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Reporting Fiscal Year 2020 Government Totals



Active Committees 923
Administratively Inactive Committees 62
Number of New Committees 28
Number of Terminated Committees 18
Number of Merged Committees 32
Committee Authority: Required by Statute 602
Committee Authority: Authorized by Statute 181
Committee Authority: Agency Authority 203
Committee Authority: Presidential Directive 31
Committee Type: Ad Hoc 7
Committee Type: Continuing 1,002
Committee Type: Presidential 30
Committee Description: National Policy/Issue 138
Committee Description: Non-Scientific 267
Committee Description: Scientific/Technical 209
Committee Description: Grant Review 91
Committee Description: Grant Review Special Emphasis Panel 29
Committee Description: Regulatory Negotiation 3
Committee Description: Other 277
Number of Reports 470
Meetings: Open 1,500
Meetings: Closed 5,396
Closed Grant Review 3,113
Closed Grant Review Special Emphasis Panel 1,850
Closed All Other Functions 433
Meetings: Partially Closed 184
Total Meetings 7,080
Current Actual Next Estimate
Committee Personnel Payments: Non-Federal Members $ 30,642,074.00 $ 32,453,558.00
Committee Personnel Payments: Federal Members $ 3,801,387.00 $ 4,378,561.00
Committee Personnel Payments: Federal Staff $ 223,995,965.00 $ 233,166,196.00
Committee Personnel Payments: Non-Member Consultants $ 11,541,332.00 $ 10,665,894.00
Committee Total Travel and Per Diem $ 24,266,598.00 $ 32,243,854.00
Committee Other Costs $ 69,010,076.00 $ 54,302,408.00
Committee Total Cost $ 363,257,433.00 $ 367,210,475.00
Federal Staff Support Years (FTE) 1,486.48 1,534.81
Members 48,187
SEP Members 26,497
Total Members Serving During Fiscal Year 74,684

Note: (1) All Committees (Chartered, Potentially Administratively Inactive and Terminated) are included in this report.
          (2) For FY13 through FY19, does not include WWCC costs/FTE funded by non-U.S. government sources