[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 231 (Friday, November 30, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 71425-71426]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-29009]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Public Comment Request

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration; HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the Health Resources and 
Services Administration (HRSA) will submit an Information Collection 
Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Comments 
submitted during the first public review of this ICR will be provided 
to OMB. OMB will accept further comments from the public during the 
review and approval period. To request a copy of the clearance requests 
submitted to OMB for review,

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email paperwork@hrsa.gov or call the HRSA Reports Clearance Office at 
(301) 443-1984.

Information Collection Request Title: Workforce Recruitment in Health 
Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)--Funded Health Centers 
(OMB No. 0915-0353)--[Extension]

    This semi-annual survey is designed to collect information from 
HRSA-funded health centers regarding their current workforce and recent 
hiring efforts. The purpose of this data collection instrument is to 
provide data on health center workforce recruitment and identify areas 
for additional training or technical assistance that might be needed to 
support health centers in their hiring efforts. As authorized by 
statute, HRSA provides technical assistance to health centers to assist 
them in meeting the Health Center Program requirements and in providing 
required primary health services, the provisions of which are dependent 
on maintaining a high quality and effective workforce.
    Ensuring that the primary care workforce is able to meet the 
demands of increasing patient volume is critical to the future success 
of health centers in serving the nation's underserved and vulnerable 
populations. As health centers seek to fill open positions, one growing 
pool of qualified candidates increasingly being recruited is returning 
veterans, many of whom have trained as health care providers and/or 
administrators during their time in the service. The information 
collected in this survey will help assess how health centers have 
filled vacancies, whether the availability of veterans to join the 
health center workforce is impacting their hiring efforts, and what 
additional efforts might improve health center recruitment.
    Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by 
persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose, or provide the 
information requested. This includes the time needed to review 
instructions, to develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and 
systems for the purpose of collecting, validating, and verifying 
information; processing and maintaining information; and disclosing and 
providing information, to train personnel and to be able to respond to 
a collection of information, to search data sources, to complete and 
review the collection of information, and to transmit or otherwise 
disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for 
this ICR are summarized in the table below.
    The annual estimate of burden is as follows:

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                                     Number of     Responses per       Total         Hours per     Total burden
           Instrument               respondents     respondent       responses       response*         hours
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Health Center Work Force Survey.           1,200               2           2,400             1.0           2,400
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    Total.......................           1,200               2           2,400             1.0           2,400
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* Note: This estimate includes the time for the grantee to read the survey instructions, collect the data and
  information requested, and to complete the online survey.


ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to the desk officer for HRSA, either by 
email to OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202-395-5806. Please 
direct all correspondence to the ``attention of the desk officer for 
HRSA.''
    Deadline: Comments on this ICR should be received within 30 days of 
this notice.

    Dated: November 26, 2012.
Bahar Niakan,
Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination.
[FR Doc. 2012-29009 Filed 11-29-12; 8:45 am]
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