Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Information Collections: The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, As Amended, 38061-38062 [2019-16636]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 150 / Monday, August 5, 2019 / Notices Nominations, including supporting letters, should: • State the person’s qualifications to serve on the Council (including any particular specialized knowledge or experience relevant to the nominee’s proposed Council position); • state that the candidate will accept appointment to the Council if offered; • include which of the five positions (representing groups or fields) you are nominating the candidate to fill; • include the nominee’s full name, work affiliation, mailing address, phone number, and email address; • include the nominator’s full name, mailing address, phone number, and email address; • include the nominator’s signature, whether sent by email or otherwise. Please do not include any information that you do not want publicly disclosed. The Department will contact nominees for information on their political affiliation and their status as registered lobbyists. Anyone currently subject to federal registration requirements as a lobbyist is not eligible for appointment. Nominees should be aware of the time commitment for attending meetings and actively participating in the work of the Council. Historically, this has meant a commitment of at least 20 days per year. The Department of Labor has a process for vetting nominees under consideration for appointment. Signed at Washington, DC, this 26th day of July, 2019. Preston Rutledge, Assistant Secretary, Employee Benefits Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2019–16637 Filed 8–2–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Wage and Hour Division Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Information Collections: The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, As Amended Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed revision of the information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, As Amended.’’ This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:42 Aug 02, 2019 Jkt 247001 accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). 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. A copy of the proposed information request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this Notice. You may also review the proposed forms changes at: https://www.dol.gov/whd/fmla/ forms2019.htm. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section below on or before October 4, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Control Number 1235– 0003, by either one of the following methods: Email: WHDPRAComments@ dol.gov; Mail, Hand Delivery, Courier: Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation, Wage and Hour, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S–3502, 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 Control Number 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 also be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the information collection request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Waterman, Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation, Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S– 3502, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693–0406 (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) 693–0023 (not a toll-free number). TTY/TTD callers may dial toll-free (877) 889–5627 to obtain information or request materials in alternative formats. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background: The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA), 29 PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38061 U.S.C. 2601, requires private sector employers who employ 50 or more employees, all public and private elementary schools, and all public agencies to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave during any 12-month period to eligible employees for certain family and medical reasons (for birth of a son or daughter and to care for the newborn child; for placement with the employee of a son or daughter for adoption or foster care; to care for the employee’s spouse, son, daughter, or parent with a serious health condition; because of a serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the functions of the employee’s job; and to address qualifying exigencies arising out of the deployment of the employee’s spouse, son, daughter, or parent to covered active duty in the military), and up to 26 weeks of unpaid, job protected leave during a single 12-month period to care for a covered servicemember with a serious injury or illness who is the spouse, son, daughter, parent, or next of kin to the employee. The Wage Hour Division (WHD) created optional use forms: WHD Publication 1420, WH–380–E, WH–380– F, WH–381, WH–382, WH–384, WH– 385, and WH–385–V to assist employers and employees in meeting their FMLA third-party notification obligations. WHD Publication 1420 allows employers to satisfy the general notice requirement. See § 825.300(a). Form WH–380–E allows an employee requesting FMLA leave for his or her own serious health condition to satisfy the statutory requirement to furnish, upon the employer’s request, appropriate certification (including a second or third opinion and recertification) to support the need for leave for the employee’s own serious health condition. See § 825.305(a). Form WH–380–F allows an employee requesting FMLA leave for a family member’s serious health condition to satisfy the statutory requirement to furnish, upon the employer’s request, appropriate certification (including a second or third opinion and recertification) to support the need for leave for the family member’s serious health condition. See § 825.305(a). Form WH–381 allows an employer to satisfy the regulatory requirement to provide employees taking FMLA leave with written notice detailing specific expectations and obligations of the employee and explaining any consequences of a failure to meet these obligations. See § 825.300(b) and (c). Form WH–382 allows an employer to meet its obligation to designate leave as E:\FR\FM\05AUN1.SGM 05AUN1 jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 38062 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 150 / Monday, August 5, 2019 / Notices FMLA-qualifying. See § 825.301(a). Form WH–384 allows an employee requesting FMLA leave based on a qualifying exigency to satisfy the statutory requirement to furnish, upon the employer’s request, appropriate