OSC Annual Survey, 57787-57788 [2017-26322]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 234 / Thursday, December 7, 2017 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Statement and to reduce the regulatory burden on small credit unions, NCUA codified the requirements for Liquidity and Contingency Funding Plans as § 741.12. The rule establishes a three tier framework for federally insured credit unions, based on asset size. Federally insured credit union with assets under $50 million must maintain a basic policy, federally insured credit unions with assets of $50 million and over must maintain a contingency funding plan, and federally insured credit unions with assets over $250 million must maintain a contingency funding plan and establish a federal liquidity contingency source. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Private Sector: Notfor-profit institutions. Estimated No. of Respondents: 5,696. Estimated Annual Frequency: 1. Estimated Annual Number of Responses: 5,696. Estimated Burden Hours per Response: 0.78. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,425. Reason for Change: A reduction in burden hours is due to an adjustment in the number of credit unions in each category of respondent. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. The public is invited to submit comments concerning: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper execution of the function of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of the information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. By Gerard Poliquin, Secretary of the Board, the National Credit Union Administration, on November 30, 2017. Dated: November 30, 2017. Dawn D. Wolfgang, NCUA PRA Clearance Officer. 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[FR Doc. 2017–26351 Filed 12–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P OFFICE OF SPECIAL COUNSEL OSC Annual Survey Office of Special Counsel. Notice for public comment. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and implementing regulations at 5 CFR part 1320, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC), is requesting approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for use of a previously approved information collection (survey). OSC is required by statute to annually conduct the survey and publish the results in OSC’s annual report. The OSC Annual Survey consists of four electronic questionnaires. The prior OMB approval, dated April 20, 2017, expired October 31, 2017. OSC is requesting renewed approval for the survey, and we are not making any changes to the previously approved survey. Current and former Federal employees, employee representatives, other Federal agencies, state and local government employees, and the general public are invited to comment on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of OSC functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of OSC’s estimate of the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57787 burden of the proposed collections of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before February 5, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments by mail to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for OSC, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503; or by email via: oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth Hendricks, Clerk of the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, by telephone at (202) 804–7000, or by email at khendricks@osc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OSC is an independent agency responsible for among other things, (1) investigation of allegations of prohibited personnel practices defined by law at 5 U.S.C. 2302(b), protection of whistleblowers, and certain other illegal employment practices under titles 5 and 38 of the U.S. Code, affecting current or former Federal employees or applicants for employment, and covered state and local government employees; and (2) the interpretation and enforcement of Hatch Act provisions on political activity in chapters 15 and 73 of title 5 of the U.S. Code. OSC is required to conduct an annual survey of individuals who seek its assistance. Section 13 of Public Law 103–424 (1994), codified at 5 U.S.C. 1212 note, states, in part: ‘‘[T]he survey shall—(1) determine if the individual seeking assistance was fully apprised of their rights; (2) determine whether the individual was successful either at the Office of Special Counsel or the Merit Systems Protection Board; and (3) determine if the individual, whether successful or not, was satisfied with the treatment received from the Office of Special Counsel.’’ The same section also requires OSC to publish the survey’s results in OSC’s annual report to Congress. Copies of prior years’ annual reports are available on OSC’s Web site, at https://osc.gov/Pages/ResourcesReportsAndInfo.aspx or by calling OSC at (202) 804–7000. The prior OSC Annual Survey, OMB Control Number 3255–0003, expired on October 31, 2017. OSC is requesting renewed approval and reinstatement without change of this previously approved collection of information. As with the prior approved survey, this survey will E:\FR\FM\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1 57788 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 234 / Thursday, December 7, 2017 / Notices be hosted by Survey Monkey (https:// www.surveymonkey.com). The survey questionnaires are available for review on line at https:// osc.gov/Resources/Survey%20Samples %202017.pdf or by calling OSC at (202) 804–7000. Type of Information Collection Request: Reinstatement without change of a previously approved collection of information that expired on October 31, 2017. Affected Public: Filers (or their representatives) seeking OSC services through: (1) Complaints alleging prohibited personnel practice or Hatch Act violations; or (2) disclosures of information alleging violation of law, rule, or regulation. