Comment Request for Review of a Revised Information Collection: Organizational Assessment Surveys, 61338-61339 [2017-27958]

Download as PDF 61338 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 247 / Wednesday, December 27, 2017 / Notices Advisory Committee Meetings, dated April 15, 2016. OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Dated: December 20, 2017. Elizabeth Voyatzis, Committee Management Officer. Submission for Review: It’s Time To Sign Up for Direct Deposit or Direct Express, RI 38–128 [FR Doc. 2017–27830 Filed 12–26–17; 8:45 am] Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: 30-Day notice and request for comments. AGENCY: BILLING CODE 7536–01–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Sunshine Act Meeting; National Science Board The National Science Board’s Committee on National Science and Engineering Policy (SEP), pursuant to NSF regulations (45 CFR part 614), the National Science Foundation Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1862n–5), and the Government in the Sunshine Act (5 U.S.C. 552b), hereby gives notice of the scheduling of a teleconference for the transaction of National Science Board business, as follows: Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 4:30–5:30 p.m. EST. TIME AND DATE: This meeting will be held by teleconference at the National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314. An audio link will be available for the public. Members of the public must contact the Board Office to request the public audio link by sending an email to nationalsciencebrd@nsf.gov at least 24 hours prior to the teleconference. PLACE: STATUS: Open. Discussion of Policy Companion Statement to Science and Engineering Indicators 2018. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Point of contact for this meeting is: Mateo Munoz (mmunoz@nsf.gov). Meeting information and updates (time, place, subject matter or status of meeting) may be found at http:// www.nsf.gov/nsb/meetings/notices/ .jsp#sunshine. Please refer to the National Science Board website www.nsf.gov/nsb for additional information. Ann Bushmiller, Senior Counsel to the National Science Board. [FR Doc. 2017–28115 Filed 12–22–17; 5:10 pm] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:43 Dec 26, 2017 Jkt 244001 The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a revised information collection, It’s Time to Sign Up for Direct Deposit or Direct Express, RI 38– 128. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until January 26, 2018. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk Officer for the Office of Personnel Management or sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–6974. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of this information collection, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by contacting the Retirement Services Publications Team, Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E Street NW, Room 3316–L, Washington, DC 20415, Attention: Cyrus S. Benson, or sent via electronic mail to Cyrus.Benson@opm.gov or faxed to (202) 606–0910 or reached via telephone at (202) 606–4808. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 OPM is soliciting comments for this collection. The information collection (OMB No. 3206–0226) was previously published in the Federal Register on March 30, 2017, at 82 FR 15724, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received for this collection. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments that: 1. 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; 2. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. 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. Form RI 38–128 is primarily used by OPM to give recent retirees the opportunity to waive Direct Deposit of their annuity payments. The form is sent only if the separating agency did not give the retiring employee this election opportunity. This form may also be used to enroll in Direct Deposit, which was its primary use before Public Law 104–134 was passed. This law requires OPM to make all recurring benefit payments electronically to beneficiaries who live where Direct Deposit is available. Beneficiaries who do not enroll in the Direct Deposit Program will be enrolled in Direct Express. Analysis Agency: Retirement Operations, Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management. Title: It’s Time to Sign Up for Direct Deposit or Direct Express. OMB Number: 3206–0226. Frequency: On occasion. Affected Public: Individual or Households. Number of Respondents: 20,000. Estimated Time per Respondent: 30 minutes. Total Burden Hours: 10,000. Office of Personnel Management. Kathleen M. McGettigan, Acting Director. [FR Doc. 2017–27955 Filed 12–26–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6325–38–P OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Comment Request for Review of a Revised Information Collection: Organizational Assessment Surveys Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: 30-Day notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) intends to submit to the Office of Management and Budget SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 247 / Wednesday, December 27, 2017 / Notices (OMB) a request for review of a currently approved collection, Organizational Assessment Surveys. OPM is requesting approval of Organizational Assessment Surveys, Federal Employee Viewpoint Surveys, Exit Surveys, New Leaders Onboarding Assessments, New Employee Surveys, Training Needs Assessment Surveys, and custom Program Evaluation surveys as a part of this collection. Approval of the Organizational Assessment Surveys is necessary to collect information on Federal agency and program performance, climate, engagement, and leadership effectiveness. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until January 26, 2018. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk Officer for the Office of Personnel Management or sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–6974. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by contacting Human Resources Strategy and Evaluation Solutions, Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E. Street NW, Washington, DC 20415, Attention: Coty Hoover, or via email to Organizational_ Assessment@opm.gov or via telephone at (202) 606–1539. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35) as amended by the ClingerCohen Act (Pub. L. 104–106), OPM is soliciting comments for this collection. The information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on 09/22/2017 at 82 FR 44471 allowing for a 60 day public comment period. No comments were received for this information collection (OMB No. 3206–0252). The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. Comments are particularly invited on: 1. 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; 2. Whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; and 3. Ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:43 Dec 26, 2017 Jkt 244001 respond, through the use of the appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. OPM’s Human Resources Strategy and Evaluation Solutions performs assessment and related consultation activities for Federal agencies on a reimbursable basis. The assessments are authorized by various statutes and regulations: Section 4702 of Title 5, U.S.C; E.O. 12862; E.O. 13715; Section 1128 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004, Public Law 108–136; 5 U.S.C. 1101 note, 1103(a)(5), 1104, 1302, 3301, 3302, 4702, 7701 note; E.O. 13197, 66 FR 7853, 3 CFR 748 (2002); E.O. 10577, 12 FR 1259, 3 CFR, 1954–1958 Comp., p. 218; and Section 4703 of Title 5, United States Code. This collection request includes surveys we currently use and plan to use during the next three years to measure agency performance, climate, engagement, and leadership effectiveness. OMB No. 3206–0252 covers a broad range of surveys all focused on improving organizational performance. Non-Federal respondents will almost never receive more than one of these surveys. All of these surveys consist of Likert-type, mark-one, and mark-all-that-apply items, and may include a small number of open-ended comment items. Administration of Organizational Assessment Surveys (OAS) typically consists of a customized set of 50–150 standard items pulled from an item bank of nearly 500 items. The surveys almost always include a small set of 5–10 custom items developed to meet the agency’s specific needs. The OAS is a general survey that subsumes the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS). OPM’s Human Resources Strategy and Evaluation Solutions administers the FEVS for agencies to gather feedback from employee groups not covered by the official FEVS administration. Exit Surveys consist of approximately 60 items that assess reasons why employees decided to leave their organization. Customization is possible. The New Leaders Onboarding Assessment (NLOA) is a combined assessment consisting of approximately 130 items, including items measuring organizational climate, employee engagement, and leadership. New Employee Surveys consist of approximately 100 items that assess satisfaction with the hiring, orientation, and socialization of new employees. Training Needs Assessment Surveys consist of approximately 100 items that assess an agency’s climate for training and employees’ training preferences. PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61339 Program Evaluation surveys evaluate the effectiveness of government initiatives, programs, and offices. Program Evaluation surveys are always customized to assess specific program elements. Program Evaluation surveys may contain from 20 to 200 items, with an average of approximately 100 items. The surveys included under OMB No. 3206–0252 are almost always administered electronically. Analysis Agency: Human Resources Strategy and Evaluation Solutions, Office of Personnel Management. Title: Organizational Assessment Surveys. OMB: 3206–0252. Frequency: On occasion. Affected Public: Government contractors and individuals. Number of Respondents: Approximately 69,030. Estimated Time per Respondent: 10.62 minutes. Total Burden Hours: 12,218 hours. Office of Personnel Management. Kathleen M. McGettigan, Acting Director. [FR Doc. 2017–27958 Filed 12–26–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6325–43–P OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Comment Request for Review of a Revised Information Collection: Leadership Assessment Surveys Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: 30-Day notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) intends to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review of a currently approved collection, Leadership Assessment Surveys. OPM is requesting approval of the OPM Leadership 360TM, Leadership Potential Assessment, and the Leadership Profiler as a part of this collection. Approval of these surveys is necessary to collect information on Federal agency performance and leadership effectiveness. SUMMARY: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until January 26, 2018. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW, DATES: E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1

