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National Institute for Literacy.


Notice of an open meeting with a closed session.


This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming open meeting of the National Institute for Literacy Advisory Board. The notice also describes the functions of the Committee. Notice of this meeting is required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and is intended to notify the public of its opportunity to attend.


October 23-24, 2007.

Time: October 23 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; October 24 from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; closed session October 24 from 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.


On October 23: Potomac Center Plaza, 550 12th Street, SW., Room 11139 (Auditorium), Washington, DC 20024. The general public is advised to notify Steve Langley no later than October 18, 2007 to attend the first day of the meeting at the U.S. Department of Education. Mr. Langley can be reached at telephone number (202) 233-2043 or by e-mail at All attendees must have valid photo identification.


On October 24: 1775 I St., NW., Suite 730, Washington, DC 20006.

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Steve Langley, Staff Assistant, the National Institute for Literacy; 1775 I St., NW., Suite 730; phone: (202) 233-2043; fax: (202) 233-2050; e-mail:

Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

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The National Institute for Literacy Advisory Board is authorized by section 242 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, Public Law 105-220 (20 U.S.C. 9252). The Board consists of 10 individuals appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Board advises and makes recommendations to the Interagency Group that administers the Institute. The Interagency Group is composed of the Secretaries of Education, Labor, and Health and Human Services. 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 purpose of this meeting is to discuss the Institute's future and current program priorities; status of ongoing Institute work; other relevant literacy activities and issues; and other Board business as necessary.

On October 24, 2007 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., the Board meeting will meet in closed session to discuss personnel issues. This discussion relates to the internal personnel rules and practices of the Institute, including consideration of the Director's term of appointment and performance. The discussion is likely to disclose information of a personal nature where disclosure would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personnel privacy. The discussion must 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.

Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order to attend the meeting (e.g., interpreting services, assistance listening devices, or materials in alternative format) should notify Steve Langley at (202) 233-2043 no later than October 12, 2007. 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.

Request for Public Written Comment: The public may send written comments to the Advisory Board no later than 5 p.m. on October 15, 2007, to Steve Langley at the National Institute for Literacy, 1775 I St., NW., Suite 730, Washington, DC 20006, e-mail:

Records are kept of all Committee proceedings and are available for public inspection at the National Institute for Literacy, 1775 I St., NW., Suite 730, Washington, DC 20006, from the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern Standard Time Monday through Friday.

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Dated: September 26, 2007.

Sandra Baxter,

Director, The National Institute for Literacy.

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[FR Doc. E7-19380 Filed 10-1-07; 8:45 am]