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Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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AGENCY:

Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness).

ACTION:

Notice.

In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, as amended, section 3506(c)(2)(A) of title 44, United States Code, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) announces the following proposal to renew public information collection forms and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

DATES:

Consideration will be given to all comments received by October 26, 2001.

ADDRESSES:

Written comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection should be sent to the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) Department of Defense Education Activity, 4040 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203, ATTN: Ms. Sara Riggs.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

To request more information on this proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposal and associated collection instruments, please write to the above address or call at (703) 696-3067 ext. 2652.

Title, Associated Form, and OMB Control Number: Employment Opportunities for Educators; DS Forms 5010, 5011, 5012 and 5013; OMB Number 0704-0370.

Needs and Uses: The information collected by these forms concerns applicants for educator positions within the Department of Defense Dependents Schools. The information is used to verify employment history of educator applicants and to determine creditable previous experience for pay-setting purposes for candidates selected for educator positions. In addition, the information is used to ensure the selection for employment with the Department of Defense Dependents Schools of individuals possessing the abilities and personal traits that give promise of outstanding success under the unusual circumstances they will find working abroad. Information gathered is also used to ensure that the Department of Defense Dependents Schools personnel practices meet the requirements of Federal law. Completion of the forms is entirely voluntary.

Affected Public: Individuals or households.

Annual Burden Hours: 11,200.

Number of Respondents: 24,000.

Responses per Respondents: 1.

Average Burden per Response: 28 minutes.

Frequency: Annually.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Summary of Information Collection

The primary objective of the information collection is to ensure a quality education from prekindergarten through grade 12 for the eligible minor dependents of the Department of Defense military and civilian personnel on official overseas assignments. This is accomplished by securing data from applicants for educational positions and officials with sufficient information to address an individual applicant's traits and characteristics.

The forms associated with this data collection are:

Department of Defense Dependents Schools Supplemental Application for Overseas Employment (DS Form 5010). The primary objective of this voluntary form is to ascertain an applicant's eligibility for educator positions.

Department of Defense Dependents Schools Professional Evaluation (DS Form 5011). This form is provided to officials in mangerial and supervisory positions as a means of verifying abilities and personal traits of applicants for educator positions to ensure the selection of the best-qualified individuals to occupy educator positions.

Department of Defense Dependents Schools Voluntary Questionnaire (DS Form 5012). This voluntary form helps ensure that the Department of Defense Dependents Schools personnel practices meet the requirements of Federal law.

Department of Defense Dependents Schools Verification of Professional Educator Employment for Salary Rating Purposes (DS Form 5013). The purpose of this voluntary form is to verify employment history of educator applicants and to determine creditable previous experience for pay-setting purposes for selected candidates.

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Dated: August 20, 2001.

Patricia Toppings,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, DoD.

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[FR Doc. 01-21531 Filed 8-24-01; 8:45 am]

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