Membership of the Departmental Performance Review Board, 58683 [2019-23887]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 212 / Friday, November 1, 2019 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Membership of the Departmental Performance Review Board Department of Commerce. Notice of membership of the Departmental Performance Review Board. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of Commerce (DOC), announces the appointment of those individuals who have been selected to serve as members of the Departmental Performance Review Board. The Performance Review Board is responsible for (1) reviewing performance appraisals and ratings of Senior Executive Service (SES) members and (2) making recommendations to the appointing authority on other performance management issues, such as pay adjustments, bonuses and Presidential Rank Awards. The appointment of these members to the Performance Review Board will be for a period of twenty-four (24) months. DATES: The period of appointment for those individuals selected for the Departmental Performance Review Board begins on November 1, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joan Nagielski, U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Human Resources Management, Department of Commerce Human Capital Client Services, Office of Employment and Compensation, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW, Room 50013, Washington, DC 20230, at (202) 482–6342. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 4314(c)(4), the Department of Commerce (DOC), announces the appointment of those individuals who have been selected to serve as members of the Departmental Performance Review Board. The Performance Review Board is responsible for (1) reviewing performance appraisals and ratings of Senior Executive Service (SES) members and (2) making recommendations to the appointing authority on other performance management issues, such as pay adjustments, bonuses and Presidential Rank Awards. The appointment of these members to the Performance Review Board will be for a period of twenty-four (24) months. The name, position title, and type of appointment of each member of the Performance Review Board are set forth below: 1. Department of Commerce, Office of the Secretary (OS) Renee Macklin, Director of Information Technology for Enterprise Services, Career SES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:23 Oct 31, 2019 Jkt 250001 2. Department of Commerce, Office of the General Counsel, Office of the Secretary (OGC/OS) John Guenther, Chief, Employment and Labor Law Division, Career SES 3. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Agency (EDA) Gregory Brown, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer, Career SES 4. Department of Commerce, U.S. Bureau of the Census Lisa Blumerman, Chief, Office of Survey and Census Analytics, Career SES Dated: October 29, 2019. Joan Nagielski, Human Resources Specialist, Office of Employment and Compensation, Department of Commerce Human Capital Client Services, Office of Human Resources Management, Office of the Secretary, Department of Commerce. [FR Doc. 2019–23887 Filed 10–31–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–03–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act. Agency: U.S. Census Bureau. Title: American Community Survey Methods Panel Tests, 2020 Specialized Mail Materials Test. OMB Control Number: 0607–0936. Form Number(s): ACS–1(X) (2020), ACS internet. Type of Request: Non-Substantive Change Request. Number of Respondents: 2,016,000. Average Hours per Response: 40 minutes for the average household questionnaire. Burden Hours: No additional burden hours are requested under this nonsubstantive change request. Needs and Uses: The American Community Survey (ACS) collects detailed socioeconomic data from about 3.5 million housing units in the United States and 36,000 in Puerto Rico each year. The ACS also collects detailed socioeconomic data from about 195,000 residents living in Group Quarter (GQ) facilities. An ongoing data collection effort with an annual sample of this magnitude requires that the ACS continue research, testing, and evaluations aimed at reducing respondent burden, improving data quality, achieving survey cost PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58683 efficiencies, and improving ACS questionnaire content and related data collection materials. The ACS Methods Panel is a research program designed to address and respond to issues and survey needs. Households in sample for the ACS in 2020 are legally required to respond to both the ACS and the decennial census. Receiving two sets of mailings in one calendar year can be confusing to respondents, which can increase the perception that the ACS is burdensome and intrusive and decrease the rate of self-response. During the 2010 Census, ACS response rates were higher than usual in the first few months of the year but were lower than usual in the spring and summer months (Chesnut and Davis 2011, Baumgardner 2013). The increased response rates early in the year were attributed to the decennial census communications campaign while the decrease later in the year was attributed to respondent confusion or burden, as respondents had already filled out the decennial census form. To mitigate these issues, a set of modified mail materials were developed with language that directly addresses the difference between the ACS and the 2020 Census, in order to differentiate the two. These materials will be used during the main response period for the 2020 Census, March through September. The language modifications in the 2020 ACS materials are based on an evaluation conducted by the Census Bureau in 2010 to examine the use of modified language, color, and branding to create a distinct identity for the ACS (Chesnut and Davis 2011). Additionally, cognitive interviews of the 2020 ACS modified materials were conducted in the fall of 2018. In order to assess the effect of the modified messaging in the ACS materials the Census Bureau is proposing to conduct the 2020 Specialized Mail Materials Test. From March through September, the ACS will use mail materials that help clarify that these mailings are not for the 2020 Census. This will be the control treatment for the experiment and will be sent to approximately 264,000 sampled addresses each month. The experimental treatment will not contain the modified language but otherwise will be the same as the control materials. These materials will be sent to approximately 24,000 sampled addresses each month from March through September and will also be used for ACS production for the remainder of the year (January, February, and October through December). E:\FR\FM\01NON1.SGM 01NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE


Membership of the Departmental Performance Review Board

AGENCY: Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of membership of the Departmental Performance Review 
Board.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (DOC), announces the appointment of 
those individuals who have been selected to serve as members of the 
Departmental Performance Review Board. The Performance Review Board is 
responsible for (1) reviewing performance appraisals and ratings of 
Senior Executive Service (SES) members and (2) making recommendations 
to the appointing authority on other performance management issues, 
such as pay adjustments, bonuses and Presidential Rank Awards. The 
appointment of these members to the Performance Review Board will be 
for a period of twenty-four (24) months.

DATES: The period of appointment for those individuals selected for the 
Departmental Performance Review Board begins on November 1, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joan Nagielski, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, Office of Human Resources Management, Department of Commerce 
Human Capital Client Services, Office of Employment and Compensation, 
14th and Constitution Avenue NW, Room 50013, Washington, DC 20230, at 
(202) 482-6342.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 4314(c)(4), the 
Department of Commerce (DOC), announces the appointment of those 
individuals who have been selected to serve as members of the 
Departmental Performance Review Board. The Performance Review Board is 
responsible for (1) reviewing performance appraisals and ratings of 
Senior Executive Service (SES) members and (2) making recommendations 
to the appointing authority on other performance management issues, 
such as pay adjustments, bonuses and Presidential Rank Awards. The 
appointment of these members to the Performance Review Board will be 
for a period of twenty-four (24) months. The name, position title, and 
type of appointment of each member of the Performance Review Board are 
set forth below:

1. Department of Commerce, Office of the Secretary (OS)
    Renee Macklin, Director of Information Technology for Enterprise 
Services, Career SES
2. Department of Commerce, Office of the General Counsel, Office of the 
Secretary (OGC/OS)
    John Guenther, Chief, Employment and Labor Law Division, Career SES
3. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Agency (EDA)
    Gregory Brown, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative 
Officer, Career SES
4. Department of Commerce, U.S. Bureau of the Census
    Lisa Blumerman, Chief, Office of Survey and Census Analytics, 
Career SES

    Dated: October 29, 2019.
Joan Nagielski,
Human Resources Specialist, Office of Employment and Compensation, 
Department of Commerce Human Capital Client Services, Office of Human 
Resources Management, Office of the Secretary, Department of Commerce.
[FR Doc. 2019-23887 Filed 10-31-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-03-P