[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 236 (Thursday, December 8, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 76772-76773]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-31469]


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OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT


Submission for Review: Standard Form 1153: Claim for Unpaid 
Compensation of Deceased Civilian Employee

AGENCY: U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

ACTION: 30-Day notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: Merit System Audit and Compliance, Office of Personnel 
Management (OPM) offers the general public and other federal agencies 
the opportunity to comment on an existing information collection 
request (ICR) 3206-0234, Standard Form 1153, Claim for Unpaid 
Compensation of Deceased Civilian Employee. 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. The information collection was 
previously published in the Federal Register on September 2, 2011 at 
Volume 76 FR 54809 to allow for a 60-day public comment period. No 
comments were received for this information collection. The purpose of 
this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. 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 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 9, 
2012. 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 Classification and Pay Claims 
Program Manager, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Merit System 
Audit and Compliance, Room 6484, 1900 E Street NW., Washington, DC 
20415, or sent via electronic mail to robert.hendler@opm.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of this ICR, with applicable 
supporting documentation, may be obtained by contacting 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Standard Form 1153, Claim for Unpaid 
Compensation of Deceased Civilian Employee, is used to collect 
information from individuals who have been designated as beneficiaries 
of the unpaid compensation of a deceased Federal employee or who 
believe that their relationship to the deceased entitles them to 
receive the unpaid compensation of the deceased Federal employee. OPM 
needs this information to adjudicate the claim and properly assign a 
deceased Federal employee's unpaid compensation to the appropriate 
individual(s). The proposed revision to the expiring ICR responds to 
suggestions received from users. Part B, 1. Is changed to clarify that 
a beneficiary may include a legal entity or estate as provided for in 5 
CFR 178.203(copyright) and to provide instructions if more room is 
needed to list designated beneficiaries.

Analysis

    Agency: Merit System Audit and Compliance, Office of Personnel 
Management.
    Title: Standard Form 1153, Claim for Unpaid Compensation of 
Deceased Civilian Employee.
    OMB Number: 3206-0234.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Individuals.
    Number of Respondents: 3,000.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 15 minutes.

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    Total Burden Hours: 750 hours.

John Berry,
Director, U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
[FR Doc. 2011-31469 Filed 12-7-11; 8:45 am]
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