Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request, 18839-18841 [2018-08993]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 83 / Monday, April 30, 2018 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission nshattuck on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES Combined Notice of Filings #2 Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER18–1431–000. Applicants: RE Astoria 2 LLC. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Certificate of Concurrence to Shared Facilities Agreement to be effective 4/21/2018. Filed Date: 4/24/18. Accession Number: 20180424–5176. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/15/18. Docket Numbers: ER18–1432–000. Applicants: RE Gaskell West LLC. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Certificate of Concurrence to Shared Facilities Agreement to be effective 4/21/2018. Filed Date: 4/24/18. Accession Number: 20180424–5186. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/15/18. Docket Numbers: ER18–1433–000. Applicants: RE Gaskell West 3 LLC. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Certificate of Concurrence to LGIA CoTenancy Agreement to be effective 4/21/2018. Filed Date: 4/24/18. Accession Number: 20180424–5213. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/15/18. Docket Numbers: ER18–1434–000. Applicants: RE Gaskell West 4 LLC. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Certificate of Concurrence to LGIA CoTenancy Agreement to be effective 4/21/2018. Filed Date: 4/24/18. Accession Number: 20180424–5219. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/15/18. Docket Numbers: ER18–1435–000. Applicants: RE Gaskell West 5 LLC. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Certificate of Concurrence to LGIA CoTenancy Agreement to be effective 4/21/2018. Filed Date: 4/24/18. Accession Number: 20180424–5221. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/15/18. Take notice that the Commission received the following electric securities filings: Docket Numbers: ES18–29–000. Applicants: Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. Description: Update to April 16, 2018 Application of Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. for an Order Authorizing the Issue and Sale of Short-term Debt. Filed Date: 4/24/18. Accession Number: 20180424–5172. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/15/18. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:01 Apr 27, 2018 Jkt 244001 The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the links or querying the docket number. Any person desiring to intervene or protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Regulations (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. Protests may be considered, but intervention is necessary to become a party to the proceeding. eFiling is encouraged. More detailed information relating to filing requirements, interventions, protests, service, and qualifying facilities filings can be found at: http://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: April 24, 2018. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–09038 Filed 4–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. ER18–1416–000] CED Wistaria Solar, LLC; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based Rate Filing Includes Request for Blanket Section 204 Authorization This is a supplemental notice in the above-referenced proceeding CED Wistaria Solar, LLC’s application for market-based rate authority, with an accompanying rate tariff, noting that such application includes a request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest should file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426, in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214). Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant. Notice is hereby given that the deadline for filing protests with regard to the applicant’s request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability, is May 14, 2018. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18839 interventions in lieu of paper, using the FERC Online links at http:// www.ferc.gov. To facilitate electronic service, persons with internet access who will eFile a document and/or be listed as a contact for an intervenor must create and validate an eRegistration account using the eRegistration link. Select the eFiling link to log on and submit the intervention or protests. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 5 copies of the intervention or protest to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. The filings in the above-referenced proceeding are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the appropriate link in the above list. They are also available for electronic review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an eSubscription link on the website that enables subscribers to receive email notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: April 24, 2018. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–09040 Filed 4–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. ACTION: Final notice of information collection—Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures— extension without change. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission gives notice that it has submitted the information described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a three-year extension without change. DATES: Written comments on this final notice must be submitted on or before May 30, 2018. ADDRESSES: Comments on this final notice must be submitted to Joseph B. Nye, Policy Analyst, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1 nshattuck on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES 18840 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 83 / Monday, April 30, 2018 / Notices Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503, email oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are also encouraged to send comments to the EEOC online at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions on the website for submitting comments. In addition, the EEOC’s Executive Secretariat will accept comments in hard copy by delivery by COB on May 30, 2018. Hard copy comments should be sent to Bernadette Wilson, Executive Officer, Executive Secretariat, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 131 M Street NE, Washington, DC 20507. Finally, the Executive Secretariat will accept comments totaling six or fewer pages by facsimile (‘‘fax’’) machine before the same deadline at (202) 663–4114. (This is not a toll-free number.) Receipt of fax transmittals will not be acknowledged, except that the sender may request confirmation