Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 2996 [2018-00990]

Download as PDF 2996 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 14 / Monday, January 22, 2018 / Notices For additional information, please email OPREinfocollection@acf.hhs.gov, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Mary Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–00902 Filed 1–19–18; 8:45 am] [OMB No.: 0970–0440] BILLING CODE 4184–09–P Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request; Job Search Assistance (JSA) Strategies Evaluation—Extension; Withdrawal ACTION: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Notice; withdrawal. On January 16, 2018 the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) published a Federal Register Notice for a Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request; Job Search Assistance (JSA) Strategies EvaluationExtension (OMB 0970–0440). The Notice incorrectly allowed for a 60-day comment period instead of a 30-day comment period and had an incorrect location for where comments should be sent. ACF is withdrawing this notice from the Federal Register and will publish a corrected document. DATES: The notice published January 16, 2018 at 83 FR 2162 is withdrawn as of January 22, 2018. SUMMARY: Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Title: TANF Office Culture Study. OMB No.: New Collection. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is proposing data collection activities as part of a project to identify and describe exemplars of TANF organizational culture as well as successful strategies human services offices have undertaken to improve their organizational culture. This qualitative study intends to use this information to increase understanding of how various agencies’ organizational cultures influence TANF clients’ experiences, service delivery, and frontline workers. The information collection activities to be submitted in the package include: (1) Leadership and supervisor interviews will collect information on program structure and staffing, client experiences, agency goals and performance management, organizational learning and innovation, cultural congruence across service providers, and the perception of the organizational culture change, if applicable. (2) Frontline workers’ interviews will collect information about frontline staffs’ role in service delivery, client experiences, peer interaction and social institutions within the agency, agency goals, organizational learning and innovation, and the perception of the organizational culture change initiative, if applicable. (3) The focus groups will collect information about program participants’ perceptions of agency processes, their communication with agency staff, and their assessment of the agency’s organizational culture. Respondents: Individuals receiving TANF and related services, TANF directors, and managers and staff at local TANF offices. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Total number of respondents Instrument ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Leadership and Supervisor Interview Guide ....................... Frontline Staff Interview Guide ............................................ Focus Group Guide ............................................................. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 43. In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, 330 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20201, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. Email address: OPREinfocollection@ acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. The Department specifically requests comments on (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:00 Jan 19, 2018 Jkt 244001 Annual number of respondents 24 12 54 8 4 18 for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) 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. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Mary Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Title: TANF Office Culture Study.
    OMB No.: New Collection.
    Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is proposing data 
collection activities as part of a project to identify and describe 
exemplars of TANF organizational culture as well as successful 
strategies human services offices have undertaken to improve their 
organizational culture. This qualitative study intends to use this 
information to increase understanding of how various agencies' 
organizational cultures influence TANF clients' experiences, service 
delivery, and frontline workers.
    The information collection activities to be submitted in the 
package include:
    (1) Leadership and supervisor interviews will collect information 
on program structure and staffing, client experiences, agency goals and 
performance management, organizational learning and innovation, 
cultural congruence across service providers, and the perception of the 
organizational culture change, if applicable.
    (2) Frontline workers' interviews will collect information about 
frontline staffs' role in service delivery, client experiences, peer 
interaction and social institutions within the agency, agency goals, 
organizational learning and innovation, and the perception of the 
organizational culture change initiative, if applicable.
    (3) The focus groups will collect information about program 
participants' perceptions of agency processes, their communication with 
agency staff, and their assessment of the agency's organizational 
culture.
    Respondents: Individuals receiving TANF and related services, TANF 
directors, and managers and staff at local TANF offices.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                     Number of    Average burden
           Instrument              Total number    Annual number   responses per     hours per     Annual burden
                                  of respondents  of respondents    respondent       response          hours
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Leadership and Supervisor                     24               8               1             1.5              12
 Interview Guide................
Frontline Staff Interview Guide.              12               4               1               1               4
Focus Group Guide...............              54              18               1             1.5              27
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 43.
    In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and 
Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the 
information collection described above. Copies of the proposed 
collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded 
by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of 
Planning, Research, and Evaluation, 330 C Street SW, Washington, DC 
20201, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. Email address: 
[email protected]. All requests should be identified by 
the title of the information collection.
    The Department specifically requests comments on (a) whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper 
performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the 
information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the 
agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information; (c) 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. 
Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted 
within 60 days of this publication.

Mary Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-00990 Filed 1-19-18; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-09-P