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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Ready To Work Partnership Grants Evaluation 18-Month Follow-up Survey

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ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the information collection request (ICR) proposal titled, “Ready to Work Partnership Grants Evaluation 18-Month Follow-up Survey,” to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Public comments on the ICR are invited.

DATES:

The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before December 1, 2016.

ADDRESSES:

A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free of charge from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http://www.reginfo.gov/​public/​do/​PRAViewICR?​ref_​nbr=​201605-1291-001 (this link will only become active on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

Submit comments about this request by mail or courier to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL-OASAM, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202-395-5806 (this is not a toll-free number); or by email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments by mail or courier to the U.S. Start Printed Page 75858Department of Labor-OASAM, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Attn: Departmental Information Compliance Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

This ICR seeks PRA authority for the Ready to Work (RTW) Partnership Grants Evaluation 18-Month Follow-up Survey information collection. The DOL is conducting an evaluation of RTW Partnership Grants. The evaluation includes: (1) An implementation study that examines the operation of the programs and participation patterns of program enrollees in key program activities, and (2) an impact study that uses a random assignment research design to determine whether selected grantee programs increased participants' employment, earnings, and other outcomes. This submission seeks OMB approval for the impact evaluation 18-month follow-up survey of study participants. American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998 section 414(c) authorizes this information collection. See 29 U.S.C. 2916a(7).

This proposed information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and the public is generally not required to respond to an information collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if the collection of information does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. For additional information, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on April 25, 2016 (81 FR 24131).

Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section within thirty (30) days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB ICR Reference Number 201605-1291-001. The OMB is particularly interested in comments that:

  • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility;
  • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
  • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and
  • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.

Agency: DOL-OASAM.

Title of Collection: Ready to Work Partnership Grants Evaluation 18-Month Follow-up Survey.

OMB ICR Reference Number: 201605-1291-001.

Affected Public: Individuals or Households.

Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,339.

Total Estimated Number of Responses: 1,339.

Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 897 hours.

Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

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Dated: October 26, 2016.

Michel Smyth,

Departmental Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2016-26337 Filed 10-31-16; 8:45 am]

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