[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 145 (Thursday, July 28, 2011)]
[Page 45233]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-19056]



United States Patent and Trademark Office

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will submit 
to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the 
following proposal for collection of information under the provisions 
of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 35).
    Agency: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
    Title: Patent Examiner Employment Application.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Burden: 5,000 hours annually.
    Number of Respondents: 10,000 responses per year.
    Avg. Hours per Response: The USPTO expects that it will take the 
public approximately 30 minutes (0.50 hours) to gather the necessary 
information, create the document, and submit the completed request, 
depending upon the type of request and the method of submission 
(electronic or paper).
    Needs and Uses: The Patent Examiner Employment Application, as 
administered through Monster Hiring Management (MHM) provided by 
Monster Government Solutions, is used by the public to apply for entry-
level patent examiner positions through a user-friendly process. The 
USPTO uses the electronic transmission of this information to review 
and rate applicants on-line almost instantaneously. It is also used by 
the USPTO to expedite the hiring process by eliminating the time used 
in the mail distribution process, thereby streamlining labor and 
reducing costs.
    The information supplied to the USPTO by an applicant seeking a 
patent examiner position assists the Human Resources Specialists and 
hiring managers in determining whether or not an applicant possesses 
the basic qualifications for that position.
    Affected Public: Individuals.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    OMB Desk Officer: Nicholas A. Fraser, e-mail: [email protected].
    Once submitted, the request will be publicly available in 
electronic format through the Information Collection Review page at 
    Paper copies can be obtained by:
     E-mail: [email protected]. Include ``0651-
0042 copy request'' in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, Office of the 
Chief Information Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office, 
P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450.
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent on or before August 29, 2011 to Nicholas A. 
Fraser, OMB Desk Officer, via e-mail to [email protected], or by fax to 202-395-5167, marked to the attention 
of Nicholas A. Fraser.

    Dated: July 25, 2011.
Susan K. Fawcett,
Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-19056 Filed 7-27-11; 8:45 am]