Comment Request for Information Collection for 1205-0179: Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees Handbook No. 391, Extension Without Revision, 20508-20509 [2015-08725]

Download as PDF 20508 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 73 / Thursday, April 16, 2015 / Notices California Desert District Advisory Council, c/o Bureau of Land Management, External Affairs, 22835 Calle San Juan de Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, CA 92553. Written comments also are accepted at the time of the meeting and, if copies are provided to the recorder, will be incorporated into the minutes. Dated: April 7, 2015. Teresa A. Raml, California Desert District Manager. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Comment Request for Information Collection for 1205–0179: Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees Handbook No. 391, Extension Without Revision Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: [FR Doc. 2015–08778 Filed 4–15–15; 8:45 am] INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [USITC SE–15–013] Sunshine Act Meeting United States International Trade Commission. 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[FR Doc. 2015–08870 Filed 4–14–15; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:48 Apr 15, 2015 The Department of Labor (Department), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the 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 [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps 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. Currently, ETA is soliciting comments concerning the collection of data about Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees which expires October 31, 2015. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before June 15, 2015. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Stephanie Garcia, Office of Unemployment Insurance, Room S– 4524, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number: 202–693–3207 (this is not a toll-free number). Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may access the telephone number above via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 1–877– 889–5627 (TTY/TDD). Email: garcia.stephanie@dol.gov. To obtain a copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR), please contact the person listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: BILLING CODE 4310–40–P Jkt 235001 I. Background Chapter 5 U.S.C. 8506 states that ‘‘Each agency of the United States and each wholly or partially owned instrumentality of the United States shall make available to State agencies which have agreements, or to the PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Secretary of Labor, as the case may be, such information concerning the Federal service and Federal wages of a Federal employee as the Secretary considers practicable and necessary for the determination of the entitlement of the Federal employee to compensation under this subchapter.’’ The information shall include the findings of the employing agency concerning: (1) Whether or not the Federal employee has performed Federal service; (2) The periods of Federal service; (3) The amount of Federal wages; and (4) The reasons for termination of Federal service. The law (5 U.S.C. 8501, et seq.) requires State Workforce Agencies (SWA’s) to administer the Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE) program in accordance with the same terms and provisions of the paying State’s unemployment insurance law which apply to unemployed claimants who worked in the private sector. SWA’s must be able to obtain certain information (wage, separation data) about each claimant filing claims for UCFE benefits to enable them to determine his/her eligibility for benefits. The Department of Labor has prescribed forms to enable SWAs to obtain this necessary information from the individual’s Federal employing agency. Each of these forms is essential to the UCFE claims process and the frequency of use varies depending upon the circumstances involved. The UCFE forms are: ETA–931, ETA–931A, ETA– 933, ETA–934, and ETA–935. II. Review Focus The Department is 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 submissions of responses. E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1 20509 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 73 / Thursday, April 16, 2015 / Notices III. Current Actions Type of Review: Extension without revision. Title: Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees Handbook No. 391. OMB Number: 1205–0179. Affected Public: State Workforce Agency. Estimated Total Annual Respondents: 53. Annual frequency Form Estimated Total Annual Responses: 151,050. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 15,024. Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: 0. Total responses Average time per response (minutes) Burden (hours) ETA–931 .......................................................................................................... ETA–931A ........................................................................................................ ETA–935 .......................................................................................................... ETA–933 .......................................................................................................... ETA–934 .......................................................................................................... 1 1 1 1 1 77,000 24,000 38,500 3,850 7,700 5 5 9 5 4 6,416 2,000 5,775 320 513 Totals ........................................................................................................ 5 151,050 ........................ 15,024 We will summarize and/or include in the request for OMB approval of the ICR, comments received in response to this comment request; they will also become a matter of public record. Portia Wu, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor. [FR Doc. 2015–08725 Filed 4–15–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Request of Recommendations for Membership for Directorate and Office Advisory Committees ACTION: Notice. The National Science Foundation (NSF) requests recommendations for membership on its scientific and technical Federal advisory committees. 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 73 (Thursday, April 16, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20508-20509]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-08725]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Comment Request for Information Collection for 1205-0179: 
Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees Handbook No. 391, 
Extension Without Revision

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (Department), as part of its 
continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a 
preclearance consultation program to provide the 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 [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps 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.
    Currently, ETA is soliciting comments concerning the collection of 
data about Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees which 
expires October 31, 2015.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addresses section below on or before June 15, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Stephanie Garcia, Office of 
Unemployment Insurance, Room S-4524, Employment and Training 
Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number: 202-693-3207 (this is not a 
toll-free number). Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may 
access the telephone number above via TTY by calling the toll-free 
Federal Information Relay Service at 1-877-889-5627 (TTY/TDD). Email: 
garcia.stephanie@dol.gov. To obtain a copy of the proposed information 
collection request (ICR), please contact the person listed above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    Chapter 5 U.S.C. 8506 states that ``Each agency of the United 
States and each wholly or partially owned instrumentality of the United 
States shall make available to State agencies which have agreements, or 
to the Secretary of Labor, as the case may be, such information 
concerning the Federal service and Federal wages of a Federal employee 
as the Secretary considers practicable and necessary for the 
determination of the entitlement of the Federal employee to 
compensation under this subchapter.'' The information shall include the 
findings of the employing agency concerning:
    (1) Whether or not the Federal employee has performed Federal 
service;
    (2) The periods of Federal service;
    (3) The amount of Federal wages; and
    (4) The reasons for termination of Federal service.
The law (5 U.S.C. 8501, et seq.) requires State Workforce Agencies 
(SWA's) to administer the Unemployment Compensation for Federal 
Employees (UCFE) program in accordance with the same terms and 
provisions of the paying State's unemployment insurance law which apply 
to unemployed claimants who worked in the private sector. SWA's must be 
able to obtain certain information (wage, separation data) about each 
claimant filing claims for UCFE benefits to enable them to determine 
his/her eligibility for benefits. The Department of Labor has 
prescribed forms to enable SWAs to obtain this necessary information 
from the individual's Federal employing agency. Each of these forms is 
essential to the UCFE claims process and the frequency of use varies 
depending upon the circumstances involved. The UCFE forms are: ETA-931, 
ETA-931A, ETA-933, ETA-934, and ETA-935.

II. Review Focus

    The Department is 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 submissions of responses.

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III. Current Actions

    Type of Review: Extension without revision.
    Title: Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees Handbook No. 
391.
    OMB Number: 1205-0179.
    Affected Public: State Workforce Agency.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondents: 53.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 151,050.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 15,024.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: 0.

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                                                                                   Average time
                      Form                            Annual           Total       per response   Burden (hours)
                                                     frequency       responses       (minutes)
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ETA-931.........................................               1          77,000               5           6,416
ETA-931A........................................               1          24,000               5           2,000
ETA-935.........................................               1          38,500               9           5,775
ETA-933.........................................               1           3,850               5             320
ETA-934.........................................               1           7,700               4             513
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    Totals......................................               5         151,050  ..............          15,024
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    We will summarize and/or include in the request for OMB approval of 
the ICR, comments received in response to this comment request; they 
will also become a matter of public record.

Portia Wu,
Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor.
[FR Doc. 2015-08725 Filed 4-15-15; 8:45 am]
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