of receipt by calling the Executive Secretariat staff at (202) 663– 4070 (voice) or (202) 663–4074 (TTY). (These are not toll-free telephone numbers.) The EEOC will post online at http://www.regulations.gov all comments submitted via this website, in hard copy, or by fax to the Executive Secretariat. These comments will be posted without change, including any personal information you provide. However, the EEOC reserves the right to refrain from posting libelous or otherwise inappropriate comments including those that contain obscene, indecent, or profane language; that contain threats or defamatory statements; that contain hate speech directed at race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, or genetic information; or that promote or endorse services or products. All comments received, including any personal information provided, also will be available for public inspection during normal business hours by appointment only at the EEOC Headquarters’ Library, 131 M Street NE, Washington, DC 20507. Upon request, individuals who require assistance viewing comments will be provided appropriate aids such as readers or print magnifiers. To schedule an appointment, contact EEOC Library staff at (202) 663–4630 (voice) or (202) 663–4641 (TTY). (These are not toll-free numbers.) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathleen Oram, Assistant Legal Counsel, at (202) 663–4681 (voice) or (202) 663–7026 (TDD). VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:01 Apr 27, 2018 Jkt 244001 Overview of This Information Collection Collection Title: Recordkeeping Requirements of the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures, 29 CFR part 1607, 41 CFR part 60–3, 28 CFR part 50, 5 CFR part 300. OMB Number: 3046–0017. Type of Respondent: Businesses or other institutions; Federal Government; State or local governments and farms. North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code: Multiple. Standard Industrial Classification Code (SIC): Multiple. Description of Affected Public: Any employer, Government contractor, labor organization, or employment agency covered by the Federal equal employment opportunity laws. Respondents: 961,709. Responses: 2 961,709. Recordkeeping Hours: 7,825,132 per year. Number of Forms: None. Form Number: None. Frequency of Report: None. Abstract: The Uniform Guidelines provide fundamental guidance for all Title VII-covered employers about the use of employment selection procedures. The records addressed by UGESP are used by respondents to ensure that they are complying with Title VII and Executive Order 11246; by the Federal agencies that enforce Title VII and Executive Order 11246 to investigate, conciliate, and litigate charges of employment discrimination; and by complainants to establish violations of Federal equal employment opportunity laws. While there is no data available to quantify these benefits, the collection of accurate applicant flow data enhances each employer’s ability to address any deficiencies in recruitment and selection processes, including detecting barriers to equal employment opportunity. On February 22, 2018, the Commission published a 60-Day Notice informing the public of its intent to request an extension without change of the information collection requirements from the Office of Management and Budget. 83 FR 7720 (February 22, 2018). No comments were received. Burden Statement: There are no reporting requirements associated with UGESP. The burden being estimated is the cost of collecting and storing a job applicant’s gender, race, and ethnicity data. The only paperwork burden derives from this recordkeeping. Only employers covered under Title VII and Executive Order 11246 are subject to PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 UGESP. For the purposes of burden calculation, employers with 15 or more employees are counted. The number of such employers is estimated at 961,709 which combines estimates from private employment,1 the public sector,2 colleges and universities,3 and referral unions.4 This burden assessment is based on an estimate of the number of job applications submitted to all Title VIIcovered employers in one year, including paper-based and electronic applications. The total number of job applications submitted every year to covered employers is estimated to be 1,878,031,768, based on a National Organizations Survey 5 average of approximately 35 applications 6 for every hire and a Bureau of Labor Statistics data estimate of 62,719,000 annual hires.7 This figure also includes 146,506 applicants for union membership reported on the EEO–3 form for 2016. The employer burden associated with collecting and storing applicant demographic data is based on the following assumptions: Applicants would need to be asked to provide three pieces of information—sex, race/ ethnicity, and an identification number (a total of approximately 13 keystrokes); 1 Source: U.S. Small Business Administration: Statistics of U.S. Business, Release Date 1/2017. (https://www.sba.gov/advocacy/firm-size-data). Select U.S. Static Data, U.S. Data. 2 Source of original data: 2012 Census of Governments: Employment. Individual Government Data File (https://www2.census.gov/govs/apes/ 12ind_all_tabs.xls), Local Downloadable Data zip file 12ind_all_tabs.xls. The number of government entities was adjusted to only include those with 15 or more employees. 3 Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, IPEDS, Fall 2015. Number and percentage distribution of Title IV institutions, by control of institution, level of institution, and region: United States and other U.S. jurisdictions, academic year 2015–1 (https:// nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016111.pdf). 4 EEO–3 Reports filed by referral unions in 2016 with EEOC. 5 The National Organizations Survey is a survey of business organizations across the United States in which the unit of analysis is the actual workplace (http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/ ICPSR/studies/04074). 6 The number of applications provided by NOS is 35.225 and therefore calculations will not result in the same total amount due to rounding. 