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Advisory Committee Management Office

 

Training, News, and Announcements



Secretary Denis McDonough addresses the Advisory Committee Members and Committee Managers. To view this video, please click Here.

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This page will contain regular updates and news concerning VA Advisory Committees as well as FACA training opportunities.

Advisory Committee Management Training:



To access the Advisory Committee Management Office's Annual Training Workshop slides for the Parent Committee Designated Federal Officers (DFOs) and Alternate DFOs, please click Here.


Subcommittee Annual Training Cover

To access the Advisory Committee Management Office's Annual Subcommittee Training Workshop slides for the Parent Committee Designated Federal Officers (DFOs) and Alternate DFOs, please click, Here.

Other Trainings:

General Services Administration : FACA 101 

General Services Administration : FACA Training Portal 

Congressional Research Service : Federal Advisory Committees an Overview 

VA OGC Ethics Training for Special Government Employees: https://www.va.gov/OGC/docs/SGE/10.html

News and Announcements:

H. R. 2011: Veterans’ Advisory Committee on Education Improvement Act of 2013

The Advisory Committee Management Office (ACMO) is in the news.  Way to go ACMO!!  For more information, see the VA Insider Article at: https://vaww.insider.va.gov/vas-federal-advisory-committees-purposeful-powerful-and-progressive/

VA Advisory Committee Charter Establishments, Renewals, Reestablishments and/or Terminations:

June 2, 2021 - May 19, 2022 - Various VA Advisory Committees - See Notice for Charter Renewals.

June 1, 2022 - VA Advisory Committee - See Notice for Charter Renewal.

June 9, 2022 - The Secretary of Veterans Affairs terminated the Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee.

Solicitations for New Committee Members:

November 1, 2022 - The Veterans' Advisory Committee on Rehabilitation is seeking new members. To apply, submit your package no later than December 6, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. EST. For more details, see the Notice of Solicitation.

VA advisory committees are always accepting nominations consisting of a diverse group of applicants from the general public to consider for service on its Committee. Candidates for membership should be recognized authorities in fields pertinent to the needs of Veterans. If you are interested in serving on one of VA advisory committees, please submit a self-nomination package or recommendation letter to the Advisory Committee Management Office's mailbox at: VAAdvisoryCmte@va.gov.

Upcoming Advisory Committee Meetings:

November:

November 2, 2022 - Advisory Committee on Cemeteries and Memorials, meeting in-person on multiple days at Jefferson Barracks Medical Center, 1 Jefferson Barracks Drive Building 56, 1st Floor, Room 130A-C, St. Louis, MO 63125. Interested public members can also attend the meeting virtually. For more details, see the Notice of Meeting.

November 2, 2022 - Advisory Committee on the Readjustment, meeting in-person on multiple days and times at 811 Vermont Avenue, NW, Conference Room 3166, Washington, DC 20420. For more details, see the Amended Notice of Meeting.

November 8, 2022 - Advisory Committee on Tribal and Indian Affairs, meeting in-person on multiple days and times. For more details, see the Amended Notice of Meeting.

November 16, 2022 - Advisory Committee on Former Prisoners of War, meeting in-person on multiples days and times at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030. Interested public members can also attend the meeting virtually. For more details, see the Notice of Meeting.

November 29, 2022 - Veterans' Advisory Committee on Education, meeting virtually on multiple days via Microsoft Teams. For more details, see the Notice of Meeting.

December:

December 5, 2022 - VA National Academic Affiliations Council, meeting virtual conference call at 669-254-5252, at the prompt, enter meeting ID 161 024 2274, then press #. For more details, see the Notice of Meeting.

December 7, 2022 - National Research Advisory Coucil, meeting virtual via Microsoft Teams. For more details, see the Notice of Meeting.

December 13, 2022 - Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans, meeting virtually via Zoom. For more details, see the Notice of Meeting.

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