Patent Examiner Employment Application, 34722-34723 [2014-14214]

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Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum Summary Background Scope of the Order Fair Value Comparisons Product Comparisons Determination of Comparison Method Results of the Differential Pricing Analysis Date of Sale Export Price Level of Trade Normal Value Currency Conversion VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:35 Jun 17, 2014 Jkt 232001 Conclusion [FR Doc. 2014–14291 Filed 6–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United States Patent and Trademark Office Patent Examiner Employment Application ACTION: Notice. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104– 13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before August 18, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Email: InformationCollection@ uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0042 comment’’ in the subject line of the message. • Mail: Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450. • Federal Rulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to the attention of LaRita Jones, Chief of the Workforce Employment Division, Office of Human Resources, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450; by telephone at 571–272–6196; or by email to larita.jones@uspto.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract In the current employment environment, information technology professionals and engineering graduates are in great demand. The USPTO is in direct competition with private industry for the same caliber of candidates with the requisite knowledge and skills to perform patent examination work. The use of automated online systems allows the USPTO to remain competitive, meet hiring goals, and fulfill the agency’s Congressional commitment to reduce the pendency rate for the examination of patent applications. The information supplied by an applicant seeking a patent examiner position with the PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 USPTO assists the Human Resources Specialists and hiring managers in determining whether an applicant possesses the basic qualification requirements for the patent examiner position. The Monster Hiring Management (MHM) system is an automated online system that allows the USPTO to rapidly review applications for employment of entry-level patent examiners. The Office of Human Resources (OHR) can use the system to rapidly review applications for employment and take the necessary administrative action to support the hiring process. The online application creates an electronic real-time candidate inventory that allows the USPTO to review applications from potential applicants almost instantaneously. Given the immediate hiring need of the Patent Examining Corps, time consumed in the mail distribution system or paper review of applications delays the decision-making process by several weeks. The MHM system results in increased speed and accuracy in the employment process, in addition to streamlining labor and reducing costs. The use of the MHM online application fully complies with 5 U.S.C. § 2301, which requires adequate public notice to assure open competition by guaranteeing that necessary employment information will be accessible and available to the public on inquiry. It is also fully compliant with Section 508 (29 U.S.C. § 794(d)), which requires agencies to provide disabled employees and members of the public access to information that is comparable to the access available to others. II. Method of Collection With the use of MHM, the application information is collected electronically from the applicant. The USAJobs.gov Web site provides the online job announcement that links the applicant to the application and the MHM system. The application is completed online and then transmitted to the USPTO via the Internet. III. Data OMB Number: 0651–0042. Form Number(s): N/A. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 16,103 responses per year. Estimated Time per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the public approximately 30 minutes (0.5 hours) to complete the employment E:\FR\FM\18JNN1.SGM 18JNN1 34723 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 117 / Wednesday, June 18, 2014 / Notices application, depending upon the applicant’s situation. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 8,051.5 hours. Estimated time for response (minutes) Estimated annual responses Estimated annual burden hours Item No. Item 1 ....................................... Patent Examiner Employee Application ........................................ 30 16,103 8,051.5 Total .......................... ........................................................................................................ ........................ 16,103 8,051.5 Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost Burden: $359,822. Using the median hourly rate for scientists and engineers of $44.69 as derived from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the USPTO estimates $359,822 per year in cost burden associated with respondents. This is a fully loaded hourly rate. Estimated Total Annual (Non-hour) Respondent Cost Burden: $0. There are no filing fees or start-up, maintenance, record keeping, or postage costs associated with this information collection. IV. Request for Comments emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. The USPTO is soliciting public comments to: (a) 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; (b) 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; (c) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) 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. Dated: June 13, 2014. Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–14214 Filed 6–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:35 Jun 17, 2014 Jkt 232001 CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Guidance for Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Pilot and Test Data Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). ACTION: Guidance for CNCS Notices, with request for comments. AGENCY: CNCS is submitting the below information for future CNCS Federal Register Notices in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104–13, (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, OMB is coordinating the development of the following proposed Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): ‘‘Generic Clearance for the Collection of Pilot and Test Data’’ for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This notice announces that CNCS intends to submit collections to OMB for approval and solicit comments on specific aspects for the proposed information collection. DATES: Comments must be submitted July 18, 2014. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted, identified by the title of the information collection activity, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: Ms. Sharon Mar, OMB Desk Officer for CNCS, by any of the following two methods within 30 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register: (1) By fax to: 202–395–6974, Attention: Ms. Sharon Mar, OMB Desk Officer for CNCS; and (2) Electronically by email to: smar@ omb.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information, please contact Amy Borgstrom, Associate Director of Policy, at 202–606–6930 or email to aborgstrom@cns.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (TTY–TDD) may call 1–800–833–3722 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Pilot and Test Data. Abstract: This is a new information collection. The information collection activity will enable pilot testing of survey instruments in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the Administration’s commitment to improving service delivery. By pilot testing we mean information that provides useful insights on how respondents interact with the instrument, but are not statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that can be generalized to the population of study. This feedback will provide insights into customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences and expectations regarding prospective studies. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of research program management. The Agency will only submit a collection for approval under this generic clearance if it meets the following conditions: • The collections are voluntary; • The collections are low-burden for respondents (based on considerations of total burden hours, total number of respondents, or burden-hours per respondent) and are low-cost for both the respondents and the Federal Government; • The collections are noncontroversial and do not raise issues of concern to other Federal agencies; • Any collection is targeted to the solicitation of opinions from respondents who have experience with the program or may have experience with the program in the near future; • Personally identifiable information (PII) is collected only to the extent necessary and is not retained; • Information gathered will be used only internally for general service improvement and program management purposes and is not intended for release outside of the agency; • Information gathered will not be used for the purpose of substantially informing influential policy decisions; and E:\FR\FM\18JNN1.SGM 18JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 117 (Wednesday, June 18, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34722-34723]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-14214]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

