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CCR - 84617 - Puerto Rico Advisory Committee - Agency Authority
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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NamePuerto Rico Advisory CommitteeAgency NameCommission on Civil Rights
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number84617
Original Establishment Date5/19/2021Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FY Max Number of Members*19
Current Charter Date5/19/2021Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Civil Rights Analyst
Date Of Renewal Charter5/19/2023Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date1/28/2023Designated Federal Officer First Name*Victoria
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityN/ADesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Moreno
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*5 U.S.C. Appendix 2. In addition, the House Appropriations report for Fiscal Year 2021 H. Rept. 116-455Designated Federal Officer Phone*(434) 515-0204
Effective Date Of Authority*1/25/2021Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*vmoreno@usccr.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Other Committee
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
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 are closed or partially closed.
Recommendation RemarksRecommendations go to the Committee for approval to be forward to relevant agencies and organizations.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsYes
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationYes
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherYes
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 RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome Other Number 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* Dollar 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*0Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentRecommendations will be made after the Committee is chartered and begins its project processAccess Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%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*0.00%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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COSTS

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* Estimated Payments to Federal Staff* 
Payments to Consultants* Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff* Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Consultants* Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY* 
Other Costs Est. Other Costs Next FY* 
Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Date Cost Last Modified3/31/2022 3:07 PMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY* 
Federal Staff Support (FTE)* Est Cost Remarks
Cost Remarks  
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Interest Areas

Category
Area
Civil Rights
Civil Rights
Disabled
Equal Opportunity
Minorities
Native Americans
Women
Hide Section - MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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Hide Section - CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-039772Puerto Rico Advisory Committee2021