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Federal Advisory Committee Management Branch

(1) Provides strategic planning for federal advisory policy, management, and operations; (2) serves as liaison to the broad executive branch federal advisory committee community, including HHS OPDIVs, HHS Secretary and the Committee Management Secretariat, General Services Administration; (3) provides oversight, guidance, training, and support to CDC advisory committee officials to establish federal advisory committees and to nominate and to appoint special government employees (SGEs); (4) manages SGE ethics program including training and financial disclosure reporting; (5) provides regulatory and policy interpretation to support federal advisory committees; (6) provides oversight and management for special emphasis panels for external peer review of grant and cooperative agreement applications; and (7) ensures that advisory committee operations comply with established statutes, regulations and guidelines and that CDC policy governing federal advisory committees provides for flexibility in management of operations, while maintaining the scientific integrity of the CDC.

(Approved 7/20/2010)