[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 171 (Thursday, September 4, 2014)]
[Page 52636]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-21044]



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. Chapter 35).
    Agency: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
    Title: Patent Examiner Employment Application.
    Agency Approval Number: 0651-0042.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Burden: 8,051.5 hours annually.
    Number of Respondents: 16,103 responses per year.
    Avg. Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the 
public approximately 30 minutes (0.5 hours) to complete the employment 
application, depending upon the applicant's situation.
    Needs and Uses: The Monster Hiring Management (MHM) online 
application system creates an electronic real-time candidate inventory 
that allows the USPTO to review applications from potential applicants 
almost instantaneously. Given the immediate hiring need of the Patent 
Examining Corps, time consumed in the mail distribution system or paper 
review of applications delays the decision-making process by several 
weeks. The MHM system results in increased speed and accuracy in the 
employment process, in in addition to streamlining labor and reducing 
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    OMB Desk Officer: Nicholas A. Fraser, email: 
[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:
     Email: [email protected]. Include ``0651-
0042 copy request'' in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Marcie Lovett, Records Management Division Director, 
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 October 6, 2014 to Nicholas A. 
Fraser, OMB Desk Officer, via email to 
[email protected], or by fax to 202-395-
5167, marked to the attention of Nicholas A. Fraser.

    Dated: August 27, 2014.
Marcie Lovett,
Records Management Division Director, USPTO Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-21044 Filed 9-3-14; 8:45 am]