Proposed Information Collection Request, 29137-29139 [2018-13437]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 121 / Friday, June 22, 2018 / Notices analytical testing purposes for EU customer requirements. This analysis is required to allow the company to export domestically-manufactured FDF to foreign markets. Dated: June 13, 2018. John J. Martin, Assistant Administrator. [FR Doc. 2018–13410 Filed 6–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–09–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Office of Justice Programs [OJP Docket No. 1746] Meeting of the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Review Board Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Justice. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: This is an announcement of a meeting (via WebEx/conference call-in) of the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Review Board to consider a range of issues of importance to the Board, to include but not limited to: The MOV Charter renewal; Bylaws; membership/ terms; nomination eligibility; the conflict of interest policy and procedures; the pending 2016–2017 MOV ceremony; the 2017–2018 nominations, program outreach and marketing efforts; potential updates to the administrative system; and other issues of interest to the Board. The meeting date and time is listed below. DATES: Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST. ADDRESSES: This meeting will take place via WebEx/conference call-in. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregory Joy, Policy Advisor, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, 810 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20531, by telephone at (202) 514–1369, toll free (866) 859– 2687, or by email at Gregory.joy@ usdoj.gov. SUMMARY: The Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Review Board carries out those advisory functions specified in 42 U.S.C. 15202. Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 15201, the President of the United States is authorized to award the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor, the highest national award for valor by a public safety officer. This meeting/conference call is open to the public at the offices of BJA. For security purposes, members of the public who wish to participate must daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Jun 21, 2018 Jkt 244001 register at least seven (7) days in advance of the meeting/conference call by contacting Mr. Joy. All interested participants will be required to meet at the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, 810 7th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20531, and will be required to sign in at the front desk. Note: Photo identification will be required for admission. Additional identification documents may be required. Access to the meeting/conference call will not be allowed without prior registration. Anyone requiring special accommodations should contact Mr. Joy at least seven (7) days in advance of the meeting. Please submit any comments or written statements for consideration by the Review Board in writing at least seven (7) days in advance of the meeting date. Gregory Joy, Policy Advisor/Designated Federal Officer, Bureau of Justice Assistance. [FR Doc. 2018–13460 Filed 6–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Disability Employment Policy Proposed Information Collection Request Department of Labor (DOL). Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance 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. 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 can be properly assessed. Currently, the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) of the Department of Labor (DOL) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection of information for the Retaining Employment and Talent After Injury/Illness Network (RETAIN) Demonstration Projects and Evaluation. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29137 Submit comments on or before August 21, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to the Office of Disability Employment Policy, Room S–1303, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210, Attention: Juston Locks, Workforce Research Analyst, Division of Policy Planning and Research. Telephone number: (202) 693–7880. Fax: (202) 693–7888. Email: locks.juston@dol.gov. Instructions: Please submit one copy of your comments by only one method. All submissions received must include the agency name and collection name identified above for this information collection. Because we continue to experience delays in receiving mail in the Washington, DC area, commenters are strongly encouraged to transmit their comments electronically via email or to submit them by mail early. Comments, including any personal information provided, become a matter of public record. They will be summarized and/ or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Juston Locks, Workforce Research Analyst, Division of Policy Planning & Research, Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S–1303, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693–7880 (this is not a toll free number). Copies of this notice may be obtained in alternative formats (Large print, Braille, Audio Tape, or Disc), upon request by calling (202) 693–7880 (this is not a toll-free number). TTY/TTD callers may dial (202) 693–7881 to obtain information or to request materials in alternative formats. DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background In FY 2018, the Department of Labor and the Social Security Administration are collaborating to develop and test promising stay-at-work/return-to-work (SAW/RTW) early intervention strategies and evaluate outcomes for individuals who are at risk of experiencing work disability.1 Each year, millions of American workers leave the workforce after experiencing 1 For the purposes of RETAIN, the term ‘‘work disability’’ is defined as an illness, injury, or