Federal Register: December 27, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 247)
DOCID: fr27de07-26 FR Doc E7-25010
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 Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Population
DATES: Please submit nominations by January 28, 2008.
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is requesting nominations of individuals to the Census Advisory Committee on the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Population. The Census Bureau will consider nominations received in response to this notice, as well as from other sources. The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice provides Committee and membership criteria.
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Population Census Advisory Committee,
The Committee was established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Appendix 2) in 1995. The following provides information about the Committee, membership, and the nomination process.
Objectives and Duties
1. The Committee provides an organized and continuing channel of communication between Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander communities and the Census Bureau. Committee members identify useful strategies to reduce the differential undercount for the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population, and on ways data can be disseminated for maximum usefulness to the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population.
2. The Committee draws upon prior decennial planning efforts, research studies, test censuses, and other experiences to provide advice and recommendations for the 2010 Decennial Census Program.
3. The Committee functions solely as an advisory body under the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
4. The Committee reports to the Director of the Census Bureau. Membership
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 three years. Members will be reevaluated at the conclusion of the
threeyear term with the prospect of renewal, pending meeting
attendance, administrative compliance, Advisory Committee needs and the
Secretary's concurrence. Committee members are selected in accordance
with applicable Department of Commerce guidelines. The Committee aims
to have a balanced representation, considering such factors [[Page 73314]]
as geography, gender, technical expertise, community involvement, and knowledge of census procedures and activities. The Committee aims to include members from diverse backgrounds, including state and local 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 as well as submission of required annual financial disclosure statements.
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, budget permitting, 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.
1. Nominations are requested as described above.
2. Nominees should have expertise and knowledge of the cultural patterns, issues, and/or data needs of the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander community. Such knowledge and expertise are needed to provide advice and recommendations to the Census Bureau on how best to enumerate the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population and obtain complete and accurate data on this population. Individuals, groups, or organizations may submit nominations on behalf of a potential candidate. A summary of the candidate's qualifications (r[eacute]sum[eacute] or curriculum vitae) must be included along with 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 19, 2007.
Charles Louis Kincannon,
Director, Bureau of the Census.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Jeri Green, Chief, Census Advisory Committee Office, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 8H182, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233, telephone (301) 7632070.