Intent To Request Approval From OMB of One New Public Collection of Information: On-Boarding Information for New Hire Candidates, 41367-41368 [E8-16543]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 139 / Friday, July 18, 2008 / Notices the specific section of the document to which each comment applies, providing a reason for each comment. We recommend you include your name, mailing address, an e-mail address, or other contact information in the body of your document so that we can contact you if we have questions regarding your submission. You may submit comments and material by electronic means, mail, fax, or delivery to the DMF at the address under ADDRESSES; but please submit them by only one means. If you submit them by mail or delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit them by mail and would like to know that they reached the Facility, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period. We may change the documents supporting this collection of information or even the underlying requirements in view of them. The Coast Guard and OIRA will consider all comments and material received during the comment period. Viewing comments and documents: Go to http://www.regulations.gov to view documents mentioned in this notice as being available in the docket. Enter the docket number [USCG–2008– 0204] in the Search box, and click, ‘‘Go>>.’’ You may also visit the DMF in room W12–140 on the West Building Ground Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Privacy Act: Anyone can search the electronic form of all comments received in dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review the Privacy Act Statement of DOT in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477), or by visiting http://DocketsInfo.dot.gov. Previous Request for Comments. dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES3 This request provides a 30-day comment period required by OIRA. The Coast Guard has published the 60-day notice (73 FR 19084, April 8, 2008) required by44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That notice elicited no comments. Information Collection Request. 1. Title: Bridge Permit Application Guide (BPAG). OMB Control Number: 1625–0015. Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:59 Jul 17, 2008 Jkt 214001 Affected Public: The public and private owners of bridges over navigable waters of the United States. Abstract: The collection of information is a request for a bridge permit request. The application is submitted to the Coast Guard for approval of any proposed bridge project. A letter of application must be submitted along with letter-size drawings (plans) and maps showing the proposed project and its location. Sections 401, 491, and 525 of 33 U.S.C. authorize the Coast Guard to approve plans and locations for all bridges and causeways that go over navigable waters of the United States. Bridge permit application regulations are contained in 33 CFR 115.50. Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has increased from 2,240 to 3,315 hours a year. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. Dated: July 9, 2008. D.T. Glenn, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology. [FR Doc. E8–16420 Filed 7–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration Intent To Request Approval From OMB of One New Public Collection of Information: On-Boarding Information for New Hire Candidates Transportation Security Administration, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on a new Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The collection involves collecting personal information from new hire candidates for their entrance on duty (EOD) as part of the hiring process using an electronic interface known as EODonline. DATES: Send your comments by September 16, 2008. ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed or delivered to Joanna Johnson, Communications Branch, Business Management Office, Operational Process PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41367 and Technology, TSA–32, Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 22202–4220. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joanna Johnson at the above address, or by telephone (571) 227–3651 or facsimile (571) 227–3588. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB control number. The ICR documentation is available at www.reginfo.gov. Therefore, in preparation for OMB review and approval of the following information collection, TSA is soliciting comments to— (1) Evaluate whether the proposed information requirement is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including using appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Information Collection Requirement Purpose of Data Collection Each new hire joining the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) must complete the required EOD forms as part of the hiring process. In an effort to expedite, streamline and add efficiency to the EOD process, TSA has transformed the paper-based process into an electronic one by implementing a system known as EODonline. Applicants who have accepted a position with TSA are able to log into EODonline where they answer questions designed to gather the necessary data to generate the standard EOD forms. The standard EOD forms are either standard government forms or TSA specific forms that are required in order to be employed with TSA (e.g., Employment Eligibility Verification form, Appointment Affidavit, Declaration for Federal Employment, as well as forms that allow the candidates to choose benefits, provide military/prior federal service history declarations, and E:\FR\FM\18JYN1.SGM 18JYN1 41368 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 139 / Friday, July 18, 2008 / Notices dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES3 provide information that is necessary for TSA’s payroll processing.) Individuals enter their information into EODonline one time and the system populates the required EOD forms. Previously, the same information was provided by the individual multiple times