[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 15 (Tuesday, January 24, 2023)]
[Notices]
[Page 4280]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2023-01224]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

[Docket No. FAA-2023-0100]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; 
Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Application 
for Employment With the Federal Aviation Administration

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA 
invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information 
collection. The collection involves an automated application process 
for employment with the Federal Aviation Administration by way of the 
Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) USAJOBS website: 
www.usajobs.gov. The Applicants begin the application process by 
building an account on USAJOBS website and thereafter, they are passed 
into the FAA Automated Vacancy Information Access Tool for Online 
Referral (AVIATOR) to answer specific questions related to FAA job 
vacancy of interest. This pass through is a direct USAJOBS interface 
with AVIATOR and hence, there is no standalone link to be used by the 
applicants. The information collected is necessary to determine basic 
eligibility for employment and potential eligibility for Veteran's 
Preference, Veteran's Readjustment Act, and People with Disability 
appointments. In addition, there are specific occupation questions that 
assist the FAA Office of Human Resource Management (AHR) in determining 
candidates' qualifications in order that the best-qualified candidates 
are hired for the many FAA occupations.

DATES: Written comments should be submitted by March 27, 2023.

ADDRESSES: Please send written comments:
    By Electronic Docket: www.regulations.gov (Enter docket number into 
search field).
    By Mail: Toni Main-Valentin, FAA Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, 
Office of Human Resource Management, P.O. Box 25082, Headquarters Bldg. 
1, Oklahoma City, OK 73125.
    By Fax: 405-954-5766.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Toni Main-Valentin by email at: 
[email protected]; phone: (405) 954-0870.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of 
this information collection, including (a) Whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for FAA's performance; (b) the 
accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for FAA to enhance the 
quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) 
ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of 
the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include 
your comments in the request for OMB's clearance of this information 
collection.
    OMB Control Number: 2120-0597.
    Title: Application for Employment with the Federal Aviation 
Administration.
    Form Numbers: Not applicable.
    Type of Review: Renewal of an information collection.
    Background: Under the provisions of Public Law 104-50, the Federal 
Aviation Administration (FAA) was given the authority and the 
responsibility for developing and implementing its own personnel system 
without regard to most of the provisions of Title 5, United States 
Code, exceptions being those concerning veteran's preference and 
various benefits.
    The OPM developed a suite of forms for use in automated employment 
processes: all under a single OMB approval. The FAA AHR has the same 
OMB approval for its automated application for employment. By 
automating processes for employment application and the evaluation of 
candidates, AHR has markedly improved the service it provides to the 
public as well as its ability to locate and hire the best-qualified 
applicants. Lastly, via this process, applicants are provided on-line 
results immediately upon submitting their application questionnaires.
    The Agency is requesting certain information necessary to determine 
basic eligibility for employment and potential eligibility for 
Veteran's Preference, Veteran's Readjustment Act, and People with 
Disability appointments. In addition, occupation specific questions 
assist AHR in determining candidates' qualifications in order that the 
best-qualified candidates are hired for the many FAA occupations. The 
system currently in use for this collection is the Automated Vacancy 
Information Access Tool for Online Referral (AVIATOR). This system 
cannot be directly accessed. Applicants are transferred to the AVIATOR 
system from OPM's USAJOBS website during the application process.
    Respondents: 187,557 U.S. citizens identified as applicants for 
employment with the Federal Aviation Administration.
    Frequency: On occasion/as interested.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: 1 Hour.
     1 Hour--Average time for an applicant to complete the 
entire application process.
     10 Minutes--Approximate time for an AHR human resource 
specialist to review and validate applicant's application.
     40 Minutes--Approximate time for the IT staff to generate 
ad-hoc data and reports for a vacancy announcement that an applicant 
has applied to.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 187,577 Hours (Applicant), 31,259.5 
Hours (FAA AHR Staff), and 714.20 Hours (FAA IT Staff).

    Issued in Washington, DC, on January 18, 2023.
Alpha O. Woodson-Smith,
IT Project Manager, FAA Information Management and Technology Services 
(AIT), Enterprise Systems Management (AEM-320).
[FR Doc. 2023-01224 Filed 1-23-23; 8:45 am]
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