Federal Register: March 6, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 43)
DOCID: fr06mr09-55 FR Doc E9-4759
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Labor Statistics Bureau
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice.
Proposed Collection, Comment Request
DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the Addresses section of this notice on or before May 5, 2009.
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. The Bureau of Labor
Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed reinstatement of the ``Veterans Supplement to the Current Population Survey (CPS),'' to be conducted in August 2009. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the Addresses section of this notice.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals
The CPS has been the principal source of the official Government statistics on employment and unemployment since 1940 (69 years). Collection of labor force data through the CPS is necessary to meet the requirements in Title 29, United States Code, Sections 1 and 2. The Veterans Supplement provides information on the labor force status of veterans with a serviceconnected disability, combat veterans, past or present National Guard and Reserve members, and recently discharged veterans. Data are provided by period of service and a range of demographic characteristics. The supplement also provides information on veterans' participation in various transition and employment and training programs. The data collected through this supplement will be used by the Veterans Employment and Training Service and the Department of Veterans Affairs to determine policies that better meet the needs of our Nation's veteran population.
II. Current Action
Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the Veterans Supplement to the CPS. A reinstatement of this previously approved collection for which approval has expired is needed to provide the Nation with timely information about the labor force status of veterans with a serviceconnected disability, combat veterans, past or present National Guard and Reserve members, and recently discharged veterans.
III. Desired Focus of Comments
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is particularly interested in comments that:
Type of Review: Reinstatement, without change, of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired.
Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Title: Veterans Supplement to the CPS.
OMB Number: 12200102.
Affected Public: Households.
Total Respondents: 12,000.
Total Responses: 12,000.
Average Time Per Response: Approximately 2 minutes.
Estimated Total Burden Hours: 400 hours.
Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $0.
Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they also will become a matter of public record.
Signed at Washington, DC, this 2nd day of March 2009. Cathy Kazanowski,
Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics. [FR Doc. E94759 Filed 3509; 8:45 am]
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Carol Rowan, BLS Clearance Officer, 2026917628. (See ADDRESSES section.)