Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Foundation for the Arts and the Humanities.
30-Day notice of submission of information collection approval from the Office of Management and Budget and request for comments.
As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, IMLS has submitted a Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): “Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery ” to OMB for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA).
Comments must be submitted by November 10, 2017.
Send comments regarding these information collections to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 Seventeenth Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: FRA Desk Officer. Alternatively, comments may be sent via email to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget, at the following address: email@example.com.
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To request additional information, please contact Sandra R. Webb, Ph.D., Senior Advisor, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 955 L'Enfant Plaza North SW., Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20024-2135. Dr. Webb can be reached by Telephone: 202-653-4718, Fax: 202-653-4601, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by teletype (TTY/TDD) for persons with hearing difficulty at 202-653-4614.
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Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Abstract: The information collection activity will garner qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the Administration's commitment to improving service delivery. By qualitative feedback, we mean information that provides useful insights on perceptions and opinions, but are not statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that can be generalized to the population of study. This feedback will provide insights into customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences and expectations, provide an early warning of issues with service, or focus attention on areas where communication, training or changes in operations might improve delivery of products or services. These collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative and actionable communications between the Agency and its customers and stakeholders. It will also allow feedback Start Printed Page 47776to contribute directly to the improvement of program management.
Feedback collected under this generic clearance will provide useful information, but it will not yield data that can be generalized to the overall population. This type of generic clearance for qualitative information will not be used for quantitative information collections that are designed to yield reliably actionable results, such as monitoring trends over time or documenting program performance. Such data uses require more rigorous designs that address: The target population to which generalizations will be made, the sampling frame, the sample design (including stratification and clustering), the precision requirements or power calculations that justify the proposed sample size, the expected response rate, methods for assessing potential non-response bias, the protocols for data collection, and any testing procedures that were or will be undertaken prior to fielding the study. Depending on the degree of influence the results are likely to have, such collections may still be eligible for submission for other generic mechanisms that are designed to yield quantitative results.
The Agency received two comments in response to the 60-day notice published in the Federal Register of February 15, 2017 (82 FR 10807).
Below we provide the projected average estimates for the next three years:
Current Actions: Renew collection of information plan.
Type of Review: Renewal.
OMB Number: 0081.
Agency Number: 3137.
Affected Public: Individuals and Households, Businesses and Organizations, State, Local or Tribal Government.
Average Expected Annual Number of activities: 11.
Annual responses: 9854.
Frequency of Response: Once per request.
Average minutes per response: 51 minutes.
Burden hours: 1578 hours.
Total Annual Costs: $43,984.71.
An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget control number.
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Dated: October 6, 2017.
Kim A. Miller,
Grants Management Specialist, Office of the Chief Financial Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-22109 Filed 10-12-17; 8:45 am]
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