Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed reinstatement, without change, of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed by VA to monitor a program participant's training to ensure that the participant is progressing and learning the skills necessary to carry out the duties of the occupational goal.
Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before November 21, 2000.
Submit written comments on the collection of information to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20S52), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0176” in any correspondence.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 273-7079 or FAX (202) 275-5947.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Under the PRA of 1995 (Public Law 104-13; 44 U.S.C., 3501-3520), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA.
With respect to the following collection of information, VBA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of VBA's functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of VBA's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology.
Title: Monthly Record of Training and Wages, VA Form 28-1905c.
OMB Control Number: 2900-0176.
Type of Review: Reinstatement, without change, of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired.
Abstract: A trainer uses the form as an outline for recording veterans' progress toward their rehabilitation goals as well as recording veterans’ on-job training monthly wages. Trainers report these wages on the form only at the beginning of the program and at any time the trainee's wage rate changes. Following a veteran's completion of a vocational rehabilitation program, the trainer submits the form to VA for review by the veteran's case manager.
Affected Public: Individuals or households, Business or other for-profit.
Estimated Annual Burden: 3,000 hours.
Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 15 minutes.
Frequency of Response: Monthly.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,000.Start Signature
Dated: August 25, 2000.By direction of the Acting Secretary.
Donald L. Neilson,
Director, Information Management Service.
[FR Doc. 00-24328 Filed 9-21-00; 8:45 am]
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