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Advisory Committee Management Office

 

Training, News, and Announcements

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

Advisory Committee Management Training:

ACMO Annual Training Workshop

To access the Advisory Committee Management Office's Annual Training Workshop, please visit this link: http://va-eerc-ees.adobeconnect.com/po08uj7d4wn4/

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:

The Secretary's video message to the VA Merit Review Board. To access the video, click here.

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 and/or Terminations:

October 15, 2019 - March 25, 2020 - Various VA Advisory Committees - See Notice for Charter Renewals.

February 28, 2020 - The Creating Options for Veterans' Expedited Recovery (COVER) Commission is set to terminate on or about this date.

April 21, 2020 - July 9, 2020 - Various VA Advisory Committees - See Notice for Charter Renewals.

Solicitations for New Committee Members:

The Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation is seeking new members through September 18, 2020.

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:

September:

September 1, 2020 - Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation, via teleconference (800) 767-1750 access code: 75937#. For more details, see Notice of Meeting.

September 2, 2020 - National Research Advisory Council, via teleconference (404) 397-1596. For more details, see Notice of Meeting.

September 3, 2020 - Health Services Research and Development Service Scientific Merit Review Board, via teleconference (800) 767-1750 access code: 27960#. For more details, see Notice of Meeting.

September 9, 2020 - Special Medical Advisory Group, via Webex: https://veteransaffairs.webex.com/veteransaffairs/j.php?MTID=md4560dd7a25a43364da73e96187980cf, or to join via phone (404) 397-1596 Access Code: 1999272338#. For more details, see Notice of Meeting.

September 10, 2020 - Veterans' Family, Cargivers, and Survivor Advisory Committee, via teleconference (404) 397-1496 access code: 1997625835#. For more details, see Notice of Meeting.

September 10, 2020 - Advisory Committee on Structural Safety of Department of Veterans Affairs Facilities, via Webex: https://veteransaffairs.webex.com/veteransaffairs/j.php?MTID=mbd9d601e89be75c8061a02920, meeting ID: 96e9128, password: VAStrucSaf$ep10, or to join via phone at: 404-397-1596 access code: 199 507 0680. For more details, see Notice of Meeting.

September 15, 2020 - Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans, via teleconference (800) 767-1750 access code: 70353#. For more details, see Notice of Meeting.

September 16, 2020 - Veterans' Advisory Committee on Rehabilitation, via Webex (404) 397-1596 access code: 199 982 4330##. For more details, see Notice of Meeting.

September 17, 2020 - VA National Academic Affiliations Council, via teleconference (800) 767-1750 access code: 12095#. For more details, see Notice of Meeting.

September 21, 2020 - Advisory Committee on Women Veterans, via Webex on multiple dates and times. For more details, see Amended Notice of Meeting.

September 21, 2020 - Advisory Committee on Prosthetics and Special-Disabilities Program, via Webex on multiple dates and times. For more details, see Notice of Meeting.

September 22, 2020 - Department of Veterans Affairs Voluntary Services National Advisory Committee, via Webex (404) 397-1596 access code: 199 856 5542#. For more details, see Notice of Meeting.

September 25, 2020 - Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Committee, via Webex (404) 397-1596 access code: 199 240 7859#. For more details, see Notice of Meeting.

September 29, 2020 - Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee, via Webex. For more details, see Notice of Meeting.

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