Comment Request for Information Collection for Information Collection for the Data Validation Requirement for Employment and Training Programs; Extension Without Revisions, 77718-77719 [2013-30639]

Download as PDF 77718 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 247 / Tuesday, December 24, 2013 / Notices • 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 submission of responses. Agency: DOL–EBSA. Title of Collection: Default Investment Alternatives under Participant Directed Individual Account Plans. OMB Control Number: 1210–0132. Affected Public: Private Sector— businesses or other for-profits and notfor profit institutions. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 239,000. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 31,100,000. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 201,000. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $10,800,000. Dated: December 13, 2013. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–30634 Filed 12–23–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Comment Request for Information Collection for Information Collection for the Data Validation Requirement for Employment and Training Programs; 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 validation information for the following employment and training programs: emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:36 Dec 23, 2013 Jkt 232001 Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Title IB, Wagner-Peyser, Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), National Farmworkers Jobs Program (NFJP), and Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). The current expiration date is May 31, 2014. Please note that the data submission processes within the new data validation software for Wagner-Peyser and WIA Title IB were implemented in Program Year (PY) 2012 and PY 2013 for reporting and the underlying data validation methodology is not being modified. However, the system is still coming online and the data element validation functionality in the new enterprise data validation and reporting system will not be implemented by the current expiration date for this data collection (May 31, 2014). ETA believes the software will be completed and states will have experience with using it by the end of 2014. At that time, ETA will report to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on the results, per the OMB Notice of Action in 2012 approving the implementation of the software. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before February 24, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Policy Development and Research, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N– 5641, Washington, DC 20210, Attention: Karen A. Staha. Telephone number: (202) 693–2917 (this is not a toll-free number). Fax: (202) 693–3490. Email: staha.karen@dol.gov A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the person listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Data Validation. The data validation requirement for employment and training programs strengthens the workforce system by ensuring that accurate and reliable information on program activities and outcomes is available. Data validation is intended to accomplish the following goals: • Ensure that critical performance data are valid and accurate. • Detect and identify specific problems with a State’s or grantee’s reporting processes, including the software used for compiling this information, to enable the State or grantee to correct any problems. • Help States and grantees analyze the causes of performance successes and failures by displaying participant data organized by performance outcomes. In addition, the process enables States and grantees to calculate error rates by means of randomly selected validation subsamples of the complete set of records. Data validation consists of two parts: 1. Report validation ensures the validity of aggregate reports submitted to ETA by requiring that States use the data validation software to calculate the reports in a uniform and consistent manner. Report validation is conducted by processing each State’s complete file of participant records and automatically generating the reports submitted by the State or grantee. States and grantees are required to certify the accuracy of the reports generated by the software before they can be accepted by ETA. 2. Data element validation assesses the accuracy of participant data records. Data element validation is conducted via comprehensive manual reviews of sampled participant records against source documentation in order to ensure accuracy and compliance with Federal definitions. I. Background The accuracy and reliability of program reports submitted by States and grantees using Federal funds are fundamental elements of good public administration and are necessary tools for maintaining and demonstrating system integrity. States and grantees receiving funding under WIA Title IB, Wagner-Peyser Act, TAA, and the Older Americans Act are required to maintain and report accurate program and financial information (WIA section 185 (29 U.S.C. 2935) and WIA Regulations 20 CFR 667.300(e)(2); Wagner-Peyser Act section 10 (29 U.S.C. 49i), Older Americans Act section 503(f)(3) and (4) (42 U.S.C. 3056a(f)(3) and (4)), and TAA Regulations 20 CFR 617.57). 