Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Management and Organizational Practices Survey, 22162-22163 [2015-09234]

Download as PDF 22162 Notices Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 76 Tuesday, April 21, 2015 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE U.S. Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Management and Organizational Practices Survey U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). SUMMARY: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before June 22, 2015. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the email at jjessup@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Julius Smith, Jr., U.S. Census Bureau, Economy-Wide Statistics Division, Room 7K055, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233, (301) 763–7662 (or via the email at julius.smith.jr@census.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: I. Abstract The Census Bureau plans to conduct the Management and Organizational Practices Survey (MOPS) for survey year 2015 with subsequent data collection activities for this survey pending VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:07 Apr 20, 2015 Jkt 235001 funding. The MOPS will utilize the Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM) mail-out sample and will collect information on management and organizational practices at the establishment level. The Census Bureau has conducted the ASM since 1949 to provide key measures of manufacturing activity during intercensal periods. In census years ending in ‘‘2’’ and ‘‘7’’, we mail and collect the ASM as part of the Economic Census covering the Manufacturing Sector. The ASM is an integral part of the Government’s statistical program, furnishing up-todate estimates of employment and payroll, hours and wages of production workers, value added by manufacture, cost of materials, value of shipments by product class, inventories, and expenditures for both plant and equipment and structures. The data obtained from the MOPS will allow us to estimate a firm’s stock of management and organizational assets, specifically the use of decentralized decision rights and establishment performance data such as production targets in decisionmaking. These data will provide information on investments in management and organizational practices, which will lead to a better understanding of the benefits from these investments when measured in terms of firm productivity or firm market value. This survey on management and organizational practices will provide information on the dimensions of organizational capital for this sector not currently available elsewhere. This clearance request will be for the survey year 2015. Policy makers, such as the Federal Reserve Board and World Bank will use the MOPS to understand the levels and evolution of management practices over time and to forecast future productivity growth. II. Method of Collection The 2015 MOPS will be mailed separately from the 2015 ASM and will utilize mail-out/mail-back survey forms. Respondents will have the option of responding electronically through the Census Bureau’s Centurion online reporting system. The sample for the 2015 MOPS will consist of the approximately 50,000 establishments in the 2015 ASM mail-out sample. The mail-out sample for the ASM is redesigned at 5-year intervals beginning the second survey year after the PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Economic Census. For the 2014 ASM, a new probability sample was selected from a frame of approximately 101,000 manufacturing establishments in the 2012 Economic Census that have paid employees, are located in the United States, and are associated with multilocation companies or large singleestablishment companies. On an annual basis, the mail-out sample is supplemented with large, newly active single-establishment companies identified from a list provided by the Internal Revenue Service and new manufacturing establishments of multilocation companies identified from the Census Bureau’s Company Organization Survey. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0963. Form Number(s): MP–10002. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or Other for Profit, Non-profit Institutions, Small Businesses or Organizations, and State or Local Governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 50,000. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 25,000. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, sections 131, 182, 224, and 225. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 76 / Tuesday, April 21, 2015 / Notices they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: April 16, 2015. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–09234 Filed 4–20–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Current Population Survey (CPS) School Enrollment Supplement U.S. Census Bureau. Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before June 22, 2015. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at jjessup@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Karen Woods, U.S. Census Bureau, DSD/CPS HQ–7H110F, Washington, DC 20233–8400, (301) 763– 3806. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: I. Abstract The Census Bureau plans to request clearance for the collection of data concerning the School Enrollment Supplement to be conducted in conjunction with the October 2015 CPS. Title 13, United States Code, Sections 141 and 182, and Title 29, United States Code, Sections 1–9, authorize the collection of the CPS information. The Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) sponsor the basic annual school enrollment questions, which have been collected annually in the CPS for 50 years. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:07 Apr 20, 2015 Jkt 235001 This survey provides information on public/private elementary school, secondary school, and college enrollment, and on characteristics of private school students and their families, which is used for tracking historical trends, policy planning, and support. This survey is the only source of national data on the age distribution and family characteristics of college students and the only source of demographic data on preprimary school enrollment. As part of the federal government’s efforts to collect data and provide timely information to local governments for policymaking decisions, the survey provides national trends in enrollment and progress in school. II. Method of Collection The school enrollment information will be collected by both personal visit and telephone interviews in conjunction with the regular October CPS interviewing. All interviews are conducted using computer-assisted interviewing. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0464. Form Number: There are no forms. We conduct all interviews on computers. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 59,000. Estimated Time per Response: 3.0 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,950. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. Respondents Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Sections 141 and 182, and Title 29, U.S.C., Sections 1–9. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22163 included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: April 15, 2015. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–09071 Filed 4–20–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Licensing Responsibilities and Enforcement Bureau of Industry and Security. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before June 22, 2015. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at JJessup@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Mark Crace, BIS ICB Liaison, (202) 482–8093, mark.crace@ bis.doc.gov. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This information collection supports the various collections, notifications, reports, and information exchanges that are needed by the Office of Export Enforcement and Customs to enforce the Export Administration Regulations and maintain the National Security of the United States. II. Method of Collection Submitted electronically or on paper. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0694–0122. Form Number(s): N/A. Type of Review: Regular submission. E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1