during their manual completion of the paper EOD forms. The time required to complete the EODonline process is significantly less than the time needed to complete the paper EOD forms. As stated above, the information being collected is required in order to employ individuals in the Federal government and to provide them with the benefits that are afforded Government employees. Information collected includes the new hire candidate’s Social Security Number, Date of Birth, Home Address, financial institution information, as well as other personal information. Collecting this information through EODonline substantially reduces the time new candidates dedicate to this process because they are only required to enter the information once and then the system populates all forms on which the information is required. Description of Data Collection Applicants who accept employment offers with TSA enter their information electronically one time during the hiring process using the EODonline system. Information collected includes the new hire candidate’s Social Security Number, Date of Birth, Home Address, financial institution information, as well as other personal information. Once all necessary information is collected, the candidate can view and/or print the forms in final version. Forms that do not require an original ink signature are signed electronically by the candidates. Forms requiring an original signature in ink are printed out by TSA personnel who conduct new employee orientation sessions. The hard copy forms are provided to the employees at orientation to review and sign. The annual respondent burden hours are estimated to be 10,400, based on an estimated one hour required per respondent to provide the required information and 10,400 annual respondents. This reduces the time to complete EOD paperwork by 50%. Respondents to this proposed information requirement are TSA (nonexecutive) job applicants who have accepted an offer of employment with TSA. Use of Results The time saved by utilizing EODonline allows employees to complete the EOD process more VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:36 Jul 17, 2008 Jkt 214001 expeditiously and accurately and thus begin to perform their TSA duties as soon as possible. TSA will use the results of EODonline usage to measure efficiencies (i.e., cost savings, operational efficiencies, accuracy of data) gained through implementation of the automated system—both on the part of new hire candidates (as applicable) and the agency. Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on June 14, 2008. Kriste Jordan, Program Manger, Business Improvements and Communications, Office of Information Technology. [FR Doc. E8–16543 Filed 7–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection [Docket No. USCBP–2008–0074] Notice of Meeting of The Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection and Related Homeland Security Functions (COAC) U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Related Homeland Security Functions (popularly known as ‘‘COAC’’) will meet on August 7, 2008 in Seattle, Washington. The meeting will be open to the public. DATES: COAC will meet Thursday, August 7th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Please note that the meeting may close early if the committee has completed its business. If you plan to attend, please contact Ms. Wanda Tate on or before Friday, August 1, 2008. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Museum of Flight, 9404 East Marginal Way South, Skyline Room, Seattle, Washington 98108–4097. Written material and comments should reach the contact person listed below by July 30, 2008. Requests to have a copy of your material distributed to each member of the committee prior to the meeting should reach the contact person at the address below by July 30, 2008. Comments must be identified by Docket No. USCBP–2008–0074 and may be submitted by one of the following methods: PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: traderelations@dhs.gov. Include the docket number in the subject line of the message. • Fax: 202–344–2064. • Mail: Ms. Wanda Tate, Office of International Affairs and Trade Relations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security, Room 8.5C, Washington, DC 20229. Instructions: All submissions received must include the words ‘‘Department of Homeland Security’’ and the docket number for this action. Comments received will be posted without alteration at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received by the COAC, go to http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Wanda Tate, Office of International Affairs and Trade Relations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Room 8.5C, Washington, DC 20229; traderelations@dhs.gov; telephone 202– 344–1440; facsimile 202–344–2064. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C., app.), DHS hereby announces a meeting of the Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Related Homeland Security Functions (COAC). COAC is tasked with providing advice to the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Secretary of the Treasury, and the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on matters pertaining to the commercial operations of CBP and related functions within DHS or the Department of the Treasury. The seventh meeting of the tenth term of COAC will be held at the date, time and location specified above. A tentative agenda for the meeting is set forth below. Tentative Agenda 1. World Customs Organization & Mutual Recognition Status. 2. C–TPAT Programs (Customs–Trade Partnership Against Terrorism). 3. ITDS (International Trade Data Systems Status). 4. Import Safety Initiatives. 5. Advance Trade Data (‘‘10+2’’). 6. Secure Freight Initiative. 7. Agriculture Program Update. 8. Trade Facilitation and Compliance Issues. E:\FR\FM\18JYN1.SGM 18JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 139 (Friday, July 18, 2008)]
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[FR Doc No: E8-16543]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration


Intent To Request Approval From OMB of One New Public Collection 
of Information: On-Boarding Information for New Hire Candidates

AGENCY: Transportation Security Administration, DHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites 
public comment on a new Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted 
below that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for approval in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The ICR 
describes the nature of the information collection and its expected 
burden. The collection involves collecting personal information from 
new hire candidates for their entrance on duty (EOD) as part of the 
hiring process using an electronic interface known as EODonline.

DATES: Send your comments by September 16, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed or delivered to Joanna Johnson, 
Communications Branch, Business Management Office, Operational Process 
and Technology, TSA-32, Transportation Security Administration, 601 
South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 22202-4220.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joanna Johnson at the above address, 
or by telephone (571) 227-3651 or facsimile (571) 227-3588.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Comments Invited

    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 
3501 et seq.), an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is 
not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it 
displays a valid OMB control number. The ICR documentation is available 
at www.reginfo.gov. Therefore, in preparation for OMB review and 
approval of the following information collection, TSA is soliciting 
comments to--
    (1) Evaluate whether the proposed information requirement is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
    (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden;
    (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and
    (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those 
who are to respond, including using appropriate automated, electronic, 
mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms 
of information technology.

Information Collection Requirement

Purpose of Data Collection

    Each new hire joining the Transportation Security Administration 
(TSA) must complete the required EOD forms as part of the hiring 
process. In an effort to expedite, streamline and add efficiency to the 
EOD process, TSA has transformed the paper-based process into an 
electronic one by implementing a system known as EODonline.
    Applicants who have accepted a position with TSA are able to log 
into EODonline where they answer questions designed to gather the 
necessary data to generate the standard EOD forms. The standard EOD 
forms are either standard government forms or TSA specific forms that 
are required in order to be employed with TSA (e.g., Employment 
Eligibility Verification form, Appointment Affidavit, Declaration for 
Federal Employment, as well as forms that allow the candidates to 
choose benefits, provide military/prior federal service history 
declarations, and

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provide information that is necessary for TSA's payroll processing.)
    Individuals enter their information into EODonline one time and the 
system populates the required EOD forms. Previously, the same 
information was provided by the individual multiple times during their 
manual completion of the paper EOD forms. The time required to complete 
the EODonline process is significantly less than the time needed to 
complete the paper EOD forms.
    As stated above, the information being collected is required in 
order to employ individuals in the Federal government and to provide 
them with the benefits that are afforded Government employees. 
Information collected includes the new hire candidate's Social Security 
Number, Date of Birth, Home Address, financial institution information, 
as well as other personal information. Collecting this information 
through EODonline substantially reduces the time new candidates 
dedicate to this process because they are only required to enter the 
information once and then the system populates all forms on which the 
information is required.

Description of Data Collection

    Applicants who accept employment offers with TSA enter their 
information electronically one time during the hiring process using the 
EODonline system. Information collected includes the new hire 
candidate's Social Security Number, Date of Birth, Home Address, 
financial institution information, as well as other personal 
information. Once all necessary information is collected, the candidate 
can view and/or print the forms in final version. Forms that do not 
require an original ink signature are signed electronically by the 
candidates. Forms requiring an original signature in ink are printed 
out by TSA personnel who conduct new employee orientation sessions. The 
hard copy forms are provided to the employees at orientation to review 
and sign.
    The annual respondent burden hours are estimated to be 10,400, 
based on an estimated one hour required per respondent to provide the 
required information and 10,400 annual respondents. This reduces the 
time to complete EOD paperwork by 50%.
    Respondents to this proposed information requirement are TSA (non-
executive) job applicants who have accepted an offer of employment with 
TSA.

Use of Results

    The time saved by utilizing EODonline allows employees to complete 
the EOD process more expeditiously and accurately and thus begin to 
perform their TSA duties as soon as possible. TSA will use the results 
of EODonline usage to measure efficiencies (i.e., cost savings, 
operational efficiencies, accuracy of data) gained through 
implementation of the automated system--both on the part of new hire 
candidates (as applicable) and the agency.

    Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on June 14, 2008.
Kriste Jordan,
Program Manger, Business Improvements and Communications, Office of 
Information Technology.
 [FR Doc. E8-16543 Filed 7-17-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-05-P