating a willingness to 
serve as a member of the Committee; (2) the nominee's contact 
information, including name, mailing address, telephone numbers, and 
email address; (3) the nominee's curriculum vitae, and (4) a summary of 
the nominee's experience and qualifications relative to the membership 
criteria and professional qualifications listed above.
    Individuals selected for appointment to the Committee shall be 
invited to serve a two-year term. Committee members will receive a 
stipend for attending Committee meetings, including per diem and 
reimbursement for travel expenses incurred.
    The Department makes every effort to ensure that the membership of 
its Federal advisory committees is fairly balanced in terms of points 
of view represented. Every effort is made to ensure that a broad 
representation of geographic areas, gender, and racial and ethnic 
minority groups, and that the disabled are given consideration for 
membership. Appointment to this Committee shall be made without 
discrimination because of a person's race, color, religion, sex 
(including gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, and 
pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. 
Nominations must state that the nominee is willing to serve as a member 
of the Committee and appears to have no conflict of interest that would 
preclude membership. An ethics review is conducted for each selected 
nominee.

    Dated: July 2, 2015.
Jelessa Burney,
Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-16676 Filed 7-7-15; 8:45 am]
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