Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Advisory Committee on Cemeteries and Memorials, 44973-44974 [2019-18424]

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), National Cemetery Administration (NCA), is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as a member of the Advisory Committee on Cemeteries and Memorials (herein-after in this section referred to as ‘‘the Committee’’). DATES: Nominations of qualified candidates are being sought to fill possible upcoming vacancies on the Committee. Nominations for membership on the Committee must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on September 13, 2019. ADDRESSES: All nominations should be mailed to National Cemetery Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Ave. NW, (40A1), Washington, DC 20420, or faxed to (202) 273–6709. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Christine Hamilton, National Cemetery Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Ave. NW, (40A1), Washington, DC 20420, telephone (202) 461–5681. A copy of Committee charter and list of the current membership can be obtained by contacting Ms. Hamilton or by accessing the website managed by NCA at: http://www.cem.va.gov/cem/ about/advisory_committee.asp. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1 44974 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 27, 2019 / Notices In carrying out the duties set forth, the Committee responsibilities include: (1) Advising the Secretary on VA’s administration of burial benefits and the selection of cemetery sites, the erection of appropriate memorials, and the adequacy of Federal burial benefits; (2) Providing to the Secretary and Congress periodic reports outlining recommendations, concerns, and observations on VA’s delivery of these benefits and services to Veterans; (3) Meeting with VA officials, Veteran Service Organizations, and other stakeholders to assess the Department’s efforts in providing burial benefits and outreach on these benefits to Veterans and their dependents; (4) Undertaking assignments to conduct research and assess existing burial and memorial programs; to examine potential revisions or expansion of burial and memorial programs and services; and to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary based on this research. Authority: The Committee is authorized by 38 U.S.C. 2401 to provide advice to the Secretary of VA with respect to the administration of VA national cemeteries, soldiers’ lots and plots, which are the responsibility of the Secretary, the erection of appropriate memorials and the adequacy of Federal burial benefits. The Secretary shall determine the number, terms of service, and pay and allowances of members of the Committee appointed by the Secretary, except that a term of service of any such member may not exceed three years. The Secretary may reappoint any such member for additional terms of service. jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:12 Aug 26, 2019 Jkt 247001 Membership Criteria and Qualification: NCA is requesting nominations for upcoming vacancies on the Committee. The Committee is composed of up to twelve members and several ex-officio members. The members of the Committee are appointed by the Secretary of Veteran Affairs from the general public, including but not limited to: (1) Veterans or other individuals who are recognized authorities in fields pertinent to the needs of Veterans; (2) Veterans who have experience in a military theater of operations; (3) Recently separated service members; (4) Officials from Government, nonGovernment organizations (NGOs) and industry partners in the provision of memorial benefits and services, and outreach information to VA beneficiaries. To the extent possible, the Secretary seeks members who have diverse professional and personal qualifications, including but not limited to prior military experience and military deployments, experience working with Veterans, and experience in large and complex organizations, and subject matter expertise in the areas described above. We ask that nominations include information of this type so that VA can ensure diverse Committee membership. Requirements for Nomination Submission: Nominations should be typed (one nomination per nominator). 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 which qualify the nominee for service in this capacity), PO 00000 Frm 00133 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 and a statement from the nominee indicating the 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 considerations described 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 VA federal advisory committees is diverse in terms of points of view represented and the committee’s capabilities. Appointments to this Committee shall be made without discrimination because of a person’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, 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: August 22, 2019. Jelessa M. Burney, Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–18424 Filed 8–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 166 (Tuesday, August 27, 2019)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Advisory 
Committee on Cemeteries and Memorials

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), National Cemetery 
Administration (NCA), is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to 
be considered for appointment as a member of the Advisory Committee on 
Cemeteries and Memorials (herein-after in this section referred to as 
``the Committee'').

DATES: Nominations of qualified candidates are being sought to fill 
possible upcoming vacancies on the Committee. Nominations for 
membership on the Committee must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. 
EST on September 13, 2019.

ADDRESSES: All nominations should be mailed to National Cemetery 
Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Ave. NW, 
(40A1), Washington, DC 20420, or faxed to (202) 273-6709.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Christine Hamilton, National 
Cemetery Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont 
Ave. NW, (40A1), Washington, DC 20420, telephone (202) 461-5681. A copy 
of Committee charter and list of the current membership can be obtained 
by contacting Ms. Hamilton or by accessing the website managed by NCA 
at: http://www.cem.va.gov/cem/about/advisory_committee.asp.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In carrying out the duties set forth, the 
Committee responsibilities include:
    (1) Advising the Secretary on VA's administration of burial 
benefits and the selection of cemetery sites, the erection of 
appropriate memorials, and the adequacy of Federal burial benefits;
    (2) Providing to the Secretary and Congress periodic reports 
outlining recommendations, concerns, and observations on VA's delivery 
of these benefits and services to Veterans;
    (3) Meeting with VA officials, Veteran Service Organizations, and 
other stakeholders to assess the Department's efforts in providing 
burial benefits and outreach on these benefits to Veterans and their 
dependents;
    (4) Undertaking assignments to conduct research and assess existing 
burial and memorial programs; to examine potential revisions or 
expansion of burial and memorial programs and services; and to provide 
advice and recommendations to the Secretary based on this research.
    Authority: The Committee is authorized by 38 U.S.C. 2401 to provide 
advice to the Secretary of VA with respect to the administration of VA 
national cemeteries, soldiers' lots and plots, which are the 
responsibility of the Secretary, the erection of appropriate memorials 
and the adequacy of Federal burial benefits. The Secretary shall 
determine the number, terms of service, and pay and allowances of 
members of the Committee appointed by the Secretary, except that a term 
of service of any such member may not exceed three years. The Secretary 
may reappoint any such member for additional terms of service.
    Membership Criteria and Qualification: NCA is requesting 
nominations for upcoming vacancies on the Committee. The Committee is 
composed of up to twelve members and several ex-officio members.
    The members of the Committee are appointed by the Secretary of 
Veteran Affairs from the general public, including but not limited to:
    (1) Veterans or other individuals who are recognized authorities in 
fields pertinent to the needs of Veterans;
    (2) Veterans who have experience in a military theater of 
operations;
    (3) Recently separated service members;
    (4) Officials from Government, non-Government organizations (NGOs) 
and industry partners in the provision of memorial benefits and 
services, and outreach information to VA beneficiaries.
    To the extent possible, the Secretary seeks members who have 
diverse professional and personal qualifications, including but not 
limited to prior military experience and military deployments, 
experience working with Veterans, and experience in large and complex 
organizations, and subject matter expertise in the areas described 
above. We ask that nominations include information of this type so that 
VA can ensure diverse Committee membership.
    Requirements for Nomination Submission: Nominations should be typed 
(one nomination per nominator). 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 which qualify the nominee for service in this capacity), and 
a statement from the nominee indicating the 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 considerations described 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 
VA federal advisory committees is diverse in terms of points of view 
represented and the committee's capabilities. Appointments to this 
Committee shall be made without discrimination because of a person's 
race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, 
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: August 22, 2019.
Jelessa M. Burney,
Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-18424 Filed 8-26-19; 8:45 am]
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