[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 178 (Thursday, September 12, 1996)]
[Page 48134]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-23268]



Office of the Secretary

Proposed Collection; Comment Request

AGENCY: Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and 

ACTION: Notice.


    In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel 
and Readiness) announces the following proposed reinstatement of a 
public information collection and seeks public comment on the 
provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall 
have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of 
burden on the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the 
quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 
(d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on 
respondents, including through the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology.

DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by November 
12, 1996.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed 
information collection should be sent to the Office of the Under 
Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) (Force Management 
Policy/Personnel Support, Families and Education/Office of Family 
Policy), ATTN: Ms. Ollie M. Smith, Ballston Towers #3, Room 917, 4015 
Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22203-5190.

To request more information on this proposed information collection or 
to obtain a copy of the proposal and associated collection instruments, 
please write to the above address or call at (703) 696-1702.

Title, Associated Forms, and OMB Nunber: Defense Outplacement Referral 
System (DORS) and the Public and Community Service (PACS) Registry 
Programs; DD Forms 2580/2580C, 2581 and 2581-1; OMB Number 0704-0324.
    Needs and Uses: This information collection is used to enroll 
separating Service members, their spouses, and DoD civilian personnel 
in the Defense Outplacement Referral System (DORS). In accordance with 
10 U.S.C. 1143 and 1144, the information is provided to private and 
public employers, including local, state, and Federal employment and 
outplacement agencies, as notice of available individuals with interest 
in potential employment. In accordance with 10 U.S.C. 1143(c), the 
Public and Community Service (PACS) Registry provides registered PACS 
organizations with information regarding the availability of 
individuals with interest in working in a PACS organization. The forms 
associated with this information collection, DD Forms 2580/2580C, 2581, 
and 2581-1, are used in support of the Department of Defense Programs 
for employment assistance.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; state, local, or tribal 
government, businesses or other for-profit, Federal government; not-
for-profit institutions.
    Annual Burden Hours: 7,767 hours.
    Number of Respondents: 26,000.
Responses Per Respondent: 1.46.

Average Burden Per Response: 12.26 minutes.

Frequency: On occasion.


Summary of Information Collection

    This collection is needed to satisfy Public Law 101-510, the 
Defense Department's Fiscal Year 1991 Authorization Act, November 5, 
1990, which directed that the Secretary of Defense release to civilian 
employers, organizations and other appropriate entities, the names (and 
other pertinent information) of separating members of the Armed Forces, 
their spouses, and civilian employees who are seeking employment in the 
civilian sector. The Defense Outplacement Referral System (DORS) has 
been developed to assist in meeting this need. DD Form 2580/2580C are 
used to support this effort. This collection is also required to 
satisfy Public Law 102-484, the Defense Department's Fiscal Year 1993 
Authorization Act, October 23, 1992, which directed the Secretary of 
Defense to maintain a public and community service registry in which 
separating Service members would be encouraged to enter. DD Forms 2581 
and 2581-1 are used to support this effort.

    Dated: September 5, 1996.
L.M. Bynum,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
[FR Doc. 96-23268 Filed 9-11-96; 8:45 am]