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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 ACPSDP Annual Training Workshop slides, please click Here.


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, Reestablishments 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.

May 20, 2021 - The reestablishment of the National Research Advisory Council. See Notice of Intent.

May 21, 2021 - The reestablishment of the Veterans' Family, Caregiver and Surivor Advisory Committee. See Notice of Intent.

Solicitations for New Committee Members:

On September 17, 2021, the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses is seeking new members no later than November 15, 2021. For more details, see the 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:

September:

September 1, 2021 - National Research Advisory Council, meeting virtually via Webex. For more details, see Notice of Meeting.

September 2, 2021 - Health Service Research  & Development Service Scientific Merit Review Board, meeting virtually via Webex at 1-833-558-0712 and entering the meeting number (access code): 199 514 5335. For more details, see Notice of Meeting.

September 14, 2021 - Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans, meeting virtually via call-in number: 1 872-701-0185, access code: 900 779 535. For more details, see Notice of Meeting.

September 16, 2021 - VA National Academic Affiliations Council, meeting virtually via conference call. For more details, see Notice of Meeting.

September 20, 2021 - Veterans' Rural Health Advisory Committee, meeting virtually on multiple dates via Zoom. For more details, see Notice of Meeting.

September 22, 2021 - Advisory Committee on Former Prisoners of War, meeting virtually via Microsoft Teams. For more details, see Notice of Meeting.

September 23, 2021 - Veterans' Family, Caregiver and Survivor Advisory Committee, meeting virtually at 1-872-701-0185, Conference ID: 864 046 788#. For more details, see Notice of Meeting.

September 27, 2021 - Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Committee, meeting virtually multiples dates via Webex. For more details, see Notice of Meeting.

September 28, 2021 - Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses, meeting virtually via Webex. For more details, see Notice of Meeting.

September 28, 2021 - Advisory Committee on Structural Safety of Department of Veterans Affairs Facilities, meeting virtually via Microsoft Teams. For more details, see Notice of Meeting.

September 29, 2021 - Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee, meeting virtually via Webex. For more details, see Notice of Meeting.

September 29, 2021 - Veterans and Community Oversight and Engagement Board, meeting virtually via Webex. For more details, see Notice of Meeting.

September 30, 2021 - Special Medical Advisory Group, meeting virtually via Webex. For more details, see Notice of Meeting.

October:

October 18, 2021 - Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of Veterans, meeting virtually via Webex on multiple days. For more details, see Notice of Meeting.

October 19, 2021 - Veterans' Advisory Committee on Education, meeting virtually via Microsoft Teams on multiple days. For more details, see Notice of Meeting.

November:

November 9, 2021 - Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation, meeting virtually via conference call (404) 397-1596; access code 199 738 1753. For more details, see Notice of Meeting.

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