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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 137 / Thursday, July 17, 2014 / Notices questions on the 2014 CPS, and the main educational attainment question, which is widely used, would remain.) All three of the questions proposed for elimination are about graduate education—specifically, whether individuals have taken any graduate or professional school courses since completing a bachelor’s degree, whether they’d completed six or more courses, and whether their master’s degree program was a 1-year, 2-year, or 3-year program. After conducting a literature search and consulting with stakeholders, BLS determined that these questions are rarely used. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. Desired Focus of Comments The Bureau of Labor Statistics is particularly interested in comments that: • 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. • 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. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Title: Current Population Survey (CPS). OMB Number: 1220–0100. Affected Public: Households. Total Respondents: 55,000 per month. Frequency: Monthly. Total Responses: 660,000. Average Time per Response: 7.6 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 83,600 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $0. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they also will become a matter of public record. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:01 Jul 16, 2014 Jkt 232001 Signed at Washington, DC, this 11th day of July 2014. Kimberley Hill, Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics. [FR Doc. 2014–16774 Filed 7–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P MERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARD Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery AGENCY: Merit Systems Protection Board. Notice and request for comments. ACTION: As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process for seeking feedback from the public on service delivery, the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) submitted a Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR), ‘‘Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et. seq.). DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by August 18, 2014. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted to William D. Spencer, Clerk of the Board, Merit Systems Protection Board, 1615 M Street NW., Washington, DC 20419; by fax: (202) 653–7130; or by email: mspb@mspb.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information, please contact William D. Spencer, Clerk of the Board, Merit Systems Protection Board, 1615 M Street NW., Washington, DC 20419; phone: (202) 653–7200; fax: (202) 653–7130; or email: mspb@mspb.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. Abstract: The information collection activity will garner qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the Administration’s commitment to improving service delivery. By qualitative feedback we mean information that provides useful insights on perceptions and opinions, but are not statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that can be generalized to the population of study. This feedback will provide insights into SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41707 customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences and expectations, provide an early warning of issues with service, or focus attention on areas where communication, training or changes in operations might improve delivery of products or services. These collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative and actionable communications between MSPB and its customers and stakeholders. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of program management. Feedback collected under this generic clearance will provide useful information, but it will not yield data that can be generalized to the overall population. This type of generic clearance for qualitative information will not be used for quantitative information collections that are designed to yield reliably actionable results, such as monitoring trends over time or documenting program performance. Such data uses require more rigorous designs that address: The target population to which generalizations will be made, the sampling frame, the sample design (including stratification and clustering), the precision requirements or power calculations that justify the proposed sample size, the expected response rate, methods for assessing potential nonresponse bias, the protocols for data collection, and any testing procedures that were or will be undertaken prior fielding the study. Depending on the degree of influence the results are likely to have, such collections may still be eligible for submission for other generic mechanisms that are designed to yield quantitative results. MSPB did not receive any comments in response to the 60-day notice published in the Federal Register on April 10, 2014 (79 FR 19929). Below we provide MSPB’s projected average estimates for the next three years: Current Actions: New collection of information. Type of Review: New collection. Affected Public: Individuals and households, businesses and organizations, State, Local or Tribal Government. Average Expected Annual Number of Activities: 12. Average Number of Respondents per Activity: 500. Annual Responses: 3,000. Frequency of Response: Once per request. Average Minutes per Response: 30. Burden Hours: 1,500. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information E:\FR\FM\17JYN1.SGM 17JYN1 41708 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 137 / Thursday, July 17, 2014 / Notices unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. William D. Spencer, Clerk of the Board. [FR Doc. 2014–16762 Filed 7–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7400–01–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. CP2014–58; Order No. 2120] Change of Rates for Postal Product Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing concerning a change of rates for Inbound EMS 2 to the competitive product list. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps. DATES: Comments are due: July 21, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit comments electronically via the Commission’s Filing Online system at http:// www.prc.gov. Those who cannot submit comments electronically should contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section by telephone for advice on filing alternatives. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David A. Trissell, General Counsel, at 202–789–6820. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Table of Contents pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Introduction II. Notice of Commission Action III. Ordering Paragraphs VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:37 Jul 16, 2014 Jkt 232001 II. Notice of Commission Action The Commission establishes Docket No. CP2014–58 for consideration of matters raised by the Notice. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, it appoints Pamela A. Thompson to serve as an officer of the Commission (Public Representative) representing the interests of the general public in these proceedings. Public portions of the Postal Service’s filing can be accessed via the Commission’s Web site (http:// www.prc.gov). Access to non-public documents is governed by 39 CFR part 3007. Interested persons may submit comments on whether the changes announced in the Notice are consistent with 39 U.S.C. 3632, 3633, 3642, 39 CFR 3015.5, and 39 CFR part 3020, subpart B. Comments are due no later than July 21, 2014. Comments are to be submitted via the Commission’s Filing Online system at http://www.prc.gov unless a waiver is obtained. Information on how to obtain a waiver may be found by contacting the Commission’s docket section at 202–789–6846. III. Ordering Paragraphs I. Introduction The Commission hereby provides notice that on July 11, 2014, the Postal Service filed a Notice, pursuant to 39 CFR 3015.5, announcing its intention to change rates for Inbound EMS 2, effective January 1, 2015.1 The Postal Service states that Governors’ Decision Nos. 08–20 and 11– 6 establish prices and classifications for this product and identify subsequent dockets addressing price changes. Id. at 1–2. It asserts that the new rates for Inbound EMS 2 are in compliance with the requirements of 39 U.S.C. 3633(a)(2) and that it has met its burden of providing notice to the Commission of changed rates within the scope of Governors’ Decision Nos. 08–20 and 11– 1 Notice of the United States Postal Service of Filing Changes in Rates Not of General Applicability for Inbound EMS 2, July 11, 2014 (Notice). 6, as required by 39 U.S.C. 3632(b)(3). Id. at 4. The Postal Service filing includes four attachments as follows: • Attachment 1—an application for non-public treatment of materials filed under seal; • Attachments 2A and 2B—redacted copies of Governors’ Decision Nos. 08– 20 and 11–6; • Attachment 3—a redacted set of the new rates; and • Attachment 4—a certification addressing costs and prices. It is ordered: 1. The Commission establishes Docket No. CP2014–58 for consideration of the Notice of the United States Postal Service of Filing Changes in Rates Not of General Applicability for Inbound EMS 2, filed July 11, 2014. 2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, the Commission appoints Pamela A. Thompson to serve as an officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the interests of the general public in this proceeding. 3. Comments are due no later than July 21, 2014. 4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the Federal Register. By the Commission. Shoshana M. Grove, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–16835 Filed 7–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments Summary: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and approval by OIRA ensures that we impose appropriate paperwork burdens. The RRB invites comments on the proposed collections of information to determine (1) the practical utility of the collections; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden of the collections; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information that is the subject of collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of collections on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments to the RRB or OIRA must contain the OMB control number of the ICR. For proper consideration of your comments, it is best if the RRB and OIRA receive them within 30 days of the publication date. Title and Purpose of information collection: Pension Plan Reports; OMB 3220–0089. Under Section 2(b) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) pays supplemental annuities to qualified RRB employee annuitants. A supplemental annuity, which is computed according to Section 3(e) of the RRA, can be paid at age 60 if the employee has at least 30 years of creditable railroad service or at age 65 if the employee has 25–29 years of railroad service. In addition to 25 years of service, a ‘‘current connection’’ with the railroad industry is required. Eligibility is further limited to employees who had at least one month of rail service before October 1981 and were awarded regular annuities after June 1966. Further, if an employee’s 65th birthday was prior to September 2, 1981, he or she must not have worked in rail service after certain closing dates (generally the last day of the month following the month in which age 65 is attained). Under Section 2(h)(2) of the RRA, the amount of the supplemental annuity is reduced if the employee receives monthly pension payments, or a lump-sum pension payment from a private pension from a railroad employer, to the extent the payments E:\FR\FM\17JYN1.SGM 17JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 137 (Thursday, July 17, 2014)]
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[FR Doc No: 2014-16762]


