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Proposed Information Collection (VR&E Program National Outcome Follow-up With Employment Based Rehabilitated Veterans Survey) Activity: Comment Request

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Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.




The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), 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 new collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to determine claimants' satisfaction with their Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program experience.


Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before August 11, 2009.


Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at or to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20M35), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail to Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-New (VR&E Outcome)” in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS.

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Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 461-9769 or FAX (202) 275-5947.

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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, VBA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of VBA's functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of VBA'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: Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Program National Outcome Follow-up with Employment Based Rehabilitated Veterans Survey.

OMB Control Number: 2900-New (VR&E Outcome).

Type of Review: New collection.

Abstract: The VR&E program provides services and assistance to enable Veterans with service-connected disability to achieve employment-based rehabilitated status. VA will use the National Outcome Follow-up with Employment Based Rehabilitated Veterans survey to follow up with Veterans who were declared “Rehabilitated” by entering suitable employment after completing a VR&E vocational training program. The data collected will assist VA in analyzing the outcome of VR&E services provided to Veterans who achieved employment-based rehabilitated status.

Affected Public: Individuals or households.

Estimated Annual Burden: 1,000.

Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 7.5 minutes.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 8,000.

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Dated: June 8, 2009.

By direction of the Secretary.

Denise McLamb,

Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service.

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[FR Doc. E9-13780 Filed 6-11-09; 8:45 am]