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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameAdvisory Committee on Persons with DisabilitiesAgency NameDepartment of State
Fiscal Year2010Committee Number22795
Original Establishment Date7/27/1789Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date7/17/2010Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*11
Current Charter Date7/17/2008Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Designated Federal Officer
Date Of Renewal Charter7/17/2010Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date7/17/2010Designated Federal Officer First Name*Heumann
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination Authority22 U.S.C. 2656Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Judith
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*22 U.S.C. 2656Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 647-4298
Effective Date Of Authority*7/27/1789Designated Federal Officer Fax*(202) 647-
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*heumannje@state.gov
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Other Committee
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation Status 
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Committee accomplished its purpose by holding meetings and preparing reports and recommendations to the Secretary of State and the Administrator of the Agency for International Development.
How is membership balanced?*The membership was balanced on the bases of disability, gender, race, ethnicity, age, and areas of expertise and experience and points of view.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Estimated Number of Meetings per Year - 2 Estimated Total Meetings - 8As of the time of this update, 5 meetings had been held: Aug. 15, 2005, February 6, 2006, May 1, 2006, May 2, 2007 and August 13, 2008. The Committee was subsequently allowed to terminate when its charter expired on July 17, 2010.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Committee was necessary to ensure the appropriate consideration of issues related to persons with disabilities in the foreign policy and foreign assistance of the United States Government, especially in light of the fact that, on July 30, 2009, the U.S. signed the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The decision was made to allow the Committee to terminate in part because of resource, in particular staffing, constraints. Upon further analysis it appeared that increased and more meaningful outreach to civil society could be achieved through alternative consultation mechanisms, which would facilitate input to the State Department from a broader range of disabled people's organizations and other disability stakeholders.
Why close or partially close meetings?There was no requirement that meetings be closed. However, sometimes the Committee had one-on-one meetings with the Secretary.
Recommendation RemarksCosts were entered for the committee’s travel in FY 2009 to DC to be introduced to the Secretary of State. This was not characterized as a meeting of the Advisory committee. The last meeting was held in August 2008. In the spring of 2009 two members of the Advisory Committee resigned and then a third resigned in June 2009. A Federal Register Notice was published in July 2009 requesting people who were interested in being appointed to send in their resumes for consideration by the Secretary’s Office. Before new Committee members were selected, the decision was made to allow the Committee to terminate when its Charter expired on 7/17/2010.
The decision was made to allow the Committee to terminate in part because of resource, in particular staffing, constraints. Upon further analysis it appeared that increased and more meaningful outreach to civil society could be achieved through alternative consultation mechanisms, which would facilitate input to the State Department from a broader range of disabled people’s organizations and other disability stakeholders.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingYesAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherYesNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentThe Committee worked to improve the impact of U.S. foreign policy and foreign assistance to persons with disabilities around the world and increase the profile of disability-related issues within the U.S. Department of State and in the U.S. Agency for International Development.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*9Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*No
Number Of Recommendations Comment• Develop and implement a public diplomacy initiative on the U.S. position on the UN Convention on the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities;• Sign the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities;• Increase the Participation of Disabled People’s Organizations in Foreign Policy and Foreign Assistance Programs by reviewing implementation of existing policies at USAID and by establishing such policies at the Department of State;• Increase the employment of persons with disabilities at the Department of State by establishing a reasonable accommodation policy and procedure and increasing recruitment of persons with disabilities;• Improve accessibility of Department of State facilities in the U.S. and abroad; and• Improve the coverage of disability-related human rights issues in Department of State Human Rights Reports;• Use sports diplomacy to achieve peace and promote human rights;• Assess implementation of the recommendations of the National Council on Disability.Access Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*10.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNAAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*10.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNAAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*Not ApplicableAccess CommentNA
Agency Feedback CommentNANarrative Description*The Committee was mandated to provide advice and guidance to the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development on how to improve consideration of issues related to persons with disabilities in foreign relations and foreign assistance of the United States.
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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*$0.00Estimated 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$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
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MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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Hide Section - DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

  
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-009894Advisory Committee on Persons with Disabilities2009
 COM-011050Advisory Committee on Persons with Disabilities2008
 COM-011937Advisory Committee on Persons with Disabilities2007
 COM-012805Advisory Committee on Persons with Disabilities2006
 COM-013824Advisory Committee on Persons with Disabilities2005
 COM-014694Advisory Committee on Persons with Disabililties2004