Enclosure (2) to COMDTINST 5420.37A
Costs. The estimated annual fiscal year costs to operate the advisory committee in
dollars and staff years. The cost data reported in the Annual Comprehensive
Review of Federal Advisory Committees shall be used for these costs. Full
Time Equivalents (FTEs) established by the appropriate Coast Guard budget
office shall be used to compute staff years;
Member Compensation. Include any compensation, travel, or per diem allowance
permitted to be paid to committee members. Unless otherwise stated by the
Department, compensation for members of Coast Guard advisory committees
Filing Date. The Department CMO will provide the date the charter is filed.
Modifications to existing charters may be made when the charter is renewed. The
memorandum to the Secretary must include a description of and justification
for any changes. Substantive modifications--such as a change of objectives
and scope of activities (see 41 CFR 102-3.85)--will require a new charter.
Changes to charters of committees established by legislation, executive order, or
Presidential direction must not conflict with the authorizing statute, executive
order, or Presidential directive. If changes to the provisions of such charters
are necessary, a recommendation must be made to the establishing authority by
Membership. Each appointed member shall be designated as a representative of a
particular interest or group, a Special Government Employee, or a Federal
Representative. A candidate must represent a particular interest or party other than
the U.S. Government and must be qualified to represent that interest by virtue
of his or her employment, education, experience, or affiliation with a specific
group, industry, or organization. If a committee charter specifies that member
organizations shall name their own representatives, those persons shall be
considered in the representative category. Individuals or organizations
representing foreign governments or interests may not serve on Department of
Homeland Security (DHS) advisory committees unless required by statute.
Special Government Employee.
A candidate appointed to represent the public (i.e., for his or her own views
rather that a particular interest or industry) must be appointed as a Special
Government Employee (SGE). The Sponsor shall ensure that each candidate
shall be advised of his or her status as an SGE and that he or she is subject to
the Federal conflict of interest laws, agency standard of conduct regulations,
and financial disclosure requirements applicable to executive branch officials.