Solicitation of Nomination for Appointment to the Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation, 53907-53908 [2020-19173]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 169 / Monday, August 31, 2020 / Notices ACTION: Notice of open public hearing. Notice is hereby given of the following hearing of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. The Commission is mandated by Congress to investigate, assess, and report to Congress annually on ‘‘the national security implications of the economic relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China.’’ Pursuant to this mandate, the Commission will hold a public hearing in Washington, DC on September 9, 2020 on ‘‘U.S.-China Relations in 2020: Enduring Problems and Emerging Challenges.’’ DATES: The hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, September 9, 2020, time TBD. ADDRESSES: This hearing will be held with panelists and Commissioners participating in-person or online via videoconference. Members of the audience will be able to view a live webcast via the Commission’s website at www.uscc.gov. Also, please check the Commission’s website for possible changes to the hearing schedule. Reservations are not required to attend the hearing. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public seeking further information concerning the hearing should contact Jameson Cunningham, 444 North Capitol Street NW, Suite 602, Washington, DC 20001; via email at jcunningham@uscc.gov. Reservations are not required to attend the hearing. ADA Accessibility: For questions about the accessibility of the event or to request an accommodation, please contact Jameson Cunningham via email at jcunningham@uscc.gov. Requests for an accommodation should be made as soon as possible, and at least five business days prior to the event. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: This is the seventh public hearing the Commission will hold during its 2020 report cycle. The hearing will evaluate key developments in China’s economy, military capabilities, and foreign relations, during 2020. The first panel will address the Chinese Communist Party’s perceptions of its strategic environment and domestic legitimacy, as well as recent changes in its approach to foreign policy. The second panel will assess China’s current strengths and weaknesses in its foreign policy, military capabilities, and economy. The third panel will review the economic and security implications for the United States of China’s approach to Taiwan and the South China Sea. The fourth khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:30 Aug 28, 2020 Jkt 250001 53907 panel will examine the implications for the United States of China’s relationships with India and Iran. The hearing will be co-chaired by Chairman Robin Cleveland and Vice Chairman Carolyn Bartholomew. Any interested party may file a written statement by September 9, 2020 by transmitting to the contact above. A portion the hearing will include a question and answer period between the Commissioners and the witnesses. 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. Authority: Congress created the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission in 2000 in the National Defense Authorization Act (Pub. L. 106–398), as amended by Division P of the Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003 (Pub. L. 108–7), as amended by Public Law 109–108 (November 22, 2005), as amended by Public Law 113–291 (December 19, 2014). 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. Dated: August 25, 2020. Daniel W. Peck, Executive Director, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. [FR Doc. 2020–19065 Filed 8–28–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1137–00–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Solicitation of Nomination for Appointment to the Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation ACTION: Notice. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation (the Committee), is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as a member of the Advisory Committee for the 2020—2021 membership cycle. DATES: Nominations for membership on the Committee must be received by September 18, 2020, no later than 4:00 p.m., eastern standard time. Packages received after this time will not be considered for the current membership cycle. ADDRESSES: All nomination packages should be emailed to the Designated Federal Officer (DFO), Janice Stewart at Janice.Stewart@va.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In carrying out the duties set forth, 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00122 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Membership Criteria: VBA is requesting nominations for upcoming vacancies on the Committee. The Committee is currently composed of 13 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 typewritten (one nomination per nominator). Requirements for Nomination Submission: 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; E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1 53908 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 169 / Monday, August 31, 2020 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES (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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:30 Aug 28, 2020 Jkt 250001 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, PO 00000 Frm 00123 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 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. Dated: August 26, 2020. Jelessa M. Burney, Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–19173 Filed 8–28–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 169 (Monday, August 31, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Advisory Committee on 
Disability Compensation (the Committee), is seeking nominations of 
qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as a member of 
the Advisory Committee for the 2020--2021 membership cycle.

DATES: Nominations for membership on the Committee must be received by 
September 18, 2020, no later than 4:00 p.m., eastern standard time. 
Packages received after this time will not be considered for the 
current membership cycle.

ADDRESSES: All nomination packages should be emailed to the Designated 
Federal Officer (DFO), Janice Stewart at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In carrying out the duties set forth, 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.

    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.
    Membership Criteria: VBA is requesting nominations for upcoming 
vacancies on the Committee. The Committee is currently composed of 13 
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).
    Requirements for Nomination Submission:
    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;

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    (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.

    Dated: August 26, 2020.
Jelessa M. Burney,
Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-19173 Filed 8-28-20; 8:45 am]
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