[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 217 (Wednesday, November 10, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 69141-69142]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-28430]


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OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

[OMB Control No. 3206-0219]


Submission for Review: Revision of an Existing Information 
Collection, USAJOBS

AGENCY: U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

ACTION: 60-Day notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general 
public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a 
revised information collection request (ICR) 3206-0219, USAJOBS. As 
required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 
U.S.C. chapter 35) as amended by the Clinger-Cohen Act (Pub. L. 104-
106), OPM is soliciting comments for this collection. In particular, we 
invite comments that:
    1. 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;
    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; and
    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.

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until January 10, 
2011. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.1.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on 
the proposed information collection to the U.S. Office of Personnel 
Management, Employment Services, USAJOBS[supreg], 1900 E. Street, NW., 
Washington, DC 20415, Attention: Patricia Stevens, or send them via 
electronic mail to patricia.stevens@opm.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of this ICR, with applicable 
supporting documentation, may be obtained by contacting the U.S. Office 
of Personnel Management, Employment Services, USAJOBS, 1900 E. Street, 
NW., Washington, DC 20415, Attention: Patricia Stevens, or by sending a 
request via electronic mail to patricia.stevens@opm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: USAJOBS is the Federal Government's official 
one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information. The 
Applicant Profile and Resume Builder are two components of the USAJOBS 
application system. USAJOBS reflects the minimal critical elements 
collected across the Federal Government to assess an applicant's 
qualifications for Federal jobs under the authority of sections 1104, 
1302, 3301, 3304, 3320, 3361, 3393, and 3394 of title 5, United States 
Code. This revision proposes to add optional questions to the Applicant 
Profile in USAJOBS that will allow applicants to self-identify 
themselves (subject to subsequent verification by the appointing 
agency) as eligible for certain special hiring authorities. This is 
expected to streamline some hiring actions by allowing agencies to mine 
or search for resumes of applicants who have volunteered information 
about their eligibility under special hiring authorities. Information 
volunteered by applicants about their potential eligibility under one 
or more special hiring authorities will be stored in USAJOBS and will 
only become visible to agencies that are considering filling a job 
using a special hiring authority. In that case, the hiring agency will 
be able to search USAJOBS for potential applicants who have chosen to 
indicate that they believe they are eligible to be selected under the 
special authority the agency seeks to use. The special hiring 
authorities are as follows:
    1. Employment of a disabled veteran who has a compensable service-
connected disability of 30 percent or more.
    5 CFR 316.402(b)(4) Temporary Appointment.
    5 CFR 316.302(b)(4) Term Appointment.
    2. Military Spouse--Executive Order 13473, Noncompetitive 
Appointing Authority for Certain Military Spouses.
    5 CFR 315.612.
    Non-competitive appointment of certain former overseas military 
spouse employees.
    5 CFR 315.608.
    3. Schedule ``A''--Excepted Service--Appointment of Persons with 
Disabilities.
    5 CFR 213.3102(u).
    4. Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA).
    5 CFR 315.611.
    5. Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA).
    5 CFR 307.
    5 CFR 316.302(b)(2) Term Appointment.
    5 CFR 316.402(b)(2) Temporary Appointment.
    6. Employment of disabled veterans who completed a training course 
under Chapter 31 of title 38 United States Code.
    5 CFR 315.604.
    Applicants who do not choose to use this opportunity to volunteer 
information about their eligibility under a special hiring authority 
may still choose to apply for jobs, as they are announced, under any of 
these special hiring authorities for which they are eligible. If 
applicants volunteer to provide information through the Web site about 
the special hiring authorities for which they believe they are 
eligible, then agencies that are searching for potential applicants to 
hire under one of these authorities may be able to locate their resume 
through USAJOBS and invite them to apply. Otherwise, this information 
will be retained in the USAJOBS database and not disclosed.
    This Notice also announces that OPM intends to submit to the Office 
of Management and Budget a request to discontinue the use of the 
Application for Federal Employment, Optional Form (OF) 612. The OF 612 
has been used as an optional form to apply for Federal jobs. Applicants 
for Federal positions

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may submit a resume as an alternative. The information contained in the 
OF 612 is incorporated in the online Resume Builder on the USAJOBS Web 
site. The need to maintain the OF 612 as an alternative means of 
applying for Federal positions no longer exists as job seekers now have 
the option to either build or upload resumes. This action is being 
taken to facilitate a more seamless employment application process for 
both Federal agencies and job seekers, consistent with the goals of 
Federal hiring reform. We estimate it will take approximately 38 
minutes to initially complete the Resume Builder, depending on the 
amount of information the applicant wishes to include, and 
approximately five minutes to initially complete the Applicant Profile. 
We estimate over 3,500,000 new USAJOBS accounts will be submitted 
annually. The total annual estimated burden is 2,508,333 hours.

John Berry,
Director, U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
[FR Doc. 2010-28430 Filed 11-9-10; 8:45 am]
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