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  1. The revitalization of the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.

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    Koop, C E; Ginzburg, H M

    1989-01-01

    The Public Health Service (PHS) is the second oldest uniformed service of the United States; its tradition commenced with the establishment of the Marine Hospital Service in 1798. Congress, in 1889, established the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps under the aegis of the Treasury. The Corps was created as a uniformed nonmilitary service with a distinct uniform, insignia, and with titles, pay, and retirement protocols that corresponded to those of the uniformed military services (the Armed Forces). Initially the health care system of the country, and Commissioned Corps members, were concerned with infectious and vitamin-deficiency diseases; more recently the nation's medical community has focused on cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and AIDS. A comprehensive revitalization of the Commissioned Corps began in April 1987. The intent was to restore the Commissioned Corps to its traditional leadership role as a cadre of mobile, compassionate experts ensuring the nation's health. The revitalization activities have been successful. The Commissioned Corps has approximately 5,500 active duty officers. The Surgeon General directed the development of career tracks for 11 categories of commissioned officers to increase the opportunities for professional development within the PHS and thus increase retention and professional growth. The theme for the 1989 celebration of the centennial of the Commissioned Corps is "a century of service with distinction." A hundred years from now, at the bicentennial of the Commissioned Corps, the current Surgeon General would like it to be said that the Public Health Service has had "two centuries of service with distinction."

  2. The revitalization of the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.

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    Koop, C E; Ginzburg, H M

    1989-01-01

    The Public Health Service (PHS) is the second oldest uniformed service of the United States; its tradition commenced with the establishment of the Marine Hospital Service in 1798. Congress, in 1889, established the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps under the aegis of the Treasury. The Corps was created as a uniformed nonmilitary service with a distinct uniform, insignia, and with titles, pay, and retirement protocols that corresponded to those of the uniformed military services (the Armed Forces). Initially the health care system of the country, and Commissioned Corps members, were concerned with infectious and vitamin-deficiency diseases; more recently the nation's medical community has focused on cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and AIDS. A comprehensive revitalization of the Commissioned Corps began in April 1987. The intent was to restore the Commissioned Corps to its traditional leadership role as a cadre of mobile, compassionate experts ensuring the nation's health. The revitalization activities have been successful. The Commissioned Corps has approximately 5,500 active duty officers. The Surgeon General directed the development of career tracks for 11 categories of commissioned officers to increase the opportunities for professional development within the PHS and thus increase retention and professional growth. The theme for the 1989 celebration of the centennial of the Commissioned Corps is "a century of service with distinction." A hundred years from now, at the bicentennial of the Commissioned Corps, the current Surgeon General would like it to be said that the Public Health Service has had "two centuries of service with distinction." Images p106-a p107-a p107-b p108-a p109-a PMID:2495543

  3. 77 FR 5519 - Public Availability of the Federal Communications Commission's FY 2011 Service Contract Inventory...

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    2012-02-03

    ... COMMISSION Public Availability of the Federal Communications Commission's FY 2011 Service Contract Inventory and FY 2010 Service Contract Inventory Analysis AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice of public availability of service contract inventory and analysis. SUMMARY: The...

  4. 77 FR 7138 - Public Availability of Commodity Futures Trading Commission FY 2011 Service Contract Inventory

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    2012-02-10

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Public Availability of Commodity Futures Trading Commission FY 2011 Service Contract Inventory AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice of Public Availability of FY 2011...

  5. 77 FR 59662 - National Park Service Alaska Region's Subsistence Resource Commission Program; Open Public...

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    2012-09-28

    ... National Park Service National Park Service Alaska Region's Subsistence Resource Commission Program; Open Public Meeting/Teleconference AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of meeting. SUMMARY... continue work on National Park Service (NPS) subsistence program recommendations and other......

  6. 20 CFR 1002.58 - Is service in the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service considered “service in the...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... Public Health Service considered âservice in the uniformed services?â 1002.58 Section 1002.58 Employees... commissioned corps of the Public Health Service considered “service in the uniformed services?” Yes. Service in the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service (PHS) is “service in the uniformed services” under...

  7. 20 CFR 1002.58 - Is service in the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service considered “service in the...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... Public Health Service considered âservice in the uniformed services?â 1002.58 Section 1002.58 Employees... commissioned corps of the Public Health Service considered “service in the uniformed services?” Yes. Service in the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service (PHS) is “service in the uniformed services” under...

  8. 20 CFR 1002.58 - Is service in the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service considered “service in the...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... Public Health Service considered âservice in the uniformed services?â 1002.58 Section 1002.58 Employees... commissioned corps of the Public Health Service considered “service in the uniformed services?” Yes. Service in the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service (PHS) is “service in the uniformed services” under...

  9. 20 CFR 1002.58 - Is service in the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service considered “service in the...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... Public Health Service considered âservice in the uniformed services?â 1002.58 Section 1002.58 Employees... commissioned corps of the Public Health Service considered “service in the uniformed services?” Yes. Service in the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service (PHS) is “service in the uniformed services” under...

  10. 20 CFR 1002.58 - Is service in the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service considered “service in the...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... Public Health Service considered âservice in the uniformed services?â 1002.58 Section 1002.58 Employees... commissioned corps of the Public Health Service considered “service in the uniformed services?” Yes. Service in the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service (PHS) is “service in the uniformed services” under...

  11. 76 FR 62055 - Mississippi Delta Energy Agency, Clarksdale Public Utilities Commission, Public Service...

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    2011-10-06

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Mississippi Delta Energy Agency, Clarksdale Public Utilities Commission... Practice and Procedures, and the applicable Tariff on file with the Commission, Mississippi Delta...

  12. 77 FR 14522 - Public Availability of Federal Election Commission, Procurement Division FY 2011 Service Contract...

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    2012-03-12

    ... Inventory AGENCY: Federal Election Commission. ACTION: Notice of public availability of FY 2011 Service Contract inventories. SUMMARY: In accordance with Section 743 of Division C of the Consolidated... public of the availability of the FY 2010 Service Contract inventory. This inventory provides...

  13. 78 FR 14091 - Public Availability of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) FY 2012 Service Contract...

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    2013-03-04

    ... Inventory AGENCY: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. ACTION: Notice of Public Availability of FY 2012 Service Contract Inventories. SUMMARY: In accordance with Section 743 of Division C of the Consolidated... to advise the public of the availability of the FY 2012 Service Contract inventory. This...

  14. Job Creation through Public Service Employment. An Interim Report to the Congress of the National Commission for Manpower Policy. Volume III. Commissioned Papers. Report No. 6.

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    National Commission for Manpower Policy, Washington, DC.

    This third volume of a three-volume report of the National Commission for Manpower Policy on Public Service Employment (PSE) contains four papers prepared for the commission's use by various scholars in the field: "Evaluating the Economic Stimulus Package from an Employment and Training Perspective," by John Palmer; "Public Service Employment as…

  15. Job Creation through Public Service Employment. An Interim Report to the Congress of the National Commission for Manpower Policy. Volume III. Commissioned Papers. Report No. 6.

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    National Commission for Manpower Policy, Washington, DC.

    This third volume of a three-volume report of the National Commission for Manpower Policy on Public Service Employment (PSE) contains four papers prepared for the commission's use by various scholars in the field: "Evaluating the Economic Stimulus Package from an Employment and Training Perspective," by John Palmer; "Public Service Employment as…

  16. The U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps: a need for engineers.

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    Holcomb, W F

    2000-12-01

    In 1798, President John Adams signed the bill creating the Marine Hospital Service to medically care for U.S. merchant seamen. That agency is known today as the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS). In 1918, the PHS Commissioned Corps commissioned sanitary engineers in the Reserve Corps, and in 1930, President Herbert Hoover signed the Parker Act authorizing sanitary engineers to be part of the regular Commissioned Corps. During the world war years, PHS engineers were detailed to improve sanitation for military bases in the United States and abroad. In the 1960s, most PHS engineers served in the Indian Health Service, upgrading sanitation facilities for American Indians and Alaskan Natives. During the 1970s, PHS engineers were involved in providing an integrated and coordinated attack on environmental issues. Today, PHS engineers are involved with many aspects of public health protection and have been detailed around the world to provide emergency assistance in the wake of disasters.

  17. Personalized commissioning, public spaces: the limits of the market in English social care services

    PubMed Central

    2013-01-01

    Background The article explores the implications of personal budgets within English social care services, which position the individual as market actor. Rooting the research in the broader personalization agenda, the study looks at the limitations of the market in relation to individual purchase of private goods (e.g. home care), in the pooling of funds to purchase group services and in the provision of public goods such as building-based services. Method The article takes a multi-method approach, combining an interpretive focus on the framing of the personal budget-holder by advocates of personalization with national evaluation data, and data from a small survey of day centre workers. Results The article identifies three framings of the individual budget-holder articulated by advocates of personalization. The first is that personal budget-holders will be empowered market actors, commissioning the services they need. The second is that budget-holders will pool resources with others to purchase group services in order to broaden the range of options available to them. The third is that services which cannot be disaggregated into individual or group budgets – such as day centres – are not valued by service users. The article looks at the evaluation data on these three claims in turn. It identifies four limitations to the capacity of people to purchase care goods on an individual basis: lack of transparency in allocating budgets, complexity in managing a budget, excessive auditing of spending and lack of responsiveness from the provider market. Pooling of budgets to purchase collective services is found to be underdeveloped, and hampered by the complexity which is a broader limitation on personal budgets. Day centres are found to be closing not in response to commissioning decisions by individual budget-holders but because of decommissioning by local authorities, minimising the scope for individuals to express a preference for this type of care. The survey

  18. Personalized commissioning, public spaces: the limits of the market in English social care services.

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    Needham, Catherine

    2013-01-01

    The article explores the implications of personal budgets within English social care services, which position the individual as market actor. Rooting the research in the broader personalization agenda, the study looks at the limitations of the market in relation to individual purchase of private goods (e.g. home care), in the pooling of funds to purchase group services and in the provision of public goods such as building-based services. The article takes a multi-method approach, combining an interpretive focus on the framing of the personal budget-holder by advocates of personalization with national evaluation data, and data from a small survey of day centre workers. The article identifies three framings of the individual budget-holder articulated by advocates of personalization. The first is that personal budget-holders will be empowered market actors, commissioning the services they need. The second is that budget-holders will pool resources with others to purchase group services in order to broaden the range of options available to them. The third is that services which cannot be disaggregated into individual or group budgets - such as day centres - are not valued by service users. The article looks at the evaluation data on these three claims in turn. It identifies four limitations to the capacity of people to purchase care goods on an individual basis: lack of transparency in allocating budgets, complexity in managing a budget, excessive auditing of spending and lack of responsiveness from the provider market. Pooling of budgets to purchase collective services is found to be underdeveloped, and hampered by the complexity which is a broader limitation on personal budgets. Day centres are found to be closing not in response to commissioning decisions by individual budget-holders but because of decommissioning by local authorities, minimising the scope for individuals to express a preference for this type of care. The survey highlights patterns of day centre

  19. Kearns-Tribune Corp. vs. Public Service Commission: tag-line. you're not it

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    Riley, R.

    1985-01-01

    The tagline rule under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) of 1978 attempted to alleviate ratepayer concern over utility advertising costs by requiring certain ads to include information identifying the source of funding. The Utah Supreme Court ruled in the Kearns-Tribune Corp. case that the Public Service Commission (PSC) had no statutory authority to impose the tagline rule. The author examines the general background of the utility advertising problem, then discusses Utah case law in light of the Court's three-part analysis of the case. She concludes that the court will examine whether regulatory measures are closely connected to specific statutes in the future. If the court finds even a questionable degree of intrusiveness in utility management by the PSC, it is likely to launch an extensive search for alternative measures.

  20. NRRI summary of Florida Public Service Commission: Fraud control policies of seven major Florida utilities

    SciTech Connect

    1995-12-31

    The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) Staff recently completed an audit of fraud control policies and programs at the State`s largest regulated electric and local telephone utilities. The purpose of the audit was to examine the ability of Florida`s largest regulated utilities to deter, detect, and resolve occurrences of fraud. The Staff audited the state`s seven largest regulated electric and local telephone utilities: Florida Power Corporation, Florida Power and Light, Gulf Power Corporation, Tampa Electric Company, GTE-Florida, BellSouth Telecommunications (Southern Bell), and Sprint United/Centel. The audit scope was limited to fraudulent acts committed by employees, contractors, suppliers, or agents of the seven utilities. Information regarding the utilities` fraud control policies and programs was obtained through surveys, document requests, and interviews with managers and officers.

  1. 78 FR 33392 - Public Availability of Consumer Product Safety Commission FY 2012 Service Contract Inventory

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    2013-06-04

    ...The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or we), in accordance with section 743(c) of Division C of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117, 123 Stat. 3034, 3216), is announcing the availability of CPSC's service contract inventory for fiscal year (FY) 2012. This inventory provides information on service contract actions over $25,000 that CPSC made in FY 2012.

  2. 76 FR 61686 - Louisiana Public Service Commission v. Entergy Corporation, Entergy Services, Inc., Entergy...

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    2011-10-05

    ..., Inc., Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, LLC, Entergy Texas, Inc. Notice of Complaint Take notice that on... Orleans, Inc., Entergy Texas, Inc., and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, LLC (Respondents), seeking a ruling...., and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, LLC, as listed on the Commission's list of Corporate Officials....

  3. Competition and deregulation in the electric industry. A study of organizational change: The New York State Public Service Commission

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    Ashley, Deborah J. Cordaro

    2000-11-01

    Public organizations are formed in response to societal needs. They collect taxes, educate children, enforce laws and provide protection to the environment, the nation and consumers. One such organization is the New York State Public Service Commission. In 1907, legislation was passed to form the New York State Public Service Commission the first regulatory body of its kind in the United States. Its mission was to provide safe, reliable and reasonably priced electricity. Subsequently, this became the model that was implemented in every state in the nation. The past decade heralds an era of competition and a lessening of regulatory control. The telephone, natural gas and airline industries are in various stages of deregulation, and the electric industry is beginning down this path as well. In an environment such as this, are regulatory organizations necessary, and if they are, how can they organize to meet the new societal requirements? The case of the New York State Public Service Commission at this point in time offers a real time study of a regulatory body immersed in an environment that is calling for competition and an end to big government. Utilizing case studies of industries that have deregulated, or are in the process of deregulating, indicates a future societal need for regulations. This result does not lead to a conclusion that organizational change is unnecessary. This Dissertation will lay out the current organizational structure of the Public Service Commission, give an overview of the environmental signals, describe the mission/core values, and illustrate general political and employee factors that are indigenous to public service. Utilizing both classic and current organizational theory, an evaluation will be made of the Commission's need for change, their ability to change, and obstacles they may encounter.

  4. Organizational behavior of regulatory agencies: a case study of the Bureau of Consumer Services in the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission

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    Silver, J.H.

    1981-01-01

    Regulatory agencies operate in a complex field of organizations and interest groups. The variety of behaviors that occur in the regulatory field are not satisfactorily explained by current interpretative frameworks. Regulatory agencies are at once criticized and praised. They flourish as organizational entities, yet they exhibit behavior that is often inexplicable. Notions like clientele capture, the politics of regulation, exchange theory, and institutionalized organizations do not singly explain the vagaries of regulatory behavior. A merger of these viewpoints, however, provides a foundation for a comprehensive interpretative framework. A bureau of consumer services within a state public utility commission is viewed as an institutionalized organization. From this perspective, a variety of ritual behaviors, based upon symbolic and tangible interorganizational exchanges are observed and characterized. The outcome of these exchanges is the establishment of the Bureau of Consumer Services as a legitimate regulatory agent with significant impact upon the formulation of regulatory policy in the formal proceedings of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.

  5. Primary care-led commissioning and public involvement in the English National Health Service. Lessons from the past.

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    Petsoulas, Christina; Peckham, Stephen; Smiddy, Jane; Wilson, Patricia

    2015-05-01

    Patient and Public involvement (PPI) in health care occupies a central place in Western democracies. In England, this theme has been continuously prominent since the introduction of market reforms in the early 1990s. The health care reforms implemented by the current Coalition Government are making primary care practitioners the main commissioners of health care services in the National Health Service, and a duty is placed on them to involve the public in commissioning decisions and strategies. Since implementation of PPI initiatives in primary care commissioning is not new, we asked how likely it is that the new reforms will make a difference. We scanned the main literature related to primary care-led commissioning and found little evidence of effective PPI thus far. We suggest that unless the scope and intended objectives of PPI are clarified and appropriate resources are devoted to it, PPI will continue to remain empty rhetoric and box ticking. To examine the effect of previous PPI initiatives on health care commissioning and draw lessons for future development. We scanned the literature reporting on previous PPI initiatives in primary care-led commissioning since the introduction of the internal market in 1991. In particular, we looked for specific contexts, methods and outcomes of such initiatives. 1. PPI in commissioning has been constantly encouraged by policy makers in England. 2. Research shows limited evidence of effective methods and outcomes so far. 3. Constant reconfiguration of health care structures has had a negative impact on PPI. 4. The new structures look hardly better poised to bring about effective public and patient involvement.

  6. 76 FR 5589 - Public Availability of Federal Election Commission, Procurement Division FY 2010 Service Contract...

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    2011-02-01

    ...In accordance with Section 743 of Division C of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), FEC PROCUREMENT DIVISION is publishing this notice to advise the public of the availability of the FY 2010 Service Contract inventory. This inventory provides information on service contract actions over $25,000 that were made in FY 2010. The information is organized by function to......

  7. 77 FR 8818 - Public Availability of Consumer Product Safety Commission FY 2011 Service Contract Inventory

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    2012-02-15

    ... Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117, 123 Stat. 3034, 3216), is announcing the availability of its service... actions over $25,000 that we made in FY 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donna Hutton, Director..., 2009, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (``Consolidated Appropriations Act''), Public Law 111...

  8. U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Pharmacists: Making a Difference in Advancing the Nation’s Health

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    Flowers, Louis; Wick, Jeannette; Figg, William Douglas; McClelland, Robert H.; Shiber, Michael; Britton, James E.; Ngo, Diem-Kieu H.; Borders-Hemphill, Vicky; Mead, Christina; Zee, Jerry; Huntzinger, Paul

    2010-01-01

    Objective To describe how pharmacy officers in the Commissioned Corps are making a difference in protecting, promoting, and advancing health and safety of the Nation. Summary Pharmacists who serve in the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service fill roles that are considerably different than their counterparts in the private sector. Their work takes them out from behind the counter and into the world. Pharmacy officers advance the health and safety of the Nation by their involvement in the delivery of direct patient care to medically underserved people, national security, drug vigilance, research and policy-making endeavors. PHS pharmacists fill essential public health leadership and service roles throughout the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and certain non-HHS federal agencies and programs. The Federal Bureau of Prisons, Health Resources and Services Administration, Food and Drug Administration, United States Coast Guard, Indian Health Service, and National Institutes of Health are among the many federal agencies where pharmacy officers are assigned. Conclusion In each setting, pharmacists find traditional roles augmented with assignments and challenges that broaden the scope of their practice. PMID:19443327

  9. 39 CFR 3001.43 - Public attendance at Commission meetings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 39 Postal Service 1 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Public attendance at Commission meetings. 3001.43... Rules of General Applicability § 3001.43 Public attendance at Commission meetings. (a) Open Commission... meeting of the Commission shall be open to public observation. (2) Members of the public may not...

  10. 39 CFR 3001.43 - Public attendance at Commission meetings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 39 Postal Service 1 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Public attendance at Commission meetings. 3001.43... Rules of General Applicability § 3001.43 Public attendance at Commission meetings. (a) Open Commission... meeting of the Commission shall be open to public observation. (2) Members of the public may not...

  11. 76 FR 30716 - Public Availability of the Federal Communications Commission FY 2010 Service Contract Inventory

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    2011-05-26

    ... by function to show how contracted resources are distributed throughout the agency. The inventory has... Federal Communications Commission's Web site at the following link: http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia...

  12. 76 FR 12072 - Public Availability of Commodity Futures Trading Commission FY 2010 Service Contract Inventory

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    2011-03-04

    ....whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/procurement/memo/service-contract-inventories-guidance-11052010.pdf.../cftcserviceinventory_2010.pdf . FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions regarding the service contract inventory...

  13. 76 FR 9382 - Public Availability of the Securities and Exchange Commission FY 2010 Service Contract Inventory

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    2011-02-17

    ....whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/procurement/memo/service-contract-inventories-guidance-11052010.pdf.../offices/oacq/secfy2010servicecontractinventories.pdf . FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions...

  14. Unbundling of small-customer gas services: New challenges for state public utility commissions

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    Costello, K.W.; Lemon, J.R.

    1997-10-01

    The evolution of competition in the US natural gas industry has followed a predictable course. Wellhead deregulation stimulated pipeline restructuring, which in turn has provoked a debate over gas-service restructuring at the retail level. Over the last several years, almost all local gas distribution companies (LDCs) in the US have established stand-alone transportation service allowing industrial customers to purchase gas supplies in the open market. By all accounts, service unbundling to large retail customers has achieved significant cost savings to these customers. The current focus in the retail gas sector is on small customers-namely, small commercial and residential customers. To many observers, service unbundling to small customers, especially residential customers, is not as clear cut in terms of yielding economic benefits as it was for large customers. For example, they question whether residential customers or their agents can procure gas supplies and interstate pipeline services at a lower cost than an LDC. They also argue that the transaction cost for small customers, in terms of per-unit of gas purchased, may be much greater than for large customers. Finally, they believe the high cost of unreliable service to small customers may preclude reliance on market forces and contracts, to assure these customers the high level of reliable service that they demand. Comprehensive service unbundling with the correct regulatory rules in place should further enhance competition in the natural gas industry. If past trends in the natural gas industry continue, service unbundling will ultimately be available to all retail customers. This article examines the many regulatory-policy questions relating to the unbundling of services to small retail gas customers. It argues that widespread service unbundling is an inherent feature of a competitive natural gas industry and will likely benefit gas customers and society at large. 61 refs.

  15. 76 FR 1458 - Public Meeting for the National Park Service Alaska Region's Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC...

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    2011-01-10

    ... information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Wrangell-St. Elias National Park SRC Meeting Date and Location: The Wrangell-St. Elias National Park SRC will meet at the Ahtna..., (907) 822- 7236, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, P.O. Box 439, Copper Center, Alaska...

  16. 39 CFR 3007.24 - Commission and court access to non-public materials.

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    2011-07-01

    ... 39 Postal Service 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Commission and court access to non-public materials. 3007.24 Section 3007.24 Postal Service POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION PERSONNEL TREATMENT OF NON-PUBLIC MATERIALS PROVIDED BY THE POSTAL SERVICE § 3007.24 Commission and court access to...

  17. Raising America's Awareness of Cooperative Education: A Historical Overview of the National Commission for Cooperative Education Public Service Advertising Campaign.

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    Mosser, John W.; Muller, Brita

    This article provides an overview of a major national advertising campaign in support of cooperative education designed to expand postsecondary cooperative education in the United States. Conducted by the Advertising Council at the request of the National Commission for Cooperative Education and endorsed by 700 colleges and universities, the U.S.…

  18. 18 CFR 388.106 - Requests for Commission records available in the Public Reference Room and from the Commission's...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... records available in the Public Reference Room and from the Commission's web site, http://www.ferc.gov... available in the Public Reference Room and from the Commission's web site, http://www.ferc.gov. (a)(1) A.... Additional information on charges and services is available on the Web site and in the Public Reference...

  19. 18 CFR 388.106 - Requests for Commission records available in the Public Reference Room and from the Commission's...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... records available in the Public Reference Room and from the Commission's web site, http://www.ferc.gov... available in the Public Reference Room and from the Commission's web site, http://www.ferc.gov. (a)(1) A.... Additional information on charges and services is available on the Web site and in the Public Reference...

  20. 18 CFR 388.106 - Requests for Commission records available in the Public Reference Room and from the Commission's...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... records available in the Public Reference Room and from the Commission's web site, http://www.ferc.gov... available in the Public Reference Room and from the Commission's web site, http://www.ferc.gov. (a)(1) A.... Additional information on charges and services is available on the Web site and in the Public Reference...

  1. 18 CFR 388.106 - Requests for Commission records available in the Public Reference Room and from the Commission's...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... records available in the Public Reference Room and from the Commission's web site, http://www.ferc.gov... available in the Public Reference Room and from the Commission's web site, http://www.ferc.gov. (a)(1) A.... Additional information on charges and services is available on the Web site and in the Public Reference...

  2. 18 CFR 388.106 - Requests for Commission records available in the Public Reference Room and from the Commission's...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... records available in the Public Reference Room and from the Commission's web site, http://www.ferc.gov... available in the Public Reference Room and from the Commission's web site, http://www.ferc.gov. (a)(1) A.... Additional information on charges and services is available on the Web site and in the Public Reference...

  3. 76 FR 71909 - Service Rules for the 698-806 MHz Band, Revision of the Commission's Rules Regarding Public...

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    2011-11-21

    ... Public Safety Spectrum Requirements, and a Declaratory Ruling on Reporting Requirement Under the... collection requirements that required approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), were approved... collection requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The Second R&O stated that, upon...

  4. Basic Issues in the Governmental Financing of Public Library Services. Commissioned Paper Project, Teachers College, No. 1.

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    Lane, Rodney P.

    The present public library financing system is described and assessed, and the key issues for consideration in either reaffirming its continued use or in the development of new approaches are delineated. Special emphasis is given to illuminating those issues and factors affecting metropolitan areas--both core city and suburban fringes. The…

  5. 75 FR 72857 - Notice of Public Hearing and Commission Meeting

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    2010-11-26

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION Notice of Public Hearing and Commission Meeting AGENCY: Susquehanna River Basin Commission. ACTION: Notice of public hearing and Commission meeting. SUMMARY: The Susquehanna River Basin Commission will...

  6. 76 FR 33115 - Delegation of Authority to Appoint Commissioned Officers of the Ready Reserve Corps of the Public...

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    2011-06-07

    ... Commissioned Officers of the Ready Reserve Corps of the Public Health Service Proclamation 8688--National... Public Health Service Memorandum for the Secretary of Health and Human Services By virtue of the... section 203 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended by Public Law 111-148, to appoint commissioned...

  7. 76 FR 70904 - Commission Organization; Practice and Procedure; Radio Broadcast Services; and Experimental Radio...

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    2011-11-16

    ... COMMISSION 47 CFR Parts 0, 1, 73, and 74 Commission Organization; Practice and Procedure; Radio Broadcast Services; and Experimental Radio, Auxiliary, Special Broadcast and Other Program Distributional Services... obsolete. Section 1.805 of the Commission's rules requires common carriers engaged in public radio...

  8. 77 FR 30320 - National Park Service Alaska Region's Subsistence Resource Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-05-22

    ... National Park Service National Park Service Alaska Region's Subsistence Resource Commission AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of open public meeting and teleconference for the National Park Service (NPS) Alaska Region's Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) program. SUMMARY: The Gates of...

  9. 47 CFR 0.420 - Other Commission publications.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Other Commission publications. 0.420 Section 0... Information Printed Publications § 0.420 Other Commission publications. The following additional Commission publications may be purchased from the Superintendent of Documents: (a) Statistics of Communications...

  10. 47 CFR 0.420 - Other Commission publications.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Other Commission publications. 0.420 Section 0... Information Printed Publications § 0.420 Other Commission publications. The following additional Commission publications may be purchased from the Superintendent of Documents: (a) Statistics of Communications...

  11. 47 CFR 0.420 - Other Commission publications.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Other Commission publications. 0.420 Section 0... Information Printed Publications § 0.420 Other Commission publications. The following additional Commission publications may be purchased from the Superintendent of Documents: (a) Statistics of Communications...

  12. 47 CFR 0.420 - Other Commission publications.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Other Commission publications. 0.420 Section 0... Information Printed Publications § 0.420 Other Commission publications. The following additional Commission publications may be purchased from the Superintendent of Documents: (a) Statistics of Communications...

  13. 78 FR 20225 - Delegation of Authority To Appoint Commissioned Officers of the Ready Reserve Corps of the Public...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-04-04

    ... the Ready Reserve Corps of the Public Health Service Memorandum for the Secretary of Health and Human... of the President under section 203 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended by Public Law 111-148, to appoint commissioned officers of the Ready Reserve Corps of the Public Health Service. Commissions...

  14. 17 CFR 144.1 - Service upon the Commission.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... RESPONSE TO SUBPOENAS OR OTHER DEMANDS OF A COURT § 144.1 Service upon the Commission. (a) Subject to... service of a demand directed to the Commission or to an employee of the Commission for documentary... demand must be addressed to the Secretary of the Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street,...

  15. 76 FR 40903 - Maine Public Service Company; Notice of Filing

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-07-12

    ... Energy Regulatory Commission Maine Public Service Company; Notice of Filing Take notice that on June 22, 2011, Maine Public Service Company submitted a filing notifying the Commission of its relinquishment... available for review in the Commission's Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an ``e...

  16. 75 FR 52932 - Notice of Commission Meeting and Public Hearing

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    2010-08-30

    ... Area: Tohickon-Deep Run, Tohickon- Geddes-Cabin Runs, Pine Run, and North Branch Neshaminy Creek. 10... Commission Meeting and Public Hearing on the Commission's Web site, drbc.net , ten days prior to the meeting... to allow more time for the Commission to consider them. Please check the Commission's Web site, drbc...

  17. 75 FR 28849 - Notice of Public Hearing and Commission Meeting

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    2010-05-24

    ...: Notice of public hearing and commission meeting. SUMMARY: The Susquehanna River Basin Commission will... the public hearing, the Commission will consider: (1) Action on certain water resources projects; (2) action on two projects involving a diversion; and (3) amendments to the current Regulatory Program Fee...

