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Federally Registered Lobbyist New Office of Management and Budget (OMB) policy requires a ban on the appointment of federally registered lobbyists to federal advisory committees and other boards and commissions. In IAR, Reviewers are now required to indicate their status as a registered federal lobbyist before being granted access to a meeting. The Confidentiality Agreement screen has been modified to explain this new process to Reviewers and to provide the options Yes or No to indicate the federal lobbyist status.
Federally Registered Lobbyist To indicate status as a federally registered lobbyist: • Access the List of Meetings screen in IAR. • Select the Confidentiality Statement link from the Action column.
Federally Registered Lobbyist The Confidentiality Agreement for the specific meeting opens. At the bottom of the screen, Yes and No options exists for the question: Are you a federally registered lobbyist? • Select the Yes radio button to indicate a status as a registered lobbyist. NOTE: If the Reviewer is not a federal lobbyist, the No option must be selected, and the Confidentiality Agreement can be signed, as is the current process. • Click the I Agree button.
Federally Registered Lobbyist The Certification screen displays to confirm the selection of the federally registered lobbyist status. This screen displays an explanation to the Reviewer that once confirmed as a federal lobbyist, the Reviewer loses access to the meeting. The Reviewer has the chance to choose Cancel/Return if a mistake was made when indicating status. Otherwise, the Confirm/Continue button must be selected. • Select the Confirm/Continue button to confirm status as a lobbyist.
Federally Registered Lobbyist The Reviewer’s status as a federally registered lobbyist is recorded in the database, and the Reviewer is blocked from the selected meeting. The List of Meetings screen displays the following message in the Action column: Access Denied: Federally Registered Lobbyist