Agency Information Collection Activities, 12220-12225 [2017-03904]

Download as PDF 12220 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 39 / Wednesday, March 1, 2017 / Notices The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the links or querying the docket number. Any person desiring to intervene or protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Regulations (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. Protests may be considered, but intervention is necessary to become a party to the proceeding. eFiling is encouraged. More detailed information relating to filing requirements, interventions, protests, service, and qualifying facilities filings can be found at: http://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: February 23, 2017. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–03925 Filed 2–28–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. ACTION: Notice of information collection—extension without change: Demographic information on applicants for Federal employment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC or Commission) announces that it is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for a three-year extension without change of the Demographic Information on Federal Job Applicants, OMB No. 3046–0046. DATES: Written comments on this notice must be submitted on or before March 31, 2017. ADDRESSES: Comments on this notice must be submitted to Joseph B. Nye, Policy Analyst, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, email oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are also encouraged to send comments to the EEOC online at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions on the Web site for submitting comments. In addition, the asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Feb 28, 2017 Jkt 241001 EEOC’s Executive Secretariat will accept comments in hard copy. Hard copy comments should be sent to Bernadette Wilson, Acting Executive Officer, EEOC, 131 M Street NE., Washington, DC 20507. Finally, the Executive Secretariat will accept comments totaling six or fewer pages by facsimile (‘‘fax’’) machine before the same deadline at (202) 663–4114. (This is not a toll-free number.) Receipt of fax transmittals will not be acknowledged, except that the sender may request confirmation of receipt by calling the Executive Secretariat staff at (202) 663–4070 (voice) or (202) 663–4074 (TTY). (These are not toll-free telephone numbers.) The EEOC will post online at http:// www.regulations.gov all comments submitted via this Web site, in hard copy, or by fax to the Executive Secretariat. These comments will be posted without change, including any personal information you provide. However, the EEOC reserves the right to refrain from posting libelous or otherwise inappropriate comments including those that contain obscene, indecent, or profane language; that contain threats or defamatory statements; that contain hate speech directed at race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, or genetic information; or that promote or endorse services or products. All comments received, including any personal information provided, also will be available for public inspection during normal business hours by appointment only at the EEOC Headquarters Library, 131 M Street NE., Washington, DC 20507. Upon request, individuals who require assistance viewing comments will be provided appropriate aids such as readers or print magnifiers. To schedule an appointment, contact EEOC Library staff at (202) 663–4630 (voice) or (202) 663–4641 (TTY). (These are not toll-free numbers.) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jamie Price, Federal Sector Programs, Office of Federal Operations, 131 M Street NE., Washington, DC 20507, (202) 663–4484 (voice); (202) 663–4593 (TTY). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The EEOC’s Demographic Information on Federal Job Applicants form (OMB No. 3046–0046) is intended for use by federal agencies in gathering data on the race, ethnicity, sex, and disability status of job applicants. This form is used by the EEOC and other agencies to gauge progress and trends over time with respect to equal employment opportunity goals. Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, and PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 OMB regulation 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), the Commission sought public comment on extending its form without change through a 60-day notice published October 20, 2016. Comments were invited on whether this collection would continue to enable it to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed data collection tool will have practical utility by enabling a federal agency to determine whether recruitment activities are effectively reaching all segments of the relevant labor pool in compliance with the laws enforced by the Commission and whether the agency’s selection procedures allow all applicants to compete on a level playing field regardless of race, national origin, sex or disability status; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on applicants for federal employees who choose to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. One comment was received. The commenter was concerned that there is a severe under reporting in the federal government because both OPM’s ‘‘Self Identification of Disability’’ SF256 Form and the ‘‘Demographic Information on Federal Job Applicants’’ form fail to consider the individual’s privacy. The commenter believes that anonymous collection of this data would result in a more accurate representation for all groups. With respect to the Demographic Information on Federal Job Applicants form, EEOC believes that anonymity is addressed, as the form states in its first paragraph that it is not placed in the individual’s personnel file or forwarded to the panel rating the applications, the selecting official, or anyone else that can affect the application. EEOC cannot address the comment as it relates to OPM’s Form 256. Overview of This Information Collection Collection Title: Demographic Information on Federal Job Applicants. OMB Control No.: 3046–0046. Description of Affected Public: Individuals submitting applications for federal employment. Number of Annual Responses: 5,800. E:\FR\FM\01MRN1.SGM 01MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 39 / Wednesday, March 1, 2017 / Notices Estimated Time per Response: 3 minutes. Total Annual Burden Hours: 290.1 Annual Federal Cost: None. Abstract: Under section 717 of Title VII and 501 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Commission is charged with reviewing and approving federal agencies plans to affirmatively address potential discrimination before it occurs. Pursuant to such oversight responsibilities, the Commission has established systems to monitor compliance with Title VII and the Rehabilitation Act by requiring federal agencies to evaluate their employment practices through the collection and analysis of data on the race, national origin, sex and disability status of applicants for both permanent and temporary employment. Several federal agencies (or components of such agencies) have asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 1 This total is calculated as follows: 5,800 annual responses × 3 minutes per response = 17,400 minutes. 