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Treasury to Host Conference Call on Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee

March 13, 2015

The Department of Treasury (Treasury) will host a conference call on Thursday, April 2, 2015 to engage with tribal leaders regarding applications and recommendations for appointments by the Secretary of Treasury (Secretary) to the newly created Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee (TTAC). 
 
Treasury is seeking input on criteria the Secretary should consider when selecting appointees. For example, should the three candidates selected by the Treasury:
  • Represent diverse regions? 
  • Have a firm tax and finance background?
  • Have a special skill set?
  • Have experience working in Indian Country?
  • Have an acute understanding of Indian issues, laws, and history? 

In addition to considering selection criteria, input may be helpful that clearly states which of any criteria discussed should be a priority for candidates. 

Call Information
Date: Thursday, April 2, 2015 
 
Time: 4:00 p.m. EDT 
 
Dial in number: 888-324-6921 
 
Pass code: 2430227 
TTAC Application Information

- Applications and recommendations should be sent to: tribal.consult@treasury.gov

- Subject line should read: "Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee member recommendation/application." 

- Should include a cover letter and detailed resume.

- Applicant must also statet hat he or she agrees to a pre-appointment tax and criminal background investigation. 

- The deadline for nominations is April 28, 2015.  

About TTAC
The Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act of 2014 (P.L. 113-168) was signed into law by the President last September and requires the establishment of the TTAC. Through the enactment of the TTAC Charter, the Treasury has announced a call for nominations for committee members. The TTAC will be made up of seven representatives with the Treasury selecting three members of the TTAC and Congress selecting the remaining four members. The TTAC is an open advisory committee that is subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The committee members have a broad mandate to "advise the Secretary on matters relating to the taxation of Indians". 
 

For more information, please contact Kayla Gebeck, Policy Analyst for NAFOA at Kayla@nafoa.org

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