Comment Request for Information Collection for Employment and Training (ET) Handbook 336, 18th Edition: “Unemployment Insurance (UI) State Quality Service Plan Planning (SQSP) and Reporting Guidelines,” Extension Without Revision, 24011-24012 [2014-09748]

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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 the proposed extension to ET Handbook 336, 18th Edition: ‘‘Unemployment Insurance (UI) State Quality Service Plan Planning (SQSP) and Reporting Guidelines’’ which expires October 31, 2014. DATES: Submit written comments to the office listed in the addressee’s section below on or before June 30, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to the Employment and Training Administration, Office of Unemployment Insurance, 200 SUMMARY: [FR Doc. 2014–09646 Filed 4–28–14; 8:45 am] 24011 PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The SQSP represents an approach to the unemployment insurance performance management and planning process that allows for an exchange of information between the federal and state partners to enhance the ability of the program to reflect the joint commitment to performance excellence and client-centered services. As part of UI Performs, a comprehensive performance management system implemented in 1995 for the UI program, the SQSP is the principal vehicle that state UI agencies use to plan, record and manage program improvement efforts as they strive for excellence in service. The SQSP, which serves as the State Plan for the UI program, also serves as the grant document through which states receive federal UI administrative funding. The statutory basis for the SQSP is Title III, Section 302 of the Social Security Act, which authorizes the Secretary of Labor to provide funds to administer the UI programs, and Sections 303 (a) (8) and (9) which govern the expenditures of those funds. The SQSP represents an approach to tie program performance with the budget and planning process. II. Review Focus The Department of Labor 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:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1 24012 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 82 / Tuesday, April 29, 2014 / Notices e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. States will continue to use the State Plan Narrative to provide a general summary of the UI program in the state. Additionally, states are to include in the Narrative: (1) Performance in comparison to the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) goals; (2) results of customer satisfaction surveys (optional); and (3) actions planned to correct deficiencies regarding UI programs and reporting requirements. Actions planned to correct deficiencies for Secretary Standards, Core Measures, and the Data Validation (DV) program are expected to be addressed in corrective action plans. Currently, the Employment and Training Administration is soliciting comments concerning the extension of ET Handbook No. 336. III. Current Actions Type of Review: extension without revision. Title: Unemployment Insurance State Quality Service Plan (SQSP). OMB Number: 1205–0132. Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies. Total Annual Respondents: 53. Reporting Frequency: Biannual, annual, and quarterly. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 535. Average Time per Response: 2.86 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1530 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. Eric M. Seleznow, Acting Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor. [FR Doc. 2014–09748 Filed 4–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Employment and Training Administration Comment Request for Information Collection for ETA 9165, Unemployment Insurance Supplemental Budget Request Activities; New Collection Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:56 Apr 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 The Department of Labor, 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 collection of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [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, the Employment and Training Administration is soliciting comments concerning the new collection of data on the ETA 9165, Supplemental Budget Request Activities. The new ETA 9165 will be used by the National and regional offices to monitor the progress of State Workforce Agencies in successfully implementing projects funded through Supplemental Budget Requests. This information will include the funded project title and purpose, the project timeline and milestones, and a narrative description of the project implementation status. It will also include explanations of any delays in implementation, proposals for addressing any problems that caused the delay and new project timelines if applicable, a self-reported designation of the implementation status (i.e. complete/ahead of schedule/on schedule/or behind schedule), and a discussion of identified technical assistance needs for the successful completion of the project. DATES: Submit written comments to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before June 30, 2014. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Brad Wiggins, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Unemployment Insurance, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Frances Perkins Bldg. Room S–4524, Washington, DC 20210, telephone number (202) 693–3029 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email: wiggins.brad@dol.gov. 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). To obtain a copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR), please contact the person listed above. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The new ETA 9165 report will contain information on activities funded by the Employment and Training Administration through Unemployment Insurance Supplemental Budget Requests, including the funded project/ activity, the targeted start and completion dates for the project/ activity, and the quarterly implementation status. These data are needed for budget preparation and control, program planning and evaluation, personnel assignment, program oversight and assessment, actuarial and program research, and for accounting to Congress and the public. II. Review Focus The Department is particularly interested in comments which: * Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary to describe the quarterly status of funded Supplemental Budget Request activities, 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 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: New collection. Title: Unemployment Insurance Supplemental Budget Request Activities. OMB Number: 1205–0NEW. Affected Public: state governments. Cite/Reference/Form/etc: ETA 9165. Estimated Total Annual Respondents: 53. Annual Frequency: Quarterly. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 212. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,590 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 82 (Tuesday, April 29, 2014)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Comment Request for Information Collection for Employment and 
Training (ET) Handbook 336, 18th Edition: ``Unemployment Insurance (UI) 
State Quality Service Plan Planning (SQSP) and Reporting Guidelines,'' 
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 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 the proposed extension to ET Handbook 336, 18th Edition: 
``Unemployment Insurance (UI) State Quality Service Plan Planning 
(SQSP) and Reporting Guidelines'' which expires October 31, 2014.

DATES: Submit written comments to the office listed in the addressee's 
section below on or before June 30, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to the Employment and Training 
Administration, Office of Unemployment Insurance, 200 Constitution 
Avenue NW., Room S4220, Washington, DC 20210, Attention: Delores 
Ferrell. Telephone number: 202-693-3183 (this is not a toll-free 
number). Fax: 202-693-3975. Email: ferrell.delores@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 SQSP represents an approach to the unemployment insurance 
performance management and planning process that allows for an exchange 
of information between the federal and state partners to enhance the 
ability of the program to reflect the joint commitment to performance 
excellence and client-centered services. As part of UI Performs, a 
comprehensive performance management system implemented in 1995 for the 
UI program, the SQSP is the principal vehicle that state UI agencies 
use to plan, record and manage program improvement efforts as they 
strive for excellence in service. The SQSP, which serves as the State 
Plan for the UI program, also serves as the grant document through 
which states receive federal UI administrative funding. The statutory 
basis for the SQSP is Title III, Section 302 of the Social Security 
Act, which authorizes the Secretary of Labor to provide funds to 
administer the UI programs, and Sections 303 (a) (8) and (9) which 
govern the expenditures of those funds. The SQSP represents an approach 
to tie program performance with the budget and planning process.

II. Review Focus

    The Department of Labor 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,

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e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses.
    States will continue to use the State Plan Narrative to provide a 
general summary of the UI program in the state. Additionally, states 
are to include in the Narrative: (1) Performance in comparison to the 
Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) goals; (2) results of 
customer satisfaction surveys (optional); and (3) actions planned to 
correct deficiencies regarding UI programs and reporting requirements. 
Actions planned to correct deficiencies for Secretary Standards, Core 
Measures, and the Data Validation (DV) program are expected to be 
addressed in corrective action plans. Currently, the Employment and 
Training Administration is soliciting comments concerning the extension 
of ET Handbook No. 336.

III. Current Actions

    Type of Review: extension without revision.
    Title: Unemployment Insurance State Quality Service Plan (SQSP).
    OMB Number: 1205-0132.
    Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies.
    Total Annual Respondents: 53.
    Reporting Frequency: Biannual, annual, and quarterly.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 535.
    Average Time per Response: 2.86 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1530 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.

Eric M. Seleznow,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor.
[FR Doc. 2014-09748 Filed 4-28-14; 8:45 am]
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