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Nominations for Appointment to the Veterans' Family, Caregiver and Survivor Advisory Committee

EnFrom: BK Hartzog <bkhartzog@gmail.com>

Sent: Friday, May 31, 2019 6:44:04 AM
To: 
Subject: Re: Solicitation o
f Nominations for Appointment to the Veterans' Family, Caregiver and Survivor Advisory Committee
 
MD MOAA Council and Chapter Presidents, 
 
Good morning. Hopefully everyone fared well throughout this weeks turbulent weather. 
 
Forwarding an excellent opportunity for surviving spouses and other interested parties within your chapters. 
 
The Department of VA is soliciting for nominations for the appointment to the Veterans' Family, Caregiver and Survivor Advisory Committee. 
 
Please note nominations must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on July 1, 2019.

Details on the responsibilities of the appointment and POCs for submitting a nomination are below in the email notice from National. 

Have a blessed day. 
 

v/r
Bryon "BK" Hartzog
President, MD MOAA Council
Acting President, Fort Meade MOAA Chapter
LTC, US Army (Retired)
757-871-7605


 
-----Original Message-----
From: Rene Campos <renec@moaa.org>
To: 
Sent: Wed, May 29, 2019 8:21 am
Subject: Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Veterans' Family, Caregiver and Survivor Advisory Committee

 
Forward to those interested in applying or someone you know who would be interested.
 
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 103 (Wednesday, May 29, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 24872-24873]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-11070]
 
 
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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
 
 
Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Veterans'
Family, Caregiver and Survivor Advisory Committee
 
ACTION: Notice.
 
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SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is seeking nominations
of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to the
Veterans' Family, Caregiver and Survivor Advisory Committee
(hereinafter in this section referred to as ``the Committee').
 
DATES: Nominations for membership on the Committee must be received no
later than 5:00 p.m. EST on July 1, 2019.
 
ADDRESSES: All nominations should be mailed to the Veterans Experience
Office, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW (30),
Washington, DC 20420; or sent electronically to the Advisory Committee
Management Office mailbox at vaadvisorycmte@va.gov.
 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Betty Moseley Brown, Designated
 
[[Page 24873]]
 
Federal Officer, Veterans Experience Office, Department of Veterans
Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW (30), Washington, DC 20420, telephone
(210) 392-2505 or via email at Betty.MoseleyBrown@va.gov.
 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Veterans' Family, Caregiver, and
Survivor Advisory Committee was established to advise the Secretary of
VA on issues related to:
    (1) Veterans' families, caregivers, and survivors across all
generations, relationships, and Veteran status;
    (2) The use of VA care, benefits and memorial services by Veteran's
families, caregivers, and survivors, and possible adjustments to such
care, benefits and memorial services;
    (3) Veterans' family, caregiver, and survivor experiences, and VA
policies, regulations, and administrative requirements related to the
transition of Service members from the Department of Defense to
enrollment in VA that impact Veteran's families, caregivers, and
survivors; and
    (4) Factors that influence access to quality of, and accountability
for services and benefits for Veterans' families, caregivers, and
survivors.
    The Committee responsibilities include:
    (1) Advising the Secretary on how VA can assist and represent
Veterans' families, caregivers, and survivors, including
recommendations regarding expanding services and benefits to Veterans'
family members, caregivers, and survivors who are not currently served
by VA, and related policy. Administrative, legislative, and/or
regulatory actions.
    (2) Advising the Secretary on incorporating lessons learned from
current, and previous, successful family research and outreach efforts
that measure the impact of provided care and benefits services on
Veterans' family, caregivers, and/or survivors;
    (3) Advising the Secretary on collaborating with family support
programs within VA and engaging with other VA and non-VA advisory
committees focused on specific demographics of Veterans and their
families, caregivers, and survivors;
    (4) Advising the Secretary on working with interagency,
intergovernmental, private/non-profit, community, and faith-based
organizations to identify and address gaps in services;
    (5) Advising the Secretary on utilizing journey mapping or other
means to depict the experience life cycle of families, caregivers, and
survivors of Veterans to create a more holistic understanding of
important life cycle events, moments that matter, and their impacts,
and to ensure accountability;
    (6) Advising the Secretary on Veterans' family, caregiver, and
survivor experiences, and the impact of VA policies, regulations, and
administrative requirements related to the transition of Service
members from the Department of Defense to the enrollment of Veterans;
    (7) Advising the Secretary on integrating Veterans' families,
caregivers, and survivors into key VA initiatives such as access to
care, suicide prevention, and homelessness; and
    (8) Providing such reports as the Committee deems necessary, but
not less than one report a per year, to the Secretary, through the
Chief Veterans Experience Officer, Veterans Experience Office to
describe the Committee's activities, deliberations, and findings, which
may include but are not limited to: (1) Identification of current
challenges and recommendations for remediation related to access to
care, benefits and memorial services of Veterans' families, caregivers,
and survivors; and (2) identification of current best practices in care
and benefits delivery to Veterans' families, caregivers, and survivors,
and the impact on such best practices.
 