  18. 78 FR 10160 - Notice of Commission Meeting and Public Hearing

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    2013-02-13

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DELAWARE RIVER BASIN COMMISSION Notice of Commission Meeting and Public Hearing Notice is hereby given that the Delaware River Basin Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. A business meeting will be held...

  19. 76 FR 21404 - National Park Service Alaska Region's Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) Program

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    2011-04-15

    ... under Title VIII, Section 808 of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, Public Law 96- 487... National Park Service National Park Service Alaska Region's Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) Program... Alaska Region's Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) program. SUMMARY: The Gates of the Arctic National...

  20. 76 FR 71558 - Notice of Commission Meeting and Public Hearing

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-11-18

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DELAWARE RIVER BASIN COMMISSION Notice of Commission Meeting and Public Hearing Notice is hereby given that the Delaware River... Delaware River Basin Commission fiscal year 2013 operating budget; and (c) a show cause hearing concerning...

  1. The "nation's conscience:" assessing bioethics commissions as public forums.

    PubMed

    Dzur, Albert W; Levin, Daniel

    2004-12-01

    As the fifth national bioethics commission has concluded its work and a sixth is currently underway, it is time to step back and consider appropriate measures of success. This paper argues that standard measures of commissions' influence fail to fully assess their role as public forums. From the perspective of democratic theory, a critical dimension of this role is public engagement: the ability of a commission to address the concerns of the general public, to learn how average citizens resolve moral issues in healthcare, and to monitor public opinion on the topics addressed in the commission. Such a public forum role is supported by the critical literature within bioethics, which has deemed some commissions successful, supported more generally by the history of bioethics as a reform discourse that has brought socially important values into the medical domain, and supported more generally still by the example of the great social issues commissions of the 1960s.

  2. Commissioning services and Primary Health Networks.

    PubMed

    Booth, Mark; Boxall, Anne-Marie

    2016-01-01

    Commissioning is set to become a stronger feature in the Australian health system as Primary Health Networks embrace it as a tool for improving population health outcomes. International experience shows that developing into a commissioning organisation is not always easy. Drawing on international experiences of commissioning, as well as those from the Australian hospital sector, will help smooth the path for Primary Health Networks.

  3. 33 CFR 209.50 - Mississippi River Commission: Public observation of Commission meetings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... public notice requirement in accordance with paragraph (d)(2) of this section. (c) Time, place, and... inspection trips of the Commission, shall be held at Vicksburg, Mississippi. The time of such meetings shall... practicable time. Suggestions from the public of proposed agenda items are invited. (d) Public notices and...

  4. 29 CFR 2203.3 - Public attendance at Commission meetings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 9 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Public attendance at Commission meetings. 2203.3 Section 2203.3 Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH REVIEW COMMISSION... procedures, or (vi) Endanger the life or physical safety of law enforcement personnel; (8) Disclose...

  5. 76 FR 55368 - Notice of Commission Meeting and Public Hearing

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    2011-09-07

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DELAWARE RIVER BASIN COMMISSION Notice of Commission Meeting and Public Hearing Notice is hereby given that the Delaware River... Water Resources Plan for the Delaware River Basin. Opportunities to Comment. Individuals who wish to...

  6. 77 FR 24688 - Notice of Commission Meeting and Public Hearing

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-04-25

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DELAWARE RIVER BASIN COMMISSION Notice of Commission Meeting and Public Hearing Notice is hereby given that the Delaware River... resolutions recognizing the contributions of Gary Paulachok, former Deputy Delaware River Master, U.S...

  7. 77 FR 9903 - Notice of Commission Meeting and Public Hearing

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-02-21

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DELAWARE RIVER BASIN COMMISSION Notice of Commission Meeting and Public Hearing Notice is hereby given that the Delaware River... session will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will consist of presentations on: (a) the Final Report: Delaware...

  8. Commission on the Future of Florida's Public Universities.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Commission on the Future of Florida's Public Universities, Tallahassee.

    A 1977 review is presented of Florida's State University System, which was conducted by the Commission on the Future of Florida's Public Universities--a blue ribbon commission. The current status of the system and some indications of the importance of high quality universities to Florida's future are considered, and recommendations for improving…

  9. Commission on the Future of Florida's Public Universities.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Commission on the Future of Florida's Public Universities, Tallahassee.

    A 1977 review is presented of Florida's State University System, which was conducted by the Commission on the Future of Florida's Public Universities--a blue ribbon commission. The current status of the system and some indications of the importance of high quality universities to Florida's future are considered, and recommendations for improving…

  10. 76 FR 60080 - Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park Advisory Commission; Notice of Public Meetings

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    2011-09-28

    ... National Park Service Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park Advisory Commission; Notice of Public Meetings AGENCY: Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park Advisory Commission... Grove National Historical Park Advisory Commission will be held to discuss the implementation of...

  11. Public service communications

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Whalen, A. A.

    1979-01-01

    The purpose of the paper is to construct, for detailed analysis, satellite and terrestrial communications delivery system models. Attention is given to the Public Service Communications Delivery System Architectural Study, that takes advantage of the extensive experience which exists among the public service experimenters. The Application Test Pilot is examined, which is a program designed to help awareness, in a practical sense, of the technology available and by the users innovative talents, adapts the technology to solve their problems.

  12. A summary of the California Public Utilities Commission`s two competing electric utility restructuring proposals

    SciTech Connect

    Porter, K

    1995-11-01

    In May 1995, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) released two proposals for restructuring the state`s electric power industry. The two proposals follow more than a year of testimony and public comment after the CPUC issued the ``Blue Book`` (CPUC 1994a) on April 20, 1994, which called for retail wheeling to be phased in to all customers over 5 years. The majority proposal, supported by three of the four CPUC commissioners (one seat was vacant when the proposals were released), calls for creating a central pool, or ``poolco``; setting electric prices to reflect true costs of service, or ``real-time pricing``; and allowing parties to negotiate ``contracts for differences`` between the pool price and the contract price. The minority proposal, sponsored by Commissioner Jesse Knight, calls for retail wheeling, or ``direct access,`` and for utilities to divest or spin off their generating assets. This paper presents a summary of the major provisions of the two CPUC proposals and the possible implications and issues associated with each. It is aimed at researchers who may be aware that various efforts to restructure the electric power industry are under way and want to known more about California`s proposals, as well as those who want to known the implications of certain restructuring proposals for renewable energy technologies. Presented at the end of the paper is a summary of alternative proposals promoted by various stakeholder in response to the two CPUC proposals.

  13. VLT Commissioning Data Now Publicly Available

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    1999-11-01

    "First Light" was achieved in May 1998 for VLT ANTU , the first 8.2-m Unit Telescope at the Paranal Observatory ( ESO PR 06/98 ). Since then, thousands of detailed images and spectra of a great variety of celestial objects have been recorded with this major new research facility. While some of these were obtained for scientific programmes and were therefore directed towards specific research needs, others were made during the "Commissioning Phases" in 1998/99 for the two major astronomical instruments, FORS1 ( FO cal R educer and S pectrograph) and ISAAC ( I nfrared S pectrometer A nd A rray C amera). They were carried out in order to test thoroughly the performance of the telescope and its instruments before the new facility was handed over to the astronomers on April 1, 1999. The Commissioning data are accordingly of variable quality and, contrarily to the science data, normally not intensity calibrated. However, while some of these frames are short test exposures that mainly served to ascertain the image quality under various observing conditions, a substantial fraction still contains scientifically valuable data. 10 Gigabytes released As planned, and in order to facilitate the exploitation of this useful material, ESO has today released over 10 Gigabytes of ANTU Commissioning data (and some additional test data from before April 1, 1999), obtained in the various observing modes of FORS1 and ISAAC . They encompass a total of 2235 files and are now available to astronomers and other interested parties in the ESO Member States. Information about this release and on how to obtain the data on CD-ROM or in electronic form is now available via the Science Archive Facility website. A special page with the list of raw science data frames included in this release has been set up. Searches for specific data (e.g., by object, sky field, filter, time of observation; calibration files, etc.) can be made from the ESO Science Archive Data Products page. These Commissioning

  14. Inclusion or Control? Commissioning and Contracting Services for People with Learning Disabilities

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Concannon, Liam

    2006-01-01

    The rise of new public management has seen the role of the social worker becoming increasingly administrative and less about face to face contact with service users. When commissioning managers seek to help people with learning disabilities plan their services, who actually makes the decisions? Direct payments are proposed as the answer for people…

  15. Inclusion or Control? Commissioning and Contracting Services for People with Learning Disabilities

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Concannon, Liam

    2006-01-01

    The rise of new public management has seen the role of the social worker becoming increasingly administrative and less about face to face contact with service users. When commissioning managers seek to help people with learning disabilities plan their services, who actually makes the decisions? Direct payments are proposed as the answer for people…

  16. Outreach and public service

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Wilson, Harold J.

    1990-01-01

    The Alabama Space Grant Consortium plan for outreach and public service is presented as a model for study and discussion. It is consistent with the objectives of the Space Grant Program and expresses a strong commitment to cooperation between academia, industry, and government.

  17. 78 FR 51192 - World War I Centennial Commission; Notification of Upcoming Public Advisory Meeting; Sunshine Act...

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    2013-08-20

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION World War I Centennial Commission; Notification of Upcoming Public Advisory Meeting; Sunshine Act... meeting will be held at the National World War 1 Museum at Liberty Memorial, 100 W. 26th Street, Kansas...

  18. 75 FR 54938 - U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; Notice of Meeting

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    2010-09-09

    .... Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; Notice of Meeting The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy... research project of the Commission and the University of Texas at Austin on measurement of public diplomacy... Commission is a bipartisan panel created by Congress to assess public diplomacy policies and programs of the...

  19. 39 CFR 3001.43 - Public attendance at Commission meetings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... photograph a meeting, as long as such activity does not impede or disturb the members of the Commission in... vote may be taken with respect to a series of meetings, a portion or portions of which are proposed to be closed to the public, or with respect to any information concerning such series of meetings, so...

  20. 78 FR 13706 - Public Availability of FY 2011 Service Contract Inventory Analysis, FY 2012 Service Contract...

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    2013-02-28

    ... COMMISSION Public Availability of FY 2011 Service Contract Inventory Analysis, FY 2012 Service Contract Inventory, and FY 2012 Service Contract Inventory Planned Analysis for the U.S. International Trade... Service Contract Inventory Analysis, the FY 2012 Service Contract Inventory, and the FY 2012 Service...

  1. Public service satellite communications

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Wolff, E. A.

    1978-01-01

    It is suggested that the high effective isotropic radiated power provided by high-power satellite transmitters and high-gain antennas could be used in conjunction with economical ground receivers to furnish public services in remote areas of the U.S. Applications to health care, education and public safety are mentioned. A system concept involving a communications satellite operating in the Ku-band (12-GHz down, 14-GHz up) and either 100/30 watt stationary earth terminals with 1-1.8 m antennas or mobile terminals with omnidirectional antennas is presented.

  2. IAU Commission 55: Communicating Astronomy with the Public

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Fienberg, R. T.; Christensen, L. L.; Russo, P.

    2014-01-01

    The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has vested considerable responsibility for its public outreach efforts in Commission 55 (C55), Communicating Astronomy with the Public. This article briefly recounts the origin and history of C55 over the past decade, describing how C55 fits into the IAU's recently revised organisational structure and newly implemented Strategic Plan. It also lists C55's current officers, Organising Committee members, Working Groups, and Working Group chairs and explains how IAU members can join C55, inviting other professionals engaged in astronomy-related public outreach to become associates of C55.

  3. 76 FR 23352 - U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; Notice of Meeting

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    2011-04-26

    .... Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; Notice of Meeting The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy... ``strategic framework'' on public diplomacy released in March 2010 and discuss whether U.S. Public diplomacy....pdf for additional information. The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy is charged with...

  4. 75 FR 35027 - Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission...

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    2010-06-21

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission... Communications Commission, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden invites the general...

  5. 78 FR 38042 - The Presidential Commission on Election Administration (PCEA); Upcoming Public Advisory Meeting...

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    2013-06-25

    ... ADMINISTRATION The Presidential Commission on Election Administration (PCEA); Upcoming Public Advisory Meeting...: Meeting notice; correction. SUMMARY: The Presidential Commission on Election Administration (PCEA), is... CONTACT: Mr. Mark Nejbauer, Designated Federal Officer, President's Commission on Election...

  6. 76 FR 7206 - Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-02-09

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments Requested February 3, 2011. SUMMARY: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), as part of its...

  7. Division C Commission 55: Communicating Astronomy with the Public

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Christensen, Lars Lindberg; Russo, Pedro; Fienberg, Richard Tresch; Cheung, Sze-Leung; Robson, Ian; Ödman-Govender, Carolina; Arcand, Kimberly Kowal; Sekiguchi, Kazuhiro; Zhu, Jin; Wheeler, Pete

    2016-04-01

    The IAU Division C Commission 55, Communicating Astronomy with the Public, played an active role in Union affairs within Division C, Education, Outreach and Heritage. The International Astronomical Union (IAU) vested considerable responsibility for its public outreach efforts in Commission 55 (C55), Communicating Astronomy with the Public. This article briefly recounts the origin and history of C55 over the past decade, and describes the work of C55 until it became Division C Commission C.C2 in 2015. As stated on our website, http://www.communicatingastronomy.org, C55 was founded on the principle that ``it is the responsibility of every practising astronomer to play some role in explaining the interest and value of science to our real employers, the taxpayers of the world.'' While this was true a decade ago, when the Working Group that eventually became C55 first took shape, it is even more true today, when funding for the astronomical sciences (and science more generally) is under threat on nearly every continent.

  8. 75 FR 59707 - Public Service Company of Colorado; Notice of Rate Election

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    2010-09-28

    ... Energy Regulatory Commission Public Service Company of Colorado; Notice of Rate Election September 21, 2010. Take notice that on September 17, 2010, Public Service Company of Colorado (PSCo) filed a Rate... intrastate service on file with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (Colorado PUC). Any person desiring...

  9. 77 FR 71587 - Wisconsin Public Service Corporation; Notices of Intent To File License Applications, Filing of...

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    2012-12-03

    ... Act. m. Wisconsin Public Service Corporation filed with the Commission two Pre-Application Documents... Energy Regulatory Commission Wisconsin Public Service Corporation; Notices of Intent To File License.... d. Submitted By: Wisconsin Public Service Corporation. e. Name of Projects: Tomahawk Hydroelectric...

  10. 78 FR 22593 - The United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy Notice of Charter Renewal

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    2013-04-16

    ... United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy Notice of Charter Renewal The Department of State has renewed the charter of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. The Commission... public diplomacy activities (activities intended to understand, inform, and influence foreign publics...

  11. 78 FR 69517 - U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; Notice of Meeting

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    2013-11-19

    .... Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; Notice of Meeting DATES: Time and Date: Monday, December 2, 2013... Status: Commission Meeting--Open to the Public. The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy will... State of Public Diplomacy in 2014'' and will include representatives from the audit and research...

  12. 76 FR 36612 - U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; Notice of Meeting

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    2011-06-22

    .... Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; Notice of Meeting The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy..., room SVC 203-02. The meeting will include discussions on funding public diplomacy and the Smith-Mundt... allow for a prompt meeting start. The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy is charged with...

  13. 75 FR 8176 - U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; Notice of Meeting

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    2010-02-23

    .... Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; Notice of Meeting The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy... inclement weather) at the same location. The Commissioners will discuss public diplomacy issues, including interagency collaboration in advancing U.S. government public diplomacy efforts. The Commission is a...

  14. 75 FR 4901 - Renewal of the U.S. Advisory Commission for Public Diplomacy

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    2010-01-29

    ... of the U.S. Advisory Commission for Public Diplomacy SUMMARY: The Department of State has renewed the Charter of the U.S. Advisory Commission for Public Diplomacy. The Advisory Commission was originally... Congress in 1948 to assess public diplomacy policies and programs of the U.S. government and publicly...

  15. 75 FR 37873 - U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; Notice of Meeting

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    2010-06-30

    .... Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; Notice of Meeting The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy... 20006. The Commissioners will discuss public diplomacy issues, including measurement of U.S. government public diplomacy efforts. The Advisory Commission was originally established under Section 604 of the...

  16. 76 FR 13177 - Public Utilities Commission of Nevada and Sierra Pacific Power Company v. Tuscarora Gas...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-03-10

    ... Energy Regulatory Commission Public Utilities Commission of Nevada and Sierra Pacific Power Company v. Tuscarora Gas Transmission Company; Notice of Complaint Take notice that on February 28, 2011, pursuant to... Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.206 (2010), Public Utilities Commission of Nevada...

  17. 77 FR 15093 - Public Service Company of Colorado;

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    2012-03-14

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Public Service Company of Colorado; Notice of Application Tendered for... Public Service Company of Colorado. e. Name of Project: Cabin Creek Pumped Storage Project. f....

  18. 76 FR 79674 - Benjamin Riggs v. Rhode Island Public Utility Commission; Notice of Complaint

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    2011-12-22

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Benjamin Riggs v. Rhode Island Public Utility Commission; Notice of...), Benjamin Riggs (Complainant) filed a formal complaint against Rhode Island Public Utility...

  19. Division XII: Commission 55: Communicating Astronomy with the Public

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Christensen, Lars Lindberg; Russo, Pedro; Robson, Ian; Arcand, Kimberly Kowal; Fienberg, Richard Tresch; Ödman-Govender, Carolina; Sekiguchi, Kazuhiro; Wheeler, Pete; Zhu, Jin

    2015-08-01

    A good fraction of the Commission 55 (C55) Organizing Committee met in Beijing in August at the XXVIII IAU General Assembly, where C55 organized Special Session 14 (SpS14) entitled ``Communicating Astronomy with the Public for Scientists.'' During our C55 business meeting, and again during an impromptu gathering a few days later, we discussed changes in the IAU's organizational and programmatic structure and how these changes might affect C55. This report summarizes key points and offers some ideas about what we're calling ``C55 v2.0.'' For background and reference, see the C55 website at http://www.communicatingastronomy.org.

  20. Managing the Public Service Institution

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Drucker, Peter F.

    1976-01-01

    Important factors in managing a public service institution include knowing the publics served, phasing out an old program when introducing a new one, defining the roles of administrators and professionals, integrating individuals and the institution, and making the public aware of the value of the service performed. (PF)

  1. Multiple roles and successes in public bioethics: a response to the public forum critique of bioethics commissions.

    PubMed

    Johnson, Summer

    2006-06-01

    National bioethics commissions have been critiqued for a variety of structural, procedural, and political aspects of their work. A more recent critique published by Dzur and Levin uses political philosophy to constructively critique the work of national bioethics commissions as public deliberative forums. However, this public forum critique of bioethics commissions ignores empirical research in political science and normative claims that suggest that advisory commissions can and should have diverse of functions beyond that of being public forums. The present paper argues that the public forum critique too narrowly considers the roles that bioethics commissions can play in public bioethics and ignores the moral obligation of commissions to fulfill their mandates. Evaluations of commissions must consider that these institutions can serve in capacities other than those of a public deliberative forum and use additional measures to evaluate the multiple roles and successes of bioethics commissions in public policy.

  2. 75 FR 18828 - Wisconsin Electric Power Company, Wisconsin Gas LLC, Wisconsin Public Service Corporation...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-04-13

    ... Energy Regulatory Commission Wisconsin Electric Power Company, Wisconsin Gas LLC, Wisconsin Public Service Corporation: Complainants; ANR Pipeline Company: Respondent; Notice of Complaint April 6, 2010....206 (2009), Wisconsin Electric Power Company, Wisconsin Gas LLC, and Wisconsin Public Service...

  3. Depository Libraries and Public Services.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kessler, Ridley

    1998-01-01

    Discusses the Wright State University (Ohio) Library policy directive on customer service, and suggests this document as a model to follow in setting up service standards or guidelines for depository-library services. Draft-depository library public-service guidelines for government information in electronic format are appended. (JAK)

  4. 78 FR 62012 - Public Service Company of Colorado; Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment

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    2013-10-11

    ... Energy Regulatory Commission Public Service Company of Colorado; Notice of Availability of Environmental... 380 ), the Office of Energy Projects has reviewed Public Service Company of Colorado's application for... the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission's Web site at www.ferc.gov using the ``e...

  5. 76 FR 62805 - Public Service Company of Colorado; Notice of Rate Election

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    2011-10-11

    ... Energy Regulatory Commission Public Service Company of Colorado; Notice of Rate Election Take notice that on September 30, 2011, Public Service Company of Colorado (PSCo) filed a Rate Election pursuant to... the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, as more fully detailed in the petition. Any person desiring...

  6. 76 FR 38382 - Public Service Company of Colorado; Notice of Filing

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    2011-06-30

    ... Energy Regulatory Commission Public Service Company of Colorado; Notice of Filing Take notice that on June 6, 2011, Public Service Company of Colorado (PSCo) submitted a filing seeking approval of proposed... , using the ``eLibrary'' link and is available for review in the Commission's Public Reference Room in...

  7. 75 FR 37790 - Public Service Company of Colorado; Notice of Filing

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    2010-06-30

    ... Energy Regulatory Commission Public Service Company of Colorado; Notice of Filing June 23, 2010. Take notice that on June 10, 2010, Public Service Company of Colorado submitted a revised Statement of... review in the Commission's Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an ``eSubscription'' link on...

  8. 78 FR 11639 - Public Service Company of Colorado; Notice of Petition for Rate Approval

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    2013-02-19

    ... Energy Regulatory Commission Public Service Company of Colorado; Notice of Petition for Rate Approval Take notice that on January 31, 2013, Public Service Company of Colorado (PSCo) filed a Rate Election... the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, as more fully detailed in the petition. Any person desiring...

  9. 78 FR 1851 - Southwestern Public Service Company; Southwest Power Pool, Inc.; Notice of Complaint

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    2013-01-09

    ... Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Southwestern Public Service Company; Southwest Power Pool, Inc... Act (FPA), 16 U.S.C. 824e (2000), Southwestern Public Service Company (Complainant) filed a formal... and is available for review in the Commission's Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an...

  10. 78 FR 57374 - Northern Indiana Public Service Company v. Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc., PJM...

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    ... Energy Regulatory Commission Northern Indiana Public Service Company v. Midcontinent Independent System... CFR 385.206 (2013), Northern Indiana Public Service Company (Complainant) filed a formal complaint... and is available for review in the Commission's Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an...

  11. 76 FR 24472 - Public Service Company of Colorado; Notice of Filing

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    ... Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Public Service Company of Colorado; Notice of Filing Take notice that on April 21, 2011, Public Service Company of Colorado, (PSCo) filed pursuant to section 11 of its....gov , using the ``eLibrary'' link and is available for review in the Commission's Public Reference...

  12. 76 FR 55379 - Public Service Company of Colorado; Notice of Rate Election

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    ... Energy Regulatory Commission Public Service Company of Colorado; Notice of Rate Election Take notice that on August 29, 2011, Public Service Company of Colorado (PSCo) filed a Rate Election pursuant to... the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, as more fully detailed in the petition. Any person desiring...

  13. 78 FR 70499 - An Inquiry Into the Commission's Policies and Rules Regarding AM Radio Service Directional...

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    ... AM Radio Service Directional Antenna Performance Verification AGENCY: Federal Communications... Broadcast Station Antenna Patterns * * * * * Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch,...

  14. 76 FR 62090 - Public Meeting for the National Park Service (NPS) Alaska Region's Subsistence Resource...

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    ... changed based on inclement weather or exceptional circumstances. DATES: Cape Krusenstern National Monument... National Park Service Public Meeting for the National Park Service (NPS) Alaska Region's Subsistence... for the National Park Service (NPS) Alaska Region's Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) program...

  15. 33 CFR 209.50 - Mississippi River Commission: Public observation of Commission meetings.

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    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Mississippi River Commission... ENGINEERS, DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE § 209.50 Mississippi River... of the Mississippi River Commission and to open all meetings of the Mississippi River Commission...

  16. 33 CFR 209.50 - Mississippi River Commission: Public observation of Commission meetings.

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    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Mississippi River Commission... ENGINEERS, DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE § 209.50 Mississippi River... of the Mississippi River Commission and to open all meetings of the Mississippi River Commission...

  17. 33 CFR 209.50 - Mississippi River Commission: Public observation of Commission meetings.

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    2011-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 3 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Mississippi River Commission... ENGINEERS, DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE § 209.50 Mississippi River... of the Mississippi River Commission and to open all meetings of the Mississippi River Commission...

  18. 33 CFR 209.50 - Mississippi River Commission: Public observation of Commission meetings.

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    2014-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 3 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Mississippi River Commission... ENGINEERS, DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE § 209.50 Mississippi River... of the Mississippi River Commission and to open all meetings of the Mississippi River Commission...

  19. Public Service Practicum Curriculum Guide.

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    Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield. Div. of Adult Vocational and Technical Education.

    This Public Service Practicum Curriculum Guide is intended to assist social science and occupational teachers in the areas of public service and related occupations to develop, implement, and operate an internship program. Designed for use in all schools in rural, suburban, or city settings, this guide is based on a program developed in Elk Grove…

  20. Public Service Practicum Curriculum Guide.

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    Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield. Div. of Adult Vocational and Technical Education.

    This Public Service Practicum Curriculum Guide is intended to assist social science and occupational teachers in the areas of public service and related occupations to develop, implement, and operate an internship program. Designed for use in all schools in rural, suburban, or city settings, this guide is based on a program developed in Elk Grove…

  1. Whither Public Service in America?

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    Sable, Arnold P.

    1970-01-01

    The truest meaning of public service was that, although never used by all citizens, it was still available for any citizen. Whether public service in America can survive in the next decade, and maintain its basic altruistic concepts, will be the concern of all librarians. (Author/NH)

  2. 75 FR 4440 - U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; Notice of Meeting

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    .... Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; Notice of Meeting The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy... meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The Commissioners will discuss public diplomacy issues, including interagency collaboration in advancing U.S. government public diplomacy efforts. The Advisory...

  3. 75 FR 30024 - Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission...

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    ... COMMISSION Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission... technology, and (e) ways to further reduce the information collection burden for small business concerns with... for confidentiality with this collection of information. Privacy Impact Assessment: No...

  4. Novel markers, a payer's perspective: commissioning a new service.

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    Price, Christopher P; Martin, Les

    2010-01-01

    Diagnostic technologies assist clinicians and care givers in making decisions about the care of individual patients. The demands for an evidence-based approach to practice, is proving to be challenging in the field of laboratory medicine as: (i) there has been little formal requirement to demonstrate evidence of effectiveness prior to the introduction of new tests, (ii) generating evidence of effectiveness of tests depends, in most cases, on complementary actions being accomplished e.g. making the correct decision on receipt of the result, and taking the right action, (iii) the principles of evidence-based laboratory medicine highlight the fact that diagnostic tests have the potential to solve a wide range of problems, in a number of clinical settings, with the potential to generate a varied range of benefits (outcomes), and (iv) outcomes invariably accrue to parts of the health economy outside of the laboratory, which can prove challenging for health service managers. Commissioning a new service involves (a) assessing the local health care needs - and the expected outcomes, (b) specifying the services required-including the resources, and transformational change required, (c) securing the services required - and the implementation strategy to be employed, and (d) monitoring against the contract issued, as well as evaluating the outcomes against the expectations. In this way the purchaser can ensure that diagnostic services are meeting clinical needs, and are being used appropriately to generate the best outcome for the patient and the exchequer, thereby meeting clinical and fiscal governance requirements.

  5. 29 CFR 2203.3 - Public attendance at Commission meetings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ..., or for the use of an agency responsible for the regulation or supervision of financial institutions... Commission's issuance of a subpoena or the Commission's participation in a civil action or proceeding,...

  6. Service, Public Work, and Respectful Public Citizens

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    Youniss, James

    2011-01-01

    Encouragement of service as public work is one strategy higher education can use in fulfilling its civic mission to socialize society's future leaders. The diversity of American higher education includes large land grant state universities, small liberal arts colleges, religiously sponsored institutions, and local community colleges. This array…

  7. 47 CFR 76.945 - Procedures for Commission review of basic service rates.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... service rates. 76.945 Section 76.945 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) BROADCAST RADIO SERVICES MULTICHANNEL VIDEO AND CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE Cable Rate Regulation § 76.945 Procedures for Commission review of basic service rates. (a) Upon assumption of rate regulation authority...

  8. Public Service Librarians and Reprints

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    Devlin, Eleanor

    1971-01-01

    Reprint houses offer almost any standard reference work, and worthwhile out-of-print title, catalogs of other libraries, periodical files, government documents, etc. Public service librarians would like to see more communication between library and reprinter. (Author/NH)

  9. 77 FR 6110 - Public Service Company of Colorado; Notice of Petition for Rate Approval and Revised Statement of...

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    2012-02-07

    ... Energy Regulatory Commission Public Service Company of Colorado; Notice of Petition for Rate Approval and Revised Statement of Operating Conditions Take notice that on January 30, 2012, Public Service Company of... intrastate service on file with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission. In addition, PSCo also proposes to...

  10. Mental health services commissioning and provision: Lessons from the UK?

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    Ikkos, G; Sugarman, Ph; Bouras, N

    2015-01-01

    The commissioning and provision of healthcare, including mental health services, must be consistent with ethical principles - which can be summarised as being "fair", irrespective of the method chosen to deliver care. They must also provide value to both patients and society in general. Value may be defined as the ratio of patient health outcomes to the cost of service across the whole care pathway. Particularly in difficult times, it is essential to keep an open mind as to how this might be best achieved. National and regional policies will necessarily vary as they reflect diverse local histories, cultures, needs and preferences. As systems of commissioning and delivering mental health care vary from country to country, there is the opportunity to learn from others. In the future international comparisons may help identify policies and systems that can work across nations and regions. However a persistent problem is the lack of clear evidence over cost and quality delivered by different local or national models. The best informed economists, when asked about the international evidence do not provide clear answers, stating that it depends how you measure cost and quality, the national governance model and the level of resources. The UK has a centrally managed system funded by general taxation, known as the National Health Service (NHS). Since 2010, the UK's new Coalition* government has responded by further reforming the system of purchasing and providing NHS services - aiming to strengthen choice and competition between providers on the basis of quality and outcomes as well as price. Although the present coalition government's intention is to maintain a tax-funded system, free at the point of delivery, introducing market-style purchasing and provider-side reforms to encompass all of these bring new risks, whilst not pursuing reforms of a system in crisis is also seen to carry risks. Competition might bring efficiency, but may weaken cooperation between providers

  11. Small Hot Jet Acoustic Rig Commissioned Into Service

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    Wnuk, Stephen P.

