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Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

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Proposed Projects

Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery.

OMB No.: 0970-0401.

Description: Executive Order 12862 directs Federal agencies to provide service to the public that matches or exceeds the best service available in the private sector. In order to work continuously to ensure that the Administration for Children and Families' programs are effective and meet our customers' needs we use a generic clearance process to collect qualitative feedback on our service delivery. This collection of information is necessary to enable ACF to garner customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient timely manner, in accord with our commitment to improving service delivery. The information collected from our customers and stakeholders will help ensure that users have an effective, efficient and satisfying experience with the programs. This feedback will provide insights into customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences and expectations, provide an early warning of issues with service, Start Printed Page 69493or focus attention on areas where communication, training or change in operation might improve delivery of products or services. These collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative and actionable communications between ACF and its customer and stakeholders. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of program management.

This request is an extension of the “generic fast-track” process offered to all government agencies by OMB in 2010. Fast-track means each request receives approval five days after submission, if no issues are brought to ACF's attention by OMB within the five days.

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Annual Burden Estimates

InstrumentNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per responseTotal burden hours
Survey5,00010.52,500

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours:

In compliance with the requirements of Section 506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L'Enfant Promenade SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. Email address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection.

The Department specifically requests comments 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 collection of information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication.

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Robert Sargis,

Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2014-27558 Filed 11-20-14; 8:45 am]

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