Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Youthful Offender Grants Management Information System, 46761-46762 [2019-19140]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 172 / Thursday, September 5, 2019 / Notices respondents will complete the form annually with an average of 2 hours per response. 6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There are an estimated 1,636 total annual burden hours associated with this collection. If additional information is required contact: Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE, 3E.405B, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: August 30, 2019. Melody D. Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2019–19143 Filed 9–4–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Youthful Offender Grants Management Information System ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Youthful Offender Grants Management Information System.’’ This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). DATES: Consideration will be given to all written comments received by November 4, 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 Alex Green by telephone at 202–693–2759 (this is not a toll-free number), TTY 1– 877–889–5627 (this is not a toll-free number), or by email at green.alexander.m@dol.gov. Submit written comments about, or requests for a copy of, this ICR by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Reentry Employment khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Sep 04, 2019 Jkt 247001 Opportunities, Alex Green, Room N– 4508, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; by email: green.alexander.m@dol.gov; or by Fax 202–693–3313. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alex Green by telephone at 202–693–2759 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at green.alexander.m@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for final approval. This program helps to ensure requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements can be properly assessed. ETA is currently implementing a multi-program web-based performance reporting system for some of its grant programs. However, the seven Reentry Demonstration Project (RDP) grants awarded in June 2016 and the thirteen Pathways to Justice Careers (PJC) grants awarded in June 2016 and January 2017 are still using the legacy youth offender Management Information System (MIS) under OMB Control Number 1205–0513. Based on current funding levels of these grants, one RDP grant and four PJC grants may still be active after the current ICR for this MIS expires on January 31, 2020. This request is to extend the approval of this MIS for one year so that it may continue to operate until the remaining RDP and PJC grants end. This request includes the collection of data by grantees on participant characteristics, services provided, and participant outcomes; the quarterly performance report submitted by grantees; the quarterly narrative report; and the annual recidivism report. This request continues a reporting and recordkeeping system for a minimum level of information collection that is necessary to comply with Equal Opportunity requirements, to hold Youthful Offender grantees appropriately accountable for the Federal funds they receive, and to allow the Department to fulfill its oversight and management responsibilities. Section 185 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act authorizes the collection of data from grantees on the demographic characteristics of participants, activities provided, and program outcomes. PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46761 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– 0513. 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: Youthful Offender Grants Management Information System. Forms: Quarterly Performance Report, Quarterly Narrative Report, Recidivism Report. OMB Control Number: 1205–0513. E:\FR\FM\05SEN1.SGM 05SEN1 46762 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 172 / Thursday, September 5, 2019 / Notices Affected Public: Private Sector: Notfor-Profit Institutions; State and Local Juvenile and Adult Justice Agencies; Program Participants. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,020 (Unduplicated Count). Frequency: Quarterly for the performance and narrative reports, annually for the recidivism report. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 3,040. Estimated Average Time per Response: Varies. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,970. Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0. John Pallasch, Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. 2019–19140 Filed 9–4–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FT–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Fidelity Bonding Demonstration ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA), is soliciting comments on the Fidelity Bonding Demonstration information collection request (ICR). 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: All written comments must be received by November 4, 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 for free by contacting Mallery Johnson by telephone at 202– 693–3497 (this is not a toll-free number), TTY/TDD by calling the tollfree Federal Information Relay Service at 1–877–889–5627, or by email at Johnson.Mallery@dol.gov. Submit written comments about, or requests for a copy of, this ICR by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Reentry Employment Opportunities, Room N–4508, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; by email: Johnson.Mallery@ dol.gov; or by Fax: 202–693–3981. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Sep 04, 2019 Jkt 247001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mallery Johnson by telephone at 202– 693–3497 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at Johnson.Mallery@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for final approval. The program helps ensure that requested data is provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements can be properly assessed. The Federal Bonding Program provides fidelity bonds protecting employers who hire offenders and other at-risk job applicants from theft, forgery, or embezzlement by the employee. Although the bonds have mainly served offenders, any at-risk job applicant is eligible for bonding services, including: Recovering substance abusers (alcohol or drugs), public benefit recipients and other persons having poor financial credit, economically disadvantaged youth and adults who lack a work history, individuals dishonorably discharged from the military, and others. Over the years, the Federal Bonding Program has remained a relatively small program, currently serving about 900 individuals each year. DOL is expanding the use of fidelity bonds to place offenders in jobs by providing grant funds to states to purchase such bonds. In order to account for the accurate use and tracking of the expansion of fidelity bonding, the Department is now seeking approval under the PRA for a Fidelity Bond Issuance Form. This form lists the contact information of the job placement agency and the employer; identifies the person being insured; and provides the amount and the effective date of the bond issued. The form also identifies the occupation, hourly wage, and hours per week of the job placement; the employer type, industry, and size of the firm; and the gender, race, and ethnicity of the person insured. This information collection is conducted under the authority of Section 185(a)(2) of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which requires recipients of funds under Title I to maintain such records and submit such reports as the Secretary requires regarding the performance of Title I programs and activities (including Federal Bonding, a PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 WIOA Section 169 demonstration). The fidelity bonding demonstration grantees will report a recidivism rate for participants enrolled in Wagner-Peyser Employment Service. The proposed reporting and record-keeping system provides a minimum level of information collection that is necessary to comply with Equal Opportunity requirements, to hold grantees appropriately accountable for the Federal funds they receive to purchase bonds, and to allow the Department to fulfill its oversight and management responsibilities. 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. Only written comments will receive consideration. DOL will summarize and include these comments in the request for OMB approval of the final ICR. 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:\FR\FM\05SEN1.SGM 05SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 172 (Thursday, September 5, 2019)]
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[Pages 46761-46762]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-19140]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 
Youthful Offender Grants Management Information System

