Department of Veterans Affairs January 7, 2022 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Application for Reimbursement of Licensing or Certification Test Fees
Document Number: 2022-00072
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden and it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2022-00087
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The purpose of this modified system of record is to combine SORN 132VAOSDBU with this SORN, 181VAOSDBU, to reflect the merging of the system interfaces. The combined system's purpose is fourfold: To gather and maintain information on small businesses owned and controlled by Veterans, including service-disabled Veterans; provide VA personnel with access to resources that allow them to perform market research upon Veteran Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) and Service- Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs); provide a platform for registration and announcement of Direct Access Program (DAP) events; and allow Federal, State, and local government personnel and the general public, including private sector companies and corporate entities, the ability to locate potential Veteran entrepreneur resources through searches of the Vendor Information Pages (VIP). This combined system provides the mechanism that enables Veteran owned businesses to compete effectively for Federal contracts. It also provides the Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) with the data and reports needed to manage their responsibilities under the Veterans Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Act of 1999, as amended. VA personnel may utilize the VIP database to counsel and assist Veteran entrepreneurs in starting a small business or expanding an existing small business.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2022-00083
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
VA VetBiz Assistance Program Pages (132VAOSDBU) has been combined with the Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) VA VetBiz Vendor Information Pages (VIP) (181VAOSDBU). 132VAOSDBU is a system that is accessed by VA Procurement Decision Makers (PDMs) which allows the PDM to perform research upon Veteran Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) and Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs). This service allows the VA to meet the requirements for contract set-aside for businesses that meet specific qualifications. The system has been combined with the system covered by CVE VA VetBiz VIP (181VAOSDBU), the system used by Veterans to submit information to become certified as VOSBs or SDVOSBs. Certified VOSBs/SDVOSBs are maintained in the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database. The records from 132VAOSDBU are combined with and stored in 181VAOSDBU.