medical condition that has the potential to inhibit or prevent continued employment or labor force participation, and ‘‘federal disability benefits’’ refers specifically to the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs. See https://www.ssa.gov/ disability/ for more information on SSDI and SSI. E:\FR\FM\22JNN1.SGM 22JNN1 29138 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 121 / Friday, June 22, 2018 / Notices an injury or illness.2 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that 4 million nonfatal work-related injuries and illnesses occur annually, and the National Safety Council (NSC) estimates that there were over 14 million nonfatal, off-the-job injuries and illnesses in 2014 alone.3 According to NSC, over three times as many injuries requiring medical attention occur off-the-job compared to those that occur on-the-job. Indeed, some experts estimate that nonoccupational injuries and illnesses are roughly eight times as common as occupational ones.4 Hundreds of thousands of these workers go on to receive state or federal disability benefits.5 The socio-economic impacts of these injuries and illnesses on individuals, employers, and all levels of government can be significant and longlasting. SAW/RTW programs succeed by returning injured workers to productive work as soon as medically possible by providing interim part-time or light duty work and accommodations, as necessary. The RETAIN Demonstration Projects are modeled after promising programs currently operating in Washington State, including the Centers of Occupational Health and Education (COHE),6 the Early Return to Work (ERTW),7 and the Stay at Work programs.8 While these programs operate within the state’s workers’ compensation system and are available only to individuals experiencing workrelated injuries or illnesses, the RETAIN Demonstration Projects provide opportunities to improve SAW/RTW outcomes for individuals with both daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 2 Bardos, Maura, Hannah Burak, and Yonatan Ben-Shalom. ‘‘Assessing the Costs and Benefits of Return-to-Work Programs.’’ Final report submitted to the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy. Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research, March 2015. 3 U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 2012, ‘‘Injury and Illness Prevention Programs White Paper.’’ Available online at <https://www.osha.gov/dsg/ InjuryIllnessPreventionProgramsWhitePaper.html>. and National Safety Council. 2016, ‘‘Injury Facts, 2016 Edition.’’ Itasca, IL: Author. 4 Neuhauser, F. 2016. ‘‘The Myth of Workplace Injuries: or Why We Should Eliminate Workers’ Compensation for 90% of Workers and Employers.’’ IAIABC Perspectives. Accessed online at https:// www.iaiabc.org/iaiabc/Perspectives.asp. 5 Social Security Administration, ‘‘Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2016.’’ SSA Publication No. 13– 11826. Washington, DC: Social Security Administration, October 2017. 6 http://www.lni.wa.gov/ClaimsIns/Providers/Proj ResearchComm/OHS/default.asp. 7 http://www.lni.wa.gov/ClaimsIns/Insurance/ Injury/LightDuty/Ertw/Default.asp. 8 http://lni.wa.gov/Main/StayAtWork/. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Jun 21, 2018 Jkt 244001 occupational and non-occupational injuries and illnesses. The primary goals of the RETAIN Demonstration Projects are: 1. To increase employment retention and labor force participation of individuals who acquire, and/or are at risk of developing, work disabilities; and 2. To reduce long-term work disability among project participants, including the need for federal disability benefits (i.e., Social Security Disability Insurance [SSDI] and Supplemental Security Income [SSI]). The ultimate purpose of the demonstration is to validate and bring to scale evidence-based strategies to accomplish these goals. By September 2018, up to eight states will receive funding through a cooperative agreement to create systems changes by developing and implementing partnerships and strategies to test the effects of the provision of comprehensive, coordinated health and employmentrelated services and supports to injured or ill workers who have acquired, or are at risk of developing, a work disability. Awards will be made in two phases. In Phase 1, up to eight states will receive awards to complete start-up activities and launch a small pilot. In Phase 2, up to four of those states will receive awards to scale up their pilot to full implementation. Only Phase 1 awardees will be eligible to compete for Phase 2 awards. The purpose of the RETAIN employee participant information collection is to understand and assess RETAIN program start-up, pilot projects, and full implementation. II. Review Focus DOL is interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary, and 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. III. Current Actions Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy. Title: Retaining Employment and Talent After Injury/Illness Network (RETAIN) Demonstration Projects Baseline Data Collection and Reporting. PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Baseline Employee Participant Data Collection Total Respondents (Employee Participants): 10,667. Years 1–3 Total Respondents: 4,000 + 16,000 + 12,000 = 32,000. Average Annual Respondents: 32,000 / 3 = 10,667. Frequency: Rolling basis. Average Time per Response: Once pilots are launched and throughout implementation, RETAIN employee participants will spend approximately 20 minutes (0.33 hour) submitting baseline information at the time of enrollment. Estimated Total Burden Hours: The cumulative hours of burden due to the baseline employee participant data collection is approximately 1,320 hours in the first year (zero hours for the first three quarters and 1,320 in the fourth quarter) and approximately 5,280 hours in the second year and approximately 3,960 hours in the third year. This is an average of 3,520 hours of burden per year. ESTIMATED HOURS OF BURDEN DUE TO BASELINE PARTICIPANT DATA COLLECTION—YEARS 1–3 Employee participants Awardee Number of respondents Hours/ response State 1 ......................... State 2 ......................... State 3 ......................... State 4 ......................... State 5 ......................... State 6 ......................... State 7 ......................... State 8 ......................... Year 1, Qtrs 1–3 Total Year 1, Qtr 4 Total ...... *Year 2, Qtrs 1 and 2 Total ......................... *Year 2, Qtrs 3 and 4 .. **Year 3 ....................... 