Agency Information Collection Activity: Title 38 Positions-Applications and Appraisals for Employment, 21071 [2020-07908]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 73 / Wednesday, April 15, 2020 / Notices maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Theodore J. Dowd, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. [FR Doc. 2020–07921 Filed 4–14–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–33–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0205] Agency Information Collection Activity: Title 38 Positions— Applications and Appraisals for Employment Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before June 15, 2020. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov or to Brian McCarthy, Office of Regulatory and Administrative Affairs (10B4), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420 or email to Brian.McCarthy4@ va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0205’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian McCarthy at (202) 615–9241. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995, Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA. With respect to the following collection of information, VHA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Apr 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of VHA’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of VHA’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Authority: Public Law 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521. Title: Title 38 Positions—Applications and Appraisals for Employment, VA Forms 10–2850, 10–2850a, 10–2850c, FL 10–341(a). OMB Control Number: 2900–0205. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The collection of this information is authorized by Title 38, United States Code (U.S.C.) 7403, (Veterans’ Benefits), which provides that appointments of Title 38 employees will be made only after qualifications have been satisfactorily verified in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Secretary. Occupations listed in 38 U.S.C. 7401(1) and 7401(3) (Appointments in Veterans Health Administration), are appointed at a grade and step rate or an assignment based on careful evaluation of their education and experience. VA Forms 10–2850, 10–2850a, and 10–2850c are applications designed specifically to elicit appropriate information about each candidate’s qualifications for employment with Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as well as educational and experience. To assure that a full evaluation of each candidate’s credentials can be made prior to employment, the forms require disclosure of details about all licenses ever held, Drug Enforcement Administration certification, board certification, clinical privileges, revoked certification or registration, liability insurance history, and involvement in malpractice proceedings. VA Form Letter 10–341a is the pre-employment reference form used to elicit information concerning the prior education and/or performance of the Title 38 applicant. This collection of information is necessary to determine eligibility for employment and the appropriate grade and step rate or assignment. a. VA Form 10–2850, Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists, and Chiropractors, will collect information used to determine eligibility for appointment to VHA. PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 21071 b. VA Form 10–2850a, Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists, will collect information used to determine eligibility for appointment to VHA. c. VA Form 10–2850c, Application for Associated Health Occupations, will collect information used to determine eligibility for appointment to VHA. d. VA Form Letter 10–341(a), Appraisal of Applicant, will collect information used to determine if applicant meets the requirements for employment. VA Form 10–2850 Affected Public: Individuals and households. Estimated Annual Burden: 8,064 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 30 minutes. Frequency of Response: Once annually. Estimated Number of Respondents: 16,128. VA Form 10–2850a Affected Public: Individuals and households. Estimated Annual Burden: 32,256 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 30 minutes. Frequency of Response: Once annually. Estimated Number of Respondents: 64,511. VA Form 10–2850c Affected Public: Individuals and households. Estimated Annual Burden: 10,752 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 30 minutes. Frequency of Response: Once annually. Estimated Number of Respondents: 21,504. VA Form Letter 10–341(a) Affected Public: Individuals and households. Estimated Annual Burden: 25,410 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 30 minutes. Frequency of Response: Once annually. Estimated Number of Respondents: 50,820. By direction of the Secretary. Danny S. Green, Interim VA Clearance Officer, Office of Quality, Performance and Risk (OQPR), Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2020–07908 Filed 4–14–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 73 (Wednesday, April 15, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Page 21071]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-07908]


=======================================================================
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0205]


Agency Information Collection Activity: Title 38 Positions--
Applications and Appraisals for Employment

AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs 
(VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed 
collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork 
Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish 
notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of 
information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved 
collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the 
notice.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before June 15, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov 
or to Brian McCarthy, Office of Regulatory and Administrative Affairs 
(10B4), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20420 or email to [email protected]. Please refer 
to ``OMB Control No. 2900-0205'' in any correspondence. During the 
comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian McCarthy at (202) 615-9241.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995, Federal agencies must 
obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each 
collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for 
comment is being made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA.
    With respect to the following collection of information, VHA 
invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information 
is necessary for the proper performance of VHA's functions, including 
whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy 
of VHA's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of 
the collection of information on respondents, including through the use 
of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of 
information technology.
    Authority: Public Law 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521.
    Title: Title 38 Positions--Applications and Appraisals for 
Employment, VA Forms 10-2850, 10-2850a, 10-2850c, FL 10-341(a).
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0205.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: The collection of this information is authorized by Title 
38, United States Code (U.S.C.) 7403, (Veterans' Benefits), which 
provides that appointments of Title 38 employees will be made only 
after qualifications have been satisfactorily verified in accordance 
with regulations prescribed by the Secretary. Occupations listed in 38 
U.S.C. 7401(1) and 7401(3) (Appointments in Veterans Health 
Administration), are appointed at a grade and step rate or an 
assignment based on careful evaluation of their education and 
experience.
    VA Forms 10-2850, 10-2850a, and 10-2850c are applications designed 
specifically to elicit appropriate information about each candidate's 
qualifications for employment with Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) 
as well as educational and experience. To assure that a full evaluation 
of each candidate's credentials can be made prior to employment, the 
forms require disclosure of details about all licenses ever held, Drug 
Enforcement Administration certification, board certification, clinical 
privileges, revoked certification or registration, liability insurance 
history, and involvement in malpractice proceedings. VA Form Letter 10-
341a is the pre-employment reference form used to elicit information 
concerning the prior education and/or performance of the Title 38 
applicant. This collection of information is necessary to determine 
eligibility for employment and the appropriate grade and step rate or 
assignment.
    a. VA Form 10-2850, Application for Physicians, Dentists, 
Podiatrists, Optometrists, and Chiropractors, will collect information 
used to determine eligibility for appointment to VHA.
    b. VA Form 10-2850a, Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists, 
will collect information used to determine eligibility for appointment 
to VHA.
    c. VA Form 10-2850c, Application for Associated Health Occupations, 
will collect information used to determine eligibility for appointment 
to VHA.
    d. VA Form Letter 10-341(a), Appraisal of Applicant, will collect 
information used to determine if applicant meets the requirements for 
employment.

VA Form 10-2850

    Affected Public: Individuals and households.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 8,064 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 30 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: Once annually.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 16,128.

VA Form 10-2850a

    Affected Public: Individuals and households.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 32,256 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 30 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: Once annually.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 64,511.

VA Form 10-2850c

    Affected Public: Individuals and households.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 10,752 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 30 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: Once annually.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 21,504.

VA Form Letter 10-341(a)

    Affected Public: Individuals and households.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 25,410 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 30 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: Once annually.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 50,820.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Danny S. Green,
Interim VA Clearance Officer, Office of Quality, Performance and Risk 
(OQPR), Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2020-07908 Filed 4-14-20; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 8320-01-P