Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
The Committee was established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Title 5, United States Code, Appendix 2) in 1995. The following provides information about the Committee, membership, and the nomination process.
1. The Committee provides an organized and continuing channel of communication between American Indian and Alaska Native communities and the Census Bureau. Committee members identify useful strategies to reduce the differential undercount for the American Indian and Alaska Native populations and on ways data can be disseminated for maximum usefulness to the American Indian and Alaska Native populations.
2. -The Committee draws upon prior decennial planning efforts, research studies, test censuses, and other experiences to provide advice and recommendations for the 2010 Census, the American Community Survey, and related decennial programs.
3. The Committee functions solely as an advisory body under the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
4. The Committee reports to the Director of the Bureau of the Census.
1. Members are appointed by and serve at the discretion of the Secretary of Commerce.
2. Members are appointed to the nine-member Committee for a period of three years. Members will be reevaluated at
1. -Members of the Committee serve without compensation, but receive reimbursement for committee-related travel and lodging expenses.
2. -The Committee meets at least once a year, budget permitting, but additional meetings may be held as deemed necessary by the Census Director or Designated Federal Official. All Committee meetings are open to the public in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
1. Nominations are requested as described above.
2. -Nominees should have expertise and knowledge of the cultural patterns and issues and/or data needs of the American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Such knowledge and expertise are needed to provide advice and recommendations to the Census Bureau on how best to enumerate the American Indian and Alaska Native populations and obtain complete and accurate data on these populations. Individuals, groups, or organizations may submit nominations on behalf of a potential candidate. A summary of the candidate's qualifications (résumé or curriculum vitae) must be included along with the nomination letter. Nominees must have the ability to participate in Advisory Committee meetings and tasks. Besides Committee meetings, active participation may include Committee assignments and participation in conference calls and working groups.
3. -The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and seeks diverse Committee membership.