7,000 7,000 7,000 7,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 0 4,000 0.33 0.33 0.33 0.33 0.33 0.33 0.33 0.33 0 1,320 4,000 12,000 12,000 1,320 3,960 3,960 Three-year total ....... 32,000 10,560 * Year 2 will include six months of the pilot for eight states and six months of full implementation for the four states competitively selected for Phase 2 awards. ** In Year 3, the full 12 months will focus on fullscale implementation in the four Phase 2 states. 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. E:\FR\FM\22JNN1.SGM 22JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 121 / Friday, June 22, 2018 / Notices Comments submitted in response to this Notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the ICR; they will also become a matter of public record. Signed: at Washington, DC, this 15th day of June 2018. Jennifer Sheehy, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Disability Employment Policy. [FR Doc. 2018–13437 Filed 6–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–27–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Fair Labor Standards Act Special Employment Provisions Notice of availability; request for comments. ACTION: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ‘‘Fair Labor Standards Act Special Employment Provisions,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995. Public comments on the ICR are invited. DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before July 23, 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 free of charge from the RegInfo.gov website at http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAView ICR?ref_nbr=201711-1235-002 (this link will only become active on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693–4129, TTY 202– 693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or sending an email to DOL_ PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. Submit comments about this request by mail to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL–WHD, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202–395–5806 (this is not a toll-free number); or by email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Jun 21, 2018 Jkt 244001 comments by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor-OASAM, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Attn: Departmental Information Compliance Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693– 4129, TTY 202–693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or sending an email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks approval under the PRA for revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Special Employment Provisions information collection. FLSA special employment provisions relate to restrictions on industrial homework and to the use of special certificates that allow for the employment of categories of workers who may be paid less than the statutory minimum wage to the extent necessary to prevent curtailment of their employment opportunities. This information collection has been classified as a revision, because the Department proposes to revise forms WH–226 (Application for Authority to Employ Workers with Disabilities at Special Minimum Wages) and WH– 226A (Supplemental Data Sheet for Application for Authority to Employ Workers with Disabilities at Special Minimum Wages). The proposed changes would provide an electronic platform the public may use to submit Forms WH–226 and WH–226A. The substance of the proposed electronic forms is substantially the same with minor word changes to accommodate the type of submission (electronic versus paper). FLSA sections 11(d) and 14(a) and 14(b) authorize this information collection. See 29 U.S.C. 211(d), 214(a), 214(b). 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. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection under Control Number 1235–0001. The current approval is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2019; however, the DOL notes that existing information PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 29139 collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. New requirements would only take effect upon OMB approval. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on November 9, 2016 (82 FR 78861). Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section within thirty (30) days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1235–0001. The OMB 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–WHD. Title of Collection: Fair Labor Standards Act Special Employment Provisions. OMB Control Number: 1235–0001. Affected Public: Private Sector— businesses or other for-profits and notfor-profit institutions. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 336,607. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 1,345,357. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 693,807 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $2,482. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Dated: June 18, 2018. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–13424 Filed 6–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–27–P E:\FR\FM\22JNN1.SGM 22JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 121 (Friday, June 22, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 29137-29139]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Disability Employment Policy