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MERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARD


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative 
Feedback on Agency Service Delivery

AGENCY: Merit Systems Protection Board.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the 
process for seeking feedback from the public on service delivery, the 
Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) submitted a Generic Information 
Collection Request (Generic ICR), ``Generic Clearance for the 
Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery,'' to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval under the Paperwork 
Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et. seq.).

DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by August 
18, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted to William D. Spencer, 
Clerk of the Board, Merit Systems Protection Board, 1615 M Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20419; by fax: (202) 653-7130; or by email: 
mspb@mspb.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information, 
please contact William D. Spencer, Clerk of the Board, Merit Systems 
Protection Board, 1615 M Street NW., Washington, DC 20419; phone: (202) 
653-7200; fax: (202) 653-7130; or email: mspb@mspb.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback 
on Agency Service Delivery.
    Abstract: The information collection activity will garner 
qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely 
manner, in accordance with the Administration's commitment to improving 
service delivery. By qualitative feedback we mean information that 
provides useful insights on perceptions and opinions, 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, provide an early warning of issues with service, or focus 
attention on areas where communication, training or changes in 
operations might improve delivery of products or services. These 
collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative and actionable 
communications between MSPB and its customers and stakeholders. It will 
also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of 
program management.
    Feedback collected under this generic clearance will provide useful 
information, but it will not yield data that can be generalized to the 
overall population. This type of generic clearance for qualitative 
information will not be used for quantitative information collections 
that are designed to yield reliably actionable results, such as 
monitoring trends over time or documenting program performance. Such 
data uses require more rigorous designs that address: The target 
population to which generalizations will be made, the sampling frame, 
the sample design (including stratification and clustering), the 
precision requirements or power calculations that justify the proposed 
sample size, the expected response rate, methods for assessing 
potential non-response bias, the protocols for data collection, and any 
testing procedures that were or will be undertaken prior fielding the 
study. Depending on the degree of influence the results are likely to 
have, such collections may still be eligible for submission for other 
generic mechanisms that are designed to yield quantitative results.
    MSPB did not receive any comments in response to the 60-day notice 
published in the Federal Register on April 10, 2014 (79 FR 19929).
    Below we provide MSPB's projected average estimates for the next 
three years:
    Current Actions: New collection of information.
    Type of Review: New collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals and households, businesses and 
organizations, State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Average Expected Annual Number of Activities: 12.
    Average Number of Respondents per Activity: 500.
    Annual Responses: 3,000.
    Frequency of Response: Once per request.
    Average Minutes per Response: 30.
    Burden Hours: 1,500.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required 
to respond to, a collection of information

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unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

William D. Spencer,
Clerk of the Board.
[FR Doc. 2014-16762 Filed 7-16-14; 8:45 am]
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