Agreement Approval Process for Use of Functional Affirmative Action Programs; Proposed Approval of Information Collection Requirements; Comment Request, 7501-7502 [2022-02652]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 27 / Wednesday, February 9, 2022 / Notices lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 19, 2020). Submissions should refer to the investigation number (Inv. No. 337– TA–1255) in a prominent place on the cover page and/or the first page. (See Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures, https://www.usitc.gov/ documents/handbook_on_filing_ procedures.pdf). Persons with questions regarding filing should contact the Secretary (202–205–2000). Any person desiring to submit a document to the Commission in confidence must request confidential treatment by marking each document with a header indicating that the document contains confidential information. This marking will be deemed to satisfy the request procedure set forth in Rules 201.6(b) and 210.5(e)(2) (19 CFR 201.6(b) & 210.5(e)(2)). Documents for which confidential treatment by the Commission is properly sought will be treated accordingly. 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The authority for the Commission’s determination is contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1337), and in Part 210 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR part 210). By order of the Commission. Issued: February 3, 2022. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2022–02670 Filed 2–8–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P 1 All contract personnel will sign appropriate nondisclosure agreements. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:29 Feb 08, 2022 Jkt 256001 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Agreement Approval Process for Use of Functional Affirmative Action Programs; Proposed Approval of Information Collection Requirements; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). The program helps ensure that 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 on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is soliciting comments concerning its proposal to obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to renew the information collection that implements standard procedures for supply and service contractors seeking approval to develop affirmative action programs based on functional or business units. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice or by accessing it at www.regulations.gov. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before April 11, 2022. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: Electronic comments: The federal eRulemaking portal at www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions found on that website for submitting comments. Mail, Hand Delivery, Courier: Addressed to Tina T. Williams, Director, Division of Policy and Program Development, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room C–3325, Washington, DC 20210. Instructions: Please submit one copy of your comments by only one method. For faster submission, we encourage commenters to transmit their comment SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7501 electronically via the www.regulations.gov website. Comments that are mailed to the address provided above must be postmarked before the close of the comment period. All submissions must include OFCCP’s name for identification. Comments submitted in response to the notice, including any personal information provided, become a matter of public record and will be posted on www.regulations.gov. Comments will also be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the information collection request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tina T. Williams, Director, Division of Policy and Program Development, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Room C–3325, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210. Telephone: (202) 693–0103 (voice) (this is not a tollfree number). Copies of this notice may be obtained in alternative formats (large print, braille, audio recording) upon request by calling the numbers listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background: OFCCP administers and enforces the three equal employment opportunity laws listed below. • Executive Order 11246, as amended (E.O. 11246) • Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Section 503) • Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended (VEVRAA) These authorities prohibit employment discrimination by covered federal contractors and subcontractors and require that they take affirmative action to provide equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Additionally, federal contractors and subcontractors are prohibited from discriminating against applicants and employees for asking about, discussing, or sharing information about their pay or, in certain circumstances, the pay of their co-workers. E.O. 11246 applies to federal contractors and subcontractors and to federally assisted construction contractors holding a government contract in excess of $10,000, or government contracts that have, or can reasonably be expected to have, an aggregate total value exceeding $10,000 in a 12-month period. E.O. 11246 also applies to government bills of lading, depositories of federal funds in any amount, and financial institutions that E:\FR\FM\09FEN1.SGM 09FEN1 7502 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 27 / Wednesday, February 9, 2022 / Notices lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 are issuing and paying agents for U.S. savings bonds. Section 503 prohibits employment discrimination against applicants and employees because of physical or mental disability and requires contractors and subcontractors to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities. Section 503 applies to federal contractors and subcontractors with contracts in excess of $15,000.1 VEVRAA requires contractors to take affirmative action to employ, and advance in employment, qualified protected veterans. VEVRAA applies to federal contractors and subcontractors with contracts of $150,000 or more.2 This proposed information collection request outlines the legal authority, procedures, burden, and cost associated with contractors requesting a new FAAP agreement as well as modifying, certifying, and terminating an existing agreement. II. Review Focus: OFCCP is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the compliance assistance functions of the agency that support the agency’s compliance mission, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the 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. In particular, OFCCP is seeking comments on whether FAAP documents, such as agreement requests, modification notices, certifications, termination notices, or other information requested during the FAAP 1 Effective October 1, 2010, the coverage threshold under Section 503 increased from $10,000 to $15,000, in accordance with the inflationary adjustment requirements in 41 U.S.C. 1908. See Federal Acquisition Regulation; Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition-Related Thresholds, 75 FR 53129 (Aug. 30, 2010). 