Federal Register: December 23, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 247)
DOCID: fr23de08-125 FR Doc E8-30589
SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
Social Security Administration
Docket ID: [Docket No. SSA-2008-0052]
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice of the establishment of the Occupational Information Development Advisory Panel.
Establishment of the Occupational Information Development Advisory Panel
We are establishing the Occupational Information Development Advisory Panel (Panel) under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The creation of the Panel, while discretionary, is necessary and in the public interest. It will help us to perform our statutory duties. We have consulted with the Committee Management Secretariat, General Services Administration.
Establishment of the Occupational Information Development Advisory Panel,
Panel members will analyze the occupational information used by SSA in our disability programs and provide expert guidance as we develop an occupational information system (OIS) tailored for these programs. We plan to design the OIS to improve our disability policies and processes and to ensure uptodate vocational evidence in our disability programs. We will select Panel members based primarily on their occupational expertise. This Panel will provide guidance on our plans and actions to replace the Dictionary of Occupational Titles and its companion volume, The Selected Characteristics of Occupations. We expect to tailor the OIS specifically for our disability programs.
The Panel will be composed of not more than 12 members, including:
(a) Members of academia recognized as experts in relevant subject
areas, such as occupational analysis, vocational assessment, and
physical and occupational rehabilitation; (b) professional experts in
relevant subject areas, such as vocational rehabilitation, forensic
vocational assessment, and disability insurance programs; (c) medical
professionals with experience in relevant subject areas such as
occupational or physical rehabilitation medicine, psychiatry or
psychology, and physical or occupational therapy; (d) professional
experts who represent or advocate on behalf of the disabled claimants;
and (e) an agency employee who has expertise in our disability program
policies, processes, and systems. The Panel is continuing in nature. In
accordance with the FACA, we will publish a notice of the first Panel meeting in the Federal Register .
Dated: December 9, 2008.
Michael J. Astrue,
Commissioner of Social Security.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Debra Tidwell-Peters, Designated
Federal Official, Occupational Information Development Advisory Panel, SSA, by: