Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to determine locality pay rates for nurses at VA facilities.
Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before October 28, 2008.
Submit written comments on the collection of information through http://www.Regulations.gov; or to Mary Stout, Veterans Health Administration (193E1), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail: email@example.com. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0519” in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at http://www.Regulations.gov.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Mary Stout (202) 461-5867 or FAX (202) 273-9381.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being made pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA.
With respect to the following collection of information, VHA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of VHA's functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of VHA's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology.
Title: Locality Pay System for Nurses and Other Health Care Personnel, VA Form 10-0132.
OMB Control Number: 2900-0519.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Abstract: VA Form 10-0132 is used to collect data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics or other third party industry surveys to determine locality pay system for certain health care personnel. VA medical facility Directors use the data collected to determine the appropriate pay scale for registered nurses, nurse anesthetists, and other health care personnel.
Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
Estimated Annual Burden: 263 hours.
Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 45 minutes.
Frequency of Response: Annually.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 351.Start Signature
Dated: August 22, 2008.
By direction of the Secretary:
Program Analyst, Records Management Service.
[FR Doc. E8-20114 Filed 8-28-08; 8:45 am]
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