Information Collection Request; Submission for OMB Review, 61804-61805 [2017-28117]

Download as PDF 61804 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 249 / Friday, December 29, 2017 / Notices review and approval. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Submit comments on or before January 29, 2018. DATES: Comments should be addressed to Denora Miller, FOIA/ Privacy Act Officer. Denora Miller can be contacted by telephone at 202–692– 1236 or email at pcfr@peacecorps.gov. Email comments must be made in text and not in attachments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Denora Miller at Peace Corps address above. ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 2018–19 Campus Ambassadors Onboarding form. OMB Control Number: 0420-xxxx. Type of Request: New. Affected Public: Individuals. Respondents Obligation to Reply: Voluntary. Burden to the Public: Estimated burden (hours) of the collection of information: a. Number of respondents: 1000. b. Frequency of response: One time. c. Completion time: 10 minutes. d. Annual burden hours: 167 hours. General description of collection: The information will be used by the Office of University Programs to collect name, mailing address, school and t-shirt sizes to send out a promotional kit to students that have accepted our offer to become a campus ambassador. Request for comment: Peace Corps invites comments on whether the proposed collections of information are necessary for proper performance of the functions of the Peace Corps, including whether the information will have practical use; the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the information to be collected; and, ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of automated collection techniques, when appropriate, and other forms of information technology. [FR Doc. 2017–28120 Filed 12–28–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6051–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:09 Dec 28, 2017 Jkt 244001 Information Collection Request; Submission for OMB Review Peace Corps. 30-Day notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Peace Corps will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. SUMMARY: ADDRESSES: This notice is issued in Washington, DC, on December 21, 2017. Denora Miller, FOIA/Privacy Act Officer, Management. PEACE CORPS Submit comments on or before January 29, 2018. ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to Denora Miller, FOIA/ Privacy Act Officer. Denora Miller can be contacted by telephone at 202–692– 1236 or email at pcfr@peacecorps.gov. Email comments must be made in text and not in attachments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Denora Miller at Peace Corps address above. DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. OMB Control Number: 0420–0545. Type of Request: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals. Respondents Obligation to Reply: Voluntary. Burden to the Public: Estimated burden (hours) of the collection of information: Average Expected Annual Number of Activities: 13. Annual Number of Respondents: 85,917. Annual Responses: 85,917. Frequency of Response: Once per request. Average Minutes per Response: 26. Annual Burden Hours: 28,197. General Description of Collection: The proposed information collection activity provides a means to garner qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the Administration’s commitment to improving service delivery. By qualitative feedback we mean information that provides useful insights on perceptions and opinions, but are not statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that can be generalized to the population of study. PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This feedback will provide insights into customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences and expectations, provide an early warning of issues with service, or focus attention on areas where communication, training or changes in operations might improve delivery of products or services. These collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative and actionable communications between the Agency and its customers and stakeholders. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of program management. The solicitation of feedback will target areas such as: Timeliness, appropriateness, accuracy of information, courtesy, efficiency of service delivery, and resolution of issues with service delivery. Responses will be assessed to plan and inform efforts to improve or maintain the quality of service offered to the public. If this information is not collected, vital feedback from customers and stakeholders on Peace Corps’ services will be unavailable. Peace Corps will only submit a collection for approval under this generic clearance if it meets the following conditions: • The collections are voluntary; • The collections are low-burden for respondents (based on considerations of total burden hours, total number of respondents, or burden-hours per respondent) and are low-cost for both the respondents and the Federal Government; • The collections are noncontroversial and do not raise issues of concern to other Federal agencies; • Any collection is targeted to the solicitation of opinions from respondents who have experience with the program or may have experience with the program in the near future; • Personally identifiable information (PII) is collected only to the extent necessary and is not retained; • Information gathered will be used only internally for general service improvement and program management purposes and is not intended for release outside of the agency; • Information gathered will not be used for the purpose of substantially informing influential policy decisions; and • Information gathered will yield qualitative information; the collections will not be designed or expected to yield statistically reliable results or used as though the results are generalizable to the population of study. Feedback collected under this generic clearance provides useful information, but it does not yield data that can be generalized to the overall population. E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 249 / Friday, December 29, 2017 / Notices This type of generic clearance for qualitative information will not be used for quantitative information collections that are designed to yield reliably