[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 193 (Wednesday, October 6, 2010)]
[Pages 61784-61785]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-25034]



[OMB Control No. 3206-0187; Form RI 38-31]

Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Review of a Revised 
Information Collection

AGENCY: Office of Personnel Management.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. 
L. 104-13, May 22, 1995), this notice announces that the Office of 
Personnel Management (OPM) intends to submit to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review of a revised 
information collection. This information collection, ``Request for 
Information About Your Missing Payment'' (OMB Control No. 3206-0187; 
Form RI 38-31), is sent in response to a notification by an individual 
of the loss or non-receipt of a payment from the Civil Service 
Retirement and Disability Fund. This form requests the information 
needed to enable OPM to trace and/or reissue payment. Missing payments 
may also be reported to OPM by a telephone call.

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    Comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the 
Office of Personnel Management, and whether it will have practical 
utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection 
of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and 
methodology; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use 
of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology.
    Approximately 8,000 reports of missing payments are processed each 
year. Of these, we estimate that 7,800 are reports of missing checks. 
Approximately 200 reports of missing checks are reported using RI 38-31 
and 7,600 are reported by telephone. A response time of ten minutes per 
form reporting a missing check is estimated; the same amount of time is 
needed to report the missing checks or electronic funds transfer (EFT) 
payments using the telephone. The annual burden for reporting missing 
checks is 1,300 hours. The remaining 200 reports relate to EFT 
payments. No missing EFT payments are reported using RI 38-31. The 
annual burden for reporting missing EFT payments is 33 hours. The total 
burden is 1,333 hours.
    For copies of this proposal, contact Cyrus S. Benson on (202) 606-
4808, FAX (202) 606-0910 or via e-mail to [email protected]. Please 
include a mailing address with your request.

DATES: Comments on this proposal should be received by December 6, 

ADDRESSES: Send or deliver comments to--

James K. Freiert, (Acting) Deputy Associate Director, Retirement 
Operations, Retirement and Benefits, U.S. Office of Personnel 
Management, 1900 E Street, NW., Room 3305, Washington, DC 20415-3500.

    For information regarding administrative coordination contact:

Cyrus S. Benson, Team Leader, Publications Team, RB/RM/Administrative 
Services, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E Street, NW., Room 
4H28, Washington, DC 20415, (202) 606-4808.

U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
John Berry,
[FR Doc. 2010-25034 Filed 10-5-10; 8:45 am]