7 Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, 2016 annual level data (Not seasonally adjusted), is the source of the original data (http://www.bls.gov/jlt/data.htm). Select ‘‘Multi-screen Data Search’’, then ‘‘Total Non-farm’’ and click ‘‘Next Form (after each of the following selections choose ‘‘next form’’ as well) Choose ‘‘Total US’’, then ‘‘Hires’’, then ‘‘Level-In Thousands’’, then ‘‘Not Seasonally Adjusted’’. Select ‘‘Retrieve Data’’. Add all monthly numbers for the year 2016. Please remember that counts are in thousands. The BLS figure (62,719,000) has been adjusted to only include hires by firms with 15 or more employees. E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1 18841 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 83 / Monday, April 30, 2018 / Notices the employer would need to transfer information received to a database either manually or electronically; and the employer would need to store the 13 characters of information for each applicant. Recordkeeping costs and burden are assumed to be the time cost associated with entering 13 keystrokes. Assuming that the required recordkeeping takes 30 seconds per record, and assuming a total of 1,878,031,768 paper and electronic applications per year (as calculated above), the resulting UGESP burden hours would be 7,825,132. Based on a wage rate of $15.21 per hour for the individuals entering the data, the collection and storage of applicant demographic data would come to approximately $119,020,258 per year for Title VII-covered employers. We expect that the foregoing assumptions are overinclusive, because many employers have electronic job application processes that should be able to capture applicant flow data automatically. However, the average burden per employer is relatively small. As stated above, we estimate that UGESP applies to 961,709 employers. Therefore, the cost per covered employer is less than $124 each ($119,020,258 divided by 961,709 is equal to $123.76). Additionally, UGESP allows for simplified recordkeeping for employers with more than 15 but less than 100 employees.8 For the Commission. Dated: April 18, 2018. Victoria A. Lipnic, Acting Chair. [FR Doc. 2018–08993 Filed 4–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6570–01–P FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION [OMB No. 3064–0109] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection Renewal; Comment Request Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: The FDIC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the renewal of an existing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Currently, the FDIC is soliciting comment on renewal of the information collection described below. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before June 29, 2018. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments to the FDIC by any of the following methods: SUMMARY: • https://www.FDIC.gov/regulations/ laws/federal. • Email: comments@fdic.gov. Include the name and number of the collection in the subject line of the message. • Mail: Manny Cabeza (202–898– 3767), Counsel, MB–3007, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20429. • Hand Delivery: Comments may be hand-delivered to the guard station at the rear of the 17th Street Building (located on F Street), on business days between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. All comments should refer to OMB control number 3064–0109. A copy of the comments may also be submitted to the OMB desk officer for the FDIC: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Manny Cabeza, Counsel, 202–898–3767, mcabeza@FDIC.gov, MB–3007, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20429. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposal to renew the following currently approved collection of information: Title: Notice of Branch Closure. OMB Number: 3064–0109. Form Number: None. Affected Public: Insured depository institutions. Burden Estimate: SUMMARY OF ANNUAL BURDEN Estimated number of respondents Estimated time per response (hours) Type of burden Adoption of Closure Policy .................... Notice of Closure ................................... Recordkeeping ...................................... Disclosure ............................................. Mandatory ......... Mandatory ......... 23 683 8 2 One time ............ One time ............ 184 1,366 Total Estimated Annual Burden ...... nshattuck on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES Frequency of response Average total annual estimated burden (hours) Obligation to respond ............................................................... ........................... .................... .................... ........................... 1,550 General Description of Collection: Section 42 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act mandates that an insured depository institution closing a branch notify its primary federal regulator not later than 90 days prior to the closing. The statute also provides that a notice be posted on the premises of the branch for the 30-day period immediately prior to the closing and that the customers be notified in a mailing at least 90 days prior to the closing. Each insured depository institution that has one or more branches is required to adopt a written policy for branch closings. Burden Estimate Methodology and Assumptions: There are no changes in the methodology or substance of this information collection. FDIC believes that the existing estimate of the time required to develop a written branch closure policy and to provide the required branch closure notices is accurate. The number of branch closure notifications is closely related to the number of branches closed, while the number of closure policy adoptions equals the number newly chartered branch banking institutions and the number of existing banking institutions that transition from having no branches to having at least one branch. To derive an estimate of average annual branch closure notifications, FDIC Risk Management Supervision (RMS) staff counted the number of full-service standalone and in-store branches that closed between 2015 and 2017. In addition, FDIC staff count the number of 8 See 29 CFR 1607.15A(1): Simplified recordkeeping for users with less than 100 employees. In order to minimize recordkeeping burdens on employers who employ one hundred (100) or fewer employees, and other users not required to file EEO–1, et seq., reports, such users may satisfy the requirements of this section 15 if they maintain and have available records showing, for each year: (a) The number of persons hired, promoted, and terminated for each job, by sex, and where appropriate by race and national origin; (b) The number of applicants for hire and promotion by sex and where appropriate by race and national origin; and (c) The selection procedures utilized (either standardized or not standardized). VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:01 Apr 27, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 83 (Monday, April 30, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18839-18841]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request