actionable results, such as monitoring trends over time or documenting program performance. Such data uses require more rigorous designs that address: The target population to which generalizations will be made, the sampling frame, the sample design (including stratification and clustering), the precision requirements or power calculations that justify the proposed sample size, the expected response rate, methods for assessing potential nonresponse bias, the protocols for data collection, and any testing procedures that were or will be undertaken prior to fielding the study. Depending on the degree of influence the results are likely to have, such collections may still be eligible for submission for other generic mechanisms that are designed to yield quantitative results. As a general matter, information collections will not result in any new system of records containing privacy information and will not ask questions of a sensitive nature, such as sexual behavior and attitudes, religious beliefs, and other matters that are commonly considered private. Request for comment: Peace Corps invites comments on whether the proposed collections of information are necessary for proper performance of the functions of the Peace Corps, including whether the information will have practical use; the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the information to be collected; and, ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of automated collection techniques, when appropriate, and other forms of information technology. This notice is issued in Washington, DC, on December 21, 2017. Denora Miller, FOIA/Privacy Act Officer, Management. [FR Doc. 2017–28117 Filed 12–28–17; 8:45 am] ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 6051–01–P U.S. OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Notice of Submission for Approval: Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions (SF 85) U.S. Office of Personnel Management. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:09 Dec 28, 2017 Jkt 244001 30-Day notice and request for comments. ACTION: The National Background Investigation Bureau (NBIB), U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is notifying the general public and other Federal agencies that OPM is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of a revised information collection, Questionnaire for NonSensitive Positions (SF 85). DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until January 29, 2018. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. 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 U.S. Office of Personnel Management, NBIB, 1900 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20415, Attention: Donna McLeod or by electronic mail at FISFormsComments@ opm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1), OPM is providing an additional 30 days for public comments. OPM previously solicited comments for this collection, with a 60-day public comment period, at 82 FR 29948 (June 30, 2017). This notice announces that OPM has submitted to OMB a request for review and clearance of a revised information collection, OMB number 3206–0261, Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions (SF 85). The public has an additional 30-day opportunity to comment. The SF 85 is completed by applicants for, or incumbents of, Federal Government civilian positions, or positions in private entities performing work for the Federal Government under contract. For applicants, the SF 85 is to be used only after a conditional offer of employment has been made, unless OPM has granted an exception to the agency to permit questioning for certain positions earlier. e-QIP (Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing) is a web-based system application that houses the SF 85. A variable in assessing burden hours is the nature of the electronic application. The SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61805 electronic application includes branching questions and instructions which provide for a tailored collection from the respondent based on varying factors in the respondent’s personal history. The burden on the respondent is reduced when the respondent’s personal history is not relevant to particular question, since the question branches, or expands for additional details, only for those persons who have pertinent information to provide regarding that line of questioning. Accordingly, the burden on the respondent will vary depending on whether the information collection relates to the respondent’s personal history. The 60-day Federal Register Notice published on June 30, 2017 (82 FR 29948). Comments were received from the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU), an individual at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and an individual from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS). Comments were also provided on behalf of the Security, Suitability, and Credentialing Performance Accountability Council Program Management Office (PAC PMO). From the PAC PMO a recommendation was submitted to modify the explanation provided in the ‘Purpose of this Form’ section to explain that responses provided on the SF 85P and the SF 86 may be compared with responses to previous SF 85 questionnaires. OPM accepted this comment and will update instructions to inform individuals completing the form that responses provided may be compared with responses provided on previous investigative questionnaires. An individual from USPIS commented that Section 6, Your Identifying Information should include marital status/history, and the Sex/ Gender question should be expanded to include transgender options. OPM did not accept these comments. Marital/ Relationship section will remain in a separate section. Completion of the gender information on the questionnaire is based on the gender the applicant identifies with at the time when completing the application, which includes transgender individuals. An individual from FAA commented to include in Section 9, Citizenship, a field to request the CIS number (A#) in the Naturalization Certificate. OPM did not accept this comment as a field currently exists to provide the CIS number. An individual from FAA suggested to clarify instructions in Section 11, Where You Have Lived, to require the applicant to enter a full address (House E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1

