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Board of Regents, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting

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AGENCY:

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), Department of Defense.

ACTION:

Quarterly meeting notice.

SUMMARY:

The Department of Defense is publishing this notice to announce the following meeting of the Board of Regents, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (“the Board”).

DATES:

Tuesday, February 3, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. (Open Session) and 11:20 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (Closed Session).

ADDRESSES:

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 4301 Jones Bridge Road, Everett Alvarez Jr. Board of Regents Room (D3001), Bethesda, Maryland 20814.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Jennifer Nuetzi James, Designated Federal Officer, 4301 Jones Bridge Road, D3002, Bethesda, Maryland 20814; telephone 301-295-3066; email jennifer.nuetzi-james@usuhs.edu.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

This meeting notice is being published under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.150.

Purpose of the Meeting: The purpose of the meeting is to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Defense through the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, on academic and administrative matters critical to the full accreditation and successful operation of the University. These actions are necessary for the University to pursue its mission, which is to educate, train and comprehensively prepare uniformed services health professionals, officers, scientists and leaders to support the Military and Public Health Systems, the National Security and National Defense Strategies of the United States, and the readiness of the Uniformed Services.

Agenda: The actions that will take place include the approval of minutes from the Board Meeting held on October 14, 2014; recommendations regarding the awarding of post-baccalaureate degrees; recommendations regarding the approval of faculty appointments and promotions; a review of awards and honors; award nominations; and proposed updates to Board governing documents. The USU President will provide a report on recent actions affecting academic and operational aspects of the University. The Vice President for Research will provide an update on the USU Office of Research; the USU Inspector General (IG) will provide an update on any IG issues that have occurred; the School of Medicine will present options to address challenges with the Graduate Endowment Fund; the School of Medicine will also provide updates on the USU Honor Code and the faculty appointment process; and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center will provide the Board with a presentation on recapturing patients from the civilian health care system. A closed session will be held, after the open session, to discuss personnel actions and active investigations.

Meeting Accessibility: Pursuant to Federal statute and regulations (5 U.S.C. 552b and 41 CFR 102-3.140 through 102-3.165) and the availability of space, the meeting is open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Seating is on a first-come basis. Members of the public wishing to attend the meeting should contact Jennifer Nuetzi James at the address and phone number noted in the Start Printed Page 497 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section.

Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(2, 5-7) the Department of Defense has determined that the portion of the meeting from 11:20 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. shall be closed to the public. The Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness), in consultation with the Office of the DoD General Counsel, has determined in writing that a portion of the committee's meeting will be closed as the discussion will disclose sensitive personnel information, will include matters that relate solely to the internal personnel rules and practices of the agency, will involve allegations or findings of a person having committed a crime or censuring an individual, and may disclose investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes.

Written Statements: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.140, and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the public or interested organizations may submit written comments to the Board about its approved agenda pertaining to this meeting or at any time on the Board's mission. Individuals submitting a written statement must submit their statement to the Designated Federal Officer at the address listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. If such statement is not received at least 5 calendar days prior to the meeting, it may not be provided to or considered by the Board until a later date. The Designated Federal Officer will compile all timely submissions with the Board's Chairman and ensure such submissions are provided to Board Members before the meeting.

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Dated: December 30, 2014.

Aaron Siegel,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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[FR Doc. 2014-30873 Filed 1-5-15; 8:45 am]

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