ACTION: Notice.

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

DATES: Consideration will be given to all written comments received by 
November 4, 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 Alex Green by telephone at 202-693-2759 (this is not a toll-
free number), TTY 1-877-889-5627 (this is not a toll-free number), or 
by email at [email protected].
    Submit written comments about, or requests for a copy of, this ICR 
by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and 
Training Administration, Reentry Employment Opportunities, Alex Green, 
Room N-4508, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; by 
email: [email protected]; or by Fax 202-693-3313.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alex Green by telephone at 202-693-
2759 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for final approval. This program helps to ensure requested 
data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and 
financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly 
understood, and the impact of collection requirements can be properly 
assessed.
    ETA is currently implementing a multi-program web-based performance 
reporting system for some of its grant programs. However, the seven 
Reentry Demonstration Project (RDP) grants awarded in June 2016 and the 
thirteen Pathways to Justice Careers (PJC) grants awarded in June 2016 
and January 2017 are still using the legacy youth offender Management 
Information System (MIS) under OMB Control Number 1205-0513. Based on 
current funding levels of these grants, one RDP grant and four PJC 
grants may still be active after the current ICR for this MIS expires 
on January 31, 2020.
    This request is to extend the approval of this MIS for one year so 
that it may continue to operate until the remaining RDP and PJC grants 
end. This request includes the collection of data by grantees on 
participant characteristics, services provided, and participant 
outcomes; the quarterly performance report submitted by grantees; the 
quarterly narrative report; and the annual recidivism report. This 
request continues a reporting and recordkeeping system for a minimum 
level of information collection that is necessary to comply with Equal 
Opportunity requirements, to hold Youthful Offender grantees 
appropriately accountable for the Federal funds they receive, and to 
allow the Department to fulfill its oversight and management 
responsibilities. Section 185 of the Workforce Innovation and 
Opportunity Act authorizes the collection of data from grantees on the 
demographic characteristics of participants, activities provided, and 
program outcomes.
    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 
1205-0513.
    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: Youthful Offender Grants Management 
Information System.
    Forms: Quarterly Performance Report, Quarterly Narrative Report, 
Recidivism Report.
    OMB Control Number: 1205-0513.

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    Affected Public: Private Sector: Not-for-Profit Institutions; State 
and Local Juvenile and Adult Justice Agencies; Program Participants.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,020 (Unduplicated Count).
    Frequency: Quarterly for the performance and narrative reports, 
annually for the recidivism report.
    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 3,040.
    Estimated Average Time per Response: Varies.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,970.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0.

John Pallasch,
Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration.
[FR Doc. 2019-19140 Filed 9-4-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4510-FT-P