[Federal Register Volume 66, Number 150 (Friday, August 3, 2001)]
[Notices]
[Pages 40729-40730]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 01-19402]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Presidential Task Force on Employment of Adults With Disabilities 
(PTFEAD) Youth Advisory Committee; Notice of Establishment and Request 
for Nominations

    Establishment of advisory board: This notice is published in 
accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act 
(Pub. L. 92-463), and advises of the establishment of the PTFEAD Youth 
Advisory Committee. The Secretary of the Department of Labor (DOL), 
acting in her capacity as chair of the PTFEAD, has determined that the 
establishment of the Advisory Committee is in the public interest. In 
addition, the creation of the Advisory Committee is mandated pursuant 
to Executive Order 13078 as amended by Executive Order 13172 (October 
25, 2000).
    Purpose of advisory board: The Presidential Task Force on 
Employment of Adults with Disabilities was created in 1998 pursuant to 
Executive Order 13078. Its overall purpose is to develop a coordinated 
national strategy to ensure that people with disabilities are employed 
at a rate as close as possible to that of the general adult population. 
The committee's purpose is to provide, through the Task Force, advice 
and recommendations to the Secretary of Labor and her designees 
(including the Office of the 21st Century Workforce and the Office of 
Disability Employment

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Policy) on issues that effect the employment of young people with 
disabilities. PTFEAD is seeking this type of input to ensure that its 
activities and policy recommendations respond to the needs of youth 
with disabilities.
    Nominations for Candidates: At this time, the PTFEAD also requests 
nominations of candidates for membership on the Advisory Committee. 
Self-nomination is permissible. The Advisory Committee will consist of 
a balanced, culturally diverse group of approximately 15 young people, 
representing a variety of disabling conditions, localities, and 
viewpoints who will be appointed by the Secretary of Labor. Members 
must be between the ages of 14 and 28 and will serve from the date of 
their appointment until the expiration of the Task Force on July 26, 
2002, unless otherwise extended. Criteria used to evaluate candidates 
will include relevant experience, and demonstrated leadership, 
knowledge, and commitment.

DATES: Nominations of candidates should be received by no later than 
September 14, 2001.

ADDRESSES: Submit nominations for the list of candidates to: Richard 
Horne, Senior Policy Analyst, Presidential Task Force on Employment of 
Adults with Disabilities, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room S-2220, 
Washington, DC 20210.

For Further Information Contact: Richard Horne at the above address, or 
call 202-693-4939. The Task Force will not formally acknowledge or 
respond to nominations.

Background

    The Youth Advisory Committee will become operational when PTFEAD 
files copies of the Advisory Committee charter with appropriate 
committees of Congress and the Library of Congress. Copies of the 
charter are available upon request.
    The function of the committee is to provide youth and young adult 
perspective to assist the Task Force in carrying out its mandate 
including providing recommendations to the Secretary of Labor and her 
designees (including the Office of the 21st Century Workforce and the 
Office of Disability Employment Policy) on ways of addressing, among 
other things, education, transition, health, rehabilitation, and 
independent living issues impacting the employment of young people with 
disabilities. The Advisory Committee will also provide insight on 
recommendations to be included in the Task Force's final report to the 
President.

Participants

    The committee shall have about 15 members; however, meetings 
generally will be open to all interested parties. The Chair of the 
National Council on Disability's Youth Advisory Committee will be 
invited to serve in a non-voting ex officio capacity. Committee members 
shall serve from the date of their appointment until July 26, 2002, the 
date the Task Force terminates unless otherwise extended. The Advisory 
Committee shall meet at least once per year. DOL will not compensate 
committee members for their service.
    PTFEAD intends to hold the initial meeting of the Advisory 
Committee in the fall of 2001. Accordingly, nominations should be 
submitted to the Task Force no later than September 14, 2001.

Nomination Procedures

    Interested persons may nominate one or more qualified persons for 
membership on the committee. Self nominations are also accepted. A 
letter of nomination which identifies the name, age, address, and 
telephone number of the candidate should be submitted. A parental 
permission statement for nominees who are under the age of 18 will be 
necessary.

    Signed in Washington, D.C., on the 25th day of July, 2001.
Elaine L. Chao,
Secretary of Labor, Chair, Presidential Task Force on Employment of 
Adults with Disabilities.
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