Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Institutional Analysis of American Job Centers Study, 80814-80815 [2015-32625]

Download as PDF 80814 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 248 / Monday, December 28, 2015 / Notices Signed in Washington, DC, this 18th day of December, 2015. Teresa W. Gerton, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Veterans’ Employment and Training Service. [FR Doc. 2015–32620 Filed 12–24–15; 8:45 am] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Seleda Perryman by telephone at 202–693–4131 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at DOL_PRA_ PUBLIC@dol.gov. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). BILLING CODE 4510–79–P This ICR seeks PRA authority for the Institutional Analysis of American Job Centers (AJCs) Study information collection. The DOL, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy is sponsoring a comprehensive study to better understand the spectrum of institutional features that shape AJC day-to-day operations and customer experiences in order systematically to document key institutional characteristics of AJCs; present a comprehensive description of AJC funding, organization, administration and management, and service delivery structures and processes; and develop typologies of AJCs that capture the institutional variations documented. To achieve these goals, an in-depth institutional analysis will be conducted that documents AJC operations across 10 research domains: (1) Administrative structure; (2) partnerships; (3) performance and strategic management; (4) staffing; (5) physical environment; (6) Management Information System capacity and the use of technology— including electronic tools and resources; (7) service delivery structure and linkages; (8) the program and service mix provided; (9) outreach; and (10) funding. In addition, the study will consider external factors that are particularly important for understanding AJC structure, operations, policies, and processes. These include LWIBs and state-level workforce agencies that have administrative and oversight responsibilities over AJCs. This ICR seeks clearance for (1) site visits to AJCs; (2) telephone interviews with state workforce administrators in states where site visits are conducted; and (3) a network analysis survey of selected study AJC partner organizations. To select AJCs for site visits, the study team will employ a two-stage sampling approach that will yield a purposive sample of AJCs. This approach aims to capture geographic diversity and variation in the types of administrative entities that operate AJCs. In the first stage of site selection, the study team will randomly select 80 comprehensive AJCs. In the second stage, the study team will select AJCs using purposive sampling based on variation in the types of administrative entities that manage AJC operations, geographic location, and urbanity. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Institutional Analysis of American Job Centers Study ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the information collection request (ICR) proposal titled, ‘‘Institutional Analysis of American Job Centers,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Public comments on the ICR are invited. DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before January 27, 2016. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free of charge from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201506-1225-001 (this link will only become active on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting Seleda Perryman by telephone at 202–693–4131 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at DOL_ PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. Submit comments about this request by mail or courier to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL–DM, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202– 395–5806 (this is not a toll-free number); or by email: OIRA_ submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor-OASAM, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Attn: Departmental Information Compliance Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:31 Dec 24, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This proposed information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and the public is generally not required to respond to an information collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if the collection of information does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. For additional information, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on August 1, 2014. Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section within thirty (30) days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB ICR Reference Number 1225–001. The OMB is particularly interested in comments that: • 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: DOL–DM. Title of Collection: Institutional Analysis of American Job Centers Study. OMB ICR Reference Number: 1225– 001. Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments and Private Sector—businesses or other for-profits and not-for-profit institutions. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 2459. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 2459. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 2978 hours. E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 248 / Monday, December 28, 2015 / Notices Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Dated: December 19, 2015. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–32625 Filed 12–24–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–04–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ‘‘Employment and Training Administration Financial Reporting, Form ETA–9130,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Public comments on the ICR are invited. DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before January 27, 2016. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free of charge from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201510-1205-008 (this link will only become active on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting Seleda Perryman by telephone at 202–693–4131, TTY 202– 693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or sending an email to DOL_ PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. Submit comments about this request by mail or courier to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL–ETA, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202– 395–5806 (this is not a toll-free number); or by email: OIRA_ submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor-OASAM, Office of mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:31 Dec 24, 2015 Jkt 238001 This ICR seeks approval under the PRA for revisions to the Employment and Training Administration Financial Reporting, Form ETA–9130, information collection. The ETA awards approximately $8 billion in formula and discretionary grants each year to an average of 1,000 recipients. Financial reports for each of these grants must be submitted quarterly on the financial report form ETA–9130. Recipients include but are not limited to: State Employment Security Agencies, which are comprised of three components: Wagner Peyser Employment Service, Unemployment Insurance program, and Trade Program Grant Agreements; and grantees under the following programs: Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth, Adult, and Dislocated Worker programs; National Dislocated Worker Grants; National Farmworker Jobs Program; Indian and Native American programs; Senior Community Service Employment Program; WIOA discretionary grants; and H–1B Job Training Grants. This information collection has been classified as a revision, because OMB prescribed financial reporting requirements for Federal programs have changed with the implementation of Uniform Guidance that went into effect on December 26, 2014, replacing numerous previously applicable Circulars. These changes affect Form ETA–9130 and its instructions by updating certain key terms and definitions. In addition, WIOA enactment brings new statutory requirements affecting financial reporting, including but not limited to, new and/or revised limitations and baselines that require the addition of new and modification of existing reporting line items on ETA– 9130 Financial. Other reporting line items have been added and removed in an effort to streamline Federal financial reporting and make form ETA–9130 more closely resemble Form SF–425 (cleared under OMB Control Number 0348–0061), which is the standard financial reporting form for Federal grant recipients. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Employment and Training Administration Financial Reporting, Form ETA–9130 ACTION: the Chief Information Officer, Attn: Departmental Information Compliance Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Seleda Perryman by telephone at 202– 693–4131, TTY 202–693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or sending an email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 80815 This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and the public is generally not required to respond to an information collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection under Control Number 1205–0461. The current approval is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2015; however, the DOL notes that existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. New requirements would only take effect upon OMB approval. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on August 04, 2015 (80 FR 46337). Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section within thirty (30) days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number1205–0461. The OMB is particularly interested in comments that: • 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: DOL–ETA. Title of Collection: Employment and Training Administration Financial Reporting Form, ETA–9130. E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 248 (Monday, December 28, 2015)]
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[FR Doc No: 2015-32625]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Institutional Analysis of American Job Centers 
Study