United States Patent and Trademark Office


Patent Examiner Employment Application

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as part 
of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, 
invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this 
opportunity to comment on the continuing information collection, as 
required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before August 18, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Email: InformationCollection@uspto.gov. Include ``0651-
0042 comment'' in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, Office of the 
Chief Information Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office, 
P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450.
     Federal Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
should be directed to the attention of LaRita Jones, Chief of the 
Workforce Employment Division, Office of Human Resources, United States 
Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 
22313-1450; by telephone at 571-272-6196; or by email to 
larita.jones@uspto.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    In the current employment environment, information technology 
professionals and engineering graduates are in great demand. The USPTO 
is in direct competition with private industry for the same caliber of 
candidates with the requisite knowledge and skills to perform patent 
examination work. The use of automated online systems allows the USPTO 
to remain competitive, meet hiring goals, and fulfill the agency's 
Congressional commitment to reduce the pendency rate for the 
examination of patent applications. The information supplied by an 
applicant seeking a patent examiner position with the USPTO assists the 
Human Resources Specialists and hiring managers in determining whether 
an applicant possesses the basic qualification requirements for the 
patent examiner position.
    The Monster Hiring Management (MHM) system is an automated online 
system that allows the USPTO to rapidly review applications for 
employment of entry-level patent examiners. The Office of Human 
Resources (OHR) can use the system to rapidly review applications for 
employment and take the necessary administrative action to support the 
hiring process.
    The online application creates an electronic real-time candidate 
inventory that allows the USPTO to review applications from potential 
applicants almost instantaneously. Given the immediate hiring need of 
the Patent Examining Corps, time consumed in the mail distribution 
system or paper review of applications delays the decision-making 
process by several weeks. The MHM system results in increased speed and 
accuracy in the employment process, in addition to streamlining labor 
and reducing costs.
    The use of the MHM online application fully complies with 5 U.S.C. 
Sec.  2301, which requires adequate public notice to assure open 
competition by guaranteeing that necessary employment information will 
be accessible and available to the public on inquiry. It is also fully 
compliant with Section 508 (29 U.S.C. Sec.  794(d)), which requires 
agencies to provide disabled employees and members of the public access 
to information that is comparable to the access available to others.

II. Method of Collection

    With the use of MHM, the application information is collected 
electronically from the applicant. The USAJobs.gov Web site provides 
the online job announcement that links the applicant to the application 
and the MHM system. The application is completed online and then 
transmitted to the USPTO via the Internet.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0651-0042.
    Form Number(s): N/A.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 16,103 responses per year.
    Estimated Time per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take 
the public approximately 30 minutes (0.5 hours) to complete the 
employment

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application, depending upon the applicant's situation.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 8,051.5 hours.

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                                                                  Estimated time     Estimated       Estimated
               Item No.                           Item             for response       annual       annual burden
                                                                     (minutes)       responses         hours
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1.....................................  Patent Examiner Employee              30          16,103         8,051.5
                                         Application.
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    Total.............................  ........................  ..............          16,103         8,051.5
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    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost Burden: $359,822. Using the 
median hourly rate for scientists and engineers of $44.69 as derived 
from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the USPTO estimates $359,822 per 
year in cost burden associated with respondents. This is a fully loaded 
hourly rate.
    Estimated Total Annual (Non-hour) Respondent Cost Burden: $0. There 
are no filing fees or start-up, maintenance, record keeping, or postage 
costs associated with this information collection.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will 
become a matter of public record.
    The USPTO is soliciting public comments to: (a) 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; (b) 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; (c) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
to be collected; and (d) 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.

    Dated: June 13, 2014.
Susan K. Fawcett,
Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-14214 Filed 6-17-14; 8:45 am]
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