    2003-01-01

    A new test stand, the Small Hot Jet Acoustic Rig, was commissioned into service at NASA Glenn Research Center's Aeroacoustic Propulsion Laboratory. This new rig provides researchers with an all-in-one platform with which to economically evaluate the thrust performance, acoustic performance, and plume turbulence characteristics of new nozzle concepts. It features an integral force balance, exceptionally low internal flownoise, and provisions to conduct laser-based plume turbulence studies with Particle Imaging Velocimetry, shadowgraphs, schlieren photography, and other techniques. The rig also features an integral combustor and can deliver air to the test nozzle at temperatures ranging from ambient to 1300 F. The Small Hot Jet Acoustic Rig is the fourth semipermanent rig now residing in the Aeroacoustic Propulsion Laboratory. It will add to the facility's substantial list of acoustic research capabilities and improve its already impressive productivity.

  12. The Audit Commission review of diabetes services in England and Wales, 1998-2001.

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    Fitzsimons, B; Wilton, L; Lamont, T; McCulloch, L; Boyce, J

    2002-07-01

    AIMS OF THE AUDIT COMMISSION: The Audit Commission has a statutory duty to promote the best use of public money. It does this through value for money studies, such as that reported in Testing Times[1]. This work has been followed with a review of innovative practice in commissioning. These initiatives aim to support the implementation of the diabetes national service framework. The Audit Commission also appoints external auditors to NHS organizations who assess probity and value for money in the NHS; the latter by applying national studies locally and by carrying out local studies. Research for Testing Times consisted of structured visits to nine acute trusts, a telephone survey of 26 health authorities and a postal survey of 1400 people with diabetes and 250 general practitioners. Local audits used a subset of the original research tools. Case studies were identified through a cascade approach to contacts established during Testing Times and through self-nomination. Rising numbers of people with diabetes are placing increasing pressure on hospital services. Some health authorities and primary care organizations have reviewed patterns of service provision in the light of the increasing demands. These reviews show wide variations in patterns of routine care. In addition, there is a widespread lack of data on the delivery of structured care to people with diabetes. People with diabetes report delays in gaining access to services, and insufficient time with staff. There are insufficient arrangements in place for providing information and learning opportunities to support self-management. As the number of people with diabetes continues to rise, the potential for providing more care in a primary care setting needs to be explored. This will enable specialist services to focus more effectively on those with the most complex needs.

  13. 75 FR 66378 - Public Meeting of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues

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    2010-10-28

    ... meeting, the Commission will continue discussing the emerging science of synthetic biology, including its... public of the ] emerging science of synthetic biology, the challenges and risks, and the...

  14. Army Public Service Advertising.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1982-12-01

    34 Marketing and Media Decisions, January 1982, p. 63. 6U.S., General Accounting Office, " Advertising for Military Recruiting," p. 10. 7Dean L. Yarwood...talent and necessary training, they said. 4 8 An article in Marketing and Media Decisions 4 9 offered a brief synopsis of military recruitment advertising ...support, public relations, marketing research, and analysis. The N. W. Ayer field representative’s Army counterpart is the Advertising and Sales

  15. 29 CFR 2203.3 - Public attendance at Commission meetings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    .... (a) Policy. Commissioners will not jointly conduct or dispose of official Commission business in a... criminal investigation, or by an agency conducting a lawful national security intelligence investigation...

  16. 29 CFR 2203.3 - Public attendance at Commission meetings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    .... (a) Policy. Commissioners will not jointly conduct or dispose of official Commission business in a... criminal investigation, or by an agency conducting a lawful national security intelligence...

  17. 16 CFR 1101.12 - Commission must disclose information to the public.

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    2011-01-01

    ... 16 Commercial Practices 2 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Commission must disclose information to the public. 1101.12 Section 1101.12 Commercial Practices CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION CONSUMER PRODUCT... Information Subject to Notice and Analysis Provisions of Section 6(b)(1) § 1101.12 Commission must...

  18. Public service satellites

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    Fletcher, J. C.

    1977-01-01

    The development of the communications satellite system is discussed, taking into account a suggestion by Clarke in 1945 concerning the significance of geosynchronous satellites, the establishment of Intelsat, reductions in the cost of transatlantic telephone calls as a result of satellite communications service, questions of satellite cost, and the need for larger satellites. It is pointed out that the use of the Space Shuttle will reduce the cost of placing a satellite in orbit from more than half to less than a quarter of the total cost of design, construction, and launch. Attention is given to studies of a personal communications system which involves direct broadcast from a 'wrist watch radio' to a high-capacity, multibeam satellite for retransmission to ground communications centrals.

  19. Redesign and commissioning of sexual health services in England - a qualitative study.

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    Walker, I F; Leigh-Hunt, N; Lee, A C K

    2016-10-01

    Responsibility for the commissioning of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services transferred from the National Health Service to local authorities in England in 2013. This transfer prompted many local authorities to undertake new procurements of these SRH services. This study was undertaken to capture some of the lessons learnt in order to inform future commissioning and system redesign. A qualitative study was carried out involving semi-structured interviews. Interviews were conducted with 13 local authority sexual health commissioners in Yorkshire and the Humber from 11 interviews. Thematic analysis was used to identify themes from transcripts of the interviews with the 13 participants. Key themes identified were as follows: the challenge and complexity to those new to clinical commissioning; the prerequisites of robust infrastructural inputs to undertake the process, including technical expertise, a dependable project team, with clarity over the timescales and the budget; the requirement for good governance, stakeholder engagement and successful management of relationships with the latter; and the need to focus on the outcomes, aiming for value for money and improved system performance. Several key issues emerged from our study that significantly influenced the outcome of the redesign and commissioning process for sexual health services. An adapted model of the Donabedian evaluation framework was developed to provide a tool to inform future system redesign. Our model helps identify the key determinants for successful redesign in this context which is essential to both mitigate potential risks and maximize the likelihood of successful outcomes. Our model may have wider applications. Copyright © 2016 The Royal Society for Public Health. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  20. NASA spinoffs to public service

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    Ault, L. A.; Cleland, J. G.

    1989-01-01

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Technology Utilization (TU) Division of the Office of Commercial Programs has been quite successful in directing the transfer to technology into the public sector. NASA developments of particular interest have been those in the areas of aerodynamics and aviation transport, safety, sensors, electronics and computing, and satellites and remote sensing. NASA technology has helped law enforcement, firefighting, public transportation, education, search and rescue, and practically every other sector of activity serving the U.S. public. NASA works closely with public service agencies and associations, especially those serving local needs of citizens, to expedite technology transfer benefits. A number of examples exist to demonstrate the technology transfer method and opportunities of NASA spinoffs to public service.

  1. NASA spinoffs to public service

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Ault, L. A.; Cleland, J. G.

    1989-01-01

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Technology Utilization (TU) Division of the Office of Commercial Programs has been quite successful in directing the transfer to technology into the public sector. NASA developments of particular interest have been those in the areas of aerodynamics and aviation transport, safety, sensors, electronics and computing, and satellites and remote sensing. NASA technology has helped law enforcement, firefighting, public transportation, education, search and rescue, and practically every other sector of activity serving the U.S. public. NASA works closely with public service agencies and associations, especially those serving local needs of citizens, to expedite technology transfer benefits. A number of examples exist to demonstrate the technology transfer method and opportunities of NASA spinoffs to public service.

  2. AMERICAN WOMEN, THE REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS OF THE COMMISSION.

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    KAPLAN, FRANCES BALGLEY, ED.; MEADE, MARGARET, ED.

    THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1963 BY PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY TO ANALYZE THE CONDITION OF WOMEN IN THE UNITED STATES TODAY, REVIEW ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN IMPROVING THEIR STATUS, AND RECOMMEND MEANS OF OVERCOMING DISCRIMINATIONS IN EMPLOYMENT AND SERVICES THAT WILL HELP WOMEN CONTINUE THEIR ROLE AS WIVES AND…

  3. 77 FR 43071 - MPS Customer Group v. Maine Public Service Company; Notice of Complaint

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    ... Energy Regulatory Commission MPS Customer Group v. Maine Public Service Company; Notice of Complaint Take... Commission (Commission); 18 CFR 385.206, MPS Customer Group (Complainant) filed a formal complaint against... Complainant certifies that copies of the complaint were served on the contacts for the Respondent. Any...

  4. 77 FR 40032 - Maine Public Service Company; Notice of Initiation of Proceeding and Refund Effective Date

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    ... Energy Regulatory Commission Maine Public Service Company; Notice of Initiation of Proceeding and Refund... determine the justness and reasonableness of the proposed formula rate by Maine Public Service Company. Maine Public Service Company, 139 FERC ] 61,262 (2012). The refund effective date in Docket No. EL12-76...

  5. 75 FR 857 - Public Service Company of Colorado; Notice of Filing

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    ... Energy Regulatory Commission Public Service Company of Colorado; Notice of Filing December 29, 2009. Take notice that on November 23, 2009, Public Service Company of Colorado filed its response to the Federal... ] 61,055 (2009) (October 22 Order), to consider the justness and reasonableness of Public Service...

  6. 78 FR 19477 - Public Service Company of Colorado; Notice of Settlement Agreement and Soliciting Comments

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    ... Energy Regulatory Commission Public Service Company of Colorado; Notice of Settlement Agreement and....: P-2351-017. c. Date filed: March 22, 2013. d. Applicant: Public Service Company of Colorado. e. Name... Public Service Company of Colorado (PSCo) filed the Settlement Agreement on behalf of itself and the U.S...

  7. Multi-stakeholder perspectives of locally commissioned enhanced optometric services

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    Baker, H; Harper, R A; Edgar, D F; Lawrenson, J G

    2016-01-01

    efficiently. Conclusions Locally commissioned schemes can be a positive experience for all involved. With appropriate training, clear referral pathways and good communication, community optometrists can offer high-quality services that are highly acceptable to patients, health professionals and commissioners. PMID:27798000

  8. Academic Public Relations Curricula: How They Compare with the Bateman-Cutlip Commission Standards.

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    McCartney, Hunter P.

    To see what effect the 1975 Bateman-Cutlip Commission's recommendations have had on improving public relations education in the United States, 173 questionnaires were sent to colleges or universities with accredited or comprehensive programs in public relations. Responding to five basic assumptions underlying the commission's recommendations,…

  9. 47 CFR 22.409 - Developmental authorization for a new Public Mobile Service or technology.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... Mobile Service or technology. 22.409 Section 22.409 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) COMMON CARRIER SERVICES PUBLIC MOBILE SERVICES Developmental Authorizations § 22.409 Developmental authorization for a new Public Mobile Service or technology. The FCC may grant applications...

  10. 16 CFR 1013.4 - Public attendance at Commission meetings.

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    2010-01-01

    ... participation except where, by majority vote, the Commission determines that data or views from certain members... criminal investigation, or by an agency conducting a lawful national security intelligence investigation...

  11. 16 CFR 1013.4 - Public attendance at Commission meetings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... participation except where, by majority vote, the Commission determines that data or views from certain members... criminal investigation, or by an agency conducting a lawful national security intelligence investigation...

  12. 77 FR 51787 - Notice of Commission Meeting and Public Hearing

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    ... office building located at 25 State Police Drive, West Trenton, New Jersey. The morning conference... Secretary, P.O. Box 7360, 25 State Police Drive, West Trenton, NJ 08628; by fax to Commission...

  13. A clean bill of health? The efficacy of an NHS commissioned outsourced police custody healthcare service.

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    de Viggiani, Nick

    2013-08-01

    Police custody healthcare services for detainees in the UK are most commonly outsourced to independent healthcare providers who employ custody nurses and forensic physicians to deliver forensic healthcare services. A pilot was introduced in 2008 by the Department of Health to explore the efficacy of commissioning custody healthcare via the NHS, in the wake of the 2005-2006 shift of prison healthcare to the NHS. The objective was to improve quality and accountability through NHS commissioning and the introduction of NHS governance to the management and delivery of custody healthcare. This article discusses key themes that arose from the project evaluation, which focused on the commissioning relationship between the police, the NHS commissioner and the private healthcare provider. The evaluation observed an evolving relationship between the police, the local NHS and the front-line nurses, which was complicated by the quite distinctive professional values and ideologies operating, with their contrasting organisational imperatives and discordant values and principles. A key challenge for commissioners is to develop synergy between operational and strategically located stakeholders so that they can work effectively towards common goals. Government policy appears to remain focused on creating safe, supportive and humane custody environments that balance criminal justice and health imperatives and support the rights and needs of detainees, victims, professionals and the public. This remains an ambitious agenda and presents a major challenge for new criminal justice health partnerships. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd and Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine. All rights reserved.

  14. Tensions in commissioning: services for children's speech, language and communication needs in one English region.

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    Davies, Karen; Davies, Peter

    2012-04-01

    To investigate the tensions faced in commissioning services for children's speech, language and communication needs and to identify variation in commissioning practice in response to these tensions. Quantitative and qualitative evidence from a review of speech, language and communication services in one English region, focused on three case studies. The case studies reveal variation in practice in relation to commissioning tensions generated by: low incidence/high needs cases, blurred boundaries between health and education, multi-agency working, parental voice and service development. The introduction of commissioning and models of practice such as 'the commissioning cycle' has left huge variation between localities in levels and type of provision for these services. Large variation in commissioning practice is associated with commissioners' adoption of one of three models: a market model, an integrated model and a top-up model.

  15. Public Service: Our New Mission.

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    Checkoway, Barry

    2000-01-01

    Discusses the increasing interest on college campuses in public service, and reports on 1998, 1999, and 2000 national conferences on "Strategies for Renewing the Civic Mission of the American Research University." Notes conference recommendations, such as establishment of a permanent Institute for Education for Democracy. Stresses importance of…

  16. No Previous Public Services Required

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    Taylor, Kelley R.

    2009-01-01

    In 2007, the Supreme Court heard a case that involved the question of whether a school district could be required to reimburse parents who unilaterally placed their child in private school when the child had not previously received special education and related services in a public institution ("Board of Education v. Tom F."). The…

  17. No Previous Public Services Required

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    Taylor, Kelley R.

    2009-01-01

    In 2007, the Supreme Court heard a case that involved the question of whether a school district could be required to reimburse parents who unilaterally placed their child in private school when the child had not previously received special education and related services in a public institution ("Board of Education v. Tom F."). The…

  18. A national public health service.

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    Galbraith, N S

    1981-01-01

    The development of the British public health services is briefly reviewed and it is suggested that two types of epidemiologist (Community Physician) are necessary in each locality: one concerned with medical administration and health care planning-the medical administrator, and the other with the prevention of disease-the clinical epidemiologist. A new nation public health service is proposed to revive disease prevention with four main features: (1) A district Clinical Epidemiologist who is a member of the district department of community medicine with responsibility for prevention but with no district administrative duties. (2) A District Epidemiology Unit comprising other appropriate staff. (3) National specialist epidemiology units within the NHS with service roles to support and coordinate the District Clinical Epidemiologists. (4) A national authority within the NHS with responsibility for prevention and for administering the national specialist units. PMID:7007637

  19. 76 FR 31390 - Public Hearing and Commission Meeting

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    2011-05-31

    ... certain water resources projects; (4) action on seven projects involving a diversion; (5) an... of the Water Resources of the Susquehanna River Basin. Details concerning the matters to be addressed... proposed Water Resources Program and an accompanying presentation on the Commission's Chesapeake Bay...

  20. First Annual Report of the Commission on Indian Services. Submitted to Members of the Fifty-Ninth Legislative Assembly and the Governor of the State of Oregon.

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    Commission on Indian Services, Salem, OR.

    Highlighted in this report is the 1976-77 work of the ten member Commission on Indian Services which was established in 1976 to compile information on services available to Indians, to develop programs to inform Indians of services available to them, to develop programs to make Indian wants and needs known to public and private agencies, and to…

  1. 'Calling executives and clinicians to account': user involvement in commissioning cancer services.

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    Evans, David H; Bacon, Roger J; Greer, Elizabeth; Stagg, Angela M; Turton, Pat

    2015-08-01

    English NHS guidance emphasizes the importance of involving users in commissioning cancer services. There has been considerable previous research on involving users in service improvement, but not on involvement in commissioning cancer services. To identify how users were involved as local cancer service commissioning projects sought to implement good practice and what has been learned. Participatory evaluation with four qualitative case studies based on semi-structured interviews with project stakeholders, observation and documentary analysis. Users were involved in every stage from design to analysis and reporting. Four English cancer network user involvement in commissioning projects, with 22 stakeholders interviewed. Thematic analysis identified nine themes: initial involvement, preparation for the role, ability to exercise voice, consistency and continuity, where decisions are made, closing the feedback loop, assessing impact, value of experience and diversity. Our findings on the impact of user involvement in commissioning cancer services are consistent with other findings on user involvement in service improvement, but highlight the specific issues for involvement in commissioning. Key points include the different perspectives users and professionals may have on the impact of user involvement in commissioning, the time necessary for meaningful involvement, the importance of involving users from the beginning and the value of senior management and PPI facilitator support and training. Users can play an important role in commissioning cancer services, but their ability to do so is contingent on resources being available to support them. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  2. Clinical directors' views of centralisation and commissioning of cleft services in the U.K.

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    Searle, Aidan; Scott, Julia K; Sandy, Jonathan; Ness, Andrew; Waylen, Andrea

    2015-01-22

    To determine the views of Clinical Directors working in the United Kingdom (U.K.) Cleft Service with regard to centralisation, commissioning and impact on cleft service provision. In-depth qualitative interviews were conducted with 11 Clinical Directors representing regional cleft services. Interviews were transcribed verbatim, a coding frame was developed by two researchers and transcripts were coded using a thematic, 'interpretive' approach. Clinical Directors perceived the commissioning of cleft services in the U.K. to be dependent upon historical agreements and individual negotiation despite service centralisation. Furthermore, Clinical Directors perceived unfairness in the commissioning and funding of cleft services and reported inconsistencies in funding models and service costs that have implications for delivering an equitable cleft service with an effective Multidisciplinary Team. National Health Service (NHS) commissioning bodies can learn lessons from the centralisation of cleft care. Clinical Directors' accounts of their relationships with specialist commissioning bodies and their perspectives of funding cleft services may serve to increase parity and improve the commissioning of cleft services in the U.K.

  3. 75 FR 80526 - Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Advisory Commission; Notice of Public Meeting

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    2010-12-22

    ... National Park Service Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Advisory Commission; Notice of... hereby given that a meeting of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Advisory Commission... INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin Brandt, Superintendent, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park,...

  4. 77 FR 64984 - Public Service Company of Colorado; Notice of Technical Conference

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    ... Energy Regulatory Commission Public Service Company of Colorado; Notice of Technical Conference Take notice that a technical conference will be held to discuss the Agreement-in-Principle between the Public Service Company of Colorado, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife...

  5. 78 FR 21919 - Public Availability of Fiscal Year 2012 Service Contract Inventory

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    ... COMMISSION Public Availability of Fiscal Year 2012 Service Contract Inventory AGENCY: Commodity Futures... Inventory. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions regarding the Service Contract Inventory should be... notifying the public of the availability of the agency's FY 2012 Service Contract Inventory. CFTC has...

  6. 19 CFR 210.50 - Commission action, the public interest, and bonding by respondents.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 3 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Commission action, the public interest, and bonding by respondents. 210.50 Section 210.50 Customs Duties UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION... terminations by settlement agreement, consent order, or arbitration agreement under § 210.21 (b), (c) or (d...

  7. 75 FR 6663 - Notice of Public Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission...

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    ... COMMISSION Notice of Public Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission... or other forms of information technology and (e) ways to further reduce the information burden for... collection of information is contained in Sections 154(i), 303 and 308 of the Communications Act of 1934, as...

  8. 78 FR 64500 - World War One Centennial Commission; Notification of Upcoming Public Advisory Meeting

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    ... ADMINISTRATION World War One Centennial Commission; Notification of Upcoming Public Advisory Meeting AGENCY: World War One Centennial Commission. ACTION: Meeting notice. SUMMARY: Notice of this meeting is being... notice provides the schedule and agenda for the November 15, 2013, meeting of the World War One...

  9. 16 CFR 1101.12 - Commission must disclose information to the public.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 16 Commercial Practices 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Commission must disclose information to the public. 1101.12 Section 1101.12 Commercial Practices CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY ACT REGULATIONS INFORMATION DISCLOSURE UNDER SECTION 6(b) OF THE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY ACT Information Subject to Notice and...

  10. 75 FR 23242 - International Whaling Commission; 62nd Annual Meeting; Announcement of Public Meetings

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    ... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XV74 International Whaling Commission; 62nd Annual... International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting. DATES: The public meetings will be held May 20 and May 26, 2010... the Regulation of Whaling, 1946. The U.S. Commissioner has responsibility for the preparation and...

  11. 76 FR 30921 - International Whaling Commission; 63rd Annual Meeting; Announcement of Public Meetings

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    ... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XA459 International Whaling Commission; 63rd... annual International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting. DATES: The public meetings will be held June 14... International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling, 1946. The U.S. Commissioner has responsibility for the...

  12. 77 FR 25408 - International Whaling Commission; 64th Annual Meeting; Announcement of Public Meetings

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    ... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XB150 International Whaling Commission; 64th... annual International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting. DATES: The public meeting will be held June 5... the United States under the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling, 1946. The U.S. IWC...

  13. 75 FR 142 - Public Service Company of Colorado; Notice of Settlement Agreement and Soliciting Comments and...

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    ... No.: P-400-051. c. Date Filed: December 23, 2009. d. Applicant: Public Service Company of Colorado... Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Randy Rhodes, Public Service Company of...: E9-31092] DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 400-051] Public...

  14. 77 FR 28372 - South Carolina Public Service Authority; Notice of Application for Amendment of License and...

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    ... hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection: a..., 2012. d. Applicant: South Carolina Public Service Authority. e. Name of Project: Santee-Cooper... Contact: Mr. David L. Evans, Manager, Property Management, South Carolina Public Service Authority, P.O...

  15. Jobs in Public Service. Job Family Series.

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    Science Research Associates, Inc., Chicago, IL.

    The booklet describes jobs in public service. The introductory chapter provides a definition and overview of public service work. Following chapters describe various levels of public service including: (1) neighborhood workers--letter carriers and postal employees, fire fighters, police officers, service repair workers, and bus drivers; (2) city…

  16. 75 FR 14595 - Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission...

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    ... conditions, to Verizon and Qwest. See Service Quality, Customer Satisfaction, Infrastructure and Operating... accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the...

  17. 75 FR 34451 - Public Meeting of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues

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    .../233-3960. E-mail: info@bioethics.gov . Web site: http://www.bioethics.gov . SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting agenda will be posted at http://www.bioethics.gov . The Commission encourages public...

  18. A history of PAs in the US Public Health Service.

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    McKinnon, Mark F; Elizondo, Epifanio; Bonfiglio, Susan M; Hunter-Buskey, Robin N; Placide, Frances P; Bunnell, Rebecca A

    2016-12-01

    Since 1798, the men and women of the Commissioned Corps of the US Public Health Service (USPHS), one of the seven US uniformed services, have served on the front lines of public health. Two hundred years after the start of the USPHS, the first physician assistant (PA) entered the service to carry on the tradition of protecting, promoting, and advancing the health and safety of the nation. These dedicated clinicians are involved in healthcare delivery to underserved and vulnerable populations, disease control and prevention, biomedical research, food and drug regulation, and national and international response efforts for natural and man-made disasters. This article describes how PAs in the Commissioned Corps of the USPHS have impacted the health and safety of not only the United States but also the international community.

  19. The Motivational Bases of Public Service.

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    Perry, James L.; Wise, Lois Recascino

    1990-01-01

    Suggests that, although a crisis in government service is widely recognized, understanding the motives of public servants and the way to stimulate public service motivation are at a preliminary stage. (Author)

  20. 77 FR 9225 - Pioneer Transmission, LLC v. Northern Indiana Public Service Company Midwest Independent...

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    2012-02-16

    ... accordance with FERC's order approving transmission rate incentives for Pioneer. Pioneer certifies that... Energy Regulatory Commission Pioneer Transmission, LLC v. Northern Indiana Public Service Company Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, Inc.; Notice of Complaint Take notice that on February 8,...

  1. Developing world class commissioning competencies in care services in England: the role of the service improvement agency.

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    Cornes, Michelle; Manthorpe, Jill; Huxley, Peter; Waddington, Paul; Stevens, Martin; Evans, Sherrill

    2010-05-01

    This article provides an insight into the support needs of health and social care commissioners seeking to develop world class commissioning competencies and the role of service improvement agencies in meeting these needs. Reporting findings from the evaluation of one service improvement agency based in England, we focus on the 'improvement supports' (the products and services) that were delivered by the 'Care Services Improvement Partnership' through its 'Better Commissioning Programme'. In-depth interviews were carried out with 25 care commissioners (n = 25) exploring how the Programme was used in their day to day work, its perceived value and limitations. Given the lack of employer-led training and induction we conclude that service improvement agencies play an important role in developing commissioners' skills and competencies. However, we suggest that achieving world class commissioning may depend on a more fundamental rethink of commissioning organisations' approaches to learning and development.

  2. 47 CFR 0.420 - Other Commission publications.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... publications may be purchased from the Superintendent of Documents: (a) Statistics of Communications Common...) Television Network Program Procurement Report, 2d Interim Report, Part 2, by the Office of Network...

  3. Automobile Service Information in the Public Library.

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    Pankl, Robert R.

    1992-01-01

    Advocates providing automobile repair and service information in public libraries, and discusses collection development issues, reference services, and problems in making repair manuals available. Describes the collection and services for patrons in Tacoma Public Library and results of a survey of other public libraries holding automobile repair…

  4. Tracking the Reliability of the U.S. Electric Power System: An Assessment of Publicly Available Information Reported to State Public Utility Commissions

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    LaCommare, Kristina H.; Eto, Joseph H.

    2008-10-10

    Large blackouts, such as the August 14-15, 2003 blackout in the northeasternUnited States and Canada, focus attention on the importance of reliable electric service. As public and private efforts are undertaken to improve reliability and prevent power interruptions, it is appropriate to assess their effectiveness. Measures of reliability, such as the frequency and duration of power interruptions, have been reported by electric utilities to state public utility commissions for many years. This study examines current state and utility practices for collecting and reporting electricity reliability information and discusses challenges that arise in assessing reliability because of differences among these practices. The study is based primarily on reliability information for 2006 reported by 123 utilities to 37 state public utility commissions.

  5. Minimum Standards for Police Services. A Report of the Police Standards Committee to the Governor's Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice.

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    Governor's Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice, Cockeysville, MD.

    The publication enumerates the minimum standards for police services in Maryland which were developed by the Police Standards Committee of the Maryland Governor's Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice. They are the result of intensive study after a series of public hearings held throughout the State at which testimony was…

  6. 39 CFR 3001.43 - Public attendance at Commission meetings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... participate in open meetings. They may record the proceedings, provided they use battery-operated recording... matter of the meeting, whether it is to be open or closed to the public, and the name and phone number of... meeting, whether the meeting is open or closed, any change in one of the preceding, and the name and...

  7. 76 FR 72023 - Public Hearing and Commission Meeting

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    ...), LLC (Pine Creek) (Docket No. 20081203), Cummings Township, Lycoming County, Pa. 2. Project Sponsor and... Township, Centre County, Pa. 3. Project Sponsor and Facility: Possum Valley Municipal Authority (Docket No. 20090636), Menallen Township, Adams County, Pa. Public Hearing--Projects Scheduled for Action: 1. Project...

  8. 75 FR 6339 - California Public Utilities Commission Petition for Rulemaking

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    2010-02-09

    ... wireless voice and data communications networks, it is critical that the CPUC have access to the same level... protecting public health and safety through monitoring of communications network functionality'' without... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL...

  9. Report of the 1981 Commission on Public Relations Education.

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    Smith, Kenneth Owler

    1982-01-01

    Summarizes efforts to (1) review the undergraduate curricula; (2) design a "model" curriculum for graduate studies; and (3) recommend support courses for public relations students. Reports, among other findings, that a "model" already exists, and elements are shared by top-ranked universities in the field. For journal…

  10. 77 FR 58204 - International Joint Commission Invites Public Comment on Upper Great Lakes Report via...

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    2012-09-19

    ... International Joint Commission Invites Public Comment on Upper Great Lakes Report via Teleconference and Extends... teleconference to invite public comment on the final report of its International Upper Great Lakes Study Board, Lake Superior Regulation: Addressing Uncertainty in Upper Great Lakes Water Levels. The teleconference...

  11. 77 FR 25162 - Golden Spread Electric Cooperative, Inc. v. Southwestern Public Service Company; Notice of Complaint

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    2012-04-27

    ... Public Service Company (Respondent or SPS) alleges that the formula rate of Replacement Power Sales... Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Golden Spread Electric Cooperative, Inc. v. Southwestern Public Service Company; Notice of Complaint Take notice that on April 20, 2012, pursuant to sections 201, 206...