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PEACE CORPS


Information Collection Request; Submission for OMB Review

AGENCY: Peace Corps.

ACTION: 30-Day notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Peace Corps will be submitting the following information 
collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
review and approval. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for 
public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We 
are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995.

DATES: Submit comments on or before January 29, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to Denora Miller, FOIA/Privacy 
Act Officer. Denora Miller can be contacted by telephone at 202-692-
1236 or email at [email protected]. Email comments must be made in 
text and not in attachments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Denora Miller at Peace Corps address 
above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback 
on Agency Service Delivery.
    OMB Control Number: 0420-0545.
    Type of Request: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals.
    Respondents Obligation to Reply: Voluntary.
    Burden to the Public:
    Estimated burden (hours) of the collection of information:
    Average Expected Annual Number of Activities: 13.
    Annual Number of Respondents: 85,917.
    Annual Responses: 85,917.
    Frequency of Response: Once per request.
    Average Minutes per Response: 26.
    Annual Burden Hours: 28,197.
    General Description of Collection: The proposed information 
collection activity provides a means to garner qualitative customer and 
stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with 
the Administration's commitment to improving service delivery. By 
qualitative feedback we mean information that provides useful insights 
on perceptions and opinions, but are not statistical surveys that yield 
quantitative results that can be generalized to the population of 
study. This feedback will provide insights into customer or stakeholder 
perceptions, experiences and expectations, provide an early warning of 
issues with service, or focus attention on areas where communication, 
training or changes in operations might improve delivery of products or 
services. These collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative and 
actionable communications between the Agency and its customers and 
stakeholders. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the 
improvement of program management.
    The solicitation of feedback will target areas such as: Timeliness, 
appropriateness, accuracy of information, courtesy, efficiency of 
service delivery, and resolution of issues with service delivery. 
Responses will be assessed to plan and inform efforts to improve or 
maintain the quality of service offered to the public. If this 
information is not collected, vital feedback from customers and 
stakeholders on Peace Corps' services will be unavailable.
    Peace Corps will only submit a collection for approval under this 
generic clearance if it meets the following conditions:
     The collections are voluntary;
     The collections are low-burden for respondents (based on 
considerations of total burden hours, total number of respondents, or 
burden-hours per respondent) and are low-cost for both the respondents 
and the Federal Government;
     The collections are non-controversial and do not raise 
issues of concern to other Federal agencies;
     Any collection is targeted to the solicitation of opinions 
from respondents who have experience with the program or may have 
experience with the program in the near future;
     Personally identifiable information (PII) is collected 
only to the extent necessary and is not retained;
     Information gathered will be used only internally for 
general service improvement and program management purposes and is not 
intended for release outside of the agency;
     Information gathered will not be used for the purpose of 
substantially informing influential policy decisions; and
     Information gathered will yield qualitative information; 
the collections will not be designed or expected to yield statistically 
reliable results or used as though the results are generalizable to the 
population of study.
    Feedback collected under this generic clearance provides useful 
information, but it does not yield data that can be generalized to the 
overall population.

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This type of generic clearance for qualitative information will not be 
used for quantitative information collections that are designed to 
yield reliably actionable results, such as monitoring trends over time 
or documenting program performance. Such data uses require more 
rigorous designs that address: The target population to which 
generalizations will be made, the sampling frame, the sample design 
(including stratification and clustering), the precision requirements 
or power calculations that justify the proposed sample size, the 
expected response rate, methods for assessing potential non-response 
bias, the protocols for data collection, and any testing procedures 
that were or will be undertaken prior to fielding the study. Depending 
on the degree of influence the results are likely to have, such 
collections may still be eligible for submission for other generic 
mechanisms that are designed to yield quantitative results.
    As a general matter, information collections will not result in any 
new system of records containing privacy information and will not ask 
questions of a sensitive nature, such as sexual behavior and attitudes, 
religious beliefs, and other matters that are commonly considered 
private.
    Request for comment: Peace Corps invites comments on whether the 
proposed collections of information are necessary for proper 
performance of the functions of the Peace Corps, including whether the 
information will have practical use; the accuracy of the agency's 
estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, 
including the validity of the information to be collected; and, ways to 
minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are 
to respond, including through the use of automated collection 
techniques, when appropriate, and other forms of information 
technology.

    This notice is issued in Washington, DC, on December 21, 2017.
Denora Miller,
FOIA/Privacy Act Officer, Management.
[FR Doc. 2017-28117 Filed 12-28-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6051-01-P