Proposed Information Collection Request

AGENCY: Department of Labor (DOL).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance 
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. 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 can be 
properly assessed. Currently, the Office of Disability Employment 
Policy (ODEP) of the Department of Labor (DOL) is soliciting comments 
concerning the proposed collection of information for the Retaining 
Employment and Talent After Injury/Illness Network (RETAIN) 
Demonstration Projects and Evaluation.
    A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be 
obtained by contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES section 
of this notice.

DATES: Submit comments on or before August 21, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to the Office of Disability 
Employment Policy, Room S-1303, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, 
DC 20210, Attention: Juston Locks, Workforce Research Analyst, Division 
of Policy Planning and Research.
    Telephone number: (202) 693-7880.
    Fax: (202) 693-7888.
    Email: [email protected].
    Instructions: Please submit one copy of your comments by only one 
method. All submissions received must include the agency name and 
collection name identified above for this information collection. 
Because we continue to experience delays in receiving mail in the 
Washington, DC area, commenters are strongly encouraged to transmit 
their comments electronically via email or to submit them by mail 
early. Comments, including any personal information provided, become a 
matter of public record. They will be summarized and/or included in the 
request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information 
collection request.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Juston Locks, Workforce Research 
Analyst, Division of Policy Planning & Research, Office of Disability 
Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S-1303, 200 
Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-7880 
(this is not a toll free number). Copies of this notice may be obtained 
in alternative formats (Large print, Braille, Audio Tape, or Disc), 
upon request by calling (202) 693-7880 (this is not a toll-free 
number). TTY/TTD callers may dial (202) 693-7881 to obtain information 
or to request materials in alternative formats.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    In FY 2018, the Department of Labor and the Social Security 
Administration are collaborating to develop and test promising stay-at-
work/return-to-work (SAW/RTW) early intervention strategies and 
evaluate outcomes for individuals who are at risk of experiencing work 
disability.\1\ Each year, millions of American workers leave the 
workforce after experiencing

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an injury or illness.\2\ The Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration (OSHA) estimates that 4 million nonfatal work-related 
injuries and illnesses occur annually, and the National Safety Council 
(NSC) estimates that there were over 14 million nonfatal, off-the-job 
injuries and illnesses in 2014 alone.\3\ According to NSC, over three 
times as many injuries requiring medical attention occur off-the-job 
compared to those that occur on-the-job. Indeed, some experts estimate 
that non-occupational injuries and illnesses are roughly eight times as 
common as occupational ones.\4\ Hundreds of thousands of these workers 
go on to receive state or federal disability benefits.\5\ The socio-
economic impacts of these injuries and illnesses on individuals, 
employers, and all levels of government can be significant and long-
lasting.
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    \1\ For the purposes of RETAIN, the term ``work disability'' is 
defined as an illness, injury, or medical condition that has the 
potential to inhibit or prevent continued employment or labor force 
participation, and ``federal disability benefits'' refers 
specifically to the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and 
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs. See https://www.ssa.gov/disability/ for more information on SSDI and SSI.
    \2\ Bardos, Maura, Hannah Burak, and Yonatan Ben-Shalom. 
``Assessing the Costs and Benefits of Return-to-Work Programs.'' 
Final report submitted to the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of 
Disability Employment Policy. Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy 
Research, March 2015.
    \3\ U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration, 2012, ``Injury and Illness Prevention Programs White 
Paper.'' Available online at <https://www.osha.gov/dsg/InjuryIllnessPreventionProgramsWhitePaper.html>. and National Safety 
Council. 2016, ``Injury Facts, 2016 Edition.'' Itasca, IL: Author.
    \4\ Neuhauser, F. 2016. ``The Myth of Workplace Injuries: or Why 
We Should Eliminate Workers' Compensation for 90% of Workers and 
Employers.'' IAIABC Perspectives. Accessed online at https://www.iaiabc.org/iaiabc/Perspectives.asp.
    \5\ Social Security Administration, ``Annual Statistical Report 
on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2016.'' SSA 
Publication No. 13-11826. Washington, DC: Social Security 
Administration, October 2017.
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    SAW/RTW programs succeed by returning injured workers to productive 
work as soon as medically possible by providing interim part-time or 
light duty work and accommodations, as necessary. The RETAIN 
Demonstration Projects are modeled after promising programs currently 
operating in Washington State, including the Centers of Occupational 
Health and Education (COHE),\6\ the Early Return to Work (ERTW),\7\ and 
the Stay at Work programs.\8\ While these programs operate within the 
state's workers' compensation system and are available only to 
individuals experiencing work-related injuries or illnesses, the RETAIN 
Demonstration Projects provide opportunities to improve SAW/RTW 
outcomes for individuals with both occupational and non-occupational 
injuries and illnesses.
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    \6\ http://www.lni.wa.gov/ClaimsIns/Providers/ProjResearchComm/OHS/default.asp.
    \7\ http://www.lni.wa.gov/ClaimsIns/Insurance/Injury/LightDuty/Ertw/Default.asp.
    \8\ http://lni.wa.gov/Main/StayAtWork/.
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    The primary goals of the RETAIN Demonstration Projects are:
    1. To increase employment retention and labor force participation 
of individuals who acquire, and/or are at risk of developing, work 
disabilities; and
    2. To reduce long-term work disability among project participants, 
including the need for federal disability benefits (i.e., Social 
Security Disability Insurance [SSDI] and Supplemental Security Income 
[SSI]).
    The ultimate purpose of the demonstration is to validate and bring 
to scale evidence-based strategies to accomplish these goals.
    By September 2018, up to eight states will receive funding through 
a cooperative agreement to create systems changes by developing and 
implementing partnerships and strategies to test the effects of the 
provision of comprehensive, coordinated health and employment-related 
services and supports to injured or ill workers who have acquired, or 
are at risk of developing, a work disability. Awards will be made in 
two phases. In Phase 1, up to eight states will receive awards to 
complete start-up activities and launch a small pilot. In Phase 2, up 
to four of those states will receive awards to scale up their pilot to 
full implementation. Only Phase 1 awardees will be eligible to compete 
for Phase 2 awards.
    The purpose of the RETAIN employee participant information 
collection is to understand and assess RETAIN program start-up, pilot 
projects, and full implementation.

