Comment Request for Information Collection for the ETA 191, Statement of Expenditures and Financial Adjustments of Federal Funds for Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees and Ex-Servicemembers Report, Extension Without Revisions, 57594-57595 [2012-22930]

Download as PDF 57594 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 181 / Tuesday, September 18, 2012 / Notices financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, ETA is soliciting comments concerning the collection of data about reemployment demonstration grants and projects, expiring 10/31/2012. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before November 19, 2012. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to Scott Gibbons, Office of Unemployment Insurance, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number: 202–693–3008 (this is not a toll-free number). Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may access the telephone number above via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 1–877– 889–5627 (TTY/TDD). Email: gibbons.scott@dol.gov. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting Mr. Gibbons. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Background The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (Pub. L. 112–96) provides states with the opportunity to pilot new and innovative strategies to better help connect unemployed Americans with work. Section 2102 of the Extended Benefits, Reemployment, and Program Integrity Improvement Act (Act) enacts a new Section 305 of the Social Security Act (SSA) which allows the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) to enter into agreements with up to 10 states that submit applications for approval to conduct demonstration projects to test and evaluate measures to expedite reemployment of certain individuals found eligible for unemployment compensation (UC), or to improve the effectiveness of a state in carrying out its state law with respect to reemployment. Section 305(a)(1), SSA, as enacted, establishes two purposes for which the Secretary may grant approval for states to conduct demonstration projects: (1) To test and evaluate measures designed to expedite the reemployment of individuals who establish a benefit year and are otherwise eligible to receive UC ‘‘under the state law of such state [the state submitting the application]’’; or (2) to improve the effectiveness of a state in carrying out its state law with respect to reemployment. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:39 Sep 17, 2012 Jkt 226001 ETA will provide states with guidance explaining the provisions of the new law, and laying out the application procedure that states must follow in order to be considered for this program. This PRA package consists of several elements: • The guidance explaining the provisions of the new law, and the application process • An application checklist to ensure the submission package is complete • A draft agreement that will serve as the template for each individual state agreement • Draft reporting requirements • Data elements that states must be able to produce for evaluation In addition to Public Law 112–96, collection of data necessary for oversight of the program is authorized under Section 303(a)(6) of the Social Security Act. In order for states to prepare their summary reports and to be in compliance with these new requirements of the law, ETA believes states will need to collect this information from employers. II. Review Focus The Department is particularly interested in comments which: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including 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, 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. III. Current Actions Type of Review: Extension without changes. Title: Reemployment Demonstration Grants and Projects. OMB Number: 1205–0492. Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies. Form(s): Unemployment Insurance Program Letter (UIPL) 15–12 (https:// wdr.doleta.gov/directives/ corr_doc.cfm?DOCN=8173) and UIPL 15–12, change 1, (https://wdr.doleta.gov/ directives/corr_doc.cfm?DOCN=5913). PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total Annual Respondents: 10. Annual Frequency: One time and quarterly. Total Annual Responses: 50. Average Time per Response: 9.66 hours per response (average). Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,600. Total Annual Burden Cost for Respondents: There are no annualized costs to respondents. Comments submitted in response to this comment request will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the ICR; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: Signed in Washington, DC, on this 10th day of September, 2012. Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor. [FR Doc. 2012–22931 Filed 9–17–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Comment Request for Information Collection for the ETA 191, Statement of Expenditures and Financial Adjustments of Federal Funds for Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees and ExServicemembers Report, Extension Without Revisions Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Labor (Department), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, ETA is soliciting comments concerning the collection of data about Expenditures and Financial Adjustments of Federal Funds for Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees and ExServicemembers. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18SEN1.SGM 18SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 181 / Tuesday, September 18, 2012 / Notices Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before November 19, 2012. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to Scott Gibbons, Office of Unemployment Insurance, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number: 202–693–3008 (this is not a toll-free number). Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may access the telephone number above via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 1–877– 889–5627 (TTY/TDD). Email: gibbons.scott@dol.gov. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting Mr. Gibbons. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: I. Background Public Law 97–362, Miscellaneous Revenue Act of 1982, amended the Unemployment Compensation for ExSevicemembers (UCX) law (5 U.S.C. 8509), and Public Law 96–499, Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, amended the Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE) law (5 U.S.C. 8501, et. seq.) requiring each Federal employing agency to pay the costs of regular and extended UCFE/UCX benefits paid to its employees by the State Workforce Agencies (SWAs). The ETA 191 report submitted quarterly by each SWA shows the amount of benefits that should be charged to each Federal employing agency. The Office of Unemployment Insurance uses this information to aggregate the SWA quarterly charges and submit one official bill to each Federal agency being charged. Federal agencies then reimburse the Federal Employees Compensation Account maintained by the U.S. Treasury. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES II. Review Focus The Department is particularly interested in comments which: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:39 Sep 17, 2012 Jkt 226001 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. III. Current Actions Type of Review: Extension without changes. Title: Statement of Expenditures and Financial Adjustments of Federal Funds for Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees and ExServicemembers. OMB Number: 1205–0162. Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies. Form(s): ETA 191. Total Annual Respondents: 53. Annual Frequency: Quarterly. Total Annual Responses: 212. Average Time per Response: 6 Hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,272 Hours. Total Annual Burden Cost for Respondents: There is no cost to respondents. Comments submitted in response to this comment request will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the ICR; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: Signed in Washington, DC, on this 10th day of September, 2012. Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor. [FR Doc. 2012–22930 Filed 9–17–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Comment Request for Information Collection for Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Servicemembers (UCX), Extension Without Revisions Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Labor (Department), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57595 helps ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, ETA is soliciting comments concerning the collection of data for the administration of the UCX program. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before November 19, 2012. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to Scott Gibbons, Office of Unemployment Insurance, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number: (202) 693–3008 (this is not a toll-free number). Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may access the telephone number above via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 1–877– 889–5627 (TTY/TDD). Email: gibbons.scott@dol.gov. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting Mr. Gibbons. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The UCX law (5 U.S.C. 8521–8525) requires State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) to administer the UCX program in accordance with the same terms and conditions of the paying state’s unemployment insurance law which apply to unemployed claimants who worked in the private sector. Each state agency needs to obtain certain military service information on claimants filing for UCX benefits to enable the state to determine their eligibility for benefits. As needed, state agencies may record or obtain required UCX information on the form developed by the Department, ETA 843, Request for Military Document and Information. The use of this form is essential to the UCX claims process. Form ETA 841, Request for Determination of Federal Military Service and Wages, is no longer used by most states; it has become an optional form. Information pertaining to the UCX claimant can only be obtained from the individual’s military discharge papers, maintained by the appropriate branch of military service or the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (formerly the Veterans’ Administration). Without the claimant’s military information, the state cannot adequately determine potential UCX eligibility of ex-servicemembers and E:\FR\FM\18SEN1.SGM 18SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Comment Request for Information Collection for the ETA 191, 
Statement of Expenditures and Financial Adjustments of Federal Funds 
for Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees and Ex-
Servicemembers Report, Extension Without Revisions

