Advisory Committees Solicitation of Applications for Membership, 10801-10802 [2019-05506]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 56 / Friday, March 22, 2019 / Notices employees (CEOs, compliance officers, government relations officials, etc.) will be considered for membership. Membership is limited to employees of banks and thrifts with total assets of $10 billion or less that are not affiliates of depository institutions or credit unions with total assets of more than $10 billion. The CBAC shall consist of at least seven members serving two-year terms. Equal opportunity practices in accordance with the Bureau’s policies shall be followed in all appointments to the CBAC. Dated: March 18, 2019. Kirsten Sutton, Chief of Staff, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. [FR Doc. 2019–05451 Filed 3–21–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AM–P BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION Advisory Committees Solicitation of Applications for Membership AGENCY: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. ACTION: Notice. Pursuant to the authorities given to the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) under the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) Director Kraninger invites the public to apply for membership for appointment to its Consumer Advisory Board (CAB), Community Bank Advisory Council, Credit Union Advisory Council (CUAC), and Academic Research Council (ARC), (collectively, advisory committees). Membership of the advisory committees includes representatives of consumers, diverse communities, the financial services industry, academics, and economists. Appointments to the committees are generally for two years. However, the Director may amend the respective committee charters from time to time during the charter terms, as the Director deems necessary to accomplish the purpose of the committees. The Bureau expects to announce the selection of new members in September 2019. DATES: The application will be available on March 22, 2019 here: https:// consumer-financial-protectionbureau.forms.fm/application-to-serveon-advisory-board-body-panelcommittee-or-group. Complete application packets received on or before May 5, 2019, will be given consideration for membership on the committees. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Mar 21, 2019 Jkt 247001 If electronic submission is not feasible, the completed application packet can be mailed to Crystal Dully, Outreach and Engagement Associate, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, 1700 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20552. All applications for membership on the advisory committees should be sent: • Electronically: https://consumerfinancial-protection-bureau.forms.fm/ application-to-serve-on-advisory-boardbody-panel-committee-or-group. We strongly encourage electronic submissions. • Mail: Crystal Dully, Outreach and Engagement Associate, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, 1700 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20552. Submissions must be postmarked on or before May 5, 2019. • Hand Delivery/Courier in Lieu of Mail: Crystal Dully, Outreach and Engagement Specialist, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, 1700 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20552. Submissions must be received on or before 5 p.m. eastern standard time on May 5, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Crystal Dully, Outreach and Engagement Specialist, at (202) 435–9588. If you require this document in an alternative electronic format, please contact CFPB_ Accessibility@cfpb.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Background The Bureau is charged with regulating ‘‘the offering and provision of consumer financial products or services under the Federal consumer financial laws,’’ so as to ensure that ‘‘all consumers have access to markets for consumer financial products and services and that markets for consumer financial products and services are fair, transparent, and competitive.’’ Pursuant to section 1021(c) of the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Public Law 111–203, Dodd-Frank Act, the Bureau’s primary functions are: 1. Conducting financial education programs; 2. Collecting, investigating, and responding to consumer complaints; 3. Collecting, researching, monitoring, and publishing information relevant to the function of markets for consumer financial products and services to identify risks to consumers and the proper functioning of such markets; 4. Supervising persons covered under the Dodd-Frank Act for compliance with Federal consumer financial law, and taking appropriate enforcement action to address violations of Federal consumer financial law; PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10801 5. Issuing rules, orders, and guidance implementing Federal consumer financial law; and 6. Performing such support activities as may be needed or useful to facilitate the other functions of the Bureau. As described in more detail below, section 1014 of the Dodd-Frank Act calls for the Director of the Bureau to establish a Consumer Advisory Board to advise and consult with the Bureau regarding its functions, and to provide information on emerging trends and practices in the consumer financial markets. Pursuant to the executive and administrative powers conferred on the Bureau by section 1012 of the DoddFrank Act, the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection established the discretionary committees, CBAC, CUAC, and ARC, under agency authority in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C., App. 2. III. Qualifications Pursuant to section 1014(b) of the Dodd-Frank Act, in appointing members to the Consumer Advisory Board, ‘‘the Director shall seek to assemble experts in consumer protection, financial services, community development, fair lending and civil rights, and consumer financial products or services and representatives of depository institutions that primarily serve underserved communities, and representatives of communities that have been significantly impacted by higher-priced mortgage loans, and seek representation of the interests of covered persons and consumers, without regard to party affiliation.’’ The determinants of ‘‘expertise’’ shall depend, in part, on the constituency, interests, or industry sector the nominee seeks to represent, and where appropriate, shall include significant experience as a direct service provider to consumers. Pursuant to section 12 of the Community Bank Advisory Council Charter, in appointing members to the committee the Director shall seek to assemble members with diverse points of view, institution asset sizes, and geographical backgrounds. Only bank or thrift employees (CEOs, compliance officers, government relations officials, etc.) will be considered for membership. Membership is limited to employees of banks and thrifts with total assets of $10 billion or less that are not affiliates of depository institutions or community banks with total assets of more than $10 billion. E:\FR\FM\22MRN1.SGM 22MRN1 10802 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 56 / Friday, March 22, 2019 / Notices Pursuant to section 12 of the Credit Union Advisory Council Charter, in appointing members to the committee the Director shall seek to assemble members with diverse points of view, institution asset sizes, and geographical backgrounds. Only credit union employees (CEOs, compliance officers, government relations officials, etc.) will be considered for membership. Membership is limited to employees of credit unions with total assets of $10 billion or less that are not affiliates of depository institutions or credit unions with total assets of more than $10 billion. Pursuant to section 12 of the Academic Research Council Charter, in appointing members to the committee the Director shall seek to assemble members who are economic experts and academics with diverse points of view; such as experienced economists with a strong research and publishing background, and a record of involvement in research and public policy, including public or academic service. Additionally, members should be prominent experts who are recognized for their professional achievements and rigorous economic analysis including those specializing in household finance, finance, financial education, labor economics, industrial organization, public economics, and law and economics; and experts from related social sciences related to the Bureau’s mission. In particular, the Director will seek to identify academics with strong methodological and technical expertise in structural or reduced form econometrics; modeling of consumer decision-making; survey and random controlled trial methods; benefit cost analysis, welfare economics and program evaluation; or marketing. The Bureau has a special interest in ensuring that the perspectives of women and men, all racial and ethnic groups, and individuals with disabilities are adequately represented on the advisory committees, and therefore, encourages applications from qualified candidates from these groups. The Bureau also has a special interest in establishing advisory committees that are represented by a diversity of viewpoints and constituencies, and therefore encourages applications from qualified candidates who: 1. Represent the United States’ geographic diversity; and 2. Represent the interests of special populations identified in the DoddFrank Act, including service members, older Americans, students, and traditionally underserved consumers and communities. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Mar 21, 2019 Jkt 247001 IV. Application Procedures Any interested person may apply for membership on the committees. A complete application packet must include: 1. A recommendation letter from a third party describing the applicant’s interests and qualifications to serve on the committee; 2. A complete re´sume´ or curriculum vitae for the applicant; and 3. A one-page cover letter, which summarizes the applicant’s expertise and provides reason(s) why he or she would like to join the committee. 4. A complete application. https:// consumer-financial-protectionbureau.forms.fm/application-to-serveon-advisory-board-body-panelcommittee-or-group. To evaluate potential sources of conflicts of interest, the Bureau will ask potential candidates to provide information related to financial holdings and/or professional affiliations, and to allow the Bureau to perform a background check. The Bureau will not review applications and will not answer questions from internal or external parties regarding applications until the application period has closed. The Bureau does not accept applications from federally registered lobbyists or current elected officials for a position on the advisory committees. Only complete applications will be given consideration for membership on the advisory committees. Dated: March 18, 2019. Kirsten Sutton, Chief of Staff, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 56 (Friday, March 22, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10801-10802]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-05506]


