[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 228 (Tuesday, November 27, 2012)]
[Pages 70848-70849]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-28735]



Submission for Renewal: Information Collection 3206-0150; 
Fingerprint Chart Standard Form 87 (SF 87)

AGENCY: U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

ACTION: 60-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. 3206-0150, Fingerprint Chart Standard Form 87 (SF 87). 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 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 January 28, 
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 the Federal Investigative 
Services, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E. Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20415, Attention: Donna McLeod or sent via electronic 
mail to FISFormsComments@opm.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of this ICR, with applicable 
supporting documentation, may be obtained by contacting the Federal 
Investigative Services, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E. 
Street NW., Washington, DC 20415, Attention: Michele DeMarion or sent 
via electronic mail to FISFormsComments@opm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The SF 87 is a fingerprint card, which is 
utilized to conduct a national criminal history check, which is a 
component of the background investigation. The SF 87 is completed by 
applicants who are under consideration for Federal or Federal contract 
employment, or continued such employment, and by persons seeking long-
term access to Federal facilities and systems. The SF 87 fingerprint 
chart is used in background investigations to establish that such 
persons are eligible for logical and physical access to Government 
facilities and systems; suitable or fit to perform work for, on behalf 
of, the Federal Government; suitable for employment or retention in a 
public trust position, suitable for employment or retention in a 
national security position, and/or eligible for access to classified 
national security information. The SF 87 form is only utilized when a 
hardcopy fingerprint chart must be obtained, as opposed to the 
electronic collection of fingerprints. Modifications to the SF 87 
include the addition of three blocks, Submitting Office Number (SON), 
Security Office Identifier (SOI) and Intra-Government Payment and 
Collection Code (IPAC) and the removal of the printed ORI number, 
USOPMOOOZ-FIPC Boyer, PA. The addition of the SON, SOI and IPAC blocks 
support billing and processing enhancements. The printed ORI number is 
no longer necessary because SF 87 forms are converted to images and 
transmitted to the FBI electronically.
    Because OPM is eliminating the printed ORI number, a separate 
collection that does not have an ORI number, the SF 87A is redundant. 
Accordingly, OPM is eliminating the SF 87A form.
    Due to the SF 87 form's small size and the fact that it may be 
maintained in multiple systems of records, it does not list all 
potentially applicable routine

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uses under the Privacy Act. Accordingly 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(3)(C) requires 
that an agency issuing the SF 87 form must also give the subject a copy 
of the routine uses for the applicable system of records.
    It is estimated that 210,533 SF 87 forms are provided to 
individuals annually. The SF 87 takes approximately 5 minutes to 
complete. The estimated annual burden is 17,544 hours.
    The 2009 OMB Terms of Clearance required an accurate reflection of 
the number of people who incur a cost for submitting their fingerprints 
to federal agencies and the total cost per annum. Calculations derived 
from Federal agency survey data and OPM data estimated that, at a 
maximum, 52,633 forms are submitted to federal agencies annually by 
individuals, who may incur a financial burden to obtain fingerprints at 
local police departments, when security offices are unable to conduct 
the fingerprinting. The estimated individual financial burden is 
$17.00. The estimated maximum annual financial burden is $894,765.

U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
John Berry,
[FR Doc. 2012-28735 Filed 11-26-12; 8:45 am]