Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees Handbook No. 391, 40879-40880 [2021-16130]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 143 / Thursday, July 29, 2021 / Notices • Nominator’s name, organization, address, email, and phone number; • Nomination category (e.g., ETA Region, Native Hawaiian representative, Alaska Native representative, Oklahoma representative, or representative for Other Disciplines). Those nominating a regional representative must reside in the same region as the nominee. If nominated for Other Disciplines, specify discipline; • A biography and current resume of the nominee; and • A cover letter that provides the reason(s) for nominating the individual or a self-nomination, and the particular expertise of the nominee in the areas of workforce development, secondary and post-secondary education, health care, human services, veteran services business and economic development and job sectors growth. 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The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees Handbook No. 391. This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:19 Jul 28, 2021 Jkt 253001 Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Consideration will be given to all written comments received by September 27, 2021. 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 Jorge Colon by telephone at (202) 693–0173 (this is not a toll-free number), TTY 1– 877–889–5627 (this is not a toll-free number), or by email at Colon.Jorge.D@ 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, Office of Unemployment Insurance by email: Colon.Jorge.D@dol.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Candace Edens by telephone at (202) 693–3195 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at: Edens.Candace@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. Title 5 U.S.C. 8506 states that ‘‘[E]ach agency of the United States and each wholly or partially owned instrumentality of the United States shall make available to State agencies which have agreements, or to the Secretary of Labor, as the case may be, such information concerning the Federal service and Federal wages of a Federal employee as the Secretary considers practicable and necessary for the determination of the entitlement of the Federal employee to compensation under this subchapter.’’ The information shall include the findings of the employing agency concerning: (1) Whether or not the Federal employee has performed Federal service; (2) the periods of Federal service; (3) the amount of Federal wages; and (4) the reasons for termination of Federal service. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40879 State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) administer the Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE) program in accordance with the same terms and provisions of the paying State’s unemployment insurance law that apply to unemployed claimants who worked in the private sector. SWAs must be able to obtain certain information (wage and separation data) about each claimant filing claims for UCFE benefits to enable them to determine an individual’s eligibility for benefits. DOL has prescribed forms to enable SWAs to obtain this necessary information from the individual’s Federal employing agency. Each of these forms is essential to the UCFE claims process and the frequency of use varies depending upon the circumstances involved. The UCFE forms are: ETA– 931, ETA–931A, ETA–933, ETA–934, and ETA–935. The law (5 U.S.C. 8501, et seq.), authorizes this information collection. 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– 0179. 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 E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1 40880 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 143 / Thursday, July 29, 2021 / Notices 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: Revision. Title of Collection: Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees Handbook No. 391. Forms: ETA–931, ETA–931A, ETA– 933, ETA–934, and ETA–935. OMB Control Number: 1205–0179. Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies. Estimated Number of Respondents: 53. Frequency: On occasion. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 168,573. Estimated Average Time per Response: Varies. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 12,745 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0. (Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) Suzan G. LeVine, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor. Period in EB. As such, beginning August 8, 2021, the maximum potential entitlement for claimants in EB in these states will decrease from 20 weeks to 13 weeks. The trigger notice covering state eligibility for the EB program can be found at: http://ows.doleta.gov/ unemploy/claims_arch.as. 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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Unemployment Insurance, Room S–4524, Attn: Thomas Stengle, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210, telephone number (202) 693– 2991 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email: Stengle.Thomas@dol.gov. Dated: July 26, 2021. Robert Kent, General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2021–16167 Filed 7–28–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3280–F5–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Sunshine Act Meetings The National Science Board (NSB) hereby gives notice of the scheduling of meetings for the transaction of NSB business as follows: TIME AND DATE: Tuesday, August 3, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:55 p.m., and Wednesday, August 4, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:55 p.m. EDT. PLACE: These meetings will be held by videoconference. There will be no inperson meetings. The public may observe the public meetings, which will be streamed to the NSF You Tube channel. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 143 (Thursday, July 29, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 
Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees Handbook No. 391

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor's (DOL) Employment and Training 
Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed 
extension for the authority to conduct the information collection 
request (ICR) titled, Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees 
Handbook No. 391. 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 
September 27, 2021.

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 Jorge Colon by telephone at (202) 693-0173 (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, Office of Unemployment Insurance by email: 
[email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Candace Edens by telephone at (202) 
693-3195 (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.
    Title 5 U.S.C. 8506 states that ``[E]ach agency of the United 
States and each wholly or partially owned instrumentality of the United 
States shall make available to State agencies which have agreements, or 
to the Secretary of Labor, as the case may be, such information 
concerning the Federal service and Federal wages of a Federal employee 
as the Secretary considers practicable and necessary for the 
determination of the entitlement of the Federal employee to 
compensation under this subchapter.'' The information shall include the 
findings of the employing agency concerning:
    (1) Whether or not the Federal employee has performed Federal 
service;
    (2) the periods of Federal service;
    (3) the amount of Federal wages; and
    (4) the reasons for termination of Federal service.
    State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) administer the Unemployment 
Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE) program in accordance with 
the same terms and provisions of the paying State's unemployment 
insurance law that apply to unemployed claimants who worked in the 
private sector. SWAs must be able to obtain certain information (wage 
and separation data) about each claimant filing claims for UCFE 
benefits to enable them to determine an individual's eligibility for 
benefits. DOL has prescribed forms to enable SWAs to obtain this 
necessary information from the individual's Federal employing agency. 
Each of these forms is essential to the UCFE claims process and the 
frequency of use varies depending upon the circumstances involved. The 
UCFE forms are: ETA-931, ETA-931A, ETA-933, ETA-934, and ETA-935. The 
law (5 U.S.C. 8501, et seq.), authorizes this information collection.
    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 
1205-0179.
    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

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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: Revision.
    Title of Collection: Unemployment Compensation for Federal 
Employees Handbook No. 391.
    Forms: ETA-931, ETA-931A, ETA-933, ETA-934, and ETA-935.
    OMB Control Number: 1205-0179.
    Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 53.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 168,573.
    Estimated Average Time per Response: Varies.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 12,745 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0.

(Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A))

Suzan G. LeVine,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, 
Labor.
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