Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee; Notice of Open Meeting and Agenda, 68477 [05-22447]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 217 / Thursday, November 10, 2005 / Notices I. Background The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) collects data on job vacancies, labor hires, and labor separations. As the monthly JOLTS time series grow longer, their value in assessing the business cycle, the difficulty that employers have in hiring workers, and the extent of the mismatch between the unused supply of available workers and the unmet demand for labor by employers will increase. The study of the complex relationship between job openings and unemployment will be of particular interest to researchers. While these two measures are expected to move in opposite directions over the course of the business cycle, their relative levels and movements depend on the efficiency of the labor market in matching workers and jobs. Along with the job openings rate, trends in hires and separations may broadly identify which aggregate industries face the tightest labor markets. Quits rates, the number of persons who quit during an entire month as a percentage of total employment, may provide clues about workers’ views of the labor market or their success in finding better jobs. In addition, businesses will be able to compare their own turnover rates to the national, regional, and major industry division rates. The BLS uses the JOLTS form to gather employment, job openings, hires, and total separations from business establishments. The information is collected once a month at the BLS Data Collection Center (DCC) in Atlanta, Georgia. The information is collected using Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI), Touch-tone Data Entry (TDE), FAX, and mail. An establishment is in the sample for 24 consecutive months. II. Current Action Office of Management and Budget (OMB) clearance is being sought for the JOLTS. The BLS is requesting an extension to the existing clearance for the JOLTS. There are no major changes being made to the forms, procedures, data collection methodology, or other aspects of the survey. III. Desired Focus of Comments The Bureau of Labor Statistics is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:02 Nov 09, 2005 Jkt 208001 whether the information will have practical utility; • 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; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Title: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (BLS–1411). OMB Number: 1220–0170. Affected Public: Federal Government; State, Local, or Tribal governments; Businesses or other for-profit; Not-forprofit institutions; Small businesses and organizations. Total Respondents: 16,400. Frequency: Monthly. Total Responses: 132,840. Average Time Per Response: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 22,140 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $0. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they also will become a matter of public record. Signed at Washington, DC, this 3rd day of November 2005. Cathy Kazanowski, Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics. [FR Doc. 05–22446 Filed 11–9–05; 8:45 am] 68477 The Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee is a technical committee composed of economists, statisticians, and behavioral scientists who are recognized for their attainments and objectivity in their respective fields. Committee members are called upon to analyze issues involved in producing Federal economic statistics and recommend practices that will lead to optimum efficiency, effectiveness, and cooperation among the Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis and Bureau of the Census. The meeting will be held in Meeting Rooms 1 and 2 of the Postal Square Building Conference Center. The schedule and agenda for the meeting are as follows: 9 a.m. Opening session. 9:30 a.m. Measuring the cost of owneroccupied housing. 1 p.m. Report from working group on the CPS–CES discrepancy. 1:30 p.m. Service-sector expansion and non-residential construction initiative in the PPI. 2 p.m. Priorities for future meetings. 2:45 p.m. Treatment of catastrophic events in Federal statistical programs. 4:45 p.m. Conclude (approximate time). The meeting is open to the public. Any questions concerning the meeting should be directed to Margaret Johnson, Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee, on Area Code (202) 691– 5600. Individuals with disabilities, who need special accommodations, should contact Ms. Johnson at least two days prior to the meeting date. Signed at Washington, DC the 3rd day of November 2005. Kathleen P. Utgoff, Commissioner of Labor Statistics. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 217 (Thursday, November 10, 2005)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Bureau of Labor Statistics


Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee; Notice of Open 
Meeting and Agenda

    The ninth meeting of the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory 
Committee will be held on December 9, 2005 in the Postal Square 
Building, 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE., Washington, DC.
    The Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee is a technical 
committee composed of economists, statisticians, and behavioral 
scientists who are recognized for their attainments and objectivity in 
their respective fields. Committee members are called upon to analyze 
issues involved in producing Federal economic statistics and recommend 
practices that will lead to optimum efficiency, effectiveness, and 
cooperation among the Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics 
and the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis and Bureau 
of the Census.
    The meeting will be held in Meeting Rooms 1 and 2 of the Postal 
Square Building Conference Center. The schedule and agenda for the 
meeting are as follows:

9 a.m. Opening session.
9:30 a.m. Measuring the cost of owner-occupied housing.
1 p.m. Report from working group on the CPS-CES discrepancy.
1:30 p.m. Service-sector expansion and non-residential construction 
initiative in the PPI.
2 p.m. Priorities for future meetings.
2:45 p.m. Treatment of catastrophic events in Federal statistical 
programs.
4:45 p.m. Conclude (approximate time).

    The meeting is open to the public. Any questions concerning the 
meeting should be directed to Margaret Johnson, Federal Economic 
Statistics Advisory Committee, on Area Code (202) 691-5600. Individuals 
with disabilities, who need special accommodations, should contact Ms. 
Johnson at least two days prior to the meeting date.

    Signed at Washington, DC the 3rd day of November 2005.
Kathleen P. Utgoff,
Commissioner of Labor Statistics.
[FR Doc. 05-22447 Filed 11-9-05; 8:45 am]
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