  12. 78 FR 46332 - Golden Spread Electric Cooperative, Inc. v. Southwestern Public Service Company; Notice of Complaint

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    2013-07-31

    ... Energy Regulatory Commission Golden Spread Electric Cooperative, Inc. v. Southwestern Public Service Company; Notice of Complaint Take notice that on July 19, 2013, Golden Spread Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Golden Spread or Complainant) filed a formal complaint against Southwestern Public Service Company (SPS...

  13. 78 FR 16496 - Public Service Company of Colorado; Notice Revising Precedural Schedule

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    ... Energy Regulatory Commission Public Service Company of Colorado; Notice Revising Precedural Schedule On... the Public Service Company of Colorado's Cabin Creek Pumped Storage Project No. 2351, located on the South Clear Creek and its tributary Cabin Creek in Clear Creek County, Colorado. The project, as...

  14. 75 FR 43967 - Public Service Company of Colorado; Notice of Filing

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    2010-07-27

    ... Energy Regulatory Commission Public Service Company of Colorado; Notice of Filing July 19, 2010. Take notice that on June 18, 2010, in Docket No. ER10-192-004, Public Service Company of Colorado (PSCo) filed... PSCo and Black Hills/Colorado Electric Utility Company regarding the PSCo Rate Application. On July 14...

  15. 75 FR 4546 - Central Vermont Public Service Corporation; Notice of Application for Amendment of License and...

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    2010-01-28

    ... Energy Regulatory Commission Central Vermont Public Service Corporation; Notice of Application for...: December 7, 2009. d. Applicant: Central Vermont Public Service Corporation. e. Name of Project: Lamoille... County, Vermont. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)--825(r). h. Application...

  16. 75 FR 22772 - Cargill Power Markets, LLC, Complainant v. Public Service Company of New Mexico, Respondent...

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    ... Energy Regulatory Commission Cargill Power Markets, LLC, Complainant v. Public Service Company of New..., 18 CFR 385.206 (2009), and section 206 of the Federal Power Act (FPA), 16 U.S.C. 824e (2006), Cargill Power Markets, LLC (Complainant) filed a formal complaint against Public Service Company of New...

  17. 78 FR 17652 - Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. v. Public Service Company of New Mexico...

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    2013-03-22

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. v. Public Service... Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission), 18 CFR 385.206 and 18 CFR 385.212, Tri-State Generation and...

  18. Regulatory capture and the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission toward a new regulatory theory

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    Hartley, D.W.; Leduc, E.C.

    1995-03-01

    Regulators operate in a constantly changing environment characterized by new technologies, increased competition in regulated fields, and heightened environmental awareness. In such an environment, they must maintain a balance between the customers` interest in low rates for safe and reliable utility service, and the need to maintain solvent utilities that have the ability to attract capital at a reasonable cost. Concentration on either end of that balance by a regulatory agency during any particular period brings almost inevitably, charges of unfairness by champions representing the other side of the balance. If, for example, a Public Utilities Commission (PUC) sees the need to concentrate on the financial health of the utilities under its jurisdiction, consumers will likely feel the sting of rate increases. In the author`s view, Capture Theory, a theory of regulatory behavior which held sway for decades, resulted from scholars viewing regulatory agencies during the part of a cycle of regulation, when the concentration was on that side of the issue. But even while the various forms of Capture Theory were ascendant in the mid-1970`s, events in the field of public utility regulation were serving to refute them all. {open_quotes}Instead of having the happy task of presiding over a process that seemed to bestow benefits upon everyone, regulators in the 1970`s were faced with the unpleasant duty of allocating misery among rival and intensely vocal groups.{close_quotes}

  19. Can mental health commissions really drive reform? Towards better resourcing, services, accountability and stakeholder engagement.

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    Rosenberg, Sebastian; Rosen, Alan

    2012-06-01

    In this second and final part of this series about mental health commissions, we consider the extent to which it is possible to find hard evidence that these new structures really can drive mental health reform. Four key domains of improvement are established for the purposes of this review: do commissions lead to better resources, better services, better accountability and better stakeholder engagement? A review of the evidence from both Australia and overseas is presented. The article also considers how the commissions, federal and state, will organise their relationships productively to avoid duplication and promote synergy. What of those jurisdictions without commissions? Is this genuine national reform or merely more piecemeal activity in mental health? The authors have been informed by the varying structures and functions of mental health commissions internationally and were part of the New South Wales taskforce to establish a mental health commission. They had the opportunity to visit the Western Australian and New Zealand Commissions as part of this process. Addressing mental illness requires a joined up approach to government and services. Commissions offer a new organisational structure designed to deliver this contiguity. There is also evidence that nascent and established commissions are delivering real reforms, including in terms of additional resources and influence. Without concerted efforts to coordinate activity, the intersection between federal and state commissions will be confused and duplications might arise. The paper calls for a new network of commissions to be established across Australia and New Zealand, to share resources and common tasks, clarify roles and build common approaches.

  20. Strategic management of Public Hospitals' medical services.

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    Hao, Aimin; Yi, Tao; Li, Xia; Wei, Lei; Huang, Pei; Xu, Xinzhou; Yi, Lihua

    2016-01-01

    Purpose: The quality of medical services provided by competing public hospitals is the primary consideration of the public in determining the selection of a specific hospital for treatment. The main objective of strategic planning is to improve the quality of public hospital medical services. This paper provides an introduction to the history, significance, principles and practices of public hospital medical service strategy, as well as advancing the opinion that public hospital service strategy must not merely aim to produce but actually result in the highest possible level of quality, convenience, efficiency and patient satisfaction.

  1. Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue? Reviewing the evidence on commissioning and health services.

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    Robinson, Suzanne; Dickinson, Helen; Durrington, Learne

    2016-01-01

    The concept of commissioning is starting to gain traction in the Australian health system. Primary Care Networks began operations in July 2015 with a remit around commissioning health services. Despite the centrality of this concept, we know relatively little about commissioning in Australia. Other systems have experimented with it for some time, and this paper reviews the evidence and lessons inherent within the international literature. The study defines commissioning, and explores experiences of others who have adopted commissioning approaches and the evidence concerning the outcomes of these experiments. Commissioning is a difficult topic in many senses and its application to a complex area such as health reform can make it even more challenging. Ultimately, this evidence suggests that commissioning is more than simply a technical or operational process, but one that is value-based and relational. This is not to downplay the technical aspects, which in many jurisdictions have resulted in explicit and evidenced-based approaches to planning and priority setting. However, if new commissioning organisations, such as Primary Health Networks, are to have an impact, they need to balance the operational and relational elements of commissioning.

  2. Public Broadcasting's Services for the American People.

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    Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC.

    The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), a private, non-profit corporation, was created to develop public telecommunications services of the highest quality to serve the American people. This booklet reviews the services to the American people that have been undertaken by CPB and public broadcasters nationwide. They include important…

  3. Public Service Communications Satellite User Requirements Workshop

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Wolff, E. A.

    1977-01-01

    Information on user requirements for public service communications was acquired to provide the basis of a study to determine the optimum satellite system to satisfy user requirements. The concept for such a system is described: Topics discussed included requirements for data and message services, elementary and secondary education, extension and continuing education, environmental communications, library services, medical education, medical services, public broadcasting, public safety, religious applications, state and local communications, and voluntary services. Information was also obtained on procedures to follow to make the transfer to commercial services.

  4. Guidance for commissioning NHS England dental conscious sedation services: a framework tool.

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    Howlett, Paul

    2014-01-01

    Conscious sedation is an integral part of modern day dental care and should be delivered through a high quality, effective and evidence-based approach. Commissioning of NHS dental services in England is currently under review by NHS England and the National Dental Commissioning Group. This group has identified the management of vulnerable people including anxious patients, as one of its priorities. The Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry (SAAD) believes this provides an opportunity to influence the commissioning of NHS conscious sedation services. With this aim in mind,"Guidance for Commissioning NHS England Dental Conscious Sedation Services: A Framework Tool" was developed. This guidance proposes a common approach to the organisation of NHS dental conscious sedation services in England, advocating the provision of Tier 1 and Tier 2 services in all regions. Its ethos is a"hub and spoke" model of service delivery with patient assessment delivered by experienced and well trained dental sedationists at its core. In line with the recent Francis Report fundamental standards for all aspects of dental conscious sedation practice are outlined, supported by a robust and predictable quality assurance process. This work has been shared with key stakeholders in NHS England including the Chief Dental Officer and the Head of Primary Care Commissioning.

  5. 47 CFR 22.409 - Developmental authorization for a new Public Mobile Service or technology.

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    2012-10-01

    ... Mobile Service or technology. 22.409 Section 22.409 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION... Developmental authorization for a new Public Mobile Service or technology. The FCC may grant applications for... Service or a new technology not regularly authorized under this part, subject to the requirements of...

  6. 26 CFR 1.61-2 - Compensation for services, including fees, commissions, and similar items.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Compensation for services, including fees, commissions, and similar items. 1.61-2 Section 1.61-2 Internal Revenue INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY (CONTINUED) INCOME TAX (CONTINUED) INCOME TAXES (CONTINUED) Definition of Gross Income, Adjusted Gross Income, and Taxable Income...

  7. The President's New Freedom Commission: Capitalizing on Opportunities to Advance School-Based Mental Health Services

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    Mills, Carrie; Stephan, Sharon Hoover; Moore, Elizabeth; Weist, Mark D.; Daly, Brian P.; Edwards, Michele

    2006-01-01

    The report from President George W. Bush's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health (NFC), "Achieving the Promise: Transforming Mental Health Care in America"(2003), proposes goals and recommendations for improving mental health services. This report has significant implications for the delivery of mental health services through the schools. A…

  8. From service delivery to solution delivery: commissioning for health improvement.

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    Shircore, Richard; Ladbury, Patrick

    2009-11-01

    The further division of responsibilities between commissioners and providers in England will have far-reaching consequences and opportunities for developing and enhancing health improvement. Commissioners will have the opportunity to craft local solutions to local issues. To be effective, these local responses need to tackle the core determinants of health and to build the social capital that is at the heart of all communities that enjoy high standards of health. This paper argues that the new arrangements mark an evolution of the Beveridge model of healthcare (centralized, top down and professionally prescribed) to a post-Beveridge model characterized by it being decentralized, localized and utilizing professional skills in the pursuit of client and community satisfaction and engagement rather than a narrowly defined professional perspective. This paper indicates some of the key conceptual changes commissioners need to employ to take advantage of the emerging opportunities. It is argued that the new arrangements will only be fully effective if commissioners of health improvement programmes ensure they factor in health promotion and social marketing expertise, both in the strategic and operational phases of commissioning. Finally, predictions are made about changes in the values and characteristics of current health improvement organizations.

  9. Our Children Our Future. The Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Delivery of Programs and Services in Primary, Elementary, Secondary Education. Commissioned Studies.

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    Williams, Leonard, Ed.; Press, Harold, Ed.

    This book contains 22 background papers or research studies, which were commissioned in 1990 by the Royal Commission of Inquiry, Newfoundland (Canada), to assess the delivery of services in primary, elementary, and secondary education. Part 1, "Historical Features," includes: (1) "A Historical Overview of Developments in…

  10. Commissioning continence services--turning policy into action.

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    Thomas, Sue

    2004-05-18

    Incontinence of urine and faeces is a major issue in health care today. The financial cost is enormous with the NHS purchasing an annual 80 m Pounds worth of absorbent products alone (Euromonitor, 1999). But the financial cost is only part of the equation. Incontinence also has a considerable impact on the quality of life of those who experience it. The nature and impact on quality of life varies among individuals. However, where expert services are available cure rates can exceed 50 per cent (Royal College of Physicians, 1995). This suggests that specialist continence services have a vital role to play in helping patients improve their incontinence or manage their continence problems more effectively.

  11. 76 FR 7569 - Public Meeting of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues

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    2011-02-10

    ...-mail: Hillary.Viers@bioethics.gov . Additional information may be obtained at http://www.bioethics.gov.... The meeting will also be webcast at http://www.bioethics.gov . Under authority of Executive Order....bioethics.gov . The Commission welcomes input from anyone wishing to provide public comment on any...

  12. 76 FR 21369 - Public Meeting of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues

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    2011-04-15

    ...: Hillary.Viers@bioethics.gov . Additional information may be obtained at http://www.bioethics.gov... available. The meeting will also be webcast at http://www.bioethics.gov . Under authority of Executive Order....bioethics.gov . The Commission welcomes input from anyone wishing to provide public comment on any...

  13. Faculty Salaries at California's Public Universities, 2007-08. Commission Report 07-15

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    California Postsecondary Education Commission, 2007

    2007-01-01

    To prepare this report, the Commission examined faculty salary data supplied by the University of California (UC) and the California State University (CSU) systems. This report compares faculty salaries at California's public universities with faculty salaries at comparable institutions of higher education. Based on five-year trend projections,…

  14. 47 CFR 0.459 - Requests that materials or information submitted to the Commission be withheld from public...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL COMMISSION ORGANIZATION General Information Public Information and Inspection of Records § 0.459 Requests that materials or information submitted to the Commission... 47 Telecommunication 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Requests that materials or information...

  15. Challenges of commissioning and contracting for integrated care in the National Health Service (NHS) in England.

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    Addicott, Rachael

    2016-01-01

    For many years there has been a separation between purchasing and provision of services in the English National Health Service (NHS). Many studies report that this commissioning function has been weak: purchasers have had little impact or power in negotiations with large acute providers, and have had limited strategic control over the delivery of care. Nevertheless, commissioning has become increasingly embedded in the NHS structure since the arrival of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in 2012. Recently, some of these CCGs have focused on how they can contract and commission in different ways to stimulate greater collaboration across providers. This paper examines experiences of commissioning and contracting for integrated care in the English NHS, based on a series of national-level interviews and case studies of five health economies that are implementing novel contracting models. The cases illustrated here demonstrate early experiments to drive innovation through contracting in the NHS that have largely relied on the vision of individual teams or leaders, in combination with external legal, procurement and actuarial support. It is unlikely that this approach will be sustainable or replicable across the country or internationally, despite the best intentions of commissioners. Designing and operating novel contractual approaches will require considerable determination, alongside advanced skills in procurement, contract management and commissioning. The cost of developing new contractual approaches is high, and as the process is difficult and resource-intensive, it is likely that dedicated teams or programs will be required to drive significant improvement.

  16. Public Service Occupations: Grade 8. Cluster I

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    Calhoun, Olivia H.

    A curriculum guide for grade 8, the document is devoted to the occupational cluster "Public Service Occupations." It is divided into six units: education, public utilities, community social and health services, law enforcement agencies, fire departments, and the postal system. Each unit is introduced by a statement of the topic, the…

  17. Internet Public Library: Same Metaphors, New Service.

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    American Libraries, 1997

    1997-01-01

    A discussion with the staff of the Internet Public Library (IPL), which began as a project at the University of Michigan, highlights its role in supplementing local public library services; classification; collection development policies; and the impact of legislation, copyright, and universal service on IPL. A sidebar presents IPL user…

  18. 29 CFR 516.16 - Commission employees of a retail or service establishment exempt from overtime pay requirements...

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    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Commission employees of a retail or service establishment... Act; Other Special Requirements § 516.16 Commission employees of a retail or service establishment... of a retail or service establishment exempt from the overtime pay requirements of the Act pursuant to...

  19. 29 CFR 516.16 - Commission employees of a retail or service establishment exempt from overtime pay requirements...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 3 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Commission employees of a retail or service establishment... Act; Other Special Requirements § 516.16 Commission employees of a retail or service establishment... of a retail or service establishment exempt from the overtime pay requirements of the Act pursuant to...

  20. 29 CFR 516.16 - Commission employees of a retail or service establishment exempt from overtime pay requirements...

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    2013-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Commission employees of a retail or service establishment... Act; Other Special Requirements § 516.16 Commission employees of a retail or service establishment... of a retail or service establishment exempt from the overtime pay requirements of the Act pursuant to...

  1. 29 CFR 516.16 - Commission employees of a retail or service establishment exempt from overtime pay requirements...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 3 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Commission employees of a retail or service establishment... Act; Other Special Requirements § 516.16 Commission employees of a retail or service establishment... of a retail or service establishment exempt from the overtime pay requirements of the Act pursuant to...

  2. 29 CFR 516.16 - Commission employees of a retail or service establishment exempt from overtime pay requirements...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 3 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Commission employees of a retail or service establishment... Act; Other Special Requirements § 516.16 Commission employees of a retail or service establishment... of a retail or service establishment exempt from the overtime pay requirements of the Act pursuant to...

  3. Promises and perils of public deliberation: contrasting two national bioethics commissions on embryonic stem cell research.

    PubMed

    Cohen, Cynthia B

    2005-09-01

    National bioethics commissions have struggled to develop ethically warranted methods for conducting their deliberations. The National Bioethics Advisory Commission in its report on stem cell research adopted an approach to public deliberation indebted to Rawls in that it sought common ground consistent with shared values and beliefs at the foundation of a well-ordered democracy. In contrast, although the research cloning and stem cell reports of the President's Council on Bioethics reveal that it broached two different methods of public deliberation--balancing goods and following an overarching moral principle--it adopted neither. Thereupon its primer mover, Leon Kass, influenced particularly by the approach of Leo Strauss, sought to develop a method of public deliberation guided by tradition and practical wisdom. When this failed, the Council fell back on a method that took account of shared fundamental values of a free democracy--a method remarkable akin to that employed by the National Bioethics Advisory Commission. Respect for diverse reasonable conceptions of the good in a democratic polity requires national bioethics commissions to seek and incorporate that which is valuable in opposing positions.

  4. Orientation to Public Service Occupations. Curriculum Guide.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Vocational Education.

    Prepared as a tool for implementing a career education program, the guide is designed to help high school students and teachers explore career options available in the public services field. The eight major occupational groups covered in units are: (1) government agency management, (2) social and economic services, (3) educational services, (4)…

  5. Alabama Public Library Service, 1987 Annual Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Alabama Public Library Service, Montgomery.

    Designed to provide an overview of the range and quality of services provided by the Alabama Public Library Service (APLS), this annual report focuses on the 1987 activities of APLS. A report on the activities of the Library Development Division shows the allocation of state aid and Library Services and Construction Act (LCSA) Titles I and III…

  6. Transforming public utility commissions in the new regulatory environment: Some issues and ideas for managing change

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    Wirick, D.W.; Davis, V.W.; Burns, R.E.; Jones, D.N.

    1996-07-01

    In the face of sweeping changes in utility markets and regulatory practices, public utility commissions are being forced to change in fundamental ways--to substantially transform themselves rather than to make only incremental changes in their operations. Managing this process of radical change is complicated by the fact that for the foreseeable future some portions of utility markets (e.g., water utilities) will function much as they have before. Some envision commissions in the future that are more externally focussed, that rely more on dispute resolution than adjudicatory proceedings, that concentrate on identifying and understanding competitive markets, that are more automated, and that are more likely to question old assumptions and definitions. This report identifies the considerations commissions might apply for identifying what mix of skills or fields of experise should compromise the technical staff. Factors are also identified which point towards a sectoral arrangement of staff and those factors which point toward a functional approach.

  7. 78 FR 9602 - Amendment of the Commission's Rules To Allocate Spectrum and Adopt Service Rules and Procedures...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-02-11

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 47 CFR Part 25 Amendment of the Commission's Rules To Allocate Spectrum and Adopt Service Rules...) operating in accordance with the Commission's rules. The VMES rules promote spectrum sharing with...

  8. The road not taken: the 1945 Health Services Planning Commission proposals and physician remuneration in Saskatchewan.

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    Lawson, Gordon S

    2009-01-01

    This article examines the development of the medical services in Saskatchewan with respect to physician remuneration from 1915 to 1949. In particular, it seeks to determine why the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation government of T. C. Douglas did not follow the recommendations of its Health Services Planning Commission for the establishment of a state salaried medical service based on the province's salaried municipal doctor system. The validity of the explanations in the established historical accounts of this policy decision is assessed based on empirical evidence. It provides a clearer understanding of how and why fee-for-service payment became entrenched in Saskatchewan Medicare.

  9. Public Higher Education Reform Five Years after the Kellogg Commission on the Future of State and Land-Grant Universities

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    Byrne, John V.

    2006-01-01

    The Kellogg Commission on the Future of State and Land grant Universities existed between January 1996 and March 2000 in order to create an awareness among public universities of the need for higher education reform. The Commission, consisting of the presidents and chancellors of 25 major public universities, produced six reports and held numerous…

  10. 76 FR 53492 - South Carolina Public Service Authority (Also Referred to as Santee Cooper); Combined Licenses...

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    2011-08-26

    ... COMMISSION South Carolina Public Service Authority (Also Referred to as Santee Cooper); Combined Licenses for... as Santee Cooper), for two Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) part 52 combined... Service Authority (Also Referred to as Santee Cooper) Application for the Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station...

  11. 47 CFR 76.944 - Commission review of franchising authority decisions on rates for the basic service tier and...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Commission review of franchising authority... CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE Cable Rate Regulation § 76.944 Commission review of franchising authority... forum for appeals of decisions by franchising authorities on rates for the basic service tier...

  12. A public service communications satellite user brochure

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1977-01-01

    The capabilities of a proposed communications satellite that would be devoted to experiments and demonstrations of various public services is described. A Public Service Communications Satellite study was undertaken at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) to define the problems and opportunities of a renewed NASA role and the form such NASA involvement should take. The concept that has evolved has resulted from careful consideration of experiments that were already undertaken on existing satellites.

  13. 3 CFR - Delegation of Authority To Appoint Commissioned Officers of the Ready Reserve Corps of the Public...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... Officers of the Ready Reserve Corps of the Public Health Service Presidential Documents Other Presidential... Reserve Corps of the Public Health Service Memorandum for the Secretary of Health and Human Services By... under section 203 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended by Public Law 111-148, to appoint...

  14. 3 CFR - Delegation of Authority To Appoint Commissioned Officers of the Ready Reserve Corps of the Public...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... Officers of the Ready Reserve Corps of the Public Health Service Presidential Documents Other Presidential... Reserve Corps of the Public Health Service Memorandum for the Secretary of Health and Human Services By... under section 203 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended by Public Law 111-148, to...

  15. Obstacles to "race equality" in the English National Health Service: Insights from the healthcare commissioning arena.

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    Salway, Sarah; Mir, Ghazala; Turner, Daniel; Ellison, George T H; Carter, Lynne; Gerrish, Kate

    2016-03-01

    Inequitable healthcare access, experiences and outcomes across ethnic groups are of concern across many countries. Progress on this agenda appears limited in England given the apparently strong legal and policy framework. This disjuncture raises questions about how central government policy is translated into local services. Healthcare commissioning organisations are a potentially powerful influence on services, but have rarely been examined from an equity perspective. We undertook a mixed method exploration of English Primary Care Trust (PCT) commissioning in 2010-12, to identify barriers and enablers to commissioning that addresses ethnic healthcare inequities, employing:- in-depth interviews with 19 national Key Informants; documentation of 10 good practice examples; detailed case studies of three PCTs (70+ interviews; extensive observational work and documentary analysis); three national stakeholder workshops. We found limited and patchy attention to ethnic diversity and inequity within English healthcare commissioning. Marginalization of this agenda, along with ambivalence, a lack of clarity and limited confidence, perpetuated a reinforcing inter-play between individual managers, their organisational setting and the wider policy context. Despite the apparent contrary indications, ethnic equity was a peripheral concern within national healthcare policy; poorly aligned with other more dominant agendas. Locally, consideration of ethnicity was often treated as a matter of legal compliance rather than integral to understanding and meeting healthcare needs. Many managers and teams did not consider tackling ethnic healthcare inequities to be part-and-parcel of their job, lacked confidence and skills to do so, and questioned the legitimacy of such work. Our findings indicate the need to enhance the skills, confidence and competence of individual managers and commissioning teams and to improve organizational structures and processes that support attention to ethnic

  16. A Comparative Study of Job Burnout in Army Public Affairs Commissioned Officers and Department of the Army Civilians.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Brokke, Mervin E., Jr.

    A study examined whether commissioned public affairs officers show more instances of job burnout than Department of the Army civilians serving in the Army public affairs positions. Surveys were sent to all public affairs officers working in offices in the continental United States. Of the 399 survey packets mailed to the 56 public affairs offices,…

  17. Public Service Guidelines in an Electronic Environment.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Barkley, Daniel C.

    1998-01-01

    In today's electronic environment, government information librarians face new challenges, especially in the arena of quality public-service provision. Given the lack of clear guidelines that Federal Depository Library Program participants follow, and based upon suggested guidelines of reference-oriented literature, a new set of public services…

  18. Profiles of Grant Programs: Public Health Service.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Department of Health , Education, and Welfare, Washington., DC. Office of the Secretary.

    For potential grant applicants and for the general public, the booklet describes the programs of the six Public Health Service agencies in the American health care system. Each program is described concisely in terms of: its purpose and legal basis; applicants' eligibility for grants and the basis for their award; the special requirements made of…

  19. Strategic planning and public mental health services.

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    Goding, Margaret

    2005-06-01

    To provide an overview of approaches to strategic planning and to examine issues in relation to their applicability to public mental health services. Strategic planning is important for optimal functioning of mental health services in an increasingly complex environment. Although each approach will have advantages depending on context, the overall principles of the learning organization developed by Senge have particular relevance for mental health services.

  20. 47 CFR 27.1320 - Failure to comply with the NSA or the Commission's rules.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... Commission's rules. 27.1320 Section 27.1320 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) COMMON CARRIER SERVICES MISCELLANEOUS WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES 700 MHz Public/Private Partnership... Wireless Broadband Network. The Operating Company must continue to provide both commercial service...

  1. Commission Review of New Academic Programs Proposed by the Public Higher Education Systems, 2002 to 2004. Commission Report 04-08

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    California Postsecondary Education Commission, 2004

    2004-01-01

    The California Postsecondary Education Commission is statutorily responsible for reviewing and commenting on the need for new degree and certificate programs proposed by the public higher education systems. This report summarizes the results of approximately 100 independent reviews conducted between 2002 and 2004. The long-range academic plans of…

  2. 76 FR 7207 - Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-02-09

    ... Docket No. 07-52, FCC 10-201, require all providers of broadband Internet access service to publicly... of their broadband Internet access services sufficient for consumers to make informed choices... Management Practices, Preserving the Open Internet and Broadband Industry Practices, Report and Order,...

  3. Old wine in new bottles: Tobacco industry's submission to European Commission tobacco product directive public consultation

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    Hiilamo, Heikki; Glantz, Stanton A.

    2015-01-01

    Between September and December 2010 the European Commission Health & Consumer Protection Directorate-General (DGSANCO) held a public consultation on a possible revision of the European Union Tobacco Products Directive (2001/37/EC). We used content analysis of the tobacco industry's and related parties' 300 submissions to the public consultation to determine if tobacco industry and its allies in Europe are prepared to reduce harm of the tobacco products as their public statements assert. The industry submission resorted to traditional tobacco industry arguments where illicit trade and freedom of choice were emphasized and misrepresented the conclusions of a DGSANCO-commissioned scientific report on smokeless tobacco products. Retailers and wholesalers referred to employment and economic growth more often than respondents from other categories. The pattern of responses in the submission differed dramatically from independent public opinion polls of EU citizens' support for tobacco control policies. None of the major tobacco manufacturers or their lobbying organizations supported any of the DGSANCO's proposed evidence based interventions (pictorial health warnings, plain packaging or point-of-sale display bans) to reduce harms caused by cigarette smoking. PMID:25467283

  4. Old wine in new bottles: tobacco industry's submission to European Commission tobacco product directive public consultation.

    PubMed

    Hiilamo, Heikki; Glantz, Stanton A

    2015-01-01

    Between September and December 2010 the European Commission Health & Consumer Protection Directorate-General (DGSANCO) held a public consultation on a possible revision of the European Union Tobacco Products Directive (2001/37/EC). We used content analysis of the tobacco industry's and related parties' 300 submissions to the public consultation to determine if tobacco industry and its allies in Europe are prepared to reduce harm of the tobacco products as their public statements assert. The industry submission resorted to traditional tobacco industry arguments where illicit trade and freedom of choice were emphasized and misrepresented the conclusions of a DGSANCO-commissioned scientific report on smokeless tobacco products. Retailers and wholesalers referred to employment and economic growth more often than respondents from other categories. The pattern of responses in the submission differed dramatically from independent public opinion polls of EU citizens' support for tobacco control policies. None of the major tobacco manufacturers or their lobbying organizations supported any of the DGSANCO's proposed evidence based interventions (pictorial health warnings, plain packaging or point-of-sale display bans) to reduce harms caused by cigarette smoking. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  5. Psychology in the public service.

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    Zimbardo, Philip G

    2002-01-01

    Philip G. Zimbardo outlines the challenges and opportunities he faces as the American Psychological Association's (APA's) 110th president. This article expands on remarks made in his introduction to Patrick H. DeLeon's presidential address at the APA's 2001 annual convention in San Francisco, California. Appearing now, mid-term in his presidency, that vision is a working blueprint of his activities and what he hopes to accomplish in his remaining tenure: enhancing psychologists' pride in psychology; developing more productive relationships with all media as gatekeepers to the public; publishing the standard high school psychology textbook; developing a compendium of all psychological research that illustrates how psychologists have made a significant difference in improving various aspects of the quality of life of individuals, groups, communities, and the United States; and encouraging greater unity of purpose and respect among psychologists across their many diverse domains and specialties.

  6. 76 FR 24064 - Arizona Public Service Company, Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, Units 1, 2, and 3, Notice...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-04-29

    ... COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 50-528, 50-529, 50-530; NRC-2009-0012 Arizona Public Service Company, Palo Verde... of the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, Units 1, 2, and 3 (PVNGS). Renewed Facility Operating... Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station,'' issued January 2011, discusses the Commission's...

  7. 76 FR 11522 - South Carolina Electric and Gas Company (SCE&G) and the South Carolina Public Service Authority...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-03-02

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION South Carolina Electric and Gas Company (SCE&G) and the South Carolina Public Service Authority... Carolina Electric and Gas Company (SCE&G) acting as itself and agent for the South Carolina Public Service...

