[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 138 (Thursday, July 17, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 41133-41134]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-16257]


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OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request for Review of an 
Existing Information Collection: Court Orders Affecting Retirement 
Benefits

AGENCY: Office of Personnel Management.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. 
L. 104-13, May 22, 1995), this notice announces that the Office of 
Personnel Management (OPM) has submitted to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) a request for review of an existing information 
collection. The regulations describe how former spouses give us written 
notice of a court order requiring us to pay benefits to the

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former spouse. Specific information is needed before OPM can make 
court-ordered benefit payments.
    Approximately 19,000 former spouses apply for benefits based on 
court orders annually. We estimate it takes approximately 30 minutes to 
collect the information. The annual burden is 9,500 hours.
    For copies of this proposal, contact Mary Beth Smith-Toomey on 
(202) 606-8358, FAX (202) 418-3251 or via e-mail to MaryBeth.Smith-
Toomey@opm.gov. Please include a mailing address with your request.

DATES: Comments on this proposal should be received within 30 calendar 
days from the date of this publication.

ADDRESSES: Send or deliver comments to--

Ronald W. Melton, Deputy Assistant Director, Retirement Services 
Program, Center for Retirement and Insurance Services, U.S. Office of 
Personnel Management, 1900 E Street, NW., Room 3305, Washington, DC 
20415-3500; and
Brenda Aguilar, OPM Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office 
Building, NW., Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503.
    For Information Regarding Administrative Coordination--Contact: 
Cyrus S. Benson, Team Leader, Publications Team, RIS Support Services/
Support Group, (202) 606-0623.

U.S. Office of Personnel Management,
Howard Weizmann,
Deputy Director.
[FR Doc. E8-16257 Filed 7-16-08; 8:45 am]
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