[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 213 (Thursday, November 5, 2009)]
[Pages 57333-57334]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-26639]



Employment and Training Administration

``Financial and Program Reporting and Performance Standards 
System for Indian and Native American Programs, Under the Workforce 
Investment Act (WIA),'' Title I-D, Section 166 of the Extension Without 
Change; Office of Management Budget (OMB) Control No. 1205-0422

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration (ETA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL), as part of its continuing 
effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden conducts a 
preclearance consultation to provide the general public and Federal 
agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing 
collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (PRA 95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This helps to ensure 
that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting 
burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection 
instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection 
requirements on respondents can be properly assessed.
    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (The Recovery 
Act), Division A, Title VIII, of Public Law 111-5, added a temporary 
funding increase for an Indian and Native American youth program 
component, requiring the collection of some additional data elements to 
ETA Form 9085. In addition, this information must now be collected 
monthly to properly account for Recovery Act funds.
    This notice utilizes standard clearance procedures in accordance 
with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 5 CFR 1320.12. This 
information collection follows an emergency review that was conducted 
in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 5 CFR 
1320.13. The submission for OMB emergency review was approved on August 
27, 2009. A copy of this Information Collection Requirement can be 
obtained from the RegInfo.gov.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addressee's section below on or before January 4, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to the U.S. Department of Labor, 
Employment and Training Administration, Office of Workforce

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Investment, Attention: Mrs. Evangeline M. Campbell, Manager, Indian and 
Native American Program, Room N-4209, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number: 202-693-3737 (this is not a 
toll-free number).


I. Background

    Each Indian and Native American (INA) grantee receiving WIA Section 
166 funds to administer the Comprehensive Services Program (CSP) is 
required to submit a CSP Report (ETA Form 9084) on a quarterly basis. 
Grantees receiving WIA Section 166 Supplemental Youth Services Program 
(SYSP) funds currently submit SYSP Report (ETA Form 9085) semi-
annually. However, the request to modify and extend the existing ETA 
Form 9085 report submitted each quarter by INA grantees is based on the 
    The ETA requires the collection and reporting of data on eligible 
persons served under the WIA, Section 166 SYSP to assess the 
performance and delivery of services. The recent release of additional 
funds under the Recovery Act is intended to serve a greater number of 
youth and requires the collection and reporting of participant data to 
evaluate program performance.
    INA grantees are now required to submit quarterly participant data 
reports on all youth served by the SYSP (see Frequency of Reporting 
below) and to distinguish between youth served with Recovery Act funds 
and youth served with regular WIA Section 166 funds and report 
``Recovery Act'' youth through a supplemental (monthly) youth report. 
In this supplemental report, INA grantees report aggregate counts of 
all Recovery Act youth participants, including the characteristics of 
participants, the number of participants in summer employment, services 
received, attainment of a work readiness skill, required by the 
Recovery Act, and successful completion of summer youth employment.
    The Recovery Act made it necessary to create additional fields in 
ETA Form 9085 because of: (1) A change in eligibility, increasing the 
age limit to 24; and (2) an emphasis on using funds for summer 
employment. By aligning Recovery Act with regular program reporting in 
ETA Form 9085, the grantees are reporting critical information with a 
minimal additional burden.

Changes to Youth Reporting

    Changes made to the SYSP Report (ETA Form 9085) are provided below. 
Copies of ETA Forms 9084 and 9085 can be reviewed at: http://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/attach/TEGL/TEGL05-09a1.pdf.

Changes Made in Order To Incorporate Recovery Act Participants

     Reporting frequency will be monthly (Recovery Act Report 
     Age requirement for eligibility has been increased to 24 
(Recovery Act participants only);
     Collect information on participants in summer employment;
     Collect information on participants that exited summer 
     Collect information on participants that successfully 
completed work readiness;
     Collect information on participants that successfully 
completed summer employment;
     Work Readiness Attainment Rate added as an indicator; and
     Summer Employment Completion Rate added as an indicator.

Non-Recovery Act Changes To Apply to the Regular SYSP

     Reporting frequency changed from semi-annual to quarterly;
     Collect information on number of youth served with 
     Collect information on number of in-school youth served;
     Collect information on number of out-of-school youth 
     Collect information on the number of youth served between 
the ages 14-18, 19-21; and
     Collect information on number of eligible veterans served.

II. Review Focus

    The DOL is particularly interested in comments which:
     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;
     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;
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     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.

III. Current Actions

    Type of Review: Extension without changes.
    Title: ``Financial and Program Reporting and Performance Standards 
System for INA Programs under WIA Title I-D, Section 166.
    OMB Number: 1205-0422.
    Affected Public: Tribal Governments and Non-Profit Tribal 
    Total respondents: 127 and 85.
    Frequency of collection: Monthly and quarterly.
    Total responses: 22,148.
    Average time in hours per respondent: 24 for ETA Form 9084, 26 for 
ETA Form 9085 and 2.5 for the SPIR.
    Estimated total burden hours: 90,262.
    Total annual costs burden: $0.
    Comments submitted in response to this request will be summarized 
and included in the request for OMB's approval of the information 
collection request and will become a matter of public record.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 15th day of October 2009.
Jane Oates,
Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration.
[FR Doc. E9-26639 Filed 11-4-09; 8:45 am]