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DOL Seeking Nominations for the Advisory Board

April 1, 2020

April 1, 2020

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The Department of Labor (DOL) is asking for nominations for the Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health.  DOL is committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and seeks broad-based and diverse Board membership. Any interested person or organization may nominate one or more individuals for membership. Interested persons are also invited and encouraged to submit statements in support of nominees. ADDRESSES: Nominations may be submitted, including attachments, by any of the following methods: Electronically: Send to: [email protected] in the email subject line, “Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health Nomination”.  Mail, express delivery, hand delivery, messenger, or courier service: Submit one copy of the documents listed above to the following address: U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health Room S-3522 200 Constitution Ave. NW Washington, DC 20210. DATES: Nominations for individuals to serve on the Board must be submitted (postmarked, if sending by mail; submitted electronically; or received, if hand delivered) by April 30, 2020. Nomination Process:  Any interested person or organization may nominate one or more qualified individuals for membership. If you would like to nominate an individual or yourself for appointment to the Board, please submit the following information:

  • The nominee’s contact information (name, title, business address, business phone, fax number, and/or business email address) and current employment or position
  • A copy of the nominee’s resume or curriculum vitae
  • Category (scientific, medical or claimant communities) of membership that the nominee is qualified to represent
  • A summary of the background, experience, and qualifications that addresses the nominee’s suitability for the nominated membership category identified above;
  • Articles or other documents the nominee has authored that indicate the nominee’s knowledge, experience, and expertise in fields related to the EEOICPA program, particularly as pertains to industrial hygiene, toxicology, epidemiology, occupational medicine, lung conditions, or the nuclear facilities covered by the EEOICPA program
  • Documents or other supportive materials that demonstrate the nominee’s familiarity, experience, or history of participation with the EEOICPA program or with the administration of a technically complex compensation program such as EEOICPA
  • A signed statement that the nominee does not have any financial interest, employment, or contractual relationship (other than a routine consumer transaction) with any person who has provided or sought to provide, within two years of their appointment or during their appointment, goods or services for medical benefits under EEOICPA
  • A signed statement that the nominee is aware of the nomination, is willing to regularly attend and participate in Board meetings, and has no conflicts of interest that would preclude membership on the Board

Nominees will be appointed based on their demonstrated qualifications, professional experience, and knowledge of issues the Board may be asked to consider. Nominees will also be selected in accordance with statutory obligations under FACA and Section 3687 of EEOICPA regarding a balanced membership.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may contact Michael Chance, Designated Federal Officer (DFO): [email protected]