Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Reemployment of Unemployment Insurance (UI) Benefit Recipients, 13856-13857 [2017-05177]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES2 13856 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 49 / Wednesday, March 15, 2017 / Notices Agency (SWA) or through willful misrepresentation or error by the claimant or others; (2) deter claimants from obtaining benefits through willful misrepresentation; and (3) recover benefits overpaid. The ETA 227 is used to determine whether SWAs meet these requirements. The ETA 227 contains data on the number and amounts of fraud and nonfraud overpayments established, the methods by which overpayments were detected, the amounts and methods by which overpayments were collected, the amounts of overpayments waived and written off, the accounts receivable for overpayments outstanding, and data on criminal/civil actions. These data are gathered by 53 SWAs and reported to the Department of Labor following the end of each calendar quarter. The overall effectiveness of SWAs’ UI integrity efforts can be determined by examining and analyzing the data. These data are also used by SWAs as a management tool for effective UI program administration. 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. Interested parties are encouraged to provide comments to the contact shown in the ADDRESSES section. Comments must be written to receive consideration, and they will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval of the final ICR. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention Overpayment Detection and Recovery Activities, OMB control number 1205–0187. Submitted comments will also be a matter of public record for this ICR and posted on the Internet, without redaction. The DOL encourages commenters not to include personally identifiable information, confidential business data, or other sensitive statements/information in any comments. The DOL 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Mar 14, 2017 Jkt 241001 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. Agency: DOL–ETA. Type of Review: Extension without changes. Title of Collection: Overpayment Detection and Recovery Activities. Form: ETA 227. OMB Control Number: 1205–0187. Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies. Estimated Number of Respondents: 53. Frequency: Quarterly. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 212. Estimated Average Time per Response: 14 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,968. Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). Byron Zuidema, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor. [FR Doc. 2017–05173 Filed 3–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Reemployment of Unemployment Insurance (UI) Benefit Recipients ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Reemployment of UI Benefit Recipients.’’ This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). DATES: Consideration will be given to all written comments received by May 15, 2017. 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 by contacting Valerie Rodall by telephone at 202–693– 3194, TTY 1–877–889–5627 (these are not toll-free numbers), or by email at Rodall.Valerie.J@dol.gov. Submit written comments about, or requests for a copy of, this ICR by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Unemployment Insurance, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room S– 4519, Washington, DC 20210; by email at Rodall.Valerie.J@dol.gov; or by fax at 202–693–3975. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The DOL, as part of continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information before submitting them to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for final approval. This program helps to ensure 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 can be properly assessed. Under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), the Department’s Strategic Plan is an integral part of the budget process. Among the purposes of the GPRA are to improve Federal program effectiveness and public accountability by focusing on program results, service quality, and customer satisfaction. Strategic Objective 4.1 in the Department’s fiscal year (FY) 2014–2018 Strategic Plan is to provide income support when work is impossible or unavailable and facilitate return to work, which focuses on improving the operational performance and effectiveness of the Federal/state UI program. This goal is supported in part by the performance measure indicating the percentage of UI claimants reemployed by the end of the first quarter after the quarter in which they received their initial first UI benefit payment. ETA collects the data to measure the facilitation of E:\FR\FM\15MRN1.SGM 15MRN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES2 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 49 / Wednesday, March 15, 2017 / Notices reemployment of UI benefit recipients through the ETA 9047 report. OMB approved the Department’s request to begin collecting UI reemployment data through the ETA 9047 report on July 26, 2005. This data collection was renewed in 2014 through September 30, 2017. ETA has also included UI reemployment as a performance measure for UI Performs, the Department’s performance management system for the UI program. Per UI Program Letter (UIPL) No. 17–08 (May 14, 2008), Acceptable Levels of Performance (ALP), the minimum performance criteria for UI Performs Core Measures are set annually for each state. The ALPs take into account a state’s total unemployment rate and the percentage of UI claimants who are exempt from active work search or Employment Service (ES) registration requirements because they are jobattached. Analyses of the data indicate that UI reemployment is strongly related to these two factors. Each calendar quarter, states report on the ETA 9047 report separate counts for individuals receiving their first UI payments who are exempt from active work search or ES registration requirements, in most cases because they are job-attached with definite recall dates, and those not exempt from active work search or ES registration requirements. States also report on the ETA 9047 report the number of those first payment recipients for whom intrastate or out-ofstate employers reported wages in the subsequent quarter. States obtain these counts by crossmatching the Social Security Numbers (SSNs) of claimants who received UI first payments with the UI wage records for the subsequent calendar quarter. ETA issued instructions on obtaining out-of-state reemployment data through matching the SSNs of UI first payment recipients with UI wage records in the National Directory of New Hires in UIPL No. 1– 06, Change 1 (August 2, 2006). 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. Interested parties are encouraged to provide comments to the contact shown VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Mar 14, 2017 Jkt 241001 in the ADDRESSES section. Comments must be written to receive consideration, and they will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval of the final ICR. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention Reemployment of UI Benefit Recipient, OMB control number 1205– 0452. Submitted comments will also be a matter of public record for this ICR and posted on the Internet, without redaction. The DOL encourages commenters not to include personally identifiable information, confidential business data, or other sensitive statements/information in any comments. The DOL 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. Type of Review: Extension without changes. Title of Collection: Reemployment of Unemployment Insurance Benefit Recipients. Form: ETA 9047. OMB Control Number: 1205–0452. Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies (SWAs). Estimated Number of Respondents: 53. Frequency: Quarterly. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 212. Estimated Average Time per Response: 10 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,120 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0. PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13857 Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). Byron Zuidema, Deputy Assistance Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor. [FR Doc. 2017–05177 Filed 3–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Interstate Arrangement for Combining Employment and Wages ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Interstate Arrangement for Combining Employment and Wages.’’ This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). SUMMARY: Consideration will be given to all written comments received by May 15, 2017. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documents; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free by contacting Corey Pitts by telephone at 202–693– 3357, TTY 1–877–889–5627 (these are not a toll-free numbers), or by email at Pitts.Corey@dol.gov. Submit written comments about, or request a copy of, this ICR by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Unemployment Insurance, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Frances Perkins Bldg. Room S–4524, Washington, DC 20210; by email at: Pitts.Corey@dol.gov; or by fax at 202– 693–3975. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The DOL, as part of continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information before submitting them to the OMB for final approval. This program helps to DATES: E:\FR\FM\15MRN1.SGM 15MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 
Reemployment of Unemployment Insurance (UI) Benefit Recipients

