Submission for Review: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery 3206-0257, 70224-70225 [2014-27953]

Download as PDF 70224 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 25, 2014 / Notices Agency’s burden estimate; the quality, practical utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize reporting the burden, including automated collected techniques and uses of other forms of technology. Comments must be received within 60 calendar-days of publication of this Notice. ADDRESSES: Copies of the subject form may be obtained from the Agency submitting officer. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OPIC Agency Submitting Officer: Essie Bryant, Records Manager, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, 1100 New York Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20527; (202) 336–8563. DATES: Summary Form Under Review Type of Request: Renewal of an information collection without change. Title: Self-Monitoring Questionnaire. Form Number: OPIC–162. Frequency of Use: One per investor per project per year. Type of Respondents: Business or other institution (except farms); individuals. Standard Industrial Classification Codes: All. Description of Affected Public: U.S. companies or citizens investing overseas. Reporting Hours: 1,860 (4 hours per form). Number of Responses: 465 per year. Federal Cost: $47,356. Authority for Information Collection: Sections 231, 231A, 239(d), and 240A of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended. Abstract (Needs and Uses): The Self Monitoring Questionnaire is the principal document used by OPIC to monitor the developmental effects of OPIC’s investment projects, monitor the economic effects on the U.S. economy, and collect information on compliance with environmental and labor policies. Dated: November 17, 2014. Nichole Cadiente, Administrative Counsel, Department of Legal Affairs. [FR Doc. 2014–27627 Filed 11–24–14; 8:45 am] wreier-aviles on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3195–01–M OVERSEAS PRIVATE INVESTMENT CORPORATION [OPIC–248; OMB–3420–0032] Submission for OMB Review; Comments Request Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:41 Nov 24, 2014 Jkt 235001 Notice and request for comments. ACTION: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), agencies are required to publish a Notice in the Federal Register notifying the public that the agency is renewing an information collection for OMB review and approval and requests public review and comment on the submission. Comments are being solicited on the need for the information; the accuracy of the Agency’s burden estimate; the quality, practical utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize reporting the burden, including automated collected techniques and uses of other forms of technology. SUMMARY: Comments must be received within 60 calendar-days of publication of this Notice. ADDRESSES: Copies of the subject form may be obtained from the Agency submitting officer. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OPIC Agency Submitting Officer: Essie Bryant, Records Manager, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, 1100 New York Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20527; (202) 336–8563. DATES: Summary Form Under Review Type of Request: Renewal of an information collection without change. Title: Office of Investment Policy Questionnaire. Form Number: OPIC–248. Frequency of Use: Once per investor per project. Type of Respondents: Business or other institution (except farms); individuals. Standard Industrial Classification Codes: All. Description of Affected Public: U.S. companies or citizens investing overseas. Reporting Hours: 552 (2.4 hours per project) Number of Responses: 230 per year. Federal Cost: $23,424. Authority for Information Collection: Sections 231, 231A, 239(d), and 240A of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended. Abstract (Needs and Uses): The Office of Investment Policy Questionnaire is the principal document used by OPIC to prepare a developmental impact profile and determine the projected impact on the United States, as well as to determine the project’s compliance with environmental and labor policies, as consistent with OPIC’s authorizing legislation. PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: November 17, 2014. Nichole Cadiente, Administrative Counsel, Department of Legal Affairs. [FR Doc. 2014–27628 Filed 11–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3195–01–M OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Submission for Review: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery 3206–0257 U.S. Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: 30-Day notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Office of the Chief Information Officer, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on an information collection request (ICR) 3206–0257, Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35) as amended by the Clinger-Cohen Act (Pub. L. 104–106), OPM is soliciting comments for this collection. The information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on September 12, 2014 (79 FR 54753) allowing for a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received for this information collection. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until December 26, 2014. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.1. 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 Budget, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk Officer for the Office of Personnel Management or sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–6974. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by contacting the Office of the Chief Information Officer, Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E Street NW., Washington, DC 20415, Attention: PRA Officer for the Office of Personnel Management or sent via electronic mail to PRA@opm.gov. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 25, 2014 / Notices The proposed information collection activity provides a means to 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 the Office of Personnel Management and its customers and stakeholders. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of program management. The solicitation of feedback will target areas such as: timeliness, appropriateness, accuracy of information, courtesy, efficiency of service delivery, and resolution of issues with service delivery. Responses will be assessed to plan and inform efforts to improve or maintain the quality of service offered to the public. If this information is not collected, vital feedback from customers and stakeholders on the Office of Personnel Management’s services will be unavailable. The Office of Personnel Management 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 wreier-aviles on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:41 Nov 24, 2014 Jkt 235001 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 • Information gathered will yield qualitative information; the collections will not be designed or expected to yield statistically reliable results or used as though the results are generalizable to the population of study. Feedback collected under this generic clearance provides useful information, but it does 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 to 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. As a general matter, information collections will not result in any new system of records containing privacy information and will not ask questions of a sensitive nature, such as sexual behavior and attitudes, religious beliefs, and other matters that are commonly considered private. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments that: 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 PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70225 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 of the Chief Information Officer, Office of Personnel Management. Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. OMB Number: 3206–0257. Affected Public: General public. Number of Respondents: 691,631. Estimated Time per Respondent: 10 minutes. Total Burden Hours: 119,394 hours. U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Katherine Archuleta, Director. [FR Doc. 2014–27953 Filed 11–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6325–47–P OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Excepted Service U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice identifies Schedule A, B, and C appointing authorities applicable to a single agency that were established or revoked from August 1, 2014, to August 31, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Senior Executive Resources Services, Senior Executive Services and Performance Management, Employee Services, 202–606–2246. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with 5 CFR 213.103, Schedule A, B, and C appointing authorities available for use by all agencies are codified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Schedule A, B, and C appointing authorities applicable to a single agency are not codified in the CFR, but the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) publishes a notice of agency-specific authorities established or revoked each month in the Federal Register at www.gpo.gov/fdsys/. OPM also publishes an annual notice of the consolidated listing of all Schedule A, B, and C appointing authorities, current as of June 30, in the Federal Register. SUMMARY: Schedule A No Schedule A authorities to report during August 2014. E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1

