Information Collection; Improving Customer Experience (OMB Circular A-11, Section 280 Implementation), 74393-74394 [2020-25627]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 225 / Friday, November 20, 2020 / Notices applications to make payment used by persons who are eligible to pay for Federal service which was not subject to retirement deductions which were subsequently refunded to the applicant. Analysis Agency: Retirement Operations, Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management. Title: Application to Make Deposit or Redeposit (CSRS), and Application to Make Service Credit Payment for Civilian Service (FERS). OMB Number: 3206–0134. Frequency: On occasion. Affected Public: Individual or Households. Number of Respondents: 150. Estimated Time per Respondent: 30 minutes. Total Burden Hours: 75. Office of Personnel Management. Alexys Stanley, Regulatory Affairs Analyst. [FR Doc. 2020–25628 Filed 11–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6325–38–P OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT [OMB Control No. 3206–NEW] Information Collection; Improving Customer Experience (OMB Circular A–11, Section 280 Implementation) Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: As part of the Administration’s commitment to improving customer service delivery, the Office of Personnel Management has under OMB review the following proposed Information Collection Request ‘‘Improving Customer Experience (OMB Circular A–11, Section 280 Implementation)’’ for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). DATES: Submit comments on or before: December 21, 2020. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 3206–NEW, Improving Customer Experience (OMB Circular A–11, Section 280 Implementation), by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Comments submitted electronically, including attachments to https:// www.regulations.gov, will be posted to the docket unchanged. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Nov 19, 2020 Jkt 253001 Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 3206–XXXX, Improving Customer Experience (OMB Circular A–11, Section 280 Implementation) in all correspondence related to this collection. To confirm receipt of your comment(s), please check regulations.gov, approximately two-tothree business days after submission to verify posting (except allow 30 days for posting of comments submitted by mail). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to Amy Yu, 1900 E Street NW, Room 5416, Washington, DC 20415. Email: Amy.Yu@opm.gov Phone: (202) 606–2927. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Improving Customer Experience (OMB Circular A–11, Section 280 Implementation) Abstract: A modern, streamlined and responsive customer experience means: Raising government-wide customer experience to the average of the private sector service industry; developing indicators for high-impact Federal programs to monitor progress towards excellent customer experience and mature digital services; and providing the structure (including increasing transparency) and resources to ensure customer experience is a focal point for agency leadership. This proposed information collection activity provides a means to garner customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner in accordance with the Administration’s commitment to improving customer service delivery as discussed in Section 280 of OMB Circular A–11 at https:// www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/ uploads/2018/06/s280.pdf. As discussed in OMB guidance, agencies should identify their highestimpact customer journeys (using customer volume, annual program cost, and/or knowledge of customer priority as weighting factors) and select touchpoints/transactions within those journeys to collect feedback to allow for additional ICRs to be submitted under the Generic Collection. These results will be used to improve the delivery of Federal services and programs. It will also provide government-wide data on customer experience that can be displayed on www.performance.gov to help build transparency and accountability of Federal programs to the customers they serve. As a general matter, these information collections will not result in any new system of records containing privacy PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74393 information and will not ask questions of a sensitive nature, such as sexual behavior and attitudes, religious beliefs, and other matters that are commonly considered private. The Office of Personnel Management will only submit collections if they meet the following criteria. • The collections are voluntary; • The collections are low-burden for respondents (based on considerations of total burden hours or burden-hours per respondent) and are low-cost for both the respondents and the Federal Government; • The collections are noncontroversial and do not raise issues of concern to other Federal agencies; • Any collection is targeted to the solicitation of opinions from respondents who have experience with the program or may have experience with the program in the near future; • Personally identifiable information (PII) is collected only to the extent necessary and is not retained; • Information gathered is intended to be used for general service improvement and program management purposes • Upon agreement between OMB and the agency all or a subset of information may be released as part of A–11, Section 280 requirements only on performance.gov. Summaries of customer research and user testing activities may be included in publicfacing customer journey maps. • Additional release of data must be done coordinated with OMB. These collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative and actionable communications between the Agency, its customers and stakeholders, and OMB as it monitors agency compliance on Section 280. These responses will inform efforts to improve or maintain the quality of service offered to the public. If this information is not collected, vital feedback from customers and stakeholders on services will be unavailable. Current Action: New Collection of Information. Type of Review: New. Affected Public: Individuals and Households, Businesses and Organizations, State, Local or Tribal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: Below is a preliminary estimate of the aggregate burden hours for this new collection. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management will provide refined estimates of burden in subsequent notices. Average Expected Annual Number of Activities: Approximately five types of customer experience activities such as E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 74394 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 225 / Friday, November 20, 2020 / Notices feedback surveys, focus groups, user testing, and interviews. Average Number of Respondents per Activity: 1 response per respondent per activity. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,009,850. Estimated Time per Response: Varied, dependent upon the data collection method used. The possible response time to complete a questionnaire or survey may be 3 minutes or up to 30 minutes to participate in an interview. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 252,975. Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Government: $14,527,495.63. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: We have identified no reporting or recordkeeping ‘‘non-hour’’ cost burdens for this collection of information. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time needed to review instructions; to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; to train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information, to search data sources, to complete and review the collection of information; and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. All written comments will be available for public inspection Regulations.gov. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Nov 19, 2020 Jkt 253001 unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget control number. Office of Personnel Management. Alexys Stanley, Regulatory Affairs Analyst. [FR Doc. 2020–25627 Filed 11–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6325–23–P POSTAL SERVICE Change in Rates and Classes of General Applicability for Competitive Products Postal ServiceTM. ACTION: Notice of a change in rates of general applicability for competitive products. AGENCY: This notice sets forth changes in rates of general applicability for competitive products. DATES: The change in rates is effective January 24, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Reed, 202–268–3179. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 12, 2020, pursuant to their authority under 39 U.S.C. 3632, the Governors of the Postal Service established prices and classification changes for competitive products. The Governors’ Decision and the record of proceedings in connection with such decision are reprinted below in accordance with section 3632(b)(2). SUMMARY: Joshua J. Hofer, Attorney, Federal Compliance. Decision of the Governors of the United States Postal Service on Changes in Rates of General Applicability for Competitive Products (Governors’ Decision No. 20–5) November 12, 2020 Statement of Explanation and Justification Pursuant to authority under section 3632 of title 39, as amended by the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 (‘‘PAEA’’), we establish new prices of general applicability for the Postal Service’s shipping services (competitive products), and such changes in classifications as are necessary to define the new prices. The changes are described generally below, with a detailed description of the changes in the attachment. The attachment includes the draft Mail Classification Schedule sections with classification changes in legislative format, and new prices displayed in the price charts. PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 As shown in the nonpublic annex being filed under seal herewith, the changes we establish should enable each competitive product to cover its attributable costs (39 U.S.C. 3633(a)(2)) and should result in competitive products as a whole complying with 39 U.S.C. 3633(a)(3), which, as implemented by 39 CFR 3035.107(c), requires competitive products collectively to contribute a minimum of 9.1 percent to the Postal Service’s institutional costs. Accordingly, no issue of subsidization of competitive products by market dominant products should arise (39 U.S.C. 3633(a)(1)). We therefore find that the new prices are in accordance with 39 U.S.C. 3632–3633 and 39 CFR 3035.102. I. Domestic Products A. Priority Mail Express Overall, the Priority Mail Express price change represents a 1.2 percent increase. The existing structure of zoned Retail, Commercial Base, and Commercial Plus price categories is maintained, with Commercial Base and Commercial Plus prices continuing to be set equal to each other. Dimensional weighting, which was introduced for all zones in 2019, will continue in 2021. New for 2021, a $100 fee will be assessed on parcels found in the mailstream that exceed the maximum mailable size limit (combined length and girth greater than 130 inches). Retail prices will increase an average of 1.0 percent. The price for the Retail Flat Rate Envelope, a significant portion of all Priority Mail Express volume, will remain priced at $26.35, with the Legal Size and Padded Flat Rate Envelopes priced at $26.50 and $26.95, respectively. The Commercial Base price category offers lower prices to customers who use online and other authorized postage payment methods. The Commercial Base prices will increase 2.5 percent on average. Commercial Base prices will, on average, reflect a 14.1 percent discount off of Retail prices. The Commercial Plus price category has traditionally offered even lower prices to large-volume customers. Commercial Plus prices were matched to the Commercial Base prices in 2016 and will continue to be in 2021. For January, Commercial Plus prices as a whole will receive a 2.5 percent increase on average. B. Priority Mail On average, the Priority Mail prices will be increased by 3.5 percent. The existing structure of Priority Mail Retail, Commercial Base, and Commercial Plus E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 225 (Friday, November 20, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 74393-74394]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-25627]


