Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Request, 51161-51165 [2014-20452]

Download as PDF Notice of Information Collection—Extension With Change: Local Union Report (EEO–3). ACTION: [FR Doc. 2014–20444 Filed 8–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6570–01–C mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Request Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:44 Aug 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC or Commission) announces that it intends to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for a three-year extension with change of the Local Union Report (EEO– 3) (Form 274). EEOC is in the process of revising the race and ethnicity categories on the EEO–3 report to SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51161 conform to OMB’s Revisions to the Standards for the Classification of Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity (October 30, 1997) (Revised Standards), as applied in OMB Bulletin No. 00–02, Guidance on Aggregation and Allocation of Data on Race for Use in Civil Rights Monitoring and Enforcement (March 9, 2000). See Appendix A for a draft version of the proposed Form 274. Pending OMB approval of an emergency extension request, to be effective after the current August 31, 2014 expiration date, a regular clearance request for OMB E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1 EN27AU14.005</GPH> Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 166 / Wednesday, August 27, 2014 / Notices 51162 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 166 / Wednesday, August 27, 2014 / Notices review and approval of a three-year extension of the EEO–3 Report is beginning. DATES: Written comments on this notice must be submitted on or before October 27, 2014. Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 2000e– 8(c), a public hearing concerning the proposed changes to the EEO–3 will be held at a place and time to be announced. Persons wishing to present their views orally should notify the Commission of their desire to do so in writing no later than September 26, 2014. The request to present views orally at a public hearing should include a written summary of the remarks to be offered. ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to Bernadette Wilson, Acting Executive Officer, Executive Secretariat, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 131 M Street NE., Washington, DC 20507. As a convenience to commenters, the Executive Secretariat will accept comments totaling six or fewer pages by facsimile (‘‘FAX’’) machine. This limitation is necessary to assure access to the equipment. The telephone number of the fax receiver is (202) 663–4114. (This is not a toll-free number). Receipt of FAX transmittals will not be acknowledged, except that the sender may request confirmation of receipt by calling the Executive Secretariat staff at (202) 663–4070 (voice) or (202) 663–4074 (TTD). (These are not toll-free telephone numbers.) Instead of sending written comments to EEOC, you may submit comments and attachments electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting comments. All comments received through this portal will be posted without change, including any personal information you provide, except as noted below. Copies of comments submitted by the public to EEOC directly or through the Federal eRulemaking Portal will be available for review, by advance appointment only, at the Commission’s library between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time or can be reviewed at http:// www.regulations.gov. EEOC reserves the right to refrain from posting comments, including those that contain obscene, indecent, or profane language; contain threats or defamatory statements; contain hate speech directed at race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, or disability; or promote or endorse services or products. To schedule an appointment to inspect the comments at EEOC’s library, contact the library staff at (202) 663–4630 (voice) or (202) 663– 4641 (TTY). (These are not toll-free numbers.) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ronald Edwards, Director, Program Research and Surveys Division, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 131 M Street NE., Room 4SW30F, Washington, DC 20507; (202) 663–4949 (voice) or (202) 663–7063 (TTY). Requests for this notice in an alternative format should be made to the Office of Communications and Legislative Affairs at (202) 663–4191 (voice) or (202) 663– 4494 (TTY). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The EEOC has collected information from local unions on the EEO–3 form since 1966. The Commission now proposes to revise the EEO–3 report to conform to OMB’s Revisions to the Standards for the Classification of Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity (October 30, 1997) (Revised Standards), as applied in OMB Bulletin No. 00–02, Guidance on Aggregation and Allocation of Data on Race for Use in Civil Rights Monitoring and Enforcement (March 9, 2000). This will require a change of the Form 274. EEOC will revise the EEO–3 report to include the following race and ethnicity categories: Hispanic or Latino; White; Black or African American; Asian; Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; American Indian or Alaska Native; and Two or More Races. Overview of Information Collection Collection Title: Local Union Report (EEO–3). OMB Number: 3046–0006. Frequency of Report: Biennial. Type of Respondent: Referral local unions with 100 or more members. Description of Affected Public: Referral local unions and independent or unaffiliated referral unions and similar labor organizations. Responses: 1,176. Reporting Hours: 2,405. Cost Burden: $2,822,400. Federal Cost: $81,935. Number of Forms: 1. Form Number: EEOC Form 274. Abstract: Section 709(c) of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 2000e–8(c), requires labor organizations to make and keep records relevant to a determination of whether unlawful employment practices have been or are