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FCC Staff Changes; New Proposed Compensation Rates for TRS, STS, and VRS.
To: Consumer Contact List
From: Karen Peltz Strauss, RERC-TA
Re: Consumer Contact List - Miscellaneous Items
Date: May 11, 2005

Things have been relatively quiet at the FCC since the change in the Commission's leadership. However, here are a couple of things that were released over the past few weeks:

1. Chairman Martin has selected Monica Desai to be the next Chief of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau. In addition, the Chairman has selected Dan Gonzalez as his Chief of Staff . These and other personnel appointments are highlighted in the materials below (also attached) :

CHAIRMAN KEVIN J. MARTIN ANNOUNCES HIS INTENTION TO APPOINT THE FCC CHIEF OF STAFF, ANNOUNCES A STAFF CHANGE, AND ANNOUNCES HIS INTENTION TO APPOINT SELECT BUREAU CHIEFS. News Release. News Media Contact:
Catherine Bohigian at (202) 418-2100 OCH
<http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-258473A1.doc>
<http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-258473A1.pdf>
<http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-258473A1.txt>

2. NECA has proposed new compensation rates for TRS, STS, and VRS for the 2005-06 year. Comments on the rates are due on May 13, 2005 and replies are due on May 25, 2005. NECA's narrative filing explaining these rates is attached (See URL listed below).

Released: 04/28/2005. NATIONAL EXCHANGE CARRIER ASSOCIATION (NECA) SUBMITS THE PAYMENT FORMULA AND FUND SIZE ESTIMATE FOR INTERSTATE TELECOMMUNICATIONS RELAY SERVICES (TRS) FUND FOR JULY 2005 THROUGH JUNE 2006. (DA No. 05-1175). (Dkt No 98-67). Comments Due: 05/13/2005.
Reply Comments Due: 05/25/2005. CGB. Contact: Dana Jackson at (202) 418-2247,
email: Dana.Jackson@fcc.gov, TTY: (202) 418-7898
<http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-05-1175A1.doc>
<http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-05-1175A1.pdf>
<http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-05-1175A1.txt>

3. The FCC's Consumer Advisory Committee meeting has been re-scheduled to June 10, 2005.

Released: 04/14/2005. CONSUMER ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING RESCHEDULED TO JUNE 10. (DA No. 05-1058). CGB. Contact: Scott Marshall at (202) 418-2809 (voice); 418-0179 (TTY); scott.marshall@fcc.gov (e-mail)
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-05-1058A1.doc DA-05-1058A1.pdf DA-05-1058A1.txt
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