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AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), 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 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, DOL’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection of information for the Employment First Leadership State Mentoring Program Community of Practice Survey. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. DATES: Submit comments on or before June 30, 2014. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24453 Submit written comments to the Office of Disability Employment Policy, Room S–1303, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210, Attention: Serena Lowe; Telephone number: (202) 693–7880; Fax: (202) 693–7888; Email: lowe.serena.d@ dol.gov. Instructions: Please submit one copy of your comments by only one method. All submissions received must include the agency name and collection name identified above for this information collection. Because we continue to experience delays in receiving mail in the Washington, DC area, commenters are strongly encouraged to transmit their comments electronically via email or to submit them by mail early. Comments, including any personal information provided, become a matter of public record. They will be summarized and/ or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Serena Lowe, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S– 1303, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693–7880 (this is not a toll free number). Copies of this notice may be obtained in alternative formats (Large print, Braille, Audio Tape, or Disc) by calling (202) 693–7880 (this is not a toll-free number). TTY/TTD callers may dial (202) 693–7881 to obtain information or to request materials in alternative formats. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background ODEP is committed to increasing employment opportunities for youth and adult with disabilities, with a focus on employment that is truly integrated and supports individuals moving from poverty to economic self-sufficiency. In its 12 years of operation, ODEP has influenced the workforce development system, as well as the disability field with the introduction of customized employment, flexible workplace approaches, and universal strategies for workforce development, among other innovative initiatives. Building on this history of innovation, ODEP launched an Employment First (EF) technical assistance initiative to provide States with technical assistance to facilitate the use of integrated employment. This is accomplished by removing barriers at State and local levels to the placement of individuals with disabilities in integrated employment and promoting policy changes to make integrated E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1 24454 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 83 / Wednesday, April 30, 2014 / Notices employment the first option for youth and adults with significant disabilities. ODEP launched the Employment First Leadership State Mentoring Program (EFLSMP) to assist States in developing and implementing EF policies. Thirty States started to participate in technical assistance sessions and discussions on a number of topics related to implementing, assessing, and disseminating information regarding EF policies via an online Community of Practice (CoP). The CoP sessions started in the fall of 2012 and will run monthly until the spring of 2014 via the portal ePolicyWorks. Promoting and disseminating EF practices and strategies is a critical step toward addressing the persistent problem of low participation rates of individuals with disabilities in the workforce and fulfilling the promise of full integration. As a multitude of local, State, and Federal agencies are involved in making the adoption and implementation of EF strategies a success, initiatives to align policies, regulations, and funding are needed. Technical assistance provided through the EFLSMP provides participating States with information on how to restructure funding patterns, support collaboration, build staff capacity, and ultimately increase competitive, integrated employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities. ODEP’s EF initiative is innovative in its inclusion of a variety of State partners, including: 1. Department of Rehabilitation Services; 2. Department of Mental Health; 3. Department Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities; 4. Workforce Development System; 5. Department of Education (Special Education Division); and 6. Medicaid agencies. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Jkt 232001 Signed at Washington, DC, April 22, 2014. Kathleen Martinez, Assistant Secretary, Office of Disability Employment Policy. [FR Doc. 2014–09813 Filed 4–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–27–P Notice of Proposed Revisions for the LSC Grant Assurances for Calendar Year 2015 Funding II. Review Focus DOL is interested in comments that: * Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary, and whether the information will have practical utility; * Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the 17:41 Apr 29, 2014 III. Current Actions Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy. Title: Employment First Leadership State Mentoring Program Community of Practice Survey. Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments. Total Respondents: 30. Frequency: Once for each of 6 staffmembers of the respondent. Total Responses: 180. Average Time per Response: 15–20 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 47. Total Other Burden Cost: $1,850. LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION This data collection is also designed to gauge the effectiveness of ODEP’s efforts to promote the implementation of EF policies and practices and determine how well remote training and online forums facilitate the implementation of EF activities in each participating state. Findings from this census of participating CoP states also will provide the DOL with important information for strategic planning, program replication, and development of disability employment policies, approaches, and practices. VerDate Mar<15>2010 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. Comments submitted in response to this Notice will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the ICR; they will also become a matter of public record. Legal Services Corporation. Notice of proposed changes and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Legal Services Corporation (‘‘LSC’’) intends to revise the LSC Grant Assurances for calendar year 2015 funding and is soliciting public comment on the proposed changes. The proposed revisions affect Grant Assurances 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, and 16. The proposed LSC grant assurances for calendar year 2015 funding, in redline format indicating the proposed changes to the current ‘‘LSC 2014 Grant Assurances,’’ are available at http:// grants.lsc.gov/sites/default/files/Grants/ ReferenceMaterials/2015GrantAssurances-Proposed.pdf. DATES: All comments and recommendations must be received on or before the close of business on May 30, 2014. 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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

 Office of Disability Employment Policy


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Employment First Leadership State Mentoring 
Program Community of Practice Survey; Proposed Information Collection 
Request

AGENCY: Office of Disability Employment Policy, DOL.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), 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 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, DOL's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is 
soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection of information 
for the Employment First Leadership State Mentoring Program Community 
of Practice Survey.
    A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be 
obtained by contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES section 
of this notice.

