[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 83 (Monday, April 30, 2012)]
[Page 25506]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-10295]



Submission for Review: Expiring Information Collection, Interview 
Survey Form, INV 10

AGENCY: U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

ACTION: 30-Day Notice and request for comments.


SUMMARY: Federal Investigative Services (FIS), U.S. Office of Personnel 
Management (OPM) offers the general public and other federal agencies 
the opportunity to comment on an expiring information collection 
request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control No. 3206-
0106, for the Interview Survey Form, INV 10. 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 (OMB) is particularly interested in comments that:
    1. 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;
    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 30, 2012. 
This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.1.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on 
the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street 
NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk Officer for the Office of 
Personnel Management or sent via electronic mail to [email protected] or faxed to (202) 395-6974; and FIS, OPM, 1900 
E. Street NW., Washington, DC 20415, Attention: Donna McLeod or sent 
via electronic mail to [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of this ICR, with applicable 
supporting documentation, may be obtained by contacting FIS, OPM, 1900 
E Street NW., Washington, DC 20415, Attention: Donna McLeod or sent via 
electronic mail to [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Interview Survey Form, INV 10, is a 
questionnaire that OPM mails to a random sampling of record and 
personal sources contacted during background investigations when 
investigators have performed fieldwork. The INV 10 is used as a quality 
control instrument designed to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the 
investigative product, as it inquires of the sources about the 
investigative procedure employed by the investigator, the 
investigator's professionalism, and the information discussed and 
reported. In addition to the preformatted response options, OPM invites 
the recipients to respond with any other relevant comments or 
suggestions. It is estimated that 63,869 individuals will respond 
annually. The INV 10 takes approximately 6 minutes to complete. The 
annual estimated burden is 6,387 hours.
    The 60-day Federal Register Notice was published in the Federal 
Register on February 3, 2012 (Federal Register Notices/Vol. 77, Number 
23, page 5581). One (1) recommendation was received from the Department 
of Interior, suggesting that OPM provide a survey link, via the 
internet, to provide the INV 10 recipient an alternative, response 
option that would also support the Paperwork Reduction Act efforts. OPM 
did not accept the recommendation at this time but will consider the 
recommendation for future versions.

U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
John Berry,
[FR Doc. 2012-10295 Filed 4-27-12; 8:45 am]