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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules 
or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings 
and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, 
delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency 
statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
appearing in this section.

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Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 76 / Tuesday, April 21, 2015 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

U.S. Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Management and 
Organizational Practices Survey

AGENCY: U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public 
and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on 
proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)).

DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on 
or before June 22, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the email at 
jjessup@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions 
should be directed to Julius Smith, Jr., U.S. Census Bureau, Economy-
Wide Statistics Division, Room 7K055, 4600 Silver Hill Road, 
Washington, DC 20233, (301) 763-7662 (or via the email at 
julius.smith.jr@census.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The Census Bureau plans to conduct the Management and 
Organizational Practices Survey (MOPS) for survey year 2015 with 
subsequent data collection activities for this survey pending funding. 
The MOPS will utilize the Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM) mail-out 
sample and will collect information on management and organizational 
practices at the establishment level. The Census Bureau has conducted 
the ASM since 1949 to provide key measures of manufacturing activity 
during intercensal periods. In census years ending in ``2'' and ``7'', 
we mail and collect the ASM as part of the Economic Census covering the 
Manufacturing Sector. The ASM is an integral part of the Government's 
statistical program, furnishing up-to-date estimates of employment and 
payroll, hours and wages of production workers, value added by 
manufacture, cost of materials, value of shipments by product class, 
inventories, and expenditures for both plant and equipment and 
structures. The data obtained from the MOPS will allow us to estimate a 
firm's stock of management and organizational assets, specifically the 
use of decentralized decision rights and establishment performance data 
such as production targets in decision-making. These data will provide 
information on investments in management and organizational practices, 
which will lead to a better understanding of the benefits from these 
investments when measured in terms of firm productivity or firm market 
value. This survey on management and organizational practices will 
provide information on the dimensions of organizational capital for 
this sector not currently available elsewhere. This clearance request 
will be for the survey year 2015. Policy makers, such as the Federal 
Reserve Board and World Bank will use the MOPS to understand the levels 
and evolution of management practices over time and to forecast future 
productivity growth.

II. Method of Collection

    The 2015 MOPS will be mailed separately from the 2015 ASM and will 
utilize mail-out/mail-back survey forms. Respondents will have the 
option of responding electronically through the Census Bureau's 
Centurion online reporting system. The sample for the 2015 MOPS will 
consist of the approximately 50,000 establishments in the 2015 ASM 
mail-out sample. The mail-out sample for the ASM is redesigned at 5-
year intervals beginning the second survey year after the Economic 
Census. For the 2014 ASM, a new probability sample was selected from a 
frame of approximately 101,000 manufacturing establishments in the 2012 
Economic Census that have paid employees, are located in the United 
States, and are associated with multi-location companies or large 
single-establishment companies. On an annual basis, the mail-out sample 
is supplemented with large, newly active single-establishment companies 
identified from a list provided by the Internal Revenue Service and new 
manufacturing establishments of multi-location companies identified 
from the Census Bureau's Company Organization Survey.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0963.
    Form Number(s): MP-10002.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or Other for Profit, Non-profit 
Institutions, Small Businesses or Organizations, and State or Local 
Governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 50,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 25,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, sections 131, 182, 
224, and 225.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection;

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they also will become a matter of public record.

     Dated: April 16, 2015.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-09234 Filed 4-20-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-07-P