    Authority: The Committee was established by the directive of the
Secretary of VA, in accordance with the provisions of the Federal
Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C., App. 2.
 
    Membership Criteria and Qualifications: VA is requesting
nominations for Committee membership. The Committee is composed of up
to 20 members and several ex-officio members. The members of the
Committee are appointed by the Secretary of Veteran Affairs from the
general public, from various sectors and organizations, including but
not limited to:
    (1) Veteran's family members, caregivers, and survivors;
    (2) Veteran-focused organizations;
    (3) Military history and academic communities;
    (4) National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs;
    (5) The Federal Executive Branch;
    (6) Research experts and service providers; and
    (7) Leaders of key stakeholder associations and organizations.
    In accordance with the Committee Charter, the Secretary shall
determine the number (up to 20), terms of service, and pay and
allowances of Committee members, except that a term of service of any
such member may not exceed two years. The Secretary may reappoint any
Committee member from additional terms of service.
    To the extent possible, the Secretary seeks members who have
diverse professional and personal qualifications including but not
limited to subject matter experts in the areas described above.
    We ask that nominations include any relevant experience information
so that VA can ensure diverse Committee membership.
    Requirements for Nomination Submission:
    Nominations should be typed (one nomination per nominator).
Nomination package should include:
    (1) A letter of nomination that clearly states the name and
affiliation of the nominee, the basis for the nomination (i.e. specific
attributes which qualify the nominee for service in this capacity), and
a statement from the nominee indicating a willingness to serve as a
member of the Committee;
    (2) The nominee's contact information, including name, mailing
address, telephone numbers, and email address;
    (3) The nominee's curriculum vitae, not to exceed three pages and a
one-page cover letter; and
    (4) A summary of the nominee's experience and qualifications
relative to the membership consideration described above.
    Individuals selected for appointment to the Committee shall be
invited to serve a two-year term. Committee members will receive per
diem and reimbursement for eligible travel expenses incurred.
    The Department makes every effort to ensure that the membership of
VA Federal advisory committees is diverse in terms of points of view
represented and the committee's capabilities. Appointments to this
Committee shall be made without discrimination because of a person's
race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Nominations
must state that the nominee is willing to serve as a member of the
Committee and appears to have no conflict of interest that would
preclude membership. An ethics review is conducted for each selected
nominee.
 
    Dated: May 22, 2019.
Jelessa M. Burney,
Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-11070 Filed 5-28-19; 8:45 am]
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Sincerely,
 
René A. Campos
CDR, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
Senior Director, Government Relations for Veterans-Wounded Warrior Care
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)
201 N Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-2539
Office:  703-838-8134; 800-234-6622, ext 134
Mobile:  571-641-1504
www.moaa.org         

     Co-Chair, The Military Coalition (TMC) Veterans Committeeter your Copy



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