Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity by Contractors and Subcontractors, 72703-72704 [2014-28723]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 235 / Monday, December 8, 2014 / Notices United States Federal Courts’ Web site at http://www.uscourts.gov/rulesand policies/rules/proposedamendments.aspx. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan C. Rose, Secretary, Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Judicial Conference of the United States, Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building, One Columbus Circle NE., Suite 7–240, Washington, DC 20544, Telephone (202) 502–1820. Dated: December 2, 2014. Jonathan C. Rose, Secretary, Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, Judicial Conference of the United States. [FR Doc. 2014–28595 Filed 12–5–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 2210–55–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs RIN 1250–AA07 Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity by Contractors and Subcontractors Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: As a part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burdens, the Department of Labor (DOL) conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3505(c)(2)(A). The program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of the collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. The Department notes that a Federal agency cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it is approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the PRA, and displays a currently valid OMB control number, and the public is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB number. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if the collection of information does not display a currently valid OMB control mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:19 Dec 05, 2014 Jkt 235001 number. See 5 CFR 1230.5(a) and 1320.6. DATES: Written comments must be submitted by February 6, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Control Number 1250– 0NEW, by either one of the following methods: Electronic comments: Through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Mail, Hand Delivery, Courier: Address comments to Debra Carr, Director, Division of Policy, and Program Development, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room C3325, Washington, DC 20210. Telephone: (202) 693–0103 (voice) or (202) 693–1337 (TTY). Instructions: Please submit one copy of your comments by only one method. All submissions received must include the agency name and OMB control number identified above for this information collection. Because we continue to experience delays in receiving mail in the Washington, DC area, commenters are strongly encouraged to either transmit their comments electronically via the regulations.gov Web site or mail their comments early to ensure that they are timely received. Comments, including any personal information provided, become a matter of public record and will be posted to the regulations.gov Web site. They will also be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Debra Carr, Director, Division of Policy, and Program Development, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room C– 3325, Washington, DC 20210. Telephone: (202) 693–0103 (voice) or (202) 693–1337 (TTY) (these are not tollfree numbers). Copies of this notice may be obtained in alternative formats (e.g., Large Print, Braille, Audio Tape or Disc), upon request, by calling (202) 693–0103 (not a toll-free number). TTY/ TDD callers may call (202) 693–1337 (not a toll-free number) to obtain information or request materials in alternative formats. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background: On July 21, 2014 President Obama issued Executive Order 13672, titled ‘‘Further Amendments to Executive Order 11478, Equal Employment Opportunity in the Federal Government and Executive Order 11246, Equal Employment Opportunity.’’ Executive Order 13672 amends Executive Order 11246 and PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72703 directs DOL to prepare regulations to implement its requirements. Concurrent with this Notice, DOL is publishing a final rule implementing Executive Order 13672, which amended the existing regulations implementing Executive Order 11246 by substituting ‘‘sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin’’ for ‘‘sex or national origin’’ wherever the list of bases upon which Federal contractors are prohibited from discriminating against job applicants and employees appeared.1 Among other things, these regulations set forth information disclosure and reporting requirements for covered Federal contractors, subcontractors, and federally assisted construction contractors and subcontractors. Information collection requirements addressed in this rule include modified language in the equal opportunity clause that contractors 2 must use in covered subcontracts and purchase orders; modified language that contractors must use in job advertisements and employment solicitations; and a modification to the requirement that a contractor report to the Department of State and OFCCP when their employees or prospective employees are denied a visa or entry to a country in which or with which it is doing business, and it believes the denial is due to a basis covered by Executive Order 11246, as amended by Executive Order 13672. Current Action: Pursuant to the PRA implementing regulations at 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), this notice requests comments on the information collection request discussed above in the Background section of this notice. Interested parties are encouraged to provide comments to the individual identified in the ADDRESSES section above. In addition to having a 60-day opportunity to file comments with the Department, written comments under the PRA about the information collection requirements may be addressed to the OMB. Comments to the OMB should be directed to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention OMB Desk Officer for the DOL–OS, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 1 While the text of 41 CFR 60–1.11 contains the full list of protected characteristics, that section has been indefinitely suspended as per Notice of Further Deferral of Effective Dates of Regulations, 46 FR 18951 (Mar. 27, 1981) and Payment of Membership Fees and Other Expenses to Private Organizations; Proposed Rule Withdrawal, 46 FR 19004 (Mar. 27, 1981), and thus cannot be amended. 2 Unless otherwise stated, the term ‘‘contractor’’ includes both ‘‘contractors’’ and ‘‘subcontractors,’’ and the term ‘‘contract’’ also includes ‘‘subcontracts.’’ E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 72704 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 235 / Monday, December 8, 2014 / Notices 20503; You can submit comments to OMB by email at OIRA_submission@ omb.eop.gov. The OMB will consider all written comments it receives within 30 days of publication of this notice. II. Desired Focus of Comments: DOL and OMB are particularly interested in comments which: • 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; and • 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. Agency: Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. Type of Review: New Collection. Title of Collection: Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity by Contractors and Subcontractors. OMB Control Number: 1250—0NEW. Affected Public: Private Sector— Business. Estimated Number of Respondents: 100,000. Frequency: On occasion. