[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 213 (Friday, November 2, 2012)]
[Pages 66190-66191]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-26866]



Submission for Review: It's Time To Sign Up for Direct Deposit or 
Direct Express, RI 38-128

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 a revised information collection request (ICR) 3206-0226, 
It's Time To Sign up for Direct Deposit or Direct Express. 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 January 2, 
2013. 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 U.S. Office of Personnel 

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Retirement Services, Union Square 370, 1900 E Street NW., Washington, 
DC 20415-3500, Attention: Alberta Butler 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 the Retirement 
Services Publications Team, U.S. 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) 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: RI 38-128 is primarily used by OPM to give 
recent retirees the opportunity to waive Direct Deposit of their 
annuity payments. The form is sent only if the separating agency did 
not give the retiring employee this election opportunity. This form may 
also be used to enroll in Direct Deposit, which was its primary use 
before Public Law 104-134 was passed. This law requires OPM to make all 
recurring benefits payments electronically to beneficiaries who live 
where Direct Deposit is available. Beneficiaries who do not enroll in 
the Direct Deposit Program will be enrolled in Direct Express.


    Agency: Retirement Operations, Retirement Services, Office of 
Personnel Management.
    Title: It's Time To Sign Up for Direct Deposit or Direct Express.
    OMB Number: 3206-0226.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Number of Respondents: 20,000.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 30 minutes.
    Total Burden Hours: 10,000.

U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
John Berry,
[FR Doc. 2012-26866 Filed 11-1-12; 8:45 am]