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Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee; Cancellation of Upcoming Meeting
Document Number: 2020-10457
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-15
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee is issuing this notice to cancel the May 21, 2020, public meeting scheduled to be held in Room 5A06A, Office of Personnel Management Building, 1900 E Street NW, Washington, DC. The original Federal Register notice announcing this meeting was published Monday, December 23, 2019.
Appointment of Current and Former Land Management Employees
Document Number: 2020-09444
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-15
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing proposed regulations to implement recent statutory changes allowing certain employees and former employees of a land management agency to compete for a permanent position at such agency when the agency is accepting applications from individuals within the agency's workforce under promotion and internal placement (i.e., merit promotion) procedures, or at any hiring agency when the agency is accepting applications from individuals outside its own workforce under merit promotion procedures. These changes arose from enactment of the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (``the Act''), as amended by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, and are codified at section 9602 of title 5. The intended effect of this rule is to facilitate the entrance of current and former land management employees into permanent Federal jobs.
Submission for Review: 3206-0215, Verification of Adult Student Enrollment Status, RI 25-49
Document Number: 2020-09004
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-28
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a revised information collection (ICR), Verification of Adult Student Enrollment Status, RI 25-49.
Submission for Review: Initial Certification of Full-Time School Attendance, RI 25-41, 3206-0099
Document Number: 2020-08993
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-28
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a revised information collection (ICR) 3206-0099, Initial Certification of Full-Time School Attendance, RI 25-41.
Submission for Review: 3206-0174, Survivor Annuity Election for a Spouse, RI 20-63; Cover Letter Giving Information About The Cost To Elect Less Than the Maximum Survivor Annuity, RI 20-116; Cover Letter Giving Information About the Cost To Elect the Maximum Survivor Annuity, RI 20-117
Document Number: 2020-08991
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-28
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a revised information collection request (ICR), Survivor Annuity Election for a Spouse (RI 20-63), Cover Letter Giving Information about the Cost to Elect Less Than the Maximum Survivor Annuity (RI 20-116) and Cover Letter Giving Information About the Cost to Elect the Maximum Survivor Annuity (RI 20-117).
Submission for Review: 3206-0226, It's Time To Sign Up for Direct Deposit or Direct Express, RI 38-128
Document Number: 2020-08865
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-27
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a revised information collection request (ICR), It's Time to Sign Up for Direct Deposit or Direct Express, RI 38-128.
Submission for Review: Combined Federal Campaign Charity Applications, OPM Form 1654-B
Document Number: 2020-07766
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-14
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other federal agencies the opportunity to comment on the renewal of an information collection request, Combined Federal Campaign Retiree/ Annuitant Pledge Form OMB Control No. 3206-0271, which include OPM Form 1654-B. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, as amended by the Clinger-Cohen Act, OPM is soliciting comments for this collection. The Office of Personnel Management is particularly interested in comments that: 1. Evaluate whether the continued collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses.
Submission for Review: 3206-0201; Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Open Season Express Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System and the Open Season Website
Document Number: 2020-07765
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-14
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a revised information collection (ICR), Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Open Season Express Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System and the Open Season website, Open Season Online.
High-3 Calculation for Certain Privatized Senate Restaurants and House Food Services Employees and Annuitants Covered Under the Civil Service Retirement System and Federal Employees' Retirement System
Document Number: 2020-07100
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-14
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to implement statutory provisions that guide the way in which OPM must compute annuities of certain career civilian United States Senate Restaurants employees of the Architect of the Capitol and United States House Food Service employees who were permitted to retain Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS) coverage after they became employees of a private contractor when food services operations were converted to a private contract.
Submission for Review: 3206-0140, Representative Payee Application (RI 20-7) and Information Necessary for a Competency Determination (RI 30-3)
Document Number: 2020-07634
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-13
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a revised information collection request (ICR), Representative Payee Application, RI 20-7 and Information Necessary for a Competency Determination, RI 30-3.
Submission for Review: 3206-0162, Report of Medical Examination of Person Electing Survivor Benefits, OPM 1530
Document Number: 2020-07633
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-13
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a revised information collection request (ICR), Report of Medical Examination of Person Electing Survivor Benefits, OPM 1530.
