Grant panelists needed with OER expertise

The US Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration is seeking peer reviewers with expertise in designing and delivering OER for grant application review. From the announcement:

Prospective panelists should know that federal paneling is a serious responsibility that requires a commitment of time and expertise. If selected, nonfederal panelists will be compensated for their service. Panelists will not be required to travel to Washington, DC, but will be required to read and evaluate grants independently and subsequently participate in conference calls with other panelists to discuss the grants. Selected panelists must make a commitment to be available for the preparation work leading up to the paneling, which could last as long as two weeks. The estimated workload for selected panelists in reviewing and evaluating grants is between 10 and 15 applications. Panelists will be required to provide written documentation detailing the rationale in support of each score.

No person may serve as a panelist if a conflict of interest, real or perceived, exists. A conflict exists when the prospective panelist, any member of his or her immediate family, his or her partner, or an organization which employs or is about to employ any of the parties indicated herein, has a financial or other interest in an organization seeking financial assistance or which may otherwise benefit by an award decision.

If you are interested in serving as a panelist, please submit your contact information and a resume highlighting your primary and secondary areas of expertise as indicated above to: DOLPanelists@pep8a.com.

If you have additional questions, please contact ETA’s identified Contractor for this task:
Linda Metchikoff-Hooker
Performance Excellence Partners, Inc.
Phone: (714) 434-3553 (PDT)
E-Mail: lindamh@pep8a.com

The full announcement can be found at: http://www.doleta.gov/pdf/grant_panelists_outreach.pdf.  More information about the Employment and Training Administration, including upcoming funding opportunities that include OER, can be found at: http://www.doleta.gov