Sunshine Act Meetings, 30168 [E8-11545]

Download as PDF dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES 30168 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 101 / Friday, May 23, 2008 / Notices periodically conducts surveys of samples of Federal employees on a variety of topics. To obtain insight into the perspectives of management and management advisors regarding Federal disciplinary processes, MSPB is requesting OMB approval to conduct surveys of two groups. All surveys will be completed within two years. MSPB originally proposed sending surveys to (1) proposing officials for discipline, (2) deciding officials for discipline, and (3) human resources advisors on disciplinary actions. However, as discussed below, MSPB has determined that a survey for human resources advisors for this topic will not be an efficient use of resources. The surveys of proposing and deciding officials 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 and adverse actions recorded in the Central Personnel Data File (CPDF). The single commenter recommended that the MSPB include a survey of agency legal counselors, as these individuals interact with proposing officials, deciding officials, and human resources advisors. We agree that agency legal advisors may frequently play an important role in the process of disciplining employees. Human resources advisors also play an important role. For this reason, both the proposing and deciding official surveys will include questions regarding the respondent’s interactions with human resources as well as interactions with a legal advisor when such an advisor was used. However, as the focus of this study is the experience of the proposing and deciding officials, we have determined that surveying human resources and legal advisors would not be an optimal use of resources. In past studies on similar topics, such as agencies’ use of the probationary period, the MSPB has used focus groups of human resources specialists to obtain additional insight into management activities beyond that provided by the supervisors who respond to the survey. If MSPB determines it is warranted for this study, one or more focus groups of human resources specialists, attorney advisors, or both, may be utilized. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:34 May 22, 2008 Jkt 214001 estimated to average 0.50 hours per respondent. Respondents/Affected Entities: Participants will be randomly drawn from multiple agencies that conducted a large number of removal actions in the years preceding the sample being drawn. Both removal actions and suspensions of 14 days or less will be the subject of the surveys. For each personnel action, there will be two respondents (the proposing official and the deciding official). Estimated Number of Respondents: 5400. Frequency of Response: Once for most respondents. (If a party was involved in implementing multiple disciplinary or adverse actions, there is a potential to receive more than one survey.) Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 2,700. William D. Spencer, Clerk of the Board. [FR Doc. E8–11611 Filed 5–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7400–01–P FEDERAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH REVIEW COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meetings May 12, 2008. TIME AND DATE: 10 a.m., Thursday, June 5, 2008. The Richard V. Backley Hearing Room, 9th Floor, 601 New Jersey Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. PLACE: STATUS: Open. The Commission will hear oral argument in the matter of Secretary of Labor v. Twentymile Coal Company, Docket No. WEST 2007–892–E. (Issues include whether the Secretary properly interpreted the breathable air provisions of section 316 of the Mine Act and whether the MSHA District Manager erred in refusing to approve the operator’s emergency response plan unless it provided for a refuge chamber in the main entry.) Any person attending this oral argument who requires special accessibility features and/or auxiliary aids, such as sign language interpreters, must inform the Commission in advance of those needs. Subject to 29 CFR 2706.150(a)(3) and 2706.160(d). MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Jean Ellen (202) 434–9950/(202) 708–9300 CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFO: PO 00000 Frm 00129 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 for TDD Relay/1–800–877–8339 for toll free. Jean H. Ellen, Chief Docket Clerk. [FR Doc. E8–11545 Filed 5–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6735–01–M NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering (CEOSE); Notice of Meeting In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463, as amended), the National Science Foundation announces the following meeting: Name: Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering (1173). Dates/Time: June 16, 2008, 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. and June 17, 2008, 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Place: National Science Foundation (NSF), 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. Building entry badges must be obtained at the above address; the meeting will be held in Room 1235 of the National Science Foundation Building located at 4201 Wilson Boulevard in Arlington, Virginia. Type of Meeting: Open. Contact Person: Dr. Margaret E.M. Tolber, Senior Advisor and Executive Liaison, CEOSE Office of Integrative Activities, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. Telephone Number: (703) 292–8040. mtolbert@nsf.gov. Minutes: May be obtained from the Executive Liaison at the above address. Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice and recommendations concerning broadening participation in science and engineering. Agenda Monday, June 16, 2008 Welcome and Opening Statement by the CEOSE Chair Introductions Presentations and Discussions:  The American Community Survey  Reports on NSF Advisory Committee Meetings by CEOSE Liaisons  Broadening Participation in the CISE (Computer and Information Science and Engineering) Community  Concurrent Meetings of the CEOSE Ad Hoc Subcommittees  Discussion with the Director of the National Science Foundation  Report of the CEOSE Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Accountability, Evaluation, and Communications  Report of the CEOSE Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Broadening Participation Tuesday, June 17, 2008 Opening Statement by the CEOSE Chair Presentations and Discussions:  Report of the CEOSE Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Strategic Planning E:\FR\FM\23MYN1.SGM 23MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 101 (Friday, May 23, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Page 30168]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-11545]


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FEDERAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH REVIEW COMMISSION


Sunshine Act Meetings

May 12, 2008.

 Time And Date:  10 a.m., Thursday, June 5, 2008.

Place:  The Richard V. Backley Hearing Room, 9th Floor, 601 New Jersey 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC.

Status:  Open.

Matters to be Considered:  The Commission will hear oral argument in 
the matter of Secretary of Labor v. Twentymile Coal Company, Docket No. 
WEST 2007-892-E. (Issues include whether the Secretary properly 
interpreted the breathable air provisions of section 316 of the Mine 
Act and whether the MSHA District Manager erred in refusing to approve 
the operator's emergency response plan unless it provided for a refuge 
chamber in the main entry.)
    Any person attending this oral argument who requires special 
accessibility features and/or auxiliary aids, such as sign language 
interpreters, must inform the Commission in advance of those needs. 
Subject to 29 CFR 2706.150(a)(3) and 2706.160(d).

Contact Person for More Info:  Jean Ellen (202) 434-9950/(202) 708-9300 
for TDD Relay/1-800-877-8339 for toll free.

Jean H. Ellen,
Chief Docket Clerk.
 [FR Doc. E8-11545 Filed 5-22-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6735-01-M