[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 97 (Thursday, May 19, 2022)]
[Pages 30497-30498]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-10791]



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to CDC's Advisory 
Committee to the Director (ACD) Data and Surveillance Workgroup (DSW); 
Re-Opening of Solicitation Period

AGENCY: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of 
Health and Human Services.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of a change in the solicitation of 
CDC's Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD) Data and Surveillance 
Workgroup (DSW). In the Federal Register notice published on May 4, 
2022, nominations for appointment to CDC's ACD DSW workgroup were due 
May 16, 2022. Nominations are now due May 27, 2022.

DATES: Nominations for membership on the DSW workgroup must be received 
no later than May 27, 2022. Late nominations will not be considered for 

ADDRESSES: All nominations (cover letters and curriculum vitae) should 
be emailed to [email protected] with the subject line: ``Nomination for 
CDC ACD DSW Workgroup.''

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel Holloway, MPH, Office of the 
Chief of Staff, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 
Clifton Road NE, Mailstop H21-10, Atlanta, Georgia 30329-4027; 
Telephone: (404) 639-7000; Email: [email protected].

    Background: The purpose of the ACD, CDC is to advise the Secretary, 
HHS, and the Director, CDC, on policy and broad strategies that will 
enable CDC to fulfill its mission of protecting health through health 
promotion, prevention, and preparedness. The ACD, CDC consists of up to 
15 non-federal members, including the Chair, knowledgeable in areas 
pertinent to the CDC mission, such as health policy, public health, 
global health, preparedness, preventive medicine, the faith-based and 
community-based sector, and allied fields.
    Purpose: The establishment and formation of the DSW is to provide 
input to the ACD, CDC on agency-wide activities related to the scope 
and implementation of CDC's data modernization strategy across the 
agency, ultimately playing a key role in the agency's work with public 
health, healthcare, and academic and private sector partners and with 
the promotion of equity. The DSW membership will consist of 
approximately 15 members. It will be co-chaired by two current ACD, CDC 
Special Government Employees. The DSW co-chairs will present their 
findings, observations, and work products at one or more ACD, CDC 
meetings for discussion, deliberation, and decisions (final 
recommendations to CDC).
    Nomination Criteria: DSW members will serve terms ranging from six 
months to one year and be required to attend DSW meetings approximately 
one to two times per month (virtually or in person), and contribute 
time between meetings for research, consultation, discussion, and 
writing assignments.
    Nominations are being sought for individuals who have the expertise 
and qualifications necessary to contribute to the accomplishments of 
the committee's/workgroup's objectives. Nominees will be selected based 
on expertise in the fields of public health science and practice; 
public health preparedness and response; public health policy 
development, analysis, and implementation; public health surveillance 
and informatics; data analysis, data science, and forecasting; health 
information technology; and healthcare delivery from jurisdictional 
government agencies, non-government organizations, academia, and the 
private sector. To ensure a diverse workgroup composition, nominees 
with front line and field experience at the local, state, tribal, and 
territorial levels are encouraged to apply. This includes nominees with 
experience working for, and with, community-based organizations and 
other non-profit organizations. Federal employees will not be 
considered for membership. Selection of members is based on candidates' 
qualifications to contribute to the accomplishment of the DSW's 
    HHS policy stipulates that membership be balanced in terms of 
points of view represented and the workgroup's function. Appointments 
shall be made without discrimination based on age, race, ethnicity, 
gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, HIV status, disability, 
and cultural, religious, or socioeconomic status. Nominees must be U.S. 
citizens and cannot be full-time employees of the U.S. Government. 
Current participation on federal workgroups or prior experience serving 
on a federal advisory committee does not disqualify a candidate; 
however, HHS policy is to avoid excessive individual service on 
advisory committees and multiple committee memberships. Interested 
candidates should submit the following items:
    [ssquf] A one-half to one-page cover letter that includes your 
understanding of, and commitment to, the time and work necessary; one 
to two sentences on your background and experience; and one to two 
sentences on the skills/perspective you would bring to the DSW.
    [ssquf] Current curriculum vitae which highlights the experience 
and work history being sought relevant to the criteria set forth above, 
including complete contact information (telephone numbers, mailing 
address, email address).
    Nominations may be submitted by the candidate him or herself, or by 
the person/organization recommending the candidate.
    The Director, Strategic Business Initiatives Unit, Office of the 
Chief Operating Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 
has been delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices 
pertaining to announcements of meetings and other

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committee management activities, for both the Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease 

Kalwant Smagh,
Director, Strategic Business Initiatives Unit, Office of the Chief 
Operating Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2022-10791 Filed 5-18-22; 8:45 am]