Agency Information Collection Activities: DHS Individual Complaint of Employment Discrimination, DHS Form 3090-1, 63138-63139 [2014-25055]

Download as PDF 63138 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 204 / Wednesday, October 22, 2014 / Notices Date: November 3, 2014. Time: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892, (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Richard Panniers, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 2212, MSC 7890, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435– 1741, pannierr@csr.nih.gov. This notice is being published less than 15 days prior to the meeting due to the timing limitations imposed by the review and funding cycle. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel Member Conflict: Research Project Grant. Date: November 4, 2014. Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. 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[FR Doc. 2014–25037 Filed 10–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Center for Scientific Review; Cancellation of Meeting Notice is hereby given of the cancellation of the Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, October 23, 2014, 7:15 a.m. to October 23, 2014, 7:45 a.m., Admiral Fell Inn, 888 South Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21231 which was published in the Federal Register on October 16, 2014, 79 FR 62166. The meeting is cancelled due to the reassignment of applications. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Oct 21, 2014 Jkt 235001 Dated: October 16, 2014. Carolyn Baum, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2014–25040 Filed 10–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY [Docket No. DHS–2014–0058] Agency Information Collection Activities: DHS Individual Complaint of Employment Discrimination, DHS Form 3090–1 Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, DHS. ACTION: 60-Day notice and request for comments; Reinstatement with change of a previously approved collection, 1610–0001. AGENCY: The Department of Homeland Security, Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, will submit the following Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until December 22, 2014. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.1. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number DHS– 2014–0058, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Please follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Email: dhs.pra@hq.dhs.gov. Please include docket number DHS–2014–0058 in the subject line of the message. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: It is the policy of the Government of the United States to provide equal opportunity in employment for all persons, to prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected genetic information, sexual orientation, or status as a parent, and to promote the full realization of equal employment opportunity (EEO) through a continuing affirmative program in each agency. Persons who claim to have been subjected to these types of discrimination, or to retaliation for opposing these types of discrimination or for participating in any stage of administrative or judicial proceedings relating to them, can seek a remedy under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (Title VII) (42 U.S.C. 2000e et seq.) (race, color, religion, sex, national origin), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) (29 U.S.C. 621 et seq.) (age), the Equal Pay Act (29 U.S.C. 206(d)) (sex), the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 791 et seq.) (disability), the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) (42 U.S.C. 2000ff et seq.) (genetic information), and Executive Order 11478 (as amended by Executive Orders 13087 and 13152) (sexual orientation or status as a parent). The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) adjudicates discrimination complaints filed by current and former DHS employees, as well as applicants for employment to DHS. The complaint adjudication process for statutory rights is outlined in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regulations found at Title 29, Code of Federal Regulations Part 1614 and EEO Management Directive 110. For complaints regarding sexual orientation or status as a parent, DHS follows the same procedures as for statutory rights, to the extent permitted by law. The recordkeeping provisions are designed to ensure that a current employee, former employee, or applicant for employment claiming to be aggrieved or that person’s attorney provide a signed statement that is sufficiently precise to identify the aggrieved individual and the agency and to describe generally the action(s) or practice(s) that form the basis of the complaint. The complaint must also contain a telephone number and address where the complainant or the representative can be contacted. The complaint form is used for original allegations of discrimination but also for amendments to underlying complaints of discrimination. The form also determines whether the person is willing to participate in mediation or other available types of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to resolve their complaint; Congress has enacted legislation to encourage the use of ADR in the federal sector and the form ensures that such an option is considered at this preliminary stage of the EEO complaint process. A complainant may access the complaint form on the agency Web site and may submit a completed complaint form electronically to the relevant Component’s EEO Office. The complaint form can then be directly uploaded into the DHS EEO Enterprise Complaints Tracking System, also known as ‘‘iComplaints.’’ There is no change or adjustment to the burden associated with the E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 204 / Wednesday, October 22, 2014 / Notices collection of information associated with the DHS complaint form. DHS is proposing to make one change to the DHS compliant form. This change is the addition of a new checkbox that says ‘‘gender identity’’ as a sub-category under the existing checkbox that says ‘‘sex’’ on the form. Gender identity discrimination is a form of sex discrimination, which is covered under Title VII. So this information is already included in data gathered in EEO complaints; adding the separate check box just more clearly identifies a subcategory. This form modification is in accordance with new instructions from EEOC—requiring all government agencies to specifically identify this type of information on our complaint forms. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments which: 1. 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; 2. 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; 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 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Analysis Agency: Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, DHS. Title: DHS Individual Complaint of Employment Discrimination. OMB Number: 1610–0001. Frequency: Annually. Affected Public: Federal Government. Number of Respondents: 1200. Estimated Time per Respondent: 30 minutes. Total Burden Hours: 600 hours. Dated: October 9, 2014. Margaret H. Graves, Deputy Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–25055 Filed 10–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–9B–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Oct 21, 2014 Jkt 235001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Agency Information Collection Activities: Regional Equipment and Capabilities Exchange, DHS Form 10090 and DHS Form 10089 Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, DHS. ACTION: 30-Day Notice and request for comments; New Collection, 1601–NEW. AGENCY: The Department of Homeland Security, Domestic Nuclear Dectection Office, DHS will submit the following information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). DHS previously published this information collection request (ICR) in the Federal Register on July 1, 2014 at 79 FR 37337 for a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received by DHS. The purpose of this notice is to allow additional 30days for public comments. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until November 21, 2014. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to OMB Desk Officer, Department of Homeland Security and sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–5806. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments which: 1. 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; 2. 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; 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 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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63139 The Joint Analysis Center (JAC), of the Operation Support Division, is responsible for providing awareness of the Global Nuclear Detection Architecture (GNDA), and functions as a central point of the GNDA providing awareness of nuclear threats to the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO). The JAC plans to implement a Regional Equipment and Capabilities Exchange (RECE) to identify and compare existing information referencing the domestic nuclear radiological detection capabilities of all participating stakeholders. The circumstances that make the RECE necessary is the need for a database that accurately reflects the current R/N detection capabilities federal, state, tribal, territorial, and local (FSTTL) stakeholders. The RECE will recognize a standard process and procedure that the JAC facilitates to ensure a collaborative and coordinated data collection methodology is followed for fidelity of information. The successful implementation of the RECE will aid DNDO in achieving specific objectives mandated in National Security Presidential Directive (NSPD)–43/ Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD)–14, and codified in Title 6, United States Code (U.S.C.) 592. Attached is the HSPD14/NSPD43, please reference the following sections within NSPD–43/HSPD–14: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Subject: Domestic Nuclear Detection (1)(b) Continue to enhance the effective integration of nuclear and radiological detection capabilities across Federal, State, local, and tribal governments and the private sector for a managed, coordinated response; (2)(b) Enhance and coordinate the nuclear detection efforts of Federal, State, local, and tribal governments and the private sector to ensure a managed, coordinated response; (2)(f) Support and enhance the effective sharing and use of appropriate information generated by the intelligence community, law enforcement agencies, counterterrorism community, other government agencies, and foreign governments, as well as provide appropriate information to these entities; and DNDO needs the information to be collected by the RECE to enhance and coordinate the rad/nuc detection efforts of Federal, State, local and tribal governments, and to effectively share the resources information with all interested entities. Although not legal justification to collect information, the 2010 GNDA Strategic Plan goals are provided as E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