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; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 II. Review Focus E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 247 / Tuesday, December 24, 2013 / Notices • 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 revisions. Title: Data Validation Requirement for Employment and Training Programs. OMB Number: 1205–0448. Affected Public: State, local and tribal government entities and private nonprofit organizations. Form(s): Workforce Investment Act Enterprise Data Reporting and Validation System (EDRVS) User Handbook, Labor Exchange EDRVS Software Users Guide, NFJP Data Validation Handbook, TAA Data Validation Handbook. Total Annual Respondents: 179 (53 states, 52 NFJP and 74 SCSEP grantees). Annual Frequency: Complete data validation annually. Total Annual Responses: 285 (3 responses each for the 53 states, 1 response for each of the 52 NFJP grantees, and 1 response for each of the 74 SCSEP grantees). Average Time per Response: 218 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 62,174. Total Additional Annual Burden Cost for Respondents: $0. Total Estimated Additional Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. 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. Signed at Washington, DC, this 12th day of December, 2013 Eric Seleznow, Acting Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training, Labor. [FR Doc. 2013–30639 Filed 12–23–13; 8:45 am] emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Notice 13–156] NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Planetary Science Subcommittee; Meeting National Aeronautics and Space Administration. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:36 Dec 23, 2013 Jkt 232001 ACTION: Notice of meeting. In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Planetary Science Subcommittee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Subcommittee reports to the Science Committee of the NAC. The meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting, from the scientific community and other persons, scientific and technical information relevant to program planning. DATES: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Local Time. ADDRESSES: NASA Headquarters, Room 3H42, 300 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20546. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Ann Delo, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358–0750, fax (202) 358– 2779, or ann.b.delo@nasa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting will be open to the public up to the capacity of the room. The meeting will be available telephonically and by WebEx. Any interested person may call the USA toll free conference call number 800–857–2613, passcode 64849, to participate in this meeting by telephone. The WebEx link is https:// nasa.webex.com/; the meeting number is 998 550 736, password is PSS@Jan22. The agenda for the meeting includes the following topics: —Planetary Science Division Update —Planetary Science Division Research and Analysis Program restructuring Attendees will be requested to sign a register and to comply with NASA security requirements, including the presentation of a valid picture ID to Security before access to NASA Headquarters. Foreign nationals attending this meeting will be required to provide a copy of their passport and visa in addition to providing the following information no less than 10 working days prior to the meeting: full name; gender; date/place of birth; citizenship; visa information (number, type, expiration date); passport information (number, country, expiration date); employer/affiliation information (name of institution, address, country, telephone); title/ position of attendee; and home address to Ann Delo via email at ann.b.delo@nasa.gov or by fax at (202) 358–2779. U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents (green card holders) are requested to submit their name and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77719 affiliation 3 working days prior to the meeting to Ann Delo. It is imperative that the meeting be held on this date to accommodate the scheduling priorities of the key participants. Patricia D. Rausch, Advisory Committee Management Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. [FR Doc. 2013–30632 Filed 12–23–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510–13–P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Notice 13–150] Privacy Act of 1974; Privacy Act System of Records National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). AGENCY: ACTION: Notice of Privacy Act system of records. Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is issuing public notice of its proposal to modify its existing system of records entitled Exchange Records on Individuals. System modifications are set forth below under the caption SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. SUMMARY: Submit comments on or before 30 calendar days from the date of this publication. DATES: Patti F. Stockman, NASA Privacy Act Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546– 0001, 202–358–4787, NASA– PAOfficer@nasa.gov. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: NASA Privacy Act Officer, Patti F. Stockman, 202–358–4787, NASA– PAOfficer@nasa.gov. NASA system of records entitled Exchange Records on Individuals/NASA 10XROI is being modified to (1) broaden the Categories of Individuals covered by, and Categories of Records maintained in, the system of records to cover individuals associated with childcare facilities, (2) update Authority for Maintenance, (3) elaborate Safeguards, and (4) update and expand both Routine Uses and Irretrievability to reflect the childcare facility records. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Comment Request for Information Collection for Information 
Collection for the Data Validation Requirement for Employment and 
Training Programs; 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 validation information for the following employment and training 
programs: Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Title IB, Wagner-Peyser, Trade 
Adjustment Assistance (TAA), National Farmworkers Jobs Program (NFJP), 
and Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). The current 
expiration date is May 31, 2014.
