[Federal Register: January 21, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 12)]
[Page 3666-3667]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



[Docket No. SSA-2009-0001]

Occupational Information Development Advisory Panel Meeting

AGENCY: Social Security Administration (SSA).

ACTION: Notice of Inaugural Meeting.


DATES: February 23, 2009, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (EST); February 24, 2009, 
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (EST); February 25, 2009, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. (EST)
    Location: Sheraton Crystal City Hotel.

ADDRESSES: 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Type of Meeting: The meeting is open to the 
    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, February 23, 2009, from 8:30 
a.m.until 4:30 p.m. (EST); Tuesday, February 24, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. 
until 5 p.m. (EST) and Wednesday, February 25, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 
12 p.m. (EST). The agenda will be available on the Internet at http://
www.socialsecurity.gov/oidap/ one week prior to the meeting.
    The Panel will hear presentations on a variety of issues including: 
a general overview of the Agency's policy, procedures and business 
practices as they relate to the use of the Dictionary of Occupational 
Titles in the disability

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programs; a summary of agency concerns and questions about its 
occupational information needs; and, an overview of the disability 
determination process. The Panel will also deliberate on issues 
presented and discuss its organization and operating procedures. The 
Panel will determine dates and identify tentative agenda items for 
future Panel meetings. The Panel will not hear public comment during 
the Inaugural Meeting. You may submit public comment in writing at any 
time in (not to exceed five pages) to the Panel address below.
    Individuals who need special accommodation in order to attend the 
meeting (e.g., sign language services, 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 February 9, 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. 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. For additional information, 
please visit the Panel Web site at https://www.ssa.gov/oidap.

Debra Tidwell-Peters,
Designated Federal Officer, Occupational Information Development 
Advisory Panel.
[FR Doc. E9-950 Filed 1-16-09; 8:45 am]