17,400/60 = 290 hours. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Feb 28, 2017 Jkt 241001 previously obtained separate OMB approval for the use of forms collecting data on the race, national origin, sex, and disability status of applicants. In order to avoid unnecessary duplication of effort and a proliferation of forms, the EEOC seeks an extension of the approval of a common form to be used by all federal agencies. Response by applicants is optional. The information obtained will be used by federal agencies only for evaluating whether an agency’s recruitment activities are effectively reaching all segments of the relevant labor pool and whether the agency’s selection procedures allow all applicants to compete on a level playing field regardless of race, national origin, sex, or disability status. The voluntary responses are treated in a highly confidential manner and play no part in the job selection process. The information is not provided to any panel rating the applications, to selecting officials, to anyone who can affect the PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12221 application, or to the public. Rather, the information is used in summary form to determine trends over many selections within a given occupational or organization area. No information from the form is entered into an official personnel file. Burden Statement: Because of the predominant use of online application systems, which require only pointing and clicking on the selected responses, and because the form requests only eight questions regarding basic information, the EEOC estimates that an applicant can complete the form in approximately 3 minutes or less. Based on past experience, we expect that 5,800 applicants will choose to complete the form. Dated: February 23, 2017. For the Commission. Victoria A. Lipnic, Acting Chair. BILLING CODE 6570–01–P E:\FR\FM\01MRN1.SGM 01MRN1 12222 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 39 / Wednesday, March 1, 2017 / Notices DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS OMB No.: Expiration Date: Vacancy Announcement No.: Position Title: YOUR PRIVACY IS PROTECTED This information is used to determine if our equal employment opportunity efforts are reaching all segments of the population, consistent with Federal equal employment opportunity laws. Responses to these questions are voluntary. Your responses will not be shown to the panel rating the applications, to the official selecting an applicant for a position, or to anyone else who can affect your application. This form will not be placed in your Personnel file nor will it be provided to your supervisors in your employing office should you be hired. The aggregate information collected through this form will be kept private to the extent permitted by law. See the Privacy Act Statement below for more information. Completion of this form is voluntary. No individual personnel selections are made based on this information. There will be no impact on your application if you choose not to answer any of these questions. Thank you for helping us to provide better service. 1. How did you learn about this position? (Check One): D D o o D D o D D D u o Agency Internet Site recruitment Private Employment Web Site Other Internet Site Job Fair Newspaper or magazine Agency or other Federal government on campus School or college counselor or other official Friend or relative working for this agency Private Employment Office Agency Human Resources Department (bulletin board or other announcement) Federal, State, or Local Job Information Center Other 2. Sex (Check One): o o Male Female 3. Ethnicity (Check One): asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES o VerDate Sep<11>2014 Hispanic or Latino- a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. Not Hispanic or Latino 18:09 Feb 28, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\01MRN1.SGM 01MRN1 EN01MR17.000</GPH> D Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 39 / Wednesday, March 1, 2017 / Notices 12223 4. Race (Check all that apply): D D D D D American Indian or Alaska Native- a person having origins in any of the original peoples of North or South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment. Asian - a person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent, including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, or Vietnam. Black or African American - a person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander- a person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific islands. White- a person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa. 5. Disability/Serious Health Condition The next questions address disability and serious health conditions. Your responses will ensure that our outreach and recruitment policies are reaching a wide range of individuals with physical or mental conditions. Consider your answers without the use of medication and aids (except eyeglasses) or the help of another person. A. o o u o o o o o o o o o u Do you have any of the following? Check all boxes that apply to you: Deaf or serious difficulty hearing Blind or serious difficulty seeing even when wearing glasses Missing an arm, leg, hand, or foot Paralysis: Partial or complete paralysis (any cause) Significant Disfigurement: for example, severe disfigurements caused by burns, wounds, accidents, or congenital disorders Significant Mobility Impairment: for example, uses a wheelchair, scooter, walker or uses a leg brace to walk Significant Psychiatric Disorder: for example, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD, or major depression Intellectual Disability (formerly described as mental retardation) Developmental Disability: for example, cerebral palsy or autism spectrum disorder Traumatic Brain Injury Dwarfism Epilepsy or other seizure disorder Other disability or serious health condition: for example, diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, anxiety disorder, or HIV infection; a learning disability, a speech impairment, or a hearing impairment If you did not select one of the options above, please indicate whether. u o None of the conditions listed above apply to me. I do not wish to answer questions regarding disability/health conditions. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Feb 28, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\01MRN1.SGM 01MRN1 EN01MR17.001</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES If you have indicated that you have one of the above conditions, you may be eligible to apply under Schedule A Hiring Authority. For more information, please see http://www.opm.gov/policy-dataoversight/disability-employment/hiring/#uri=Schedule-A-Hiring-Authority . 12224 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 39 / Wednesday, March 1, 2017 / Notices If an applicant checks the box for "other disability or serious health condition," the applicant will be taken to Section A.1. A.1. Other Disability or Serious Health Condition (Optional) You indicated that you have a disability or a serious health condition. If you are willing, please select any of the conditions listed below that apply to you. As explained above, your responses will not be shown to the panel rating the applications, to the selecting official, or to anyone else who can affect your application. All responses will remain private to the extent permitted by law. See the Privacy Act Statement below for more information. Please check all that apply: u o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o u o o o o o o o o I do not wish to specify any condition. Alcoholism Cancer Cardiovascular or heart disease Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome, or other gastrointestinal impairment Depression, anxiety disorder, or other psychological disorder Diabetes or other metabolic disease Difficulty seeing even when wearing glasses Hearing impairment History of drug addiction (but not currently using illegal drugs) HIV Infection/AIDS or other immune disorder Kidney dysfunction: for example, requires dialysis Learning disabilities or ADHD Liver disease: for example, hepatitis or cirrhosis Lupus, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, or other autoimmune disorder Morbid obesity Nervous system disorder: for example, migraine headaches, Parkinson's disease, or multiple sclerosis Non-paralytic orthopedic impairments: for example, chronic pain, stiffness, weakness in bones or joints, or some loss of ability to use parts of the body Orthopedic impairments or osteo-arthritis Pulmonary or respiratory impairment: for example, asthma, chronic bronchitis, or TB Sickle cell anemia, hemophilia, or other blood disease Speech impairment Spinal abnormalities: for example, spina bifida or scoliosis Thyroid dysfunction or other endocrine disorder Other. Please identify the disability/health condition, if willing: _ _ __ PRIVACY ACT AND PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT STATEMENTS VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Feb 28, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\01MRN1.SGM 01MRN1 EN01MR17.002</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Privacy Act Statement: This Privacy Act Statement is provided pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a (commonly known as the Privacy Act of 1974). The authority for this form is 5 U.S.C. 7201, which provides that the Office of Personnel Management shall implement a minority recruitment program, by the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures, 29 C.F.R. Part 1607.4, which requires collection of demographic data to determine if a selection procedure has an unlawful disparate impact, and by Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which requires federal agencies to prepare affirmative action plans for the hiring and advancement of people with disabilities. Data relating to an individual applicant are not provided to selecting officials. This form will be seen by Human Resource personnel in the Office of Personnel Management (who are not involved in considering an applicant for a particular job) and by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission officials who will receive aggregate, non-identifiable data from the Office of Personnel Management derived from this form. Purpose and Routine Uses: The aggregate, non-identifiable information summarizing all applicants for a position will be used by the Office of Personnel Management and by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to determine if the Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 39 / Wednesday, March 1, 2017 / Notices FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–0695] Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collections. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission’s burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid OMB control number. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Feb 28, 2017 Jkt 241001 For additional information about the information collection, contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418–2918. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collections. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission’s burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. OMB Control No.: 3060–0695. Title: Section 87.219, Automatic Operations. Form No.: N/A. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of Respondents and Responses: 125 respondents and 125 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 0.7 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement, recordkeeping requirement, and third party disclosure requirement. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this collection of information is contained in 47 U.S.C. 154, 303 and 307. Total Annual Burden: 88 hours. Annual Cost Burden: None. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality with this collection of information. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Needs and Uses: If airports have control towers of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight service stations and more than one licensee, and wants to have an automated aeronautical advisory station (Unicom), this rule requires that they must write an agreement and keep a copy of the agreement with each licensee’s station authorization. This information will be used by compliance personnel for enforcement purposes and by licensees to clarify responsibility in operating Unicom. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–03989 Filed 2–28–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–0548] Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Federal Communications Commission. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\01MRN1.SGM 01MRN1 EN01MR17.003</GPH> BILLING CODE 6570–01–C SUMMARY: Written PRA comments should be submitted on or before May 1, 2017. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, you should advise the contact listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Cathy Williams, FCC, via email PRA@fcc.gov and to Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov. DATES: [FR Doc. 2017–03904 Filed 2–28–17; 8:45 am] 12225

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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION


Agency Information Collection Activities

AGENCY: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

ACTION: Notice of information collection--extension without change: 
Demographic information on applicants for Federal employment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Equal 
Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC or Commission) announces that 
it is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request 
for a three-year extension without change of the Demographic 
Information on Federal Job Applicants, OMB No. 3046-0046.

DATES: Written comments on this notice must be submitted on or before 
March 31, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Comments on this notice must be submitted to Joseph B. Nye, 
Policy Analyst, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of 
Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, email 
oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are also encouraged to send 
comments to the EEOC online at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the 
Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions on the Web site for 
submitting comments. In addition, the EEOC's Executive Secretariat will 
accept comments in hard copy. Hard copy comments should be sent to 
Bernadette Wilson, Acting Executive Officer, EEOC, 131 M Street NE., 
Washington, DC 20507. Finally, the Executive Secretariat will accept 
comments totaling six or fewer pages by facsimile (``fax'') machine 
before the same deadline at (202) 663-4114. (This is not a toll-free 
number.) Receipt of fax transmittals will not be acknowledged, except 
that the sender may request confirmation of receipt by calling the 
Executive Secretariat staff at (202) 663-4070 (voice) or (202) 663-4074 
(TTY). (These are not toll-free telephone numbers.) The EEOC will post 
online at http://www.regulations.gov all comments submitted via this 
Web site, in hard copy, or by fax to the Executive Secretariat. These 
comments will be posted without change, including any personal 
information you provide. However, the EEOC reserves the right to 
refrain from posting libelous or otherwise inappropriate comments 
including those that contain obscene, indecent, or profane language; 
that contain threats or defamatory statements; that contain hate speech 
directed at race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, 
disability, or genetic information; or that promote or endorse services 
or products. All comments received, including any personal information 
provided, also will be available for public inspection during normal 
business hours by appointment only at the EEOC Headquarters Library, 
131 M Street NE., Washington, DC 20507. Upon request, individuals who 
require assistance viewing comments will be provided appropriate aids 
such as readers or print magnifiers. To schedule an appointment, 
contact EEOC Library staff at (202) 663-4630 (voice) or (202) 663-4641 
(TTY). (These are not toll-free numbers.)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jamie Price, Federal Sector Programs, 
Office of Federal Operations, 131 M Street NE., Washington, DC 20507, 
(202) 663-4484 (voice); (202) 663-4593 (TTY).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The EEOC's Demographic Information on 
Federal Job Applicants form (OMB No. 3046-0046) is intended for use by 
federal agencies in gathering data on the race, ethnicity, sex, and 
disability status of job applicants. This form is used by the EEOC and 
other agencies to gauge progress and trends over time with respect to 
equal employment opportunity goals.
    Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 
35, and OMB regulation 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), the Commission sought public 
comment on extending its form without change through a 60-day notice 
published October 20, 2016. Comments were invited on whether this 
collection would continue to enable it to:
    (1) Evaluate whether the proposed data collection tool will have 
practical utility by enabling a federal agency to determine whether 
recruitment activities are effectively reaching all segments of the 
relevant labor pool in compliance with the laws enforced by the 
Commission and whether the agency's selection procedures allow all 
applicants to compete on a level playing field regardless of race, 
national origin, sex or disability status;
    (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of 
the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
    (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and
    (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
applicants for federal employees who choose to respond, including 
through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or 
other technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.
    One comment was received. The commenter was concerned that there is 
a severe under reporting in the federal government because both OPM's 
``Self Identification of Disability'' SF256 Form and the ``Demographic 
Information on Federal Job Applicants'' form fail to consider the 
individual's privacy. The commenter believes that anonymous collection 
of this data would result in a more accurate representation for all 
groups.
    With respect to the Demographic Information on Federal Job 
Applicants form, EEOC believes that anonymity is addressed, as the form 
states in its first paragraph that it is not placed in the individual's 
personnel file or forwarded to the panel rating the applications, the 
selecting official, or anyone else that can affect the application. 
EEOC cannot address the comment as it relates to OPM's Form 256.

