Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Occupational Code Assignment, 24822-24823 [2019-11103]

Download as PDF 24822 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 103 / Wednesday, May 29, 2019 / Notices promoting greater program integration through common metrics across programs; and increasing alignment with the broader vision of WIOA. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES V. Application of the WIOA Statistical Adjustment Model To Establish Targets Targets for the proposed Reemployment Rate for All Eligible Individuals after the 2nd Quarter of Program Exit Core Measure will be based on the performance targets established for Wagner-Peyser program participants in the WIOA Performance Negotiation Tool. This tool is intended to facilitate the process for setting performance targets, which are based on the Statistical Adjustment Model. The Statistical Adjustment Model is required by Sec. 116(b)(3)(viii), of WIOA, and established by the Department as an objective statistical regression model to be used to make adjustments to the state negotiated levels of performance for actual economic conditions and the characteristics of participants served at the end of the program year. It also is a key factor to be used in arriving at mutual agreement on state negotiated levels of performance. State-level actual performance outcomes are a function of (a) the characteristics of the participants being served, and (b) the labor market conditions in which those participants are being served. WIOA specifically requires that both of these factors be accounted for, and the use of a statistical model enables accounting for variations as a result of both factors when negotiating performance targets. More detailed information is available for both the WIOA Performance Negotiation Tool and the Statistical Adjustment Model at the Department website: https://www.doleta.gov/ performance/guidance/negotiating.cfm. Note: No performance targets will be set for the first performance period following implementation of the proposed Reemployment Rate for all UI eligible individuals after the 2nd Quarter of Program Exit Core Measure. State baseline data collected in the first performance period will inform performance targets in subsequent performance periods based on the WagnerPeyser targets as established in the WIOA Performance Negotiation Tool. The Statistical Adjustment Model does not apply to the Reemployment Rate after the 2nd Quarter of Program Exit for RESEA Program Participants and Median Wage in the 2nd Quarter after Program Exit for RESEA Program Participants Program Performance Measures, and no performance targets will be established for these two measures. VI. Data Source As noted above, the data to support the proposed performance measures will come from the PIRL (ETA 9172). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:45 May 28, 2019 Jkt 247001 The PIRL framework allows states to organize data in a standardized format within WIPS using the various elements or data points. The following PIRL elements are used in the calculation of the measures described in Section IV above: D Date of Program Exit—The quarter in which 90 days has passed and a WIOA participant has not received staff assisted services and is exited from the program (Data Element 901). D UI Eligible Status—A WIOA participant who meets Unemployment Compensation (UC) Eligible Status Criteria by receiving or exhausting UI benefits (also called a UI Eligible Participant) (Data Element 401). D RESEA Participants—Meets UC Eligible Status Criteria (Data Element 401=1, RESEA). D Employed In 2nd Quarter after Exit Quarter (Data Element 1602). D Other Reasons for Exit Criteria (Data Element 923). D Wages in 2nd Quarter After the WIOA program Exit Quarter (Data Element 1704). Additional information on the above PIRL elements can be found at the link below: https://www.doleta.gov/ performance/pfdocs/ETA_9172_DOL_ PIRL_062816.pdf. There is no additional reporting burden to states as a result of implementing these measures since ETA will use data that is currently collected and reported via the PIRL (ETA 9172). VII. Performance Period The performance period for these measures is the one-year period ending March 31 of the performance year. VIII. Data Collection Costs Because these proposed measures use data currently collected through the ETA 9172 report (OMB Control #1205– 0521—Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Performance Accountability, Information, and Reporting System), there will be no data collection start-up costs or any costs in addition to the current reporting requirements associated with the ETA 9172 report. Signed in Washington, DC. Molly Conway, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training. [FR Doc. 2019–11104 Filed 5–28–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Occupational Code Assignment ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Occupational Code Assignment.’’ 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). SUMMARY: Consideration will be given to all written comments received by July 29, 2019. 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 by contacting Lauren Fairley by telephone at (202) 693–3731 (this is not a toll-free number), TTY/TDD 1–877–889–5627 (this is not a toll-free number), or by email at fairley.lauren@dol.gov or by accessing: http://www.onetcenter.org/ ombclearance.html. 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—Division of National Programs Tools and Technical Assistance, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, C4526, Washington, DC 20210, by email: fairley.lauren@dol.gov or by Fax (202) 693–3015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lauren Fairley by telephone at (202) 693–3015 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at fairley.lauren@dol.gov. 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 DATES: E:\FR\FM\29MYN1.SGM 29MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 103 / Wednesday, May 29, 2019 / Notices khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements can be properly assessed. I. Background The Occupational Code Assignment form (ETA 741) was developed as a public service to the users of the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), in an effort to help them in obtaining occupational codes and titles for jobs that they are unable to locate in O*NET. The O*NET system classifies nearly all jobs in the United States economy. However, new specialties are constantly evolving and emerging. The use of the OCA is voluntary and is provided: (1) As a uniform format to the public and private sector to submit information in order to receive assistance in identifying an occupational code; (2) to assist the O*NET system in identifying potential occupations that may need to be included in future O*NET data collection efforts; and (3) to provide input to a database of alternative (lay) titles to facilitate searches for occupational information in the O*NET websites including O*NET OnLine (http://online.onetcenter.org), My Next Move (www.MyNextMove.gov), My Next Move for Veterans (www.MyNextMove.org/vets), O*NET Code Connector (www.onetcodeconnector.org), as well as CareerOneStop (www.careeronestop.org). The OCA process is designed to help the occupational information user relate an occupational specialty or a job title to an occupational code and title within the framework of the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) based O*NET system. The O*NET–SOC system consists of a database that organizes the work done by individuals into approximately 1,000 occupational categories. In addition, O*NET occupations have associated data on the importance and level of a range of occupational characteristics and requirements, including Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Tasks and Work Activities. Since the O*NET–SOC system is based on the SOC system, identifying an O*NET–SOC code and title also facilitates linkage to national, state, and local occupational employment and wage estimates. Section 308 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:45 May 28, 2019 Jkt 247001 approved by 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– 0137. Submitted comments will also be a matter of public record for this ICR and posted on the internet, without redaction. DOL encourages commenters not to include personally identifiable information, confidential business data, or other sensitive statements/ information in any comments. 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. Type of Review: Extension without changes. Title of Collection: Occupational Code Assignment. Form: ETA 741. OMB Control Number: 1205–0137. Affected Public: Federal government, state and local government, business or other for-profit/non-profit institutions, and individuals. Estimated Number of Respondents: 25. Frequency: On occasion. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 25. PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24823 Estimated Average Time per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 12.5 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). Molly E. Conway, Acting Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training. [FR Doc. 2019–11103 Filed 5–28–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Current Population Survey Disability Supplement Notice of availability; request for comments. ACTION: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Current Population Survey Disability Supplement,’’ 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 June 28, 2019. 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/ PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201812-1220-002 (this link will only become active on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting Frederick Licari by telephone at 202–693–8073, 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–BLS, 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29MYN1.SGM 29MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 
Occupational Code Assignment