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the information 
collection request (ICR) proposal titled, ``Institutional Analysis of 
American Job Centers,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Public comments 
on the ICR are invited.

DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives 
on or before January 27, 2016.

ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; 
including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency 
of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free of charge 
from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201506-1225-001 (this link will only become active 
on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting 
Seleda Perryman by telephone at 202-693-4131 (this is not a toll-free 
number) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
    Submit comments about this request by mail or courier to the Office 
of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL-
DM, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202-395-5806 (this is not a toll-free 
number); or by email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are 
encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments 
by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor-OASAM, Office of the 
Chief Information Officer, Attn: Departmental Information Compliance 
Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20210; or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Seleda Perryman by telephone 
at 202-693-4131 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at 
DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

     Authority:  44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks PRA authority for the 
Institutional Analysis of American Job Centers (AJCs) Study information 
collection. The DOL, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy is 
sponsoring a comprehensive study to better understand the spectrum of 
institutional features that shape AJC day-to-day operations and 
customer experiences in order systematically to document key 
institutional characteristics of AJCs; present a comprehensive 
description of AJC funding, organization, administration and 
management, and service delivery structures and processes; and develop 
typologies of AJCs that capture the institutional variations 
documented. To achieve these goals, an in-depth institutional analysis 
will be conducted that documents AJC operations across 10 research 
domains: (1) Administrative structure; (2) partnerships; (3) 
performance and strategic management; (4) staffing; (5) physical 
environment; (6) Management Information System capacity and the use of 
technology-- including electronic tools and resources; (7) service 
delivery structure and linkages; (8) the program and service mix 
provided; (9) outreach; and (10) funding. In addition, the study will 
consider external factors that are particularly important for 
understanding AJC structure, operations, policies, and processes. These 
include LWIBs and state-level workforce agencies that have 
administrative and oversight responsibilities over AJCs.
    This ICR seeks clearance for (1) site visits to AJCs; (2) telephone 
interviews with state workforce administrators in states where site 
visits are conducted; and (3) a network analysis survey of selected 
study AJC partner organizations. To select AJCs for site visits, the 
study team will employ a two-stage sampling approach that will yield a 
purposive sample of AJCs. This approach aims to capture geographic 
diversity and variation in the types of administrative entities that 
operate AJCs. In the first stage of site selection, the study team will 
randomly select 80 comprehensive AJCs. In the second stage, the study 
team will select AJCs using purposive sampling based on variation in 
the types of administrative entities that manage AJC operations, 
geographic location, and urbanity.
    This proposed information collection is subject to the PRA. A 
Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of 
information, and the public is generally not required to respond to an 
information collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA 
and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, 
notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally 
be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of 
information if the collection of information does not display a valid 
Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. For additional 
information, see the related notice published in the Federal Register 
on August 1, 2014.
    Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in 
the ADDRESSES section within thirty (30) days of publication of this 
notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate 
consideration, comments should mention OMB ICR Reference Number 1225-
001. The OMB is particularly interested in comments that:
     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: DOL-DM.
    Title of Collection: Institutional Analysis of American Job Centers 
Study.
    OMB ICR Reference Number: 1225-001.
    Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments and Private 
Sector--businesses or other for-profits and not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 2459.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 2459.
    Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 2978 hours.

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    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

     Dated: December 19, 2015.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-32625 Filed 12-24-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4510-04-P