[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 44 (Tuesday, March 8, 2005)]
[Pages 11272-11273]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-4430]



Bureau of Labor Statistics

Proposed Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to 
reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance 
consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies 
with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing 
collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c) (2)(A)]. This program helps to 
ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, 
reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, 
collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of 
collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. The 
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the 
proposed reinstatement of the ``Veterans Supplement to the Current 
Population Survey (CPS),'' to be conducted in August 2005. A copy of 
the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by 
contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this 

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
ADDRESSES section of this notice on or before May 9, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to Amy A. Hobby, BLS Clearance Officer, 
Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 4080, 
2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE., Washington, DC 20212, telephone number 
202-691-7628. (This is not a toll free number.)

telephone number 202-691-7628. (See ADDRESSES section.)


I. Background

    The CPS has been the principal source of the official Government 
statistics on employment and unemployment for 65 years. Collection of 
labor force data through the CPS is necessary to meet the requirements 
in Title 29, United States Code, Sections 1 and 2. The Veterans 
supplement provides information on the labor force status of veterans 
with service-connected disabilities, veterans of the Persian Gulf era, 
Vietnam-theater veterans, and recently discharged

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veterans. The supplement also provides information on veterans' 
participation in various transitioning and employment and training 
programs. The data collected through this supplement also will be used 
by the Veterans Employment and Training Service and the Department of 
Veterans Affairs to determine policies that better meet the needs of 
our Nation's veteran population.

II. Current Action

    Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the 
Veterans Supplement to the CPS.
    Type of Review: Reinstatement, with change, of a previously 
approved collection for which approval has expired.
    Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics.
    Title: Veterans Supplement to the CPS.
    OMB Number: 1220-0102.
    Affected Public: Households.
    Total Respondents: 12,000.
    Frequency: Biennially.
    Total Responses: 12,000.
    Average Time Per Response: Approximately 1 minute.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 200 hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $0.

III. Desired Focus of Comments

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics is particularly interested in 
comments that:
     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;
     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;
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     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.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget 
approval of the information collection request; they also will become a 
matter of public record.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 23rd day of February, 2005.
Cathy Kazanowski,
Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
[FR Doc. 05-4430 Filed 3-7-05; 8:45 am]