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Agency Information Collection Activities: Existing Collection; Emergency Extension

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AGENCY:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

ACTION:

Notice of information collection—emergency extension without change: ADEA waivers.

SUMMARY:

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC or Commission) announces that it submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for an emergency extension of the existing collection requirements under 29 CFR 1625.22, Waivers of rights and claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), on May 27, 2010, to be effective after the May 31, 2010 expiration date.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Thomas J. Schlageter, Assistant Legal Counsel, (202) 663-4668, or Erin N. Norris, Senior Attorney, (202) 663-4876, Office of Legal Counsel, 131 M Street, NE., Washington, DC 20507.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The EEOC enforces the ADEA of 1967, as amended, 29 U.S.C. 621 et seq., which prohibits discrimination against employees and applicants for employment who are age 40 or older. Congress amended the ADEA by enacting the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act of 1990 (OWBPA), Public Law 101-433, 104 Stat. 983 (1990), to clarify the prohibitions against discrimination on the basis of age. In Title II of OWBPA, Congress addressed waivers of rights and claims under the ADEA, amending section 7 of the ADEA by adding a new subsection (f), 29 U.S.C. 626(f). The provisions of Title II of OWBPA require employers to provide certain information to employees (but not to EEOC) in writing. The regulation at 29 CFR 1625.22 reiterates those requirements.

Overview of This Information Collection

Collection title: Informational requirements under Title II of the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act of 1990 (OWBPA), 29 CFR part 1625.

OMB number: 3046-0042.

Type of Respondent: Business, state or local governments, not-for-profit institutions.

Description of affected public: Any employer with 20 or more employees that seeks waiver agreements in connection with exit incentive or other employment termination programs (hereinafter, “Programs”).

Number of responses: 13,700.

Reporting hours: 41,000.

Number of forms: None.

Abstract: This requirement involves providing adequate information in waiver agreements offered to a group or class of persons in connection with a Program, to satisfy the requirements of the OWBPA.

Burden statement: The only paperwork burden involved is the inclusion of the relevant data in waiver agreements under the OWBPA. The rule applies to those employers who have 20 or more employees and who offer waivers to a group or class of employees in connection with a Program.

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For the Commission.

Dated: May 27, 2010.

Jacqueline A. Berrien,

Chair.

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[FR Doc. 2010-13301 Filed 6-3-10; 8:45 am]

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