Overview of This Information Collection

    Collection Title: Demographic Information on Federal Job 
Applicants.
    OMB Control No.: 3046-0046.
    Description of Affected Public: Individuals submitting applications 
for federal employment.
    Number of Annual Responses: 5,800.

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    Estimated Time per Response: 3 minutes.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 290.\1\
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    Annual Federal Cost: None.
    Abstract: Under section 717 of Title VII and 501 of the 
Rehabilitation Act, the Commission is charged with reviewing and 
approving federal agencies plans to affirmatively address potential 
discrimination before it occurs. Pursuant to such oversight 
responsibilities, the Commission has established systems to monitor 
compliance with Title VII and the Rehabilitation Act by requiring 
federal agencies to evaluate their employment practices through the 
collection and analysis of data on the race, national origin, sex and 
disability status of applicants for both permanent and temporary 
employment.
    Several federal agencies (or components of such agencies) have 
previously obtained separate OMB approval for the use of forms 
collecting data on the race, national origin, sex, and disability 
status of applicants. In order to avoid unnecessary duplication of 
effort and a proliferation of forms, the EEOC seeks an extension of the 
approval of a common form to be used by all federal agencies.
    Response by applicants is optional. The information obtained will 
be used by federal agencies only for evaluating whether an agency's 
recruitment activities are effectively reaching all segments of the 
relevant labor pool and whether the agency's selection procedures allow 
all applicants to compete on a level playing field regardless of race, 
national origin, sex, or disability status. The voluntary responses are 
treated in a highly confidential manner and play no part in the job 
selection process. The information is not provided to any panel rating 
the applications, to selecting officials, to anyone who can affect the 
application, or to the public. Rather, the information is used in 
summary form to determine trends over many selections within a given 
occupational or organization area. No information from the form is 
entered into an official personnel file.
    Burden Statement: Because of the predominant use of online 
application systems, which require only pointing and clicking on the 
selected responses, and because the form requests only eight questions 
regarding basic information, the EEOC estimates that an applicant can 
complete the form in approximately 3 minutes or less. Based on past 
experience, we expect that 5,800 applicants will choose to complete the 
form.

    Dated: February 23, 2017.

    For the Commission.
Victoria A. Lipnic,
Acting Chair.
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