Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 14380-14382 [2015-06345]

Download as PDF 14380 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 53 / Thursday, March 19, 2015 / Notices TABLE II–4—TMES RECEIVED FROM 1/02/2015 TO 1/30/2015 Received date Projected notice end date T–15–0004 ... 1/8/2015 T–15–0005 ... Case No. Manufacter importer Use 2/22/2015 CBI ............................ (G) Oil production ...... 1/8/2015 2/22/2015 CBI ............................ (G) Oil production ...... T–15–0006 ... 1/8/2015 2/22/2015 CBI ............................ (G) Oil production ...... T–15–0007 ... 1/8/2015 2/22/2015 CBI ............................ (G) Oil production ...... In Table III. of this unit, EPA provides the following information (to the extent that such information is not claimed as Chemical CBI) on the NOCs received by EPA during this period: The EPA case number assigned to the NOC, the date (G) Alkylaminopropanamide, amino-propyl], salt. (G) Alkylaminopropanamide, amino-propyl], salt. (G) Alkylaminopropanamide, amino-propyl], salt. (G) Alkylaminopropanamide, amino-propyl], salt. N-[dialkyl N-[dialkyl N-[dialkyl N-[dialkyl the NOC was received by EPA, the projected end date for EPA’s review of the NOC, and chemical identity. TABLE III–9—NOCS RECEIVED FROM 01/02/2015 TO 01/30/2015 Case No. Received date Commencement notice end date P–14–0468 ... 1/5/2015 12/24/2014 P–14–0004 ... 1/7/2015 12/10/2014 P–14–0003 ... 1/7/2015 12/20/2014 1/13/2015 1/16/2015 1/16/2015 1/16/2015 1/16/2015 1/21/2015 12/18/2014 12/20/2014 12/20/2014 12/20/2014 12/20/2014 12/29/2014 P–14–0733 P–13–0874 P–13–0875 P–13–0876 P–13–0877 P–14–0861 ... ... ... ... ... ... If you are interested in information that is not included in these tables, you may contact EPA as described in Unit III. to access additional non-CBI information that may be available. Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2601 et seq. Dated: March 12, 2015. Darryl S. Ballard, Acting Director, Information Management Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics. [FR Doc. 2015–06223 Filed 3–18–15; 4:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P Rmajette on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. ACTION: Notice of Information Collection—Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures— Extension Without Change. AGENCIES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:18 Mar 18, 2015 Jkt 235001 Chemical (S) Ethanesulfonic acid, 2-[(2-aminoethyl)amino]-, sodium salt (1:1), polymer with 1,6diisocyanatohexane, 1,6-hexanediol, 1,3-isobenzofurandione and 5-isocyanato-1(isocyanatomethyl)-1,3,3-trimethylcyclohexane*. (S) Phenol, 4,4′-(1-methylethylidene)bis-, polymer with 2,2′-[(1-methylethylidene)bis(4,1phenyleneoxymethylene)], reaction products with N1,N1-diethyl-1,3-propanediamine*. (G) Cashew nutshell liquid, epoxidized, polymer with formaldehyde-phenol polymer glycidyl ether. (G) Acrylic modified polyurethane resin. (G) Substituted phenol. (G) Substituted phenol. (G) Substituted phenol. (G) Substituted phenol. (G) Alkyl alkenoic acid, alkyl ester, telomer with alkyl alkenoate, trialkoxysilyl substituted alkane and trilalkoxysilyl alkyl alkyl alkenoate, bis substituted diazenyl-initiated. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC or Commission) gives notice that it is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for a three-year renewal of the information collection described below. DATES: Written comments on this notice must be submitted on or before April 20, 2015. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR and applicable supporting documentation submitted to OMB for review may be obtained from Kathleen Oram, Senior Attorney, (202) 663–4681, Office of Legal Counsel, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 131 M Street NE., Washington, DC 20507. Comments on this final notice must be submitted to Chad A. Lallemand in the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW., Room 10235, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503 or electronically mailed to Chad_A._Lallemand@omb.eop.gov. Comments should also be sent to Bernadette Wilson, Acting Executive SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Officer, Executive Secretariat, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 131 M Street NE., Washington, DC 20507. Written comments of six or fewer pages may be faxed to the Executive Secretariat at (202) 663–4114. (There is no toll free FAX 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 numbers). Instead of sending written comments to EEOC, you may submit comments 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. 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 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time or can be E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 53 / Thursday, March 19, 2015 / Notices reviewed at http://www.regulations.gov. Persons who schedule an appointment in the EEOC Library, FOIA Reading Room, and need assistance to view the comments will be provided with appropriate aids upon request, such as readers or print magnifiers. 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: Kathleen Oram, Senior Attorney, at (202) 663–4681 (voice), or Thomas J. Schlageter, Assistant Legal Counsel, (202) 663–4668 (voice) or (202) 663– 7026 (TDD). 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: Rmajette on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Introduction A notice that EEOC would be submitting this request to the Office of Management and Budget for a three-year approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) was published in the Federal Register on December 17, 2014, allowing for a 60 day comment period. 