2 Effective October 1, 2015, the coverage threshold under VEVRAA increased from $100,000 to $150,000, in accordance with the inflationary adjustment requirements in 41 U.S.C. 1908. See Federal Acquisition Regulation; Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition-Related Thresholds, 80 FR 38293 (July 2, 2015). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:29 Feb 08, 2022 Jkt 256001 approval and certification process, should be submitted through OFCCP’s Contractor Portal.3 III. Current Actions: OFCCP seeks approval of this new information collection in order to carry out and enhance its responsibilities to enforce the nondiscrimination and affirmative action provisions of the three legal authorities it administers. Type of Review: Regular. Agency: Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. Title: Agreement Approval Process for Use of Functional Affirmative Action Programs. OMB Number: 1250–0006. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit entities. Total Respondents: 86 contractors. Total Annual Responses: 150.6 responses. Average Time per Response: 6.7 hours. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,006 hours. Frequency: Annual. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $0. Tina T. Williams, Director, Division of Policy and Program Development, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. [FR Doc. 2022–02652 Filed 2–8–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CM–P NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Succession Planning National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), as part of a continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the following new collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before April 11, 2022 to be assured consideration. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on SUMMARY: 3 Information on OFCCP’s Contractor Portal is available at https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/ contractorportal (last accessed January 27, 2022). PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the information collection to Dawn Wolfgang, National Credit Union Administration, 1775 Duke Street, Suite 6032, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; email at PRAComments@NCUA.gov. Given the limited in-house staff because of the COVID–19 pandemic, email comments are preferred. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Address requests for additional information to Dawn Wolfgang at the address above or telephone 703–548– 2279. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Number: 3133–NEW. Title: Succession Planning, 12 CFR 701.4(e). Type of Review: New collection. Abstract: The NCUA Board (Board) proposes that Federal Credit Union (FCU) boards of directors establish and adhere to processes for succession planning. The succession plans will help to ensure that the credit union has plans to fill key positions, such as officers of the board, management officials, executive committee members, supervisory committee members, and (where provided for in the bylaws) the members of the credit committee to provide continuity of operations. In addition, the proposed rule would require directors to be knowledgeable about the FCU’s succession plan. Although the proposed rule would apply only to FCUs, the Board’s purpose is to encourage and strengthen succession planning for all credit unions. The proposed rule would provide FCUs with broad discretion in implementing the proposed regulatory requirements to minimize any burden. Succession planning is recognized as vital to the success of any institution, including credit unions. One of the variables over which a credit union board has control is the hiring of the organization’s senior management. A board’s failure to plan for the transition of its management could potentially come with high costs, including the potential for the unplanned merger of the credit union upon the departure of key personnel. Affected Public: Private Sector: Notfor-profit institutions. Estimated No. of Respondents: 3,125. Estimated No. of Responses per Respondent: 1.33. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 4,166. Estimated Burden Hours per Response: 0.31. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,303. The NCUA published the proposed rule at 87 FR 6078, on February 3, 2022 (FR Doc. 2022–02038). This proposed E:\FR\FM\09FEN1.SGM 09FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 27 (Wednesday, February 9, 2022)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7501-7502]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs


Agreement Approval Process for Use of Functional Affirmative 
Action Programs; Proposed Approval of Information Collection 
Requirements; Comment Request

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL), as part of its continuing 
effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-
clearance consultation program to provide the general public and 
federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or 
continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). The program helps ensure that 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 on respondents 
can be properly assessed. Currently, the Office of Federal Contract 
Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is soliciting comments concerning its 
proposal to obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) to renew the information collection that implements standard 
procedures for supply and service contractors seeking approval to 
develop affirmative action programs based on functional or business 
units. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be 
obtained by contacting the office listed below in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice or by accessing it at 
www.regulations.gov.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addresses section below on or before April 11, 2022.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
    Electronic comments: The federal eRulemaking portal at 
www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions found on that website for 
submitting comments.
    Mail, Hand Delivery, Courier: Addressed to Tina T. Williams, 
Director, Division of Policy and Program Development, Office of Federal 
Contract Compliance Programs, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room C-3325, 
Washington, DC 20210.
