Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 28107-28109 [2021-11059]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 99 / Tuesday, May 25, 2021 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES • Removing the question soliciting comments or explanations from the respondents. as to promote effectively the goals of maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long-term interest rates.1 Under section 12A of the FRA, the B. Revisions Federal Open Market Committee is • Revising general survey instructions required to implement regulations and item descriptions for clarity. relating to the open market operations • Revising the benchmark date to conducted by Federal Reserve Banks June 30, 2021. with a view to accommodating • Renumbering items 7.E–7.G to commerce and business and with regard items 7.D–7.F. to their bearing upon the general credit • Revising question 7.D to ‘‘Notes, situation of the country.2 Information Bonds, Debentures, and Other Debt’’ collected from the FR 3033p and FR and renumbering it to 7.C. This is to be 3033s is used to fulfill these obligations. consistent with the information The FR 3033p and FR 3033s are collected on the FR 2248. voluntary. The information collected • Revising question 11.B to ‘‘Total pursuant to the FR 3033p and FR 3033s number of accounts for domestic is confidential pursuant to exemption 4 business and real estate receivables.’’ of the Freedom of Information Act,3 which protects information that is both C. Additions customarily and actually treated as • Adding an item for ‘‘Student private by the respondent. Loans’’ in section 3.B. as question 3.B.3 Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve and renumbering ‘‘Other Consumer System, May 20, 2021. Loans’’ as question 3.B.4. This is to closer align the information collected on Michele Taylor Fennell, Deputy Associate Secretary of the Board. the FR 3033s with the FR 2248. • Adding a Question 12 to collect [FR Doc. 2021–11060 Filed 5–24–21; 8:45 am] detailed information on types of BILLING CODE 6210–01–P consumer credit that finance companies offer. This question is useful to assess the extent of offerings of consumer FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM credit products by the finance company Proposed Agency Information industry. This also makes it feasible to Collection Activities; Comment identify specialty finance companies Request and facilitate analysis of profitability at such companies. AGENCY: Board of Governors of the • Adding a Question 13 with 3 subFederal Reserve System. items to collect lending information ACTION: Notice, request for comment. related to the COVID–19 impacts. Given that the Survey of Finance Companies SUMMARY: The Board of Governors of the and Other Lenders falls during the time Federal Reserve System (Board) invites in which the United States economy has comment on a proposal to extend for been impacted by the effects of the three years, with revision, the New Hire COVID–19 pandemic, it is useful to Information Collection (FR 27; OMB No. collect lending information related to 7100–0375). this unforeseen event. The need for DATES: Comments must be submitted on economic relief has been at the forefront or before July 26, 2021. of this pandemic. Many financial firms ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, have already been approved to identified by FR 27, by any of the participate in the SBA’s Paycheck following methods: Protection Program (PPP) to lend to • Agency Website: https:// small businesses in need and have been www.federalreserve.gov/. Follow the doing so. Additionally, some of these instructions for submitting comments at firms are actively advertising their https://www.federalreserve.gov/apps/ lending relief options to the public. foia/proposedregs.aspx. There may be value in assessing any • Email: regs.comments@ COVID–19 relief lending by these firms. federalreserve.gov. Include the OMB Legal authorization and number in the subject line of the confidentiality: The FR 3033p and FR message. 3033s are authorized pursuant to • Fax: (202) 452–3819 or (202) 452– sections 2A and 12A of the Federal 3102. Reserve Act (FRA). Section 2A of the • Mail: Ann E. Misback, Secretary, FRA requires that the Board and the Board of Governors of the Federal Federal Open Market Committee Reserve System, 20th Street and maintain long-run growth of the monetary and credit aggregates 1 12 U.S.C. 225a. 2 12 U.S.C. 263. commensurate with the economy’s long 3 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4). run potential to increase production, so VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 May 24, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28107 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20551. All public comments are available from the Board’s website at https:// www.federalreserve.gov/apps/foia/ proposedregs.aspx as submitted, unless modified for technical reasons or to remove personally identifiable information at the commenter’s request. Accordingly, comments will not be edited to remove any identifying or contact information. Public comments may also be viewed electronically or in paper in Room 146, 1709 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20006, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays. For security reasons, the Board requires that visitors make an appointment to inspect comments. You may do so by calling (202) 452–3684. Upon arrival, visitors will be required to present valid government-issued photo identification and to submit to security screening in order to inspect and photocopy comments. Additionally, commenters may send a copy of their comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Desk Officer—Shagufta Ahmed—Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503, or by fax to (202) 395–6974. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Federal Reserve Board Clearance Officer—Nuha Elmaghrabi—Office of the Chief Data Officer, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551, (202) 452–3829. On June 15, 1984, OMB delegated to the Board authority under the PRA to approve and assign OMB control numbers to collections of information conducted or sponsored by the Board. In exercising this delegated authority, the Board is directed to take every reasonable step to solicit comment. In determining whether to approve a collection of information, the Board will consider all comments received from the public and other agencies. A copy of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) OMB submission, including the reporting form and instructions, supporting statement, and other documentation will be available at https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain, if approved. These documents will also be made available on the Board’s public website at https:// www.federalreserve.gov/apps/ reportforms/review.aspx or may be requested from the agency clearance officer, whose name appears above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\25MYN1.SGM 25MYN1 28108 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 99 / Tuesday, May 25, 2021 / Notices Request for Comment on Information Collection Proposal The Board invites public comment on the following information collection, which is being reviewed under authority delegated by the OMB under the PRA. Comments are invited on the following: a. Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the Board’s functions, including whether the information has practical utility; b. The accuracy of the Board’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; c. Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; d. Ways to minimize the burden of information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and e. Estimates of capital or startup costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. At the end of the comment period, the comments and recommendations received will be analyzed to determine the extent to which the Board should modify the proposal. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Proposal Under OMB Delegated Authority To Extend for Three Years, With Revision, the Following Information Collection Report title: New Hire Information Collection. Agency form number: FR 27. OMB control number: 7100–0375. Frequency: As needed. Respondents: The FR 27 panel comprises individuals who are new hires to the Board, but have not yet become employees. Estimated number of respondents: Regular hire: 312; intern hire: 122; federal transfer: 10. Estimated average hours per response: Regular hire: 1; intern hire: 0.75; federal transfer: 1.08. Estimated annual burden hours: Regular hire: 312; intern hire: 92; federal transfer: 11. General description of report: This information collection provides for the electronic collection of certain personnel information from new hires using a secure web-based portal, the ‘‘New Hire Portal,’’ before the first day of employment of a new hire. As part of the onboarding process for new hires, a Human Resources professional at the Board identifies the necessary VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 May 24, 2021 Jkt 253001 information that must be collected from the new hire, which is dependent upon whether the person will be starting as a full- or part-time employee, including a Governor or Board officer (Regular Hire) or starting as an intern (Intern Hire), or whether the Regular Employee is transferring from another federal agency (Federal Transfer). The new hire is then sent an email asking him or her to provide the information described below through the New Hire Portal prior to their official start date. The New Hire Portal is broken out into different sections and each section corresponds to the hardcopy forms that new employees previously filled out and provide to the Board during or after the first day of new employee orientation (NEO). Thus, the information collection involves a new hire electronically providing this personnel information and filling out the applicable sections of the New Hire Portal before their first day of orientation. The sections of the portal that each new hire is asked to complete electronically depends upon the type of position that the new hire has been offered at the Board. Proposed revisions: The Board proposes to remove the Direct Deposit section from the New Hire Portal and ask the respondent to provide that information after their NEO. After NEO, the respondent will be an employee of the Board, and the information requested will no longer be subject to the PRA. Legal authorization and confidentiality: The New Hire Information Collection is authorized pursuant to sections 10(3), 10(4), 11(l), and 11(q) of the Federal Reserve Act, which provide the Board broad authority over employment of staff and security of its building.1 In addition, Executive Order 9397 (Nov. 22, 1943) authorizes Federal agencies to use an individual’s social security number to identify individuals in agency records. Providing information collected as part of the New Hire Information Collection is voluntary. However, if certain information requested as part of the New Hire Information Collection is not provided by the new hire, the hiring process cannot be completed.2 1 12 U.S.C. 243, 244, 248(l), and 248(q). voluntary provision of the following information is optional and is not required to complete the hiring process: education information (e.g., name of educational institution, major, degree, year of graduation), race, ethnicity, and the identity of and relationship to any relatives who are also employed at the Board. Although a new hire is required to provide the name and contact information of one ‘‘primary’’ emergency contact, providing a ‘‘second’’ emergency contact is optional and is not required to complete the hiring process. 