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National Institute for Literacy.


Notice of a partially closed meeting.


This notice sets forth the schedule and a summary of the agenda for an upcoming meeting of the National Institute for Literacy Advisory Board (Board). The notice also describes the functions of the Board. Notice of this meeting is required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This document is intended to notify the general public of their opportunity to attend the meeting. Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order to attend the meeting (e.g., interpreting services, assistive listening devices, or materials in alternative format) should notify Liz Hollis at telephone number (202) 233-2072 no later than June 9, 2004. We will attempt to meet requests for accommodations after this date but cannot guarantee their availability. The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities.

Date and Time:

Open sessions—June 16, 2004, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed sessions—June 16, 2004, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., June 17, 2004, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and June 18, 2004 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Washington, DC. The exact location will be posted on NIFL's Web site when confirmed.

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Liz Hollis, Special Assistant to the Director; National Institute for Literacy, 1775 I Street, NW., Suite 730, Washington, DC 20006; telephone number: (202) 233-2072; email:

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The Board is established under section 242 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, P.L. 105-220 (20 U.S.C. 9252). The Board consists of ten individuals appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Board advises and makes recommendations to the Interagency Group, composed of the Secretaries of Education, Labor, and Health and Human Services, which administers the National Institute for Literacy (Institute). The Interagency Group considers the Board 's recommendations in planning the goals of the Institute and in implementing any programs to achieve those goals. Specifically, the Board performs the following functions: (a) Makes recommendations concerning the appointment of the Director and the staff of the Institute; (b) provides independent advice on operation of the Institute; and (c) receives reports from the Interagency Group and the Institute's Director.

The National Institute for Literacy Advisory Board will meet June 16-18, 2004. On June 16, an open meeting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The meeting will focus on the Institute's role in meeting the nation's literacy needs. The meeting will be composed of small group discussions between Board members and representatives of national organizations with an interest and investment in literacy, including education and workforce development organizations, foundations, and business, and learner organizations. During the small group discussions, the Board will also discuss the Institute's future work and conduct other Board business as necessary. On June 16, 2004, the meeting will be closed from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to review the applications of candidates for the position of permanent director for the Institute. On June 17, 2004 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and June 18, 2004, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the Board meeting will be closed to the public to interview candidates for the position of Executive Director. The review of candidates' applications, candidate interviews and subsequent discussions will touch upon matters that would likely disclose information of a personal nature where disclosure would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personnel privacy. The discussion may therefore be held in closed session under exemptions 2 and 6 of the Government in the Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(2) and (6). A summary of the activities at the closed session and related matters that are informative to the public and consistent with the policy of 5 U.S.C. 552b will be available to the public within 14 days of the meeting.

Records are kept of all Advisory Board proceedings and are available for public inspection at the National Institute for Literacy, 1775 I Street, NW., Suite 730, Washington, DC 20006, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Dated: May 21, 2004.

Sandra L. Baxter,

Interim Director.

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[FR Doc. 04-11931 Filed 5-25-04; 8:45 am]