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (Department), as part of its 
continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a 
preclearance consultation program to provide the public and Federal 
agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing 
collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps ensure that 
requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden 
(time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are 
clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on 
respondents can be properly assessed.
    Currently, ETA is soliciting comments concerning the collection of 
data about Expenditures and Financial Adjustments of Federal Funds for 
Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees and Ex-Servicemembers.

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DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addresses section below on or before November 19, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to Scott Gibbons, Office of 
Unemployment Insurance, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. 
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. 
Telephone number: 202-693-3008 (this is not a toll-free number). 
Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may access the telephone 
number above via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay 
Service at 1-877-889-5627 (TTY/TDD). Email: gibbons.scott@dol.gov. A 
copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be 
obtained by contacting Mr. Gibbons.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    Public Law 97-362, Miscellaneous Revenue Act of 1982, amended the 
Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Sevicemembers (UCX) law (5 U.S.C. 
8509), and Public Law 96-499, Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, 
amended the Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE) law 
(5 U.S.C. 8501, et. seq.) requiring each Federal employing agency to 
pay the costs of regular and extended UCFE/UCX benefits paid to its 
employees by the State Workforce Agencies (SWAs). The ETA 191 report 
submitted quarterly by each SWA shows the amount of benefits that 
should be charged to each Federal employing agency. The Office of 
Unemployment Insurance uses this information to aggregate the SWA 
quarterly charges and submit one official bill to each Federal agency 
being charged. Federal agencies then reimburse the Federal Employees 
Compensation Account maintained by the U.S. Treasury.

II. Review Focus

    The Department is particularly interested in comments which:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including 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, 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.

III. Current Actions

    Type of Review: Extension without changes.
    Title: Statement of Expenditures and Financial Adjustments of 
Federal Funds for Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees and 
Ex-Servicemembers.
    OMB Number: 1205-0162.
    Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies.
    Form(s): ETA 191.
    Total Annual Respondents: 53.
    Annual Frequency: Quarterly.
    Total Annual Responses: 212.
    Average Time per Response: 6 Hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,272 Hours.
    Total Annual Burden Cost for Respondents: There is no cost to 
respondents.
    Comments submitted in response to this comment request will be 
summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the ICR; 
they will also become a matter of public record.

    Dated: Signed in Washington, DC, on this 10th day of September, 
2012.
Jane Oates,
Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor.
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