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Occupational Information Development Advisory Panel Meeting

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AGENCY:

Social Security Administration (SSA).

ACTION:

Notice of upcoming quarterly panel meeting.

DATES:

January 20, 2010, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. (CST); January 21, 2010, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (CST); January 22, 2010, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (CST).

Location: Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre.

ADDRESSES:

5410 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, Texas.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Type of meeting: The meeting is open to the public.

Purpose: This discretionary Panel, established under the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, as amended, shall report to the Commissioner of Social Security. The Panel will provide independent advice and recommendations on plans and activities to replace the Dictionary of Occupational Titles used in the Social Security Administration's (SSA) disability determination process. The Panel will advise the Agency on creating an occupational information Start Printed Page 68897system tailored specifically for SSA's disability programs and adjudicative needs. Advice and recommendations will relate to SSA's disability programs in the following areas: Medical and vocational analysis of disability claims; occupational analysis, including definitions, ratings and capture of physical and mental/cognitive demands of work and other occupational information critical to SSA disability programs; data collection; use of occupational information in SSA's disability programs; and any other area(s) that would enable SSA to develop an occupational information system suited to its disability programs and improve the medical-vocational adjudication policies and processes.

Agenda: The Panel will meet on Wednesday, January 20, 2010, from 1 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. (CST); Thursday, January 21, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. (CST) and Friday, January 22, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. (CST). The agenda will be available on the Internet at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/​oidap/​ one week prior to the meeting.

The tentative agenda for this meeting includes: Presentations from invited stakeholder organizations for the purpose of receiving feedback on the Panel's recommendations identified in the report entitled Content Model and Classification Recommendations for the Social Security Administration Occupational Information System (September 2009) and related issues of concern in areas where additional or new occupational information is needed; an overview of the project work plan and the Panel's focus for FY2010; discussion of user feedback; review of the panel structure; subcommittee chair reports; receive a presentation summarizing the user needs analysis final report findings and hold an administrative business meeting.

The Panel will hear public comment during the January Quarterly Meeting on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (CST) and Thursday, January 21, 2010 from 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. (CST). Members of the public must schedule a time slot—assigned on a first come, first served basis—in order to comment. In the event public comment does not take the entire time allotted, the Panel may use any remaining time to deliberate or conduct other Panel business.

Persons interested in providing testimony in person at the meeting or via teleconference should contact the Panel staff by e-mail to OIDAP@ssa.gov. Individuals are limited to a maximum five-minute verbal presentation. Organizational representatives will be allotted a maximum ten-minute verbal presentation. Written testimony, no longer than five (5) pages, may be submitted at any time either in person, or by mail, fax or e-mail to OIDAP@ssa.gov for Panel consideration.

Persons interested in providing feedback on the Panel report entitled Content Model and Classification Recommendations for the Social Security Administration Occupational Information System (September 2009) may do so no later than February 15, 2010, by mail, fax or e-mail to the staff. Please include your complete contact information (full name, mailing and e-mail address) with the submission.

Seating is limited. Individuals who need special accommodation in order to attend or participate in the meeting (e.g., sign language interpretation, assistive listening devices, or materials in alternative formats, such as large print or CD) should notify Debra Tidwell-Peters via e-mail to debra.tidwell-peters@ssa.gov or by telephone at 410-965-9617, no later than January 15, 2010. SSA will attempt to meet requests made but cannot guarantee availability of services. All meeting locations are barrier free.

If you want to access the meeting by teleconference, please send your name and contact information to OIDAP@ssa.gov one week prior to the start date of the meeting.

Contact Information: Records of all public Panel proceedings are maintained and available for inspection. Anyone requiring further information should contact the Panel staff at: Occupational Information Development Advisory Panel, Social Security Administration, 6401 Security Boulevard, 3-E-26 Operations, Baltimore, MD 21235-0001. Telephone: 410-965-9617. Fax: 202-410-597-0825. E-mail to OIDAP@ssa.gov. For additional information, please visit the Panel Web site at http://www.ssa.gov/​oidap.

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Dated: December 22, 2009.

Debra Tidwell-Peters,

Designated Federal Officer, Occupational Information Development Advisory Panel.

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[FR Doc. E9-30759 Filed 12-28-09; 8:45 am]

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