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Headquarters Air Force Recruiting Service.




In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Air Force Recruiting Service announces the 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 the 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 or information technology.


Consideration will be given to all comments received June 1, 2009.


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

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: 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 as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information.

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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 Headquarters Air Force Recruiting Service, AFRS/RSIS, 550 D Street West Suite 1, Randolph AFB, TX 78150-4526, or call Headquarters Air Force Recruiting Service Information System Division Systems Support Branch at 210-565-0447.

Title and OMB Number: Air Force Recruiting Information Support System (AFRISS); OMB control number 0701-0150.

Needs and Uses: Air Force Recruiting Service requires the collection of specific information on prospective Air Force enlistees (prospective Air Force enlistees include Active, Guard, and Reserve) entering the Air Force. The information is used to create the initial personnel record, prescreen and qualify enlistees fit for service and ultimately induction. The information is also collected to process security clearances and to record metrics to be used for demographics/market research and system performance.

Affected Public: Individuals 16 years and older interested in pursuing a career in the Air Force be it Active, Guard, and Reserve in the U.S. and abroad.

Annual Burden Hours: 1,386,413 hours.

Number of Respondents: 1,300,000.

Responses per Respondent: 1.

Average Burden per Response: Approximately 64 minutes.

Frequency: As needed. Contact is based on prospective interest in becoming an Air Force member.

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Summary of Information Collection

To furnish Active, Guard, and Reserve field recruiters an automated tool to create prospective Air Force enlistee application files for all recruiting accessions in officer, enlisted, and health professions. AFRISS provides comprehensive integration, interface, and standardization of all programs that manage personnel resources in support of Air Force recruiting. The system extends automated capabilities out to the individual recruiter, flight, squadron, and groups. It provides an automated interface to the Military Entrance Processing Center Station (MEPS) where applicants undergo physical, testing, verification interviews, and tentative job reservation. It will provide an automated interface to the Modernized Military Personnel System (MilMod) where only pertinent and required applicant information is placed in a permanent military system of record. It also provides reporting capabilities at all levels of Air Force Recruiting management to make informed decisions on recruiting business rules and practices to increase the number of accessions.

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March 27, 2009.

Patricia L. Toppings,

OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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[FR Doc. E9-7388 Filed 4-1-09; 8:45 am]