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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request

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Office of the Secretary, HHS.


30 day Notice.


In compliance with section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The ICR is for revision of the approved information collection assigned OMB control number 0990-0275, scheduled to expire on 08/31/2016. Comments submitted during the first public review of this ICR will be provided to OMB. OMB will accept further comments from the public on this ICR during the review and approval period.


Comments on the ICR must be received on or before September 22, 2016.


Submit your comments to or via facsimile to (202) 395-5806.

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Information Collection Clearance staff, or (202) 690-6162.

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When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the OMB control number 0990-0275 and document identifier HHS-OS-0990-0275-30D-for reference.

Information Collection Request Title: Performance Data System (PDS).

OMB No.: 0990-0275.

Abstract: This request for clearance is to revise data collection activities and extend by three (3) years a currently approved collection using the OMB approved Performance Data System (PDS) (OMB No. 0990-0275), the tool used by the Office of Minority Health (OMH) to collect program management and performance data for all OMH-funded projects. The revised data collection activities pertain only to current questions about grantee use of social media. The modified social media questions in PDS will be more applicable to OMH grantees, more easily understood, and collect more accurate quantitative metrics. Grantee data collection via the UDS (original data collection system) was first approved by OMB on June 7, 2004 (OMB No. 0990-275). OMB approval was also received for modifications to the UDS (August 23, 2007), which upgraded the data collection tool from the UDS to the PDS (August 31, 2010). A 3-year extension without change of the approved PDS collection was approved August 1, 2013. Clearance is due to expire on August 31, 2016.

Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The clearance is needed to continue data collection using the PDS, a system that enables OMH to comply with Federal reporting requirements and monitor and evaluate performance by enabling the efficient collection of performance-oriented data tied to OMH-wide performance reporting needs. The ability to monitor and evaluate performance in this manner, and to work towards continuous program improvement are basic functions that OMH must be able to accomplish in order to carry out its mandate with the most effective and appropriate use of resources. The revision of the social media questions is necessary because social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, and blogs, are becoming increasingly utilized by grantees for their usability, free access, and ability to reach a larger audience. The revised questions will lead to increased data collection completeness and quality.

Likely Respondents: Respondents for this data collection include the project directors for OMH-funded projects and/or the date entry persons for each OMH-funded project. Affected public includes non-profit institutions, State, Local, or Tribal Governments.

The total annual burden hours estimated for this ICR are summarized in the table below.

Total Estimated Annualized Burden Hours

Form nameNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden per response (in hours)Total burden hours
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Terry S. Clark,

Asst Information Collection Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2016-20130 Filed 8-22-16; 8:45 am]