Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Sexual Assault/Sexual Harassment Working Group, 24440-24441 [2021-09540]

Download as PDF 24440 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 86 / Thursday, May 6, 2021 / Notices appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., by permitting electronic submissions of responses. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the ICR for OMB approval of the extension of the information collection; they will also become a matter of public record. Approved: May 3, 2021. Ronald J. Durbala, IRS Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2021–09617 Filed 5–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0697] Agency Information Collection Activity: Application for Approval of a Licensing or Certification Test and Organization or Entity Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before July 6, 2021. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov or to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20M33), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420 or email to nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0697’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maribel Aponte, Office of Enterprise and Integration, Data Governance khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 May 05, 2021 Jkt 253001 Analytics (008), 1717 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20006, (202) 266–4688 or email maribel.aponte@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0697’’ in any correspondence. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995, Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA. With respect to the following collection of information, VBA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of VBA’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of VBA’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology.Authority: 38 U.S.C. 3689. Title: Application for Approval of a Licensing or Certification Test and Organization or Entity. OMB Control Number: 2900–0697. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: SAAs and VA will use the information to decide whether the licensing and certification tests, and the organizations offering them, should be approved for use under the education programs VA administers. Affected Public: Individuals and Households. Estimated Annual Burden: 1,713 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 3 hours. Frequency of Response: Annually. Estimated Number of Respondents: 571. By direction of the Secretary. Maribel Aponte, VA PRA Clearance Officer, Office of Enterprise and Integration/Data Governance Analytics, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2021–09546 Filed 5–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Sexual Assault/ Sexual Harassment Working Group AGENCY: PO 00000 Department of Veterans Affairs. Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: Notice. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as members of the VA Sexual Assault/Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response Working Group. DATES: Nominations for membership on the Committee must be received by June 7, 2021, 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 VASECWorkgroup@va.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Margaret B. Kabat, LCSW–C, CCM, Senior Advisor for Families, Caregivers and Survivors, Office of the Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC 20420; Margaret.Kabat@va.gov; 202–577–4331. (This is not a toll-free number.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In carrying out the duties set forth, the Working Group responsibilities include, but are not limited to: • Development of an action plan for addressing changes at all levels of VA to reduce instances of harassment and sexual assault; • Development of standardized media for VA, Veterans Service Organizations and other stakeholders to use in print and on the internet to reduce sexual harassment and sexual assault; and • Development of bystander intervention training for Veterans. Authority: The Working Group was established pursuant to the Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D., Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020, Title V, Deborah Sampson, Subtitle III, Eliminating Harassment and Assault, Section 5303, Anti-harassment and antisexual assault policy of Department of Veterans Affairs, to advise the Secretary on specific VA policies to eliminate harassment and assault in VA facilities. By statute, this Working Group is not considered a Federal Advisory Committee and therefore is not subject to the rules under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Membership Criteria: The Working Group is requesting nominations for specific membership. As required by statute, the members of the Committee are appointed by the Secretary, from the general public, including: • Veterans Service Organizations; and • State, local and Tribal Veterans agencies. To the extent possible, the Secretary seeks members who have diverse SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06MYN1.SGM 06MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 86 / Thursday, May 6, 2021 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES professional and personal qualifications who are motivated to advance VA’s leadership on issues of sexual harassment and assault prevention and survivor care and support. We ask that nominations include information of this type so that VA can ensure a balanced Committee membership. Individuals appointed to the Working Group by the Secretary shall be invited to serve a 1year term. The Secretary may reappoint a member for an additional term of service. Committee members will not be compensated for their time or expenses incurred. Self-nominations are acceptable. Any letters of nomination from organizations or other individuals should accompany the package when it is submitted. Members of the public are also eligible for nomination, including Veterans’ families, caregivers and survivors. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 May 05, 2021 Jkt 253001 Requirements for Nomination Submission Nominations should be typed (one nomination per nominator). Nomination packages should include: (1) A letter of nomination (maximum of 2 pages) 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, as listed above) and a statement from the nominee indicating that he or she is willing to serve as a member of the Working Group; (2) the nominee’s contact information, including name, mailing address, telephone number and email address; (3) the nominee’s curriculum vitae; (4) letter(s) of recommendation (optional); and (5) a statement confirming that he or she is not a federally-registered lobbyist. The Department makes every effort to ensure that the membership of Working Groups is balanced in terms of points of view represented and the committee’s PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 24441 function. Appointments to this Working Group shall be made without discrimination based on a person’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or genetic information. Nominations must state that the nominee appears to have no conflict of interest that would preclude membership. Signing Authority Denis McDonough, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, approved this document on April 30, 2021, and authorized the undersigned to sign and submit the document to the Office of the Federal Register for publication electronically as an official document of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Jeffrey M. Martin, Assistant Director, Office of Regulation Policy & Management, Office of the Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2021–09540 Filed 5–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P E:\FR\FM\06MYN1.SGM 06MYN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 86 (Thursday, May 6, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 24440-24441]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-09540]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Sexual 
Assault/Sexual Harassment Working Group

AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is seeking nominations 
of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as members of 
the VA Sexual Assault/Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response Working 
Group.

DATES: Nominations for membership on the Committee must be received by 
June 7, 2021, 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 
[email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Margaret B. Kabat, LCSW-C, CCM, Senior 
Advisor for Families, Caregivers and Survivors, Office of the 
Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC 20420; 
[email protected]; 202-577-4331. (This is not a toll-free number.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In carrying out the duties set forth, the 
Working Group responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
     Development of an action plan for addressing changes at 
all levels of VA to reduce instances of harassment and sexual assault;
     Development of standardized media for VA, Veterans Service 
Organizations and other stakeholders to use in print and on the 
internet to reduce sexual harassment and sexual assault; and
     Development of bystander intervention training for 
Veterans.
    Authority: The Working Group was established pursuant to the Johnny 
Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D., Veterans Health Care and Benefits 
Improvement Act of 2020, Title V, Deborah Sampson, Subtitle III, 
Eliminating Harassment and Assault, Section 5303, Anti-harassment and 
anti-sexual assault policy of Department of Veterans Affairs, to advise 
the Secretary on specific VA policies to eliminate harassment and 
assault in VA facilities. By statute, this Working Group is not 
considered a Federal Advisory Committee and therefore is not subject to 
the rules under the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
    Membership Criteria: The Working Group is requesting nominations 
for specific membership. As required by statute, the members of the 
Committee are appointed by the Secretary, from the general public, 
including:
     Veterans Service Organizations; and
     State, local and Tribal Veterans agencies.
    To the extent possible, the Secretary seeks members who have 
diverse

[[Page 24441]]

professional and personal qualifications who are motivated to advance 
VA's leadership on issues of sexual harassment and assault prevention 
and survivor care and support. We ask that nominations include 
information of this type so that VA can ensure a balanced Committee 
membership. Individuals appointed to the Working Group by the Secretary 
shall be invited to serve a 1-year term. The Secretary may reappoint a 
member for an additional term of service. Committee members will not be 
compensated for their time or expenses incurred. Self-nominations are 
acceptable. Any letters of nomination from organizations or other 
individuals should accompany the package when it is submitted. Members 
of the public are also eligible for nomination, including Veterans' 
families, caregivers and survivors.

Requirements for Nomination Submission

    Nominations should be typed (one nomination per nominator). 
Nomination packages should include:
    (1) A letter of nomination (maximum of 2 pages) 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, as listed above) and a statement from the nominee 
indicating that he or she is willing to serve as a member of the 
Working Group;
    (2) the nominee's contact information, including name, mailing 
address, telephone number and email address;
    (3) the nominee's curriculum vitae;
    (4) letter(s) of recommendation (optional); and
    (5) a statement confirming that he or she is not a federally-
registered lobbyist.
    The Department makes every effort to ensure that the membership of 
Working Groups is balanced in terms of points of view represented and 
the committee's function. Appointments to this Working Group shall be 
made without discrimination based on a person's race, color, religion, 
sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, 
disability or genetic information. Nominations must state that the 
nominee appears to have no conflict of interest that would preclude 
membership.

Signing Authority

    Denis McDonough, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, approved this 
document on April 30, 2021, and authorized the undersigned to sign and 
submit the document to the Office of the Federal Register for 
publication electronically as an official document of the Department of 
Veterans Affairs.

Jeffrey M. Martin,
Assistant Director, Office of Regulation Policy & Management, Office of 
the Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2021-09540 Filed 5-5-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 8320-01-P