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Aug 31 -- The Director of the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) requests nominations of individuals to the Bureau of Economic Analysis Advisory Committee (BEAAC) to fill upcoming vacancies. The Director will consider nominations received in response to this notice, as well as from other sources. Please submit nominations by September 30, 2022. The Bureau of Economic Analysis will retain nominations received after this date for consideration should additional vacancies occur.

The BEAAC was established September 2, 1999, and advises the Director of BEA on matters related to the development and improvement of BEA's national, regional, industry, and international economic accounts, with a focus on new and rapidly growing areas of the U.S. economy. The BEAAC functions solely as an advisory committee to the Director of BEA, in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), and advises BEA on topics selected by BEA in consultation with the Committee chairperson. The BEAAC provides recommendations from the perspectives of the economics profession, business, and government as well as recommendations for current and proposed BEA projects. This is the most effective means of obtaining valuable feedback on new data products and improvements to BEA's existing statistics.

The BEACC will consist of approximately 15 members who are appointed by and serve at the discretion of the Director of BEA. The Committee chairperson will be selected by the Director of BEA. Members will be selected on a clear, standardized basis, in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidance. Committee members will be from business, academia, research, government, and international organizations, and they must be acknowledged experts in relevant fields, such as economics, statistics, and economic accounting. Committee members will be considered “special government employees” (SGEs) and, therefore, will be subject to the ethical standards applicable to SGEs.

Committee members will serve for a term up to three years. All members will be reevaluated at the conclusion of the term with the prospect of renewal for an additional term. Active attendance and participation in meetings and activities (e.g., conference calls and assignments) will be factors considered when determining term renewal or membership continuance. Members may be appointed for no more than three consecutive terms. Appointments may be for one, two, or three years to provide staggered terms.

The BEACC meets once or twice a year, budget permitting. Additional meetings may be held as deemed necessary by the Director or the Designated Federal Official. All meetings are open to the public in accordance with FACA the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. 552.
 
The Committee is currently filling one or more positions on the BEAAC. The Director will consider nominations of all qualified individuals to ensure that the Committee includes the areas of experience noted above. Individuals may nominate themselves or other individuals, and professional associations and organizations may nominate one or more qualified persons for membership on the Committee.
 
FRN: https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2022-18789

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