Agency Information Collection Activities, 72585-72590 [2016-25331]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 203 / Thursday, October 20, 2016 / Notices Combined Compliance Filing to be effective 10/14/2016. Filed Date: 10/14/16. Accession Number: 20161014–5099. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/4/16. Docket Numbers: ER17–98–000. Applicants: Sky River LLC. Description: Compliance filing: Sky River LLC’s Order Nos. 827 and 828 Single Combined Compliance Filing to be effective 10/14/2016. Filed Date: 10/14/16. Accession Number: 20161014–5100. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/4/16. Docket Numbers: ER17–99–000. Applicants: Tucson Electric Power Company. Description: Compliance filing: Compliance Filing per Orders 827 & 828 (LGIA & SGIA) to be effective 12/14/ 2016. Filed Date: 10/14/16. Accession Number: 20161014–5101. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/4/16. Docket Numbers: ER17–100–000. Applicants: UNS Electric, Inc. Description: Compliance filing: Compliance Filing per Orders 827 & 828 (LGIA & SGIA) to be effective 12/14/ 2016. Filed Date: 10/14/16. Accession Number: 20161014–5105. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/4/16. Docket Numbers: ER17–101–000. Applicants: Sagebrush, a California partnership. Description: Tariff Cancellation: Notice of Cancellation of Sagebrush, a California partnership’s OATT to be effective 12/14/2016. Filed Date: 10/14/16. Accession Number: 20161014–5113. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/4/16. Docket Numbers: ER17–102–000. Applicants: California Independent System Operator Corporation. Description: Compliance filing: 2016– 10–14 Compliance Order No. 827 and Order No. 828 to be effective 9/21/2016. Filed Date: 10/14/16. Accession Number: 20161014–5131. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/4/16. Docket Numbers: ER17–103–000. Applicants: San Diego Gas & Electric Company. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: SDGEs Order Nos. 827 and 828 Compliance Filing to be effective 10/17/ 2016. Filed Date: 10/14/16. Accession Number: 20161014–5146. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/4/16. The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the links or querying the docket number. Any person desiring to intervene or protest in any of the above proceedings VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 Oct 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Regulations (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. Protests may be considered, but intervention is necessary to become a party to the proceeding. eFiling is encouraged. More detailed information relating to filing requirements, interventions, protests, service, and qualifying facilities filings can be found at: http://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: October 14, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–25361 Filed 10–19–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities AGENCY: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. ACTION: Notice of Information Collection—Extension without Change: Demographic Information on Applicants for Federal Employment. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC or Commission) announces that it intends to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for a three-year extension of the Demographic Information on Federal Job Applicants, OMB No. 3046–0046. DATES: Written comments on this notice must be submitted on or before December 19, 2016. ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to Bernadette Wilson, Acting Executive Officer, Executive Secretariat, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 131 M Street NE., Washington, DC 20507. As a convenience to commenters, the Executive Secretariat will accept comments totaling six or fewer pages by facsimile (‘‘FAX’’) machine. This limitation is necessary to assure access to the equipment. The telephone number of the FAX receiver is (202) 663–4114. (This is not a toll-free 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 telephone numbers.) PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72585 Instead of sending written comments to the EEOC, you may submit comments and attachments 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, except as noted below. The EEOC reserves the right to refrain from posting libelous or otherwise inappropriate comments including those that contain obscene, indecent, or profane language; that contain threats or defamatory statements; that contain hate speech directed at race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, or genetic information; or that promote or endorse services or products. All comments received, including any personal information provided, also will be available for public inspection during normal business hours by appointment only at the EEOC Headquarters’ Library, 131 M Street NE., Washington, DC 20507. Upon request, individuals who require assistance viewing comments will be provided appropriate aids 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: Jamie Price, Federal Sector Programs, Office of Federal Operations, 131 M Street NE., Washington, DC 20507, (202) 663–4484 (voice); (202) 663–4593 (TTY). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 26, 2010, President Obama issued Executive Order 13548, which directs Executive departments and agencies (hereafter ‘‘agencies’’) to improve their efforts to employ Federal workers with disabilities through increased recruitment, hiring, and retention of these individuals. OPM, in consultation with the White House (including the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Department of Labor (DOL), and the EEOC has developed, as required by the E.O. 13548, model recruitment and hiring strategies for agencies to use to increase their employment of individuals with disabilities. The strategies include collecting, maintaining, and analyzing applicant flow data and examining existing recruitment programs and hiring practices to identify and eliminate any barriers to recruiting/ hiring individuals with disabilities and, in particular, individuals with targeted disabilities. The EEOC’s Demographic E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1 72586 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 203 / Thursday, October 20, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Information on Federal Job Applicants form (OMB No. 3046–0046) is intended for use by federal agencies in gathering data on the race, ethnicity, sex, and disability status of job applicants. This form is used by the EEOC and other agencies to gauge progress and trends over time with respect to equal employment opportunity goals. Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, and OMB regulation 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), the Commission solicits public comment to enable it to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed data collection tool will have practical utility by enabling a federal agency to determine whether recruitment activities are effectively reaching all segments of the relevant labor pool in compliance with the laws enforced by the Commission and whether the agency’s selection procedures allow all applicants to compete on a level playing field regardless of race, national origin, sex or disability status; (2) 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; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on applicants for federal employees who choose 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 Oct 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 Overview of This Information Collection Collection Title: Demographic Information on Federal Job Applicants. OMB Control No.: 3046–0046. Description of Affected Public: Individuals submitting applications for federal employment. Number of Annual Responses: 5,800. Estimated Time per Response: 3 minutes. Total Annual Burden Hours: 290.1 Annual Federal Cost: None. Abstract: Under section 717 of Title VII and 501 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Commission is charged with reviewing and approving federal agencies plans to affirmatively address potential discrimination before it occurs. Pursuant to such oversight responsibilities, the Commission has established systems to monitor compliance with Title VII and the Rehabilitation Act by requiring federal agencies to evaluate their employment practices through the collection and analysis of data on the race, national origin, sex and disability status of applicants for both permanent and temporary employment. Several federal agencies (or components of such agencies) have previously obtained separate OMB approval for the use of forms collecting data on the race, national origin, sex, and disability status of applicants. In order to avoid unnecessary duplication of effort and a proliferation of forms, the EEOC seeks an extension of the approval of a common form to be used by all federal agencies. Response by applicants is optional. The information obtained will be used by federal agencies only for evaluating 1 This total is calculated as follows: 5,800 annual responses × 3 minutes per response = 17,400 minutes. 17,400/60 = 290 hours. PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 whether an agency’s recruitment activities are effectively reaching all segments of the relevant labor pool and whether the agency’s selection procedures allow all applicants to compete on a level playing field regardless of race, national origin, sex, or disability status. The voluntary responses are treated in a highly confidential manner and play no part in the job selection process. The information is not provided to any panel rating the applications, to selecting officials, to anyone who can affect the application, or to the public. Rather, the information is used in summary form to determine trends over many selections within a given occupational or organization area. No information from the form is entered into an official personnel file. Burden Statement: Because of the predominant use of online application systems, which require only pointing and clicking on the selected responses, and because the form requests only eight questions regarding basic information, the EEOC estimates that an applicant can complete the form in approximately 3 minutes or less. Based on past experience, we expect that 5,800 applicants will choose to complete the form. Upon approval of this common form by OMB, federal agencies may request OMB approval to use this common form without having to publish notices and request public comments for 60 and 30 days. Each agency must account for the burden associated with their use of the common form. Dated: October 14, 2016. For the Commission. Jenny R. Yang, Chair. BILLING CODE 6570–01–P E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 203 / Thursday, October 20, 2016 / Notices DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS 72587 OMB No.: Expiration Date: Vacancy Announcement No.: Position Title: YOUR PRIVACY IS PROTECTED This information is used to determine if our equal employment opportunity efforts are reaching all segments of the population, consistent with Federal equal employment opportunity laws. Responses to these questions are voluntary. Your responses will not be shown to the panel rating the applications, to the official selecting an applicant for a position, or to anyone else who can affect your application. This form will not be placed in your Personnel file nor will it be provided to your supervisors in your employing office should you be hired. The aggregate information collected through this form will be kept private to the extent permitted by law. See the Privacy Act Statement below for more information. Completion of this form is voluntary. No individual personnel selections are made based on this information. There will be no impact on your application if you choose not to answer any of these questions. Thank you for helping us to provide better service. 1. How did you learn about this position? (Check One): D D o o D D o D D D u o Agency Internet Site recruitment Private Employment Web Site Other Internet Site Job Fair Newspaper or magazine Agency or other Federal government on campus School or college counselor or other official Friend or relative working for this agency Private Employment Office Agency Human Resources Department (bulletin board or other announcement) Federal, State, or Local Job Information Center Other 2. Sex (Check One): o o Male Female 3. Ethnicity (Check One): mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES o VerDate Sep<11>2014 Hispanic or Latino- a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. Not Hispanic or Latino 16:40 Oct 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1 EN20OC16.000</GPH> D 72588 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 203 / Thursday, October 20, 2016 / Notices 4. Race (Check all that apply): D D D D D American Indian or Alaska Native- a person having origins in any of the original peoples of North or South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment. Asian- a person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent, including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, or Vietnam. Black or African American- a person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander- a person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific islands. White- a person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa. 5. Disability/Serious Health Condition The next questions address disability and serious health conditions. Your responses will ensure that our outreach and recruitment policies are reaching a wide range of individuals with physical or mental conditions. Consider your answers without the use of medication and aids (except eyeglasses) or the help of another person. A. o o o o o u o o o o o o o Do you have any of the following? Check all boxes that apply to you: Deaf or serious difficulty hearing Blind or serious difficulty seeing even when wearing glasses Missing an arm, leg, hand, or foot Paralysis: Partial or complete paralysis (any cause) Significant Disfigurement: for example, severe disfigurements caused by burns, wounds, accidents, or congenital disorders Significant Mobility Impairment: for example, uses a wheelchair, scooter, walker or uses a leg brace to walk Significant Psychiatric Disorder: for example, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD, or major depression Intellectual Disability (formerly described as mental retardation) Developmental Disability: for example, cerebral palsy or autism spectrum disorder Traumatic Brain Injury Dwarfism Epilepsy or other seizure disorder Other disability or serious health condition: for example, diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, anxiety disorder, or HIV infection; a learning disability, a speech impairment, or a hearing impairment If you did not select one of the options above, please indicate whether. o o None of the conditions listed above apply to me. I do not wish to answer questions regarding disability/health conditions. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 Oct 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1 EN20OC16.001</GPH> mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES If you have indicated that you have one of the above conditions, you may be eligible to apply under Schedule A Hiring Authority. For more information, please see http://www.opm.gov/policy-dataoversight/disability-employment/hiring/#uri=Schedule-A-Hiring-Authority . Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 203 / Thursday, October 20, 2016 / Notices 72589 If an applicant checks the box for "other disability or serious health condition," the applicant will be taken to Section A.1. A.1. Other Disability or Serious Health Condition (Optional) You indicated that you have a disability or a serious health condition. If you are willing, please select any of the conditions listed below that apply to you. As explained above, your responses will not be shown to the panel rating the applications, to the selecting official, or to anyone else who can affect your application. All responses will remain private to the extent permitted by law. See the Privacy Act Statement below for more information. Please check all that apply: u o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o u o o o o o o o o I do not wish to specify any condition. Alcoholism Cancer Cardiovascular or heart disease Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome, or other gastrointestinal impairment Depression, anxiety disorder, or other psychological disorder Diabetes or other metabolic disease Difficulty seeing even when wearing glasses Hearing impairment History of drug addiction (but not currently using illegal drugs) HIV Infection/AIDS or other immune disorder Kidney dysfunction: for example, requires dialysis Learning disabilities or ADHD Liver disease: for example, hepatitis or cirrhosis Lupus, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, or other autoimmune disorder Morbid obesity Nervous system disorder: for example, migraine headaches, Parkinson's disease, or multiple sclerosis Non-paralytic orthopedic impairments: for example, chronic pain, stiffness, weakness in bones or joints, or some loss of ability to use parts of the body Orthopedic impairments or osteo-arthritis Pulmonary or respiratory impairment: for example, asthma, chronic bronchitis, or TB Sickle cell anemia, hemophilia, or other blood disease Speech impairment Spinal abnormalities: for example, spina bifida or scoliosis Thyroid dysfunction or other endocrine disorder Other. Please identify the disability/health condition, if willing: _ _ __ PRIVACY ACT AND PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT STATEMENTS VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 Oct 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1 EN20OC16.002</GPH> mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Privacy Act Statement: This Privacy Act Statement is provided pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a (commonly known as the Privacy Act of 1974). The authority for this form is 5 U.S. C. 7201, which provides that the Office of Personnel Management shall implement a minority recruitment program, by the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures, 29 C.F.R. Part 1607.4, which requires collection of demographic data to determine if a selection procedure has an unlawful disparate impact, and by Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which requires federal agencies to prepare affirmative action plans for the hiring and advancement of people with disabilities. Data relating to an individual applicant are not provided to selecting officials. This form will be seen by Human Resource personnel in the Office of Personnel Management (who are not involved in considering an applicant for a particular job) and by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission officials who will receive aggregate, non-identifiable data from the Office of Personnel Management derived from this form. Purpose and Routine Uses: The aggregate, non-identifiable information summarizing all applicants for a position will be used by the Office of Personnel Management and by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to determine if the 72590 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 203 / Thursday, October 20, 2016 / Notices BILLING CODE 6570–01–C FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–0865] Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 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 Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collections. 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 OMB 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 OMB control number. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 Oct 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 Written PRA comments should be submitted on or before December 19, 2016. 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 Cathy Williams, FCC, via email PRA@ fcc.gov and to Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information about the information collection, contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418–2918. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control No.: 3060–0865. Title: Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Universal Licensing System Recordkeeping and Third Party Disclosure Requirements. Form No.: N/A. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities, Individuals or households, Not-for-profit institutions, and State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents and Responses: 62,490 respondents; 168,908 responses. Estimated Time per Response: .166 hours (10 minutes)—4 hours. Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping and third-party disclosure requirements; on occasion reporting requirement. Obligation To Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. 154(i) and 309(j). Total Annual Burden: 88,927 hours. Annual Cost Burden: None. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: Yes. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: This information collection contains personally identifiable information (PII). The FCC has a system of records notice (SORN), FCC/WTB–1, ‘‘Wireless Services Licensing Records,’’ to cover the collection, maintenance, use(s), and destruction of this PII, which respondents may provide to the FCC as PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 part of the information collection requirement(s). This SORN was published in the Federal Register on April 5, 2006 (71 FR 17234, 17269). Needs and Uses: The Commission will submit this information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as an extension after this 60 day comment period to obtain the full threeyear clearance from them. The purpose of this information collection is to continually streamline *64498 and simplify processes for wireless applicants and licensees, who previously used a myriad of forms for various wireless services and types of requests, in order to provide the Commission information that has been collected in separate databases, each for a different group of services. Such processes have resulted in unreliable reporting, duplicate filings for the same licensees/applicants, and higher cost burdens to licensees/applicants. By streamlining the Universal Licensing System (ULS), the Commission eliminates the filing of duplicative applications for wireless carriers; increases the accuracy and reliability of licensing information; and enables all wireless applicants and licensees to file all licensing-related applications and other filings electronically, thus increasing the speed and efficiency of the application process. The ULS also benefits wireless applicants/licensees by reducing the cost of preparing applications, and speeds up the licensing process in that the Commission can introduce new entrants more quickly into this already competitive industry. Finally, ULS enhances the availability of licensing information to the public, which has access to all publicly available wireless licensing information on-line, including maps depicting a licensee’s geographic service area. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Office of the Secretary. 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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION


Agency Information Collection Activities

AGENCY: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

ACTION: Notice of Information Collection--Extension without Change: 
Demographic Information on Applicants for Federal Employment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Equal 
Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC or Commission) announces that 
it intends to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a 
request for a three-year extension of the Demographic Information on 
Federal Job Applicants, OMB No. 3046-0046.

DATES: Written comments on this notice must be submitted on or before 
December 19, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to Bernadette Wilson, Acting 
Executive Officer, Executive Secretariat, Equal Employment Opportunity 
Commission, 131 M Street NE., Washington, DC 20507. As a convenience to 
commenters, the Executive Secretariat will accept comments totaling six 
or fewer pages by facsimile (``FAX'') machine. This limitation is 
necessary to assure access to the equipment. The telephone number of 
the FAX receiver is (202) 663-4114. (This is not a toll-free 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 telephone numbers.) Instead of sending written 
comments to the EEOC, you may submit comments and attachments 
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, except 
as noted below. The EEOC reserves the right to refrain from posting 
libelous or otherwise inappropriate comments including those that 
contain obscene, indecent, or profane language; that contain threats or 
defamatory statements; that contain hate speech directed at race, 
color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, or genetic 
information; or that promote or endorse services or products. All 
comments received, including any personal information provided, also 
will be available for public inspection during normal business hours by 
appointment only at the EEOC Headquarters' Library, 131 M Street NE., 
Washington, DC 20507. Upon request, individuals who require assistance 
viewing comments will be provided appropriate aids 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: Jamie Price, Federal Sector Programs, 
Office of Federal Operations, 131 M Street NE., Washington, DC 20507, 
(202) 663-4484 (voice); (202) 663-4593 (TTY).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 26, 2010, President Obama issued 
Executive Order 13548, which directs Executive departments and agencies 
(hereafter ``agencies'') to improve their efforts to employ Federal 
workers with disabilities through increased recruitment, hiring, and 
retention of these individuals. OPM, in consultation with the White 
House (including the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the 
Department of Labor (DOL), and the EEOC has developed, as required by 
the E.O. 13548, model recruitment and hiring strategies for agencies to 
use to increase their employment of individuals with disabilities. The 
strategies include collecting, maintaining, and analyzing applicant 
flow data and examining existing recruitment programs and hiring 
practices to identify and eliminate any barriers to recruiting/hiring 
individuals with disabilities and, in particular, individuals with 
targeted disabilities. The EEOC's Demographic