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 38,769. Total estimated Annual Cost Burden (excluding hour monetization): $0. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and may be included in the request for OMB approval of the final information collection request. The comments will become a matter of public record. Signed at Washington, DC, this 3rd day of December, 2014. Patricia A. Shiu, Director, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. [FR Doc. 2014–28723 Filed 12–5–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CM–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:19 Dec 05, 2014 Jkt 235001 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Bureau of Labor Statistics Proposed Collection, Comment Request ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed revision of the ‘‘National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997.’’ A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the individual listed in the Addresses section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the Addresses section below on or before February 6, 2015. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Nora Kincaid, BLS Clearance Officer, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 4080, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE., Washington, DC 20212. Written comments also may be transmitted by fax to 202–691–5111 (this is not a toll free number). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nora Kincaid, BLS Clearance Officer, 202–691–7628 (this is not a toll free number). (See Addresses section.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background The National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 (NLSY97) is a nationally representative sample of persons who were born in the years 1980 to 1984. These respondents were ages 12–17 when the first round of annual interviews began in 1997; starting with round sixteen, the NLSY97 is conducted on a biennial basis. Round seventeen interviews will occur from September 2015 to May 2016. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) contracts with a vendor to conduct the NLSY97. The primary PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 objective of the survey is to study the transition from schooling to the establishment of careers and families. The longitudinal focus of this survey requires information to be collected from the same individuals over many years in order to trace their education, training, work experience, fertility, income, and program participation. One of the goals of the Department of Labor (DOL) is to produce and disseminate timely, accurate, and relevant information about the U.S. labor force. The BLS contributes to this goal by gathering information about the labor force and labor market and disseminating it to policymakers and the public so that participants in those markets can make more informed, and thus more efficient, choices. Research based on the NLSY97 contributes to the formation of national policy in the areas of education, training, work experience, fertility, income, and program participation. In addition to the reports that the BLS produces based on data from the NLSY97, members of the academic community publish articles and reports based on NLSY97 data for the DOL and other funding agencies. To date, approximately 372 articles examining NLSY97 data have been published in scholarly journals. The survey design provides data gathered from the same respondents over time to form the only dataset that contains this type of information for this important population group. Without the collection of these data, an accurate longitudinal dataset could not be provided to researchers and policymakers, thus adversely affecting the DOL’s ability to perform its policyand report-making activities. II. Current Action The BLS seeks approval to conduct round 17 of biennial interviews of the NLSY97. Respondents of the NLSY97 will undergo an interview of approximately 61 minutes during which they will answer questions about schooling and labor market experiences, family relationships, and community background. During the fielding period for the main round 17 interviews, about 2 percent of respondents will be asked to participate in a brief validation interview a few weeks after the initial interview. The purpose of the validation interview is to verify that the initial interview took place as the interviewer reported and to assess the data quality of selected questionnaire items. The BLS plans to record randomly selected segments of the main interviews during round 17. Recording interviews helps the BLS and NORC to E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 235 (Monday, December 8, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 72703-72704]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-28723]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

RIN 1250-AA07


Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender 
Identity by Contractors and Subcontractors

AGENCY: Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: As a part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and 
respondent burdens, the Department of Labor (DOL) conducts a pre-
clearance consultation program to provide the general public and 
Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on collections of 
information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 
(PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3505(c)(2)(A). The program helps to ensure that 
requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden 
(time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are 
clearly understood, and the impact of the collection requirements on 
respondents can be properly assessed.
    The Department notes that a Federal agency cannot conduct or 
sponsor a collection of information unless it is approved by the Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB) under the PRA, and displays a currently 
valid OMB control number, and the public is not required to respond to 
a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB 
number. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall be 
subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of 
information if the collection of information does not display a 
currently valid OMB control number. See 5 CFR 1230.5(a) and 1320.6.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted by February 6, 2015.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Control Number 1250-
0NEW, by either one of the following methods:
    Electronic comments: Through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at 
http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting 
comments.
