Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 27875-27876 [2017-12602]

Download as PDF 27875 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 116 / Monday, June 19, 2017 / Notices (Oregon, North Carolina, and South Carolina), Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. To our knowledge, the States that do have mandatory reporting rarely exercise their authority. The collection form’s confidentiality statement cites the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 and mentions the State mandatory reporting authority. Fax is also a significant collection mode, as 8,000 reports are collected via this method. Touchtone Data Entry is used for 7,000 reports. The balance of the sample is collected through other methods including submission of transcripts, emails, and other special arrangements. II. Current Action The Bureau of Labor Statistics 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, Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the Report on Current Employment Statistics. Automated data collection methods are now used for most of the CES sample. Approximately 139,000 reports are received through Electronic Data Interchange as of February 2017. Web data collection accounts for 48,000 reports. Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing is used to collect 73,000. III. Desired Focus of Comments Form Minutes per report Reports including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. • 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. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Title: Report on Current Employment Statistics. OMB Number: 1220–0011. Affected Public: State or local governments; Businesses or other for profit; Non-profit institutions. Frequency of response Annual responses Annual burden hours A—Mining and Logging ....................................................... B—Construction ................................................................... C—Manufacturing ................................................................ E—Service Providing Industries .......................................... G—Public Administration ..................................................... S—Education ....................................................................... Fax790 A,B,C,E,G,S ............................................................ 1,283 11,503 9,837 195,448 60,382 11,025 8,205 10 10 10 10 6 6 10 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 15,396 138,036 118,044 2,345,376 724,584 132,300 98,460 2,566 23,006 19,674 390,896 72,458 13,230 16,410 Total .............................................................................. 297,683 ........................ ........................ 3,572,196 538,240 Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0 Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $0 Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they also will become a matter of public record. Signed at Washington, DC, this 12th day of June 2017. Eric P. Molina, Acting Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics. [FR Doc. 2017–12598 Filed 6–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Bureau of Labor Statistics Proposed Collection; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:09 Jun 16, 2017 Jkt 241001 program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95). This program helps to ensure that 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 on respondents can be properly assessed. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed reinstatement of the ‘‘Current Population Survey (CPS) Displaced Worker, Job Tenure, and Occupational Mobility Supplement’’ to be conducted in January 2018 and January 2020. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the Addresses section of this notice. Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice on or before August 18, 2017. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Send comments to Erin Good, BLS Clearance Officer, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 4080, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE., Washington, DC 20212. Written comments may also be transmitted by fax to 202–691–5111 (this is not a toll free number). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erin Good, BLS Clearance Officer, 202–691– 7763 (this is not a toll-free number). (See ADDRESSES section.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Background The CPS Displaced Worker, Job Tenure, and Occupational Mobility Supplement is conducted biennially and was last collected in January 2016. This supplement will gather information on workers who have lost or left their jobs because their plant or company closed or moved, there was insufficient work for them to do, or their position or shift was abolished. Data will be collected on the extent to which displaced workers received advance notice of job cutbacks or the closing of their plant or business. For those workers who have been reemployed, the E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1 27876 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 116 / Monday, June 19, 2017 / Notices supplement will gather data on the types of jobs they found and will compare current earnings with those from the lost job. The incidence and nature of occupational changes in the preceding year will be queried. The survey also probes for the length of time workers (including those who have not been displaced) have been with their current employer. Additional data to be collected include information on the receipt of unemployment compensation, the loss of health insurance coverage, and the length of time spent without a job. Because this supplement is part of the CPS, the same detailed demographic information collected in the CPS will be available on respondents to the supplement. Comparisons will be possible across characteristics such as sex, race and ethnicity, age, and educational attainment of the respondent. The information collected by this survey will be used to determine the size and nature of the population affected by job displacements and the needs and scope of programs serving adult displaced workers. It also will be used to assess employment stability by determining the length of time workers have been with their current employer and estimating the incidence of occupational change over the course of a year. Combining the questions on displacement, job tenure, and occupational mobility will enable analysts to obtain a more complete picture of employment stability. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES II. Current Action Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the CPS Displaced Worker, Job Tenure, and Occupational Mobility Supplement to the CPS. A reinstatement, without change, of this previously approved collection, for which approval has expired, is needed to provide the Nation with timely information about displaced workers, job tenure, and occupational mobility. III. Desired Focus of Comments The Bureau of Labor Statistics 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:09 Jun 16, 2017 Jkt 241001 • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. • 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. Type of Review: Reinstatement, without change, of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired. Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Title: CPS Displaced Worker, Job Tenure, and Occupational Mobility Supplement. OMB Number: 1220–0104. Affected Public: Households. Total Respondents: 53,000. Frequency: Biennially. Total Responses: 53,000. Average Time per Response: 8 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 7,067 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $0. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they also will become a matter of public record. Signed at Washington, DC, this 13th day of June, 2017. Kimberley Hill, Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics. [FR Doc. 2017–12602 Filed 6–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION [NARA–2017–051] Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). ACTION: Notice of availability of proposed records schedules; request for comments. AGENCY: The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) publishes notice at least once monthly of certain Federal agency requests for records disposition authority (records schedules). Once approved by NARA, records schedules provide mandatory SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 instructions on what happens to records when agencies no longer need them for current Government business. The records schedules authorize agencies to preserve records of continuing value in the National Archives of the United States and to destroy, after a specified period, records lacking administrative, legal, research, or other value. NARA publishes notice in the Federal Register for records schedules in which agencies propose to destroy records they no longer need to conduct agency business. NARA invites public comments on such records schedules. DATES: NARA must receive requests for copies in writing by July 19, 2017. Once NARA finishes appraising the records, we will send you a copy of the schedule you requested. We usually prepare appraisal memoranda that contain additional information concerning the records covered by a proposed schedule. You may also request these. If you do, we will also provide them once we have completed the appraisal. You have 30 days after we send to you these requested documents in which to submit comments. ADDRESSES: You may request a copy of any records schedule identified in this notice by contacting Records Appraisal and Agency Assistance (ACRA) using one of the following means: Mail: NARA (ACRA); 8601 Adelphi Road; College Park, MD 20740–6001. Email: request.schedule@nara.gov. FAX: 301–837–3698. You must cite the control number, which appears in parentheses after the name of the agency that submitted the schedule, and a mailing address. If you would like an appraisal report, please include that in your request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Margaret Hawkins, Director, by mail at Records Appraisal and Agency Assistance (ACRA); National Archives and Records Administration; 8601 Adelphi Road; College Park, MD 20740– 6001, by phone at 301–837–1799, or by email at request.schedule@nara.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NARA publishes notice in the Federal Register for records schedules they no longer need to conduct agency business. NARA invites public comments on such records schedules, as required by 44 U.S.C. 3303a(a). Each year, Federal agencies create billions of records on paper, film, magnetic tape, and other media. To control this accumulation, agency records managers prepare schedules proposing records retention periods and submit these schedules for NARA’s approval. These schedules provide for timely transfer into the National E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 116 (Monday, June 19, 2017)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2017-12602]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Bureau of Labor Statistics