being committed and to produce reports from the data. The EEOC issued regulations requiring referral local unions with 100 or more members to submit EEO–3 reports. The individual reports are confidential. The EEOC uses EEO–3 data to investigate charges of discrimination and for research. Burden Statement: The estimated number of respondents included in the biennial EEO–3 survey is 1,176 referral unions. The changes discussed herein will increase the biennial respondent burden hours from 2,102 to 2,405 and EEOC costs from $60,000 to $81,935. The burden per report will be 2.05 hours. RECURRING COSTS Annual responses Annual burden hours Burden hours per report Burden hours per cell EEOC cost Current form 55 Cells 1,401 2,102 1.5 0.027 $60,000 2.05 0.027 $81,935 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Revised form 75 Cells 1,176 2,405 * Note: Due to rounding, for this table, figures may not be replicated exactly. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:09 Aug 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1 51163 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 166 / Wednesday, August 27, 2014 / Notices Estimated burden hours were calculated by multiplying the number of reports expected to be filed biennially (1,176 in 2012) by the estimated average time to complete and submit each report (2.05 hours). These estimates are based on an assumption of paper reporting. However, the EEOC has made electronic filing much easier for respondents required to file the EEO–3 Report. As a result, more jurisdictions are using this filing method. This development, along with the greater availability of human resource information software, is expected to have significantly reduced the actual burden of reporting. However, empirical data in this area is lacking. Accordingly, efforts will be undertaken by the Commission to (1) develop more reliable estimates of reporting burdens given the significant increase in electronic filing; and (2) to implement new approaches to make such reporting even less burdensome. The other new burden is the one-time cost of respondents changing the manner in which they collect and store the new race and ethnicity changes as well as changes to computer programs and systems. There will be no cost for respondents with a current system that is already designed to handle the full multiple race and ethnicity classifications. It is estimated that about ten percent of respondents currently have this ability. The chart below shows the estimated cost for respondents who will have to re-survey the members to comply with the new race and ethnicity changes. ONE TIME COSTS [Modifications to Human Resource Information Systems] Labor task requirements Hours Hourly rate Cost System/business analyst ....................................................................................................... Developer ............................................................................................................................... Tester ..................................................................................................................................... 8 24 8 $55 65 50 $440 1,560 400 Total per local ................................................................................................................. .......................... .......................... $2,400 Locals Total all respondents ............................................................................................................. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES In order to help reduce survey burden, respondents are encouraged to report data electronically whenever possible. Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, and OMB regulation 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), the Commission solicits public comment to enable it to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the Commission’s functions, including VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:09 Aug 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the Commission’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total costs 1,176 $2,822,400 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 submission of responses. Dated: August 21, 2014. For the Commission. Jacqueline A. Berrien, Chair. BILLING CODE 6570–01–P E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1 51164 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 166 / Wednesday, August 27, 2014 / Notices EQUAl EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY LOCAL UNION REPORT (EEOg3) r I VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:44 Aug 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1 EN27AU14.006</GPH> mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES L 51165 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 166 / Wednesday, August 27, 2014 / Notices PART C. REMARKS PART D. SCHEDUlE I-LOCAL UNION REPORT (EE0-3) MEMBERSHIP, APPLICANT and REFERRAl.. INFORMATION 1, Check ali How was inloll'Mtion as to racetelllfc ldenli~cation and sex In Item 2llelow obtained? This Information may ba obtained by visual suNey, !rom records made after employ· ment, !rom personat knowledge or by sell·ldent!licalion. The self·ldenti!lcalion method may be used subjlll;t to !he conditions set !orth in tha !nslructlons. No State law pro· hibi!ing the self·ldentificalion method appli!ls, since tt>a Equal Employment Opportoolty Commission's regulations supersede such laws. B t c e 2. Statistics HtSPANIC OR MAlE LATINO FSMAL!l Total ....~------·~---r'"""~~....~~....- -....+----r--~----~~~~--~'"""~Col r---~ A~N a. MEMBERSHIP IN REFERRAL UNIT (2) NUMBER OF REFERRALS (3) APPLICANTS FOR REFERRAL EEOC ORIGINAL PAGE2 [FR Doc. 2014–20452 Filed 8–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6570–01–C VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:44 Aug 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1 EN27AU14.007</GPH> mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES EEOC FORM274, JUN 88 PREVIOUS EOITIONS ARE OSSOllm!

