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Social Security Administration (SSA).

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Notice of Upcoming Quarterly Panel Meeting.


September 1, 2010, 8:30 p.m.-5 p.m. (EST); September 2, 2010, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (EST).

Location: Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers.


50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116, (617) 426-2000.

By Teleconference: (866) 871-4318.

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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 advise the Agency on the creation of an occupational information system tailored specifically for the Social Security Administration's (SSA) disability determination process 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, September 1, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. (EST) and Thursday, September 2, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. (EST).

The tentative agenda for this meeting includes: a presentation on the status of the SSA FY 2010 Occupational Information System Development (OID) project activities and the proposed integration with Panel milestones; subcommittee chair reports; individual and organizational public comment; presentations on several OID research projects currently underway; Panel discussion and deliberation; and, an administrative business meeting. SSA will post the final agenda on the Internet one week prior to the meeting at​oidap.

The Panel will hear public comment during the Quarterly Meeting on Wednesday, September 1, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (EST) and Thursday, September 2, from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (EST). Members of the public must reserve a time slot—assigned on a first come, first served basis—in order to comment. In the event that scheduled public comment does not take the entire time allotted, the Panel may use any remaining time to deliberate or conduct other business.

Those interested in providing testimony in person at the meeting or via teleconference should contact the Panel staff by e-mail to Individuals providing testimony are limited to a maximum five minutes; organizational representatives, a maximum of ten minutes. You may submit written testimony, no longer than five (5) pages, at any time in person or by mail, fax or e-mail to for Panel consideration.

Seating is limited. Those needing 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 or by telephone at 410-965-9617, no later than August 20, 2010. We will attempt to accommodate requests made but cannot guarantee availability of services. All meeting locations are barrier free.

For telephone access to the meeting on September 1 and 2, please dial toll-free to (866) 871-4318.

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. Fax: 410-597-0825. E-mail to: For additional information, please visit the Panel Web site at​oidap.

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Deborah A. Tidwell,

Designated Federal Officer, Occupational Information Development Advisory Panel.

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[FR Doc. 2010-17488 Filed 7-16-10; 8:45 am]