OFR Accepting Applications for Financial Research Advisory Committee

To ensure that the OFR hears from a variety of external experts with diverse viewpoints, the OFR established the Financial Research Advisory Committee. The advisory committee provides advice, recommendations, analysis, and information directly to the OFR. The OFR may share the Committee’s advice and recommendations with the Secretary of the Treasury or other Treasury officials.

Starting August 5, 2022, the OFR is accepting applications for advisory committee membership. The OFR invites applications from experts in the fields of:

  • economics, financial institutions, and markets,
  • statistical analysis, financial market analysis, and econometrics,
  • data management, information standards, technology,
  • emerging risks to financial stability, such as cryptocurrency, cybersecurity, and climate change,
  • or other areas related to OFR’s duties and authorities.

New members of the advisory committee will serve three-year terms. Committee members are not compensated; however, they do receive reimbursement for travel, lodging, and other expenses.

How to apply

To apply, an applicant must submit an appropriately detailed resume and a cover letter describing their interest, reasons for application, and qualifications.

In accordance with Department of Treasury Directive 21-03, a clearance process includes criminal and subversive name checks or fingerprint checks with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for proposed advisory committee members, as well as pre-appointment tax checks with the Internal Revenue Service for all proposed and reappointed members.

The application period for interested candidates will close on September 30, 2022. Applications should be submitted in sufficient time to be received by the close of business on the closing date and should be sent to .ofr_frac@ofr.treasury.gov.

Learn more about the Financial Research Advisory Committee.