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Download as PDF 12220 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 45 / Thursday, March 6, 2008 / Notices Total Respondents: 20. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 3. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): 0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): 0. Comments submitted in response to this comment request will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: February 27, 2008. William L. Carlson, Administrator, Office of Foreign Labor Certification. [FR Doc. E8–4347 Filed 3–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FP–P MERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARD Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection AGENCY: Merit Systems Protection Board. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board is requesting approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to conduct Federal employee surveys for a period of two years from the approval date. Before submitting the Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval, MSPB is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the information collection in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). In this regard, we are soliciting comments on the public reporting burden. The reporting burden for the collection of information on this form is estimated to average 30 minutes per respondent, including time for reviewing instructions and completing the survey. In addition, the MSPB invites comments on (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of MSPB’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of MSPB’s estimate of burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques, when appropriate, and other forms of information technology. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:57 Mar 05, 2008 Jkt 214001 According to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.10, MSPB plans to submit an ICR to OMB for review and approval following the 60day comment period. Comments must be received on or before April 30, 2008. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments via any of the following methods: Email: sharon.roth@mspb.gov. Please include ‘‘Disciplinary Action Surveys’’ in the subject line of the message. Fax: (202) 653–7211. Mail: Sharon Roth, U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, Room 515, 1615 M St., NW., Washington, DC 20419. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on this survey, contact Sharon Roth by phone on 202–653– 6772, ext. 1340, by FAX on 202–653– 7211, or by e-mail sharon.roth@mspb.gov. You may contact Ms. Roth via V/TDD at 1–800– 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposed Project: ‘‘Disciplinary Process within Agencies.’’ As part of its statutory mission, MSPB is responsible for conducting studies of the Federal civil service to ensure that all Federal government agencies follow merit systems practices and avoid prohibited personnel practices. To support this research agenda, MSPB periodically conducts surveys of samples of Federal employees. To obtain insight into the perspectives of management and management advisors regarding Federal disciplinary processes, MSPB requests approval to conduct a series of three surveys. All will be completed within two years. The surveys will be sent to (1) proposing officials for discipline, (2) deciding officials for discipline, and (3) human resources advisors on disciplinary actions. The surveys will ask respondents to share their experiences conducting suspensions of 14 days or less and removal actions, including their level of involvement in decisions made, their use of alternative discipline, the nature of the conduct that led to the action, the role of performance in conduct based actions, and the quality of related training they received. Respondents will be selected based upon disciplinary actions recorded in the Central Personnel Data File (CPDF). Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and record keeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.50 hours per respondent. Respondents/Affected Entities: Participants will be randomly drawn from the agencies that conducted the majority of removal actions in Fiscal DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00151 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Year 2007. For each personnel action, there will be three respondents (the proposing official, the deciding official, and the human resources advisor). Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,500. Frequency of Response: Once for most respondents. (If a party was involved in implementing multiple disciplinary actions, there is a potential to receive more than one survey.) Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 3,750. William D. Spencer, Clerk of the Board. [FR Doc. E8–4292 Filed 3–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7400–01–P MISSISSIPPI RIVER COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meetings AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETINGS: Mississippi River Commission. TIME AND DATE: 9 a.m., April 7, 2008. PLACE: On board MISSISSIPPI V at River Park, Tiptonville, TN. STATUS: Open to the public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: (1) Summary report by President of the Commission on national and regional issues affecting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Commission programs and projects on the Mississippi River and its tributaries; (2) District Commander’s overview of current project issues within the St. Louis District; and (3) Presentations by local organizations and members of the public giving views or comments on any issue affecting the programs or projects of the Commission and the Corps of Engineers. TIME AND DATE: 9 a.m., April 8, 2008. PLACE: On board MISSISSIPPI V at Mud Island, Memphis, TN. STATUS: Open to the public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: (1) Summary report by President of the Commission on national and regional issues affecting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Commission programs and projects on the Mississippi River and its tributaries; (2) District Commander’s overview of current project issues within the Memphis District; and (3) Presentations by local organizations and members of the public giving views or comments on any issue affecting the programs or projects of the Commission and the Corps of Engineers. TIME AND DATE: 9 a.m., April 9, 2008. PLACE: On board MISSISSIPPI V at Lake Providence Port, Lake Providence, LA. E:\FR\FM\06MRN1.SGM 06MRN1

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MERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARD


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection

AGENCY: Merit Systems Protection Board.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board is requesting approval 
from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to conduct Federal 
employee surveys for a period of two years from the approval date. 
Before submitting the Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for 
review and approval, MSPB is soliciting comments on specific aspects of 
the information collection in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). In this regard, we are 
soliciting comments on the public reporting burden. The reporting 
burden for the collection of information on this form is estimated to 
average 30 minutes per respondent, including time for reviewing 
instructions and completing the survey. In addition, the MSPB invites 
comments on (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of MSPB's functions, including 
whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy 
of MSPB's estimate of burden of the proposed collection of information, 
including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) 
ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on respondents, including through the use of automated 
collection techniques, when appropriate, and other forms of information 
technology.

DATES: According to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.10, MSPB 
plans to submit an ICR to OMB for review and approval following the 60-
day comment period. Comments must be received on or before April 30, 
2008.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments via any of the following methods: E-
mail: sharon.roth@mspb.gov. Please include ``Disciplinary Action 
Surveys'' in the subject line of the message. Fax: (202) 653-7211. 
Mail: Sharon Roth, U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, Room 515, 1615 
M St., NW., Washington, DC 20419.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on this survey, 
contact Sharon Roth by phone on 202-653-6772, ext. 1340, by FAX on 202-
653-7211, or by e-mail sharon.roth@mspb.gov. You may contact Ms. Roth 
via V/TDD at 1-800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposed Project: ``Disciplinary Process 
within Agencies.''
    As part of its statutory mission, MSPB is responsible for 
conducting studies of the Federal civil service to ensure that all 
Federal government agencies follow merit systems practices and avoid 
prohibited personnel practices. To support this research agenda, MSPB 
periodically conducts surveys of samples of Federal employees. To 
obtain insight into the perspectives of management and management 
advisors regarding Federal disciplinary processes, MSPB requests 
approval to conduct a series of three surveys. All will be completed 
within two years.
    The surveys will be sent to (1) proposing officials for discipline, 
(2) deciding officials for discipline, and (3) human resources advisors 
on disciplinary actions. The surveys will ask respondents to share 
their experiences conducting suspensions of 14 days or less and removal 
actions, including their level of involvement in decisions made, their 
use of alternative discipline, the nature of the conduct that led to 
the action, the role of performance in conduct based actions, and the 
quality of related training they received. Respondents will be selected 
based upon disciplinary actions recorded in the Central Personnel Data 
File (CPDF).
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and record keeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.50 
hours per respondent.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Participants will be randomly drawn 
from the agencies that conducted the majority of removal actions in 
Fiscal Year 2007. For each personnel action, there will be three 
respondents (the proposing official, the deciding official, and the 
human resources advisor).
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,500.
    Frequency of Response: Once for most respondents. (If a party was 
involved in implementing multiple disciplinary actions, there is a 
potential to receive more than one survey.)
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 3,750.

William D. Spencer,
Clerk of the Board.
 [FR Doc. E8-4292 Filed 3-5-08; 8:45 am]
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