[Federal Register: March 25, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 56)]
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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
[Docket No. SSA-2009-0001]
Occupational Information Development Advisory Panel Meeting
AGENCY: Social Security Administration (SSA).
ACTION: Notice of Upcoming Quarterly Panel Meeting.
DATES: April 27, 2009, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (DST); April 28, 2009, 8:30
a.m.-5 p.m. (DST); April 29, 2009, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (DST)
Location: Sheraton Atlanta Hotel.
ADDRESSES: 165 Courtland Street, NE., Atlanta, GA 30303.
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 provide independent
advice and recommendations on plans and activities to replace the
Dictionary of Occupational Titles used in the Social Security
Administration's (SSA) disability determination process. The Panel will
advise the Agency on creating an occupational information system
tailored specifically for SSA's disability programs 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 Monday, April 27, 2009, from 8:30
a.m.until 5 p.m. (DST); Tuesday, April 28, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. until 5
p.m. (DST); and, Wednesday, April 29, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.
(DST). The agenda will be available on the Internet at
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/oidap/ one week prior to the meeting.
The tentative agenda for this meeting includes: Presentations on a
variety of issues including SSA's policies, procedures and business
practices as they relate to the use of the Dictionary of Occupational
Titles in the disability programs; a summary of agency concerns about
its occupational information needs; a walk-thru demonstration of two
disability cases and analysis of those cases from several user
perspectives; presentations from stakeholders (including, but not
limited to, vocational experts and claimant representatives);
deliberation and discussion; and subcommittee and administrative
The Panel will hear public comment during the April Quarterly
Meeting on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 from 4 to 5 p.m. (DST). In order to
comment, members of the public must schedule a time slot--assigned on a
first come, first served basis. In the event public comment does not
take the entire time allotted, the Panel may use any remaining time to
deliberate or conduct other Panel business.
Those interested in providing testimony in person at the meeting or
via teleconference should contact the Panel staff by e-mail at
OIDAP@ssa.gov, or by calling Debra Tidwell-Peters on (410) 965-9617.
Those interested are limited to a maximum five minute, verbal
presentation. Organizational representatives will be allotted a maximum
ten minute, verbal presentation.
Written testimony, no longer than five (5) pages, may be submitted
for Panel consideration at any time either in person, by mail, fax or
e-mail to OIDAP@ssa.gov. Seating is limited. People who need special
accommodations 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or by
telephone at 410-965-9617, no later than April 13, 2009. SSA will
attempt to meet requests made but cannot guarantee availability of
services. All meeting locations are barrier free.
Contact Information: Records of all public Panel proceedings are
maintained and available for inspection. Those 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.
Telephone: 410-965-9617. Fax: 202-410-597-0825. E-mail to
OIDAP@ssa.gov. For additional information, please visit the
Panel Web site at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/oidap.
Designated Federal Officer, Occupational Information Development
[FR Doc. E9-6614 Filed 3-24-09; 8:45 am]
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