Comment Request for Information Collection for OMB 1205-0452, ETA 9047 Reemployment of Unemployment Insurance (UI) Benefit Recipients Report, Extension Without Revision, 15612-15614 [2014-06130]

Download as PDF 15612 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 54 / Thursday, March 20, 2014 / Notices During the public comment period, the Third Modified Consent Decree may be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department Web site: http:// www.usdoj.gov/enrd/Consent_ Decrees.html. We will provide a paper copy of the Third Modified Consent Decree upon written request and payment of reproduction costs. Please mail your request and payment to: Consent Decree Library, U.S. DOJ— ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. Please enclose a check or money order for $17.25 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. Thomas Carroll, Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2014–06104 Filed 3–19–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P by the 53 State Workforce Agencies (SWAs). Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before May 19, 2014. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Ericka Parker, Office of Unemployment Insurance, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number 202–693–3208 (this is not a tollfree 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: [parker.ericka@dol.gov]. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the person listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: I. Background DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Comment Request for Information Collection for the OMB 1205–0268, ETA 9016 Alien Claims Activity Report, Extension Without Revision 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 to 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 proposed extension for the collection of data on the ETA 9016, Alien Claims Activity Report, which expires September 30, 2014. The data collection will provide for a comprehensive evaluation of the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Alien Claims Activities. The data are collected quarterly, and an analysis of the data received is formulated into a report summarizing the Alien Claims Activity ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:48 Mar 19, 2014 Jkt 232001 The ETA 9016 report is used by the Department to assess whether (and the extent to which) the requirements of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlement (SAVE) system are cost-effective and otherwise appropriate for the UI program. In addition, data from the Alien Claims Activity report is being used to assist the Secretary of Labor in determining whether a SWA’s administrative costs associated with the verification program are reasonable and reimbursable. There is no other report or system available for collecting this required information. The report allows the Department of Labor to determine the number of aliens filing for UI, the number of benefit issues detected, the denials of benefits to aliens, the extent to which State Agencies use the system, and the overall effectiveness and cost efficiency of the verification system. If SWAs are not required to submit the information on the Alien Claims Activity Report, the Department would not be able to fulfill its responsibilities to assess the SAVE system. 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, PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 revision. Title: ETA 9016, Alien Claims Activity Report. OMB Number: 1205–0268. Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies. Estimated Total Annual Respondents: 53. Annual Frequency: Quarterly. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 212 responses. Average Time per Response: 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 212 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Cost 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. Dated: March 12, 2014. Eric M. Seleznow, Acting Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor. [FR Doc. 2014–06128 Filed 3–19–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Comment Request for Information Collection for OMB 1205–0452, ETA 9047 Reemployment of Unemployment Insurance (UI) Benefit Recipients Report, Extension Without Revision 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20MRN1.SGM 20MRN1 15613 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 54 / Thursday, March 20, 2014 / Notices 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 proposed extension for collection of data on the ETA 9047 Reemployment of UI Benefit Recipients report (current expiration date is September 30, 2014). DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before May 19, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to Valerie Rodall, Office of Unemployment Insurance, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S–4519, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number: 202– 693–3194 (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: rodall.valerie@dol.gov. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the person listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Required by Congress under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), the Department’s Strategic Plan is an integral part of the budget process. Among the purposes of the GPRA are to improve Federal program effectiveness and public accountability by focusing on program results, service quality, and customer satisfaction. Outcome Goal 1.3 in the Department’s fiscal year (FY) 2011–2016 Strategic Plan—help workers who are in lowwage jobs or out of the labor market find a path into middle-class jobs—focuses on improving the operational performance and effectiveness of the Federal/state UI program. This goal is supported in part by the performance measure: Percent of UI claimants reemployed by the end of the first quarter after the quarter in which they received their first payment. ETA collects the data to measure the facilitation of reemployment of UI benefit recipients through the ETA 9047 report. OMB approved the Department’s request to begin collecting UI reemployment data through the ETA 9047 report on July 26, 2005. This data collection was renewed in 2011 through September 30, 2014. ETA has also included UI reemployment as a performance measure for UI Performs, the Department’s performance management system for the UI program. Per UI Program Letter (UIPL) No. 17–08 (May 14, 2008), Acceptable Levels of Performance (ALP)—the minimum performance criteria for UI Performs Core Measures—are set annually for each state. The ALPs take into account the state’s total unemployment rate and the percentage of UI claimants who are exempt from active work search or Employment Service (ES) registration