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training 
Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed 
extension for the authority to conduct the information collection 
request (ICR) titled, ``Reemployment of UI Benefit Recipients.'' This 
comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce 
paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).

DATES: Consideration will be given to all written comments received by 
May 15, 2017.

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 by 
contacting Valerie Rodall by telephone at 202-693-3194, TTY 1-877-889-
5627 (these are not toll-free numbers), or by email at 
Rodall.Valerie.J@dol.gov.
    Submit written comments about, or requests for a copy of, this ICR 
by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and 
Training Administration, Office of Unemployment Insurance, 200 
Constitution Avenue NW., Room S-4519, Washington, DC 20210; by email at 
Rodall.Valerie.J@dol.gov; or by fax at 202-693-3975.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The DOL, as part of continuing efforts to 
reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance 
consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies 
an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of 
information before submitting them to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for final approval. This program helps to ensure 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 can be properly 
assessed.
    Under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), 
the Department's Strategic Plan is an integral part of the budget 
process. Among the purposes of the GPRA are to improve Federal program 
effectiveness and public accountability by focusing on program results, 
service quality, and customer satisfaction.
    Strategic Objective 4.1 in the Department's fiscal year (FY) 2014-
2018 Strategic Plan is to provide income support when work is 
impossible or unavailable and facilitate return to work, which focuses 
on improving the operational performance and effectiveness of the 
Federal/state UI program. This goal is supported in part by the 
performance measure indicating the percentage of UI claimants 
reemployed by the end of the first quarter after the quarter in which 
they received their initial first UI benefit payment. ETA collects the 
data to measure the facilitation of

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reemployment of UI benefit recipients through the ETA 9047 report. OMB 
approved the Department's request to begin collecting UI reemployment 
data through the ETA 9047 report on July 26, 2005. This data collection 
was renewed in 2014 through September 30, 2017.
    ETA has also included UI reemployment as a performance measure for 
UI Performs, the Department's performance management system for the UI 
program. Per UI Program Letter (UIPL) No. 17-08 (May 14, 2008), 
Acceptable Levels of Performance (ALP), the minimum performance 
criteria for UI Performs Core Measures are set annually for each state. 
The ALPs take into account a state's total unemployment rate and the 
percentage of UI claimants who are exempt from active work search or 
Employment Service (ES) registration requirements because they are job-
attached. Analyses of the data indicate that UI reemployment is 
strongly related to these two factors.
    Each calendar quarter, states report on the ETA 9047 report 
separate counts for individuals receiving their first UI payments who 
are exempt from active work search or ES registration requirements, in 
most cases because they are job-attached with definite recall dates, 
and those not exempt from active work search or ES registration 
requirements.
    States also report on the ETA 9047 report the number of those first 
payment recipients for whom intrastate or out-of-state employers 
reported wages in the subsequent quarter. States obtain these counts by 
crossmatching the Social Security Numbers (SSNs) of claimants who 
received UI first payments with the UI wage records for the subsequent 
calendar quarter. ETA issued instructions on obtaining out-of-state 
reemployment data through matching the SSNs of UI first payment 
recipients with UI wage records in the National Directory of New Hires 
in UIPL No. 1-06, Change 1 (August 2, 2006).
    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.
    Interested parties are encouraged to provide comments to the 
contact shown in the ADDRESSES section. Comments must be written to 
receive consideration, and they will be summarized and included in the 
request for OMB approval of the final ICR. In order to help ensure 
appropriate consideration, comments should mention Reemployment of UI 
Benefit Recipient, OMB control number 1205-0452.
    Submitted comments will also be a matter of public record for this 
ICR and posted on the Internet, without redaction. The DOL encourages 
commenters not to include personally identifiable information, 
confidential business data, or other sensitive statements/information 
in any comments.
    The DOL 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.
    Type of Review: Extension without changes.
    Title of Collection: Reemployment of Unemployment Insurance Benefit 
Recipients.
    Form: ETA 9047.
    OMB Control Number: 1205-0452.
    Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies (SWAs).
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 53.
    Frequency: Quarterly.
    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 212.
    Estimated Average Time per Response: 10 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,120 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0.

    Authority:  44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A).

Byron Zuidema,
Deputy Assistance Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor.
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