  8. Increased Indian, Metis and Non-status Indian, and Inuit Participation in the Public Service of Canada

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Northian, 1978

    1978-01-01

    The paper establishes a framework for discussion of actions to be taken by the Treasury Board and the Public Service Commission, in cooperation with other organizations, to increase the number of this indigenous population employed at all levels in the Public Service of Canada and to provide for their more effective use. (Author/NQ)

  9. 77 FR 14514 - TGP Granada, LLC v. Public Service Company of New Mexico; Tortoise Capital Resources Corp...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-03-12

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission TGP Granada, LLC v. Public Service Company of New Mexico; Tortoise Capital... against the Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) and Tortoise Capital Resources Corp....

  10. 75 FR 52046 - Development of U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Safety Culture Policy Statement: Public Meeting

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-08-24

    ... COMMISSION Development of U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Safety Culture Policy Statement: Public Meeting... solicit comments on the revision of its draft safety culture policy statement, including the revised...; ML093030375), the results of the NRC's February 2010 workshop (February workshop) on safety culture, and...

  11. 41 CFR 105-53.147 - Public Buildings Service.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Public Buildings Service... Central Offices § 105-53.147 Public Buildings Service. (a) Creation and authority. The Public Buildings Service (PBS), headed by the Commissioner, Public Buildings Service, was established on December 11,...

  12. 42 CFR 93.220 - Public Health Service or PHS.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Public Health Service or PHS. 93.220 Section 93.220 Public Health PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES HEALTH ASSESSMENTS AND HEALTH EFFECTS STUDIES OF HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES RELEASES AND FACILITIES PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE POLICIES...

  13. 42 CFR 93.220 - Public Health Service or PHS.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 1 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Public Health Service or PHS. 93.220 Section 93.220 Public Health PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES HEALTH ASSESSMENTS AND HEALTH EFFECTS STUDIES OF HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES RELEASES AND FACILITIES PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE POLICIES......

  14. [Terrorism, public health and health services].

    PubMed

    Arcos González, Pedro; Castro Delgado, Rafael; Cuartas Alvarez, Tatiana; Pérez-Berrocal Alonso, Jorge

    2009-01-01

    Today the terrorism is a problem of global distribution and increasing interest for the international public health. The terrorism related violence affects the public health and the health care services in an important way and in different scopes, among them, increase mortality, morbidity and disability, generates a context of fear and anxiety that makes the psychopathological diseases very frequent, seriously alters the operation of the health care services and produces important social, political and economic damages. These effects are, in addition, especially intense when the phenomenon takes place on a chronic way in a community. The objective of this paper is to examine the relation between terrorism and public health, focusing on its effects on public health and the health care services, as well as to examine the possible frames to face the terrorism as a public health concern, with special reference to the situation in Spain. To face this problem, both the public health systems and the health care services, would have to especially adapt their approaches and operational methods in six high-priority areas related to: (1) the coordination between the different health and non health emergency response agencies; (2) the reinforcement of the epidemiological surveillance systems; (3) the improvement of the capacities of the public health laboratories and response emergency care systems to specific types of terrorism as the chemical or biological terrorism; (3) the mental health services; (4) the planning and coordination of the emergency response of the health services; (5) the relations with the population and mass media and, finally; (6) a greater transparency in the diffusion of the information and a greater degree of analysis of the carried out health actions in the scope of the emergency response.

  15. [Portfolio of services in a public health organization].

    PubMed

    Villalbí, J R; Guix, J; Plasència, A; Armengou, J M; Llebaría, X; Torralba, L

    2003-01-01

    Health services in Spain are currently being improved. Definition of the services portfolio has been one of the elements in this process, from which public health services have been largely left out. In the present article public health services are examined from the perspective of the Public Health Agency of Barcelona. We propose a scheme to classify services into productive public health services, health care services, services that are intermediate products, support services, and liaison or coordinating services. Indicators of productivity, result, impact, and cost are explored, and a catalogue of services for a public health organization with a well defined population and area is proposed.

  16. Renewable Electricity Benefits Quantification Methodology: A Request for Technical Assistance from the California Public Utilities Commission

    SciTech Connect

    Mosey, G.; Vimmerstedt, L.

    2009-07-01

    The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) requested assistance in identifying methodological alternatives for quantifying the benefits of renewable electricity. The context is the CPUC's analysis of a 33% renewable portfolio standard (RPS) in California--one element of California's Climate Change Scoping Plan. The information would be used to support development of an analytic plan to augment the cost analysis of this RPS (which recently was completed). NREL has responded to this request by developing a high-level survey of renewable electricity effects, quantification alternatives, and considerations for selection of analytic methods. This report addresses economic effects and health and environmental effects, and provides an overview of related analytic tools. Economic effects include jobs, earnings, gross state product, and electricity rate and fuel price hedging. Health and environmental effects include air quality and related public-health effects, solid and hazardous wastes, and effects on water resources.

  17. Academic Public Service Web Sites and the Future of Virtual Academic Public Service

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    Cohn, Ellen; Hibbitts, Bernard

    2005-01-01

    Some faculty have started to use the Internet as a bridge to the public instead of merely to each other. Leveraging their specialist knowledge and their academic authority against perceived public needs, they have created another type of academic Web site on their institutional servers--the academic public service Web site (APSWS). APSWS is an…

  18. 75 FR 64303 - Vermont Marble Power, Division of Omya Inc.; Central Vermont Public Service Corporation; Notice...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-10-19

    ... Energy Regulatory Commission Vermont Marble Power, Division of Omya Inc.; Central Vermont Public Service... Soliciting Comments and Motions To Intervene October 12, 2010. On August 31, 2010, Vermont Marble Power... relicensing. Applicant Contacts: For transferor: Todd Allard, Operations Engineer Omya, Inc., Vermont Marble...

  19. 77 FR 42768 - Central Vermont Public Service Corporation, Millstone Power Station, Unit 3; Notice of...

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    2012-07-20

    .... subsidiary Green Mountain Power Corporation (GMP). The Commission is also considering amending the license... Central Vermont Public Service Corporation with Green Mountain Power Corporation, to reflect the proposed... . Participants may attempt to use other software not listed on the Web site, but should note that the NRC's E...

  20. 75 FR 52045 - Arizona Public Service Company, Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, Unit 3; Environmental...

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    2010-08-24

    ... COMMISSION Arizona Public Service Company, Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, Unit 3; Environmental... Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station (PVNGS), Unit 3, located in Maricopa County, Arizona. Therefore... Statement for the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, NUREG-0841, dated February 1982. Agencies...

  1. Involving the public in NHS service planning.

    PubMed

    Anton, Silvia; McKee, Lorna; Harrison, Stephen; Farrar, Shelley

    2007-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to report the findings of a study that examined the development of an assessment framework for public involvement. The paper has adopted a multi-method approach that includes: a focused review of literature relating to tools that might be used to provide valid and reliable assessments of public involvement; key informant interviews with people with experience from various perspectives of efforts to involve the public in the planning and development of health services; and a detailed study of a specific public involvement initiative involving a range of "stakeholder" interviews. The paper finds that there are uncertainty and a lack of consensus about how assessment of public involvement should be undertaken. The findings emphasise the need to recognise the diverse nature of public involvement, which may require assessment to be employed flexibly at each individual NHS Board level. The paper is a small-scale study, in which it was only possible to probe a limited number of stakeholders' views due to practical and time restrictions. The paper adds value to the discussions taking place at Scottish Government level as to the best approach in assessing public involvement in health service decision making.

  2. 36 CFR 272.3 - Public service use.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 2 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Public service use. 272.3 Section 272.3 Parks, Forests, and Public Property FOREST SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE USE OF âWOODSY OWLâ SYMBOL § 272.3 Public service use. The Chief of the Forest Service may authorize the use of Woodsy...

  3. 36 CFR 272.3 - Public service use.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Public service use. 272.3 Section 272.3 Parks, Forests, and Public Property FOREST SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE USE OF âWOODSY OWLâ SYMBOL § 272.3 Public service use. The Chief of the Forest Service may authorize the use of Woodsy...

  4. 42 CFR 93.220 - Public Health Service or PHS.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... Health, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the offices of the... 42 Public Health 1 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Public Health Service or PHS. 93.220 Section 93.220 Public Health PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES HEALTH ASSESSMENTS...

  5. 42 CFR 93.220 - Public Health Service or PHS.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... Health, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the offices of the... 42 Public Health 1 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Public Health Service or PHS. 93.220 Section 93.220 Public Health PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES HEALTH ASSESSMENTS...

  6. 42 CFR 93.220 - Public Health Service or PHS.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... Health, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the offices of the... 42 Public Health 1 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Public Health Service or PHS. 93.220 Section 93.220 Public Health PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES HEALTH ASSESSMENTS...

  7. CETA: Assessment of Public Service Employment Programs.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mirengoff, William; And Others

    This study analyzes the extent to which targeting objectives of the Emergency Jobs Programs Extension Act (EJPEA) of the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) programs have been achieved by federal and local officials and the effectiveness of limited-duration projects in providing useful public services. The study deals with the…

  8. Energy efficiency public service advertising campaign

    SciTech Connect

    Gibson-Grant, Amanda

    2015-06-12

    The Advertising Council (“the Ad Council”) and The United States Department of Energy (DOE) created and launched a national public service advertising campaign designed to promote energy efficiency. The objective of the Energy Efficiency campaign was to redefine how consumers approach energy efficiency by showing that saving energy can save homeowners money.

  9. Alabama Public Library Service Annual Report, 1989.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Alabama Public Library Service, Montgomery.

    This annual report highlights the accomplishments of the Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) during 1989. Introductory materials include a map of Alabama's Congressional districts, photographs of the executive board of APLS, and comments from the chairman of the executive board and from APLS' director. The following accomplishments are then…

  10. Alabama Public Library Service Annual Report, 1990.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Alabama Public Library Service, Montgomery.

    This annual report highlights the accomplishments of the Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) during 1990. Introductory materials include a map of Alabama's Congressional districts, photographs of the executive board of APLS, and comments from the chairman of the executive board and from APLS' director. Accomplishments are reported under the…

  11. Public Service Employment as Macroeconomic Policy.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Baily, Martin N.; Solow, Robert M.

    1979-01-01

    Authors assert that public service employment (PSE) is one form of macroeconomic policy and compare PSE to tax reduction, federal subsidies, and other forms. They propose a design for an ongoing federal employment program and conclude that a PSE program aimed at the structurally unemployed creates more jobs per GNP dollar than other policies. (SK)

  12. Communication Satellites: Experimental & Operational, Commercial & Public Service.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Development Communication Report, 1979

    1979-01-01

    The title reflects the first and major article in an issue of this newsletter devoted entirely to communication satellites. This series of articles on the potential and applications of communication satellites in development projects is concerned with their development for commercial and public service, development in the Pacific region, SPACECOM…

  13. The public's priorities in health services.

    PubMed

    Kaplan, Giora; Baron-Epel, Orna

    2015-10-01

    Rationing in health services cannot be solved only by cost-effective analysis because social values play a central role in the difficult trade-off dilemma of prioritizing some service over others. To examine the relative importance ascribed by the public to selected components of health services, in the national allocation of resources as well as in their personal insurance. A telephone survey of a representative sample of the Israeli adult population (N = 1225). Two versions of the questionnaire were used. At the national level, interviewees were asked to assume they were the Minister of Health. At the personal level, interviewees were asked to choose items to be included in their personal complementary health insurance. Check-ups for early disease detection and nursing care for the frail elderly got the highest support for extra budget as well as to be included in personal insurance. Other items presented were fertility treatments, cardiac rehabilitation, mental health, dental health, programmes for preventive medicine and health promotion, subsidizing supplemental insurance for the poor, additional staff for primary clinics and building a new hospital. The lowest support was for alternative medicine and for cosmetic surgery. No subgroup in the Israeli society presented a different first priority. The Israeli public does not give high priority to 'nice to have' services but their selections are 'mature' and responsible. Rationing in health care requires listening to the public even if there are still many methodological limitations on how to reflect the public's opinion. © 2013 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

  14. Predictors of Learning from Public Service Announcements.

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    Sun, Hsiu-hui

    A study focused on predictors of people's learning from public service announcements (PSAs) seen on television. Telephone interviews were conducted with 480 adults randomly selected from residents in Dane County, Wisconsin, in October 1987. Typical demographic information was obtained: sex, age, income, occupation and education. Commercial slogans…

  15. Message Effects of Public Service Advertising.

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    Lynn, Jerry R.

    Public service advertisements, disseminated via the mass media, have been credited with "positive attitudinal effects" in past research, but only certain kinds of such advertisements are really effective. Of the types of appeals used in television commercials--informative, emotional, "establishment" (or status quo), and…

  16. Research Needs for Rural Public Services.

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    Stocker, Frederick D.

    The report proposes a conceptual framework for researching key issues relating to rural public facility policy affecting such services as fire protection, water systems, roads, wastewater treatment, hospitals, and others, and identifies important research needs in this area. Major components of the framework are sources of financing (private and…

  17. Public Library Services for the Physically Handicapped.

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    Canadian Library Association, Ottawa (Ontario).

    Five brief articles provide librarians with information intended to enable them to serve the library needs of the physically handicapped. Presented are the results of a survey of the services and resources available to the physically handicapped in public libraries across Canada. Discussed are recommendations for libraries from national…

  18. Public Administration of Recreational Services. Second Edition.

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    Hjelte, George; Shivers, Jay S.

    Oriented toward a consideration of administration from the standpoint of departmental problems, this textbook deals with administrative techniques and practices pertaining to public administration of recreational services. It covers organization, operation, planning, development, and managerial procedures, and also describes the basic elements of…

  19. Systemic Action and Learning in Public Services

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    Rigg, Clare

    2011-01-01

    Complex, systemic issues continue to challenge public services without respect for organisational and professional boundaries. In practice, collaborative working with others who have differing professional cultural norms and systems confront members with the need to learn about each other's values, priorities and practices. This paper explores the…

  20. Systemic Action and Learning in Public Services

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    Rigg, Clare

    2011-01-01

    Complex, systemic issues continue to challenge public services without respect for organisational and professional boundaries. In practice, collaborative working with others who have differing professional cultural norms and systems confront members with the need to learn about each other's values, priorities and practices. This paper explores the…

  1. Alabama Public Library Service Annual Report, 1990.

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    Alabama Public Library Service, Montgomery.

    This annual report highlights the accomplishments of the Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) during 1990. Introductory materials include a map of Alabama's Congressional districts, photographs of the executive board of APLS, and comments from the chairman of the executive board and from APLS' director. Accomplishments are reported under the…

  2. Bibliography on Public Service in Academic Libraries.

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    Lopez-Munoz, Joanna

    Approximately 1120 journal articles published between 1968 and 1975 are listed in this bibliography on public services in academic libraries. The major portion of the bibliography is devoted to articles, concerning college and university libraries in the areas of: (1) audiovisual materials; (2) circulation; (3) interlibrary loan; (4) microforms;…

  3. Communication Satellites: Experimental & Operational, Commercial & Public Service.

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    Development Communication Report, 1979

    1979-01-01

    The title reflects the first and major article in an issue of this newsletter devoted entirely to communication satellites. This series of articles on the potential and applications of communication satellites in development projects is concerned with their development for commercial and public service, development in the Pacific region, SPACECOM…

  4. 47 CFR 76.944 - Commission review of franchising authority decisions on rates for the basic service tier and...

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    2014-10-01

    ... decisions on rates for the basic service tier and associated equipment. 76.944 Section 76.944... decisions on rates for the basic service tier and associated equipment. (a) The Commission shall be the sole forum for appeals of decisions by franchising authorities on rates for the basic service tier...

  5. 47 CFR 76.944 - Commission review of franchising authority decisions on rates for the basic service tier and...

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    2012-10-01

    ... decisions on rates for the basic service tier and associated equipment. 76.944 Section 76.944... decisions on rates for the basic service tier and associated equipment. (a) The Commission shall be the sole forum for appeals of decisions by franchising authorities on rates for the basic service tier...

  6. 76 FR 46723 - Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the New Jersey Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the New Jersey Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and th...

  7. 76 FR 2133 - National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission; Notice of Public Meeting

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    ..., 2011, at 11 a.m., to consult with the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission on design concepts for... meeting will be to consult with the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission on design concepts for the... Planning Commission Chairman, Commission of Fine Arts Mayor of the District of Columbia Architect of...

  8. Joint Commission on International Accreditation workshop: Planning, development and provision of laboratory services.

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    Karaarslan, Inci

    2009-03-01

    Throughout the world, the oversight of health care quality is accomplished through professionally based accrediting bodies and state regulatory agencies. These organizations set standards or define regulations that address important organizational functions. The Joint Commission, a private sector United States-based non-profit organization, is the forerunner and best known among healthcare accreditation groups. One of the functions assessed by the standards of the JCI Clinical Laboratory Accreditation Program is the planning, development and provision of laboratory services. The standards related to this issue address the necessary processes that should be in place prior to performing patient testing.

  9. The role of the Federal Trade Commission in advertising health products and services.

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    Daynard, Matthew

    2006-01-01

    The Federal Trade Commission plays a unique role in enforcing well-established standards ensuring that consumers can make informed purchase and use decisions about health-related products and services based on truthful, nonmisleading advertising claims. Deceptive and unfair practices are defined. The importance of the "net impression" that ads convey to consumers and the need for substantiation of objective, factual claims is explained. The FTC uses its enforcement powers and consumer and industry outreach to create a climate for preventing misleading advertising.

  10. The role of the Federal Trade Commission in advertising health products and services.

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    Daynard, Matthew

    2004-01-01

    The Federal Trade Commission plays a unique role in enforcing well-established standards ensuring that consumers can make informed purchase and use decisions about health-related products and services based on truthful, non-misleading advertising claims while encouraging competition. Deceptive and unfair practices are defined. The importance of the "net impression" that ads convey to consumers and the need for substantiation of objective, factual claims is explained. The FTC uses its enforcement powers and consumer and industry outreach to create a climate for preventing misleading advertising.

  11. Public health ethical perspectives on the values of the European Commission's White Paper "Together for Health".

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    Schröder-Bäck, Peter; Clemens, Timo; Michelsen, Kai; Schulte in den Bäumen, Tobias; Sørensen, Kristine; Borrett, Glenn; Brand, Helmut

    2012-06-01

    In 2007 the European Commission issued the White Paper: "Together for Health". Considered the EU Health Strategy for the years 2008-2013, it offers the cornerstones for setting priorities in EU health actions. The public health framework offered in this strategy is explicitly built on shared values--including the overarching values of universality, access to good quality care, equity and solidarity that reacted to certain health care challenges within the EU. This article analyses the Health Strategy via its ethical scope and considers implications for future health policy making. The Health Strategy and related documents are scrutinised to explore how the mentioned values are defined and enfolded. Additionally, scientific databases are searched for critical discussions of the value base of the Health Strategy. The results are discussed and reasoned from a public health ethical perspective. The Health Strategy is barely documented and discussed in the scientific literature. Furthermore, no attention was given to the value base of the Health Strategy. Our analysis shows that the mentioned values are particularly focussed on health care in general rather than on public health in particular. Besides this, the given values of the Health Strategy are redundant. An additional consideration of consequentialist public health ethics values would normatively strengthen a population-based health approach of EU health policy making.

  12. 10 CFR 51.108 - Public hearings on Commission findings that inspections, tests, analyses, and acceptance criteria...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ..., tests, analyses, and acceptance criteria of combined licenses are met. 51.108 Section 51.108 Energy...) Production and Utilization Facilities § 51.108 Public hearings on Commission findings that inspections, tests, analyses, and acceptance criteria of combined licenses are met. In any public hearing requested under...

  13. [Financing the public health services. 1967].

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    Mascarenhas, Rodolfo Dos Santos

    2006-08-01

    Federal statistic figures show that the Brazilian States altogether have, in their respective territories, a collection of taxes which is higher than the Union one. The highest collection of the Central Government which is shown at the official statistics is due to the excess of collection of the federal taxes over the ones of the States; this usually happens in five or six states, of which, in 1964 Guanabara and São Paulo were responsible for 91% of this difference. One can not change the present system of competence in Public Health Services in the three levels--central, regional and local--without modifying at the same time the present Brazilian tributary system, where the municipal governments received back in 1962 only 5.6 of the general collection of taxes. Figures from 1955 show that the per capita cost of Public Health Services in Brazil, comprising the three levels, was Cr 123 Cr dollars dollars ( 1.82 US dollars), and in 1962, Cr 827 (US 2.30 US dollars). These three levels of government reserved in 1955, 5.6% of the money spent in its total expenditure for Public Health activities; this percentage declined to 4.5% in 1962. In relation to the sum invested on Public Health government activities, the Union spent in 1962, 36.4% of the total expenses, the States 59.3% and the counties only 5.5%. There is a great disproportion in the distribution of Public Health expenditure among the various Brazilian States, ranging from a minimal percentage over the total public expenses such as the case of Goiás (1.6% in 1964) up to a maximum of 17.2% in Pará in the same year. There is also a considerable variation from one state to another and in 1964 it ranged from the lowest limit of 70 Cr dollars in Maranhão up to 5.217 in Guanabara. If we analyze the per capita expenses of each state with Public Health activities, using 1964 and 1954 figures represented in 1964 monetary values, we can verify that the expenditure of 20 states dropped of 17.2%. One can not know

  14. Evaluating Proposed Investments in Power System Reliability and Resilience: Preliminary Results from Interviews with Public Utility Commission Staff

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    LaCommare, Kristina; Larsen, Peter; Eto, Joseph

    2017-01-01

    Policymakers and regulatory agencies are expressing renewed interest in the reliability and resilience of the U.S. electric power system in large part due to growing recognition of the challenges posed by climate change, extreme weather events, and other emerging threats. Unfortunately, there has been little or no consolidated information in the public domain describing how public utility/service commission (PUC) staff evaluate the economics of proposed investments in the resilience of the power system. Having more consolidated information would give policymakers a better understanding of how different state regulatory entities across the U.S. make economic decisions pertaining to reliability/resiliency. To help address this, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) was tasked by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis (EPSA) to conduct an initial set of interviews with PUC staff to learn more about how proposed utility investments in reliability/resilience are being evaluated from an economics perspective. LBNL conducted structured interviews in late May-early June 2016 with staff from the following PUCs: Washington D.C. (DCPSC), Florida (FPSC), and California (CPUC).

  15. 75 FR 3488 - Flight 93 National Memorial Advisory Commission

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    ... National Park Service Flight 93 National Memorial Advisory Commission AGENCY: National Park Service. ACTION... meeting of the Flight 93 Advisory Commission. DATES: The public meeting of the Advisory Commission will be... with the Flight 93 Memorial Task Force. Location: The meeting will be held at the Somerset County...

  16. 77 FR 24220 - Flight 93 National Memorial Advisory Commission

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    ... National Park Service Flight 93 National Memorial Advisory Commission AGENCY: National Park Service... meeting of the Flight 93 Advisory Commission. DATES: The public meeting of the Advisory Commission will be... the Flight 93 National Memorial Office, 109 West Main Street, Suite 104, Somerset, PA 15501. Agenda...

  17. 36 CFR 271.3 - Public service use.

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    2011-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 2 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Public service use. 271.3 Section 271.3 Parks, Forests, and Public Property FOREST SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE USE OF âSMOKEY BEARâ SYMBOL § 271.3 Public service use. The Chief may authorize the use of Smokey Bear for non...

  18. Combating unethical publications with plagiarism detection services

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    Garner, H.R.

    2010-01-01

    About 3,000 new citations that are highly similar to citations in previously published manuscripts that appear each year in the biomedical literature (Medline) alone. This underscores the importance for the opportunity for editors and reviewers to have detection system to identify highly similar text in submitted manuscripts so that they can then review them for novelty. New software-based services, both commercial and free, provide this capability. The availability of such tools provides both a way to intercept suspect manuscripts and serve as a deterrent. Unfortunately, the capabilities of these services vary considerably, mainly as a consequence of the availability and completeness of the literature bases to which new queries are compared. Most of the commercial software has been designed for detection of plagiarism in high school and college papers, however, there is at least one fee-based service (CrossRef) and one free service (etblast.org) which are designed to target the needs of the biomedical publication industry. Information on these various services, examples of the type of operability and output, and things that need to be considered by publishers, editors and reviewers before selecting and using these services is provided. PMID:21194644

  19. Combating unethical publications with plagiarism detection services.

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    Garner, H R

    2011-01-01

    About 3,000 new citations that are highly similar to citations in previously published manuscripts that appear each year in the biomedical literature (Medline) alone. This underscores the importance for the opportunity for editors and reviewers to have detection system to identify highly similar text in submitted manuscripts so that they can then review them for novelty. New software-based services, both commercial and free, provide this capability. The availability of such tools provides both a way to intercept suspect manuscripts and serve as a deterrent. Unfortunately, the capabilities of these services vary considerably, mainly as a consequence of the availability and completeness of the literature bases to which new queries are compared. Most of the commercial software has been designed for detection of plagiarism in high school and college papers; however, there is at least 1 fee-based service (CrossRef) and 1 free service (etblast.org), which are designed to target the needs of the biomedical publication industry. Information on these various services, examples of the type of operability and output, and things that need to be considered by publishers, editors, and reviewers before selecting and using these services is provided.

  20. Public Higher Education Performance Accountability Framework Status Report. Commission Report 07-10

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    California Postsecondary Education Commission, 2007

    2007-01-01

    At the March 2007 meeting, the Commission received a progress report and a work plan for completing its accountability framework measure reports by December 2007. This report updates the Commission on progress to date.

  1. 17 CFR Appendix A to Part 145 - Compilation of Commission Records Available to the Public

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    2012-04-01

    ... Commission's Web site at http://www.cftc.gov/cftc/cftcpressoffice.htm). (3) Studies Prepared by Commission.... (1) Documents contained in reparations and enforcement cases, unless subject to protective order. (2...

  2. Synthesis--An Annual Publication of The Higher Learning Commission, 2001.

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    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Chicago, IL. Higher Learning Commission.

    This report, first of a projected annual series, focuses on the key commitments of the mission statement of the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and highlights new Commission initiatives. The issue opens with two essays related to the Commission's purposes: "Serving the Common Good in a…

  3. 5 CFR 315.609 - Appointment based on service in United States positions of the Panama Canal Commission.

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    2010-01-01

    ... OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS CAREER AND CAREER-CONDITIONAL EMPLOYMENT Career or Career-Conditional Appointment Under Special Authorities § 315.609 Appointment based on service in United... nontemporary appointment in a continuing career position of the Panama Canal Commission located in the United...

  4. Final Report to the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science from the Community Information and Referral Services Task Force.

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    National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.

    This report describes the work of the Community Information and Referral (CI&R) Services Task Force, which was appointed by the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS) to investigate the status of CI&R in libraries and social service agencies and to make recommendations regarding the appropriate role for libraries…

  5. 47 CFR 76.944 - Commission review of franchising authority decisions on rates for the basic service tier and...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... decisions on rates for the basic service tier and associated equipment. 76.944 Section 76.944... decisions on rates for the basic service tier and associated equipment. (a) The Commission shall be the sole... associated equipment involving whether or not a franchising authority has acted consistently with the Cable...

  6. Privatization of public services: organizational reform efforts in public education and public health.

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    Gollust, Sarah E; Jacobson, Peter D

    2006-10-01

    The public health and the public education systems in the United States have encountered problems in quality of service, accountability, and availability of resources. Both systems are under pressure to adopt the general organizational reform of privatization. The debate over privatization in public education is contentious, but in public health, the shift of functions from the public to the private sector has been accepted with limited deliberation. We assess the benefits and concerns of privatization and suggest that shifting public health functions to the private sector raises questions about the values and mission of public health. Public health officials need to be more engaged in a public debate over the desirability of privatization as the future of public health.

  7. Privatization of Public Services: Organizational Reform Efforts in Public Education and Public Health

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    Gollust, Sarah E.; Jacobson, Peter D.

    2006-01-01

    The public health and the public education systems in the United States have encountered problems in quality of service, accountability, and availability of resources. Both systems are under pressure to adopt the general organizational reform of privatization. The debate over privatization in public education is contentious, but in public health, the shift of functions from the public to the private sector has been accepted with limited deliberation. We assess the benefits and concerns of privatization and suggest that shifting public health functions to the private sector raises questions about the values and mission of public health. Public health officials need to be more engaged in a public debate over the desirability of privatization as the future of public health. PMID:17008563

  8. 78 FR 10174 - Public Availability of General Services Administration FY 2012 Service Contract Inventory

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    ... ADMINISTRATION Public Availability of General Services Administration FY 2012 Service Contract Inventory AGENCY: General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Notice of Public Availability of FY 2012 Service Contract... Appropriations Act Public Law 111-117, GSA is publishing this notice to advise the public of the availability of...

  9. Can general practitioner commissioning deliver equity and excellence? Evidence from two studies of service improvement in the English NHS.

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    Gridley, Kate; Spiers, Gemma; Aspinal, Fiona; Bernard, Sylvia; Atkin, Karl; Parker, Gillian

    2012-04-01

    To explore some of the key assumptions underpinning the continued development of general practitioner-led commissioning in health services. Qualitative data from two studies of service improvement in the English NHS were considered against England's plans for GP-led commissioning. These data were collected through in-depth interviews with a total of 187 professionals and 99 people affected by services in 10 different primary care trust areas across England between 2008 and 2009. Internationally, GPs are seen to have a central position in health systems. In keeping with this, the English policy places emphasis on the 'pivotal role' of general practitioners, considered to be ideally placed to commission in the best interests of their patients. However, our evidence suggests that general practitioners do not always have a pivotal role for all patients. Moreover, it is planned that the new commissioning groups in England will not be subject to top-down performance management and this raises the question of how agreed quality standards will be met under the proposed new system. This paper questions the assumption that GPs are best placed to commission health services in a way that meets quality standards and leads to equitable outcomes. There is little evidence to suggest that GPs will succeed where others have failed and a risk that, without top-down performance management, service improvement will be patchy, leading to greater, not reduced, inequity.

