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VA - 30917 - Advisory Committee on OIF-OEF Veterans and Families - Agency Authority


Committee NameAdvisory Committee on OIF-OEF Veterans and FamiliesAgency NameDepartment of Veterans Affairs
Fiscal Year2009Committee Number30917
Original Establishment Date Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date4/20/2009Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*17
Current Charter Date4/20/2007Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Designated Federal Officer
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date4/20/2009Designated Federal Officer First Name*Laura
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthoritySecretary DecisionDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*O'Shea
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Secretary DecisionDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 461-5765
Effective Date Of Authority*4/20/2007Designated Federal Officer Fax*(202) 273-5993
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*laura.o'
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Merge
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation Status 
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Committee assesses both the effectiveness of existing VA programs and the demand for new initiatives to address the particular needs of OIF/OEF veterans and their families. The Committee makes recommendations on how to tailor VA benefits and services to the needs of this most recent generation of veterans.
How is membership balanced?*Membership of the Committee includes individuals who can express the views of OIF/OEF soldiers, affected families, veterans service organizations, National Guard and Reserve members, relevant medical specialities, and those engaged in transitional assistance activities.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Committee meets as often as necessary to provide timely advice to the Secretary, usually 3-4 times each year.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom are presenting a variety of challenges that are particular to the current conflicts. Those challenges include appropriate treatment for extraordinarily severe combat injuries, special rehabilitation techniques to address those injuries, the physical and emotional strains of multiple deployments, the social and economic effects of National Guard and Reserve mobilizations, and family financial problems associated with extended periods of hospitalization and/or rehabilitation. Although VA addresses those challenges through its combination programs to deliver veterans benefits and health care there is no office or other entity within VA that is designed to focus on this collection of issues. Therefore, it has been determined that the guidance to be provided by a panel of independent experts and advocates would greatly assist VA in achieving its goal of addressing the needs of this group of veterans as effectively and efficiently as possible. It is also important to note that no existing VA advisory committee is directed to focus on the special needs of veterans' families.
Why close or partially close meetings?The Committee's normal operational policy is to hold meetings that are open to the public.
Recommendation RemarksThe Committee completed their two year charter and is being terminated. It was determined that rather than have a single focused committee that their issues could be mainstreamed into the following statutorily chartered committees: Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of Veterans, Advisory Committee on Prosthetics and Special-Disabialities and Veterans' Advisory Committee on Rehabilitation.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy Changes Action Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentThe Committee has been terminated. It was determined that rather than have a single focused committee that their issues could be mainstreamed into other statutorily chartered VA committees.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentN/AGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*45Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThis is the total recommendations made through FY 2009.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe Committee has been terminated. It was determined that rather than have a single focused committee that their issues could be mainstreamed into other statutorily chartered VA committees.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentThe Committee has been terminated. It was determined that rather than have a single focused committee that their issues could be mainstreamed into other statutorily chartered VA committees.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*NoAccess CommentNA
Agency Feedback Comment*NANarrative Description*The Committee provided advice to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on the full spectrum of health care, benefits delivery and related family support issues that confront servicemembers during their transition from active duty to Veteran status and during their post-service years. The Committee focused on the concerns of all men and women with active military service in Operation Iraqi Freedom and/or Operation Enduring Freedom with particular attention to severly disabled Veterans and their families. One of the Committee's goals was to promote a seamless transition from military to civilian life, and a transitional process that is also a major component of VA's strategic plan.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$5,400.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$40,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$11,757.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$5,000.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$62,157.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.50Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-010704Advisory Committee on OIF-OEF Veterans and Families2008
 COM-012360Advisory Committee on OIF-OEF Veterans and Families2007