II. Review Focus

    DOL is interested in comments that:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary, and 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.

III. Current Actions

    Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment 
Policy.
    Title: Retaining Employment and Talent After Injury/Illness Network 
(RETAIN) Demonstration Projects Baseline Data Collection and Reporting.

Baseline Employee Participant Data Collection

    Total Respondents (Employee Participants): 10,667.
    Years 1-3 Total Respondents: 4,000 + 16,000 + 12,000 = 32,000.
    Average Annual Respondents: 32,000 / 3 = 10,667.
    Frequency: Rolling basis.
    Average Time per Response: Once pilots are launched and throughout 
implementation, RETAIN employee participants will spend approximately 
20 minutes (0.33 hour) submitting baseline information at the time of 
enrollment.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: The cumulative hours of burden due to 
the baseline employee participant data collection is approximately 
1,320 hours in the first year (zero hours for the first three quarters 
and 1,320 in the fourth quarter) and approximately 5,280 hours in the 
second year and approximately 3,960 hours in the third year. This is an 
average of 3,520 hours of burden per year.

 Estimated Hours of Burden Due to Baseline Participant Data Collection--
                                Years 1-3
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                                                  Employee participants
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                    Awardee                      Number of      Hours/
                                                respondents    response
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State 1.......................................        7,000         0.33
State 2.......................................        7,000         0.33
State 3.......................................        7,000         0.33
State 4.......................................        7,000         0.33
State 5.......................................        1,000         0.33
State 6.......................................        1,000         0.33
State 7.......................................        1,000         0.33
State 8.......................................        1,000         0.33
Year 1, Qtrs 1-3 Total........................            0            0
Year 1, Qtr 4 Total...........................        4,000        1,320
*Year 2, Qtrs 1 and 2 Total...................        4,000        1,320
*Year 2, Qtrs 3 and 4.........................       12,000        3,960
**Year 3......................................       12,000        3,960
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  Three-year total............................       32,000       10,560
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* Year 2 will include six months of the pilot for eight states and six
  months of full implementation for the four states competitively
  selected for Phase 2 awards.
** In Year 3, the full 12 months will focus on full-scale implementation
  in the four Phase 2 states.

    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.

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    Comments submitted in response to this Notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget 
approval of the ICR; they will also become a matter of public record.

    Signed: at Washington, DC, this 15th day of June 2018.
Jennifer Sheehy,
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Disability Employment Policy.
[FR Doc. 2018-13437 Filed 6-21-18; 8:45 am]
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