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Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Clearance of a Revised Information Collection: SF 3106 and SF 3106A

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AGENCY:

Office of Personnel Management.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Public Law 104-13, 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 clearance of a revised information collection. SF 3106, Application for Refund of Retirement Deductions/Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), is used by former Federal employees under FERS, to apply for a refund of retirement deductions Start Printed Page 48296withheld during Federal employment, plus any interest provided by law. SF 3106A, Current/Former Spouse(s) Notification of Application for Refund of Retirement Deductions Under FERS, is used by refund applicants to notify their current/former spouse(s) that they are applying for a refund of retirement deductions, which is required by law.

Comments are particularly invited on:

  • whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of OPM, and whether it will have practical utility;
  • whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; and
  • ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through use of the appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

Approximately 21,585 SF 3106, Application for Refund of Retirement Deductions, will be processed annually. The SF 3106 takes approximately 30 minutes to complete for a total of 10,793 hours annually. Approximately 17,268 of SF 3106A, Current/Former Spouse's Notification of Application for Refund of Retirement Deductions, will be processed annually. The SF 3106A takes approximately 5 minutes to complete for a total of 1,439 hours. The total annual burden is 12,232.

For copies of this proposal, contact Mary Beth Smith-Toomey on (202) 606-8358, FAX (202) 418-3251 or E-mail to mbtoomey@opm.gov. Please include your mailing address with your request.

DATES:

Comments on this proposal should be received on or before November 19, 2001.

ADDRESSES:

Send or deliver comments to: John C. Crawford, Chief, FERS Division, Retirement and Insurance Service, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E Street, NW., Room 3313, Washington, DC 20415.

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FOR INFORMATION REGARDING ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATION CONTACT:

Donna G. Lease, Team Leader, Forms Analysis and Design, Budget and Administrative Services Division, (202) 606-0623.

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U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

Kay Coles James,

Director.

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[FR Doc. 01-23300 Filed 9-18-01; 8:45 am]

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