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Advisory Committee

A board that provides expertise and other advice to the main governing body of an organization. For example, the board of directors of a publicly-traded company may consult with an advisory committee on important matters. The advisory committee does not decide the matter, but may represent a broader spectrum of interests than the governing body itself.
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State advisory committees produce reports and recommendations concerning statewide or local civil rights issues, including justice, voting, discrimination, housing and education.
The Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been criticized about how it recruits individuals to become members of its advisory committees and how it grants some determinations that allow members with conflicts of interest to participate in committee meetings.
At an April hearing, Clay said that "some appointments to scientific and technical advisory committees have generated some controversy due to the perception that appointments were made based on ideology rather than expertise or were weighted to favor one group of stakeholders over another.
FDA is committed to making the advisory committee process more rigorous and transparent so that the public has confidence in the integrity of the recommendations made by its advisory committees," said Randall Lutter, PhD, the agency's acting deputy commissioner for policy.
This effort includes the development of guidances to provide greater clarity and transparency in the disclosure of waivers of relationships that could present the appearance of conflicts of interest, as well as additional efforts to implement more streamlined approaches that will improve the transparency in the appointment of members to the agency's advisory committees.
Some schools also use the evening to show off performing groups, introduce clubs and extracurricular activities and kick off the year for such special parent groups as bilingual advisory committees and Gifted and Talented Education programs.
The Federal Advisory Committee Act (1972) states that scientists with conflicts of interest cannot serve on federal advisory committees unless their expertise cannot be recruited elsewhere.
An extensive group of advisory committees now provide formal recommendations to the official U.
The FDA is not required to follow the recommendations of its advisory committees, but it almost always does.
It is the recommendations of two city advisory committees that have caused most of the friction with the business community.
Where teachers were perceived as supportive, counselors talked about the formers' involvement on the advisory committee as well as the support of these advisory committees in the delivery of different aspects of the program.
He will keep an active role with the National Urban League and the two advisory committees.

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