Submission for Review: 3206-0194, Annuity Supplement Earnings Report, RI 92-22
Document Number: 2020-07238
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-07
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a revised information collection request (ICR), Annuity Supplement Earnings Report, RI 92-22.
Submission for Review: 3206-0138, Reinstatement of Disability Annuity Previously Terminated Because of Restoration to Earning Capacity, RI 30-9
Document Number: 2020-07236
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-07
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a revised information collection request (ICR), Reinstatement of Disability Annuity Previously Terminated Because of Restoration to Earning Capacity, RI 30-9.
Submission for Review: 3206-0143, Request to Disability Annuitant for Information on Physical Condition and Employment, RI 30-1
Document Number: 2020-07235
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-07
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a revised information collection request (ICR), Request to Disability Annuitant for Information on Physical Condition and Employment, RI 30-1.
Prevailing Rate Systems; Definition of Pitt County, North Carolina, to a Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage Area
Document Number: 2020-06891
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-07
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to define Pitt County, North Carolina, as an area of application county to the Wayne, NC, nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage area. This change is necessary because there is one NAF FWS employee working in Pitt County, and the county is not currently defined to a NAF wage area.
Federal Employees' Retirement System; Normal Cost Percentages
Document Number: 2020-07105
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-06
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is providing notice of revised normal cost percentages for employees covered by the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS) Act of 1986.
Federal Employees' Retirement System; Present Value Factors
Document Number: 2020-07104
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-06
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is providing notice of adjusted present value factors applicable to retirees who elect to provide survivor annuity benefits to a spouse based on post-retirement marriage, and to retiring employees who elect the alternative form of annuity or elect to credit certain service with nonappropriated fund instrumentalities. This notice is necessary to conform the present value factors to changes in the economic and demographic assumptions adopted by the Board of Actuaries of the Civil Service Retirement System.
Civil Service Retirement System; Present Value Factors
Document Number: 2020-07103
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-06
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is providing notice of adjusted present value factors applicable to retirees under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) who elect to provide survivor annuity benefits to a spouse based on post-retirement marriage; to retiring employees who elect the alternative form of annuity, owe certain redeposits based on refunds of contributions for service ending before March 1, 1991, or elect to credit certain service with nonappropriated fund instrumentalities; or, for individuals with certain types of retirement coverage errors who can elect to receive credit for service by taking an actuarial reduction under the provisions of the Federal Erroneous Retirement Coverage Correction Act. This notice is necessary to conform the present value factors to changes in the economic and demographic assumptions adopted by the Board of Actuaries of the Civil Service Retirement System.
Excepted Service
Document Number: 2020-06889
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-02
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
This notice identifies Schedule A, B, and C appointing authorities applicable to a single agency that were established or revoked from December 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019.
Submission for Review: 3206-0187, We Need Information About Your Missing Payment, RI 38-31
Document Number: 2020-06468
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-27
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a revised information collection request (ICR), We Need Information About Your Missing Payment, RI 38-31.
Civil Service Retirement System Board of Actuaries Meeting
Document Number: 2020-06376
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-27
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
This notice is a revision to the notice published February 5, 2020, regarding the meeting of the Civil Service Retirement System Board of Actuaries on Thursday, April 2, 2020. Due to maximum telework procedures in place in response to the coronavirus, this meeting will be held by telephone. The meeting will start at 10:00 a.m. EDT. The purpose of the meeting is for the Board to review the actuarial methods and assumptions used in the valuations of the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund (CSRDF).
Federal Employees Health Benefits Acquisition Regulations: Self Plus One and Contract Matrix Update
Document Number: 2020-06015
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-25
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is making a technical correction to the Federal Employees Health Benefits Acquisition Regulations (FEHBAR) to add the self plus one enrollment type to carrier advertising instructions. OPM is also updating and amending the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program contract clause matrix.
Submission for Review: 3206-0142, Designation of Beneficiary: Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), SF 2808
Document Number: 2020-06030
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-23
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a revised information collection request (ICR), Designation of Beneficiary: Civil Service Retirement System, SF 2808.
Submission for Review: 3206-0190, Application for Deferred or Postponed Retirement: Federal Employees Retirement System, RI 92-19
Document Number: 2020-06029
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-23
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a revised information collection request (ICR), Application for Deferred or Postponed Retirement: Federal Employees Retirement System, RI 92-19.
