Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 35953-35954 [2017-16254]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 147 / Wednesday, August 2, 2017 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0014; Docket 2017– 0053; Sequence 8] Information Collection; Statement and Acknowledgment (Standard Form 1413) Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of request for public comments regarding an extension to an existing OMB clearance. AGENCY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB) will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning statement and acknowledgment Standard Form (SF) 1413. SUMMARY: Submit comments on or before October 2, 2017. 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The form is used by the prime contractor to identify and report all applicable subcontracts (all tiers) awarded under the prime contract, identify specific scopes of work the subcontractors will be performing, subcontract award date, and subcontract number, and provide formal notification to the applicable subcontractors of the labor laws and associated clauses they are responsible for complying with. B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 30,500. Responses per Respondent: 2. Total Responses: 61,000. Hours per Response: .05. Total Burden Hours: 3,050. C. 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Please cite OMB Control No. 9000– 0014, Statement and Acknowledgment (SF 1413), in all correspondence. PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35953 Dated: July 27, 2017. Lorin S. Curit, Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy. [FR Doc. 2017–16274 Filed 8–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: Procedural Justice Informed Alternatives to Contempt (PJAC). OMB No.: 0970–NEW. Description: The Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is proposing data collection activity as part of the Procedural Justice Informed Alternatives to Contempt Demonstration (PJAC). In September 2016, OCSE issued grants to six child support agencies to provide alternative approaches to the contempt process with the goal of increasing parents’ compliance with child support orders by building trust and confidence in the child support agency and its processes. PJAC is a fiveyear project (the first year of which is dedicated to planning) that will allow grantees to learn whether incorporating principles of procedural justice into child support business practices increases reliable child support payments. In addition to increasing reliable payments, the PJAC intervention aims to reduce arrears, minimize the need for continued enforcement actions and sanctions, and reduce the inefficient use of contempt proceedings. The PJAC evaluation will yield information about the efficacy of applying procedural justice principles via a set of alternative services to the current contempt process. It will generate extensive knowledge regarding how PJAC programs operate, the effects the programs have, and whether their benefits exceed their costs. The information gathered will be critical to informing future policy decisions related to contempt. The PJAC evaluation will include the following three interconnected components or ‘‘studies’’: 1. Implementation Study. The goal of the implementation study is to provide a detailed description of the PJAC programs—how they are implemented, E:\FR\FM\02AUN1.SGM 02AUN1 35954 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 147 / Wednesday, August 2, 2017 / Notices their participants, the contexts in which they are operated, and their promising practices. The implementation study will also assess whether the PJAC interventions are implemented as intended (implementation fidelity) as well as how the treatment implemented differed from the status quo (treatment contrast). The detailed descriptions will assist in interpreting program impacts and identifying program features and conditions necessary for effective program replication or improvement. Key activities of the implementation study will include: (1) A Management Information System (MIS) for collection and analysis of program participation data to track participant engagement in PJAC activities; (2) semi-structured interviews with program staff and staff from selected community partner organizations; (3) semi-structured interviews with program participants to learn about their experiences in PJAC; and (4) a staff questionnaire to gather broader quantitative information on program implementation and staff experiences. 2. Impact Study: The goal of the impact study is to provide rigorous estimates of the effectiveness of the six programs using an experimental research design. Program applicants who are eligible for PJAC services will be randomly assigned to either a program group that is offered program services or to a control group that is not offered those services. The random assignment process will require child support program staff to complete a brief data entry protocol. The impact study will rely on administrative data from state and county child support systems, court records, criminal justice records, and data from the National Directory of New Hires. Administrative records data will be used to estimate impacts on child support payments, enforcement actions, contempt proceedings, jail stays, and employment and earnings. The impact study will also include a follow-up survey of participants that will be administered approximately 12 months after random assignment to a subset of the sample. The survey will gather information on participant experiences with the child support program and family court, family relationships, parenting and coparenting, informal child support payments, and job characteristics. In an effort to enhance response rates, the PJAC survey firm will attempt to track survey sample members at a few points over the 12-month follow-up period in order to stay in touch with them and gather updated contact information from them. 3. Benefit-Cost Study: The benefit-cost study will estimate the costs and benefits associated with the implementation and impact of the PJAC interventions. The study will examine the costs and benefits from the perspective of the government, noncustodial parents, custodial parents and their children, and society. Once measured, particular impacts or expenditures will constitute benefits or costs, depending on which analytical perspective is considered. For each of the perspectives, pertinent benefits and costs will be added together to determine the net value of the program. Key hypothesized benefits and costs to be assessed include increased PJAC intervention costs, reduced costs for contempt actions, increased payments from non-custodial parents, reduced court costs, and reduced jail time, among others. The benefit-cost study will rely on the results of the impact study, analysis of participation data from the MIS, and results of a staff time study in order to quantify various PJACrelated costs and benefits. This 30-Day Notice covers the following data collection activities: (1) Staff data entry for random assignment; (2) Study MIS to track program participation; (3) Staff and community partner interview topic guide; (4) Participant interview topic guide; and (5) Participant survey tracking letter. Respondents: Respondents for the first information collection phase include study participants and grantee staff and community partners. Specific respondents per instrument are noted in the burden table below. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument sradovich on DSKBCFCHB2PROD with NOTICES Staff data entry for random assignment .............................. Study MIS to track program participation ............................ Staff and community partner interview topic guide ............. Participant interview topic guide .......................................... Participant survey tracking letter ......................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,760. Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 330 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20201. Attention: Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. Email address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:43 Aug 01, 2017 Jkt 241001 Number of responses per respondent 120 120 150 180 3,000 150 150 2 1 3 having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Email: OIRA_ SUBMISSION@OMB.EOP.GOV, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 147 (Wednesday, August 2, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35953-35954]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-16254]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Title: Procedural Justice Informed Alternatives to Contempt (PJAC).