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Estimated Annual Number of Survey Form Respondents: 500. Frequency of Survey Form Use: Annual. Estimated Average Amount of Time for a Person to Respond to Survey: 12 minutes. Estimated Annual Survey Burden: 100 hours. OSC will use the questionnaires to survey filers, whose matters OSC closed or otherwise resolved during the prior fiscal year, on their experience at OSC. Specifically, the survey asks questions relating to whether the respondent was: (1) Apprised of his or her rights; (2) successful at the OSC or at the Merit Systems Protection Board; and (3) satisfied with the treatment received at the OSC. Dated: December 1, 2017. Bruce Gipe, Chief Operating Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–26322 Filed 12–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7405–01–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. MC2018–40 and CP2018–70; MC2018–41 and CP2018–71] New Postal Products Postal Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commission is noticing recent Postal Service filings for the Commission’s consideration concerning negotiated service agreements. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps. DATES: Comments are due: December 11, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit comments electronically via the Commission’s Filing Online system at http:// sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:50 Dec 06, 2017 Jkt 244001 www.prc.gov. Those who cannot submit comments electronically should contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section by telephone for advice on filing alternatives. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David A. Trissell, General Counsel, at 202–789–6820. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Docketed Proceeding(s) I. Introduction The Commission gives notice that the Postal Service filed request(s) for the Commission to consider matters related to negotiated service agreement(s). The request(s) may propose the addition or removal of a negotiated service agreement from the market dominant or the competitive product list, or the modification of an existing product currently appearing on the market dominant or the competitive product list. Section II identifies the docket number(s) associated with each Postal Service request, the title of each Postal Service request, the request’s acceptance date, and the authority cited by the Postal Service for each request. For each request, the Commission appoints an officer of the Commission to represent the interests of the general public in the proceeding, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505 (Public Representative). Section II also establishes comment deadline(s) pertaining to each request. The public portions of the Postal Service’s request(s) can be accessed via the Commission’s Web site (http:// www.prc.gov). Non-public portions of the Postal Service’s request(s), if any, can be accessed through compliance with the requirements of 39 CFR 3007.40. The Commission invites comments on whether the Postal Service’s request(s) in the captioned docket(s) are consistent with the policies of title 39. For request(s) that the Postal Service states concern market dominant product(s), applicable statutory and regulatory requirements include 39 U.S.C. 3622, 39 U.S.C. 3642, 39 CFR part 3010, and 39 CFR part 3020, subpart B. For request(s) that the Postal Service states concern competitive product(s), applicable statutory and regulatory requirements include 39 U.S.C. 3632, 39 U.S.C. 3633, 39 U.S.C. 3642, 39 CFR part 3015, and 39 CFR part 3020, subpart B. Comment deadline(s) for each request appear in section II. PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 II. Docketed Proceeding(s) 1. Docket No(s).: MC2018–40 and CP2018–70; Filing Title: USPS Request to Add Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 30 to Competitive Product List and Notice of Filing Materials Under Seal; Filing Acceptance Date: December 1, 2017; Filing Authority: 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 39 CFR 3020.30 et seq.; Public Representative: Curtis E. Kidd; Comments Due: December 11, 2017. 2. Docket No(s).: MC2018–41 and CP2018–71; Filing Title: USPS Request to Add Priority Mail Contract 381 to Competitive Product List and Notice of Filing Materials Under Seal; Filing Acceptance Date: December 1, 2017; Filing Authority: 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 39 CFR 3020.30 et seq.; Public Representative: Curtis E. Kidd; Comments Due: December 11, 2017. This notice will be published in the Federal Register. Stacy L. Ruble, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–26402 Filed 12–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P POSTAL SERVICE Product Change—Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement AGENCY: ACTION: Postal ServiceTM. Notice. The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule’s Competitive Products List. SUMMARY: Date of notice required under 39 U.S.C. 3642(d)(1): December 7, 2017. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth A. Reed, 202–268–3179. The United States Postal Service® hereby gives notice that, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 3632(b)(3), on December 1, 2017, it filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission a USPS Request to Add Priority Mail Contract 381 to Competitive Product List. Documents are available at www.prc.gov, Docket Nos. MC2018–41, CP2018–71. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Elizabeth A. Reed, Attorney, Corporate and Postal Business Law. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 234 (Thursday, December 7, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 57787-57788]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-26322]


