The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, that the annual meeting of the Department of Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service (VAVS) National Advisory Committee (NAC) will be held April 22-24, 2015, at the Albuquerque Marriott, 2101 Louisiana Boulevard NE., Albuquerque, New Mexico. On April 22, the meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 11:30 a.m. On April 23-24, 2015, the meetings will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. on April 23, and end at 3:45 p.m. on April 24. The meeting is open to the public.
The Committee, composed of fifty-four national voluntary organizations, advises the Secretary, through the Under Secretary for Health, on the coordination and promotion of volunteer activities within VA facilities. The purposes of this meeting are: To provide for Committee review of volunteer policies and procedures; to accommodate full and open communications between organization representatives and the Voluntary Service Office and field staff; to provide educational opportunities geared towards improving volunteer programs with special emphasis on methods to recruit, retain, place, motivate, and recognize volunteers; and to provide Committee recommendations. The April 22 session will include a National Executive Committee Meeting, Health and Information Fair, and VAVS Representative and Deputy Representative training session. The April 23 business session will include welcoming remarks from local officials, and remarks by VA officials on new and ongoing VA initiatives. The recipients of Start Printed Page 16730the American Spirit Recruitment Awards, VAVS Award for Excellence, and the NAC male and female Volunteer of the Year awards will be recognized. Educational workshops will be held in the afternoon and will focus on cultural competency, leadership through service, MyHealthe Vet, VA's personal health record, and communications and community engagement. On April 24, the morning business session will include subcommittee reports, the Voluntary Service Report, and the Veterans Health Administration Update. The educational workshops will be repeated in the afternoon. No time will be allocated at this meeting for receiving oral presentations from the public. However, the public may submit written statements for the Committee's review to Ms. Sabrina C. Clark, Designated Federal Officer, Voluntary Service Office (10B2A), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, or by email at Sabrina.Clark@va.gov. Any member of the public wishing to attend the meeting or seeking additional information should contact Ms. Clark at (202) 461-7300.
By direction of the Secretary.
Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-07180 Filed 3-27-15; 8:45 am]
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