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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection

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Merit Systems Protection Board.




The U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) is requesting the reinstatement of an approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to collect information over a three year period via periodic voluntary customer surveys. The original approval for this information collection was provided by OMB on February 28, 1994, as a three year generic clearance request for voluntary customer surveys under Executive Order 12862, “Setting Customer Service Standards,” and in accord with section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Surveys under this approval are assigned OMB Control Number 3124-0012. That approval expired on February 28, 1997. A limited term approval from OMB reinstated that authority through April 30, 2001.

As part of the process for requesting reinstatement of the OMB approval, MSPB is soliciting comments regarding the public reporting burden of the proposed customer surveys. The reporting burden for the collection of information on this form is estimated to vary from 10 minutes to 30 minutes per response, with an average of 15 minutes, including time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information.

Estimated Annual Reporting Burden

5 CFR sectionAnnual number of respondentsFrequency per responseTotal annual responsesHours per response (average)Total hours
1201 and 12092,00011,500.25375

In addition, the MSPB invites comments on (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of MSPB's functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of MSPB's estimate of burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (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 Start Printed Page 14219use of automated collection techniques, when appropriate and other forms of information technology.


Comments must be received on or before May 8, 2001.


Comments concerning the paperwork burden should be address to Mr. John Crum, Merit Systems Protection Board, 1615 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20419 or by calling (202) 653-8900.

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Robert E. Taylor,

Clerk of the Board.

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[FR Doc. 01-5803 Filed 3-8-01; 8:45 am]