Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Tax Performance System (TPS), 9546-9547 [2018-04509]

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AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:39 Mar 05, 2018 Jkt 244001 The Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration is soliciting comments regarding a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Tax Performance System.’’ This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). DATES: Consideration will be given to all written comments received by May 7, 2018. SUMMARY: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained at no cost by contacting Patrick Holmes by telephone at (202) 693–3203, TTY1–877–889–5627, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at Holmes.Patrick.G@dol.gov. Submit written comments about, or requests for a copy of, this ICR by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Unemployment Insurance, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room S– 4519, Washington, DC 20210; by email: Holmes.Patrick.G@dol.gov; or by Fax (202) 693–3975. ADDRESSES: Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). The DOL, as part of continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information before submitting them to the OMB for final approval. This program helps to ensure requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements can be properly assessed. Since 1987, states have been required by regulation at 20 CFR part 602 to operate a program to assess their Unemployment Insurance (UI) tax and benefit programs. TPS is designed to assess the major internal UI tax functions by utilizing several methodologies to examine the accuracy of the ETA 581, Contribution Operations Report, OMB approval number 1205– 0178, expiring June 30, 2018, and its associated Computed Measures. A twofold examination contains ‘‘Systems Reviews’’ which examine tax systems SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 for the existence of internal controls and the extraction of small samples of those systems’ transactions, which are then examined to verify the effectiveness of controls. Section 303(a)(1) of the Social Security Act authorizes this information collection. This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and the public is generally not required to respond to an information collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. Interested parties are encouraged to provide comments to the contact shown in the ADDRESSES section. Comments must be written to receive consideration, and they will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval of the final ICR. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB control number 1205– 0332. Submitted comments will also be a matter of public record for this ICR and posted on the internet, without redaction. The DOL encourages commenters not to include personally identifiable information, confidential business data, or other sensitive statements/information in any comments. The DOL is particularly interested in comments that: • 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; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • 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 submission of responses. Agency: DOL–ETA. E:\FR\FM\06MRN1.SGM 06MRN1 9547 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 44 / Tuesday, March 6, 2018 / Notices Type of Review: Extension without change. Title of Collection: Tax Performance System. Form: TPS. OMB Control Number: 1205–0332. Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies. Estimated Number of Respondents: 52. Frequency: Once. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 52. Estimated Average Time per Response: 1,709 hours (TPS review 1,669 hrs. + data entry 40 hrs.). Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 88,868 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $ 0. Rosemary Lahasky, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor. [FR Doc. 2018–04509 Filed 3–5–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review and Approval; Comment Request; Youth CareerConnect (YCC) Grant Program, Extension of Previously Approved Collection Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, Chief Evaluation Office, Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: The Department of Labor (DOL), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents are properly assessed. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Currently, DOL is soliciting comments concerning the continued collection of data about Youth Career Connect (YCC) [SGA/DFA PY–13–01] grant program. A copy of the proposed Information Collection Request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addressee section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addressee’s section below on or before May 7, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either one of the following methods: Email: ChiefEvaluationOffice@ dol.gov; Mail or Courier: Jessica Lohmann, Chief Evaluation Office, OASP, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S–2312, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Instructions: Please submit one copy of your comments by only one method. All submissions received must include the agency name and OMB Control Number identified above for this information collection. Comments, including any personal information provided, become a matter of public record. They will also be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the information collection request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jessica Lohmann by email at ChiefEvaluationOffice@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background: The information collection activities described in this notice will provide participant and grantee data on the YCC program. In spring 2014, the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) in DOL awarded 24 grantees to implement the YCC program, which is designed to provide high school students skilldeveloping and work-based learning opportunities through partnerships with colleges and employers for jobs in highdemand occupations. DOL requests data collection from YCC grantees for tracking grant progress and oversight of program performance reporting. This reporting structure features standardized individual data collection on program participants in both quarterly performance and narrative formats. The information collection for YCC grantee performance reporting also includes an online Participant Tracking System (PTS) that collects participantlevel data. This document requests approval for an extension of previously approved information collection (OMB Control No. 1291–0002) to continue to meet the reporting and recordkeeping requirements of the YCC grant program. This information collection maintains a reporting and record-keeping system for a minimum level of information collection that is necessary to comply with Equal Opportunity requirements, to hold YCC grantees appropriately accountable for the Federal funds they receive, allowing the Department to fulfill its oversight and management responsibilities. II. Desired Focus of Comments: Currently, DOL is soliciting comments concerning the above data collection for grantee reporting on the YCC program. DOL is particularly interested in comments that do the following: • 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. • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. • 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— for example, permitting electronic submission of responses. III. Current Actions: At this time, DOL is requesting clearance for grantee reporting on participant-level data and quarterly reports. Type of Review: Extension of previously approved collection. OMB Control Number: 1291–0002 (ICR Reference No: 201412–1291–001). Affected Public: YCC Grantees and program participants. ESTIMATED BURDEN HOURS Total number of respondents Type of instrument Participant-level Data Collection for Participant Tracking System (PTS) ................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:39 Mar 05, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00074 Annual number of respondents 9,900 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 3,300 E:\FR\FM\06MRN1.SGM 1 06MRN1 Average burden hour per response 2.67 Annual estimated burden hours 8,811

