The mission of NICHD’s OCM is to promote customer service excellence by providing specialized management expertise and product quality to advisory committee clients at NIH and HHS.
The office ensures that its clients receive the highest quality administration of the laws, regulations, and policies governing federal advisory committees. This, in turn, guarantees compliance with the law and prevents any challenge to committee recommendations or decisions.
OCM handles the following broad categories of activities:
- Committee Management: OCM operates as a service center for operational and administrative management, including ethics activities, of all NICHD and client institute federal advisory committees that participate with the NICHD Committee Management Service Center.
- Scientific Review and Evaluation Activities (SREA): OCM is responsible for the administration of the NICHD SREA program, the mechanism by which members of grant, cooperative agreement, and contract initial review committees are reimbursed.
- Eugene G. Hayunga, Acting Chief
- Madjid (MJ) Karimi, Lead Program Specialist/Deputy Chief
- Tinera Fobbs, Senior Committee Management Specialist
- Miguelina Perez, Senior Committee Management Specialist
- Barbara Johnson, Committee Management Specialist/SREA Administrator
- Sanah Zia, Committee Management Specialist
- Robert Borie, Committee Management Specialist/SREA Administrator (Contractor)
OCM clients may find the following links and information useful:
- Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) Database, maintained by the General Services Administration, enables federal agencies to continuously manage advisory committees, government-wide. This database helps agencies and their committee managers provide accurate and timely information so that all database users have access to data required by FACA.
- Information for Management, Planning, Analysis, and Coordination (IMPAC) II FAQs provides information and documentation about the eRA (electronic Research Administration) systems developed for management, planning, analysis, and coordination.
- NIH Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy (OFACP) provides policy, guidance, and resources for those who manage federal advisory committees at NIH and at other federal agencies.
- NIH Center for Scientific Review: Reviewer Resources offers information relevant to grant reviewers who serve on federal advisory committees, including how to register for the Secure Payee Registration System, the NIH-wide system to facilitate disbursement of honoraria and expenses.