Federal Register: May 5, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 87)
DOCID: fr05my08-512 FR Doc E8-9748
OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT
Personnel Management Office
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Review of a New Information Collection: Specific Medical Release (INV 16A) and Customer Consent and Authorization for Access to Financial Records (INV 16B)
DATES: Comments on this proposal should be received within 60 calendar days from the date of this publication.
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub.
L. 10413, May 22, 1995), this notice announces that the Office of
Personnel Management (OPM) intends to submit to the Office of
Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review of a NEW information
collection. The INV 16A, Specific Medical Release, and INV 16B,
Authorization for Access to Financial Records, are used continuously by
Federal and contract investigators as a routine part of background
investigations. The collection is completed when it is determined that
further inquiry into the respondents' medical record is needed
pertaining to mental health counseling and/or drug/alcohol treatment OR
upon an affirmative answer on the Standard Form (SF) 86 or SF 85PS
regarding mental health. The Customer Consent and Authorization for
Access to Financial Records (INV 16B) is used by Federal agencies when
conducting a credit inquiry on federal and contract employees, as well
as military personnel, who are working in support of Federal Government
programs and contracts. The INV 16A and INV 16B will replace current
forms OFI 16A; OPM Form 329; OPM Form 329A; OPM Form 329B; and OPM 329C. Previous editions of related forms are not usable.
Comments Are Particularly Invited On:
The INV 16A and INV 16B are completed by both employees of the Federal Government and individuals not employed with the Federal Government, including Federal contractors, and military personnel.
Federal employees are defined as those individuals who are employed as civilians or military personnel with the Federal Government. Non Federal employees include members of the general public and all individuals employed as Federal and military contractors, or individuals otherwise not directly employed by the Federal Government.
Approximately 45,500 INV 16A and 210,000 INV 16B forms will be completed annually by nonFederal individuals. Each form requires approximately 5 minutes to complete. The annual estimated burden is 3,800 and 17,500 hours for the 16A and 16B respectively.
For copies of this proposal, contact Mary Beth SmithToomey on (202) 6068358, FAX (202) 4183251 or via Email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a mailing address with your request.
REGULATORY AGENDA; Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals,