[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 46 (Wednesday, March 9, 2011)]
[Pages 12999-13000]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-5392]



Submission for Review: Court Orders Affecting Retirement Benefits

AGENCY: U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

ACTION: 60-Day Notice and request for comments.


SUMMARY: The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) 
offers the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to 
comment on an existing information collection request (ICR) 3206-0204, 
Court Orders Affecting Retirement Benefits. 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 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 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 May 9, 2011. 
This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.1.

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ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on 
the proposed information collection to U.S. Office of Personnel 
Management, Linda Bradford (Acting), Deputy Associate Director, 
Retirement Operations, Retirement Services, 1900 E Street, NW., Room 
3305, Washington, DC 20415-3500 or send via electronic mail to 
[email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of this ICR, with applicable 
supporting documentation, may be obtained by contacting the 
Publications Team, Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E Street, NW., 
Room 4332, Washington, DC 20415, Attention: Cyrus S. Benson, or sent 
via electronic mail to [email protected] or faxed to (202) 606-0910.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Court Orders Affecting Retirement Benefits, 
5 CFR 838.221, 838.421, and 838.721 describe how former spouses give us 
written notice of a court order requiring us to pay benefits to the 
former spouse. Specific information is needed before OPM can make 
court-ordered benefit payments.


    Agency: Retirement Operations, Retirement Services, Office of 
Personnel Management.
    Title: Court Orders Affecting Retirement Benefits, 5 CFR 838.221, 
838.421, and 838.721.
    OMB Number: 3206-0204.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Number of Respondents: 19,000.
    Estimated Time Per Respondent: 30 minutes.
    Total Burden Hours: 9,500.

U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
John Berry,
[FR Doc. 2011-5392 Filed 3-8-11; 8:45 am]