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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/


GRECC GAS Annual Training Cover

To access the Advisory Committee Management Office's GRECC / GAS Annual Training Workshop, please visit this link: http://va-eerc-ees.adobeconnect.com/pi19nh2ux8g2/

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 and/or Terminations:

January 12, 2021 - March 16, 2021 - Various VA Advisory Committees - See Notice for Charter Renewals.

May 3, 2021 - The establishment of the Advisory Committee on Tribal and Indian Affairs. See Notice of Establishment.

Solicitations for New Committee Members:

On March 1, 2021 - Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans is seeking new members. Nominations for membership on the Committee must be received no later than July 15, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. EST. For more details, see Notice of Solicitation.

On May 4, 2021 - The Veterans and Community Oversight and Engagement Board is seeking new members. Nominations for membership on the Board must be received no later than July 1, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. EST. For more details, see Notice of Solicitation.

On May 5, 2021 - The Advisory Committee on Tribal and Indian Affairs is seeking new members. Nominations for membership on the Committee must be received no later than June 1, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. EST. For more details, see 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:

May:

May 26, 2021 - Department of Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service National Advisory Committee, meeting virtually Via teleconference: 1-404-397-1596, access code: 199 780 2512. For more details, see Notice of Meeting.

June:

June 2, 2021 - National Research Advisory Council, meeting virtually via Webex. For more details, see Notice of Meeting.

June 6, 2021 - Veterans' Advisory Committee on Education, meeting virtually via Microsoft Teams on multiple days. For more details, see Notice of Meeting.

June 22, 2021 - Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation, meeting virtually on multiple dates via VANTS Line 1-800-767-1750: access code: 75937#. For more details, see Notice of Meeting.

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