    Please note that the data submission processes within the new data 
validation software for Wagner-Peyser and WIA Title IB were implemented 
in Program Year (PY) 2012 and PY 2013 for reporting and the underlying 
data validation methodology is not being modified. However, the system 
is still coming online and the data element validation functionality in 
the new enterprise data validation and reporting system will not be 
implemented by the current expiration date for this data collection 
(May 31, 2014). ETA believes the software will be completed and states 
will have experience with using it by the end of 2014. At that time, 
ETA will report to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on the 
results, per the OMB Notice of Action in 2012 approving the 
implementation of the software.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addresses section below on or before February 24, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to the U.S. Department of Labor, 
Employment and Training Administration, Office of Policy Development 
and Research, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N-5641, Washington, DC 
20210, Attention: Karen A. Staha. Telephone number: (202) 693-2917 
(this is not a toll-free number). Fax: (202) 693-3490. Email: 
staha.karen@dol.gov A copy of the proposed information collection 
request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the person listed above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    The accuracy and reliability of program reports submitted by States 
and grantees using Federal funds are fundamental elements of good 
public administration and are necessary tools for maintaining and 
demonstrating system integrity. States and grantees receiving funding 
under WIA Title IB, Wagner-Peyser Act, TAA, and the Older Americans Act 
are required to maintain and report accurate program and financial 
information (WIA section 185 (29 U.S.C. 2935) and WIA Regulations 20 
CFR 667.300(e)(2); Wagner-Peyser Act section 10 (29 U.S.C. 49i), Older 
Americans Act section 503(f)(3) and (4) (42 U.S.C. 3056a(f)(3) and 
(4)), and TAA Regulations 20 CFR 617.57).
    Data Validation. The data validation requirement for employment and 
training programs strengthens the workforce system by ensuring that 
accurate and reliable information on program activities and outcomes is 
available. Data validation is intended to accomplish the following 
goals:
     Ensure that critical performance data are valid and 
accurate.
     Detect and identify specific problems with a State's or 
grantee's reporting processes, including the software used for 
compiling this information, to enable the State or grantee to correct 
any problems.
     Help States and grantees analyze the causes of performance 
successes and failures by displaying participant data organized by 
performance outcomes. In addition, the process enables States and 
grantees to calculate error rates by means of randomly selected 
validation subsamples of the complete set of records.
    Data validation consists of two parts:
    1. Report validation ensures the validity of aggregate reports 
submitted to ETA by requiring that States use the data validation 
software to calculate the reports in a uniform and consistent manner. 
Report validation is conducted by processing each State's complete file 
of participant records and automatically generating the reports 
submitted by the State or grantee. States and grantees are required to 
certify the accuracy of the reports generated by the software before 
they can be accepted by ETA.
    2. Data element validation assesses the accuracy of participant 
data records. Data element validation is conducted via comprehensive 
manual reviews of sampled participant records against source 
documentation in order to ensure accuracy and compliance with Federal 
definitions.

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;
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and

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     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 revisions.
    Title: Data Validation Requirement for Employment and Training 
Programs.
    OMB Number: 1205-0448.
    Affected Public: State, local and tribal government entities and 
private non-profit organizations.
    Form(s): Workforce Investment Act Enterprise Data Reporting and 
Validation System (EDRVS) User Handbook, Labor Exchange EDRVS Software 
Users Guide, NFJP Data Validation Handbook, TAA Data Validation 
Handbook.
    Total Annual Respondents: 179 (53 states, 52 NFJP and 74 SCSEP 
grantees).
    Annual Frequency: Complete data validation annually.
    Total Annual Responses: 285 (3 responses each for the 53 states, 1 
response for each of the 52 NFJP grantees, and 1 response for each of 
the 74 SCSEP grantees).
    Average Time per Response: 218 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 62,174.
    Total Additional Annual Burden Cost for Respondents: $0.
    Total Estimated Additional Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.
    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.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 12th day of December, 2013
Eric Seleznow,
Acting Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training, Labor.
[FR Doc. 2013-30639 Filed 12-23-13; 8:45 am]
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