[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 120 (Wednesday, June 22, 2011)]
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[FR Doc No: 2011-15595]



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OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT


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 U.S. 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 August 22, 
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, 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 official Federal Government 
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. We are revising the Information Collection at this time, in part, 
to permit the migration of USAJOBS to a new platform. In addition, this 
revision proposes to:
    (A.) Discontinue the use of the Application for Federal Employment 
Optional Form 612. 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.
    (B.) Revise the collection of Demographic Information on Applicants 
by removing the sourcing question ``How did you learn about this 
position?'' along with the pre-populated answer choices provided for 
this question.
    (C.) Add basic eligibility questions to the applicant profile as 
well as optional questions to the Applicant Profile in USAJOBS that 
will allow applicants to self-identify (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 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. 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.

U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
John Berry,
Director.
[FR Doc. 2011-15595 Filed 6-21-11; 8:45 am]
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