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Information on Federal Job Applicants form (OMB No. 3046-0046) is 
intended for use by federal agencies in gathering data on the race, 
ethnicity, sex, and disability status of job applicants. This form is 
used by the EEOC and other agencies to gauge progress and trends over 
time with respect to equal employment opportunity goals.
    Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 
35, and OMB regulation 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), the Commission solicits 
public comment to enable it to:
    (1) Evaluate whether the proposed data collection tool will have 
practical utility by enabling a federal agency to determine whether 
recruitment activities are effectively reaching all segments of the 
relevant labor pool in compliance with the laws enforced by the 
Commission and whether the agency's selection procedures allow all 
applicants to compete on a level playing field regardless of race, 
national origin, sex or disability status;
    (2) 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;
    (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and
    (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
applicants for federal employees who choose 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.

Overview of This Information Collection

    Collection Title: Demographic Information on Federal Job 
Applicants.
    OMB Control No.: 3046-0046.
    Description of Affected Public: Individuals submitting applications 
for federal employment.
    Number of Annual Responses: 5,800.
    Estimated Time per Response: 3 minutes.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 290.\1\
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x 3 minutes per response = 17,400 minutes. 17,400/60 = 290 hours.
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    Annual Federal Cost: None.
    Abstract: Under section 717 of Title VII and 501 of the 
Rehabilitation Act, the Commission is charged with reviewing and 
approving federal agencies plans to affirmatively address potential 
discrimination before it occurs. Pursuant to such oversight 
responsibilities, the Commission has established systems to monitor 
compliance with Title VII and the Rehabilitation Act by requiring 
federal agencies to evaluate their employment practices through the 
collection and analysis of data on the race, national origin, sex and 
disability status of applicants for both permanent and temporary 
employment.
    Several federal agencies (or components of such agencies) have 
previously obtained separate OMB approval for the use of forms 
collecting data on the race, national origin, sex, and disability 
status of applicants. In order to avoid unnecessary duplication of 
effort and a proliferation of forms, the EEOC seeks an extension of the 
approval of a common form to be used by all federal agencies.
    Response by applicants is optional. The information obtained will 
be used by federal agencies only for evaluating whether an agency's 
recruitment activities are effectively reaching all segments of the 
relevant labor pool and whether the agency's selection procedures allow 
all applicants to compete on a level playing field regardless of race, 
national origin, sex, or disability status. The voluntary responses are 
treated in a highly confidential manner and play no part in the job 
selection process. The information is not provided to any panel rating 
the applications, to selecting officials, to anyone who can affect the 
application, or to the public. Rather, the information is used in 
summary form to determine trends over many selections within a given 
occupational or organization area. No information from the form is 
entered into an official personnel file.
    Burden Statement: Because of the predominant use of online 
application systems, which require only pointing and clicking on the 
selected responses, and because the form requests only eight questions 
regarding basic information, the EEOC estimates that an applicant can 
complete the form in approximately 3 minutes or less. Based on past 
experience, we expect that 5,800 applicants will choose to complete the 
form.
    Upon approval of this common form by OMB, federal agencies may 
request OMB approval to use this common form without having to publish 
notices and request public comments for 60 and 30 days. Each agency 
must account for the burden associated with their use of the common 
form.

    Dated: October 14, 2016.

    For the Commission.
Jenny R. Yang,
Chair.
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