Sunshine Act Meetings, 54811-54812 [2011-22718]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 171 / Friday, September 2, 2011 / Notices OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Submission for Review: 3206–0121, Application for Deferred Retirement (For Persons Separated on or After October 1, 1956), OPM 1496A U.S. Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: 60–Day Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a revised information collection request (ICR) 3206–0121, Application for Deferred Retirement (For persons separated on or after October 1, 1956). As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35) as amended by the Clinger-Cohen Act (Pub. L. 104–106), OPM is soliciting comments for this collection. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments that: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. 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; 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 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. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until November 1, 2011. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.1. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Linda Bradford (Acting), Deputy Associate Director, Retirement Operations, Retirement Services, 1900 E Street, NW., Room 3305, Washington, DC 20415–3500 or sent via electronic mail to Martha.Moore@opm.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:37 Sep 01, 2011 Jkt 223001 obtained by contacting the Retirement Services Publications Team, Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E Street, NW., Room 4332, Washington, DC 20415, Attention: Cyrus S. Benson, or sent via electronic mail to Cyrus. Benson@opm.gov or faxed to (202) 606– 0910. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OPM 1496A, is used by eligible former Federal employees to apply for a deferred Civil Service annuity. Analysis Agency: Retirement Operations, Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management. Title: Application for Deferred Retirement (For persons separated on or after October 1, 1956). OMB Number: 3206–0121. Frequency: On occasion. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Number of Respondents: 2,800. Estimated Time per Respondent: 1 hour. Total Burden Hours: 2,800. U.S. Office of Personnel Management. John Berry, Director. [FR Doc. 2011–22472 Filed 9–1–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6325–38–P OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Hispanic Council on Federal Employment Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: Scheduling of council meeting. AGENCY: The Hispanic Council on Federal Employment will hold its third meeting on Friday, September 30, 2011, at the time and location shown below. The Council is an advisory committee composed of representatives from Hispanic organizations and senior government officials. Along with its other responsibilities, the Council shall advise the Director of the Office of Personnel Management on matters involving the recruitment, hiring, and advancement of Hispanics in the Federal workforce. The Council is cochaired by the Chief of Staff of the Office of Personnel Management and the Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Administration at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The meeting is open to the public. Please contact the Office of Personnel Management at the address shown below if you wish to present material to the Council at the meeting. The manner SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54811 and time prescribed for presentations may be limited, depending upon the number of parties that express interest in presenting information. DATES: September 30th, 2011 from 1–5 p.m. LOCATION: U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Room 1350, Theodore Roosevelt Building, 1900 E St., NW., Washington, DC 20415. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Veronica E. Villalobos, Director for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E St., NW., Suite 5H35, Washington, DC 20415. Phone (202) 606–2984 FAX (202) 606–2183 or e-mail at Edgar.Gonzalez@opm.gov. U.S. Office of Personnel Management. John Berry, Director. [FR Doc. 2011–22532 Filed 9–1–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6325–46–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meetings Wednesday, September 14, 2011, at 11 a.m. PLACE: Commission hearing room, 901 New York Avenue, NW., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20268–0001. STATUS: Part of this meeting will be open to the public. The rest of the meeting will be closed to the public. The open part of the meeting will be audiocast. The audiocast can be accessed via the Commission’s Web site at https://www.prc.gov. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The agenda for the Commission’s September 2011 meeting includes the items identified below. TIME AND DATE: Portions Open to the Public 1. Synopsis of the legislative review completed pursuant to section 701 of the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act. 2. Review of postal-related Congressional activity. 3. Report on Post Office appeals filed with the Commission. 4. Report on status of pending dockets. 5. Report on international activity. 6. Report on the status of the Joint Periodicals Task Force report. 7. Report on studies to quantify the social value of the postal system. 8. Report on the status of the Docket Section modernization project. 9. Discussion and approval of the FY2012 budget. E:\FR\FM\02SEN1.SGM 02SEN1 54812 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 171 / Friday, September 2, 2011 / Notices Portion Closed to the Public 10. Discussion of contractual matters involving sensitive business information—lease issues. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Stephen L. Sharfman, General Counsel, Postal Regulatory Commission, 901 New York Avenue, NW., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20268–0001, at 202– 789–6820 (for agenda-related inquiries) and Shoshana M. Grove, Secretary of the Commission, at 202–789–6800 or shoshana.grove@prc.gov (for inquiries related to meeting location, access for handicapped or disabled persons, the audiocast, or similar matters). By the Commission. Shoshana M. Grove, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–22718 Filed 8–31–11; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD Proposed Collections; Comment Request erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Summary: In accordance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which provides opportunity for public comment on new or revised data collections, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) publishes periodic summaries of proposed data collections. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed information collection(s) is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the RRB’s estimate of the burden of the collection of the information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden related to the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 1. Title and Purpose of Information Collection Railroad Service and Compensation Reports/System Access Application; OMB 3220–0008. Under Section 9 of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) and Section 6 of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA) the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) maintains for each railroad employee a record of compensation paid to that employee by all railroad employers for whom the employee worked after 1936. This record, which is used by the RRB to determine eligibility for, and amount of, benefits due under the laws it VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:37 Sep 01, 2011 Jkt 223001 administers, is conclusive as to the amount of compensation paid to an employee during such period(s) covered by the report(s) of the compensation by the employee’s railroad employer(s), except in cases when an employee files a protest pertaining to his or her reported compensation within the statue of limitations cited in Section 9 of the RRA and Section 6 of the RUIA. To enable the RRB to establish and maintain the record of compensation, employers are required to file with the RRB, in such manner and form and at such times as the RRB prescribes, reports of compensation of employees. Railroad Employers’ Reports and Responsibilities are prescribed in 20 CFR 209. The RRB currently utilizes Form BA–3, Annual Report of Compensation and Form BA–4, Report of Creditable Compensation Adjustments, to secure required information from railroad employers. Form BA–3 provides the RRB with information regarding annual creditable service and compensation for each individual who worked for a railroad employer covered by the RRA and RUIA in a given year. Form BA–4 provides for the adjustment of any previously submitted reports and also the opportunity to provide any service and compensation that had been previously omitted. Requirements specific to Forms BA–3 and BA–4 are prescribed in 20 CFR 209.8 and 209.9. Employers currently have the option of submitting the reports on the aforementioned forms, electronically by File Transfer Protocol (FTP), secure E-mail or via the Internet utilizing the RRB’s Employer Reporting System (ERS) (for Form BA–4), or in like format on magnetic tape cartridges, and CD– ROMs. The RRB proposes the implementation of an Internet equivalent version of Form BA–3 that can be submitted through the ERS which will include the option to file a ‘‘negative report’’. Minor non-burden impacting changes are proposed to Form BA–4. The information collection also includes RRB Form BA–12, Application for Employer Reporting Internet Access and Form G–440, Report Specifications Sheet. Form BA–12 is completed by railroad employers to obtain system access to the RRB’s Employer Reporting System (ERS). Once access is obtained, authorized employees may submit reporting forms to the RRB via the Internet. The form determines what degree of access (view/only, data entry/ modification or approval/submission) is appropriate for that employee. It is also used to terminate an employee’s access to ERS. Form G–440, Report PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Specifications Sheet, serves as a certification document for various RRB employer reporting forms (Forms BA–3, BA–4, Form BA–6a, BA–6, Address Report (OMB 3220–0005), BA–9, Report of Separation Allowance or Severance Pay (OMB 3220–0173) and BA–11, Report of Gross Earnings (OMB 3220– 0132). It records the type of medium the report was submitted on, and serves as a summary recapitulation sheet for reports filed on paper. The RRB proposes minor non-burden impacting changes to Form BA–12 and G–440. The estimated completion times for Form(s) BA–3, BA–4, BA–12 and G–440 vary, depending on circumstances and the method of submission. The completion time for Form BA–3 is estimated at 46 hours and 15 minutes per response for electronic submissions (including the proposed Internet equivalent BA–3) to 116 hours and 51 minutes for manual responses. The completion time for Form BA–4 is estimated at 20 minutes for an ERS Internet-based response, 60 minutes for an electronic submission (magnetic tape cartridge, CD–ROM, secure E-mail, FTP) and 75 minutes for a manual response. The completion time for form BA–12 is estimated at 10 minutes when used to terminate system access and 20 minutes when used to obtain system access. The completion time for Form G–440 is estimated at 15 minutes when submitted with a paper form and/or used to file a ‘‘zero’’ or ‘‘no employees’’ certification, 30 minutes when used as an electronic medium reporting/certification form, and 1 hour and 15 minutes when used as a certification and recapitulation form. Submission of Form BA–3, BA–4, and G–440 is mandatory. Completion of Form BA–12 is voluntary. It is completed only if an employer wants to submit reports via the Internet. One response is requested of each respondent for all of the forms in the collection. Depending on circumstances and method of submission chosen, multiple responses will be received from a respondent for Form BA–4 and G–440. The annual respondent burden for the information collection is estimated at 6,841 responses and 31,014 hours. 2. Title and Purpose of Information Collection Gross Earnings Report; OMB 3220– 0132. In order to carry out the financial interchange provisions of section 7(c)(2) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), the RRB obtains annually from railroad employer’s the gross earnings for their employees on a one-percent basis, i.e., 1% of each employer’s railroad employees. The gross earnings sample is E:\FR\FM\02SEN1.SGM 02SEN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 171 (Friday, September 2, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 54811-54812]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-22718]


