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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 233 / Wednesday, December 6, 2017 / Notices Bureau of Labor Statistics Technical Advisory Committee; Request for Nominations Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Department of Labor. ACTION: Request for nominations to the BLS Technical Advisory Committee. AGENCY: The BLS is soliciting new members for the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). Five current membership terms expire on April 19, 2018. The TAC provides advice to the Bureau of Labor Statistics on technical aspects of data collection and the formulation of economic measures and makes recommendations on areas of research. On some technical issues there are differing views, and receiving feedback at public meetings provides BLS with the opportunity to consider all viewpoints. The Committee will consist of 16 members and will be chosen from a cross-section of economists, statisticians, and behavioral scientists who represent a balance of expertise. The economists will have research experience with technical issues related to BLS data and will be familiar with employment and unemployment statistics, price index numbers, compensation measures, productivity measures, occupational and health statistics, or other topics relevant to BLS data series. The statisticians will be familiar with sample design, data analysis, computationally intensive statistical methods, non-sampling errors, or other areas which are relevant to BLS work. The behavioral scientists will be familiar with questionnaire design, usability, or other areas of survey development. BLS invites persons interested in serving on the TAC to submit their names for consideration for committee membership. SUMMARY: Nominations for the TAC membership should be postmarked January 5, 2018. ADDRESSES: Nominations for the TAC membership should be sent to: Acting Commissioner Bill Wiatrowski, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE., Room 4040, Washington, DC 20212. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lucy Eldridge, Associate Commissioner, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE., Office of Productivity and Technology, Room 2150. Washington, DC 20212. Telephone: 202–691–5600. This is not a toll free number. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:07 Dec 05, 2017 BLS intends to renew memberships in the TAC for another three years. The Bureau often faces highly technical issues while developing and maintaining the accuracy and relevancy of its data on employment and unemployment, prices, productivity, and compensation and working conditions. These issues range from how to develop new measures to how to make sure that existing measures account for the ever-changing economy. 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Responsibilities include, but are not limited to providing comments on papers and presentations developed by BLS research and program staff, conducting research on issues identified by BLS on which an objective technical opinion or recommendation from outside of BLS would be valuable, recommending BLS conduct internal research projects to address technical problems with BLS statistics that have been identified in the academic literature, participating in discussions of areas where the types or coverage of economic statistics could be expanded or improved and areas where statistics are no longer relevant, and establishing working relationships with professional associations with an interest in BLS statistics, such as the American Statistical Association and the American Economic Association. Nominations: BLS is looking for committed TAC members who have a strong interest in, and familiarity with, BLS data. 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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Bureau of Labor Statistics


Technical Advisory Committee; Request for Nominations

AGENCY: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Department of Labor.

ACTION: Request for nominations to the BLS Technical Advisory 
Committee.

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SUMMARY: The BLS is soliciting new members for the Technical Advisory 
Committee (TAC). Five current membership terms expire on April 19, 
2018. The TAC provides advice to the Bureau of Labor Statistics on 
technical aspects of data collection and the formulation of economic 
measures and makes recommendations on areas of research. On some 
technical issues there are differing views, and receiving feedback at 
public meetings provides BLS with the opportunity to consider all 
viewpoints. The Committee will consist of 16 members and will be chosen 
from a cross-section of economists, statisticians, and behavioral 
scientists who represent a balance of expertise. The economists will 
have research experience with technical issues related to BLS data and 
will be familiar with employment and unemployment statistics, price 
index numbers, compensation measures, productivity measures, 
occupational and health statistics, or other topics relevant to BLS 
data series. The statisticians will be familiar with sample design, 
data analysis, computationally intensive statistical methods, non-
sampling errors, or other areas which are relevant to BLS work. The 
behavioral scientists will be familiar with questionnaire design, 
usability, or other areas of survey development. BLS invites persons 
interested in serving on the TAC to submit their names for 
consideration for committee membership.

DATES: Nominations for the TAC membership should be postmarked January 
5, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Nominations for the TAC membership should be sent to: Acting 
Commissioner Bill Wiatrowski, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2 
Massachusetts Avenue NE., Room 4040, Washington, DC 20212.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lucy Eldridge, Associate Commissioner, 
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE., Office of 
Productivity and Technology, Room 2150. Washington, DC 20212. 
Telephone: 202-691-5600. This is not a toll free number.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BLS intends to renew memberships in the TAC 
for another three years. The Bureau often faces highly technical issues 
while developing and maintaining the accuracy and relevancy of its data 
on employment and unemployment, prices, productivity, and compensation 
and working conditions. These issues range from how to develop new 
measures to how to make sure that existing measures account for the 
ever-changing economy. The BLS presents issues and then draws on the 
specialized expertise of Committee members representing specialized 
fields within the academic disciplines of economics, statistics and 
survey design. Committee members are also invited to bring to the 
attention of BLS issues that have been identified in the academic 
literature or in their own research. The TAC was established to provide 
advice to the Commissioner of Labor Statistics on technical topics 
selected by the BLS.
    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to providing comments 
on papers and presentations developed by BLS research and program 
staff, conducting research on issues identified by BLS on which an 
objective technical opinion or recommendation from outside of BLS would 
be valuable, recommending BLS conduct internal research projects to 
address technical problems with BLS statistics that have been 
identified in the academic literature, participating in discussions of 
areas where the types or coverage of economic statistics could be 
expanded or improved and areas where statistics are no longer relevant, 
and establishing working relationships with professional associations 
with an interest in BLS statistics, such as the American Statistical 
Association and the American Economic Association.
    Nominations: BLS is looking for committed TAC members who have a 
strong interest in, and familiarity with, BLS data. The Agency is 
looking for nominees who use and have a comprehensive understanding of 
economic statistics. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is committed 
to bringing greater diversity of thought, perspective, and experience 
to its advisory committees. Nominees from all races, gender, age, and 
disabilities are encouraged to apply. Interested persons may nominate 
themselves or may submit the name of another person who they believe to 
be interested in and qualified to serve on the TAC. Nominations may 
also be submitted by organizations.
    Nominations should include the name, address, and telephone number 
of the candidate. Each nomination should include a summary of the 
candidate's training or experience relating to BLS data specifically, 
or economic statistics more generally. BLS will conduct a basic 
background check of candidates before their appointment to the TAC. The 
background check will involve accessing publicly available, Internet-
based sources.
    Authority: This notice was prepared in accordance with the 
provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 
2, the Secretary of Labor has determined that the Bureau of Labor 
Statistics Data Users Advisory Committee is in the public interest in 
connection with the performance of duties imposed upon the Commissioner 
of Labor Statistics by 29 U.S.C. 1 and 2. This determination follows 
consultation with the Committee Management Secretariat, General 
Services Administration.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 22nd day of November 2017.
Kimberley D. Hill,
Chief, Division of Management Systems.
[FR Doc. 2017-26224 Filed 12-5-17; 8:45 am]
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