79 FR 75151 (Dec. 17, 2014). EEOC did not receive any comments in response to its December 17, 2014 notice. Overview of Collection Collection Title: Recordkeeping Requirements of the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures, 29 CFR part 1607, 41 CFR part 60–3, 28 CFR part 50, 5 CFR part 300. OMB Number: 3046–0017. Type of Respondent: Businesses or other institutions; Federal Government; State or local governments and farms. North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code: Multiple. Standard Industrial Classification Code (SIC): Multiple. Description of Affected Public: Any employer, Government contractor, labor organization, or employment agency covered by the Federal equal employment opportunity laws. Respondents: 914,843. Responses 1: 914,843. Recordkeeping Hours: 6,372,498 per year. Number of Forms: None. Form Number: None. Frequency of Report: None. Abstract: The Uniform Guidelines provide fundamental guidance for all 1 The number of respondents is equal to the number of responses (i.e. one response per person). VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:18 Mar 18, 2015 Jkt 235001 Title VII-covered employers about the use of employment selection procedures. The records addressed by UGESP are used by respondents to ensure that they are complying with Title VII and Executive Order 11246; by the Federal agencies that enforce Title VII and Executive Order 11246 to investigate, conciliate, and litigate charges of employment discrimination; and by complainants to establish violations of Federal equal employment opportunity laws. While there is no data available to quantify these benefits, the collection of accurate applicant flow data enhances each employer’s ability to address any deficiencies in recruitment and selection processes, including detecting barriers to equal employment opportunity. Burden Statement: There are no reporting requirements associated with UGESP. The burden being estimated is the cost of collecting and storing a job applicant’s gender, race, and ethnicity data. The only paperwork burden derives from this recordkeeping. Only employers covered under Title VII and Executive Order 11246 are subject to UGESP. For the purpose of burden calculation, employers with 15 or more employees are counted. The number of such employers is estimated at 914,843, which combines estimates from private employment,2 the public sector,3 colleges and universities,4 and referral unions.5 This burden assessment is based on an estimate of the number of job applications submitted to all Title VIIcovered employers in one year, including paper-based and electronic applications. The total number of job applications submitted every year to covered employers is estimated to be 1,529,399,487, based on a National Organizations Survey 6 average of 2 Source: Census Bureau 2011 County Business Patterns: Number of Firms, Number of Establishments, Employment, and Annual Payroll by Enterprise Employment Size for the United States and States, Totals: 2011, Release Date 12.13. (https://www.census.gov/econ/susb/.) Select U.S. & states, Totals. Downloaded on October 2, 2014. 3 Source of original data: 2012 Census of Governments: Employment. Individual Government Data File (http://www.census.gov/govs/apes/), Local Downloadable Data zip file 12ind_all_tabs.xls. The original number of government entities was adjusted to only include those with 15 or more employees. 4 Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, IPEDS, Fall 2013. Number and percentage distribution of Title IV institutions, by control of institution, level of institution, and region: United States and other U.S. jurisdictions, academic year 2013–1(http://nces.ed. gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2014066rev). 5 EEO–3 Reports filed by referral unions in 2012 with EEOC. 6 The National Organizations Survey is a survey of business organizations across the United States PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14381 approximately 35 applications 7 for every hire and a Bureau of Labor Statistics data estimate of 43,414,608 annual hires.8 This figure also includes 119,920 applicants for union membership reported on the EEO–3 form for 2012. The employer burden associated with collecting and storing applicant demographic data is based on the following assumptions: applicants would need to be asked to provide three pieces of information—sex, race/ ethnicity, and an identification number (a total of approximately 13 keystrokes); the employer would need to transfer information received to a database either manually or electronically; and the employer would need to store the 13 characters of information for each applicant. Recordkeeping costs and burden are assumed to be the time cost associated with entering 13 keystrokes. Assuming that the required recordkeeping takes 30 seconds per record, and assuming a total of 1,529,399,487 paper and electronic applications per year (as calculated above), the resulting UGESP burden hours would be 6,372,498. Based on a wage rate of $15.48 per hour for the individuals entering the data, the collection and storage of applicant demographic data would come to approximately $98,646,267 per year for Title VII-covered employers. We expect that the foregoing assumptions are overinclusive, because many employers have electronic job application processes that should be able to capture applicant flow data automatically. While the burden hours and costs for the UGESP recordkeeping requirement seem very large, the average burden per employer is relatively small. We estimate that UGESP applies to 914,843 employers. Therefore the cost per covered employer is less than $108 ($98,646,267 divided by 914,843 is equal to $107.87). Additionally UGESP allows for simplified recordkeeping for employers with more than 15 but less than 100 employees.9 in which the unit of analysis is the actual workplace (http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/ ICPSR/studies/04074). 