  10. Climate services to improve public health.

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    Jancloes, Michel; Thomson, Madeleine; Costa, María Mánez; Hewitt, Chris; Corvalan, Carlos; Dinku, Tufa; Lowe, Rachel; Hayden, Mary

    2014-04-25

    A high level expert panel discussed how climate and health services could best collaborate to improve public health. This was on the agenda of the recent Third International Climate Services Conference, held in Montego Bay, Jamaica, 4-6 December 2013. Issues and challenges concerning a demand led approach to serve the health sector needs, were identified and analysed. Important recommendations emerged to ensure that innovative collaboration between climate and health services assist decision-making processes and the management of climate-sensitive health risk. Key recommendations included: a move from risk assessment towards risk management; the engagement of the public health community with both the climate sector and development sectors, whose decisions impact on health, particularly the most vulnerable; to increase operational research on the use of policy-relevant climate information to manage climate- sensitive health risks; and to develop in-country capacities to improve local knowledge (including collection of epidemiological, climate and socio-economic data), along with institutional interaction with policy makers.

  11. Climate Services to Improve Public Health

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    Jancloes, Michel; Thomson, Madeleine; Costa, María Máñez; Hewitt, Chris; Corvalan, Carlos; Dinku, Tufa; Lowe, Rachel; Hayden, Mary

    2014-01-01

    A high level expert panel discussed how climate and health services could best collaborate to improve public health. This was on the agenda of the recent Third International Climate Services Conference, held in Montego Bay, Jamaica, 4–6 December 2013. Issues and challenges concerning a demand led approach to serve the health sector needs, were identified and analysed. Important recommendations emerged to ensure that innovative collaboration between climate and health services assist decision-making processes and the management of climate-sensitive health risk. Key recommendations included: a move from risk assessment towards risk management; the engagement of the public health community with both the climate sector and development sectors, whose decisions impact on health, particularly the most vulnerable; to increase operational research on the use of policy-relevant climate information to manage climate- sensitive health risks; and to develop in-country capacities to improve local knowledge (including collection of epidemiological, climate and socio-economic data), along with institutional interaction with policy makers. PMID:24776719

  12. How Source Affects Response to Public Service Advertising.

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    Lynn, Jerry R.; And Others

    1978-01-01

    Reports that public service advertising attributed to the Advertising Council elicited higher message ratings than did public service advertising attributed to a commercial source, a noncommercial source, or no source; however, it produced the lowest behavioral responses. (GT)

  13. Usability in Public Services and Border Control

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Pirelli, Giuliano

    The paper starts with a brief overview of the scale of disability and associated challenges and puts them in the context of the public policy on disability. It then analyses the usability challenges in public services and border control, including the issues of accessibility, safety and communication. These need to be addressed in future policy proposals, to provide the best assistance by new technologies to elderly people and people with disabilities, avoiding creating new barriers due to incorrect or incomplete initial conception. With increasing flux of novel security technology in mass transportation systems, and particularly the use of biometric identification in airports, the challenge of usability is recognized. This paper analyses these issues in the context of users with disability in an idealized process of Simplifying Passenger Travel (SPT).

  14. 47 CFR 11.46 - EAS public service announcements.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false EAS public service announcements. 11.46 Section...) Organization § 11.46 EAS public service announcements. EAS Participants may use Public Service Announcements or obtain commercial sponsors for announcements, infomercials, or programs explaining the EAS to the......

  15. 47 CFR 11.46 - EAS public service announcements.

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    2011-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false EAS public service announcements. 11.46 Section...) Organization § 11.46 EAS public service announcements. EAS Participants may use Public Service Announcements or obtain commercial sponsors for announcements, infomercials, or programs explaining the EAS to the......

  16. 19 CFR 4.70 - Public Health Service requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 1 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Public Health Service requirements. 4.70 Section 4... THE TREASURY VESSELS IN FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC TRADES Foreign Clearances § 4.70 Public Health Service... Public Health Service. ...

  17. 76 FR 5431 - Publication of FY 2010 Service Contract Inventory

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    ... Publication of FY 2010 Service Contract Inventory AGENCY: Departmental Offices, Treasury. ACTION: Notice of publication of Fiscal Year 2010 Service Contract Inventory. ] SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Service Contract Inventory is available to the public at...

  18. 38 CFR 3.753 - Public Health Service.

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    2014-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Public Health Service. 3... Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation Retirement § 3.753 Public Health Service... of the Public Health Service, who was receiving disability compensation on December 31, 1956,...

  19. 19 CFR 4.70 - Public Health Service requirements.

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    2012-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 1 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Public Health Service requirements. 4.70 Section 4... THE TREASURY VESSELS IN FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC TRADES Foreign Clearances § 4.70 Public Health Service... Public Health Service....

  20. 38 CFR 3.753 - Public Health Service.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Public Health Service. 3... Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation Retirement § 3.753 Public Health Service... of the Public Health Service, who was receiving disability compensation on December 31, 1956,...

  1. 19 CFR 4.70 - Public Health Service requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 1 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Public Health Service requirements. 4.70 Section 4... THE TREASURY VESSELS IN FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC TRADES Foreign Clearances § 4.70 Public Health Service... Public Health Service....

  2. 38 CFR 3.753 - Public Health Service.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Public Health Service. 3... Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation Retirement § 3.753 Public Health Service... of the Public Health Service, who was receiving disability compensation on December 31, 1956,...

  3. 38 CFR 3.753 - Public Health Service.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Public Health Service. 3... Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation Retirement § 3.753 Public Health Service... of the Public Health Service, who was receiving disability compensation on December 31, 1956,...

  4. 19 CFR 4.70 - Public Health Service requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Public Health Service requirements. 4.70 Section 4... THE TREASURY VESSELS IN FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC TRADES Foreign Clearances § 4.70 Public Health Service... Public Health Service....

  5. 38 CFR 3.753 - Public Health Service.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Public Health Service. 3... Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation Retirement § 3.753 Public Health Service... of the Public Health Service, who was receiving disability compensation on December 31, 1956,...

  6. 19 CFR 4.70 - Public Health Service requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 1 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Public Health Service requirements. 4.70 Section 4... THE TREASURY VESSELS IN FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC TRADES Foreign Clearances § 4.70 Public Health Service... Public Health Service....

  7. 76 FR 18213 - Ameren Services Company, Northern Indiana Public Service Company v. Midwest Independent...

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    ... Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. EL07-86-015; Docket No. EL07-88-015; Docket No. EL07-92- 015... System Operator, Inc.; Great Lakes Utilities, Indiana Municipal Power Agency, Missouri Joint Municipal Electric Utility Commission, Missouri River Energy Services, Prairie Power, Inc, Southern...

  8. A Public Service-Dominant Logic for the Executive Education of Public Managers

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    Hiedemann, Alexander M.; Nasi, Greta; Saporito, Raffaella

    2017-01-01

    Building on the concept of Public Service-Dominant Logic (PSDL), this article aims to apply the public service-dominant logic to executive education. We argue that fit-for-purpose and effective executive master programs for public managers (EMPA) need to be designed from a public service perspective. Framing executive education as a service…

  9. Public Services (Conditions of Service for Employees) (Amendment) Regulations, 1989 (No. 26 of 1989). [Selected provisions].

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    1989-01-01

    The Zimbabwe Public Service Regulations of 1989 specify the conditions of service for employees. Leave for maternity purposes mandates that the department head grant 90 days leave to a pregnant woman who has served as an employee for more than 1 year beginning no earlier than 45 days and no later than 21 days prior to the estimated date of confinement, provided that, if the baby arrives later than scheduled, the woman may be granted her accrued vacation leave or leave with pay. Before the start of the leave, or before the lapse of 21 days if the period of leave had commenced, the woman shall, following the birth, be permitted to take the full period of the leave for maternity purposes that she applied for it if she provides the Commission with a medical certificate to the effect that the birth was premature, and the Commission is satisfied that she is acting in good faith. The above leave period shall, at the woman's option, consist of 90 days' maternity leave without deduction from her annual or vacation leave, at 75% of her salary, not including allowances; or 60 days maternity leave without deduction from her annual or vacation leave and 30 days' accrued vacation leave or vacation leave in advance, on full pay. The woman shall be paid her normal pensionable and non-pensionable allowances and accrue vacation leave as part of her qualifying service. A department head, with the head of Ministry's approval, may require a pregnant women to cease work earlier if he considers this in the best interest of his office, and may request medical certificate on the woman's fitness. Leave shall not affect a woman's grade, salary, incremental date, conditions of service, seniority, or eligibility for advancement or promotion.

  10. [The importance of works of the G.Ye. Rhein commission for public health in Russia].

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    Egorysheva, I V

    2013-01-01

    The article analyses the history of development, functioning and historical importance of works of imperially established interdepartmental commission for revision of medical sanitary legislation (the G.Ye. Rhein commissions 1912-1916). The commission developed several progressive legislation projects which were not accepted by medical community of Russia. On the contrary, these proposals were implemented by Narkomzdrav of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic.

  11. 78 FR 40260 - International Joint Commission: Public Comment on a Proposal for Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence...

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    ... degrading coastal wetlands on Lake Ontario and the upper St. Lawrence River. This degradation impacts the... International Joint Commission: Public Comment on a Proposal for Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River Regulation... the water levels and flows in Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River that will continue to...

  12. First Chinese public hospital wins Joint Commission International accreditation: the Health Information Department played a key role in the process.

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    Shaffer, Audrey; Jun, Cheng Li

    2008-07-01

    Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital in Hangzhou, China spent five years preparing for a Joint Commission International accreditation survey. In March 2007 it became the first public hospital on the Chinese mainland to attain international accreditation. The Health Information Department, managed according to Western standards, played an integral role in preparing the hospital for the survey.

  13. Have you got what it takes to commission services for patients?

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    Hyde, Julie

    2012-11-08

    Nurse representation on clinical commissioning group boards was made mandatory last year, and the rules on membership of the boards that will oversee each clinical commissioning group were laid before parliament in July.

  14. 77 FR 8818 - Publication of FY 2011 Service Contract Inventory

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    ... PROTECTION Publication of FY 2011 Service Contract Inventory AGENCY: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. ACTION: Notice of public availability of FY 2011 Service Contract Inventory. SUMMARY: In accordance with... of the FY 2011 service contract inventory. This inventory provides information on service...

  15. Current Trends in Reference Service in Public Libraries.

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    King, Geraldine B.

    1983-01-01

    Current trends in public library reference service include use of online systems; budget constraints in public sector; increased service; use, training, and supervision of paraprofessionals; centralized organization of reference service; participation in management of reference services; and more realistic attempts at measurement and evaluation of…

  16. Epidemiology on demand: population-based approaches to mental health service commissioning

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    Kirkbride, James B.

    2015-01-01

    One in three people will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime, but the causes and consequences of psychiatric morbidity are socially patterned. Epidemiological studies can provide aetiological clues about the causes of disorder, and when they can provide robust estimates about risk in different strata of the population these can also be used translationally, to provide commissioners and service planners with detailed information about local service need. This approach is illustrated using a newly developed population-level prediction tool for first-episode psychosis, PsyMaptic. Such public mental health prediction tools could be used to improve allocation of finite resources, by integrating evidence-based healthcare, public health and epidemiology together. PMID:26755969

  17. 36 CFR 271.3 - Public service use.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Public service use. 271.3 Section 271.3 Parks, Forests, and Public Property FOREST SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE USE OF âSMOKEY..., in his judgment, contribute to public information and education concerning the prevention of...

  18. 36 CFR 271.3 - Public service use.

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    2013-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 2 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Public service use. 271.3 Section 271.3 Parks, Forests, and Public Property FOREST SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE USE OF âSMOKEY..., in his judgment, contribute to public information and education concerning the prevention of forest...

  19. 36 CFR 271.3 - Public service use.

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    2014-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 2 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Public service use. 271.3 Section 271.3 Parks, Forests, and Public Property FOREST SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE USE OF âSMOKEY..., in his judgment, contribute to public information and education concerning the prevention of forest...

  20. 36 CFR 271.3 - Public service use.

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    2012-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 2 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Public service use. 271.3 Section 271.3 Parks, Forests, and Public Property FOREST SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE USE OF âSMOKEY..., in his judgment, contribute to public information and education concerning the prevention of forest...

  1. Automation of steam generator services at public service electric & gas

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    Cruickshank, H.; Wray, J.; Scull, D.

    1995-03-01

    Public Service Electric & Gas takes an aggressive approach to pursuing new exposure reduction techniques. Evaluation of historic outage exposure shows that over the last eight refueling outages, primary steam generator work has averaged sixty-six (66) person-rem, or, approximately tewenty-five percent (25%) of the general outage exposure at Salem Station. This maintenance evolution represents the largest percentage of exposure for any single activity. Because of this, primary steam generator work represents an excellent opportunity for the development of significant exposure reduction techniques. A study of primary steam generator maintenance activities demonstrated that seventy-five percent (75%) of radiation exposure was due to work activities of the primary steam generator platform, and that development of automated methods for performing these activities was worth pursuing. Existing robotics systems were examined and it was found that a new approach would have to be developed. This resulted in a joint research and development project between Westinghouse and Public Service Electric & Gas to develop an automated system of accomplishing the Health Physics functions on the primary steam generator platform. R.O.M.M.R.S. (Remotely Operated Managed Maintenance Robotics System) was the result of this venture.

  2. 75 FR 32245 - Delegation of Authority to Appoint Commissioned

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    ... for appointment and call to active duty in the Reserve Corps of the Public Health Service with an... on active duty on that date, and those individuals who are selected for the 2010 Commissioned Officer... Appoint Commissioned Officers of the Ready Reserve Corps of the Public Health Service Memorandum for the...

  3. 17 CFR 200.80 - Commission records and information.

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    2014-04-01

    ... criminal investigation, or by an agency conducting a lawful national security intelligence investigation... Commission, Public Reference Branch, Washington, DC 20549. Levels of service and charges for copies are set...) Services for which fees are charged. For records available through the Commission's public...

  4. 17 CFR 200.80 - Commission records and information.

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    2012-04-01

    ... criminal investigation, or by an agency conducting a lawful national security intelligence investigation... Commission, Public Reference Branch, Washington, DC 20549. Levels of service and charges for copies are set...) Services for which fees are charged. For records available through the Commission's public...

  5. 75 FR 17158 - Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Advisory Commission; Notice of Public Meeting

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    ... Advisory Commission (the Commission) will be held at 9 a.m., on Friday, May 14, 2010, at the House of Sweden, 2900 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20007. DATES: Friday, May 14, 2010. ADDRESSES: House of Sweden..., Jr. Mr. Charles D. McElrath. Ms. Patricia Schooley. Mr. Jack Reeder. Ms. Merrily Pierce. Topics that...

  6. 76 FR 16625 - Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission...

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    ..., Implementation of the Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act of 1999: Local Broadcast Signal Carriage Issues and... Signals: Amendment to Part 76 of the Commission's Rules; Implementation of the Satellite Home Viewer..., CS Docket 00-96. The Commission amended the rules to require satellite carriers to carry digital-only...

  7. Faculty Salaries at California Public Universities, 2007-08. Commission Report 07-03

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    California Postsecondary Education Commission, 2007

    2007-01-01

    The Commission has expressed concerns about the preparation of University of California and California State University executive compensation and faculty salary studies. In response to the Commission's direction, a Compensation Study Advisory Committee was convened to explore the utility of salary and compensation studies and suggest…

  8. 75 FR 17157 - National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission; Notice of Public Meeting

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    ... U.S.C. Chapter 89 et seq.), to advise the Secretary of the Interior (the Secretary) and the..., Secretary to the Commission. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal... conducting routine business, the Commission will consider the following: I. Design Consultation--Dwight D...

  9. 77 FR 53883 - Benjamin Riggs v. Rhode Island Public Utility Commission; Notice of Complaint

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    ... (Respondent) alleging that the Respondent approved a 20-year Purchase Power Agreement between Deepwater Wind... Commission's (Commission) Rules of Practice and Procedure and Rule 206 of the Federal Power Act, Benjamin...; which appears to constitute a violation of the Federal Power Act, to include 16 U.S.C. 791 et seq., 16 U...

  10. Feasibility study of geospatial mapping of chronic disease risk to inform public health commissioning

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    Smith, Dianna; Mathur, Rohini; Robson, John; Greenhalgh, Trisha

    2012-01-01

    Objective To explore the feasibility of producing small-area geospatial maps of chronic disease risk for use by clinical commissioning groups and public health teams. Study design Cross-sectional geospatial analysis using routinely collected general practitioner electronic record data. Sample and setting Tower Hamlets, an inner-city district of London, UK, characterised by high socioeconomic and ethnic diversity and high prevalence of non-communicable diseases. Methods The authors used type 2 diabetes as an example. The data set was drawn from electronic general practice records on all non-diabetic individuals aged 25–79 years in the district (n=163 275). The authors used a validated instrument, QDScore, to calculate 10-year risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Using specialist mapping software (ArcGIS), the authors produced visualisations of how these data varied by lower and middle super output area across the district. The authors enhanced these maps with information on examples of locality-based social determinants of health (population density, fast food outlets and green spaces). Data were piloted as three types of geospatial map (basic, heat and ring). The authors noted practical, technical and information governance challenges involved in producing the maps. Results Usable data were obtained on 96.2% of all records. One in 11 adults in our cohort was at ‘high risk’ of developing type 2 diabetes with a 20% or more 10-year risk. Small-area geospatial mapping illustrated ‘hot spots’ where up to 17.3% of all adults were at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Ring maps allowed visualisation of high risk for type 2 diabetes by locality alongside putative social determinants in the same locality. The task of downloading, cleaning and mapping data from electronic general practice records posed some technical challenges, and judgement was required to group data at an appropriate geographical level. Information governance issues were time consuming

  11. Missing from the table: role of the environmental public health community in governmental advisory commissions related to Marcellus Shale drilling.

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    Goldstein, Bernard D; Kriesky, Jill; Pavliakova, Barbara

    2012-04-01

    The Marcellus Shale is a vast natural gas field underlying parts of Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland. Rapid development of this field has been enabled by advances in hydrofracking techniques that include injection of chemical and physical agents deep underground. Response to public concern about potential adverse environmental and health impacts has led to the formation of state and national advisory committees. We review the extent to which advisory committees formed in 2011 by President Obama and governors of the states of Maryland and Pennsylvania contain individuals with expertise pertinent to human environmental public health. We also analyze the extent to which human health issues are of concern to the public by reviewing presentations at the public meeting of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) Natural Gas Subcommittee formed by the U.S. President's directive. At a public hearing held by the SEAB Natural Gas Subcommittee 62.7% of those not in favor of drilling mentioned health issues. Although public health is specified to be a concern in the executive orders forming these three advisory committees, we could identify no individuals with health expertise among the 52 members of the Pennsylvania Governor's Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission, the Maryland Marcellus Shale Safe Drilling Initiative Advisory Commission, or the SEAB Natural Gas Subcommittee. Despite recognition of the environmental public health concerns related to drilling in the Marcellus Shale, neither state nor national advisory committees selected to respond to these concerns contained recognizable environmental public health expertise.

  12. American Association of Community and Junior Colleges Small/Rural Community Colleges Commission: Exemplary Programs and Services, 1991.

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    American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC. Small/Rural Community Colleges Commission.

    Compiled by the Small/Rural Community Colleges Commission of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, this collection of one-page program descriptions provides information on 121 exemplary programs and/or services at small and/or rural two-year institutions nationwide. Each program description provides the following information:…

  13. Facilities Policies and Procedures Manual. South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. Division of Finance, Facilities, and Statistical Services.

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    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, Columbia.

    This manual outlines the policies and procedures related to the submission and review of facilities projects at South Carolina's public colleges and universities. It provides an overview of the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education's role and responsibilities and its general policy regarding permanent improvements to facilities. The report…

  14. Meeting the needs of tomorrow's public service: Guidelines for professional education in public administration

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    Chapman, R. L.; Cleaveland, F. N.

    1973-01-01

    The educational programs for public administration were studied to develop guidelines for meeting the requirements of public service in the 1980's. The current state of education for public service is discussed along with a prospective view of the service over the next decade. Criteria for evaluating graduate programs are presented.

  15. 75 FR 18252 - U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; Notice of Meeting

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    ... for Communication and Journalism, Room ASC 207, Geoffrey Cowan Forum. Address: 3502 Watt Way, Los... Commission members include William Hybl, who is the Chairman; Jay Snyder of New York; Penne Korth Peacock...

  16. 17 CFR 1.55 - Public disclosures by futures commission merchants.

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    2014-04-01

    ... be liable for any resulting deficit in your account. (2) The funds you deposit with a futures... financial data for futures commission merchants. (Approved by the Office of Management and Budget...

  17. 75 FR 4389 - Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission...

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    ... for Local Exchange Carriers, Low-Volume Long Distance Users, Federal-State Joint Board on Universal... data); and 3) cost support information. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch,...

  18. 76 FR 3891 - Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission...

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    ..., 2010. Privacy Impact Assessment: Yes. The Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) was completed on June 28... Commission is in the process of updating the PIA to incorporate various revisions made to the SORN. Needs and...

  19. 75 FR 9599 - Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission...

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    ... to Cathy Williams, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), via e-mail to Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov and... collection send an e-mail to PRA@fcc.gov or contact Cathy Williams on (202) 418-2918. SUPPLEMENTARY...

  20. 78 FR 46335 - Public Meeting of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues

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    ... will also discuss the BRAIN Initiative and ongoing work in neuroscience. DATES: The meeting will take... Commission will also discuss the BRAIN Initiative and ongoing work in neuroscience. The draft meeting...

  1. 78 FR 71615 - Public Meeting of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues

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    ... on December 18, 2013. At this meeting, the Commission will discuss the BRAIN Initiative and ongoing... BRAIN Initiative and ongoing work in neuroscience. The draft meeting agenda and other information...

  2. The United States Commission on Civil Rights Statement on Affirmative Action. Clearinghouse Publication 54.

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    Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.

    In this position paper on affirmative action prepared by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights it is noted that the single most important occurrence in the evolution of equal employment law was the recognition by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Supreme Court of the U.S. that the mandate of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 could…

  3. 29 CFR 4.120 - Contracts for public utility services.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Contracts for public utility services. 4.120 Section 4.120 Labor Office of the Secretary of Labor LABOR STANDARDS FOR FEDERAL SERVICE CONTRACTS Application of the McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act Specific Exclusions § 4.120 Contracts for public...

  4. The need for a dedicated public service helicopter design

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    Morrison, R.

    1984-01-01

    The need to provide the necessary funding to research, design and contract the building of an advanced technology rotorcraft that will meet the mission demands of public service (fire, police, paramedics and rescue) operators is discussed. Noise and cost factors, the greatest objections on the part of many police and public adminstrators are addressed. The growth of helicopter utilization in public service is documented.

  5. Public Services Goals and Objectives in ARL Libraries. Kit 84.

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    Soete, George

    This publication is a collection of library public services policy statements, which were received in response to a survey of members of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) in the fall of 1980, and additional recent statements. A concise summary of issues related to public services policies precedes the main body of the kit, in which 25…

  6. A Frequency Study for Public Services Users of Satellite Telecommunications.

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    Federation of Rocky Mountain States, Inc., Denver, CO.

    This analysis attempts to consolidate frequency studies done by public broadcasting, to compile some important characteristics of potentially available bands, and to prioritize the frequency options of public service users of satellite communications. Those bands are emphasized which facilitate the transfer of public service activities to…

  7. Commissioning specialist diabetes services for adults with diabetes: summary of a Diabetes UK Task and Finish group report.

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    Goenka, N; Turner, B; Vora, J

    2011-12-01

    The increasing prevalence of diabetes, the drive to develop community services for diabetes and the Quality and Outcomes Framework for diabetes have led to improvements in the management of diabetes in primary care settings, with services traditionally provided only in specialist care now provided for many patients with diabetes by non-specialists. Consequently, there is a need to redefine roles, responsibilities and components of a specialist diabetes service to provide for the needs of patients in the National Health Service (NHS) today. The delivery of diabetes care is complex and touches on almost every aspect of the health service. It is the responsibility of those working within commissioning and specialist provider roles to work together with people with diabetes to develop, organize and deliver a full range of integrated diabetes care services. The local delivery model agreed within the local diabetes network, comprising specialist teams, primary care teams, commissioners and people with diabetes, should determine how the diabetes specialist services are organizsed. It should identify the roles and responsibilities of provider organizations to ensure that the right person provides the right care, at the right time, and in the right place. We summarize a report entitled 'Commissioning Diabetes Specialist Services for Adults with Diabetes', which has been produced, as a 'Task and Finish' group activity within Diabetes UK, to assist managers, commissioners and healthcare professionals to provide advice on the structure, roles and components of specialist diabetes services for adults.

  8. An evaluation of commissioning arrangements for intrauterine and subdermal contraception services from general practitioners in London, UK.

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    Ma, Richard; Brown, Eleanor

    2015-01-01

    General practitioners (GPs) in the UK may be commissioned to provide long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), which may have a role in reducing rates of abortion and unintended pregnancies. Primary care trusts (PCTs) in England had commissioning arrangements with GPs to provide LARC but little is known about such contractual arrangements. We studied the commissioning arrangements in some London PCTs to evaluate the cost and clinical governance of these contracts. We requested commissioning contract specifications and activities for intrauterine contraception (IUC) and subdermal implants (SDI) from responsible officers in each PCT in London relating to activities in three financial years, namely 2009/2010 to 2011/2012. We evaluated each contract using a structure, process and outcome approach. Half (15/31) the PCTs responded and submitted 20 contracts used to commission their GPs to provide IUC, SDI or a combination of these with testing for sexually transmitted infections. The information regarding service activity was inadequate and inconsistent so had to be abandoned. Information from 20 contracts suggested there was a variation in clinical governance and quality assurance mechanisms; there was also a range in the reimbursement for IUC insertion (£77.50 to £105.00), SDI insertion (£25.00 to £81.31) and SDI removal (£30.00 to £100.00) at 2011 prices. It was not clear from non-responders if these PCTs had a service in place. Of those that did commission IUC and SDI services, some specifications were lacking in detail regarding aspects of clinical governance. New commissioners should make explicit references to quality and safety criteria as poor-quality specifications can give rise to serious untoward incidents and litigation. Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to http://group.bmj.com/group/rights-licensing/permissions.

  9. Beyond Commissioning

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    Brambley, Michael R.; Katipamula, Srinivas

    2004-08-31

    The emerging practice of building commissioning generally provides energy savings of 10% to, in some cases, more than 60% of a building's energy consumption. Moreover, commissioning ensures that equipment and systems are installed and operate properly, providing occupants with the conditions expected. Without commissioning, new buildings can have incorrect equipment installed, devices like fans installed backwards, and unimplemented control algorithms to mention a few deficiencies sometimes found. Existing buildings can have faulty and failed equipment such as clogged filters and coils, stuck dampers, leaky valves, and imbalanced air distribution, as well as overridden controls, improper set points, and incorrect schedules. Commissioning of new and existing buildings helps prevent and alleviate such problems. Yet only a small fraction of commercial buildings has ever been commissioned, and many buildings that have been commissioned have only a fraction of the recommended actions implemented. Time may change this situation or maybe other changes can accelerate the progress of commissioning. Will commissioning continue in the future as it is performed today or must it change? The authors share a vision for how the functions provided by commissioning could change in the future. The paper delves into the roles of automation technology for functional testing, diagnostics, prognostics, data management, asset tracking, and project management in building commissioning. Methods of delivery explored for these capabilities include laptop-, desktop-, and pda-based tools, web-based services, and ubiquitous embedded networked processing. The authors present a vision for how these technologies could change the practice of commissioning and the impacts this could bring for commercial buildings in the U.S. and throughout the world. Potential impacts on building performance, energy consumption, peak power, and occupant satisfaction are examined.

  10. 78 FR 11685 - Public Availability of FY 2011 Service Contract Inventory Analysis, FY 2012 Service Contract...

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    ... SAFETY BOARD Public Availability of FY 2011 Service Contract Inventory Analysis, FY 2012 Service Contract Inventory, and FY 2012 Service Contract Inventory Planned Analysis for the National Transportation Safety... Service Contract Inventory Analysis, the FY 2012 Service Contract Inventory, and the FY 2012 Service...

  11. 76 FR 3887 - Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission...

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    ...: Telecommunications Relay Services and Speech-to-Speech Services for Individuals with Hearing and Speech Disabilities... , Telecommunications Services for Hearing-Impaired and Speech-Impaired Individuals; The Americans with Disabilities Act... Reconsideration in Telecommunications Relay Services and Speech-to- Speech Services for Individuals with Hearing...

  12. 75 FR 18495 - Louisiana Public Service Commission v. Entergy Corporation, Entergy Services, Inc., Entergy...

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    ... Orleans, Inc., Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, LLC., and Entergy Texas, Inc.; Notice of Complaint April 1..., Inc., Entergy Mississippi, Inc., Entergy New Orleans, Inc., Entergy Texas, Inc., and Entergy Gulf State Louisiana, LLC, pursuant to sections 206 and 306 of the Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 824e and...

  13. 75 FR 27337 - Louisiana Public Service Commission v. Entergy Corporation; Entergy Services, Inc.; Entergy...

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    ..., Inc.; Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, LLC; Entergy Texas, Inc.; Notice of Complaint May 6, 2010. Take... Arkansas, Inc., Entergy Mississippi, Inc., Entergy New Orleans, Inc., Entergy Texas, Inc., and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, LLC (collectively Entergy or Respondents), seeking changes in the costs included in...

