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The OCM is responsible for all aspects of oversight, management, and reporting for activities and costs related to federal advisory committees. The Office is committed to providing consistent and knowledgeable interpretation and administration of laws, policies, and regulations governing the utilization of chartered advisory committees.

The NICHD OCM is a competitive service center, meaning that it provides a formal vehicle through which the NICHD, other NIH Institutes and Centers, and other federal clients can obtain specialized committee management expertise and knowledge.

In providing this committed service, the OCM ensures compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) laws, regulations, and policies governing federal advisory committees. This, in turn, guarantees compliance with the letter of the law and prevents any challenge to committee recommendations or decisions. Among the functions of the OCM are: preparing charter and nominee packages, generates reports as required by FACA, and provides support for the three yearly meetings of the National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council, the advisory committee for the NICHD.

For more information, visit the OCM Service Center Website​​​​​.

Contact Information

Name: Kim Witherspoon
Branch Chief
Office of Committee Management
Phone: 301-594-7232

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