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Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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AGENCY:

United States Military Entrance Processing Command (USMEPCOM), Officer of the Under Secretary of Start Printed Page 71622Defense (Personnel and Readiness) (Military Personnel Policy), DoD.

ACTION:

Notice.

In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the United States Military Entrance Processing Command (USMEPCOM), Officer of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) (Military Personnel Policy) announces the following 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 January 26, 2009.

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 number 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: HQ USMEPCOM Program Analysis and Evaluation Directorate, ATTN: Ms. M. Lou Wetzel, 2834 Green Bay Road, North Chicago, IL 60064-3094; call at 847-688-3680, extension 7234 or e-mail at lou.wetzel@mepcom.army.mil.

Title, Associated Form, and OMB Control Number: USMEPCOM MEPS Customer Satisfaction Survey, OMB Control Number 0704-TBD.

Needs and Uses: This information collection requirement is necessary to aid the MEPS in evaluating effectiveness of current policies and core processes, identifying unmet customer needs, and allocating resources more efficiently.

Affected Public: Individuals or households.

Annual Burden Hours: 10,000 hours.

Number of Respondents: 60,000.

Responses per Respondent: 1.

Average Burden per Response: 10 minutes.

Frequency: On occasion.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Summary of Information Collection

USMEPCOM, with headquarters in North Chicago, Ill., is a joint service command staffed with civilians and military from all five branches of service. The command, through its network of 65 Military Entrance Processing Stations, determines whether applicants are qualified for enlistment based on standards set by each of the services. USMEPCOM Regulation 601-23, Enlistment Processing, directs the information collection requirement for all 65 Military Entrance Processing Stations (MEPS) to obtain timely feedback on MEPS core processes. This web-based tool will allow MEPS to efficiently administer voluntary surveys on a routine basis to their primary customer, the applicants, for military service. This information collection requirement is necessary to aid the MEPS in evaluating effectiveness of current policies and core processes, identifying unmet customer needs, and allocating resources more efficiently.

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Dated: November 18, 2008.

Patricia L. Toppings,

OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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[FR Doc. E8-27945 Filed 11-24-08; 8:45 am]

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