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor's (DOL) Employment and Training 
Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed 
extension for the authority to conduct the information collection 
request (ICR) titled, ``Occupational Code Assignment.'' 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 
July 29, 2019.

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 by 
contacting Lauren Fairley by telephone at (202) 693-3731 (this is not a 
toll-free number), TTY/TDD 1-877-889-5627 (this is not a toll-free 
number), or by email at [email protected] or by accessing: http://www.onetcenter.org/ombclearance.html.
    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--Division of National Programs Tools and 
Technical Assistance, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, C4526, Washington, DC 
20210, by email: [email protected] or by Fax (202) 693-3015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lauren Fairley by telephone at (202) 
693-3015 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at 
[email protected].

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

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clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements can be 
properly assessed.

I. Background

    The Occupational Code Assignment form (ETA 741) was developed as a 
public service to the users of the Occupational Information Network 
(O*NET), in an effort to help them in obtaining occupational codes and 
titles for jobs that they are unable to locate in O*NET. The O*NET 
system classifies nearly all jobs in the United States economy. 
However, new specialties are constantly evolving and emerging. The use 
of the OCA is voluntary and is provided: (1) As a uniform format to the 
public and private sector to submit information in order to receive 
assistance in identifying an occupational code; (2) to assist the O*NET 
system in identifying potential occupations that may need to be 
included in future O*NET data collection efforts; and (3) to provide 
input to a database of alternative (lay) titles to facilitate searches 
for occupational information in the O*NET websites including O*NET 
OnLine (http://online.onetcenter.org), My Next Move 
(www.MyNextMove.gov), My Next Move for Veterans (www.MyNextMove.org/vets), O*NET Code Connector (www.onetcodeconnector.org), as well as 
CareerOneStop (www.careeronestop.org).
    The OCA process is designed to help the occupational information 
user relate an occupational specialty or a job title to an occupational 
code and title within the framework of the Standard Occupational 
Classification (SOC) based O*NET system. The O*NET-SOC system consists 
of a database that organizes the work done by individuals into 
approximately 1,000 occupational categories. In addition, O*NET 
occupations have associated data on the importance and level of a range 
of occupational characteristics and requirements, including Knowledge, 
Skills, Abilities, Tasks and Work Activities. Since the O*NET-SOC 
system is based on the SOC system, identifying an O*NET-SOC code and 
title also facilitates linkage to national, state, and local 
occupational employment and wage estimates. Section 308 of the 
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity 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 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 
1205-0137.
    Submitted comments will also be a matter of public record for this 
ICR and posted on the internet, without redaction. DOL encourages 
commenters not to include personally identifiable information, 
confidential business data, or other sensitive statements/information 
in any comments.
    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.
    Type of Review: Extension without changes.
    Title of Collection: Occupational Code Assignment.
    Form: ETA 741.
    OMB Control Number: 1205-0137.
    Affected Public: Federal government, state and local government, 
business or other for-profit/non-profit institutions, and individuals.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 25.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 25.
    Estimated Average Time per Response: 30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 12.5 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0.

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

Molly E. Conway,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training.
[FR Doc. 2019-11103 Filed 5-28-19; 8:45 am]
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