7 The number of applications provided by NOS is 35.225 and therefore calculations will not result in the same total amount due to rounding. 8 Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, 2013 annual level data (Not seasonally adjusted), (http://www.bls.gov/jlt/ data.htm) is the source of the original data. The BLS figure (50,718,000) has been adjusted to only include hires by firms with 15 or more employees. 9 See 29 CFR 1607.15A(1): Simplified recordkeeping for users with less than 100 employees. In order to minimize recordkeeping burdens on employers who employ one hundred (100) or fewer employees, and other users not E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM Continued 19MRN1 14382 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 53 / Thursday, March 19, 2015 / Notices Dated: March 16, 2015. Jenny R. Yang, Chair, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [FR Doc. 2015–06345 Filed 3–18–15; 8:45 am] Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority [3060–0910] BILLING CODE 6570–01–P EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. PLACE: Miami Dade College, 500 NE 2nd Avenue, Wolfson Conference Meeting Room #7128, Miami, Florida 33132. STATUS: The meeting will be open to the public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Open Session: 1. Announcement of Notation Votes, and 2. EEOC at 50: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Discrimination in the 21st Century Workplace. TIME AND DATE: Note: In accordance with the Sunshine Act, the meeting will be open to public observation of the Commission’s deliberations and voting. (In addition to publishing notices on EEOC Commission meetings in the Federal Register, the Commission also provides information about Commission meetings on its Web site, www.eeoc.gov., and provides a recorded announcement a week in advance on future Commission sessions.) Please telephone (202) 663–7100 (voice) and (202) 663–4074 (TTY) at any time for information on these meetings. The EEOC provides sign language interpretation and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services at Commission meetings for the hearing impaired. Requests for other reasonable accommodations may be made by using the voice and TTY numbers listed above. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Bernadette B. Wilson, Acting Executive Officer on (202) 663–4077. Dated: March 17, 2015. Bernadette B. Wilson, Acting Executive Officer, Executive Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2015–06440 Filed 3–17–15; 4:15 pm] Rmajette on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 6570–01–P required to file EEO–1, et seq., reports, such users may satisfy the requirements of this section 15 if they maintain and have available records showing, for each year: (a) The number of persons hired, promoted, and terminated for each job, by sex, and where appropriate by race and national origin; (b)The number of applicants for hire and promotion by sex and where appropriate by race and national origin; and (c) The selection procedures utilized (either standardized or not standardized). VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:18 Mar 18, 2015 Jkt 235001 Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501– 3520), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or the Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection. Comments are requested concerning: whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission’s burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. DATES: Written PRA comments should be submitted on or before May 18, 2015. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, you should advise the contact listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Benish Shah, FCC, via email PRA@ fcc.gov and to Benish.Shah@fcc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information about the information collection, contact Benish.Shah@fcc.gov, (202) 418–7866. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 3060–0910. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Title: Third Report and Order in CC Docket No. 94–102 To Ensure Compatibility With Enhanced 911 Emergency Calling Systems. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities and not-for profit institutions. Number of Respondents: 794 respondents; 794 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour. Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement. Obligation to Respond: Mandatory. Statutory authority for this collection of information is contained in 47 U.S.C. 1, 4(i), 201, 303, 309 and 332 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Total Annual Burden: 794 hours. Total Annual Cost: N/A. Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality with this collection of information. Needs and Uses: The information submitted to the Commission will provide public service answering points (PSAPs), providers of location technology, investors, manufacturers, local exchange carriers, and the Commission with valuable information necessary for full Phase II E911 service implementation. These reports will provide helpful, if not essential information for coordinating carrier plans with those of manufacturers and PSAPs. The reports will also assist the Commission’s efforts to monitor Phase II developments and to take action, if necessary, to maintain the Phase II implementation schedule. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Office of the Managing Director. [FR Doc. 2015–06282 Filed 3–18–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Federal Advisory Committee Act; Downloadable Security Technology Advisory Committee Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice; correction. AGENCY: This document corrects a previous document published at in the Federal Register on February 23, 2015, to provide an explanation for why the Commission rescheduled a meeting. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1

