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Title: Sanction Policies Task Order.

OMB No.: New Collection.

Description: This study is designed to determine how local welfare offices implement sanction policies in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. This study will survey local welfare staff to gather in-depth qualitative information on how workers interpret the policies and apply them in specific instances. The results of this study should give the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) a better understanding of possible outcomes of various sanction policies, which in turn will help ACF design a research program to study the effect of sanctions.

Respondents: A maximum of 324 welfare staff in local welfare offices.

Annual Burden Estimates

InstrumentNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per responseTotal burden hours
In-person Survey and Telephone Interviews3241.85275

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 275.

Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Administration, Office of Information Services, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. E-mail address:

OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Attn: Desk Officer for ACF, E-mail address:

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Dated: February 16, 2006.

Robert Sargis,

Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 06-1702 Filed 2-23-06; 8:45 am]