AGENCY: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

ACTION: Final notice of information collection--Uniform Guidelines on 
Employee Selection Procedures--extension without change.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission gives notice that it has 
submitted the information described below to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for a three-year extension without change.

DATES: Written comments on this final notice must be submitted on or 
before May 30, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Comments on this final notice must be submitted to Joseph B. 
Nye, Policy Analyst, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs,

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Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 
20503, email [email protected]. Commenters are also 
encouraged to send comments to the EEOC online at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow 
the instructions on the website for submitting comments. In addition, 
the EEOC's Executive Secretariat will accept comments in hard copy by 
delivery by COB on May 30, 2018. Hard copy comments should be sent to 
Bernadette Wilson, Executive Officer, Executive Secretariat, Equal 
Employment Opportunity Commission, 131 M Street NE, Washington, DC 
20507. Finally, the Executive Secretariat will accept comments totaling 
six or fewer pages by facsimile (``fax'') machine before the same 
deadline at (202) 663-4114. (This is not a toll-free number.) Receipt 
of fax transmittals will not be acknowledged, except that the sender 
may request confirmation of receipt by calling the Executive 
Secretariat staff at (202) 663-4070 (voice) or (202) 663-4074 (TTY). 
(These are not toll-free telephone numbers.) The EEOC will post online 
at http://www.regulations.gov all comments submitted via this website, 
in hard copy, or by fax to the Executive Secretariat. These comments 
will be posted without change, including any personal information you 
provide. However, the EEOC reserves the right to refrain from posting 
libelous or otherwise inappropriate comments including those that 
contain obscene, indecent, or profane language; that contain threats or 
defamatory statements; that contain hate speech directed at race, 
color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, or genetic 
information; or that promote or endorse services or products.
    All comments received, including any personal information provided, 
also will be available for public inspection during normal business 
hours by appointment only at the EEOC Headquarters' Library, 131 M 
Street NE, Washington, DC 20507. Upon request, individuals who require 
assistance viewing comments will be provided appropriate aids such as 
readers or print magnifiers. To schedule an appointment, contact EEOC 
Library staff at (202) 663-4630 (voice) or (202) 663-4641 (TTY). (These 
are not toll-free numbers.)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathleen Oram, Assistant Legal 
Counsel, at (202) 663-4681 (voice) or (202) 663-7026 (TDD).