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OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT


Comment Request for Review of a Revised Information Collection: 
Organizational Assessment Surveys

AGENCY: Office of Personnel Management.

ACTION: 30-Day notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) intends to submit to 
the Office of Management and Budget

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(OMB) a request for review of a currently approved collection, 
Organizational Assessment Surveys. OPM is requesting approval of 
Organizational Assessment Surveys, Federal Employee Viewpoint Surveys, 
Exit Surveys, New Leaders Onboarding Assessments, New Employee Surveys, 
Training Needs Assessment Surveys, and custom Program Evaluation 
surveys as a part of this collection. Approval of the Organizational 
Assessment Surveys is necessary to collect information on Federal 
agency and program performance, climate, engagement, and leadership 
effectiveness.

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until January 26, 
2018.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on 
the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street 
NW, Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk Officer for the Office of 
Personnel Management or sent via electronic mail to 
[email protected] or faxed to (202) 395-6974.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of this ICR, with applicable 
supporting documentation, may be obtained by contacting Human Resources 
Strategy and Evaluation Solutions, Office of Personnel Management, 1900 
E. Street NW, Washington, DC 20415, Attention: Coty Hoover, or via 
email to [email protected] or via telephone at (202) 
606-1539.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995, (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35) as amended by the 
Clinger-Cohen Act (Pub. L. 104-106), OPM is soliciting comments for 
this collection. The information collection was previously published in 
the Federal Register on 09/22/2017 at 82 FR 44471 allowing for a 60 day 
public comment period. No comments were received for this information 
collection (OMB No. 3206-0252). The purpose of this notice is to allow 
an additional 30 days for public comments. Comments are particularly 
invited on:
    1. 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;
    2. Whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection is 
accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; and
    3. Ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on those who are to respond, through the use of the 
appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology.
    OPM's Human Resources Strategy and Evaluation Solutions performs 
assessment and related consultation activities for Federal agencies on 
a reimbursable basis. The assessments are authorized by various 
statutes and regulations: Section 4702 of Title 5, U.S.C; E.O. 12862; 
E.O. 13715; Section 1128 of the National Defense Authorization Act for 
Fiscal Year 2004, Public Law 108-136; 5 U.S.C. 1101 note, 1103(a)(5), 
1104, 1302, 3301, 3302, 4702, 7701 note; E.O. 13197, 66 FR 7853, 3 CFR 
748 (2002); E.O. 10577, 12 FR 1259, 3 CFR, 1954-1958 Comp., p. 218; and 
Section 4703 of Title 5, United States Code.
    This collection request includes surveys we currently use and plan 
to use during the next three years to measure agency performance, 
climate, engagement, and leadership effectiveness. OMB No. 3206-0252 
covers a broad range of surveys all focused on improving organizational 
performance. Non-Federal respondents will almost never receive more 
than one of these surveys. All of these surveys consist of Likert-type, 
mark-one, and mark-all-that-apply items, and may include a small number 
of open-ended comment items. Administration of Organizational 
Assessment Surveys (OAS) typically consists of a customized set of 50-
150 standard items pulled from an item bank of nearly 500 items. The 
surveys almost always include a small set of 5-10 custom items 
developed to meet the agency's specific needs. The OAS is a general 
survey that subsumes the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS). 
OPM's Human Resources Strategy and Evaluation Solutions administers the 
FEVS for agencies to gather feedback from employee groups not covered 
by the official FEVS administration. Exit Surveys consist of 
approximately 60 items that assess reasons why employees decided to 
leave their organization. Customization is possible. The New Leaders 
Onboarding Assessment (NLOA) is a combined assessment consisting of 
approximately 130 items, including items measuring organizational 
climate, employee engagement, and leadership. New Employee Surveys 
consist of approximately 100 items that assess satisfaction with the 
hiring, orientation, and socialization of new employees. Training Needs 
Assessment Surveys consist of approximately 100 items that assess an 
agency's climate for training and employees' training preferences. 
Program Evaluation surveys evaluate the effectiveness of government 
initiatives, programs, and offices. Program Evaluation surveys are 
always customized to assess specific program elements. Program 
Evaluation surveys may contain from 20 to 200 items, with an average of 
approximately 100 items. The surveys included under OMB No. 3206-0252 
are almost always administered electronically.

Analysis

    Agency: Human Resources Strategy and Evaluation Solutions, Office 
of Personnel Management.
    Title: Organizational Assessment Surveys.
    OMB: 3206-0252.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Government contractors and individuals.
    Number of Respondents: Approximately 69,030.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 10.62 minutes.
    Total Burden Hours: 12,218 hours.

Office of Personnel Management.
Kathleen M. McGettigan,
Acting Director.
[FR Doc. 2017-27958 Filed 12-26-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6325-43-P