Proposed Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to 
reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance 
consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies 
with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing 
collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (PRA95). This program helps to ensure that 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 on respondents 
can be properly assessed. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is 
soliciting comments concerning the proposed reinstatement of the 
``Current Population Survey (CPS) Displaced Worker, Job Tenure, and 
Occupational Mobility Supplement'' to be conducted in January 2018 and 
January 2020. A copy of the proposed information collection request 
(ICR) can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the 
Addresses section of this notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
ADDRESSES section of this notice on or before August 18, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to Erin Good, BLS Clearance Officer, Division 
of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 4080, 2 
Massachusetts Avenue NE., Washington, DC 20212. Written comments may 
also be transmitted by fax to 202-691-5111 (this is not a toll free 
number).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erin Good, BLS Clearance Officer, 202-
691-7763 (this is not a toll-free number). (See ADDRESSES section.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    The CPS Displaced Worker, Job Tenure, and Occupational Mobility 
Supplement is conducted biennially and was last collected in January 
2016.
    This supplement will gather information on workers who have lost or 
left their jobs because their plant or company closed or moved, there 
was insufficient work for them to do, or their position or shift was 
abolished. Data will be collected on the extent to which displaced 
workers received advance notice of job cutbacks or the closing of their 
plant or business. For those workers who have been reemployed, the

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supplement will gather data on the types of jobs they found and will 
compare current earnings with those from the lost job. The incidence 
and nature of occupational changes in the preceding year will be 
queried. The survey also probes for the length of time workers 
(including those who have not been displaced) have been with their 
current employer. Additional data to be collected include information 
on the receipt of unemployment compensation, the loss of health 
insurance coverage, and the length of time spent without a job.
    Because this supplement is part of the CPS, the same detailed 
demographic information collected in the CPS will be available on 
respondents to the supplement. Comparisons will be possible across 
characteristics such as sex, race and ethnicity, age, and educational 
attainment of the respondent.
    The information collected by this survey will be used to determine 
the size and nature of the population affected by job displacements and 
the needs and scope of programs serving adult displaced workers. It 
also will be used to assess employment stability by determining the 
length of time workers have been with their current employer and 
estimating the incidence of occupational change over the course of a 
year. Combining the questions on displacement, job tenure, and 
occupational mobility will enable analysts to obtain a more complete 
picture of employment stability.

II. Current Action

    Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the 
CPS Displaced Worker, Job Tenure, and Occupational Mobility Supplement 
to the CPS. A reinstatement, without change, of this previously 
approved collection, for which approval has expired, is needed to 
provide the Nation with timely information about displaced workers, job 
tenure, and occupational mobility.

III. Desired Focus of Comments

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics 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.
     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.
    Type of Review: Reinstatement, without change, of a previously 
approved collection for which approval has expired.
    Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics.
    Title: CPS Displaced Worker, Job Tenure, and Occupational Mobility 
Supplement.
    OMB Number: 1220-0104.
    Affected Public: Households.
    Total Respondents: 53,000.
    Frequency: Biennially.
    Total Responses: 53,000.
    Average Time per Response: 8 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 7,067 hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $0.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget 
approval of the information collection request; they also will become a 
matter of public record.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 13th day of June, 2017.
Kimberley Hill,
Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
[FR Doc. 2017-12602 Filed 6-16-17; 8:45 am]
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