[Docket No. DHS-2014-0058]


Agency Information Collection Activities: DHS Individual 
Complaint of Employment Discrimination, DHS Form 3090-1

AGENCY: Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, DHS.

ACTION: 60-Day notice and request for comments; Reinstatement with 
change of a previously approved collection, 1610-0001.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security, Office for Civil Rights 
and Civil Liberties, will submit the following Information Collection 
Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review 
and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 
(Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until December 22, 
2014. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.1.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number DHS-
2014-0058, by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Please follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Email: dhs.pra@hq.dhs.gov. Please include docket number 
DHS-2014-0058 in the subject line of the message.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: It is the policy of the Government of the 
United States to provide equal opportunity in employment for all 
persons, to prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, 
color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected 
genetic information, sexual orientation, or status as a parent, and to 
promote the full realization of equal employment opportunity (EEO) 
through a continuing affirmative program in each agency.
    Persons who claim to have been subjected to these types of 
discrimination, or to retaliation for opposing these types of 
discrimination or for participating in any stage of administrative or 
judicial proceedings relating to them, can seek a remedy under Title 
VII of the Civil Rights Act (Title VII) (42 U.S.C. 2000e et seq.) 
(race, color, religion, sex, national origin), the Age Discrimination 
in Employment Act (ADEA) (29 U.S.C. 621 et seq.) (age), the Equal Pay 
Act (29 U.S.C. 206(d)) (sex), the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 791 et 
seq.) (disability), the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act 
(GINA) (42 U.S.C. 2000ff et seq.) (genetic information), and Executive 
Order 11478 (as amended by Executive Orders 13087 and 13152) (sexual 
orientation or status as a parent).
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office for Civil Rights 
and Civil Liberties (CRCL) adjudicates discrimination complaints filed 
by current and former DHS employees, as well as applicants for 
employment to DHS. The complaint adjudication process for statutory 
rights is outlined in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 
(EEOC) regulations found at Title 29, Code of Federal Regulations Part 
1614 and EEO Management Directive 110. For complaints regarding sexual 
orientation or status as a parent, DHS follows the same procedures as 
for statutory rights, to the extent permitted by law.
    The recordkeeping provisions are designed to ensure that a current 
employee, former employee, or applicant for employment claiming to be 
aggrieved or that person's attorney provide a signed statement that is 
sufficiently precise to identify the aggrieved individual and the 
agency and to describe generally the action(s) or practice(s) that form 
the basis of the complaint. The complaint must also contain a telephone 
number and address where the complainant or the representative can be 
contacted. The complaint form is used for original allegations of 
discrimination but also for amendments to underlying complaints of 
discrimination. The form also determines whether the person is willing 
to participate in mediation or other available types of alternative 
dispute resolution (ADR) to resolve their complaint; Congress has 
enacted legislation to encourage the use of ADR in the federal sector 
and the form ensures that such an option is considered at this 
preliminary stage of the EEO complaint process.
    A complainant may access the complaint form on the agency Web site 
and may submit a completed complaint form electronically to the 
relevant Component's EEO Office. The complaint form can then be 
directly uploaded into the DHS EEO Enterprise Complaints Tracking 
System, also known as ``iComplaints.''
    There is no change or adjustment to the burden associated with the

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collection of information associated with the DHS complaint form. DHS 
is proposing to make one change to the DHS compliant form. This change 
is the addition of a new checkbox that says ``gender identity'' as a 
sub-category under the existing checkbox that says ``sex'' on the form. 
Gender identity discrimination is a form of sex discrimination, which 
is covered under Title VII. So this information is already included in 
data gathered in EEO complaints; adding the separate check box just 
more clearly identifies a sub-category. This form modification is in 
accordance with new instructions from EEOC--requiring all government 
agencies to specifically identify this type of information on our 
complaint forms.
    The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in 
comments which:
    1. 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;
    2. 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;
    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 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.

Analysis

    Agency: Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, DHS.
    Title: DHS Individual Complaint of Employment Discrimination.
    OMB Number: 1610-0001.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Federal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 1200.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 30 minutes.
    Total Burden Hours: 600 hours.

    Dated: October 9, 2014.
Margaret H. Graves,
Deputy Chief Information Officer.
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