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BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION


Advisory Committees Solicitation of Applications for Membership

AGENCY: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the authorities given to the Director of the 
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) under the Wall Street 
Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) Director Kraninger 
invites the public to apply for membership for appointment to its 
Consumer Advisory Board (CAB), Community Bank Advisory Council, Credit 
Union Advisory Council (CUAC), and Academic Research Council (ARC), 
(collectively, advisory committees). Membership of the advisory 
committees includes representatives of consumers, diverse communities, 
the financial services industry, academics, and economists. 
Appointments to the committees are generally for two years. However, 
the Director may amend the respective committee charters from time to 
time during the charter terms, as the Director deems necessary to 
accomplish the purpose of the committees. The Bureau expects to 
announce the selection of new members in September 2019.

DATES: The application will be available on March 22, 2019 here: 
https://consumer-financial-protection-bureau.forms.fm/application-to-serve-on-advisory-board-body-panel-committee-or-group. Complete 
application packets received on or before May 5, 2019, will be given 
consideration for membership on the committees.

ADDRESSES: If electronic submission is not feasible, the completed 
application packet can be mailed to Crystal Dully, Outreach and 
Engagement Associate, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, 1700 G 
Street NW, Washington, DC 20552.
    All applications for membership on the advisory committees should 
be sent:
     Electronically: https://consumer-financial-protection-bureau.forms.fm/application-to-serve-on-advisory-board-body-panel-committee-or-group. We strongly encourage electronic submissions.
     Mail: Crystal Dully, Outreach and Engagement Associate, 
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, 1700 G Street NW, Washington, 
DC 20552. Submissions must be postmarked on or before May 5, 2019.
     Hand Delivery/Courier in Lieu of Mail: Crystal Dully, 
Outreach and Engagement Specialist, Bureau of Consumer Financial 
Protection, 1700 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20552. Submissions must be 
received on or before 5 p.m. eastern standard time on May 5, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Crystal Dully, Outreach and Engagement 
Specialist, at (202) 435-9588. If you require this document in an 
alternative electronic format, please contact 
CFPB_Accessibility@cfpb.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    The Bureau is charged with regulating ``the offering and provision 
of consumer financial products or services under the Federal consumer 
financial laws,'' so as to ensure that ``all consumers have access to 
markets for consumer financial products and services and that markets 
for consumer financial products and services are fair, transparent, and 
competitive.'' Pursuant to section 1021(c) of the Wall Street Reform 
and Consumer Protection Act, Public Law 111-203, Dodd-Frank Act, the 
Bureau's primary functions are:
    1. Conducting financial education programs;
    2. Collecting, investigating, and responding to consumer 
complaints;
    3. Collecting, researching, monitoring, and publishing information 
relevant to the function of markets for consumer financial products and 
services to identify risks to consumers and the proper functioning of 
such markets;
    4. Supervising persons covered under the Dodd-Frank Act for 
compliance with Federal consumer financial law, and taking appropriate 
enforcement action to address violations of Federal consumer financial 
law;
    5. Issuing rules, orders, and guidance implementing Federal 
consumer financial law; and
    6. Performing such support activities as may be needed or useful to 
facilitate the other functions of the Bureau.
    As described in more detail below, section 1014 of the Dodd-Frank 
Act calls for the Director of the Bureau to establish a Consumer 
Advisory Board to advise and consult with the Bureau regarding its 
functions, and to provide information on emerging trends and practices 
in the consumer financial markets.
    Pursuant to the executive and administrative powers conferred on 
the Bureau by section 1012 of the Dodd-Frank Act, the Director of the 
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection established the discretionary 
committees, CBAC, CUAC, and ARC, under agency authority in accordance 
with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 
5 U.S.C., App. 2.

