Comment Request for Information Collection for the SCSEP Data Collection System, OMB Control No. 1205-0040, Extension With Revisions
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden conducts a preclearance 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 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to 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 Employment and Training Administration is soliciting comments concerning the collection of data about the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), expiring October 31, 2010. Changes are due to the following: (1) In December of 2009, SCSEP received additional funds authorized by the Department of Labor Appropriations Act (Pub. L. 111-117, section D) signed December 17, 2009, thus increasing the anticipated number of SCSEP participants and, therefore, increasing the overall record-keeping burden. (2) In addition, information collection forms have been modified as necessitated by the reauthorization of the SCSEP legislation (2006 Amendments to the Older Americans Act, Pub. L. 109-365) and the Jobs for Veterans Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 07-288); changes in overall burden for some forms based on actual usage statistics; and the requirement to publish changes to the Internet-based SCSEP Performance and Results QPR (SPARQ) system that go into effect on July 1, 2010.