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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Submission 
for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCIES:  Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

ACTION: Notice of Information Collection--Uniform Guidelines on 
Employee Selection Procedures--Extension Without Change.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC or Commission) gives 
notice that it is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) a request for a three-year renewal of the information collection 
described below.

DATES: Written comments on this notice must be submitted on or before 
April 20, 2015.

ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR and applicable supporting documentation 
submitted to OMB for review may be obtained from Kathleen Oram, Senior 
Attorney, (202) 663-4681, Office of Legal Counsel, Equal Employment 
Opportunity Commission, 131 M Street NE., Washington, DC 20507. 
Comments on this final notice must be submitted to Chad A. Lallemand in 
the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management 
and Budget, 725 17th Street NW., Room 10235, New Executive Office 
Building, Washington, DC 20503 or electronically mailed to 
Chad_A._Lallemand@omb.eop.gov. Comments should also be sent to 
Bernadette Wilson, Acting Executive Officer, Executive Secretariat, 
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 131 M Street NE., Washington, 
DC 20507. Written comments of six or fewer pages may be faxed to the 
Executive Secretariat at (202) 663-4114. (There is no toll free FAX 
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 numbers). Instead of sending written 
comments to EEOC, you may submit comments 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.
    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 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time or can be

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reviewed at http://www.regulations.gov. Persons who schedule an 
appointment in the EEOC Library, FOIA Reading Room, and need assistance 
to view the comments will be provided with appropriate aids upon 
request, such as readers or print magnifiers. 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: Kathleen Oram, Senior Attorney, at 
(202) 663-4681 (voice), or Thomas J. Schlageter, Assistant Legal 
Counsel, (202) 663-4668 (voice) or (202) 663-7026 (TDD). 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: 

Introduction

    A notice that EEOC would be submitting this request to the Office 
of Management and Budget for a three-year approval under the Paperwork 
Reduction Act (PRA) was published in the Federal Register on December 
17, 2014, allowing for a 60 day comment period. 79 FR 75151 (Dec. 17, 
2014). EEOC did not receive any comments in response to its December 
17, 2014 notice.

