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Notice of Information Collection-No Change; Elementary-Secondary Staff Information Report EEO-5

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AGENCY:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

SUMMARY:

In accordance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announces that it intends to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for a three-year extension of the existing collection as listed below.

DATE:

Written comments on this notice must be submitted on or before June 17, 2008.

ADDRESSES:

Comments should be submitted to Stephen Llewellyn, Executive Officer, Executive Secretariat, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 10th Floor, 1801 L Street, NW., Washington, DC 20507. As a convenience to commentators, the Executive Secretariat will accept comments totaling six or fewer pages by Start Printed Page 21133facsimile (“FAX”) machine. This limitation is necessary to assure access to the equipment. The telephone number of the FAX receiver is (202) 663-4114. (This is not a toll-free number.) Receipt of FAX transmittals will not be acknowledged, except that the sender may request confirmation of receipt by calling the Executive Secretariat staff at (202) 663-4070 (voice) or (202) 663-4074 (TTD). (These are not toll-free telephone numbers.) You may also submit comments and attachments electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting comments. Copies of comments submitted by the public will be available to review at the Commission's library, Room 6502, 1801 L Street, NW., Washington, DC 20507 between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. or can be reviewed at http://www.regulations.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ronald Edwards, Director, Program Research and Surveys Division, 1801 L Street, NW., Room 9222, Washington, DC 20507, (202) 663-4958 (voice) or (202) 663-7063 (TDD). This notice is also available in the following formats: large print, Braille, audio tape and electronic file on computer disk. Requests for this notice in an alternative format should be made to the Publications Center at 1-800-669-3392.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, and OMB regulations 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), the Commission solicits public comment to enable it to:

(1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the Commission's functions, including whether the information will have practical utility;

(2) Evaluate the accuracy of the Commission's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;

(3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and

(4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.

Overview of This Information Collection

Collection Title: Elementary-Secondary Staff Information Report EEO-5.

OMB-Number: 0346-0003.

Frequency of Report: Biennial.

Type of Respondent: Public elementary and secondary school districts with 100 or more employees.

Description of Affected Public: State and Local Government.

Number of Responses: 5,000.

Reporting Hours: 12,000.

Federal Cost: $80,000.

Number of Forms: 1.

Abstract: Section 709(c) of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 2000e-8(c), requires employers to make and keep records relevant to a determination of whether unlawful employment practices have been or are being committed and to make reports therefrom as required by the EEOC. Accordingly, the EEOC has issued regulations which set forth the reporting requirement for various kinds of employers. Elementary and secondary public school systems and districts have been required to submit EEO-5 reports to EEOC since 1974 (biennially in even-numbered years since 1982). Since 1996 each school district or system has submitted all of the district data on a single form, EEOC Form 168A. The individual school form, EEOC Form 168B, was eliminated in 1996, greatly reducing the respondent burden and cost.

EEO-5 data are used by the EEOC to investigate charges of employment discrimination against elementary and secondary public school districts. The data are used to support EEOC decisions and conciliations, and for research. The data are shared with the Department of Education (Office for Civil Rights and the National Center for Education Statistics) and the Department of Justice. Pursuant to Section 709(d) of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, EEO-5 data are also shared with 86 State and Local Fair Employment Practices Agencies (FEPAs).

Burden Statement: The estimated number of respondents included in the annual EEO-5 survey is 5000 public elementary and secondary school districts. The number of responses per respondent is one report. The annual number of responses is approximately 5,000 and the total hours per response ranges from one (1) to five (5) hours. The estimated total number of response hours is 12,000 each time the survey is conducted (i.e., biennially.) Respondents are encouraged to report data on electronic media such as magnetic tapes and diskettes.

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Dated: April 14, 2008.

For the Commission.

Naomi C. Earp,

Chair.

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[FR Doc. E8-8495 Filed 4-17-08; 8:45 am]

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