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OFFICE OF SPECIAL COUNSEL


OSC Annual Survey

AGENCY: Office of Special Counsel.

ACTION: Notice for public comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and 
implementing regulations at 5 CFR part 1320, the U.S. Office of Special 
Counsel (OSC), is requesting approval from the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for use of a previously approved information collection 
(survey). OSC is required by statute to annually conduct the survey and 
publish the results in OSC's annual report. The OSC Annual Survey 
consists of four electronic questionnaires. The prior OMB approval, 
dated April 20, 2017, expired October 31, 2017. OSC is requesting 
renewed approval for the survey, and we are not making any changes to 
the previously approved survey. Current and former Federal employees, 
employee representatives, other Federal agencies, state and local 
government employees, and the general public are invited to comment on: 
(a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the 
proper performance of OSC functions, including whether the information 
will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of OSC's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collections of information; (c) ways to enhance 
the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; 
and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
respondents, including through the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before February 5, 
2018.

ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments by mail to: Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 
Attention: Desk Officer for OSC, New Executive Office Building, Room 
10235, Washington, DC 20503; or by email via: 
oira_submission@omb.eop.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth Hendricks, Clerk of the U.S. 
Office of Special Counsel, by telephone at (202) 804-7000, or by email 
at khendricks@osc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OSC is an independent agency responsible for 
among other things, (1) investigation of allegations of prohibited 
personnel practices defined by law at 5 U.S.C. 2302(b), protection of 
whistleblowers, and certain other illegal employment practices under 
titles 5 and 38 of the U.S. Code, affecting current or former Federal 
employees or applicants for employment, and covered state and local 
government employees; and (2) the interpretation and enforcement of 
Hatch Act provisions on political activity in chapters 15 and 73 of 
title 5 of the U.S. Code. OSC is required to conduct an annual survey 
of individuals who seek its assistance. Section 13 of Public Law 103-
424 (1994), codified at 5 U.S.C. 1212 note, states, in part: ``[T]he 
survey shall--(1) determine if the individual seeking assistance was 
fully apprised of their rights; (2) determine whether the individual 
was successful either at the Office of Special Counsel or the Merit 
Systems Protection Board; and (3) determine if the individual, whether 
successful or not, was satisfied with the treatment received from the 
Office of Special Counsel.'' The same section also requires OSC to 
publish the survey's results in OSC's annual report to Congress. Copies 
of prior years' annual reports are available on OSC's Web site, at 
https://osc.gov/Pages/Resources-ReportsAndInfo.aspx or by calling OSC 
at (202) 804-7000. The prior OSC Annual Survey, OMB Control Number 
3255-0003, expired on October 31, 2017. OSC is requesting renewed 
approval and reinstatement without change of this previously approved 
collection of information. As with the prior approved survey, this 
survey will

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be hosted by Survey Monkey (https://www.surveymonkey.com).
    The survey questionnaires are available for review on line at 
https://osc.gov/Resources/Survey%20Samples%202017.pdf or by calling OSC 
at (202) 804-7000.
    Type of Information Collection Request: Reinstatement without 
change of a previously approved collection of information that expired 
on October 31, 2017.
    Affected Public: Filers (or their representatives) seeking OSC 
services through: (1) Complaints alleging prohibited personnel practice 
or Hatch Act violations; or (2) disclosures of information alleging 
violation of law, rule, or regulation.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Estimated Annual Number of Survey Form Respondents: 500.
    Frequency of Survey Form Use: Annual.
    Estimated Average Amount of Time for a Person to Respond to Survey: 
12 minutes.
    Estimated Annual Survey Burden: 100 hours.
    OSC will use the questionnaires to survey filers, whose matters OSC 
closed or otherwise resolved during the prior fiscal year, on their 
experience at OSC. Specifically, the survey asks questions relating to 
whether the respondent was: (1) Apprised of his or her rights; (2) 
successful at the OSC or at the Merit Systems Protection Board; and (3) 
satisfied with the treatment received at the OSC.

    Dated: December 1, 2017.
Bruce Gipe,
Chief Operating Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-26322 Filed 12-6-17; 8:45 am]
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