DATES: Submit comments on or before June 30, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to the Office of Disability 
Employment Policy, Room S-1303, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20210, Attention: Serena Lowe; Telephone number: (202) 
693-7880; Fax: (202) 693-7888; Email: lowe.serena.d@dol.gov.
    Instructions: Please submit one copy of your comments by only one 
method. All submissions received must include the agency name and 
collection name identified above for this information collection. 
Because we continue to experience delays in receiving mail in the 
Washington, DC area, commenters are strongly encouraged to transmit 
their comments electronically via email or to submit them by mail 
early. Comments, including any personal information provided, become a 
matter of public record. They will be summarized and/or included in the 
request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information 
collection request.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Serena Lowe, Senior Policy Advisor, 
Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor, Room 
S-1303, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone 
(202) 693-7880 (this is not a toll free number). Copies of this notice 
may be obtained in alternative formats (Large print, Braille, Audio 
Tape, or Disc) by calling (202) 693-7880 (this is not a toll-free 
number). TTY/TTD callers may dial (202) 693-7881 to obtain information 
or to request materials in alternative formats.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    ODEP is committed to increasing employment opportunities for youth 
and adult with disabilities, with a focus on employment that is truly 
integrated and supports individuals moving from poverty to economic 
self-sufficiency. In its 12 years of operation, ODEP has influenced the 
workforce development system, as well as the disability field with the 
introduction of customized employment, flexible workplace approaches, 
and universal strategies for workforce development, among other 
innovative initiatives. Building on this history of innovation, ODEP 
launched an Employment First (EF) technical assistance initiative to 
provide States with technical assistance to facilitate the use of 
integrated employment. This is accomplished by removing barriers at 
State and local levels to the placement of individuals with 
disabilities in integrated employment and promoting policy changes to 
make integrated

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employment the first option for youth and adults with significant 
disabilities.
    ODEP launched the Employment First Leadership State Mentoring 
Program (EFLSMP) to assist States in developing and implementing EF 
policies. Thirty States started to participate in technical assistance 
sessions and discussions on a number of topics related to implementing, 
assessing, and disseminating information regarding EF policies via an 
online Community of Practice (CoP). The CoP sessions started in the 
fall of 2012 and will run monthly until the spring of 2014 via the 
portal ePolicyWorks.
    Promoting and disseminating EF practices and strategies is a 
critical step toward addressing the persistent problem of low 
participation rates of individuals with disabilities in the workforce 
and fulfilling the promise of full integration. As a multitude of 
local, State, and Federal agencies are involved in making the adoption 
and implementation of EF strategies a success, initiatives to align 
policies, regulations, and funding are needed. Technical assistance 
provided through the EFLSMP provides participating States with 
information on how to restructure funding patterns, support 
collaboration, build staff capacity, and ultimately increase 
competitive, integrated employment outcomes for individuals with 
disabilities. ODEP's EF initiative is innovative in its inclusion of a 
variety of State partners, including:

1. Department of Rehabilitation Services;
2. Department of Mental Health;
3. Department Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities;
4. Workforce Development System;
5. Department of Education (Special Education Division); and
6. Medicaid agencies.

    This data collection is also designed to gauge the effectiveness of 
ODEP's efforts to promote the implementation of EF policies and 
practices and determine how well remote training and online forums 
facilitate the implementation of EF activities in each participating 
state. Findings from this census of participating CoP states also will 
provide the DOL with important information for strategic planning, 
program replication, and development of disability employment policies, 
approaches, and practices.

II. Review Focus

    DOL is interested in comments that:
    * Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary, and 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.
    Comments submitted in response to this Notice will be summarized 
and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget 
approval of the ICR; they will also become a matter of public record.

III. Current Actions

    Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment 
Policy.
    Title: Employment First Leadership State Mentoring Program 
Community of Practice Survey.
    Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments.
    Total Respondents: 30.
    Frequency: Once for each of 6 staff-members of the respondent.
    Total Responses: 180.
    Average Time per Response: 15-20 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 47.
    Total Other Burden Cost: $1,850.

    Signed at Washington, DC, April 22, 2014.
Kathleen Martinez,
Assistant Secretary, Office of Disability Employment Policy.
[FR Doc. 2014-09813 Filed 4-29-14; 8:45 am]
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