    OMB No.: 0970-NEW.
    Description: The Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) within 
the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is proposing data 
collection activity as part of the Procedural Justice Informed 
Alternatives to Contempt Demonstration (PJAC). In September 2016, OCSE 
issued grants to six child support agencies to provide alternative 
approaches to the contempt process with the goal of increasing parents' 
compliance with child support orders by building trust and confidence 
in the child support agency and its processes. PJAC is a five-year 
project (the first year of which is dedicated to planning) that will 
allow grantees to learn whether incorporating principles of procedural 
justice into child support business practices increases reliable child 
support payments. In addition to increasing reliable payments, the PJAC 
intervention aims to reduce arrears, minimize the need for continued 
enforcement actions and sanctions, and reduce the inefficient use of 
contempt proceedings.
    The PJAC evaluation will yield information about the efficacy of 
applying procedural justice principles via a set of alternative 
services to the current contempt process. It will generate extensive 
knowledge regarding how PJAC programs operate, the effects the programs 
have, and whether their benefits exceed their costs. The information 
gathered will be critical to informing future policy decisions related 
to contempt.
    The PJAC evaluation will include the following three interconnected 
components or ``studies'':
    1. Implementation Study. The goal of the implementation study is to 
provide a detailed description of the PJAC programs--how they are 
implemented,

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their participants, the contexts in which they are operated, and their 
promising practices. The implementation study will also assess whether 
the PJAC interventions are implemented as intended (implementation 
fidelity) as well as how the treatment implemented differed from the 
status quo (treatment contrast). The detailed descriptions will assist 
in interpreting program impacts and identifying program features and 
conditions necessary for effective program replication or improvement. 
Key activities of the implementation study will include: (1) A 
Management Information System (MIS) for collection and analysis of 
program participation data to track participant engagement in PJAC 
activities; (2) semi-structured interviews with program staff and staff 
from selected community partner organizations; (3) semi-structured 
interviews with program participants to learn about their experiences 
in PJAC; and (4) a staff questionnaire to gather broader quantitative 
information on program implementation and staff experiences.
    2. Impact Study: The goal of the impact study is to provide 
rigorous estimates of the effectiveness of the six programs using an 
experimental research design. Program applicants who are eligible for 
PJAC services will be randomly assigned to either a program group that 
is offered program services or to a control group that is not offered 
those services. The random assignment process will require child 
support program staff to complete a brief data entry protocol. The 
impact study will rely on administrative data from state and county 
child support systems, court records, criminal justice records, and 
data from the National Directory of New Hires. Administrative records 
data will be used to estimate impacts on child support payments, 
enforcement actions, contempt proceedings, jail stays, and employment 
and earnings. The impact study will also include a follow-up survey of 
participants that will be administered approximately 12 months after 
random assignment to a subset of the sample. The survey will gather 
information on participant experiences with the child support program 
and family court, family relationships, parenting and co-parenting, 
informal child support payments, and job characteristics. In an effort 
to enhance response rates, the PJAC survey firm will attempt to track 
survey sample members at a few points over the 12-month follow-up 
period in order to stay in touch with them and gather updated contact 
information from them.
    3. Benefit-Cost Study: The benefit-cost study will estimate the 
costs and benefits associated with the implementation and impact of the 
PJAC interventions. The study will examine the costs and benefits from 
the perspective of the government, noncustodial parents, custodial 
parents and their children, and society. Once measured, particular 
impacts or expenditures will constitute benefits or costs, depending on 
which analytical perspective is considered. For each of the 
perspectives, pertinent benefits and costs will be added together to 
determine the net value of the program. Key hypothesized benefits and 
costs to be assessed include increased PJAC intervention costs, reduced 
costs for contempt actions, increased payments from non-custodial 
parents, reduced court costs, and reduced jail time, among others. The 
benefit-cost study will rely on the results of the impact study, 
analysis of participation data from the MIS, and results of a staff 
time study in order to quantify various PJAC-related costs and 
benefits.
    This 30-Day Notice covers the following data collection activities: 
(1) Staff data entry for random assignment; (2) Study MIS to track 
program participation; (3) Staff and community partner interview topic 
guide; (4) Participant interview topic guide; and (5) Participant 
survey tracking letter.
    Respondents: Respondents for the first information collection phase 
include study participants and grantee staff and community partners. 
Specific respondents per instrument are noted in the burden table 
below.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                     Number of    Average burden
           Instrument                Number of     responses per     hours per     Total burden    Total annual
                                    respondents     respondent       response          hours       burden hours
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Staff data entry for random                  120             150            0.05             900             300
 assignment.....................
Study MIS to track program                   120             150            1.00          18,000           6,000
 participation..................
Staff and community partner                  150               2            1.00             300             100
 interview topic guide..........
Participant interview topic                  180               1            1.00             180              60
 guide..........................
Participant survey tracking                3,000               3            0.10             900             300
 letter.........................
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,760.
    Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be 
obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, 
Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 330 C Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20201. Attention: Reports Clearance Officer. All 
requests should be identified by the title of the information 
collection. Email address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov.
    OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the 
collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of 
this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best 
assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of 
publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office 
of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Email: 
OIRA_SUBMISSION@OMB.EOP.GOV, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration 
for Children and Families.

Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-16254 Filed 8-1-17; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-P