    Instructions: Please submit one copy of your comments by only one 
method. For faster submission, we encourage commenters to transmit 
their comment electronically via the www.regulations.gov website. 
Comments that are mailed to the address provided above must be 
postmarked before the close of the comment period. All submissions must 
include OFCCP's name for identification. Comments submitted in response 
to the notice, including any personal information provided, become a 
matter of public record and will be posted on www.regulations.gov. 
Comments will also be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB 
approval of the information collection request.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tina T. Williams, Director, Division 
of Policy and Program Development, Office of Federal Contract 
Compliance Programs, Room C-3325, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20210. Telephone: (202) 693-0103 (voice) (this is not a 
toll-free number). Copies of this notice may be obtained in alternative 
formats (large print, braille, audio recording) upon request by calling 
the numbers listed above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    I. Background: OFCCP administers and enforces the three equal 
employment opportunity laws listed below.
 Executive Order 11246, as amended (E.O. 11246)
 Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended 
(Section 503)
 Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as 
amended (VEVRAA)
    These authorities prohibit employment discrimination by covered 
federal contractors and subcontractors and require that they take 
affirmative action to provide equal employment opportunities regardless 
of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, 
national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. 
Additionally, federal contractors and subcontractors are prohibited 
from discriminating against applicants and employees for asking about, 
discussing, or sharing information about their pay or, in certain 
circumstances, the pay of their co-workers.
    E.O. 11246 applies to federal contractors and subcontractors and to 
federally assisted construction contractors holding a government 
contract in excess of $10,000, or government contracts that have, or 
can reasonably be expected to have, an aggregate total value exceeding 
$10,000 in a 12-month period. E.O. 11246 also applies to government 
bills of lading, depositories of federal funds in any amount, and 
financial institutions that

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are issuing and paying agents for U.S. savings bonds. Section 503 
prohibits employment discrimination against applicants and employees 
because of physical or mental disability and requires contractors and 
subcontractors to take affirmative action to employ and advance in 
employment qualified individuals with disabilities. Section 503 applies 
to federal contractors and subcontractors with contracts in excess of 
$15,000.\1\ VEVRAA requires contractors to take affirmative action to 
employ, and advance in employment, qualified protected veterans. VEVRAA 
applies to federal contractors and subcontractors with contracts of 
$150,000 or more.\2\
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    \1\ Effective October 1, 2010, the coverage threshold under 
Section 503 increased from $10,000 to $15,000, in accordance with 
the inflationary adjustment requirements in 41 U.S.C. 1908. See 
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition-
Related Thresholds, 75 FR 53129 (Aug. 30, 2010).
    \2\ Effective October 1, 2015, the coverage threshold under 
VEVRAA increased from $100,000 to $150,000, in accordance with the 
inflationary adjustment requirements in 41 U.S.C. 1908. See Federal 
Acquisition Regulation; Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition-Related 
Thresholds, 80 FR 38293 (July 2, 2015).
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    This proposed information collection request outlines the legal 
authority, procedures, burden, and cost associated with contractors 
requesting a new FAAP agreement as well as modifying, certifying, and 
terminating an existing agreement.
    II. Review Focus: OFCCP is particularly interested in comments 
that:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the compliance assistance functions of the agency that 
support the agency's compliance mission, including whether the 
information will have practical utility;
     Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the 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. In particular, 
OFCCP is seeking comments on whether FAAP documents, such as agreement 
requests, modification notices, certifications, termination notices, or 
other information requested during the FAAP approval and certification 
process, should be submitted through OFCCP's Contractor Portal.\3\
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    \3\ Information on OFCCP's Contractor Portal is available at 
https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/contractorportal (last accessed 
January 27, 2022).
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    III. Current Actions: OFCCP seeks approval of this new information 
collection in order to carry out and enhance its responsibilities to 
enforce the nondiscrimination and affirmative action provisions of the 
three legal authorities it administers.
    Type of Review: Regular.
    Agency: Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.
    Title: Agreement Approval Process for Use of Functional Affirmative 
Action Programs.
    OMB Number: 1250-0006.
    Agency Number: None.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit entities.
    Total Respondents: 86 contractors.
    Total Annual Responses: 150.6 responses.
    Average Time per Response: 6.7 hours.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,006 hours.
    Frequency: Annual.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $0.

Tina T. Williams,
Director, Division of Policy and Program Development, Office of Federal 
Contract Compliance Programs.
[FR Doc. 2022-02652 Filed 2-8-22; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4510-CM-P