Submission for Review: 3206-0233, Civil Service Retirement System Survivor Annuitant Express Pay Application for Death Benefits, RI 25-51
Document Number: 2020-06028
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-23
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a revised information collection request (ICR), Civil Service Retirement System Survivor Annuitant Express Pay Application for Death Benefits, RI 25-51.
Submission for Review: 3206-0144, We Need the Social Security Number of the Person Named Below, RI 38-45
Document Number: 2020-06027
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-23
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a revised information collection request (ICR), We Need the Social Security Number of the Person Named Below, RI 38-45.
Submission for Review: 3206-0235, Letter Reply To Request for Information, RI 20-64; Former Spouse Survivor Annuity Election, RI 20-64A; Information on Electing a Survivor Annuity for Your Former Spouse, RI 20-64B
Document Number: 2020-06026
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-23
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a revised information collection request (ICR), Letter Reply to Request for Information, RI 20-64 and Information on Electing a Survivor Annuity for Your Former Spouse, RI 20-64A.
Submission for Review: 3206-0032, Self-Certification of Full-Time School Attendance for the School Year, RI 25-14 and Information and Instructions for Completing the Self-Certification of Full-Time School Attendance For The School Year, RI 25-14A
Document Number: 2020-06020
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-23
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a revised information collection request (ICR), Self- Certification of Full-Time School Attendance For The School Year, RI 25-14 and Information and Instructions for Completing the Self-Certification of Full-Time School Attendance For The School Year, RI 25-14A.
Submission for Review: 3206-0216, We Need Important Information About Your Eligibility for Social Security Disability Benefits, RI 98-7
Document Number: 2020-06018
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-23
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a revised information collection request (ICR), We Need Important Information About Your Eligibility for Social Security Disability Benefits, RI 98-7.
Submission for Review: 3206-0144, We Need the Social Security Number of the Person Named Below, RI 38-45
Document Number: 2020-06017
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-23
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a revised information collection request (ICR), We Need the Social Security Number of the Person Named Below, RI 38-45.
Submission for Review: 3206-0237, Information and Instructions on Your Reconsideration Rights, RI 38-47
Document Number: 2020-06016
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-23
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a revised information collection request (ICR), Information and Instruction on Your Reconsideration Rights, RI 38-47.
Information Collection: Standard Form 3119-Application for Court-Ordered Benefits for Former Spouses
Document Number: 2020-06014
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-23
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a new information collection, Standard Form 3119 Application for Court-Ordered Benefits for Former Spouses.
Submission for Review: 3206-0218, Death Benefit Payment Rollover Election, RI 94-7
Document Number: 2020-06013
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-23
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a revised information collection request (ICR), Death Benefit Payment Rollover Election, RI 94-7.
Submission for Review: 3206-0136, Designation of Beneficiary: Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance, SF 2823
Document Number: 2020-04687
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-09
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Federal Employee Insurance Operations, Healthcare Insurance, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a revised information collection request (ICR), Designation of Beneficiary: Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance, SF 2823.
Excepted Service; Consolidated Listing of Schedules A, B, and C Exceptions
Document Number: 2020-04274
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-06
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
This provides the consolidated notice of all agency specific excepted authorities, approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), under Schedule A, B, and C, as of June 30, 2019, as required by Civil Service Rule VI, Exceptions from the Competitive Service.
January 2020 Pay Schedules
Document Number: 2020-04484
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-05
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The President adjusted the rates of basic pay and locality payments for certain Federal civilian employees effective in January 2020. The Executive order authorizes a 2.6 percent across-the-board increase for statutory pay systems and locality pay increases costing approximately 0.5 percent of basic payroll, reflecting an overall average pay increase of 3.1 percent. This notice serves as documentation for the public record.
Excepted Service
Document Number: 2020-04273
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-03
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
This notice identifies Schedule A, B, and C appointing authorities applicable to a single agency that were established or revoked from October 1, 2019 to October 31, 2019.
Excepted Service
Document Number: 2020-04272
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-03
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
This notice identifies Schedule A, B, and C appointing authorities applicable to a single agency that were established or revoked from November 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019.
