Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Unemployment Insurance (UI) State Quality Service Plan (SQSP) Planning and Reporting Guidelines, 26713-26714 [2017-11843]

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[FR Doc. 2017–11845 Filed 6–7–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Unemployment Insurance (UI) State Quality Service Plan (SQSP) Planning and Reporting Guidelines 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, ‘‘Unemployment Insurance (UI) State Quality Service Plan (SQSP) Planning and Reporting Guidelines.’’ 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 August 7, 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 Delores Ferrell by telephone at 202– 693–3183, TTY 1–877–889–5627 (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at ferrell.delores@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 DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26713 Administration, Office of Unemployment Insurance, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room S– 4519, Washington, DC 20210; by email: ferrell.delores@dol.gov; or by Fax 202– 693–3975. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). 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 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. The SQSP represents an approach to the unemployment insurance performance management and planning process that allows for an exchange of information between the Federal and state partners to enhance the ability of the program to reflect the joint commitment to performance excellence and client-centered services. As part of UI Performs, a comprehensive performance management system implemented in 1995 for the UI program, the SQSP is the principal vehicle that state UI agencies use to plan, record, and manage program improvement efforts as they strive for excellence in service. The SQSP, which serves as the State Plan for the UI program, also serves as the grant document through which states receive Federal UI administrative funding. The statutory basis for the SQSP is Title III, Section 302 of the Social Security Act, which authorizes the Secretary of Labor to provide funds to administer the UI programs, and Sections 303 (a) (8) and (9) which govern the expenditures of those funds. The SQSP represents an approach to tie program performance with the budget and planning process. 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1 asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES 26714 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 109 / Thursday, June 8, 2017 / Notices 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 OMB control number 1205– 0132. 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 Change. Title of Collection: Unemployment Insurance (UI) State Quality Service Plan (SQSP) Planning and Reporting Guidelines. Form: ET Handbook No. 336, 18th Edition. OMB Control Number: 1205–0132. Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies. Estimated Number of Respondents: 53. Frequency: Biannual, Annual, and Quarterly. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 747. Estimated Average Time per Response: 4.32 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,226 hours. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:24 Jun 07, 2017 Jkt 241001 Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0. Byron Zuidema, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor. [FR Doc. 2017–11843 Filed 6–7–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Quarterly Narrative Progress Report, Employment and Training Supplemental Budget Request Activities 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, ‘‘Quarterly Narrative Progress Report, Employment and Training Supplemental Budget Request Activities.’’ 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 August 7, 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 Brad Wiggins by telephone at (202) 693–3029, TTY 1–877–889–5627 (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at wiggins.brad@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– 4524, Washington, DC 20210; by email: wiggins.brad@dol.gov; or by Fax (202) 693–3229. SUMMARY: Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information before submitting them to the 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. The ETA National and regional offices use the Quarterly Narrative Progress Report, Employment and Training Supplemental Budget Request Activities, to monitor the progress of State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) in implementing supplemental grant projects. ETA provides supplemental grants for SWAs to prevent and detect improper benefit payments, improve state performance, and address outdated Information Technology (IT) system infrastructures. ETA implements these projects through Unemployment Insurance (UI) Supplemental Budget Request (SBR) grants, Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessments (RESEA) grants, and Dislocated Worker Grants (DWGs) to states for demonstration and special projects such as Reemployment and Systems Integration (RSI). This information collection includes the funded project/ activity, the targeted start and completion dates for the project/ activity, and the quarterly implementation status. These data are needed for budget preparation and control; program planning and evaluation; program monitoring, oversight, and performance accountability; actuarial and program research; and for accounting to Congress and the public. Title III, Section 303(a)(6) of the Social Security Act authorizes this information collection. 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 E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 
Unemployment Insurance (UI) State Quality Service Plan (SQSP) Planning 
and Reporting Guidelines

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, ``Unemployment Insurance (UI) State Quality 
Service Plan (SQSP) Planning and Reporting Guidelines.'' 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 
August 7, 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 Delores Ferrell by telephone at 202-693-3183, TTY 1-877-889-
5627 (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at 
ferrell.delores@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: 
ferrell.delores@dol.gov; or by Fax 202-693-3975.

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

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 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.
    The SQSP represents an approach to the unemployment insurance 
performance management and planning process that allows for an exchange 
of information between the Federal and state partners to enhance the 
ability of the program to reflect the joint commitment to performance 
excellence and client-centered services. As part of UI Performs, a 
comprehensive performance management system implemented in 1995 for the 
UI program, the SQSP is the principal vehicle that state UI agencies 
use to plan, record, and manage program improvement efforts as they 
strive for excellence in service. The SQSP, which serves as the State 
Plan for the UI program, also serves as the grant document through 
which states receive Federal UI administrative funding. The statutory 
basis for the SQSP is Title III, Section 302 of the Social Security 
Act, which authorizes the Secretary of Labor to provide funds to 
administer the UI programs, and Sections 303 (a) (8) and (9) which 
govern the expenditures of those funds. The SQSP represents an approach 
to tie program performance with the budget and planning process.
    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

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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 OMB control number 
1205-0132.
    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 Change.
    Title of Collection: Unemployment Insurance (UI) State Quality 
Service Plan (SQSP) Planning and Reporting Guidelines.
    Form: ET Handbook No. 336, 18th Edition.
    OMB Control Number: 1205-0132.
    Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 53.
    Frequency: Biannual, Annual, and Quarterly.
    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 747.
    Estimated Average Time per Response: 4.32 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,226 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0.

Byron Zuidema,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor.
[FR Doc. 2017-11843 Filed 6-7-17; 8:45 am]
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