2 The PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Generally, information collected as part of the New Hire Information Collection may be kept confidential from the public under exemption 6 of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which protects information that ‘‘would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.’’ 3 However, the release of information such as the educational history of the new hire or the start date of employment would not likely constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy and may be disclosed under the FOIA. Determinations regarding disclosure to third parties of any confidential portions of the information collection that are considered exempt under the FOIA will be made in accordance with the Privacy Act.4 Relevant Privacy Act statements are provided when a respondent logs in to the portal and before the respondent is asked to provide any information. The Board may make disclosures in accordance with the Privacy Act’s routine use disclosure provision, which permits the disclosure of a record for a purpose which is compatible with the purpose for which the record was collected.5 Such routine uses are listed in specific systems of records notices, which apply to this information collection and which can be found in: (1) The System of Records Notice for BGFRS–1, FRB-Recruiting and Placement Records, located at: https:// www.federalreserve.gov/files/BGFRS-1recruiting-and-placement-records.pdf; (2) the System of Records Notice for BGFRS–4, FRB-General Personnel Records, located at: https:// www.federalreserve.gov/files/BGFRS-4general-personnel-records.pdf; (3) the System of Records Notice for BGFRS–7, FRB—Payroll and Leave Records, located at: https:// www.federalreserve.gov/files/BGFRS-7payroll-and-leave-records.pdf; (4) the System of Records Notice for BGFRS– 24, FRB—EEO General Files, located at: https://www.federalreserve.gov/files/ BGFRS-24-eeo-general-files.pdf; and/or (5) the System of Records Notice for BGFRS–34, FRB–ESS Staff Identification Card File, located at: https://www.federalreserve.gov/files/ A new hire can also voluntarily provide an alternative mailing address, if it is different from his or her current address. Lastly, although not required to complete the hiring process, information on dependents is required to obtain certain benefits (such as continuing health insurance benefits for the child or spouse of a new employee who is transferring from another federal agency). 3 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(6). 4 5 U.S.C. 552a(b). 5 5 U.S.C. 552a(a)(7) and (b)(3)). E:\FR\FM\25MYN1.SGM 25MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 99 / Tuesday, May 25, 2021 / Notices BGFRS-34-ess-staff-identification-cardfile.pdf. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, May 20, 2021. Michele Taylor Fennell, Deputy Associate Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2021–11059 Filed 5–24–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION [File No. 202 3111] Kushly Industries LLC; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment Federal Trade Commission. Proposed consent agreement; request for comment. AGENCY: ACTION: The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices. The attached Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent order— embodied in the consent agreement— that would settle these allegations. DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 24, 2021. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may file comments online or on paper by following the instructions in the Request for Comment part of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Please write ‘‘Kushly Industries LLC; File No. 202 3111’’ on your comment, and file your comment online at https://www.regulations.gov by following the instructions on the webbased form. If you prefer to file your comment on paper, mail your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite CC–5610 (Annex D), Washington, DC 20580, or deliver your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, Constitution Center, 400 7th Street SW, 5th Floor, Suite 5610 (Annex D), Washington, DC 20024. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Reid Tepfer (214–979–9395) and Luis Gallegos (214–979–9383), Federal Trade Commission, Southwest Regional Office, 199 Bryan Street, Suite 2150, Dallas, TX 75201. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Section 6(f) of the Federal Trade Commission Act, 15 U.S.C. 46(f), and FTC Rule 2.34, 16 CFR 2.34, notice is hereby given that the above-captioned consent agreement containing a consent jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 May 24, 2021 Jkt 253001 order to cease and desist, having been filed with and accepted, subject to final approval, by the Commission, has been placed on the public record for a period of thirty (30) days. The following Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes the terms of the consent agreement and the allegations in the complaint. An electronic copy of the full text of the consent agreement package can be obtained at https:// www.ftc.gov/news-events/commissionactions. You can file a comment online or on paper. For the Commission to consider your comment, we must receive it on or before June 24, 2021. Write ‘‘Kushly Industries LLC; File No. 202 3111’’ on your comment. Your comment— including your name and your state— will be placed on the public record of this proceeding, including, to the extent practicable, on the https:// www.regulations.gov website. Due to the COVID–19 pandemic and the agency’s heightened security screening, postal mail addressed to the Commission will be subject to delay. We strongly encourage you to submit your comments online through the https:// www.regulations.gov website. If you prefer to file your comment on paper, write ‘‘Kushly Industries LLC; File No. 202 3111’’ on your comment and on the envelope, and mail your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite CC–5610, (Annex D), Washington, DC 20580; or deliver your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, Constitution Center, 400 7th Street SW, 5th Floor, Suite 5610, (Annex D), Washington, DC 20024. If possible, submit your paper comment to the Commission by courier or overnight service. Because your comment will be placed on the publicly accessible website at https://www.regulations.gov, you are solely responsible for making sure your comment does not include any sensitive or confidential information. In particular, your comment should not include sensitive personal information, such as your or anyone else’s Social Security number; date of birth; driver’s license number or other state identification number, or foreign country equivalent; passport number; financial account number; or credit or debit card number. You are also solely responsible for making sure your comment does not include sensitive health information, such as medical records or other individually identifiable health information. In addition, your comment should not PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28109 include any ‘‘trade secret or any commercial or financial information which . . . is privileged or confidential’’—as provided by Section 6(f) of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. 46(f), and FTC Rule 4.10(a)(2), 16 CFR 4.10(a)(2)— including in particular competitively sensitive information such as costs, sales statistics, inventories, formulas, patterns, devices, manufacturing processes, or customer names. Comments containing material for which confidential treatment is requested must be filed in paper form, must be clearly labeled ‘‘Confidential,’’ and must comply with FTC Rule 4.9(c). In particular, the written request for confidential treatment that accompanies the comment must include the factual and legal basis for the request, and must identify the specific portions of the comment to be withheld from the public record. See FTC Rule 4.9(c). Your comment will be kept confidential only if the General Counsel grants your request in accordance with the law and the public interest. Once your comment has been posted on the https:// www.regulations.gov website—as legally required by FTC Rule 4.9(b)—we cannot redact or remove your comment from that website, unless you submit a confidentiality request that meets the requirements for such treatment under FTC Rule 4.9(c), and the General Counsel grants that request. Visit the FTC website at http:// www.ftc.gov to read this Notice and the news release describing the proposed settlement. The FTC Act and other laws that the Commission administers permit the collection of public comments to consider and use in this proceeding, as appropriate. The Commission will consider all timely and responsive public comments that it receives on or before June 24, 2021. For information on the Commission’s privacy policy, including routine uses permitted by the Privacy Act, see https://www.ftc.gov/ site-information/privacy-policy. Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment The Federal Trade Commission (‘‘Commission’’) has accepted, subject to final approval, an agreement containing a consent order from Kushly Industries LLC and Cody Alt, individually and as an officer of Kushly Industries LLC (‘‘Respondents’’). The proposed consent order has been placed on the public record for 30 days for receipt of comments from interested persons. Comments received during this period will become part of the public record. After 30 days, the Commission will again review the agreement and the comments received, and will decide E:\FR\FM\25MYN1.SGM 25MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 99 (Tuesday, May 25, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 28107-28109]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM


Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment 
Request

AGENCY: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

ACTION: Notice, request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) 
invites comment on a proposal to extend for three years, with revision, 
the New Hire Information Collection (FR 27; OMB No. 7100-0375).