    Mail, Hand Delivery, Courier: Address comments to Debra Carr, 
Director, Division of Policy, and Program Development, Office of 
Federal Contract Compliance Programs, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 
C3325, Washington, DC 20210. Telephone: (202) 693-0103 (voice) or (202) 
693-1337 (TTY).
    Instructions: Please submit one copy of your comments by only one 
method. All submissions received must include the agency name and OMB 
control number identified above for this information collection. 
Because we continue to experience delays in receiving mail in the 
Washington, DC area, commenters are strongly encouraged to either 
transmit their comments electronically via the regulations.gov Web site 
or mail their comments early to ensure that they are timely received. 
Comments, including any personal information provided, become a matter 
of public record and will be posted to the regulations.gov Web site. 
They will also be summarized and/or included in the request for Office 
of Management and Budget approval of the information collection 
request.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Debra Carr, Director, Division of 
Policy, and Program Development, Office of Federal Contract Compliance 
Programs, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room C-3325, Washington, DC 
20210. Telephone: (202) 693-0103 (voice) or (202) 693-1337 (TTY) (these 
are not toll-free numbers). Copies of this notice may be obtained in 
alternative formats (e.g., Large Print, Braille, Audio Tape or Disc), 
upon request, by calling (202) 693-0103 (not a toll-free number). TTY/
TDD callers may call (202) 693-1337 (not a toll-free number) to obtain 
information or request materials in alternative formats.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    I. Background: On July 21, 2014 President Obama issued Executive 
Order 13672, titled ``Further Amendments to Executive Order 11478, 
Equal Employment Opportunity in the Federal Government and Executive 
Order 11246, Equal Employment Opportunity.'' Executive Order 13672 
amends Executive Order 11246 and directs DOL to prepare regulations to 
implement its requirements. Concurrent with this Notice, DOL is 
publishing a final rule implementing Executive Order 13672, which 
amended the existing regulations implementing Executive Order 11246 by 
substituting ``sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national 
origin'' for ``sex or national origin'' wherever the list of bases upon 
which Federal contractors are prohibited from discriminating against 
job applicants and employees appeared.\1\ Among other things, these 
regulations set forth information disclosure and reporting requirements 
for covered Federal contractors, subcontractors, and federally assisted 
construction contractors and subcontractors. Information collection 
requirements addressed in this rule include modified language in the 
equal opportunity clause that contractors \2\ must use in covered 
subcontracts and purchase orders; modified language that contractors 
must use in job advertisements and employment solicitations; and a 
modification to the requirement that a contractor report to the 
Department of State and OFCCP when their employees or prospective 
employees are denied a visa or entry to a country in which or with 
which it is doing business, and it believes the denial is due to a 
basis covered by Executive Order 11246, as amended by Executive Order 
13672.
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    \1\ While the text of 41 CFR 60-1.11 contains the full list of 
protected characteristics, that section has been indefinitely 
suspended as per Notice of Further Deferral of Effective Dates of 
Regulations, 46 FR 18951 (Mar. 27, 1981) and Payment of Membership 
Fees and Other Expenses to Private Organizations; Proposed Rule 
Withdrawal, 46 FR 19004 (Mar. 27, 1981), and thus cannot be amended.
    \2\ Unless otherwise stated, the term ``contractor'' includes 
both ``contractors'' and ``subcontractors,'' and the term 
``contract'' also includes ``subcontracts.''
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    Current Action: Pursuant to the PRA implementing regulations at 5 
CFR 1320.8(d)(1), this notice requests comments on the information 
collection request discussed above in the Background section of this 
notice. Interested parties are encouraged to provide comments to the 
individual identified in the ADDRESSES section above. In addition to 
having a 60-day opportunity to file comments with the Department, 
written comments under the PRA about the information collection 
requirements may be addressed to the OMB. Comments to the OMB should be 
directed to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention 
OMB Desk Officer for the DOL-OS, Office of Management and Budget, Room 
10235, Washington, DC

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20503; You can submit comments to OMB by email at 
OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. The OMB will consider all written comments 
it receives within 30 days of publication of this notice.
    II. Desired Focus of Comments: DOL and OMB are particularly 
interested in comments which:
     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; and
     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.
    Agency: Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.
    Type of Review: New Collection.
    Title of Collection: Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Sexual 
Orientation and Gender Identity by Contractors and Subcontractors.
    OMB Control Number: 1250--0NEW.
    Affected Public: Private Sector--Business.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 100,000.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 38,769.
    Total estimated Annual Cost Burden (excluding hour monetization): 
$0.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and may be included in the request for OMB approval of the final 
information collection request. The comments will become a matter of 
public record.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 3rd day of December, 2014.
Patricia A. Shiu,
Director, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.
[FR Doc. 2014-28723 Filed 12-5-14; 8:45 am]
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