On December 9, 2008, Michael J. Astrue, former Commissioner of Social Security, established the Occupational Information Development Advisory Panel (OIDAP) under the Federal Advisory Committee Act.   This discretionary panel provided independent advice and recommendations to us on the creation of an occupational information system (OIS) for use in our disability programs and for our adjudicative needs.  The OIDAP charter expired on July 6, 2012 due to budgetary constraints.  On behalf of the American public, the Social Security Administration thanks the panel members for their generous commitment of time, knowledge, and willingness to serve our nation.  For more information on the development of our Occupational Information System (OIS), visit our OIS project page.