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before July 26, 2021.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by FR 27, by any of the 
following methods:
     Agency Website: https://www.federalreserve.gov/. Follow 
the instructions for submitting comments at https://www.federalreserve.gov/apps/foia/proposedregs.aspx.
     Email: [email protected]. Include the OMB 
number in the subject line of the message.
     Fax: (202) 452-3819 or (202) 452-3102.
     Mail: Ann E. Misback, Secretary, Board of Governors of the 
Federal Reserve System, 20th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20551.
    All public comments are available from the Board's website at 
https://www.federalreserve.gov/apps/foia/proposedregs.aspx as 
submitted, unless modified for technical reasons or to remove 
personally identifiable information at the commenter's request. 
Accordingly, comments will not be edited to remove any identifying or 
contact information. Public comments may also be viewed electronically 
or in paper in Room 146, 1709 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20006, 
between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays. For security reasons, the 
Board requires that visitors make an appointment to inspect comments. 
You may do so by calling (202) 452-3684. Upon arrival, visitors will be 
required to present valid government-issued photo identification and to 
submit to security screening in order to inspect and photocopy 
comments.
    Additionally, commenters may send a copy of their comments to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Desk Officer--Shagufta Ahmed--
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and 
Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW, 
Washington, DC 20503, or by fax to (202) 395-6974.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Federal Reserve Board Clearance 
Officer--Nuha Elmaghrabi--Office of the Chief Data Officer, Board of 
Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551, (202) 
452-3829.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 15, 1984, OMB delegated to the Board 
authority under the PRA to approve and assign OMB control numbers to 
collections of information conducted or sponsored by the Board. In 
exercising this delegated authority, the Board is directed to take 
every reasonable step to solicit comment. In determining whether to 
approve a collection of information, the Board will consider all 
comments received from the public and other agencies.
    A copy of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) OMB submission, 
including the reporting form and instructions, supporting statement, 
and other documentation will be available at https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain, if approved. These documents will also be made 
available on the Board's public website at https://www.federalreserve.gov/apps/reportforms/review.aspx or may be requested 
from the agency clearance officer, whose name appears above.

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Request for Comment on Information Collection Proposal

    The Board invites public comment on the following information 
collection, which is being reviewed under authority delegated by the 
OMB under the PRA. Comments are invited on the following:
    a. Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the Board's functions, including whether the 
information has practical utility;
    b. The accuracy of the Board's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed information collection, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
    c. Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected;
    d. Ways to minimize the burden of information collection on 
respondents, including through the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology; and
    e. Estimates of capital or startup costs and costs of operation, 
maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information.
    At the end of the comment period, the comments and recommendations 
received will be analyzed to determine the extent to which the Board 
should modify the proposal.

Proposal Under OMB Delegated Authority To Extend for Three Years, With 
Revision, the Following Information Collection

    Report title: New Hire Information Collection.
    Agency form number: FR 27.
    OMB control number: 7100-0375.
    Frequency: As needed.
    Respondents: The FR 27 panel comprises individuals who are new 
hires to the Board, but have not yet become employees.
    Estimated number of respondents: Regular hire: 312; intern hire: 
122; federal transfer: 10.
    Estimated average hours per response: Regular hire: 1; intern hire: 
0.75; federal transfer: 1.08.
    Estimated annual burden hours: Regular hire: 312; intern hire: 92; 
federal transfer: 11.
    General description of report: This information collection provides 
for the electronic collection of certain personnel information from new 
hires using a secure web-based portal, the ``New Hire Portal,'' before 
the first day of employment of a new hire. As part of the onboarding 
process for new hires, a Human Resources professional at the Board 
identifies the necessary information that must be collected from the 
new hire, which is dependent upon whether the person will be starting 
as a full- or part-time employee, including a Governor or Board officer 
(Regular Hire) or starting as an intern (Intern Hire), or whether the 
Regular Employee is transferring from another federal agency (Federal 
Transfer). The new hire is then sent an email asking him or her to 
provide the information described below through the New Hire Portal 
prior to their official start date.