certification to support leave for a qualifying exigency. See § 825.309. Form WH–385 allows an employee requesting FMLA leave based on an active duty covered servicemember’s serious injury or illness to satisfy the statutory requirement to furnish, upon the employer’s request, a medical certification from an authorized health care provider. See § 825.310. Form WH– 385–V allows an employee requesting leave based on a veteran’s serious injury or illness to satisfy the statutory requirement to furnish, upon the employer’s request, a medical certification from an authorized health care provider. See § 825.310. II. Review Focus: The Department of Labor is particularly interested in comments which: • 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; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; • 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; • 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 submissions of responses. III. Current Actions: The Department of Labor seeks an approval for the revision of this information collection in order to ensure effective administration of the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, As Amended. Type of Review: Revision. Agency: Wage and Hour Division. Title: The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, As Amended. OMB Control Number: 1235–0003. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit, Not-for-profit institutions, Farms, State, Local, or Tribal Government. Total Respondents: 6,888,800. Total Annual Responses: 79,357,763. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 8,307,116. Estimated Time per Response: Varies with type of request (1.25–20 minutes): VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:42 Aug 02, 2019 Jkt 247001 Frequency: On occasion. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operation/ maintenance): $218,144,866. Dated: July 30, 2019. Robert M. Waterman, Division of Regulations, Legislation and Interpretation. [FR Doc. 2019–16636 Filed 8–2–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–27–P OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board Membership AGENCY: Office of Management and Budget. ACTION: Notice. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) publishes the names of the members selected to serve on its Senior Executive Service (SES) Performance Review Board (PRB). This notice supersedes all previous notices of the PRB membership. SUMMARY: DATES: Applicable: July 1, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah Whittle Spooner, Assistant Director for Management and Operations, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503, 202–395–7402. Section 4314(c) of Title 5, U.S.C. requires each agency to establish, in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Office of Personnel Management, one or more PRBs. The PRB shall review and evaluate the initial appraisal of a senior executive’s performance by the supervisor, along with any response by the senior executive, and make recommendations to the final rating authority relative to the performance of the senior executive. The persons named below have been selected to serve on OMB’s PRB. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Kelly T. Colyar, Chief, Water and Power Branch Wesley M. Denton, Senior Advisor for Communications Jennifer L. Hanson, Chief, Income Maintenance Branch Kirsten J. Moncada, Chief, Privacy Branch Robert J. Nassif, Chief, Force Structure and Investment Branch PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Sarah Whittle Spooner, Assistant Director for Management and Operations Sarah Whittle Spooner, Assistant Director for Management and Operations. [FR Doc. 2019–16567 Filed 8–2–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3110–01–P NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) will submit the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. DATES: Comments should be received on or before September 4, 2019 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimates, or any other aspect of the information collections, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to (1) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for NCUA, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, or email at OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.gov and (2) NCUA PRA Clearance Officer, 1775 Duke Street, Suite 6018, Alexandria, VA 22314, or email at PRAComments@ ncua.gov. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the submission may be obtained by contacting Dawn Wolfgang at (703) 548–2279, emailing PRAComments@ncua.gov, or viewing the entire information collection request at www.reginfo.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Number: 3133–0004. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Title: NCUA Call Report and Profile. Forms: NCUA Form 5300 and 4501A. Abstract: Sections 106 and 202 of the Federal Credit Union Act require federally insured credit unions to make financial reports to the NCUA. Section 741.6 prescribes the method in which federally insured credit unions must submit this information to NCUA. NCUA Form 5300, Call Report, is used E:\FR\FM\05AUN1.SGM 05AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 150 (Monday, August 5, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 38061-38062]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-16636]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Wage and Hour Division


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 
Information Collections: The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, As 
Amended

AGENCY: Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is soliciting comments 
concerning a proposed revision of the information collection request 
(ICR) titled, ``The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, As Amended.'' 
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).
    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. A copy of the proposed information request can be obtained by 
contacting the office listed below in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT section of this Notice. You may also review the proposed forms 
changes at: https://www.dol.gov/whd/fmla/forms2019.htm.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
ADDRESSES section below on or before October 4, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Control Number 1235-
0003, by either one of the following methods: Email: 
[email protected]; Mail, Hand Delivery, Courier: Division of 
Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation, Wage and Hour, U.S. 
