Proposed Information Collection (Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Voice of the Veteran (VOV) Pilot Surveys) Activity: Comment Request, 37278-37279 [2013-14688]

Download as PDF TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 37278 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 119 / Thursday, June 20, 2013 / Notices OMB Number: 1545–0997. Form Number: 1099–S. Abstract: Internal Revenue Code section 6045(e) and the regulations there under require persons treated as real estate brokers to submit an information return to the IRS to report the gross proceeds from real estate transactions. Form 1099–S is used for this purpose. The IRS uses the information on the form to verify compliance with the reporting rules regarding real estate transactions. Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the form at this time. However, changes to the estimated number of filers (3,646,110 to 2,573,400), will result in a burden decrease (510,456 to 360,276). Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations, and individuals or households. Estimated Number of Responses: 2,573,400. Estimated Time per Response: 8 min. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 360,276. The following paragraph applies to all of the collections of information covered by this notice: An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a valid OMB control number. Books or records relating to a collection of information must be retained as long as their contents may become material in the administration of any internal revenue law. Generally, tax returns and tax return information are confidential, as required by 26 U.S.C. 6103. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:01 Jun 19, 2013 Jkt 229001 Approved: June 7, 2013. Allan Hopkins, IRS Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–14585 Filed 6–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0782] Proposed Information Collection (Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Voice of the Veteran (VOV) Pilot Surveys) Activity: Comment Request Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed revised collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments information needed to determine beneficiary satisfaction with benefit application and servicing processes for the VBA Compensation Service (CS), Pension Service (P&F), Education (EDU) Service, Loan Guaranty (LGY) Service and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Service. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before August 19, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov or to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20M35), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420 or email nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0782’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 632–8924 or Fax (202) 632–8925. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA. With respect to the following collection of information, VBA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of VBA’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of VBA’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (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 or the use of other forms of information technology. Titles a. Enrollment Satisfaction, Compensation and Pension b. Enrollment Satisfaction, Education c. Servicing Satisfaction, Education d. Enrollment Satisfaction, Loan Guarantee Service e. Servicing Satisfaction, Pension f. Servicing Satisfaction, Specially Adapted Housing g. Enrollment Satisfaction, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment h. Escaped Beneficiary Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment i. Servicing Satisfaction, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment j. Enrollment Satisfaction, Compensation and Pension k. Servicing Satisfaction, Compensation l. Enrollment Satisfaction, Education m. Servicing Satisfaction, Education n. Enrollment Satisfaction, Loan Guarantee Service o. Servicing Satisfaction, Pension p. Servicing Satisfaction, Special Adapted Housing q. Enrollment Satisfaction, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment r. Non-Participant, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment s. Servicing Satisfaction, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment OMB Control Number: 2900–0782. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: In 2008, VBA recognized a need to develop and design an integrated, comprehensive Voice of the Veteran (VOV) measurement program for their lines of business: Compensation Service, Pension Service, Education Service, Loan Guaranty Service and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service. This continuous measurement program will help VBA understand what is important to Veterans relative to VBA services and E:\FR\FM\20JNN1.SGM 20JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 119 / Thursday, June 20, 2013 / Notices TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES will provide VA/VBA leadership with actionable and timely Veteran feedback on how VBA is performing against those metrics. Insights will help identify opportunities for improvement and measure the impact of improvement initiatives. This information collection request is for a tracking study for the VOV program. The results of the tracking study will allow VBA to measure the effectiveness of new initiatives and changes in the processes VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:01 Jun 19, 2013 Jkt 229001 identified within the VOV Tracking Study. Further, the volumes for each survey-type have been increased in order to provide regional offices with a statistically valid sample size, as approved and reviewed by VBA Leadership and statistician. Affected Public: Individuals and Households. Estimated Annual Burden: 32,950 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 15 minutes. PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 37279 Frequency of Response: One time. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 130,800. Dated: June 17, 2013. By direction of the Secretary. Crystal Rennie, VA Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2013–14688 Filed 6–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P E:\FR\FM\20JNN1.SGM 20JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0782]


Proposed Information Collection (Veterans Benefits Administration 
(VBA) Voice of the Veteran (VOV) Pilot Surveys) Activity: Comment 
Request

AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans 
Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of 
Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment 
on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under 
the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are 
required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each 
proposed collection of information, including each proposed revised 
collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the 
notice. This notice solicits comments information needed to determine 
beneficiary satisfaction with benefit application and servicing 
processes for the VBA Compensation Service (CS), Pension Service (P&F), 
Education (EDU) Service, Loan Guaranty (LGY) Service and Vocational 
Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Service.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before August 19, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at 
www.Regulations.gov or to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits 
Administration (20M35), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420 or email nancy.kessinger@va.gov. 
Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-0782'' in any correspondence. 
During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 632-8924 
or Fax (202) 632-8925.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 
U.S.C. 3501-3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of 
information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being 
made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA.
    With respect to the following collection of information, VBA 
invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information 
is necessary for the proper performance of VBA's functions, including 
whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy 
of VBA's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information; (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 or the use of other forms of 
information technology.

Titles

a. Enrollment Satisfaction, Compensation and Pension
b. Enrollment Satisfaction, Education
c. Servicing Satisfaction, Education
d. Enrollment Satisfaction, Loan Guarantee Service
e. Servicing Satisfaction, Pension
f. Servicing Satisfaction, Specially Adapted Housing
g. Enrollment Satisfaction, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
h. Escaped Beneficiary Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
i. Servicing Satisfaction, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
j. Enrollment Satisfaction, Compensation and Pension
k. Servicing Satisfaction, Compensation
l. Enrollment Satisfaction, Education
m. Servicing Satisfaction, Education
n. Enrollment Satisfaction, Loan Guarantee Service
o. Servicing Satisfaction, Pension
p. Servicing Satisfaction, Special Adapted Housing
q. Enrollment Satisfaction, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
r. Non-Participant, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
s. Servicing Satisfaction, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment

    OMB Control Number: 2900-0782.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: In 2008, VBA recognized a need to develop and design an 
integrated, comprehensive Voice of the Veteran (VOV) measurement 
program for their lines of business: Compensation Service, Pension 
Service, Education Service, Loan Guaranty Service and Vocational 
Rehabilitation and Employment Service. This continuous measurement 
program will help VBA understand what is important to Veterans relative 
to VBA services and

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will provide VA/VBA leadership with actionable and timely Veteran 
feedback on how VBA is performing against those metrics. Insights will 
help identify opportunities for improvement and measure the impact of 
improvement initiatives. This information collection request is for a 
tracking study for the VOV program. The results of the tracking study 
will allow VBA to measure the effectiveness of new initiatives and 
changes in the processes identified within the VOV Tracking Study. 
Further, the volumes for each survey-type have been increased in order 
to provide regional offices with a statistically valid sample size, as 
approved and reviewed by VBA Leadership and statistician.
    Affected Public: Individuals and Households.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 32,950 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 15 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: One time.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 130,800.

    Dated: June 17, 2013.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Crystal Rennie,
VA Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2013-14688 Filed 6-19-13; 8:45 am]
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