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 44 (Tuesday, March 6, 2018)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Tax 
Performance System (TPS)

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training 
Administration is soliciting comments regarding a proposed extension 
for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) 
titled, ``Tax Performance System.'' This comment request is part of 
continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent 
burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).

DATES: Consideration will be given to all written comments received by 
May 7, 2018.

ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; 
including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency 
of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained at no cost by 
contacting Patrick Holmes by telephone at (202) 693-3203, TTY1-877-889-
5627, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at 
[email protected].
    Submit written comments about, or requests for a copy of, this ICR 
by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and 
Training Administration, Office of Unemployment Insurance, 200 
Constitution Avenue NW, Room S-4519, Washington, DC 20210; by email: 
[email protected]; or by Fax (202) 693-3975.

    Authority:  44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A).


SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The DOL, as part of continuing efforts to 
reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance 
consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies 
an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of 
information before submitting them to the OMB for final approval. This 
program helps to ensure requested data can be provided in the desired 
format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, 
collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of 
collection requirements can be properly assessed.
    Since 1987, states have been required by regulation at 20 CFR part 
602 to operate a program to assess their Unemployment Insurance (UI) 
tax and benefit programs. TPS is designed to assess the major internal 
UI tax functions by utilizing several methodologies to examine the 
accuracy of the ETA 581, Contribution Operations Report, OMB approval 
number 1205-0178, expiring June 30, 2018, and its associated Computed 
Measures. A two-fold examination contains ``Systems Reviews'' which 
examine tax systems for the existence of internal controls and the 
extraction of small samples of those systems' transactions, which are 
then examined to verify the effectiveness of controls. Section 
303(a)(1) of the Social Security Act authorizes this information 
collection.
    This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency 
generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and 
the public is generally not required to respond to an information 
collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays 
a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any 
other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to 
penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that 
does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 
1320.6.
    Interested parties are encouraged to provide comments to the 
contact shown in the ADDRESSES section. Comments must be written to 
receive consideration, and they will be summarized and included in the 
request for OMB approval of the final ICR. In order to help ensure 
appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB control number 
1205-0332.
    Submitted comments will also be a matter of public record for this 
ICR and posted on the internet, without redaction. The DOL encourages 
commenters not to include personally identifiable information, 
confidential business data, or other sensitive statements/information 
in any comments.
    The DOL is particularly interested in comments that:
     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;
     Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     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 submission of responses.
    Agency: DOL-ETA.

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    Type of Review: Extension without change.
    Title of Collection: Tax Performance System.
    Form: TPS.
    OMB Control Number: 1205-0332.
    Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 52.
    Frequency: Once.
    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 52.
    Estimated Average Time per Response: 1,709 hours (TPS review 1,669 
hrs. + data entry 40 hrs.).
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 88,868 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $ 0.

Rosemary Lahasky,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor.
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