=======================================================================
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION


Sunshine Act Meetings

TIME AND DATE: Wednesday, September 14, 2011, at 11 a.m.

PLACE: Commission hearing room, 901 New York Avenue, NW., Suite 200, 
Washington, DC 20268-0001.

STATUS: Part of this meeting will be open to the public. The rest of 
the meeting will be closed to the public. The open part of the meeting 
will be audiocast. The audiocast can be accessed via the Commission's 
Web site at https://www.prc.gov.

MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The agenda for the Commission's September 
2011 meeting includes the items identified below.

Portions Open to the Public

    1. Synopsis of the legislative review completed pursuant to section 
701 of the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act.
    2. Review of postal-related Congressional activity.
    3. Report on Post Office appeals filed with the Commission.
    4. Report on status of pending dockets.
    5. Report on international activity.
    6. Report on the status of the Joint Periodicals Task Force report.
    7. Report on studies to quantify the social value of the postal 
system.
    8. Report on the status of the Docket Section modernization 
project.
    9. Discussion and approval of the FY2012 budget.

[[Page 54812]]

Portion Closed to the Public

    10. Discussion of contractual matters involving sensitive business 
information--lease issues.

CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Stephen L. Sharfman, General 
Counsel, Postal Regulatory Commission, 901 New York Avenue, NW., Suite 
200, Washington, DC 20268-0001, at 202-789-6820 (for agenda-related 
inquiries) and Shoshana M. Grove, Secretary of the Commission, at 202-
789-6800 or shoshana.grove@prc.gov (for inquiries related to meeting 
location, access for handicapped or disabled persons, the audiocast, or 
similar matters).

    By the Commission.
Shoshana M. Grove,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2011-22718 Filed 8-31-11; 4:15 pm]
BILLING CODE 7710-FW-P