VA Prevention of Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Advisory Committee; Notice of Establishment, 32606 [2017-14780]

Download as PDF 32606 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 134 / Friday, July 14, 2017 / Notices will be treated by the Internal Revenue Service as having established reasonable cause for its filing failures and its taxexempt status will be reinstated retroactive to the date it was automatically revoked. Form: None. Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,206. Title: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Programs. OMB Control Number: 1545–2222. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The Internal Revenue Service offers free assistance with tax return preparation and tax counseling using specially trained volunteers. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs assist seniors and individuals with low to moderate incomes, those with disabilities, and those for whom English is a second language. Using these forms will provide consistent information that is needed when potential VITA/TCE volunteers submit their interest in volunteering to represent the IRS when they prepare tax returns during filing season. Forms: 14310, 9653, 8654, 14204, 13715, and 13206. Affected Public: Individuals or Households, Not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 16,067. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Dated: July 11, 2017. Jennifer P. Leonard, Treasury PRA Clearance Officer. on matters related to improving and enhancing VA’s efforts to identify, prevent, and mitigate fraud, waste, and abuse across VA in order to improve the integrity of VA’s payments and the efficiency of VA’s programs and activities. Committee members will be appointed by the Secretary and membership will be drawn from various sectors and organizations including but not limited to Veteran-focused organizations, academic communities, health care providers, insurance providers, other Federal agencies, former Federal Inspectors General, Veteran Service Organizations, Military Service Organizations, and leaders of key stakeholder associations and organizations. Any member of the public seeking additional information should contact Gregory Woskow, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Room 446D, Washington, DC, or email at Gregory.Woskow@va.gov; or via phone at (720) 471–1235. Dated: July 10, 2017. Jelessa M. Burney, Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–14780 Filed 7–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the VA Prevention of Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Advisory Committee ACTION: Notice. [FR Doc. 2017–14823 Filed 7–13–17; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES VA Prevention of Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Advisory Committee; Notice of Establishment As required by Section 9(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of Veterans Affairs hereby gives notice of the establishment of the VA Prevention of Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Advisory Committee (Committee). The Secretary of Veterans Affairs has determined that establishing the Committee is both necessary and in the public interest. The Committee will advise the Secretary and the Assistant Secretary for Management and Chief Financial Officer VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:44 Jul 13, 2017 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to the VA Prevention of Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Advisor Committee (herein-after in this section referred to as ‘‘the Committee’’). DATES: Nominations for membership on the Committee must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on July 24, 2017. ADDRESSES: All nominations should be sent electronically to the Advisory Committee Management Office mailbox at vaadvisorycmte@va.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregory Woskow, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Finance, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., (047), Washington, DC 20420, telephone (720) 471–1255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In carrying out the duties set forth, the SUMMARY: BILLING CODE 4830–01–P Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 activities of the Committee include, but are not limited to: (1) Identifying best practices and lessons learned from private industry and other Federal agencies that VA can leverage to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of Department-wide activities to detect and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse in VA programs at significant risk; (2) Providing advice on leveraging cutting-edge fraud detection and prevention tools and technologies used by other Federal agencies and private industry, including the identification of ways to utilize such tools in the shortterm, as well as in the future, given VA’s current Financial Management Business Transformation break-thru initiative; and (3) Providing advice on leveraging partnerships and experience to assist in maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of VA’s ‘‘Seek to Prevent Fraud, Waste, and Abuse (STOP FWA)’’ initiative, which is designed to increase activities that prevent fraud, waste, and abuse and to reduce improper payments. Authority: The Committee is being established by the directive of the Secretary of VA, in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. 2. The Committee will provide the Secretary of Veterans Affairs with advice related to improving and enhancing VA’s efforts to identify, prevent, and mitigate fraud, waste, and abuse across VA in order to improve the integrity of VA’s payments and the efficiency of VA’s programs and activities. Membership Criteria and Qualifications: VA is seeking nominations for Committee membership. The Committee is composed of twelve members and several ex-officio members. The members of the Committee are appointed by the Secretary of Veteran Affairs from the general public, from various sectors and organizations, including but not limited to: a. Veteran-focused organizations; b. Academic communities; c. Health care providers; d. Other Federal agencies; e. Insurance; f. Former Inspectors General; g. Veteran Service Organizations; h. Military service organizations; i. Academic communities; and j. Leaders of key stakeholder associations and organizations. In accordance with the Committee Charter, the Secretary shall determine the number, terms of service, and pay and allowances of Committee members, except that a term of service of any such member may not exceed two years. The E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 134 (Friday, July 14, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Page 32606]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-14780]


=======================================================================
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


VA Prevention of Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Advisory Committee; 
Notice of Establishment

    As required by Section 9(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act, the Department of Veterans Affairs hereby gives notice of the 
establishment of the VA Prevention of Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Advisory 
Committee (Committee). The Secretary of Veterans Affairs has determined 
that establishing the Committee is both necessary and in the public 
interest.
    The Committee will advise the Secretary and the Assistant Secretary 
for Management and Chief Financial Officer on matters related to 
improving and enhancing VA's efforts to identify, prevent, and mitigate 
fraud, waste, and abuse across VA in order to improve the integrity of 
VA's payments and the efficiency of VA's programs and activities.
    Committee members will be appointed by the Secretary and membership 
will be drawn from various sectors and organizations including but not 
limited to Veteran-focused organizations, academic communities, health 
care providers, insurance providers, other Federal agencies, former 
Federal Inspectors General, Veteran Service Organizations, Military 
Service Organizations, and leaders of key stakeholder associations and 
organizations.
    Any member of the public seeking additional information should 
contact Gregory Woskow, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), Department of 
Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Room 446D, Washington, DC, or 
email at Gregory.Woskow@va.gov; or via phone at (720) 471-1235.

    Dated: July 10, 2017.
Jelessa M. Burney,
Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-14780 Filed 7-13-17; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE P