[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 21 (Friday, January 31, 1997)]
[Notices]
[Page 4731]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-2376]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary


Proposed Collection; Comment Request

AGENCY: Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Finance Deputate.

ACTION: Notice.

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    In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service announces the 
proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the 
provisions concerning the proposed Direct Deposit Authorization form. 
Comments are invited on: (a) whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the proposed 
information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and 
clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize 
the burden of information collection on respondents, including through 
the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology.

DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received on or 
before April 1, 1997.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed 
information collection should be sent to the Defense Finance and 
Accounting Service, Finance Deputate, ATTN: Ms. Patricia Cristiano, 
1931 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22240-5291.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
To request more information on this proposed information collection or 
to obtain a copy of the proposal and associated collection instruments, 
please write to the above address, or call Ms. Patricia J. Cristiano, 
at (703) 607-5039.
    Title, Associated Form, and OMB Number: Direct Deposit 
Authorization form.
    Needs and Uses: The information collection requirement is necessary 
to meet the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of the 
Treasury's requirements to process civilian and military personnel 
requests to authorize direct deposits of net payments, travel payments, 
and savings allotments to financial institutions to which payment is to 
be directed. The information collection requirement is required by the 
Treasury Financial Manual, Bulletin No. 95-07, dated December 16, 1994 
and DoD Financial Management Regulation, Volume 5.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Annual Burden Hours: 879,716.
    Number of Respondents: 1,759,432.
    Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Average Burden Per Response: 30 minutes.
    Frequency: On occasion.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Summary of Information Collection

    The Direct Deposit Authorization form is used to process net pay, 
travel payments, and allotments for all Department of Defense personnel 
including civilians, active duty and retired military, and annuitants. 
The form will be completed and signed by the payee and forwarded to 
their paying office. The information can be obtained from the payee's 
banking documents. The paying office will enter the Direct Deposit 
enrollment information into the payroll system, and at the same time 
assure proper identification of the payee. This data will later be 
forwarded to the payee's financial institution by the servicing Federal 
Reserve Bank.

    Dated: January 28, 1997.
Patricia L. Toppings,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
[FR Doc. 97-2376 Filed 1-30-97; 8:45 am]
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