Submission for Review: 3206-0141, Health Benefits Election Form, OPM 2809
Document Number: 2020-03937
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-27
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Healthcare & Insurance/Federal Employee Insurance Operations (FEIO) offers the general public and other federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a revised information collection request OPM 2809, Health Benefits Election Form.
SES Positions That Were Career Reserved During CY 2018
Document Number: 2020-02924
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-19
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
As required by section 3132(b)(4) of title 5, United States Code, this gives notice of all positions in the Senior Executive Service (SES) that were career reserved during calendar year 2018.
Prevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of the Little Rock, Arkansas, and Tulsa, Oklahoma, Appropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage Areas
Document Number: 2020-02833
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-13
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule that would redefine the geographic boundaries of the Little Rock, Arkansas, and Tulsa, Oklahoma, appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas. The proposed rule would redefine the Fort Chaffee portion of Franklin County, AR, to the Tulsa wage area. This change is based on a recent consensus recommendation of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee (FPRAC).
Civil Service Retirement System Board of Actuaries Meeting
Document Number: 2020-02177
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-05
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Civil Service Retirement System Board of Actuaries plans to meet on Thursday, April 2, 2020. The meeting will start at 10 a.m. EDT and will be held at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), 1900 E Street NW, Room 3468, Washington, DC 20415. The purpose of the meeting is for the Board to review the actuarial methods and assumptions used in the valuations of the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund (CSRDF).
Excepted Service
Document Number: 2020-02033
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-04
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
This notice identifies Schedule A, B, and C appointing authorities applicable to a single agency that were established or revoked from September 1, 2019 to September 30, 2019.
Prevailing Rate Systems; Definition of Johnson County, Indiana, to a Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage Area
Document Number: 2019-28008
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-07
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to define Johnson County, Indiana, as an area of application county to the Hardin-Jefferson, Kentucky, nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage area. This change is necessary because there is one NAF FWS employee working in Johnson County, and the county is not currently defined to a NAF wage area.
Prevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of Certain Appropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage Areas
Document Number: 2019-28009
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-06
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to redefine the geographic boundaries of several appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas for pay-setting purposes. Based on reviews of Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) boundaries in a number of wage areas, OPM is redefining the following wage areas: Washington, DC; Hagerstown-Martinsburg-Chambersburg, MD; Detroit, MI; Jackson, MS; Meridian, MS; and Cleveland, OH.
High-3 Calculation for Privatized Senate Restaurant Civil Service Retirement System and Federal Employees' Retirement System Employees and Annuitants
Document Number: 2019-27915
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-06
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) proposes this rule to allow for the continuation of civil service retirement coverage for career Senate Restaurants employees of the Architect of the Capitol, who became employees of a private contractor under a food services contract on September 16, 2008, and career civilian employees of the United States permanently assigned to the food services operations of the House of Representatives after those operations were transferred to a private contractor on January 2, 1987.
Prevailing Rate Systems; Definition of Pitt County, North Carolina, to a Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage Area
Document Number: 2019-28007
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-31
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule that would define Pitt County, North Carolina, as an area of application county to the Wayne, NC, nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage area. This change is necessary because there is one NAF FWS employee working in Pitt County, and the county is not currently defined to a NAF wage area.
Promotion and Internal Placement
Document Number: 2019-27715
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is proposing regulations to give agencies the discretion to reinstate certain former Federal employees without competition to positions at any grade level for which the individual is qualified. Agencies will have greater flexibility in recruiting back to Government service former Federal employees who have developed enhanced or higher-level skill-sets than they had when they left government. Individuals seeking to rejoin the Federal workforce may do so more easily and at grade levels commensurate with the skills and experience they actually possess (and be compensated at such grade levels).
Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee; Open Committee Meetings
Document Number: 2019-27613
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
President's Commission on White House Fellowships Advisory Committee: Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2019-27612
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The President's Commission on White House Fellowships (PCWHF) was established by an Executive Order in 1964. The PCWHF is an advisory committee composed of Special Government Employees appointed by the President. The meeting is closed. Name of Committee: President's Commission on White House Fellowships Mid-Year Meeting. Date: January 15-16, 2020. Time: 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Place Eisenhower Executive Office Building, 1650 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20502. Agenda: The Commission holds a mid-year meeting to talk with current Fellows on how their placements are going and discuss preparation for future events.