[Federal Register: March 25, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 56)]
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[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 
https://www.ssa.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 debra.tidwell-peters@ssa.gov, 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

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Panel Web site at https://www.ssa.gov/oidap.

Debra Tidwell-Peters,
Designated Federal Officer, Occupational Information Development 
Advisory Panel.
 [FR Doc. E9-6614 Filed 3-24-09; 8:45 am]