November 3, 2008

Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the Census Advisory Committee on the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Populations

SUMMARY: The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is requesting nominations of individuals to the Census Advisory Committee (CAC) on the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Populations. The Census Bureau will consider nominations received in response to this notice, as well as from other sources. The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice provides Committee and membership criteria.
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[Federal Register: November 3, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 213)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of the Census

 
Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the Census 
Advisory Committee on the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 
Populations

AGENCY: Bureau of the Census, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of request for nominations.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is requesting 
nominations of individuals to the Census Advisory Committee (CAC) on 
the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Populations. The Census 
Bureau will consider nominations received in response to this notice, 
as well as from other sources. The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of 
this notice provides Committee and membership criteria.

DATES: Please submit nominations by December 3, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Please submit nominations to Jeri Green, Chief, CAC Office, 
U.S. Census Bureau, Room 8H182, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 
20233. Nominations also may be submitted via fax at 301-763-8609, or by 
e-mail to jeri.green@census.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeri Green, Chief, CAC Office, U.S. 
Census Bureau, Room 8H182, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233, 
telephone (301) 763-2070.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee was established in accordance 
with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Title 5, United States Code, 
Appendix 2) in 1995. The following provides information about the 
Committee, membership, and the nomination process.

Objectives and Duties

    1. The Committee provides an organized and continuing channel of 
communication between Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 
communities and the Census Bureau. Committee members identify useful 
strategies to reduce the differential undercount for the Native 
Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander populations, and on ways data can 
be disseminated for maximum usefulness to the Native Hawaiian and Other 
Pacific Islander populations.
    2. The Committee draws upon prior decennial planning efforts, 
research studies, test censuses, and other experiences to provide 
advice and recommendations for the 2010 Decennial Census Program.
    3. The Committee functions solely as an advisory body under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act.
    4. The Committee reports to the Director of the Census Bureau.

Membership

    1. Members are appointed by and serve at the discretion of the 
Secretary of Commerce. They are appointed to the nine-member Committee 
for a period of three years.
    2. Members will be re-evaluated at the conclusion of the three-year 
term with the prospect of renewal, pending meeting attendance, 
administrative compliance, advisory committee needs, and the 
Secretary's concurrence. Committee members are selected in accordance 
with applicable Department of Commerce (DOC) guidelines. The Committee 
aims to have a balanced representation, considering such factors as 
geography, gender, technical expertise, community involvement, and 
knowledge of census procedures and activities. The Committee aims to 
include members from diverse backgrounds, including state and local 
governments, academia, media, research, community-based organizations, 
and the private sector. No employee of the federal government can serve 
as a member of the Committee. Meeting attendance and active 
participation in the activities of the Advisory Committee are essential 
for sustained Committee membership, as well as submission of required 
annual financial disclosure statements.

Miscellaneous

    1. Members of the Committee serve without compensation, but receive 
reimbursement for Committee-related travel and lodging expenses.
    2. The Committee meets at least once a year, budget permitting, but 
additional meetings may be held as deemed necessary by the Census 
Director or Designated Federal Official. All Committee meetings are 
open to the public in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act.

Nomination Information

    1. Nominations are requested as described above.
    2. Nominees should have expertise and knowledge of the cultural 
patterns, issues, and/or data needs of the Native Hawaiian and Other 
Pacific Islander communities. Such knowledge and expertise are needed 
to provide advice and recommendations to the Census Bureau on how best 
to enumerate the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander populations 
and obtain complete and accurate data on this population. Individuals, 
groups, or organizations may submit nominations on behalf of a 
potential candidate. A summary of the candidate's qualifications 
(r[eacute]sum[eacute] or curriculum vitae) must be included along with 
the nomination letter. Nominees must have the ability to participate in 
Advisory Committee meetings and tasks. Besides Committee meetings, 
active participation may include Committee assignments and 
participation in conference calls and working groups.
    3. The DOC is committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and 
seeks diverse Committee membership.

    Dated: October 28, 2008.
Steve H. Murdock,
Director, Bureau of the Census.
 [FR Doc. E8-26080 Filed 10-31-08; 8:45 am]

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