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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameCommission on Indian Trust Administration and ReformAgency NameDepartment of the Interior
Fiscal Year2014Committee Number76878
Original Establishment Date Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date9/30/2014Committee URLhttp://www.doi.gov/cobell/commission/index.cfm
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*Unlimited
Current Charter Date11/27/2013Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO
Date Of Renewal Charter11/27/2015Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Sarah
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Harris
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 208-7351
Effective Date Of Authority*7/13/2013Designated Federal Officer Fax*(202) 219-2100
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*sarah.harris@bia.gov
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Commission will provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior regarding trust management. This includes a thorough evaluation of the existing management and administration of the trust activity administration system to support a reasoned and factually based set of options for potential management improvements. This activity further includes a review of the manner in which the Department audits the management of the trust administration system, including the possible need for audits of management of trust assets.
How is membership balanced?*Following the solicitation of nominations and in consultation with trust beneficiaries, the Secretary shall appoint the Commission Chair and four members who, collectively, shall have experience and/or expertise in trust management, financial management, asset management, natural resource management, Federal agency operations and budgets, as well as experience as account holders and in Indian Country.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Commission will meet approximately 2-4 times annually, and at such other times as designated by the DFO.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The duties of the Commission shall include: A. Conducting a comprehensive evaluation of the Department’s management and administration of the trust administration system, including a review of the report of a management consultant hired in accordance with Secretarial Order 3292; B. Reviewing the Department’s provision of services to trust beneficiaries; C. Reviewing input from the public, interested parties, and trust beneficiaries, which should involve conducting a number of regional listening sessions; D. Considering the nature and scope of necessary audits of the Department’s trust administration system; E. Recommending options to the Secretary to improve the Department’s management and administration of the trust administration system based on information obtained from these activities, including whether any legislative or regulatory changes are necessary to permanently implement such improvements;F. Recommending options to the Secretary on the need for and scope of audits on the effectiveness of all management reforms implemented as a result of Secretarial Order 3292 and the Department shall consider these recommendations in performing an audit of the effectiveness of such reforms; and G. Considering the provisions of the American Indian Trust Fund Management Reform Act of 1994 providing for the termination of the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians, and making recommendations to the Secretary regarding any such termination.
Why close or partially close meetings?All meetings are open to the public.
Recommendation RemarksThe Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform submitted their report to the Secretary of the Interior on December 10, 2013. The Commission has fulfilled its duties and obligations as outlined in the Charter.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsYes
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationYes
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentThe Final Report has been provided to the Secretary of the Interior. The recommendations requires a collaborative effort of all Bureau's who have a fiduciary obligation.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed 
Outcome CommentNumber Of Grants Recommended 
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended 
Cost Savings CommentGrants Review Comment
Number Of Recommendations*6Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe Secretarial Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform, Final Report - December 10, 2013 PowerPoint presentation provides an overview of the six recommendations. The PowerPoint and Final Report can be viewed at http://www.doi.gov/cobell/commission/index.cfm.The Trust Commission provided the following recommendations:1 - Review and Amendment of Federal Law2 - Evaluate Tribal Consultation Policy3 - Develop uniform Consultation Policy4 - Trust Administration Re-Structuring5 - Improve the Management, Oversight, and Accountability of TAS Services and Trust Assets6 - Procedural ChangesAccess Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe Final Report has been provided to the Secretary of the Interior. Each Bureau who has a Fiduciary obligation will need to consider recommendations for implementation under the direction of the Secretary.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*Not ApplicableAccess Commentn/a
Agency Feedback CommentThe Final Report has been provided to the Secretary of the Interior.Narrative Description*The Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform submitted their report to the Secretary of the Interior on December 10, 2013. The Commission has fulfilled its duties and obligations as outlined in the Charter.The Commission will provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior regarding trust management. This includes a thorough evaluation of the existing management and administration of the trust activity administration system to support a reasoned and factually based set of options for potential management improvements. This activity further includes a review of the manner in which the Department audits the management of the trust administration system, including the possible need for audits of management of trust assets.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est 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*$11,910.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est 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$175.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$12,085.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.02Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
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Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-005763Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform2013
 COM-007130Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform2012
 COM-007907Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform2011