Comment Request for Information Collection for Job Corps Placement and Assistance Record, Extension Without Revisions, 48197 [2013-19061]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 152 / Wednesday, August 7, 2013 / Notices Aggregate production quotas for all other Schedule I and II controlled substances included in 21 CFR 1308.11 and 1308.12 remain at zero. Dated: August 1, 2013. Thomas M. Harrigan, Deputy Administrator. [FR Doc. 2013–19046 Filed 8–6–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–09–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Comment Request for Information Collection for Job Corps Placement and Assistance Record, 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 general 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 (PRA95) [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 Job Corps Placement Record [OMB Control No. 1205–0035, expires January 2014]: ETA 678 form, Job Corps Placement and Assistance Record. ETA form 678 currently captures information about a student’s training and subsequent placement in a job, higher education or the military, as well as the name of the placement provider agency. Data generated from the form ETA 678 is used to evaluate overall placement outcomes. This form is critical to the program’s evaluation process. It is the only form which documents a student’s post-center placement status. This form is completed by either a Job Corps center records staff or a Career Transition Specialist for each student. Job Corps is not proposing any changes to ETA 678 form, Job Corps Placement Record. A copy of the proposed Information Collection Request (ICR) can be mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:03 Aug 06, 2013 Jkt 229001 obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addressee section of this notice. Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addressee’s section below on or before October 7, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to Marcus Gray, Office of Job Corps, Room N–4463, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number: 202–693–3967 (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 Server at 877–889– 5627 (TTY/TDD). Fax: 202–693–2767; email: gray.marcus@dol.gov. A copy of the proposed ICR can be obtained by contacting the person listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: I. Background Job Corps is the nation’s largest residential, educational, and career technical training program for young Americans. Job Corps was established in 1964 by the Economic Opportunity Act, and currently is authorized by Title I– C of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. For almost 50 years, Job Corps has helped prepare a total of nearly 3 million at-risk young people ages 16 to 24 for success in our nation’s workforce. With 125 centers in 48 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia, Job Corps assists students across the nation in attaining academic credentials, including a High School Diploma (HSD) and/or High School Equivalency credential, and career technical training, including industry-recognized credentials, state licensures, and preapprenticeship credentials. Job Corps is administered by the Department through the Office of Job Corps and six Regional Offices. The Department awards and administers contracts for the recruiting and screening of new students, center operations, and the placement and transitional support of graduates and former enrollees. Large and small corporations and nonprofit organizations manage and operate 97 Job Corps centers under contractual agreements with the Department. These contract Center Operators are selected through a competitive procurement process that evaluates potential operators’ technical expertise, proposed costs, past performance, and other factors, in accordance with the PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 48197 Competition in Contracting Act and the Federal Acquisition Regulations. The remaining 28 Job Corps centers, called Civilian Conservation Centers, are operated by the U.S. Forest Service, via an interagency agreement. The Department has a direct role in the operation of Job Corps, and does not serve as a pass-through agency for this program. 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 agency’s function, including whether the information has 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, by encouraging 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 Title: Job Corps Placement Record OMB Number: Control No. 1205–0035 Affected Public: Individuals or Households (Job Corps students) and Private Sector—(Job Corps centers) Form(s): ETA 678 Total Annual Respondents: 34,000 Annual Frequency: Once (when placement occurs) Total Annual Responses: 34,000 Average Time per Response: 7.43 minutes Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,210 Total Annual Other Burden Costs for Respondents: $0 Comments submitted in response to this comment request will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: July 31, 2013. Eric M. Seleznow, Acting Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–19061 Filed 8–6–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FT–P E:\FR\FM\07AUN1.SGM 07AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Comment Request for Information Collection for Job Corps 
Placement and Assistance Record, 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 
pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general 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 (PRA95) [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 Job Corps Placement Record [OMB Control No. 1205-0035, 
expires January 2014]: ETA 678 form, Job Corps Placement and Assistance 
Record. ETA form 678 currently captures information about a student's 
training and subsequent placement in a job, higher education or the 
military, as well as the name of the placement provider agency. Data 
generated from the form ETA 678 is used to evaluate overall placement 
outcomes. This form is critical to the program's evaluation process. It 
is the only form which documents a student's post-center placement 
status. This form is completed by either a Job Corps center records 
staff or a Career Transition Specialist for each student. Job Corps is 
not proposing any changes to ETA 678 form, Job Corps Placement Record.
    A copy of the proposed Information Collection Request (ICR) can be 
obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addressee section 
of this notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addressee's section below on or before October 7, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to Marcus Gray, Office of Job Corps, 
Room N-4463, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of 
Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone 
number: 202-693-3967 (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 Server at 877-
889-5627 (TTY/TDD). Fax: 202-693-2767; email: gray.marcus@dol.gov. A 
copy of the proposed ICR can be obtained by contacting the person 
listed above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    Job Corps is the nation's largest residential, educational, and 
career technical training program for young Americans. Job Corps was 
established in 1964 by the Economic Opportunity Act, and currently is 
authorized by Title I-C of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.
    For almost 50 years, Job Corps has helped prepare a total of nearly 
3 million at-risk young people ages 16 to 24 for success in our 
nation's workforce. With 125 centers in 48 states, Puerto Rico, and the 
District of Columbia, Job Corps assists students across the nation in 
attaining academic credentials, including a High School Diploma (HSD) 
and/or High School Equivalency credential, and career technical 
training, including industry-recognized credentials, state licensures, 
and pre-apprenticeship credentials.
    Job Corps is administered by the Department through the Office of 
Job Corps and six Regional Offices. The Department awards and 
administers contracts for the recruiting and screening of new students, 
center operations, and the placement and transitional support of 
graduates and former enrollees. Large and small corporations and 
nonprofit organizations manage and operate 97 Job Corps centers under 
contractual agreements with the Department. These contract Center 
Operators are selected through a competitive procurement process that 
evaluates potential operators' technical expertise, proposed costs, 
past performance, and other factors, in accordance with the Competition 
in Contracting Act and the Federal Acquisition Regulations.
    The remaining 28 Job Corps centers, called Civilian Conservation 
Centers, are operated by the U.S. Forest Service, via an interagency 
agreement. The Department has a direct role in the operation of Job 
Corps, and does not serve as a pass-through agency for this program.

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 agency's function, 
including whether the information has 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, by encouraging 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
    Title: Job Corps Placement Record
    OMB Number: Control No. 1205-0035
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households (Job Corps students) and 
Private Sector--(Job Corps centers)
    Form(s): ETA 678
    Total Annual Respondents: 34,000
    Annual Frequency: Once (when placement occurs)
    Total Annual Responses: 34,000
    Average Time per Response: 7.43 minutes
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,210
    Total Annual Other Burden Costs for Respondents: $0
    Comments submitted in response to this comment request will be 
summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and 
Budget approval of the information collection request; they will also 
become a matter of public record.

    Dated: July 31, 2013.
Eric M. Seleznow,
Acting Assistant Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-19061 Filed 8-6-13; 8:45 am]
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