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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comments Request

AGENCY: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

ACTION: Notice of Information Collection--Extension With Change: Local 
Union Report (EEO-3).

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Equal 
Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC or Commission) announces that 
it intends to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a 
request for a three-year extension with change of the Local Union 
Report (EEO-3) (Form 274). EEOC is in the process of revising the race 
and ethnicity categories on the EEO-3 report to conform to OMB's 
Revisions to the Standards for the Classification of Federal Data on 
Race and Ethnicity (October 30, 1997) (Revised Standards), as applied 
in OMB Bulletin No. 00-02, Guidance on Aggregation and Allocation of 
Data on Race for Use in Civil Rights Monitoring and Enforcement (March 
9, 2000). See Appendix A for a draft version of the proposed Form 274. 
Pending OMB approval of an emergency extension request, to be effective 
after the current August 31, 2014 expiration date, a regular clearance 
request for OMB

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review and approval of a three-year extension of the EEO-3 Report is 
beginning.

DATES: Written comments on this notice must be submitted on or before 
October 27, 2014. Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 2000e-8(c), a public hearing 
concerning the proposed changes to the EEO-3 will be held at a place 
and time to be announced. Persons wishing to present their views orally 
should notify the Commission of their desire to do so in writing no 
later than September 26, 2014. The request to present views orally at a 
public hearing should include a written summary of the remarks to be 
offered.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to Bernadette Wilson, Acting 
Executive Officer, Executive Secretariat, Equal Employment Opportunity 
Commission, 131 M Street NE., Washington, DC 20507. As a convenience to 
commenters, the Executive Secretariat will accept comments totaling six 
or fewer pages by facsimile (``FAX'') machine. This limitation is 
necessary to assure access to the equipment. The telephone number of 
the fax receiver is (202) 663-4114. (This is not a toll-free number). 
Receipt of FAX transmittals will not be acknowledged, except that the 
sender may request confirmation of receipt by calling the Executive 
Secretariat staff at (202) 663-4070 (voice) or (202) 663-4074 (TTD). 
(These are not toll-free telephone numbers.) Instead of sending written 
comments to EEOC, you may submit comments and attachments 
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting 
comments. All comments received through this portal will be posted 
without change, including any personal information you provide, except 
as noted below. Copies of comments submitted by the public to EEOC 
directly or through the Federal eRulemaking Portal will be available 
for review, by advance appointment only, at the Commission's library 
between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time or can be 
reviewed at http://www.regulations.gov. EEOC reserves the right to 
refrain from posting comments, including those that contain obscene, 
indecent, or profane language; contain threats or defamatory 
statements; contain hate speech directed at race, color, sex, sexual 
orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, or disability; 
or promote or endorse services or products. To schedule an appointment 
to inspect the comments at EEOC's library, contact the library staff at 
(202) 663-4630 (voice) or (202) 663-4641 (TTY). (These are not toll-
free numbers.)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ronald Edwards, Director, Program 
Research and Surveys Division, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 
131 M Street NE., Room 4SW30F, Washington, DC 20507; (202) 663-4949 
(voice) or (202) 663-7063 (TTY). Requests for this notice in an 
alternative format should be made to the Office of Communications and 
Legislative Affairs at (202) 663-4191 (voice) or (202) 663-4494 (TTY).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The EEOC has collected information from 
local unions on the EEO-3 form since 1966. The Commission now proposes 
to revise the EEO-3 report to conform to OMB's Revisions to the 
Standards for the Classification of Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity 
(October 30, 1997) (Revised Standards), as applied in OMB Bulletin No. 
00-02, Guidance on Aggregation and Allocation of Data on Race for Use 
in Civil Rights Monitoring and Enforcement (March 9, 2000). This will 
require a change of the Form 274.
    EEOC will revise the EEO-3 report to include the following race and 
ethnicity categories: Hispanic or Latino; White; Black or African 
American; Asian; Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; American 
Indian or Alaska Native; and Two or More Races.