requirements because they are jobattached. Analyses of the data indicate that UI reemployment is strongly related to these two factors. Data Collection Each calendar quarter, states report on the ETA 9047 report separate counts for individuals receiving their first UI payments who are exempt from active work search or ES registration requirements, in most cases because they are job-attached with definite recall dates, and those not exempt from active work search or ES registration requirements. States also report on the ETA 9047 report the number of those first payment recipients for whom intrastate or out-ofstate employers reported wages in the subsequent quarter. States obtain these counts by crossmatching the Social Security Numbers (SSNs) of claimants who received UI first payments with the UI wage records for the subsequent calendar quarter. ETA issued instructions on obtaining out-of-state reemployment data through matching the SSNs of UI first payment recipients with UI wage records in the National Directory of New Hires in UIPL No. 1– 06, Change 1 (August 2, 2006). UI Reemployment GPRA and UI Performs Measures The UI reemployment GPRA and UI Performs measures are defined as the percentage of all UI claimants receiving a first payment in a calendar quarter who were paid wages in the following calendar quarter, based on state UI wage records. ETA believes that this measure encourages the state agencies that administer UI—which share responsibility with all Workforce Investment partners in facilitating the reemployment of UI beneficiaries—to be innovative in the steps they take to facilitate these individuals’ reemployment. The following table summarizes GPRA targets and performance for the UI reemployment measure. GPRA TARGETS AND PERFORMANCE Performance measure FY 2012 target FY 2012 actual FY 2013 target FY 2013 actual FY 2014 target Facilitate Reemployment: Percent of UI claimants who were reemployed by the end of the first quarter after the quarter in which they received their first payment ............................. 56.4 62.4 63.0 * 62.5 64.7 ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES * UI reemployment for the period July 2012 to June 2013, which is the most recent data available. ETA’s analyses of the data show that state performance in the reemployment of UI benefit recipients is significantly influenced by forces outside the control of the agency administering the state UI program, most notably by the economic conditions in the state, as measured by the total unemployment rate, and the VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:48 Mar 19, 2014 Jkt 232001 percent of UI benefit recipients who are job-attached, as measured by the percent of claimants who are not required to conduct active work search or register with the state ES. State ALPs for the UI Performs Core Measure reflect statespecific data for these two factors. State ALPs and performance for the period PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 January to December 2012 are available at http://www.oui.doleta.gov/unemploy/ pdf/Core_Measures.pdf. (Click the ‘‘State ALP Table’’ link in the Acceptable Levels of Performance column in the Reemployment Measure section.) E:\FR\FM\20MRN1.SGM 20MRN1 15614 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 54 / Thursday, March 20, 2014 / Notices II. Review Focus DEPARTMENT OF LABOR 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. Employment and Training Administration III. Current Actions ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Type of Review: Extension without revision. Title: ETA 9047 Reemployment of UI Benefit Recipients. OMB Number: 1205–0452. Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies (SWAs). Estimated Total Annual Respondents: 53 SWAs. Annual Frequency: Quarterly. Estimate Total Annual Responses: 212 per year (53 SWAs × 4 quarterly reports per year). Average Time per Response: 10 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,120 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Cost 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. Dated: March 14, 2014. Eric M. Seleznow, Acting Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor. [FR Doc. 2014–06130 Filed 3–19–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:48 Mar 19, 2014 Jkt 232001 Comment Request for Information Collection for OMB 1205–0051, ETA 902 Disaster Unemployment Assistance Activities; Extension Without Revision 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 proposed extension for collection of data on the ETA 902 report, Disaster Unemployment Assistance Activities under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act. The current expiration date is September 30, 2014. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before May 19, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to Jeffery Haluska, Office of Unemployment Insurance, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number: 202–693–2992 (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: Haluska.Jeffery.B@dol.gov. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the person listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background The ETA 902 Report, Disaster Unemployment Assistance Activities, is a monthly report submitted by an impacted state when a major disaster is PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 declared by the President that provides for individual assistance (including Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA)). The report contains data on DUA claims and payment activities associated with administering the DUA program. The information is used by ETA’s Office of Unemployment Insurance (OUI) to determine workload counts, for example, the number of individuals determined eligible or ineligible for DUA, the number of appeals filed, and the number of overpayments issued. The report also allows OUI to track states’ administrative costs for the DUA 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 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 revision. Title: Disaster Unemployment Assistance Activities Report. OMB Number: 1205–0051. Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies. Estimated Total Annual Respondents: 30. Annual Frequency: Approximate six (6) months per year. Estimate Total Annual Responses: 180 responses. Average Time per Response: One (1) hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 180 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Cost 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; E:\FR\FM\20MRN1.SGM 20MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Comment Request for Information Collection for OMB 1205-0452, ETA 
9047 Reemployment of Unemployment Insurance (UI) Benefit Recipients 
Report, Extension Without Revision

