[Federal Register: May 13, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 91)]
[Page 22622-22623]
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[Docket No. SSA-2009-0033]

Occupational Information Development Advisory Panel Meeting

AGENCY: Social Security Administration (SSA).

ACTION: Notice of upcoming quarterly panel meeting.


DATES: June 10, 2009, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (CDT); and June 11, 2009, 8:30 
a.m.-12 p.m. (CDT).
    Location: Hyatt Regency McCormick Place.

ADDRESSES: 2233 South Martin L. King Drive, Chicago, IL 60616.

    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

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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 Wednesday, June 10, 2009, from 8:30 
a.m.until 5 p.m. (CDT) and Thursday, June 11, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. 
until 12 p.m. (CDT). 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 by 
stakeholder organizations for the purpose of identifying perceived gaps 
that currently exist between the occupational information available in 
the DOT and that is believed necessary to adjudicate claims in SSA's 
disability programs to ensure a proper assessment of the claimants' 
abilities to do their past work and, if not, their abilities to do any 
other work in the economy given the claimants' work histories and the 
physical, mental, or cognitive limitations resulting from claimants' 
impairments. There will be discussion and identification of areas where 
additional or new occupational information is needed, for example, as 
it relates to the physical or mental demands of work, educational 
requirements of work, work settings, and work skills. The Panel will 
hear presentations on taxonomic issues and proposed methodologies for 
developing a classification system. The Panel will discuss and 
deliberate on issues relevant to the Panel's recommendations and hold 
an administrative business meeting.
    The Panel will hear public comment during the Quarterly Meeting on 
Wednesday, June 10, 2009, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (CDT). Members of 
the public must schedule a time slot--assigned on a first come, first 
served basis--in order to comment. 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.
    Persons interested in providing testimony in person at the meeting 
or via teleconference should contact the Panel staff by e-mail to 
OIDAP@ssa.gov. Individuals 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 at any time either in person, mail, fax or 
e-mail to OIDAP@ssa.gov for Panel consideration.
    Seating is limited. Individuals who need special accommodation 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 May 25, 2009. SSA will attempt 
to meet requests made but cannot guarantee availability of services. 
All meeting locations are barrier free.
    If you want to access the meeting by teleconference, please send 
your name and contact information to OIDAP@ssa.gov one week prior to 
the start date of the meeting.
    Contact Information: Records of all public Panel proceedings are 
maintained and available for inspection. Anyone 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: 410-597-0825. E-mail to OIDAP@ssa.gov. 
For additional information, please visit the Panel Web site 
at https://www.ssa.gov/oidap.

    Dated: May 6, 2009.

Debra Tidwell-Peters,
Designated Federal Officer, Occupational Information Development 
Advisory Panel.
[FR Doc. E9-11068 Filed 5-12-09; 8:45 am]