Overview of Information Collection

    Collection Title: Local Union Report (EEO-3).
    OMB Number: 3046-0006.
    Frequency of Report: Biennial.
    Type of Respondent: Referral local unions with 100 or more members.
    Description of Affected Public: Referral local unions and 
independent or unaffiliated referral unions and similar labor 
organizations.
    Responses: 1,176.
    Reporting Hours: 2,405.
    Cost Burden: $2,822,400.
    Federal Cost: $81,935.
    Number of Forms: 1.
    Form Number: EEOC Form 274.
    Abstract: Section 709(c) of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 
1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 2000e-8(c), requires labor organizations to 
make and keep records relevant to a determination of whether unlawful 
employment practices have been or are being committed and to produce 
reports from the data. The EEOC issued regulations requiring referral 
local unions with 100 or more members to submit EEO-3 reports. The 
individual reports are confidential. The EEOC uses EEO-3 data to 
investigate charges of discrimination and for research.
    Burden Statement: The estimated number of respondents included in 
the biennial EEO-3 survey is 1,176 referral unions. The changes 
discussed herein will increase the biennial respondent burden hours 
from 2,102 to 2,405 and EEOC costs from $60,000 to $81,935. The burden 
per report will be 2.05 hours.

                                                 Recurring Costs
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                 Burden hours per
   Annual responses     Annual burden hours           report         Burden hours per cell        EEOC cost
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                  Current form
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                                                    55 Cells
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             1,401                  2,102                    1.5                  0.027                $60,000
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                                                  Revised form
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                    75 Cells
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             1,176                  2,405                   2.05                  0.027                $81,935
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* Note: Due to rounding, for this table, figures may not be replicated exactly.


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    Estimated burden hours were calculated by multiplying the number of 
reports expected to be filed biennially (1,176 in 2012) by the 
estimated average time to complete and submit each report (2.05 hours). 
These estimates are based on an assumption of paper reporting. However, 
the EEOC has made electronic filing much easier for respondents 
required to file the EEO-3 Report. As a result, more jurisdictions are 
using this filing method. This development, along with the greater 
availability of human resource information software, is expected to 
have significantly reduced the actual burden of reporting. However, 
empirical data in this area is lacking. Accordingly, efforts will be 
undertaken by the Commission to (1) develop more reliable estimates of 
reporting burdens given the significant increase in electronic filing; 
and (2) to implement new approaches to make such reporting even less 
burdensome.
    The other new burden is the one-time cost of respondents changing 
the manner in which they collect and store the new race and ethnicity 
changes as well as changes to computer programs and systems. There will 
be no cost for respondents with a current system that is already 
designed to handle the full multiple race and ethnicity 
classifications. It is estimated that about ten percent of respondents 
currently have this ability. The chart below shows the estimated cost 
for respondents who will have to re-survey the members to comply with 
the new race and ethnicity changes.

                                                 One Time Costs
                              [Modifications to Human Resource Information Systems]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                   Labor task requirements                          Hours         Hourly rate          Cost
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
System/business analyst......................................                8              $55             $440
Developer....................................................               24               65            1,560
Tester.......................................................                8               50              400
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
    Total per local..........................................  ...............  ...............           $2,400
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
                                                                    Locals                 Total costs
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total all respondents........................................            1,176                $2,822,400
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    In order to help reduce survey burden, respondents are encouraged 
to report data electronically whenever possible.
    Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 
35, and OMB regulation 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), the Commission solicits 
public comment to enable it to:
    (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the Commission's functions, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
    (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the Commission's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
    (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and
    (4) 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 
submission of responses.

    Dated: August 21, 2014.

    For the Commission.
Jacqueline A. Berrien,
Chair.
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