The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under Public Law 92-463 (Federal Advisory Committee Act) that the National Commission on VA Nursing will hold its fifth meeting on June 11-12, 2003, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202. On Wednesday, June 11, the meeting will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. and adjourn at 5 p.m. On Thursday, June 12, the meeting will begin at 8 a.m. and adjourn at 2 p.m. The meeting is open to the public.
The purpose of the Commission is to provide advice and make recommendations to Congress and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs regarding legislative and organizational policy changes to enhance the recruitment and retention of nurses and other nursing personnel in VA. The Commission is required to submit to Congress and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs a report, not later than two years from May 8, 2002, on its findings and recommendations.
On June 11, the Commission will discuss the findings of several recent surveys on nurse turnover and work environment, and will review testimony from Commission hearings held during April. On June 12, the Commission will focus most of its work on finalizing its interim report.Start Printed Page 27642
No time will be allocated at this meeting for receiving oral presentations from the public. However, members of the public may direct written questions or submit prepared statements for review by the Commission in advance of the meeting, to Ms. Oyweda Moorer, Director of the National Commission on VA Nursing, at Department of Veterans Affairs (108N), 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420. Any member of the public wishing to attend the meeting should contact Ms. Stephanie Williams, Program Analyst at (202) 273-4944.Start Signature
Dated: May 13, 2003.
By Direction of the Secretary.
E. Philip Riggin,
Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 03-12594 Filed 5-19-03; 8:45 am]
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