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

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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 proposed 
extension for collection of data on the ETA 9047 Reemployment of UI 
Benefit Recipients report (current expiration date is September 30, 
2014).

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addresses section below on or before May 19, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to Valerie Rodall, Office of 
Unemployment Insurance, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. 
Department of Labor, Room S-4519, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number: 202-693-3194 (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: 
rodall.valerie@dol.gov. A copy of the proposed information collection 
request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the person listed above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    Required by Congress under the Government Performance and Results 
Act of 1993 (GPRA), the Department's Strategic Plan is an integral part 
of the budget process. Among the purposes of the GPRA are to improve 
Federal program effectiveness and public accountability by focusing on 
program results, service quality, and customer satisfaction.
    Outcome Goal 1.3 in the Department's fiscal year (FY) 2011-2016 
Strategic Plan--help workers who are in low-wage jobs or out of the 
labor market find a path into middle-class jobs--focuses on improving 
the operational performance and effectiveness of the Federal/state UI 
program. This goal is supported in part by the performance measure:
    Percent of UI claimants reemployed by the end of the first quarter 
after the quarter in which they received their first payment.
    ETA collects the data to measure the facilitation of reemployment 
of UI benefit recipients through the ETA 9047 report. OMB approved the 
Department's request to begin collecting UI reemployment data through 
the ETA 9047 report on July 26, 2005. This data collection was renewed 
in 2011 through September 30, 2014.
    ETA has also included UI reemployment as a performance measure for 
UI Performs, the Department's performance management system for the UI 
program. Per UI Program Letter (UIPL) No. 17-08 (May 14, 2008), 
Acceptable Levels of Performance (ALP)--the minimum performance 
criteria for UI Performs Core Measures--are set annually for each 
state. The ALPs take into account the state's total unemployment rate 
and the percentage of UI claimants who are exempt from active work 
search or Employment Service (ES) registration requirements because 
they are job-attached. Analyses of the data indicate that UI 
reemployment is strongly related to these two factors.

Data Collection

    Each calendar quarter, states report on the ETA 9047 report 
separate counts for individuals receiving their first UI payments who 
are exempt from active work search or ES registration requirements, in 
most cases because they are job-attached with definite recall dates, 
and those not exempt from active work search or ES registration 
requirements.
    States also report on the ETA 9047 report the number of those first 
payment recipients for whom intrastate or out-of-state employers 
reported wages in the subsequent quarter. States obtain these counts by 
crossmatching the Social Security Numbers (SSNs) of claimants who 
received UI first payments with the UI wage records for the subsequent 
calendar quarter. ETA issued instructions on obtaining out-of-state 
reemployment data through matching the SSNs of UI first payment 
recipients with UI wage records in the National Directory of New Hires 
in UIPL No. 1-06, Change 1 (August 2, 2006).

UI Reemployment GPRA and UI Performs Measures

    The UI reemployment GPRA and UI Performs measures are defined as 
the percentage of all UI claimants receiving a first payment in a 
calendar quarter who were paid wages in the following calendar quarter, 
based on state UI wage records.
    ETA believes that this measure encourages the state agencies that 
administer UI--which share responsibility with all Workforce Investment 
partners in facilitating the reemployment of UI beneficiaries--to be 
innovative in the steps they take to facilitate these individuals' 
reemployment.
    The following table summarizes GPRA targets and performance for the 
UI reemployment measure.

                                          GPRA Targets and Performance
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                                                        FY 2012     FY 2012     FY 2013     FY 2013     FY 2014
                 Performance measure                    target      actual      target      actual      target
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Facilitate Reemployment:
    Percent of UI claimants who were reemployed by         56.4        62.4        63.0      * 62.5        64.7
     the end of the first quarter after the quarter
     in which they received their first payment.....
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* UI reemployment for the period July 2012 to June 2013, which is the most recent data available.

    ETA's analyses of the data show that state performance in the 
reemployment of UI benefit recipients is significantly influenced by 
forces outside the control of the agency administering the state UI 
program, most notably by the economic conditions in the state, as 
measured by the total unemployment rate, and the percent of UI benefit 
recipients who are job-attached, as measured by the percent of 
claimants who are not required to conduct active work search or 
register with the state ES. State ALPs for the UI Performs Core Measure 
reflect state-specific data for these two factors. State ALPs and 
performance for the period January to December 2012 are available at 
http://www.oui.doleta.gov/unemploy/pdf/Core_Measures.pdf. (Click the 
``State ALP Table'' link in the Acceptable Levels of Performance column 
in the Reemployment Measure section.)

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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 revision.
    Title: ETA 9047 Reemployment of UI Benefit Recipients.
    OMB Number: 1205-0452.
    Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies (SWAs).
    Estimated Total Annual Respondents: 53 SWAs.
    Annual Frequency: Quarterly.
    Estimate Total Annual Responses: 212 per year (53 SWAs x 4 
quarterly reports per year).
    Average Time per Response: 10 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,120 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Cost 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.

    Dated: March 14, 2014.
Eric M. Seleznow,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor.
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