Federal Register: December 19, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 244)
DOCID: FR Doc 02-31935
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
ACTION: Committees; establishment, renewal, termination, etc.:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice of request for nominations.
Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the Census Advisory Committee on the American Indian and Alaska Native Populations
DATES: Please submit nominations by January 21, 2003.
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 United States Code (U.S.C.) Appendix 2, section 10(a)(b)), the Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) requests nominations of individuals to the Census Advisory Committee on the American Indian and Alaska Native Populations. Three seats on this Committee currently are vacant. The Census Bureau will consider nominations received in response to this Request for Nominations, as well as from other sources. The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for this notice provides Committee and membership criteria.
American Indian and Alaska Native Populations Census Advisory Committee,
The Committee was established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (title 5, U.S.C., Appendix 2) in 1995. The following provides information about the Committee, membership, and nomination process:
Objectives and Duties
1. The Committee provides an organized and continuing channel of communication between American Indian and Alaska Native communities and the Census Bureau. Committee members identify useful strategies to reduce the differential undercount for American Indian and Alaska Native populations and on ways data can be disseminated for maximum usefulness to American Indian and Alaska Native populations.
2. The Committee draws upon its experience with Census 2000 procedures, results of decennial evaluations, research studies, test censuses, and other experiences to provide advice and recommendations on Census 2010 planning, the American Community Survey and related decennial programs.
3. The Committee functions solely as an advisory body under the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
4. The Committee reports to the Director of the Bureau of the Census.
1. Members are appointed by and serve at the discretion of the Secretary of Commerce.
2. Members are appointed to the ninemember committee for a period of 3 years. Committee members are selected in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidelines. The Committee aims to have a balanced representation, considering factors such as geography, gender, tribal diversity, expertise, and knowledge of census procedures and activities. The Committee aims to include members from diverse backgrounds, including State, local and tribal governments, academia, media, research, communitybased organizations, and the private sector. No employee of the Federal government can serve as a member of the Committee. Meeting attendance and active participation in the activities of the Advisory Committee are essential for sustained committee membership.
1. Members of the Committee serve without compensation, but receive reimbursement for committeerelated travel and lodging expenses.
2. The Committee meets at least once a year, but additional meetings may be held as deemed necessary by the Census Director or designated federal official. All Committee meetings are open to the public in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Nomination Information
1. Nominations are requested as described above.
2. Nominees should have expertise and knowledge of the cultural patterns and issues and/or data needs of their American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Such knowledge and expertise are needed to provide advice and recommendations to the Census Bureau on how best to enumerate American Indian and Alaska Native populations and obtain complete and accurate data on these populations. Individuals, groups, or organizations may submit nominations. A summary of the candidate's qualifications (resume or curriculum vitae) must be included in the nomination letter. Nominees must have the ability to participate in Advisory Committee meetings and tasks. Besides Committee meetings, active participation may include Committee assignments and participation in conference calls and working groups.
3. The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and seeks diverse Committee membership.
Dated: December 16, 2002.
Charles Louis Kincannon,
Director, Bureau of the Census.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Ms. Jeri Green, Chief, Census Advisory Committee and Special Populations Office, at the above address or by telephone on (301) 7632070.