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OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

[OMB Control No. 3206-NEW]


Information Collection; Improving Customer Experience (OMB 
Circular A-11, Section 280 Implementation)

AGENCY: Office of Personnel Management.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: As part of the Administration's commitment to improving 
customer service delivery, the Office of Personnel Management has under 
OMB review the following proposed Information Collection Request 
``Improving Customer Experience (OMB Circular A-11, Section 280 
Implementation)'' for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA).

DATES: Submit comments on or before: December 21, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 3206-
NEW, Improving Customer Experience (OMB Circular A-11, Section 280 
Implementation), by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking portal: https://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Comments submitted 
electronically, including attachments to https://www.regulations.gov, 
will be posted to the docket unchanged.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information 
Collection 3206-XXXX, Improving Customer Experience (OMB Circular A-11, 
Section 280 Implementation) in all correspondence related to this 
collection. To confirm receipt of your comment(s), please check 
regulations.gov, approximately two-to-three business days after 
submission to verify posting (except allow 30 days for posting of 
comments submitted by mail).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
should be directed to Amy Yu, 1900 E Street NW, Room 5416, Washington, 
DC 20415. Email: [email protected] Phone: (202) 606-2927.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Improving Customer Experience (OMB Circular A-11, Section 
280 Implementation)
    Abstract: A modern, streamlined and responsive customer experience 
means: Raising government-wide customer experience to the average of 
the private sector service industry; developing indicators for high-
impact Federal programs to monitor progress towards excellent customer 
experience and mature digital services; and providing the structure 
(including increasing transparency) and resources to ensure customer 
experience is a focal point for agency leadership.
    This proposed information collection activity provides a means to 
garner customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner 
in accordance with the Administration's commitment to improving 
customer service delivery as discussed in Section 280 of OMB Circular 
A-11 at https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/s280.pdf.
    As discussed in OMB guidance, agencies should identify their 
highest-impact customer journeys (using customer volume, annual program 
cost, and/or knowledge of customer priority as weighting factors) and 
select touchpoints/transactions within those journeys to collect 
feedback to allow for additional ICRs to be submitted under the Generic 
Collection.
    These results will be used to improve the delivery of Federal 
services and programs. It will also provide government-wide data on 
customer experience that can be displayed on www.performance.gov to 
help build transparency and accountability of Federal programs to the 
customers they serve.
    As a general matter, these information collections will not result 
in any new system of records containing privacy information and will 
not ask questions of a sensitive nature, such as sexual behavior and 
attitudes, religious beliefs, and other matters that are commonly 
considered private.
    The Office of Personnel Management will only submit collections if 
they meet the following criteria.
     The collections are voluntary;
     The collections are low-burden for respondents (based on 
considerations of total burden hours or burden-hours per respondent) 
and are low-cost for both the respondents and the Federal Government;
     The collections are non-controversial and do not raise 
issues of concern to other Federal agencies;
     Any collection is targeted to the solicitation of opinions 
from respondents who have experience with the program or may have 
experience with the program in the near future;
     Personally identifiable information (PII) is collected 
only to the extent necessary and is not retained;
     Information gathered is intended to be used for general 
service improvement and program management purposes
     Upon agreement between OMB and the agency all or a subset 
of information may be released as part of A-11, Section 280 
requirements only on performance.gov. Summaries of customer research 
and user testing activities may be included in public-facing customer 
journey maps.
     Additional release of data must be done coordinated with 
OMB.
    These collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative and 
actionable communications between the Agency, its customers and 
stakeholders, and OMB as it monitors agency compliance on Section 280. 
These responses will inform efforts to improve or maintain the quality 
of service offered to the public. If this information is not collected, 
vital feedback from customers and stakeholders on services will be 
unavailable.
    Current Action: New Collection of Information.
    Type of Review: New.
    Affected Public: Individuals and Households, Businesses and 
Organizations, State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: Below is a preliminary estimate of 
the aggregate burden hours for this new collection. The U.S. Office of 
Personnel Management will provide refined estimates of burden in 
subsequent notices.
    Average Expected Annual Number of Activities: Approximately five 
types of customer experience activities such as

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feedback surveys, focus groups, user testing, and interviews.
    Average Number of Respondents per Activity: 1 response per 
respondent per activity.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,009,850.
    Estimated Time per Response: Varied, dependent upon the data 
collection method used. The possible response time to complete a 
questionnaire or survey may be 3 minutes or up to 30 minutes to 
participate in an interview.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 252,975.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Government: $14,527,495.63.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: We have identified no 
reporting or recordkeeping ``non-hour'' cost burdens for this 
collection of information.
    Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice 
will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. 
Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the 
accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the collection of 
information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of 
operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide 
information.
    Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources 
expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide 
information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time needed 
to review instructions; to develop, acquire, install and utilize 
technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and 
verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and 
disclosing and providing information; to train personnel and to be able 
to respond to a collection of information, to search data sources, to 
complete and review the collection of information; and to transmit or 
otherwise disclose the information.
    All written comments will be available for public inspection 
Regulations.gov.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required 
to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a 
currently valid Office of Management and Budget control number.

Office of Personnel Management.
Alexys Stanley,
Regulatory Affairs Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2020-25627 Filed 11-19-20; 8:45 am]
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