The Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) requests a revision to its data collection to assist states with the implementation of the currently approved automatic cohort designations that go into effect on July 1, 2012, for the follow-up measures related to student employment status, obtaining a secondary credential, and post-secondary transition.
Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before June 19, 2012.
Written comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity requirements should be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or mailed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Washington, DC 20202-4537. Copies of the proposed information collection request may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the “Browse Pending Collections” link and by clicking on link number 04841. When you access the information collection, click on “Download Attachments” to view. Written requests for information should be addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Washington, DC 20202-4537. Requests may also be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to 202-401-0920. Please specify the complete title of the information collection and OMB Control Number when making your request.
Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that Federal agencies provide interested parties an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. The Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management, publishes this notice containing proposed information collection requests at the beginning of the Departmental review of the information collection. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records.
Title of Collection: Measures and Methods for the National Reporting System for Adult Education.
OMB Control Number: 1830-0027.
Type of Review: Revision.
Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 57.
Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 18,050.
Abstract: In the course of providing technical assistance to states for the implementation of the new cohorts, OVAE has determined that some revisions and clarifications need to be added to the data collection guidelines in order to assist states with implementation. These revisions and clarifications are highlighted in Chapter 1 on pages 2 through 4 of the National Reporting System Implementation Guidelines.
Dated: April 16, 2012.
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management.
[FR Doc. 2012-9515 Filed 4-19-12; 8:45 am]
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