  14. 76 FR 60818 - Louisiana Public Service Commission v. Entergy Corporation, Entergy Services, Inc., Entergy...

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    ..., Inc., Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, LLC, Entergy Texas, Inc.; Notice of Amended Complaint Take notice...., Entergy New Orleans, Inc., Entergy Texas, Inc., and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, LLC (Respondents...., Entergy Mississippi Inc., Entergy New Orleans, Inc., Entergy Texas, Inc., and Entergy Gulf...

  15. 76 FR 49468 - Louisiana Public Service Commission v. Entergy Corporation, Entergy Services, Inc., Entergy...

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    ..., Inc., Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, L.L.C., Entergy Texas, Inc.; Notice of Complaint Take notice that... Mississippi, Inc., Entergy New Orleans, Inc., Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, LLC, and Entergy Texas, Inc...., Entergy Mississippi Inc., Entergy New Orleans, Inc., Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, Inc., and...

  16. 76 FR 58804 - Notice of Complaint; Louisiana Public Service Commission v. Entergy Corporation, Entergy Services...

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    ...., Entergy New Orleans, Inc., Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, LLC, Entergy Texas, Inc. Take notice that on... Mississippi, Inc., Entergy New Orleans, Inc., Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, L.L.C., and Entergy Texas, Inc... New Orleans, Inc., Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, Inc., and Entergy Texas, Inc. as listed on...

  17. 75 FR 39244 - Arizona Public Service Company, Sequent Energy Management, L.P.; Notice of Joint Petition for...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Arizona Public Service Company, Sequent Energy Management, L.P.; Notice of Joint Petition for Clarification, or in the Alternative, Request for Limited Waiver June 30, 2010. Take...

  18. 77 FR 60981 - TGP Granada, LLC and Roosevelt Wind Ranch, LLC v. Public Service Company of New Mexico, Tortoise...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket Nos. EL12-42-000, EL12-42-001; EL12-43-000, EL12-43-001 TGP Granada, LLC and Roosevelt Wind Ranch, LLC v. Public Service Company of New Mexico, Tortoise Capital Resources Corp.; TGP Granada, LLC and Roosevelt...

  19. 77 FR 16026 - Cargill Power Markets, LLC v. Public Service Company of New Mexico; Notice of Compliance Filing

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Cargill Power Markets, LLC v. Public Service Company of New Mexico; Notice... Cargill Power Markets, LLC submitted a compliance filing to modify the standard of review in...

  20. 75 FR 9623 - Arizona Public Service Company, et al.; Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, Units 1, 2, and 3...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Arizona Public Service Company, et al.; Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, Units 1, 2, and 3... Facility Operating License Nos. NPF-41, NPF-51, and NPF- 74, which authorize operation of the Palo...

  1. 75 FR 15745 - Arizona Public Service Company, et al. Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, Units 1, 2, and 3...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Arizona Public Service Company, et al. Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, Units 1, 2, and 3... Operating License Nos. NPF-41, NPF-51, and NPF-74, which authorize operation of the Palo Verde...

  2. 75 FR 8149 - Arizona Public Service Company, et al. Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, Units 1, 2, and 3...

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    ... COMMISSION Arizona Public Service Company, et al. Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, Units 1, 2, and 3... Verde Nuclear Generating Station (PVNGS, the facility), Units 1, 2, and 3, respectively, located in... different resources than those previously considered in the Final Environmental Statement for the Palo...

  3. Program to Encourage Public and Community Service Employment

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    1994-06-29

    Service members requesting early retirement and other DoD personnel or spouses who request registration. Transition Assistance Program Counselors...validation criteria. For organizations which are denied approval as a creditable early retirement organization and which request reconsideration, the...instructions, worship services, or any form of proselytization. 2. Creditable Early Retirement Public or Community Service Employment for Service Members

  4. Government Research Services in the Public Library.

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    Davidsson, Robert I.

    1997-01-01

    Describes the Government Information Service of Florida's Palm Beach County Library System (PBCLS). Highlights include models for service, the need for specialized government services, costs versus benefits, the Question-Response Service and Government Web site, and keys to success. (AEF)

  5. Public Policy and Mental Illnesses: Jimmy Carter's Presidential Commission on Mental Health

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    Grob, Gerald N

    2005-01-01

    President Jimmy Carter's Presidential Commission on Mental Health was intended to recommend policies to overcome obvious deficiencies in the mental health system. Bureaucratic rivalries within and between governments; tensions and rivalries within the mental health professions; identity and interest group politics; the difficulties of distinguishing the respective etiological roles of such elements as poverty, racism, stigmatization, and unemployment; and an illusory faith in prevention all influenced the commission's deliberations and subsequent enactment of the short-lived Mental Health Systems Act. The commission's work led to the formulation of the influential National Plan for the Chronically Mentally Ill, but a system of care and treatment for persons with serious mental illnesses was never created. PMID:16201999

  6. Obstacles to “race equality” in the English National Health Service: Insights from the healthcare commissioning arena

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    Salway, Sarah; Mir, Ghazala; Turner, Daniel; Ellison, George T.H.; Carter, Lynne; Gerrish, Kate

    2016-01-01

    Inequitable healthcare access, experiences and outcomes across ethnic groups are of concern across many countries. Progress on this agenda appears limited in England given the apparently strong legal and policy framework. This disjuncture raises questions about how central government policy is translated into local services. Healthcare commissioning organisations are a potentially powerful influence on services, but have rarely been examined from an equity perspective. We undertook a mixed method exploration of English Primary Care Trust (PCT) commissioning in 2010–12, to identify barriers and enablers to commissioning that addresses ethnic healthcare inequities, employing:- in-depth interviews with 19 national Key Informants; documentation of 10 good practice examples; detailed case studies of three PCTs (70+ interviews; extensive observational work and documentary analysis); three national stakeholder workshops. We found limited and patchy attention to ethnic diversity and inequity within English healthcare commissioning. Marginalization of this agenda, along with ambivalence, a lack of clarity and limited confidence, perpetuated a reinforcing inter-play between individual managers, their organisational setting and the wider policy context. Despite the apparent contrary indications, ethnic equity was a peripheral concern within national healthcare policy; poorly aligned with other more dominant agendas. Locally, consideration of ethnicity was often treated as a matter of legal compliance rather than integral to understanding and meeting healthcare needs. Many managers and teams did not consider tackling ethnic healthcare inequities to be part-and-parcel of their job, lacked confidence and skills to do so, and questioned the legitimacy of such work. Our findings indicate the need to enhance the skills, confidence and competence of individual managers and commissioning teams and to improve organizational structures and processes that support attention to ethnic

  7. Qualitative study investigating the commissioning process for older people's services provided by third sector organisations: SOPRANO study protocol

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    Sands, Gina; Chadborn, Neil; Craig, Chris; Gladman, John

    2016-01-01

    Introduction The commissioning of third sector services for older people may influence the quality, availability and coordination of services for older people. The SOPRANO study aims to understand the relationships between and processes of commissioning bodies and third sector organisations providing health and social care services for older people. Methods and analysis This qualitative study will be based in the East Midlands region of England. An initial scoping survey of commissioners will give an overview of services to maintain the health and well-being of older people in the community that are commissioned. Following this, semistructured interviews will be conducted with 4 sample groups: health and social care commissioners, service provider managers, service provider case workers and older service users. A sample size of 10–15 participants in each of the 4 groups is expected to be sufficient to reach data saturation, resulting in a final expected sample size of 40–60 participants. Informed consent will be gained from all participants, and those unable to provide informed consent will be excluded. The interview data will be analysed by 2 researchers using framework content analysis. Ethics and dissemination Approval for the study has been gained from the University of Nottingham School of Medicine ethical review board, and the relevant approvals have been gained from the National Health Service (NHS) research and development departments for interviewing NHS staff. Early engagement with a wide range of stakeholders will ensure that the research findings are extensively disseminated to relevant stakeholders (including commissioners and third sector providers) in an accessible format using the extensive communication networks available to the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care CLAHRCs (applied health research organisations covering all of England). The study will also be disseminated

  8. 75 FR 7971 - Elimination of the Commission's Rules Governing International Fixed Public Radiocommunication...

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  9. 77 FR 45594 - San Francisco Public Utilities Commission; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and...

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    ... Utilities Commission (San Francisco PUC). e. Name of Project: University Mound Reservoir Renewable Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: The proposed University Mound Reservoir Renewable Hydroelectric Project... to the small size of the proposed project, as wells as the resource agency consultation letters filed...

  10. 77 FR 76042 - Public Meeting of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues

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    ...: Hillary.Viers@bioethics.gov . Additional information may be obtained at www.bioethics.gov . SUPPLEMENTARY... available. The meeting will also be webcast at www.bioethics.gov . Under authority of Executive Order 13521... information about access to the webcast, will be available at www.bioethics.gov . The Commission...

  11. 78 FR 20647 - Public Meeting of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues

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    ..., Suite C-100, Washington, DC 20005. Telephone: 202-233-3960. Email: Hillary.Viers@bioethics.gov . Additional information may be obtained at www.bioethics.gov . SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the... thirteenth meeting of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (the...

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    ...@bioethics.gov . Additional information may be obtained at www.bioethics.gov . SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION... at www.bioethics.gov . Under authority of Executive Order 13521, dated November 24, 2009, the... access to the webcast, will be available at www.bioethics.gov . The Commission welcomes input from...

  14. The Federal Communications Commission and the Fairness Doctrine: Public Interest Failure?

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    Jung, Donald J.

    Arguing that the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) decision abolishing the Fairness Doctrine rested on unquestionable and untestable ideological assumptions, this paper asserts that the FCC has pursued broadcast deregulation with inadequate consideration of either social scientists' knowledge about the news media and their audiences, and…

  15. 75 FR 4844 - Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Advisory Commission; Notice of Public Meeting

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    ... Advisory Commission will be held at 9 a.m., on Friday, February 12, 2010, at the House of Sweden, 2900 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20007. DATES: Friday, February 12, 2010. ADDRESSES: House of Sweden, 2900... E. Lewis, Jr. Mr. Charles D. McElrath. Ms. Patricia Schooley. Mr. Jack Reeder. Ms. Merrily Pierce...

  16. Publication Patterns of Faculty in Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education Programs

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    Hawley, Dale R.; Gonzalez, Chris

    2005-01-01

    Journal articles published by faculty in Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) programs from 1998 to 2002 were analyzed to determine patterns regarding the amount and type of research conducted by this group. Fifty-eight percent of the articles were identified as research. Slightly more than 10% of these…

  17. 76 FR 24482 - Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

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    ... written statement to the Commission and the TRS Fund administrator containing the locations ] of all of... in writing at least 30 days prior to any change to their call centers' locations, including the...) incoming telephone number and IP address (if call originates with an IP-based device) at the time of call...

  18. 75 FR 9600 - Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission...

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    ... (202) 395-5167, or via e-mail to Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov and to Cathy Williams, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), via e-mail to Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov and PRA@fcc.gov . FOR FURTHER INFORMATION... contact Cathy Williams on (202) 418-2918. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 3060-0560. Title...

  19. The Federal Communications Commission and the Fairness Doctrine: Public Interest Failure?

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    Jung, Donald J.

    Arguing that the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) decision abolishing the Fairness Doctrine rested on unquestionable and untestable ideological assumptions, this paper asserts that the FCC has pursued broadcast deregulation with inadequate consideration of either social scientists' knowledge about the news media and their audiences, and…

  20. Advertising and the Public Interest. A Staff Report to the Federal Trade Commission.

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    Howard, John A.; Hulbert, James

    The advertising industry in the United States is thoroughly analyzed in this comprehensive report. The report was prepared mostly from the transcripts of the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) hearings on Modern Advertising Practices. The basic structure of the industry as well as its role in marketing strategy is reviewed and some interesting…

  1. 75 FR 20352 - Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission...

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    ... specific entry options for telephone companies wishing to enter the video programming marketplace, one... the Commission's notice and enrollment requirements for unaffiliated video programming providers. 47... with a statement addressing the issues in dispute. Such refilings must be served on any objecting...

  2. Comparing public and private hospital care service quality.

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    Camilleri, D; O'Callaghan, M

    1998-01-01

    The study applies the principles behind the SERVQUAL model and uses Donabedian's framework to compare and contrast Malta's public and private hospital care service quality. Through the identification of 16 service quality indicators and the use of a Likert-type scale, two questionnaires were developed. The first questionnaire measured patient pre-admission expectations for public and private hospital service quality (in respect of one another). It also determined the weighted importance given to the different service quality indicators. The second questionnaire measured patient perceptions of provided service quality. Results showed that private hospitals are expected to offer a higher quality service, particularly in the "hotel services", but it was the public sector that was exceeding its patients' expectations by the wider margin. A number of implications for public and private hospital management and policy makers were identified.

  3. Linking pharmacists to the delivery of public health services.

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    Strand, Mark A; Davidson, Kaylee M; Schulze, Natalie

    2017-09-23

    To describe components fundamental to the process of linking pharmacy to the delivery of public health services in a sustainable way. Pharmacists deliver public health services with varying frequency. A literature review was conducted to create a set of fundamental links necessary for pharmacists to deliver public health services in a sustainable way. The service needed to be in alignment with public health priorities, be incorporated in the pharmacy curriculum, have postgraduate training opportunities, have a policy or legal platform supporting the service, and have a business model for financial sustainability. Immunization delivery was identified as an exemplary public health service delivered by pharmacists. Additional services evaluated were tobacco cessation counseling, transitions of care, hypertension screening, and substance abuse counseling. Pharmacists are well positioned to provide public health services. Although pharmacists can offer these services, their delivery is variable because of unclearly defined links in the process necessary for their implementation. This article identifies actionable steps to establish sustainable methods for community pharmacists to deliver public health services. Copyright © 2017 American Pharmacists Association®. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  4. 75 FR 20951 - Amendment of the Commission's Rules Regarding Amateur Radio Service Communications During...

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    ... During Government Disaster Drills AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice of proposed... government- sponsored emergency preparedness and disaster readiness drills and tests. Specifically, the... operators may transmit messages during emergency and disaster preparedness drills, regardless of whether...

  5. Missing from the Table: Role of the Environmental Public Health Community in Governmental Advisory Commissions Related to Marcellus Shale Drilling

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    Kriesky, Jill; Pavliakova, Barbara

    2012-01-01

    Background: The Marcellus Shale is a vast natural gas field underlying parts of Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland. Rapid development of this field has been enabled by advances in hydrofracking techniques that include injection of chemical and physical agents deep underground. Response to public concern about potential adverse environmental and health impacts has led to the formation of state and national advisory committees. Objectives: We review the extent to which advisory committees formed in 2011 by President Obama and governors of the states of Maryland and Pennsylvania contain individuals with expertise pertinent to human environmental public health. We also analyze the extent to which human health issues are of concern to the public by reviewing presentations at the public meeting of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) Natural Gas Subcommittee formed by the U.S. President’s directive. Results: At a public hearing held by the SEAB Natural Gas Subcommittee 62.7% of those not in favor of drilling mentioned health issues. Although public health is specified to be a concern in the executive orders forming these three advisory committees, we could identify no individuals with health expertise among the 52 members of the Pennsylvania Governor’s Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission, the Maryland Marcellus Shale Safe Drilling Initiative Advisory Commission, or the SEAB Natural Gas Subcommittee. Conclusions: Despite recognition of the environmental public health concerns related to drilling in the Marcellus Shale, neither state nor national advisory committees selected to respond to these concerns contained recognizable environmental public health expertise. PMID:22233770

  6. Public service announcements: their effect on smoking.

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    McKinney, R M

    1988-01-01

    , though one would assume that this would initially serve to increase commitment to quit smoking. The applicability of these models to public service announcements are many. It is not enough to make individuals aware of the dangers of smoking but to create an unfavorable image and attitude towards smoking that leads an individual to action.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 400 WORDS)

  7. 78 FR 66288 - An Inquiry Into the Commission's Policies and Rules Regarding AM Radio Service Directional...

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    ...In this document, the Commission adopted a single protection scheme for tower construction and modification near AM tower arrays and designated ``moment method'' computer modeling as the principal means of determining whether a nearby tower affects an AM radiation pattern. The Commission also dismissed in part as moot and denied in all other respects a petition for reconsideration of the Second Report and Order in MM Docket No. 93-177.

  8. Public Service Motivation as a Predictor of Attraction to the Public Sector

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    Carpenter, Jacqueline; Doverspike, Dennis; Miguel, Rosanna F.

    2012-01-01

    According to public service motivation theory, individuals with a strong public service orientation are attracted to government jobs. This proposition was investigated in three studies by measuring public sector motivation at a pre-entry level as an individual difference variable affecting perceptions of fit and organizational attraction. Results…

  9. Public Service Motivation as a Predictor of Attraction to the Public Sector

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    Carpenter, Jacqueline; Doverspike, Dennis; Miguel, Rosanna F.

    2012-01-01

    According to public service motivation theory, individuals with a strong public service orientation are attracted to government jobs. This proposition was investigated in three studies by measuring public sector motivation at a pre-entry level as an individual difference variable affecting perceptions of fit and organizational attraction. Results…

  10. Neither Honor nor Compensation: Faculty and Public Service

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    Jaeger, Audrey J.; Thornton, Courtney H.

    2006-01-01

    Land-grant institutions that are also research extensive may face the unique position of asking faculty to fulfill a historical mission with low consideration of public service in the reward structure. This paradox between mission and reward results in the socialization of many faculty away from participation in public service. This article…

  11. 75 FR 27348 - Public Health Services Act; Delegation of Authority

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Services Act; Delegation of Authority Notice is hereby given that I have delegated to the Director, Office of Public Health Preparedness...

  12. Neither Honor nor Compensation: Faculty and Public Service

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    Jaeger, Audrey J.; Thornton, Courtney H.

    2006-01-01

    Land-grant institutions that are also research extensive may face the unique position of asking faculty to fulfill a historical mission with low consideration of public service in the reward structure. This paradox between mission and reward results in the socialization of many faculty away from participation in public service. This article…

  13. Ecosystem services and urban greenways: What's the public's perspective?

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    Lincoln R. Larson; Samuel J. Keith; Mariela Fernandez; Jeffrey C. Hallo; C. Scott Shafer; Viniece Jennings

    2016-01-01

    Ecosystem services (ES) are an important tool for quantifying the value of nature, yet there are often disconnects between services defined and measured by scientists and those that are realized and appreciated by the general public. Our study explored public perceptions of urban ES by examining benefits associated with greenways in two U.S. cities. Respondents (n =460...

  14. Federal Acts Relating to Continuing Education and Public Service Activities.

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    Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Center for Continuing Liberal Education.

    A listing is given, with brief descriptions, of Acts of Congress which relate to continuing education and public service activities. Forty-nine laws specifically authorize funds for continuing education and public service programs (Adult Education Act of 1966, Higher Education Act of 1965, Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, Older…

  15. Public Service Loan Forgiveness. NASFAA Task Force Report

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    National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, 2014

    2014-01-01

    The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program was established in 2007 to encourage student borrowers to work in the public sector. Qualifying borrowers may have their Direct Loans forgiven after 10 years of full-time service in an eligible job. Currently, qualifying employers include federal, state, or local government agencies and tax-exempt…

  16. Public Health Service report on fluoride benefits and risks

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    1991-06-14

    This report, Public Health Service Report on Fluoride Benefits and Risks is a summary of the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of Review of Fluoride Benefits and Risks: Report of the Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Fluoride of the Committee to Coordinate Environmental Health and Related Programs, published in February 1991. The full report was prepared by an ad hoc subcommittee of the United States Public Health Service's Committee to Coordinate Environmental Health and Related Programs (CCEHRP) at the request of the Assistant Secretary for Health. The full report can be obtained from the Public Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services.

  17. Using mass transit public service advertising to market family planning.

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    Blonna, R; McNally, K; Grasso, C

    1990-03-01

    To increase public awareness of family planning services in New Jersey, the Family Planning Program of the State Department of Health conducted an intermediary marketing campaign using free public service advertising on mass transit. In 1986, the year of the campaign, 237 calls were made to the advertised hotline, resulting in a like number of referrals to family planning service providers. Also, 2664 new patients examined in the state's family planning agencies in 1986 cited exposure to the media campaign as the reason for their visits. The results of the campaign and their implications for other public service agencies are discussed.

  18. Consistent data recording across a health system and web-enablement allow service quality comparisons: online data for commissioning dermatology services.

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    Dmitrieva, Olga; Michalakidis, Georgios; Mason, Aaron; Jones, Simon; Chan, Tom; de Lusignan, Simon

    2012-01-01

    A new distributed model of health care management is being introduced in England. Family practitioners have new responsibilities for the management of health care budgets and commissioning of services. There are national datasets available about health care providers and the geographical areas they serve. These data could be better used to assist the family practitioner turned health service commissioners. Unfortunately these data are not in a form that is readily usable by these fledgling family commissioning groups. We therefore Web enabled all the national hospital dermatology treatment data in England combining it with locality data to provide a smart commissioning tool for local communities. We used open-source software including the Ruby on Rails Web framework and MySQL. The system has a Web front-end, which uses hypertext markup language cascading style sheets (HTML/CSS) and JavaScript to deliver and present data provided by the database. A combination of advanced caching and schema structures allows for faster data retrieval on every execution. The system provides an intuitive environment for data analysis and processing across a large health system dataset. Web-enablement has enabled data about in patients, day cases and outpatients to be readily grouped, viewed, and linked to other data. The combination of web-enablement, consistent data collection from all providers; readily available locality data; and a registration based primary system enables the creation of data, which can be used to commission dermatology services in small areas. Standardized datasets collected across large health enterprises when web enabled can readily benchmark local services and inform commissioning decisions.

  19. 75 FR 27981 - Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Alimentarius Commission

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    ... Food Safety and Inspection Service Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Alimentarius... Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC), which will be held in Geneva, Switzerland, July 5-9... Session of the CAC and About the Public Meeting Contact: Barbara McNiff, U.S. Codex Office,...

  20. 76 FR 11812 - Gettysburg National Military Park Advisory Commission

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    ... National Park Service Gettysburg National Military Park Advisory Commission AGENCY: National Park Service... Park Advisory Commission. DATES: The public meetings will be held on April 14, 2011 and August 18, 2011... the Gettysburg Battlefield Historic District; Operational Updates on Park Activities which will...

  1. 76 FR 70483 - Gettysburg National Military Park Advisory Commission

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    ... National Park Service Gettysburg National Military Park Advisory Commission AGENCY: National Park Service... September 6, 2012 of the Gettysburg National Military Park Advisory Commission. DATES: The public meetings... be held at the Ford Education Center in the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor...

  2. 75 FR 17158 - Flight 93 National Memorial Advisory Commission

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    ... National Park Service Flight 93 National Memorial Advisory Commission AGENCY: National Park Service..., 2010, meeting of the Flight 93 Advisory Commission. DATES: The public meeting of the Advisory... jointly with the Flight 93 Memorial Task Force. Location: The meeting will be held at the Somerset County...

  3. 75 FR 43199 - Flight 93 National Memorial Advisory Commission

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    ... National Park Service Flight 93 National Memorial Advisory Commission AGENCY: National Park Service... 7, 2010, meeting of the Flight 93 Advisory Commission. DATES: The public meeting of the Advisory... meet jointly with the Flight 93 Memorial Task Force. Location: The meeting will be held at the Somerset...

  4. 76 FR 18778 - Flight 93 National Memorial Advisory Commission

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    ... National Park Service Flight 93 National Memorial Advisory Commission AGENCY: National Park Service..., 2011, meeting of the Flight 93 Advisory Commission. DATES: The public meeting of the Advisory... will be held at the Flight 93 National Memorial Office, 109 West Main Street Suite 104, Somerset, PA...

  5. 76 FR 4131 - Flight 93 National Memorial Advisory Commission

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    ... National Park Service Flight 93 National Memorial Advisory Commission AGENCY: National Park Service... February 5, 2011, meeting of the Flight 93 Advisory Commission. DATES: The public meeting of the Advisory... meet jointly with the Flight 93 Memorial Task Force. Location: The meeting will be held via...

  6. 75 FR 65029 - Flight 93 National Memorial Advisory Commission

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    ... National Park Service Flight 93 National Memorial Advisory Commission AGENCY: National Park Service... November 13, 2010, meeting of the Flight 93 Advisory Commission. DATES: The public meeting of the Advisory... will meet jointly with the Flight 93 Memorial Task Force. Location: The meeting will be held at the...

  7. 77 FR 3793 - Flight 93 National Memorial Advisory Commission

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    ... National Park Service Flight 93 National Memorial Advisory Commission AGENCY: National Park Service... February 4, 2012, meeting of the Flight 93 Advisory Commission. DATES: The public meeting of the Advisory... meeting will be held via teleconference at the Flight 93 National Memorial office, 109 West Main Street...

  8. 76 FR 64102 - Flight 93 National Memorial Advisory Commission

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    ... National Park Service Flight 93 National Memorial Advisory Commission AGENCY: National Park Service... November 5, 2011, meeting of the Flight 93 Advisory Commission. DATES: The public meeting of the Advisory... meeting will be held at the Flight 93 National Memorial Office, 109 West Main Street Suite 104, Somerset...

  9. [Ophthalmic reasons in unfitness for military service in medical evidence of the Area Military Medical Commission in Lodz].

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    Nowak, Michał S; Goś, Roman; Smigielski, Janusz

    2008-01-01

    To assess ocular causes for rejection from the military service. A retrospective review of medical examinations for entry to the military service from The Area Military Medical Commission in Lodz. Ophthalmic examinations were performed according to meet eligibility criteria. We used statistic analysis to review the results. Statistic analysis revealed that during period 1993-2004 ocular diseases were causes of 4.68% rejections from the army. The major ocular causes were high refractive errors. 1. Ocular diseases are important causes for rejection from the army (4.68% in total). 2. Major ocular causes for rejection are: high refractive errors, glaucoma and chronic diseases of the choroid, retina and optic nerve.

  10. Limited Life Opportunities for Black and Latino Youth. Report on a Public Hearing by the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations (Compton, California, April 26, 1990).

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    Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations, CA.

    The Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations held a public hearing to examine the effects of poverty on the hundreds of thousands of low income Blacks and Latinos under the age of 18 residing in Los Angeles County (California). The Commission's findings, recommendations, and concerns are presented. The following findings are presented: (1)…

  11. Limited Life Opportunities for Black and Latino Youth. Report on a Public Hearing by the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations (Compton, California, April 26, 1990).

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    Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations, CA.

    The Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations held a public hearing to examine the effects of poverty on the hundreds of thousands of low income Blacks and Latinos under the age of 18 residing in Los Angeles County (California). The Commission's findings, recommendations, and concerns are presented. The following findings are presented: (1)…

  12. Commission Review of New Academic and Vocational Programs Proposed by the Public Higher Education Systems, 2004-2005. Commission Report 05-07

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    California Postsecondary Education Commission, 2005

    2005-01-01

    This report summarizes the results of program reviews conducted by the Commission during the reporting period 2004-05. Also included is a new section on major issues and implications, in which the Commission: (1) discusses a model for enhancing the evaluation of joint doctoral program in educational leadership; and (2) summarizes key issues…

  13. 75 FR 4844 - Notice of Meeting for Acadia National Park Advisory Commission

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    ... National Park Service Notice of Meeting for Acadia National Park Advisory Commission AGENCY: National Park Service, Department of Interior. ACTION: Notice of February 19, 2010, Meeting for Acadia National Park... National Park Advisory Commission. DATES: The public meeting of the Advisory Commission will be held...

  14. Regulatory Services and Records. A Major Occupational Group in the Public Service Cluster. Teacher's Manual.

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    Gwinnett County Schools, GA.

    Part of a course designed to acquaint high school students with basic information concerning careers in public service, this teacher's manual is one of nine (each with accompanying student guide) which constitute a course entitled "Orientation to Public Service." Focus in the units covered by the manual is on regulatory services and…

  15. Regulatory Services and Records. A Major Occupational Group in the Public Service Cluster.

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    Gwinnett County Schools, GA.

    Part of a course designed to acquaint high school students with basic information concerning careers in public service, this student guide is one of nine (each with accompanying teacher's manual) which constitute a course entitled "Orientation to Public Service." Focus in the units covered by the guide is on regulatory services and…

  16. How to enhance public health service utilization in community pharmacy?: general public and health providers' perspectives.

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    Saramunee, Kritsanee; Krska, Janet; Mackridge, Adam; Richards, Jacqueline; Suttajit, Siritree; Phillips-Howard, Penelope

    2014-01-01

    Community pharmacists (PHs) in England are increasingly providing a range of public health services. However, the general public view pharmacists as drug experts and not experts in health, and therefore, services may be underutilized. To explore experiences and views of 4 groups of participants, the general public, PHs, general practitioners (GPs), and other stakeholders (STs) on pharmacy-based public health services, and identify potential factors affecting service use. The study was undertaken in a locality of North West England. Three focus groups were conducted with the general public (n=16), grouped by socioeconomic status. Fourteen semistructured interviews were undertaken with PHs (n=9), GPs (n=2), and STs (n=3). Discussions/interviews were audio recorded, transcribed verbatim, and analyzed thematically. All 4 groups of participants agreed that community pharmacies are a good source of advice on medicines and minor ailments but were less supportive of public health services. Six factors were identified affecting utilization of pharmacy services: community pharmacy environment, pharmacist and support staff, service publicity, general public, GP services, and health care system and policies. Crucial obstacles that could inhibit service utilization are perceptions of both the general public and other health providers toward pharmacists' competencies, privacy and confidentiality in pharmacies, high dispensing workload, and inadequate financial support. Networking between local health professionals could enhance confidence in service delivery, general awareness, and thus utilization. Community pharmacy has the potential to deliver public health services, although the impact on public health may be limited. Addressing the factors identified could help to increase utilization and impact of pharmacy public health services. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  17. Public Library Reference Service--Expectations and Reality.

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    White, Herbert S.

    1999-01-01

    Discusses expectations of public library reference service and the reality of what librarians can provide amid declining resources. Suggests reference librarians should define the gap between potential and reality in reference service, and inform the customers about how little money it would take to provide better service. Argues that librarians…

  18. 41 CFR 105-53.147 - Public Buildings Service.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... of needed property management information systems for the Government; and coordination of GSA... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Public Buildings Service. 105-53.147 Section 105-53.147 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

  19. 41 CFR 105-53.147 - Public Buildings Service.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... of needed property management information systems for the Government; and coordination of GSA... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Public Buildings Service. 105-53.147 Section 105-53.147 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property Management...

  20. 41 CFR 105-53.147 - Public Buildings Service.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... of needed property management information systems for the Government; and coordination of GSA... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Public Buildings Service. 105-53.147 Section 105-53.147 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property Management...

  1. 41 CFR 105-53.147 - Public Buildings Service.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... of needed property management information systems for the Government; and coordination of GSA... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Public Buildings Service. 105-53.147 Section 105-53.147 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property Management...

  2. Public Service Ethics in Health Sciences Libraries.

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    Wood, M. Sandra

    1991-01-01

    Discussion of ethics in libraries focuses on health sciences libraries. Highlights include distinguishing features of reference services in health sciences libraries, including the technical nature of the literature and pressures and time constraints on health care personnel; quality of service; access to information; confidentiality; intellectual…

  3. Developing Public Library Services for Young Adults.

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    Smith, Jim

    From November 1992 through May 1993, a series of staff development and training workshops were presented as part of the project, "Developing Library Services for Young Adults." The workshops included: "Redirecting Young Adult Behavior" (Glenna O. Auxier & Bob Perchalski); "The Youth Services Librarian and the Law"…

  4. The public health implications of world trade negotiations on the general agreement on trade in services and public services.

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    Pollock, Allyson M; Price, David

    2003-09-27

    Trade ministries from the World Trade Organization's (WTO's) 144 member states are presently deciding which public services to open to foreign competition under the complex liberalisation rules of the general agreement on trade in services (GATS). A frequent criticism of the WTO system is that it reduces national autonomy over public policy. However, respect for national sovereignty is asserted in the GATS treaty. Here, we examine claims made by the WTO and others that GATS exempts public services and does not require their privatisation. We discuss trade treaty processes that can subject public services to commercial rules, the treaty's flexibility with respect to national autonomy, and the effect of GATS in situations in which national autonomy is not protected. We conclude that national autonomy over health policy is not preserved under GATS, and that accordingly, there is a role for international standards that protect public services from the adverse effect of trade and market forces.

  5. Service-learning: an integral part of undergraduate public health.

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    Cashman, Suzanne B; Seifer, Sarena D

    2008-09-01

    In 2003, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) described public health as "an essential part of the training of citizens," a body of knowledge needed to achieve a public health literate citizenry. To achieve that end, the IOM recommended that "all undergraduates should have access to education in public health." Service-learning, a type of experiential learning, is an effective and appropriate vehicle for teaching public health and developing public health literacy. While relatively new to public health, service-learning has its historical roots in undergraduate education and has been shown to enhance students' understanding of course relevance, change student and faculty attitudes, encourage support for community initiatives, and increase student and faculty volunteerism. Grounded in collaborative relationships, service-learning grows from authentic partnerships between communities and educational institutions. Through emphasizing reciprocal learning and reflective practice, service-learning helps students develop skills needed to be effective in working with communities and ultimately achieve social change. With public health's enduring focus on social justice, introducing undergraduate students to public health through the vehicle of service-learning as part of introductory public health core courses or public health electives will help ensure that our young people are able to contribute to developing healthy communities, thus achieving the IOM's vision.

  6. Continuing Training in the Public Service.

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    Perez, Coralie

    2003-01-01

    While disparities in access to training are identified as a weakness of the training system initiated by the Continuing Training Law 1971 in France, public sector agents--one-fourth of all employees in France--seem better off. However, this hardly means generosity of the public sector's training policy is the sole cause or that training procedures…

  7. Wisconsin Public Library Service Record, 1971.

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    Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. of Library Services.

    This publication was produced to meet the increasing need of librarians and others for accurate, current information about all types of libraries in the state of Wisconsin. Its additional objective is to further and promote interlibrary cooperation. It contains a statistical summary of Wisconsin public libraries; a statistical summary of reference…

  8. Athletic Trainer Services in Public and Private Secondary Schools.

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    Pike, Alicia M; Pryor, Riana R; Vandermark, Lesley W; Mazerolle, Stephanie M; Casa, Douglas J

    2017-01-01

     The presence of athletic trainers (ATs) in secondary schools to provide medical care is crucial, especially with the rise in sports participation and resulting high volume of injuries. Previous authors have investigated the level of AT services offered, but the differences in medical care offered between the public and private sectors have not been explored.  To compare the level of AT services in public and private secondary schools.  Concurrent mixed-methods study.  Public and private secondary schools in the United States.  A total of 10 553 secondary schools responded to the survey (8509 public, 2044 private).  School administrators responded to the survey via telephone or e-mail. Descriptive statistics depict national data. Open-ended questions were evaluated through content analysis.  A greater percentage of public secondary schools than private secondary schools hired ATs. Public secondary schools provided a higher percentage of full-time, part-time, and clinic AT services than private secondary schools. Only per diem AT services were more frequent in the private sector. Regardless of the extent of services, reasons for not employing an AT were similar between sectors. Common barriers were budget, school size, and lack of awareness of the role of an AT. Unique to the public sector, remote location was identified as a challenge faced by some administrators.  Both public and private secondary schools lacked ATs, but higher percentages of total AT services and full-time services were available in the public sector. Despite differences in AT services, both settings provided a similar number of student-athletes with access to medical care. Barriers to hiring ATs were comparable between public and private secondary schools; however, remote location was a unique challenge for the public sector.

  9. Public participation GIS: a method for identifying ecosystems services

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    Brown, Greg; Montag, Jessica; Lyon, Katie

    2012-01-01

    This study evaluated the use of an Internet-based public participation geographic information system (PPGIS) to identify ecosystem services in Grand County, Colorado. Specific research objectives were to examine the distribution of ecosystem services, identify the characteristics of participants in the study, explore potential relationships between ecosystem services and land use and land cover (LULC) classifications, and assess the methodological strengths and weakness of the PPGIS approach for identifying ecosystem services. Key findings include: (1) Cultural ecosystem service opportunities were easiest to identify while supporting and regulatory services most challenging, (2) participants were highly educated, knowledgeable about nature and science, and have a strong connection to the outdoors, (3) some LULC classifications were logically and spatially associated with ecosystem services, and (4) despite limitations, the PPGIS method demonstrates potential for identifying ecosystem services to augment expert judgment and to inform public or environmental policy decisions regarding land use trade-offs.

  10. Developing satellite communications for public service: Prospects in four service areas

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1977-01-01

    The Public Service Satellite Consortium evaluated prospects for satellite telecommunications in four areas of the public service: the U.S. health care system, elementary and secondary education, American libraries, and that sector of the public service which is concerned with the provision of continuing education to health professionals. Three important conclusions were reached. First, throughout the public service there are three recurring needs: improved access, cost containment, and maintenance of quality. Appropriate application of communication satellite systems could ameliorate each of these concerns. Second, there appears to be an enormous latent demand for data communication services throughout the public service. The potential demand in 1982 to support requirements in hospital administration, library services and other information-retrieval activities, equipment maintenance, and environmental monitoring may be in excess of $300 million a year. Third, administrative applications of data communication networks show particular promise, especially in rural areas.

  11. 75 FR 46854 - Amendment of the Commission's Rules Regarding Amateur Radio Service Communications During...

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    2010-08-04

    ... During Government Disaster Drills AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY... government-sponsored or non-government sponsored emergency and disaster preparedness drills, regardless of whether the operators are employees of entities participating in the drill. DATES: Effective September...

  12. The development of technical and spectrum requirements for meeting federal, state and local public safety agency communication requirements through the year 2010, establishment of rules and requirements for priority access service--FCC. Final rule.

    PubMed

    1998-11-02

    The Federal Communications Commission (Commission) adopted a First Report and Order ("First Report") contemporaneously with a Third Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that is summarized elsewhere in this edition of the Federal Register. In the First Report, the Commission amends its rules relating to public safety communications in the 764-806 MHz band ("700 MHz band") that the Commission previously reallocated for public safety services and in general. This action commences the process of assigning licenses for frequencies in the 700 MHz band and addresses an urgent need for additional public safety radio spectrum and the need for nationwide interoperability among local, state, and federal entities. By this action, the Commission also takes additional steps toward achieving its goals of developing a flexible regulatory framework to meet vital current and future public safety communications needs and ensuring that sufficient spectrum to accommodate efficient, effective telecommunications facilities and services will be available to satisfy public safety communications needs into the 21st century.

  13. Public-private partnership from theory to practice: Walgreens and the Boston Public Health Commission supporting each other before and after the Boston bombings.

    PubMed

    Martin, Atyia; Williams, Jim

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents an overview of the public health and medical services continuity of operations, response and recovery efforts in the aftermath of the Boston bombings. Countless public and private organisations and agencies came together to support the community and the survivors. The efforts of these organisations define what it means to be Boston Strong.

  14. 75 FR 6661 - Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission...

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    2010-02-10

    ... estimate; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; (d) ways to... INFORMATION: OMB Control No: 3060-1134. Title: Schools and Libraries Universal Service Support Program (``E... Libraries Universal Service Program, also known as the E-Rate Program, to determine the current state...

  15. 75 FR 5794 - Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission...

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    2010-02-04

    ... Hearing and Speech Disabilities; IP Captioned Telephone Service, Declaratory Ruling, CG Docket No. 03-123..., CC Docket No. 98-67 and CG Docket No. 03-123, Order, published at 70 FR 54294, September 14, 2005... Hearing and Speech Disabilities; Internet-based Captioned Telephone Service, CG Docket No....

  16. 75 FR 5591 - Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission...

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    2010-02-03

    .../ Coordinator, Wireless Medical Telemetry Service. Form No.: N/A. Type of Review: Extension of a currently... allocated spectrum for Wireless Medical Telemetry Service (WMTS) that allows potentially life-critical...), operating frequency, emission type and output power, frequency range(s) used, modulation scheme...

  17. Final Report to the Four Corners Regional Commission [on Mobile Library Services to Navajo and Apache Counties].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Arizona State Dept. of Library and Archives, Phoenix.

    The objectives of the Four Corners Bookmobile project are to provide public library service related to the economic and social development and educational needs of the Indian reservations in northeastern Arizona by means of a mobile library unit. The implicit objectives are to make library service available and meaningful to people who are not…

  18. Essential veterinary education in the governance of public Veterinary Services.

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    Bellemain, V; Coppalle, J

    2009-08-01

    A comprehensive understanding of the national and international governance of animal health and Veterinary Services must be part of the professional culture of all veterinarians. This includes, in particular, understanding the scope of public (government or national) Veterinary Services within the meaning of the World Organisation for Animal Health standards, the societal importance of the missions of such public Veterinary Services, the history of their structure, and their involvement in animal health, animal welfare, essential protein supply, etc. The quality standards of a national Veterinary Service must be placed within the context of the actual situation in a specific country. Knowing the key elements of international governance implies studying the new global context of animal health services, the international organisations competent to supervise them, and the legal and economic aspects of this arena. In addition, special training is recommended for veterinarians recruited by public Veterinary Services.

  19. [Proposals for the reform of public health services in Catalonia].

    PubMed

    Villalbí, Joan R; Antó, Josep M; Pané, Olga; de Peray, Josep L

    2006-01-01

    In the year 2004 the government of Catalonia undertook a process to reform its public health services. In this context, it created a working groupinvolving experts from diverse backgrounds to analyse the reforms to be undertaken, the Scientific Committee for the Reform of Public Health in Catalonia. Its members produced eight documents on specific aspects of public health, from which a global report of the Committee was compiled by the end of 2005. This paper makes a synthesis of their production, and includes as an annex their recommendations and proposals. Public health policies should be structured around three main goal: the reduction of health inequalities, the control and removal of social and environmental risks, and effective improvements in quality of life. To reach them, common criteria are defined as main directions. These are based in favouring decentralization of public health services and their administration, linking public health activities with health care services, designing interventions with a population perspective, and reinforcing cross-sectional implications of public health. The work of this Committee is produced in the context of an international debate on the future of public health services and the disproportion between its contribution to health and well being and its resources and visibility. The Committee produced proposals and recommendations which can he grouped in five facets: consolidating a solid and coherent system, developing an organizational reform, defining a port-folio of services, adopting improvements in management, and taking into account cross sectional aspects relating to public health.

  20. Customer Service Training for Public Services Staff at Temple University's Central Library System.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Arthur, Gwen

    Arguing that good interpersonal interactions between library staff and their patrons is a major determinant of overall patron satisfaction, this paper describes Temple University's customer service training program for its public services staff. Dubbed the "A+ Service" program, the program focuses on six aspects of library service: (1)…

  1. Customer Service Training for Public Services Staff at Temple University's Central Library System.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Arthur, Gwen

    Arguing that good interpersonal interactions between library staff and their patrons is a major determinant of overall patron satisfaction, this paper describes Temple University's customer service training program for its public services staff. Dubbed the "A+ Service" program, the program focuses on six aspects of library service: (1)…

  2. 19 CFR 210.50 - Commission action, the public interest, and bonding by respondents.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... settlement on the public health and welfare, competitive conditions in the U.S. economy, the production of... action; (2) Consult with and seek advice and information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human... section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 shall have upon the public health and welfare,...

  3. 76 FR 55722 - U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; Notice of Meeting

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    2011-09-08

    ... requested pursuant to Public Law 99-399 (Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986), as amended; Public Law 107-56 (USA PATRIOT Act); and Executive Order 13356. The purpose of the collection is... States Information and Exchange Act of 1948, as amended (22 U.S.C. 1469) and Section 8 of Reorganization...

  4. 76 FR 66345 - U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; Notice of Meeting

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    2011-10-26

    ... continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m.). The topic is narratives: what they are, how they are shaped and countered... is open to the public, Members and staff of Congress, the State Department, Defense Department, the...

  5. 75 FR 52533 - Public Meeting of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues

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    2010-08-26

    ... will continue discussing the emerging science of synthetic biology, including its potential benefits... discussion of the opportunities and benefits to the public of the emerging science of synthetic biology,...

  6. 76 FR 3653 - Alaska Region's Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) Program; Public Meeting

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    2011-01-20

    ... VIII, Section 808 of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, Public Law 96- 487, to... Confirmation of Quorum. 3. Welcome and Introductions. 4. Approval of Minutes. 5. Administrative Announcements...

  7. Representing climate change on public service television: A case study.

    PubMed

    Debrett, Mary

    2017-05-01

    Publicly funded broadcasters with a track record in science programming would appear ideally placed to represent climate change to the lay public. Free from the constraints of vested interests and the economic imperative, public service providers are better equipped to represent the scientific, social and economic aspects of climate change than commercial media, where ownership conglomeration, corporate lobbyists and online competition have driven increasingly tabloid coverage with an emphasis on controversy. This prime-time snapshot of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's main television channel explores how the structural/rhetorical conventions of three established public service genres - a science programme, a documentary and a live public affairs talk show - impact on the representation of anthropogenic climate change. The study findings note implications for public trust, and discuss possibilities for innovation in the interests of better public understanding of climate change.

  8. 17 CFR 144.2 - Service upon an employee or former employee of the Commission.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... OR FORMER OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES IN RESPONSE TO SUBPOENAS OR OTHER DEMANDS OF A COURT § 144.2 Service... or is attempted to be served with a demand of a court or other authority seeking information or... service or attempted service of such demand, the nature of the information or documents sought by...

  9. Youth Library Services in Public Libraries: An International Survey

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Konyves-Toth, L.

    1972-01-01

    Information on public library services to young adults in Bulgaria, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, German Democratic Republic, German Federal Republic, Great Britain, Poland, Rumania, Soviet Union, U.S.A., and Yugoslavia is presented. (30 references) (SJ)

  10. 19. Photocopy of photograph (original print at the Public Service ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    19. Photocopy of photograph (original print at the Public Service Company of Colorado, Shoshone Hydro Plant Collection, Glenwood Springs, Colorado) Photographer unknown, Circa 1940 SHOSHONE HYDROELECTRIC PLANT - Shoshone Hydroelectric Plant Complex, 60111 U.S. Highway 6, Garfield County, CO

  11. Public Library Service for San Benito County.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McGovern, Gail

    A sparsely populated, agricultural area, San Benito County (California) provides library services in conjunction with the Hollister city library and in cooperation with the San Juan Bautista city library. Financing comes from the county general fund. There are no written goals or policy statements and no professionally trained librarians. As…

  12. Documenting Public Values for River Ecosystem Services

    EPA Science Inventory

    The value to society of environmental changes is difficult to assess, and thus challenging to include in environmental management decisions. This presentation will first provide an overview of how framing these values in an ecosystem services perspective can facilitate the proces...

  13. The Marketing of Public Library Services.

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    Dragon, Andrea C.

    1983-01-01

    Defines the concept of marketing and relates models involving the exchanges and transactions of markets and charities to services offered by libraries. Market segmentation, understanding the behavior of markets, competition, and movement toward a market-oriented library are highlighted. Nineteen references are cited. (EJS)

  14. A Public Access Videotex Library Service.

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    Phillips, Roger

    1982-01-01

    Outlines the contracting of systems--CompuServe, The Source, and Dow Jones News Retrieval--as well as the purchasing of hardware with easy access and low cost and development of procedures for a videotex information service at Wheaton College Library. Examples of usage of the systems are provided. (EJS)

  15. Documenting Public Values for River Ecosystem Services

    EPA Science Inventory

    The value to society of environmental changes is difficult to assess, and thus challenging to include in environmental management decisions. This presentation will first provide an overview of how framing these values in an ecosystem services perspective can facilitate the proces...

  16. The Marketing of Public Library Services.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dragon, Andrea C.

    1983-01-01

    Defines the concept of marketing and relates models involving the exchanges and transactions of markets and charities to services offered by libraries. Market segmentation, understanding the behavior of markets, competition, and movement toward a market-oriented library are highlighted. Nineteen references are cited. (EJS)

  17. Public Lands Service Corps Act of 2009

    THOMAS, 111th Congress

    Sen. Bingaman, Jeff [D-NM

    2009-07-10

    10/29/2009 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 111-223. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  18. Public Lands Service Corps Act of 2009

    THOMAS, 111th Congress

    Sen. Bingaman, Jeff [D-NM

    2009-07-10

    Senate - 10/29/2009 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 111-223. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  19. Community College Programs for Public Service Occupations.

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    White, Les; Hamilton, Randy H.

    This publication is a "Design for Action" of the Institute for Local Self Government to re-direct the vocational-technical local government education and training programs through the community colleges to provide urban government manpower. The community college is uniquely qualified to provide significant continuing education and training needed…

  20. Public Lands Service Corps Act of 2009

    THOMAS, 111th Congress

    Sen. Bingaman, Jeff [D-NM

    2009-07-10

    10/29/2009 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 111-223. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  1. A Semantically Enabled Portal for Facilitating the Public Service Provision

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Loutas, Nikolaos; Giantsiou, Lemonia; Peristeras, Vassilios; Tarabanis, Konstantinos

    During the past years, governments have made significant efforts to improve both their internal processes and the services that they provide to citizens and businesses. These led to several successful e-Government applications (e.g., see www.epractice.eu). One of the most popular tools that was used by governments in order to modernize their services and make them accessible is e-Government portals, e.g., (Drigas et al. 2005), (Fang 2002). The main goals of such portals are: To make available complete, easy to understand, and structured information about public services and public administration's modus operandi, which will assist citizens during the service provision process. To facilitate the electronic execution of public services. Nevertheless, most of such efforts did not succeed. Gartner argues that most e-Government strategies have not achieved their objectives and have failed to trigger sustainable government transformation to greater efficiency and citizen-centricity (DiMaio 2007).

  2. Title IX Athletics Compliance at California's Public High Schools, Community Colleges, and Universities. A Report Prepared for the California Postsecondary Education Commission and the California Department of Education. Commission Report 04-04.

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    Beam, Margaret; Faddis, Bonnie; Ruzicka, Pat

    2004-01-01

    With the enactment of Assembly Bill 2295 (Chapter 1060, Statutes of 2002), the California Department of Education and the California Postsecondary Education Commission were directed to conduct a study of Title IX compliance in athletics in California?s public high schools, community colleges, and universities. This study found that California…

  3. U.S. Public Health Service Response to the 2014-2015 Ebola Epidemic in West Africa: A Nursing Perspective.

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    Mosquera, Alexis; Braun, Michelle; Hulett, Melissa; Ryszka, Lauren

    2015-01-01

    The 2014-2015 Ebola epidemic in West Africa has been the deadliest Ebola epidemic to date. In response to this deadly epidemic, the U.S. government declared this a top national security priority and members of the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service were tasked to provide direct patient care to Ebola virus disease patients. Commissioned Corps nurses provided the highest level of care under the most austere conditions. This article discusses the training, ethical dilemmas, and constant risk for potential exposure while working in an Ebola Treatment Unit.

  4. Public funding for contraceptive, sterilization and abortion services, 1994.

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    Sollom, T; Gold, R B; Saul, R

    1996-01-01

    In 1994, federal and state funding for contraceptive services and supplies reached +715 million. Funding totaled +148 million for contraceptive sterilization and +90 million for abortion services. According to a survey of state health, Medicaid and social service agencies, reported spending on contraceptive services and supplies increased by 11% between 1992 and 1994. In the same period, spending under Title X rose by 37%, making it the third largest public funding source for contraceptive services and supplies. The largest source of public funds for family planning services continues to be the joint federal-state Medicaid program. Medicaid family planning expenditures increased by only 4% between 1992 and 1994, a sizable decrease in growth from previous years. State funds continue to be the second largest source, providing almost one-quarter of reported public expenditures in 1994. The maternal and child health and social services block grants remain relatively minor sources of support nationally, although in a handful of states they provide the majority of public-sector funds. State governments were virtually the sole source of public support for the 203,200 abortions provided in 1994 to low-income women. Despite the loosening of federal abortion funding criteria in FY 1994 permitting payment in cases of rape and incest, federally funded abortions numbered only 282.

  5. Identifying Student Traits and Motives to Service-Learn: Public Service Orientation among New College Freshmen

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    Christensen, Robert K.; Stritch, Justin M.; Kellough, J. Edward; Brewer, Gene A.

    2015-01-01

    Among college students, public service motives influence choice of major or job. Although the link between public service motives and prosocial behavior has been established among working adults, researchers have not adequately examined how these motives affect the reported behavior of precareer students. In this article, the authors explored how…

  6. Satellite broadcasting - Capabilities for public service

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Marsten, R. B.

    1975-01-01

    Satellite broadcast services to support health-care and educational transmissions must work with small, low-cost terminals in allocated radio-frequency bands. The ATS-6 spacecraft has successfully demonstrated such capability in the bands of non-technical users. It supports interactive television broadcasting to simple, low-cost terminals in a nationwide series of experiments in the delivery of health-care and educational services. ATS-6 achieves this capability with a very large antenna and moderate transmitter power. The coverage limitations inherent in this approach will be overcome by the joint U.S.-Canadian Communications Technology Satellite to be launched in December 1975. The CTS will demonstrate broadcast capability with new, high-power technology in a newly-allocated radio-frequency band. This will make it possible to use smaller antennas, greatly enlarging the area coverage available to the many nontechnical experimenters using CTS for their own needs. A practical application of these technologies is now in development for operational broadcasting services in Japan.

  7. Television public service announcements as outreach for potential clients.

    PubMed

    McAbee, T A; Cafferty, T P

    1982-12-01

    Public service announcements (PSAs) aired by local radio or television stations may be useful to human service agencies as a mechanism to reach potential clients during periods of low service demand. To examine the usefulness of PSAs for this purpose, a series of PSAs were videotaped for three aging-service agencies and aired by a television station during a 6-week period. The three agencies recorded the incoming demand for services received each day before and during the intervention period. The data were tested by a multiple-group interrupted time-series analysis. The results of the analysis indicated that for all three agencies the PSAs were effective for increasing the number of service inquiries received from nonclients over the telephone numbers publicized in the PSAs. At one of the agencies, the number of new clients increased significantly when the PSAs were broadcasted.

  8. Whitmore Library: A New Concept of Public Library Services.

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    Schuurman, Guy

    Until 1972, library services in Salt Lake County consisted of a group of branch libraries with nearly identical collections for recreational reading. Because the needs of the community had become more complex, a new regional library was built to coordinate library operations and establish new services. Among the innovations in public library…

  9. Athletic training services in public secondary schools: a benchmark study.

    PubMed

    Pryor, Riana R; Casa, Douglas J; Vandermark, Lesley W; Stearns, Rebecca L; Attanasio, Sarah M; Fontaine, Garrett J; Wafer, Alex M

    2015-02-01

    Authors of the most recent study of athletic training (AT) services have suggested that only 42% of secondary schools have access to athletic trainers. However, this study was limited by a small sample size and was conducted more than 10 years ago. To determine current AT services in public secondary schools. Cross-sectional study. Public secondary schools in the United States. A total of 8509 (57%) of 14,951 secondary schools from all 50 states and Washington, DC, responded to the survey. Data on AT services were collected for individual states, National Athletic Trainers' Association districts, and the nation. Of the 8509 schools that responded, 70% (n = 5930) had AT services, including full-time (n = 3145, 37%), part-time (n = 2619, 31%), and per diem (n = 199, 2%) AT services, and 27% (n = 2299) had AT services from a hospital or physical therapy clinic. A total of 4075 of 8509 schools (48%) provided coverage at all sports practices. Eighty-six percent (2,394,284/2,787,595) of athletes had access to AT services. Since the last national survey, access to AT services increased such that 70% of respondent public secondary schools provided athletic trainers at sports games or practices. Approximately one-third of all public secondary schools had full-time athletic trainers. This number must increase further to provide appropriate medical coverage at athletic practices and games for secondary school athletes.

  10. Perspectives on Library Public Services from Four Leaders

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    Dallis, Diane

    2017-01-01

    This article explores and examines the state of library services through interviewing a small group of directors, associate deans, and associate university librarians of public services and identifying common themes and insightful views on this area of librarianship. The participants respond to the same set of questions that cover topics including…

  11. 34 CFR 685.219 - Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... services, early childhood education (including licensed or regulated child care, Head Start, and State... Forgiveness Program is intended to encourage individuals to enter and continue in full-time public service... organization. Full-time (1) means working in qualifying employment in one or more jobs for the greater of— (i...

  12. 34 CFR 685.219 - Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... interest law services, early childhood education (including licensed or regulated child care, Head Start... Forgiveness Program is intended to encourage individuals to enter and continue in full-time public service... organization. Full-time (1) means working in qualifying employment in one or more jobs for the greater of— (i...

  13. 34 CFR 685.219 - Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... interest law services, early childhood education (including licensed or regulated child care, Head Start... Forgiveness Program is intended to encourage individuals to enter and continue in full-time public service... organization. Full-time (1) means working in qualifying employment in one or more jobs for the greater of— (i...

  14. 34 CFR 685.219 - Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... services, early childhood education (including licensed or regulated child care, Head Start, and State... Forgiveness Program is intended to encourage individuals to enter and continue in full-time public service... organization. Full-time (1) means working in qualifying employment in one or more jobs for the greater of— (i...

  15. The Development of Behaviorally Based Public School Consultation Services

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    Putnam, Robert F.; Handler, Marcie W.; Rey, Jannette; McCarty, Joseph

    2005-01-01

    This article describes the development of behavioral school care consultation services to public schools within a not-for-profit community behavioral health organization. An overview of the process of behavior consultation is presented. A description of the growth of behavioral school consultation services is outlined in regard to (a) the types of…

  16. The Development of Behaviorally Based Public School Consultation Services

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    Putnam, Robert F.; Handler, Marcie W.; Rey, Jannette; McCarty, Joseph

    2005-01-01

    This article describes the development of behavioral school care consultation services to public schools within a not-for-profit community behavioral health organization. An overview of the process of behavior consultation is presented. A description of the growth of behavioral school consultation services is outlined in regard to (a) the types of…

  17. 34 CFR 685.219 - Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... organization that is publicly funded and whose principal activities pertain to crime prevention, control or reduction of crime, or the enforcement of criminal law. Military service, for uniformed members of the U.S... service organization means: (1) A Federal, State, local, or Tribal government organization, agency, or...

  18. Bare Bones Young Adult Services: Tips for Public Library Generalists.

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    Vaillancourt, Renee J.

    This book is a hands-on guide to the philosophy and practice of young adult services in the public libraries. The following chapters are included: (1) "Young Adult Services Philosophy," including reasons to serve teens, why teens are the way they are, who serves young adults, and how to interact with teens; (2) "Youth Participation," including…

  19. Integrated Psychological Services in the Greeley-Evans Public Schools

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    Nelson, R. Brett; Hoover, Michael; Young, Mary; Obrzut, Ann; D'Amato, Rik Carl; Copeland, Ellis P.

    2006-01-01

    Integrated school psychological services were implemented 12 years ago in the Greeley-Evans Public Schools by combining the positions of school psychologist and school social worker and placing each professional in an elementary school full-time. After 5 years, services were expanded to secondary schools such that all schools had a full-time…

  20. Bare Bones Young Adult Services: Tips for Public Library Generalists.

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    Vaillancourt, Renee J.

    This book is a hands-on guide to the philosophy and practice of young adult services in the public libraries. The following chapters are included: (1) "Young Adult Services Philosophy," including reasons to serve teens, why teens are the way they are, who serves young adults, and how to interact with teens; (2) "Youth Participation," including…