III. Qualifications

    Pursuant to section 1014(b) of the Dodd-Frank Act, in appointing 
members to the Consumer Advisory Board, ``the Director shall seek to 
assemble experts in consumer protection, financial services, community 
development, fair lending and civil rights, and consumer financial 
products or services and representatives of depository institutions 
that primarily serve underserved communities, and representatives of 
communities that have been significantly impacted by higher-priced 
mortgage loans, and seek representation of the interests of covered 
persons and consumers, without regard to party affiliation.'' The 
determinants of ``expertise'' shall depend, in part, on the 
constituency, interests, or industry sector the nominee seeks to 
represent, and where appropriate, shall include significant experience 
as a direct service provider to consumers.
    Pursuant to section 12 of the Community Bank Advisory Council 
Charter, in appointing members to the committee the Director shall seek 
to assemble members with diverse points of view, institution asset 
sizes, and geographical backgrounds. Only bank or thrift employees 
(CEOs, compliance officers, government relations officials, etc.) will 
be considered for membership. Membership is limited to employees of 
banks and thrifts with total assets of $10 billion or less that are not 
affiliates of depository institutions or community banks with total 
assets of more than $10 billion.

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    Pursuant to section 12 of the Credit Union Advisory Council 
Charter, in appointing members to the committee the Director shall seek 
to assemble members with diverse points of view, institution asset 
sizes, and geographical backgrounds. Only credit union employees (CEOs, 
compliance officers, government relations officials, etc.) will be 
considered for membership. Membership is limited to employees of credit 
unions with total assets of $10 billion or less that are not affiliates 
of depository institutions or credit unions with total assets of more 
than $10 billion.
    Pursuant to section 12 of the Academic Research Council Charter, in 
appointing members to the committee the Director shall seek to assemble 
members who are economic experts and academics with diverse points of 
view; such as experienced economists with a strong research and 
publishing background, and a record of involvement in research and 
public policy, including public or academic service. Additionally, 
members should be prominent experts who are recognized for their 
professional achievements and rigorous economic analysis including 
those specializing in household finance, finance, financial education, 
labor economics, industrial organization, public economics, and law and 
economics; and experts from related social sciences related to the 
Bureau's mission. In particular, the Director will seek to identify 
academics with strong methodological and technical expertise in 
structural or reduced form econometrics; modeling of consumer decision-
making; survey and random controlled trial methods; benefit cost 
analysis, welfare economics and program evaluation; or marketing.
    The Bureau has a special interest in ensuring that the perspectives 
of women and men, all racial and ethnic groups, and individuals with 
disabilities are adequately represented on the advisory committees, and 
therefore, encourages applications from qualified candidates from these 
groups. The Bureau also has a special interest in establishing advisory 
committees that are represented by a diversity of viewpoints and 
constituencies, and therefore encourages applications from qualified 
candidates who:
    1. Represent the United States' geographic diversity; and
    2. Represent the interests of special populations identified in the 
Dodd-Frank Act, including service members, older Americans, students, 
and traditionally underserved consumers and communities.

IV. Application Procedures

    Any interested person may apply for membership on the committees.
    A complete application packet must include:
    1. A recommendation letter from a third party describing the 
applicant's interests and qualifications to serve on the committee;
    2. A complete r[eacute]sum[eacute] or curriculum vitae for the 
applicant; and
    3. A one-page cover letter, which summarizes the applicant's 
expertise and provides reason(s) why he or she would like to join the 
committee.
    4. A complete application. https://consumer-financial-protection-bureau.forms.fm/application-to-serve-on-advisory-board-body-panel-committee-or-group.
    To evaluate potential sources of conflicts of interest, the Bureau 
will ask potential candidates to provide information related to 
financial holdings and/or professional affiliations, and to allow the 
Bureau to perform a background check. The Bureau will not review 
applications and will not answer questions from internal or external 
parties regarding applications until the application period has closed.
    The Bureau does not accept applications from federally registered 
lobbyists or current elected officials for a position on the advisory 
committees.
    Only complete applications will be given consideration for 
membership on the advisory committees.

    Dated: March 18, 2019.
Kirsten Sutton,
Chief of Staff, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.
[FR Doc. 2019-05506 Filed 3-21-19; 8:45 am]
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