Legal Services Corporation Performance Criteria; Request for Comments on Performance Area 4, 16634 [2017-06681]

Download as PDF 16634 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 64 / Wednesday, April 5, 2017 / Notices 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. III. Current Actions The Department of Labor seeks extension of approval to collect this information collection in order to ensure that death benefits being paid are correct. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Title: Claim for Continuance of Compensation. OMB Number: 1240–0015. Agency Number: CA–12. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Total Respondents: 3,552. Total Annual Responses: 3,552. 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AGENCY: ACTION: The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is in the process of revising the Performance Criteria that LSC uses to evaluate the quality of legal assistance provided by its grantees. LSC SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:11 Apr 04, 2017 Jkt 241001 is seeking comments on the proposed changes to Performance Area 4, ‘‘Effectiveness of governance, leadership, and administration.’’ DATES: All comments must be received on or before the close of business on May 29, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Agency Web site: http://www.lsc.gov/ about-lsc/matters-comment • Email: performancecriteria@lsc.gov • Fax: (202) 337–6813 • Mail: Legal Services Corporation, 3333 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20007. Instructions: All comments should be addressed to Zoe Osterman, Project Coordinator for the Executive Office, Legal Services Corporation. Include ‘‘Revisions to Performance Area 4’’ as the heading or subject line for all comments submitted. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Zoe Osterman, ostermanz@lsc.gov, (202) 295–1617. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As an entity created and funded by Congress, LSC has the statutory responsibility to ensure that recipients of LSC funds provide economical and effective legal assistance to eligible individuals in all parts of the country, including U.S. territories. With this goal in mind, LSC adopted the Performance Criteria in 1995. LSC last revised the Performance Criteria in 2007. Beginning in 2016, LSC initiated a process to revise the Performance Criteria. LSC started with Performance Area 4, ‘‘Effectiveness of governance, leadership, and administration.’’ LSC established an internal working group and an external advisory committee comprised of board governance experts, judges, executive directors and former board members of LSC recipients, and representatives from the American Bar Association and the National Legal Aid and Defender Association. These groups worked to identify criteria within Performance Area 4 in need of revisions, best practices in nonprofit governance, and the strengths and weaknesses of proposed revisions. LSC also consulted with the advisory committee to identify the best ways to ensure recipient compliance with the Performance Criteria and the best tools for monitoring recipient board governance and leadership performance. This process culminated in the creation of charts, broken down by criteria, that show the existing indicators and the areas of inquiry LSC uses to evaluate recipients’ performance on each indicator the proposed new indicators PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and areas of inquiry, and sources of support for each proposed change. LSC now seeks public comment on the proposed changes to Performance Area 4 described in the chart. Black font indicates language in the current performance criteria and red font indicates proposed language. The charts will be available at http://www.lsc.gov/ about-lsc/matters-comment beginning March 31, 2017. LSC is following a similar process to revise Performance Criteria 1–3. Additional information and opportunity to comment on the revisions to Performance Criteria 1–3 will be provided in future Federal Register notices. Dated: March 30, 2017. Stefanie K. Davis, Assistant General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2017–06681 Filed 4–4–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7050–01–P LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION Sunshine Act Meetings The Legal Services Corporation’s Institutional Advancement Committee and Communications Sub-Committee of the Institutional Advancement Committee will meet telephonically on April 10, 2017. The meeting will commence at 3:00 p.m., EDT, and will continue until the conclusion of the Committee’s agenda. LOCATION: John N. Erlenborn Conference Room, Legal Services Corporation Headquarters, 3333 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20007. PUBLIC OBSERVATION: Members of the public who are unable to attend in person but wish to listen to the public proceedings may do so by following the telephone call-in directions provided below. CALL-IN DIRECTIONS FOR OPEN SESSIONS: • Call toll-free number: 1–866–451– 4981; • When prompted, enter the following numeric pass code: 5907707348. • Once connected to the call, your telephone line will be automatically ‘‘MUTED’’. • To participate in the meeting during public comment press #6 to ‘‘UNMUTE’’ your telephone line, once you have concluded your comments please press *6 to ‘‘MUTE’’ your line. Members of the public are asked to keep their telephones muted to eliminate background noises. To avoid disrupting the meeting, please refrain from placing the call on hold if doing so DATE AND TIME: E:\FR\FM\05APN1.SGM 05APN1

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LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION


Legal Services Corporation Performance Criteria; Request for 
Comments on Performance Area 4

AGENCY: Legal Services Corporation.

ACTION: Request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is in the process of 
revising the Performance Criteria that LSC uses to evaluate the quality 
of legal assistance provided by its grantees. LSC is seeking comments 
on the proposed changes to Performance Area 4, ``Effectiveness of 
governance, leadership, and administration.''

DATES: All comments must be received on or before the close of business 
on May 29, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:

 Agency Web site: http://www.lsc.gov/about-lsc/matters-comment
 Email: performancecriteria@lsc.gov
 Fax: (202) 337-6813
 Mail: Legal Services Corporation, 3333 K Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20007.
    Instructions: All comments should be addressed to Zoe Osterman, 
Project Coordinator for the Executive Office, Legal Services 
Corporation. Include ``Revisions to Performance Area 4'' as the heading 
or subject line for all comments submitted.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Zoe Osterman, ostermanz@lsc.gov, (202) 
295-1617.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As an entity created and funded by Congress, 
LSC has the statutory responsibility to ensure that recipients of LSC 
funds provide economical and effective legal assistance to eligible 
individuals in all parts of the country, including U.S. territories. 
With this goal in mind, LSC adopted the Performance Criteria in 1995. 
LSC last revised the Performance Criteria in 2007.
    Beginning in 2016, LSC initiated a process to revise the 
Performance Criteria. LSC started with Performance Area 4, 
``Effectiveness of governance, leadership, and administration.'' LSC 
established an internal working group and an external advisory 
committee comprised of board governance experts, judges, executive 
directors and former board members of LSC recipients, and 
representatives from the American Bar Association and the National 
Legal Aid and Defender Association. These groups worked to identify 
criteria within Performance Area 4 in need of revisions, best practices 
in nonprofit governance, and the strengths and weaknesses of proposed 
revisions. LSC also consulted with the advisory committee to identify 
the best ways to ensure recipient compliance with the Performance 
Criteria and the best tools for monitoring recipient board governance 
and leadership performance. This process culminated in the creation of 
charts, broken down by criteria, that show the existing indicators and 
the areas of inquiry LSC uses to evaluate recipients' performance on 
each indicator the proposed new indicators and areas of inquiry, and 
sources of support for each proposed change.
    LSC now seeks public comment on the proposed changes to Performance 
Area 4 described in the chart. Black font indicates language in the 
current performance criteria and red font indicates proposed language. 
The charts will be available at http://www.lsc.gov/about-lsc/matters-comment beginning March 31, 2017.
    LSC is following a similar process to revise Performance Criteria 
1-3. Additional information and opportunity to comment on the revisions 
to Performance Criteria 1-3 will be provided in future Federal Register 
notices.

    Dated: March 30, 2017.
Stefanie K. Davis,
Assistant General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2017-06681 Filed 4-4-17; 8:45 am]
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