Overview of Collection

    Collection Title: Recordkeeping Requirements of the Uniform 
Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures, 29 CFR part 1607, 41 CFR 
part 60-3, 28 CFR part 50, 5 CFR part 300.
    OMB Number: 3046-0017.
    Type of Respondent: Businesses or other institutions; Federal 
Government; State or local governments and farms.
    North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code: 
Multiple.
    Standard Industrial Classification Code (SIC): Multiple.
    Description of Affected Public: Any employer, Government 
contractor, labor organization, or employment agency covered by the 
Federal equal employment opportunity laws.
    Respondents: 914,843.
    Responses \1\: 914,843.
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    \1\ The number of respondents is equal to the number of 
responses (i.e. one response per person).
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    Recordkeeping Hours: 6,372,498 per year.
    Number of Forms: None.
    Form Number: None.
    Frequency of Report: None.
    Abstract: The Uniform Guidelines provide fundamental guidance for 
all Title VII-covered employers about the use of employment selection 
procedures. The records addressed by UGESP are used by respondents to 
ensure that they are complying with Title VII and Executive Order 
11246; by the Federal agencies that enforce Title VII and Executive 
Order 11246 to investigate, conciliate, and litigate charges of 
employment discrimination; and by complainants to establish violations 
of Federal equal employment opportunity laws. While there is no data 
available to quantify these benefits, the collection of accurate 
applicant flow data enhances each employer's ability to address any 
deficiencies in recruitment and selection processes, including 
detecting barriers to equal employment opportunity.
    Burden Statement: There are no reporting requirements associated 
with UGESP. The burden being estimated is the cost of collecting and 
storing a job applicant's gender, race, and ethnicity data. The only 
paperwork burden derives from this recordkeeping.
    Only employers covered under Title VII and Executive Order 11246 
are subject to UGESP. For the purpose of burden calculation, employers 
with 15 or more employees are counted. The number of such employers is 
estimated at 914,843, which combines estimates from private 
employment,\2\ the public sector,\3\ colleges and universities,\4\ and 
referral unions.\5\
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    \2\ Source: Census Bureau 2011 County Business Patterns: Number 
of Firms, Number of Establishments, Employment, and Annual Payroll 
by Enterprise Employment Size for the United States and States, 
Totals: 2011, Release Date 12.13. (https://www.census.gov/econ/susb/.) Select U.S. & states, Totals. Downloaded on October 2, 2014.
    \3\ Source of original data: 2012 Census of Governments: 
Employment. Individual Government Data File (http://www.census.gov/govs/apes/), Local Downloadable Data zip file 12ind_all_tabs.xls. 
The original number of government entities was adjusted to only 
include those with 15 or more employees.
    \4\ Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for 
Education Statistics, IPEDS, Fall 2013. Number and percentage 
distribution of Title IV institutions, by control of institution, 
level of institution, and region: United States and other U.S. 
jurisdictions, academic year 2013-1(http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2014066rev).
    \5\ EEO-3 Reports filed by referral unions in 2012 with EEOC.
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    This burden assessment is based on an estimate of the number of job 
applications submitted to all Title VII-covered employers in one year, 
including paper-based and electronic applications. The total number of 
job applications submitted every year to covered employers is estimated 
to be 1,529,399,487, based on a National Organizations Survey \6\ 
average of approximately 35 applications \7\ for every hire and a 
Bureau of Labor Statistics data estimate of 43,414,608 annual hires.\8\ 
This figure also includes 119,920 applicants for union membership 
reported on the EEO-3 form for 2012.
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    \6\ The National Organizations Survey is a survey of business 
organizations across the United States in which the unit of analysis 
is the actual workplace (http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/ICPSR/studies/04074).
    \7\ The number of applications provided by NOS is 35.225 and 
therefore calculations will not result in the same total amount due 
to rounding.
    \8\ Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and Labor Turnover 
Survey, 2013 annual level data (Not seasonally adjusted), (http://www.bls.gov/jlt/data.htm) is the source of the original data. The 
BLS figure (50,718,000) has been adjusted to only include hires by 
firms with 15 or more employees.
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    The employer burden associated with collecting and storing 
applicant demographic data is based on the following assumptions: 
applicants would need to be asked to provide three pieces of 
information--sex, race/ethnicity, and an identification number (a total 
of approximately 13 keystrokes); the employer would need to transfer 
information received to a database either manually or electronically; 
and the employer would need to store the 13 characters of information 
for each applicant. Recordkeeping costs and burden are assumed to be 
the time cost associated with entering 13 keystrokes.
    Assuming that the required recordkeeping takes 30 seconds per 
record, and assuming a total of 1,529,399,487 paper and electronic 
applications per year (as calculated above), the resulting UGESP burden 
hours would be 6,372,498. Based on a wage rate of $15.48 per hour for 
the individuals entering the data, the collection and storage of 
applicant demographic data would come to approximately $98,646,267 per 
year for Title VII-covered employers. We expect that the foregoing 
assumptions are over-inclusive, because many employers have electronic 
job application processes that should be able to capture applicant flow 
data automatically.
    While the burden hours and costs for the UGESP recordkeeping 
requirement seem very large, the average burden per employer is 
relatively small. We estimate that UGESP applies to 914,843 employers. 
Therefore the cost per covered employer is less than $108 ($98,646,267 
divided by 914,843 is equal to $107.87). Additionally UGESP allows for 
simplified recordkeeping for employers with more than 15 but less than 
100 employees.\9\
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    \9\ See 29 CFR 1607.15A(1): Simplified recordkeeping for users 
with less than 100 employees. In order to minimize recordkeeping 
burdens on employers who employ one hundred (100) or fewer 
employees, and other users not required to file EEO-1, et seq., 
reports, such users may satisfy the requirements of this section 15 
if they maintain and have available records showing, for each year: 
(a) The number of persons hired, promoted, and terminated for each 
job, by sex, and where appropriate by race and national origin; 
(b)The number of applicants for hire and promotion by sex and where 
appropriate by race and national origin; and (c) The selection 
procedures utilized (either standardized or not standardized).


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     Dated: March 16, 2015.
Jenny R. Yang,
Chair, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
[FR Doc. 2015-06345 Filed 3-18-15; 8:45 am]
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