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CCR - 256 - California Advisory Committee - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameCalifornia Advisory CommitteeAgency NameCommission on Civil Rights
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number256
Original Establishment Date1/1/1957Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*11-19
Current Charter Date1/28/2021Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Civil Rights Analyst
Date Of Renewal Charter1/28/2023Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Brooke
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination Authority42 U.S.C. 1975Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Peery
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*42 U.S.C. 1975Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 701-1376
Effective Date Of Authority*9/9/1957Designated Federal Officer Fax*(312) 353-8324
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusPending
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Committee accomplishes its purpose through information-gathering activities to include fact-finding activity, public briefing, and the solicitation of a broad cross-section of viewpoints about civil rights issues in its state and then reports on its findings and recommendations to the Commission.
How is membership balanced?*Consideration is given to a cross-section of those directly affected, interested, and qualified as appropriate to the nature and functions of the Committee. No person is denied an opportunity to serve because of race, age, sex, religion, national origin, or disability. Members include individuals with a demonstrated interest in the civil rights issues of color, race, religion, gender, age, disability, national origin, and voting rights. Membership is fairly balanced in terms of the points of view represented and the functions to be performed, and both major political parties are represented.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Depending upon resources, Advisory Committees are encouraged to meet at least four times each year and more often, if possible.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*Congress has directed the Commission to establish at least one Committee in each state, the District of Columbia, and the five U.S. territories. The Committees compose a unique network of diverse citizens who enable the Commission to carry out its advisory purpose.
Why close or partially close meetings?No meetings were closed or partially closed.
Recommendation RemarksCosts attributed to this Committee are the Commission's share of allocated costs for all Committee activity.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentAs part of the agency's strategic plan, the agency seeks and considers Committee input when it establishes its civil rights program priorities during its program planning process. The agency also solicits research assistance from the Committee in the course of generating the agency's annual statutory enforcement report. In addition, the agency solicits and receives Committee advice on ways to increase the effective utilization of Committees in the execution of the agency's mission and civil rights matters within its jurisdiction.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherYesNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentThe Committee promotes public policy recommendations on civil rights issues and public awareness of current civil rights issues, including protections and enforcement of federal, state, and local civil rights laws.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentThrough the network of volunteer members to Advisory Committees, the Commission saves money by not having to contract for the services these members provide.Grants Review CommentN/A
Number Of Recommendations*155Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe Committee's advisory function to the agency is satisfied when it engages in activities related to state-based civil rights matters and issues a report to the agency for review and publication since 1998.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*39.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe Committee's advisory function to the agency is fully implemented when it reports its findings and recommendations to the Commission in writing or orally. The Commission then forwards those recommendations to the specific entities identified in the recommendation. As solely a study agency, the Commission has no authority to implement most of the recommendations made by its Advisory Committees.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*39.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentThe Committee's advisory function to the agency is partly implemented when it reports its findings and recommendations to the Commission in writing or orally. As solely a study agency, the Commission has no authority to implement most of the recommendations made by its Advisory Committees.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*The Commissioners provide direct feedback to the Committee when the Committee reports are presented at Commission meetings. Commissioners are provided the opportunity to question the Committee Chair on the recommendations and provide direct feedback.Narrative Description*The Committee supports the agency’s mission and strategic plan by advising the agency about civil rights matters with the state within the agency’s jurisdiction to review.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members* Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Members* Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Staff*$14,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$14,500.00
Payments to Consultants* Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$1,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff* Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$1,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants* Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY* 
Other Costs$2,000.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$2,000.00
Total Costs$16,000.00Est. Total Next FY*$18,500.00
Date Cost Last Modified1/8/2023 10:07 PMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.10
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.10Est Cost Remarks
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Interest Areas

Civil Rights
Civil Rights
Equal Opportunity


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-039734California Advisory Committee2021
 COM-037510California Advisory Committee2020
 COM-035260California Advisory Committee2019
 COM-033791California Advisory Committee2018
 COM-001080California Advisory Committee2017
 COM-003166California Advisory Committee2016
 COM-003235California Advisory Committee2015
 COM-005134California Advisory Committee2014
 COM-005339California Advisory Committee2013
 COM-007418California Advisory Committee2012
 COM-007478California Advisory Committee2011
 COM-009538California Advisory Committee2010
 COM-009586California Advisory Committee2009
 COM-011435California Advisory Committee2008
 COM-011505California Advisory Committee2007
 COM-013258California Advisory Committee2006
 COM-013325California Advisory Committee2005
 COM-015209California Advisory Committee2004
 COM-015247California Advisory Committee2003
 COM-017155California Advisory Committee2002
 COM-017233California Advisory Committee2001
 COM-019101California Advisory Committee2000
 COM-019183California Advisory Committee1999
 COM-021002California Advisory Committee1998
 COM-021051California Advisory Committee1997