Department of Labor, Room S-3502, 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 Control Number 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 also be summarized and/or 
included in the request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
approval of the information collection request.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Waterman, Division of 
Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation, Wage and Hour Division, 
U.S. Department of Labor, Room S-3502, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-0406 (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) 693-0023 (not a toll-free number). TTY/TTD callers may 
dial toll-free (877) 889-5627 to obtain information or request 
materials in alternative formats.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    I. Background: The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA), 29 
U.S.C. 2601, requires private sector employers who employ 50 or more 
employees, all public and private elementary schools, and all public 
agencies to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave 
during any 12-month period to eligible employees for certain family and 
medical reasons (for birth of a son or daughter and to care for the 
newborn child; for placement with the employee of a son or daughter for 
adoption or foster care; to care for the employee's spouse, son, 
daughter, or parent with a serious health condition; because of a 
serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the 
functions of the employee's job; and to address qualifying exigencies 
arising out of the deployment of the employee's spouse, son, daughter, 
or parent to covered active duty in the military), and up to 26 weeks 
of unpaid, job protected leave during a single 12-month period to care 
for a covered servicemember with a serious injury or illness who is the 
spouse, son, daughter, parent, or next of kin to the employee.
    The Wage Hour Division (WHD) created optional use forms: WHD 
Publication 1420, WH-380-E, WH-380-F, WH-381, WH-382, WH-384, WH-385, 
and WH-385-V to assist employers and employees in meeting their FMLA 
third-party notification obligations. WHD Publication 1420 allows 
employers to satisfy the general notice requirement. See Sec.  
825.300(a). Form WH-380-E allows an employee requesting FMLA leave for 
his or her own serious health condition to satisfy the statutory 
requirement to furnish, upon the employer's request, appropriate 
certification (including a second or third opinion and recertification) 
to support the need for leave for the employee's own serious health 
condition. See Sec.  825.305(a). Form WH-380-F allows an employee 
requesting FMLA leave for a family member's serious health condition to 
satisfy the statutory requirement to furnish, upon the employer's 
request, appropriate certification (including a second or third opinion 
and recertification) to support the need for leave for the family 
member's serious health condition. See Sec.  825.305(a). Form WH-381 
allows an employer to satisfy the regulatory requirement to provide 
employees taking FMLA leave with written notice detailing specific 
expectations and obligations of the employee and explaining any 
consequences of a failure to meet these obligations. See Sec.  
825.300(b) and (c). Form WH-382 allows an employer to meet its 
obligation to designate leave as

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FMLA-qualifying. See Sec.  825.301(a). Form WH-384 allows an employee 
requesting FMLA leave based on a qualifying exigency to satisfy the 
statutory requirement to furnish, upon the employer's request, 
appropriate certification to support leave for a qualifying exigency. 
See Sec.  825.309. Form WH-385 allows an employee requesting FMLA leave 
based on an active duty covered servicemember's serious injury or 
illness to satisfy the statutory requirement to furnish, upon the 
employer's request, a medical certification from an authorized health 
care provider. See Sec.  825.310. Form WH-385-V allows an employee 
requesting leave based on a veteran's serious injury or illness to 
satisfy the statutory requirement to furnish, upon the employer's 
request, a medical certification from an authorized health care 
provider. See Sec.  825.310.
    II. Review Focus: The Department of Labor is particularly 
interested in comments which:
     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;
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected;
     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;
     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 submissions of responses.
    III. Current Actions: The Department of Labor seeks an approval for 
the revision of this information collection in order to ensure 
effective administration of the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, 
As Amended.
    Type of Review: Revision.
    Agency: Wage and Hour Division.
    Title: The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, As Amended.
    OMB Control Number: 1235-0003.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, Not-for-profit 
institutions, Farms, State, Local, or Tribal Government.
    Total Respondents: 6,888,800.
    Total Annual Responses: 79,357,763.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 8,307,116.
    Estimated Time per Response: Varies with type of request (1.25-20 
minutes):
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operation/maintenance): $218,144,866.

    Dated: July 30, 2019.
Robert M. Waterman,
Division of Regulations, Legislation and Interpretation.
[FR Doc. 2019-16636 Filed 8-2-19; 8:45 am]
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