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OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT


Submission for Review: Generic Clearance for the Collection of 
Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery 3206-0257

AGENCY: U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

ACTION: 30-Day notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Office of the Chief Information Officer, Office of 
Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other Federal 
agencies the opportunity to comment on an information collection 
request (ICR) 3206-0257, Generic Clearance for the Collection of 
Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. As required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35) 
as amended by the Clinger-Cohen Act (Pub. L. 104-106), OPM is 
soliciting comments for this collection. The information collection was 
previously published in the Federal Register on September 12, 2014 (79 
FR 54753) allowing for a 60-day public comment period. No comments were 
received for this information collection. The purpose of this notice is 
to allow an additional 30 days for public comments.

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until December 26, 
2014. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.1.

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 Budget, 725 17th Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk Officer for the Office of 
Personnel Management or sent via electronic mail to 
oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395-6974.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of this ICR, with applicable 
supporting documentation, may be obtained by contacting the Office of 
the Chief Information Officer, Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E 
Street NW., Washington, DC 20415, Attention: PRA Officer for the Office 
of Personnel Management or sent via electronic mail to PRA@opm.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed information collection activity 
provides a means to 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 the Office of Personnel Management 
and its customers and stakeholders. It will also allow feedback to 
contribute directly to the improvement of program management.
    The solicitation of feedback will target areas such as: timeliness, 
appropriateness, accuracy of information, courtesy, efficiency of 
service delivery, and resolution of issues with service delivery. 
Responses will be assessed to plan and inform efforts to improve or 
maintain the quality of service offered to the public. If this 
information is not collected, vital feedback from customers and 
stakeholders on the Office of Personnel Management's services will be 
unavailable.
    The Office of Personnel Management 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 non-controversial 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
     Information gathered will yield qualitative information; 
the collections will not be designed or expected to yield statistically 
reliable results or used as though the results are generalizable to the 
population of study.
    Feedback collected under this generic clearance provides useful 
information, but it does 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 to 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.
    As a general matter, information collections will not result in any 
new system of records containing privacy information and will not ask 
questions of a sensitive nature, such as sexual behavior and attitudes, 
religious beliefs, and other matters that are commonly considered 
private.
    The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in 
comments that:
    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 of the Chief Information Officer, Office of 
Personnel Management.
    Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback 
on Agency Service Delivery.
    OMB Number: 3206-0257.
    Affected Public: General public.
    Number of Respondents: 691,631.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 10 minutes.
    Total Burden Hours: 119,394 hours.

U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
Katherine Archuleta,
Director.
[FR Doc. 2014-27953 Filed 11-24-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6325-47-P