Overview of This Information Collection

    Collection Title: Recordkeeping Requirements of the Uniform 
Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures, 29 CFR part 1607, 41 CFR 
part 60-3, 28 CFR part 50, 5 CFR part 300.
    OMB Number: 3046-0017.
    Type of Respondent: Businesses or other institutions; Federal 
Government; State or local governments and farms.
    North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code: 
Multiple.
    Standard Industrial Classification Code (SIC): Multiple.
    Description of Affected Public: Any employer, Government 
contractor, labor organization, or employment agency covered by the 
Federal equal employment opportunity laws.
    Respondents: 961,709.
    Responses: 2 961,709.
    Recordkeeping Hours: 7,825,132 per year.
    Number of Forms: None.
    Form Number: None.
    Frequency of Report: None.
    Abstract: The Uniform Guidelines provide fundamental guidance for 
all Title VII-covered employers about the use of employment selection 
procedures. The records addressed by UGESP are used by respondents to 
ensure that they are complying with Title VII and Executive Order 
11246; by the Federal agencies that enforce Title VII and Executive 
Order 11246 to investigate, conciliate, and litigate charges of 
employment discrimination; and by complainants to establish violations 
of Federal equal employment opportunity laws. While there is no data 
available to quantify these benefits, the collection of accurate 
applicant flow data enhances each employer's ability to address any 
deficiencies in recruitment and selection processes, including 
detecting barriers to equal employment opportunity.
    On February 22, 2018, the Commission published a 60-Day Notice 
informing the public of its intent to request an extension without 
change of the information collection requirements from the Office of 
Management and Budget. 83 FR 7720 (February 22, 2018). No comments were 
received.
    Burden Statement: There are no reporting requirements associated 
with UGESP. The burden being estimated is the cost of collecting and 
storing a job applicant's gender, race, and ethnicity data.
    The only paperwork burden derives from this recordkeeping. Only 
employers covered under Title VII and Executive Order 11246 are subject 
to UGESP. For the purposes of burden calculation, employers with 15 or 
more employees are counted. The number of such employers is estimated 
at 961,709 which combines estimates from private employment,\1\ the 
public sector,\2\ colleges and universities,\3\ and referral unions.\4\
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    \1\ Source: U.S. Small Business Administration: Statistics of 
U.S. Business, Release Date 1/2017. (https://www.sba.gov/advocacy/firm-size-data). Select U.S. Static Data, U.S. Data.
    \2\ Source of original data: 2012 Census of Governments: 
Employment. Individual Government Data File (https://www2.census.gov/govs/apes/12ind_all_tabs.xls), Local Downloadable 
Data zip file 12ind_all_tabs.xls. The number of government entities 
was adjusted to only include those with 15 or more employees.
    \3\ Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for 
Education Statistics, IPEDS, Fall 2015. Number and percentage 
distribution of Title IV institutions, by control of institution, 
level of institution, and region: United States and other U.S. 
jurisdictions, academic year 2015-1 (https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016111.pdf).
    \4\ EEO-3 Reports filed by referral unions in 2016 with EEOC.
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    This burden assessment is based on an estimate of the number of job 
applications submitted to all Title VII-covered employers in one year, 
including paper-based and electronic applications. The total number of 
job applications submitted every year to covered employers is estimated 
to be 1,878,031,768, based on a National Organizations Survey \5\ 
average of approximately 35 applications \6\ for every hire and a 
Bureau of Labor Statistics data estimate of 62,719,000 annual hires.\7\ 
This figure also includes 146,506 applicants for union membership 
reported on the EEO-3 form for 2016.
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    \5\ The National Organizations Survey is a survey of business 
organizations across the United States in which the unit of analysis 
is the actual workplace (http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/ICPSR/studies/04074).
    \6\ The number of applications provided by NOS is 35.225 and 
therefore calculations will not result in the same total amount due 
to rounding.
    \7\ Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and Labor Turnover 
Survey, 2016 annual level data (Not seasonally adjusted), is the 
source of the original data (http://www.bls.gov/jlt/data.htm). 
Select ``Multi-screen Data Search'', then ``Total Non-farm'' and 
click ``Next Form (after each of the following selections choose 
``next form'' as well) Choose ``Total US'', then ``Hires'', then 
``Level-In Thousands'', then ``Not Seasonally Adjusted''. Select 
``Retrieve Data''. Add all monthly numbers for the year 2016. Please 
remember that counts are in thousands. The BLS figure (62,719,000) 
has been adjusted to only include hires by firms with 15 or more 
employees.
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    The employer burden associated with collecting and storing 
applicant demographic data is based on the following assumptions: 
Applicants would need to be asked to provide three pieces of 
information--sex, race/ethnicity, and an identification number (a total 
of approximately 13 keystrokes);

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the employer would need to transfer information received to a database 
either manually or electronically; and the employer would need to store 
the 13 characters of information for each applicant. Recordkeeping 
costs and burden are assumed to be the time cost associated with 
entering 13 keystrokes.
    Assuming that the required recordkeeping takes 30 seconds per 
record, and assuming a total of 1,878,031,768 paper and electronic 
applications per year (as calculated above), the resulting UGESP burden 
hours would be 7,825,132. Based on a wage rate of $15.21 per hour for 
the individuals entering the data, the collection and storage of 
applicant demographic data would come to approximately $119,020,258 per 
year for Title VII-covered employers. We expect that the foregoing 
assumptions are over-inclusive, because many employers have electronic 
job application processes that should be able to capture applicant flow 
data automatically.
    However, the average burden per employer is relatively small. As 
stated above, we estimate that UGESP applies to 961,709 employers. 
Therefore, the cost per covered employer is less than $124 each 
($119,020,258 divided by 961,709 is equal to $123.76). Additionally, 
UGESP allows for simplified recordkeeping for employers with more than 
15 but less than 100 employees.\8\
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    \8\ See 29 CFR 1607.15A(1): Simplified recordkeeping for users 
with less than 100 employees. In order to minimize recordkeeping 
burdens on employers who employ one hundred (100) or fewer 
employees, and other users not required to file EEO-1, et seq., 
reports, such users may satisfy the requirements of this section 15 
if they maintain and have available records showing, for each year: 
(a) The number of persons hired, promoted, and terminated for each 
job, by sex, and where appropriate by race and national origin; (b) 
The number of applicants for hire and promotion by sex and where 
appropriate by race and national origin; and (c) The selection 
procedures utilized (either standardized or not standardized).

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    For the Commission.

    Dated: April 18, 2018.
Victoria A. Lipnic,
Acting Chair.
[FR Doc. 2018-08993 Filed 4-27-18; 8:45 am]
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