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AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

Notice.

In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) announces the following proposed extension of a public information collection 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 May 5, 2008.

ADDRESSES:

You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
  • Mail: Federal Docket Management System Office, 1160 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1160.

Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, docket Start Printed Page 12139number and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information.

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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 Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) (Military Community and Family Policy), Department of Defense Education Activity (Human Resources Regional Center), ATTN: Patti Ross, 4040 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203 or call at (703) 588-3915.

Title, Associated Forms, and OMB Control Number: Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS) Employment Opportunities for Educators; DoDEA Forms 5010, 5011, 5012 and 5013, OMB Control Number 0704-0370.

Needs and Uses: This information collection requirement is necessary to obtain information on prospective applicants for educator positions with 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 on candidates selected for positions. In addition, the information is used to ensure that those individuals selected for employment with the Department of Defense Dependents Schools possess the abilities and personal traits which 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 with the exception of the form requesting a professional evaluation of the applicant. This information is gathered from those in supervisory and managerial positions to ascertain information relevant to an educator's professional abilities and personal traits.

Affected Public: Individuals or households.

Annual Burden Hours: 5,042.

Number of Respondents: 30,250.

Responses Per Respondent: 1.

Average Burden Per Response: 10 minutes.

Frequency: Annually.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Summary of Information Collection

The primary objective of the information collection is to ensure quality education from pre-kindergarten 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 the applicants' professional abilities and personal traits.

The forms associated with this data collection include:

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

Department of Defense Dependents Schools Professional Evaluation (DoDEA Form 5011). This form is provided to officials in managerial 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 individual to occupy educator positions.

Department of Defense Dependents Schools Voluntary Questionnaire (DoDEA Form 5012). This voluntary form helps to 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 (DoDEA 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 on selected candidates.

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Dated: February 8, 2008

Patricia L. Toppings,

Alternate OSD Federal Register, Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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[FR Doc. E8-4398 Filed 3-5-08; 8:45 am]

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