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Agency Information Collection Activities; Request for Comment
Document Number: E9-31167
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-04
Agency: Office of Special Counsel, Special Counsel Office, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44U.S.C. Chapter 35), and implementing regulations at 5 CFR part 1320, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC), plans to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for use of a previously approved information collection consisting of a customer survey form.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Request for Comment
Document Number: E8-12167
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-02
Agency: Office of Special Counsel, Special Counsel Office, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), and implementing regulations at 5 CFR part 1320, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC), plans to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for use of four previously approved information collections consisting of complaint forms. These collections are listed below. The current OMB approval for Forms OSC-11, OSC-12, OSC-13, OSC-14 and the OSC Survey expire 9/30/08. We are submitting all four forms and the electronic survey for renewal, based on the upcoming date of expiration. Two of the four forms are being revised, Forms OSC-11 and OSC-12. Form OSC-11 has had major changes made to its electronic version, so that it has a certain amount of ``intelligence'' now built in. Depending upon your responses, it navigates you to the proper sections; it also has help menus for those who need more information prior to making their selections. The electronic form OSC-12 had minor modifications made to it, in order to allow it to be integrated into the new software used to support form OSC-11. Current and former Federal employees, employee representatives, other Federal agencies, state and local government employees, and the general public are invited to comment on this information collection for the second time. Comments are invited on: (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of OSC functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of OSC's estimate of the burden of the proposed collections of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Additionally, the electronic forms OSC-11 and OSC-12 can be accessed online at https://www.osc.gov/ testnewforms/ for test purposes during the 60 day period of this notice.
Privacy Act of 1974; Implementation
Document Number: E7-19571
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-04
Agency: Office of Special Counsel, Special Counsel Office, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) is publishing notice of the final rule revising its regulations dealing with the agency's implementation of the Privacy Act, at 5 U.S.C. 552a. The regulation, as revised, provides additional information about access to OSC records under the Privacy Act.
Privacy Act of 1974; Implementation
Document Number: E7-15839
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-14
Agency: Office of Special Counsel, Special Counsel Office, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) proposes to revise its regulations at 5 C.F.R. Part 1830, dealing with the agency's implementation of the Privacy Act, at 5 U.S.C. 552a. The regulation, as revised, would provide additional information about access to OSC records under the Privacy Act.
Freedom of Information Act; Implementation
Document Number: E7-14234
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-25
Agency: Office of Special Counsel, Special Counsel Office, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) is publishing notice of the final rule revising its regulations dealing primarily with the agency's implementation of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The regulation, as revised, will implement provisions of the FOIA, at 5 U.S.C. 552, as amended, update information in the current regulation, and contain new and expanded information about the agency's processing of FOIA requests and appeals.
No FEAR Act Notice
Document Number: E6-17171
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-17
Agency: Office of Special Counsel, Special Counsel Office, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) is publishing its notice under the Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107-174), as required by the Act and 5 CFR 724.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Request for Comment
Document Number: E6-17130
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-16
Agency: Office of Special Counsel, Special Counsel Office, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), and implementing regulations at 5 CFR part 1320, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC), plans to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for use of four previously approved information collections consisting of complaint forms. These collections are listed below in the paragraph called ``Title of Collections.'' The current OMB approval for Form OSC-11 expires 11/06. We are submitting the other three forms for approval even though their expiration dates may or may not coincide with Form OSC-11. Current and former Federal employees, employee representatives, other Federal agencies, state and local government employees, and the general public are invited to comment on this information collection for a second time. The first notification, sent out on February 15\th\, 2006, received no replies. Comments are invited on: (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of OSC functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of OSC's estimate of the burden of the proposed collections of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Request for Comment
Document Number: 05-16034
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-12
Agency: Office of Special Counsel, Special Counsel Office, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), and implementing regulations at 5 CFR part 1320, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC), plans to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for use of a previously approved information collection consisting of a customer survey form. OSC is required by law to conduct an annual survey of those who seek its assistance. The information collection is used to carry out that mandate. The current OMB approval for this collection of information expired on July 31, 2005. Current and former Federal employees, employee representatives, other Federal agencies, state and local government employees, and the general public are invited to comment on this information collection for a second time. The first notification, sent out on April 28, 2005, received no replies. Comments are invited on: (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of OSC functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of OSC's estimate of the burden of the proposed collections of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Request for Comment
Document Number: 05-8532
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-28
Agency: Office of Special Counsel, Special Counsel Office, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), and implementing regulations at 5 CFR part 1320, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC), plans to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for use of a previously approved information collection consisting of a customer survey form. OSC is required by law to conduct an annual survey of those who seek its assistance. The information collection is used to carry out that mandate. The current OMB approval for this collection of information expires on July 31, 2005. Current and former Federal employees, employee representatives, other Federal agencies, state and local government employees, and the general public are invited to comment on this information collection. Comments are invited on: (a) whether the proposed collection ofinformation is necessary for the proper performance of OSC functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of OSC's estimate of the burden of the proposed collections of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity ofthe information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.