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Submission for Review: 3206-0226, It's Time To Sign Up for Direct Deposit or Direct Express, RI 38-128

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AGENCY:

Office of Personnel Management.

ACTION:

30-Day notice and request for comments.

SUMMARY:

Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a revised information collection request (ICR), RI 38-128—It's Time to Sign Up for Direct Deposit or Direct Express.

DATES:

Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until March 1, 2021.

ADDRESSES:

Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk Officer for the Office of Personnel Management or sent via electronic mail to: oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395-6974.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by contacting the Retirement Services Publications Team, Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E Street NW, Room 3316-L, Washington, DC 20415, Attention: Cyrus S. Benson, or sent via electronic mail to Cyrus.Benson@opm.gov or faxed to (202) 606-0910 or via telephone at (202) 606-4808.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 OPM is soliciting comments for this collection. The information collection (OMB No. 3206-0226) was previously published in the Federal Register on April 27, 2020 at 85 FR 23383, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. One comment was received: “Recommend that paragraph 4 (page 1) be updated for the Direct Debit program. (The provided hyperlink for Direct Express cards—www.godirect.orgis not a valid URL. The correct URL is www.godirect.gov.). Our response is: “We have updated the hyperlink as requested”. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments that:

1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility;

2. 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;

3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; andStart Printed Page 7426

4. 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 submissions of responses.

Form RI 38-128, It's Time to Sign Up for Direct Deposit or Direct Express, provides the opportunity for the annuitant to elect Direct Deposit or Direct Express. This election is required only once: When a person is first put on our rolls.

Analysis

Agency: Retirement Operations, Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management.

Title: It's Time to Sign Up for Direct Deposit or Direct Express.

OMB Number: 3206-0226.

Frequency: On occasion.

Affected Public: Individuals or Households.

Number of Respondents: 20,000.

Estimated Time per Respondent: 30 minutes.

Total Burden Hours: 10,000.

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Office of Personnel Management.

Alexys Stanley,

Regulatory Affairs Analyst.

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[FR Doc. 2021-01861 Filed 1-27-21; 8:45 am]

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