    The New Hire Portal is broken out into different sections and each 
section corresponds to the hardcopy forms that new employees previously 
filled out and provide to the Board during or after the first day of 
new employee orientation (NEO). Thus, the information collection 
involves a new hire electronically providing this personnel information 
and filling out the applicable sections of the New Hire Portal before 
their first day of orientation. The sections of the portal that each 
new hire is asked to complete electronically depends upon the type of 
position that the new hire has been offered at the Board.
    Proposed revisions: The Board proposes to remove the Direct Deposit 
section from the New Hire Portal and ask the respondent to provide that 
information after their NEO. After NEO, the respondent will be an 
employee of the Board, and the information requested will no longer be 
subject to the PRA.
    Legal authorization and confidentiality: The New Hire Information 
Collection is authorized pursuant to sections 10(3), 10(4), 11(l), and 
11(q) of the Federal Reserve Act, which provide the Board broad 
authority over employment of staff and security of its building.\1\ In 
addition, Executive Order 9397 (Nov. 22, 1943) authorizes Federal 
agencies to use an individual's social security number to identify 
individuals in agency records.
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    \1\ 12 U.S.C. 243, 244, 248(l), and 248(q).
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    Providing information collected as part of the New Hire Information 
Collection is voluntary. However, if certain information requested as 
part of the New Hire Information Collection is not provided by the new 
hire, the hiring process cannot be completed.\2\
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    \2\ The voluntary provision of the following information is 
optional and is not required to complete the hiring process: 
education information (e.g., name of educational institution, major, 
degree, year of graduation), race, ethnicity, and the identity of 
and relationship to any relatives who are also employed at the 
Board. Although a new hire is required to provide the name and 
contact information of one ``primary'' emergency contact, providing 
a ``second'' emergency contact is optional and is not required to 
complete the hiring process. A new hire can also voluntarily provide 
an alternative mailing address, if it is different from his or her 
current address. Lastly, although not required to complete the 
hiring process, information on dependents is required to obtain 
certain benefits (such as continuing health insurance benefits for 
the child or spouse of a new employee who is transferring from 
another federal agency).
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    Generally, information collected as part of the New Hire 
Information Collection may be kept confidential from the public under 
exemption 6 of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which protects 
information that ``would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of 
personal privacy.'' \3\ However, the release of information such as the 
educational history of the new hire or the start date of employment 
would not likely constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal 
privacy and may be disclosed under the FOIA.
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    \3\ 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(6).
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    Determinations regarding disclosure to third parties of any 
confidential portions of the information collection that are considered 
exempt under the FOIA will be made in accordance with the Privacy 
Act.\4\ Relevant Privacy Act statements are provided when a respondent 
logs in to the portal and before the respondent is asked to provide any 
information. The Board may make disclosures in accordance with the 
Privacy Act's routine use disclosure provision, which permits the 
disclosure of a record for a purpose which is compatible with the 
purpose for which the record was collected.\5\
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    \4\ 5 U.S.C. 552a(b).
    \5\ 5 U.S.C. 552a(a)(7) and (b)(3)).
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    Such routine uses are listed in specific systems of records 
notices, which apply to this information collection and which can be 
found in: (1) The System of Records Notice for BGFRS-1, FRB-Recruiting 
and Placement Records, located at: https://www.federalreserve.gov/files/BGFRS-1-recruiting-and-placement-records.pdf; (2) the System of 
Records Notice for BGFRS-4, FRB-General Personnel Records, located at: 
https://www.federalreserve.gov/files/BGFRS-4-general-personnel-records.pdf; (3) the System of Records Notice for BGFRS-7, FRB--Payroll 
and Leave Records, located at: https://www.federalreserve.gov/files/BGFRS-7-payroll-and-leave-records.pdf; (4) the System of Records Notice 
for BGFRS-24, FRB--EEO General Files, located at: https://www.federalreserve.gov/files/BGFRS-24-eeo-general-files.pdf; and/or (5) 
the System of Records Notice for BGFRS-34, FRB-ESS Staff Identification 
Card File, located at: https://www.federalreserve.gov/files/

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    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, May 20, 2021.
Michele Taylor Fennell,
Deputy Associate Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 2021-11059 Filed 5-24-21; 8:45 am]
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