[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 15 (Tuesday, January 24, 2023)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4225-4227]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2023-01311]


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RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD


Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments

    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 
chapter 35), the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is forwarding an 
Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Our 
ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. 
Review and approval by OIRA ensure that we impose appropriate paperwork 
burdens.
    The RRB invites comments on the proposed collections of information 
to determine (1) the practical utility of the collections; (2) the 
accuracy of the estimated burden of the collections; (3) ways to 
enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information that is 
the subject of collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of 
collections on respondents, including the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments to the 
RRB or OIRA must contain the OMB control number of the ICR. For proper 
consideration of your comments, it is best if the RRB and OIRA receive 
them within 30 days of the publication date.
    1. Title and purpose of information collection: Evidence of Marital 
Relationship--Living with Requirements; OMB 3220-0021.
    Under sections 2(c) or 2(d) (45 U.S.C. 231a) of the Railroad 
Retirement Act, an applicant must submit proof of a valid marriage to a 
railroad employee. In some cases, the existence of a marital 
relationship is not formalized by a civil or religious ceremony. In 
other cases,

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questions may arise about the legal termination of a prior marriage of 
the employee, spouse, or widow(er). In these instances, the RRB must 
secure additional information to resolve questionable marital 
relationships. The circumstances requiring an applicant to submit 
documentary evidence of marriage are prescribed in 20 CFR 219.30.
    The RRB utilizes Forms G-124, Individual Statement of Marital 
Relationship; G-124a, Certification of Marriage Information; G-237, 
Statement Regarding Marital Status; G-238, Statement of Residence; and 
G-238a, Statement Regarding Divorce or Annulment, to secure the needed 
information. Forms G-124, G-237, G-238, and G-238a can be completed 
either with assistance from RRB personnel during an in-office interview 
or by mail. One response is requested of each respondent. Completion is 
required to obtain benefits.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (87 FR 68754 on November 16, 2022) required by 44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Evidence of Martial Relationship--Living with Requirements.
    OMB Control Number: 3220-0021.
    Forms submitted: G-124, G-124a, G-237, G-238 and G-238a.
    Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected public: Individuals or households; business or other for 
profit.
    Abstract: Under the RRA, to obtain a benefit as a spouse of an 
employee annuitant or as the widow(er) of the deceased employee, an 
applicant must submit information to be used to determine if the 
marriage requirements for such benefits have been met. The collection 
obtains information supporting claimed common-law marriage, termination 
of previous marriages, and residency requirements.
    Changes proposed: The RRB proposes minor non-burden impacting 
changes to Forms G-124, G-124a, and G-237 to remove the words 
``husband'' or ``wife'' and replace them with gender-neutral term 
``spouse''. The RRB proposes no changes to Forms G-238 and G-238a.
    The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows:

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                                                                      Annual
                            Form No.                                 responses    Time (minutes)  Burden (hours)
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G-124 (in person)...............................................             125              15              31
G-124 (by mail).................................................              75              20              25
G-124a..........................................................             300              10              50
G-237 (in person)...............................................              75              15              19
G-237 (by mail).................................................              75              20              25
G-238 (in person)...............................................             150               3               8
G-238 (by mail).................................................             150               5              13
G-238a..........................................................             150              10              25
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    Total.......................................................           1,100  ..............             196
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    2. Title and purpose of information collection: Employer Service 
and Compensation Reports; OMB 3220-0070.
    Section 2(c) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA) (45 
U.S.C. 352) specifies the maximum normal unemployment and sickness 
benefits that may be paid in a benefit year. Section 2(c) further 
provides for extended benefits for certain employees and for beginning 
a benefit year early for other employees. The conditions for these 
actions are prescribed in 20 CFR 302.
    All information about creditable railroad service and compensation 
needed by the RRB to administer section 2(c) is not always available 
from annual reports filed by railroad employers with the RRB (OMB 3220-
0008). When this occurs, the RRB must obtain supplemental information 
about service and compensation.
    The RRB utilizes Form UI-41, Supplemental Report of Service and 
Compensation, and Form UI-41a, Supplemental Report of Compensation, to 
obtain the additional information about service and compensation from 
railroad employers. Completion of the forms is mandatory. One response 
is required of each respondent.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (87 FR 68754 on November 16, 2022) required by 44 
U.S.C. 3506(c) (2). That request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Employer Service and Compensation Reports.
    OMB Control Number: 3220-0070.
    Forms submitted: UI-41 and UI-41a.
    Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Affected public: Private sector; businesses or other for profits.
    Abstract: The reports obtain the employee's service and 
compensation for a period subsequent to those already on file and the 
employee's base year compensation. The information is used to determine 
the entitlement to and the amount of benefits payable.
    Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to Form UI-41 and 
Form UI-41a.
    The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows:

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                                                                      Annual
                            Form No.                                 responses    Time (minutes)  Burden (hours)
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UI-41...........................................................             100               8              13
UI-41a..........................................................              50               8               7
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    Total.......................................................             150  ..............              20
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    3. Title and purpose of information collection: Customer 
Satisfaction Monitoring; OMB 3220-0192. In accordance with Executive 
Order 12862, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) conducts a number of 
customer surveys designed to determine the kinds and quality of 
services our beneficiaries, claimants, employers and members of the 
public want and expect, as well as their satisfaction with existing RRB 
services. The information collected is used by RRB management to 
monitor customer satisfaction by determining to what extent services 
are satisfactory and where and to what extent services can be improved. 
The surveys are limited to data collections that solicit strictly 
voluntary opinions, and do not collect information which is required or 
regulated. The information collection, which was first approved by the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in 1997, provides the RRB with a 
generic clearance authority. This generic authority allows the RRB to 
submit a variety of new or revised customer survey instruments (needed 
to timely implement customer monitoring activities) to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for expedited review and approval.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (87 FR 68755 on November 16, 2022) required by 44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Customer Satisfaction Monitoring.
    OMB Control Number: 3220-0192.
    Form(s) submitted: G-201.
    Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Affected public: Individuals or households.
    Abstract: The Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) utilizes voluntary 
customer surveys to ascertain customer satisfaction with the RRB in 
terms of timeliness, appropriateness, access, and other measures of 
quality service. Surveys involve individuals that are direct or 
indirect beneficiaries of RRB services as well as railroad employers 
who must report earnings.
    Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to Form G-201.

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                                                                      Annual
                            Form No.                                 responses    Time (minutes)  Burden (hours)
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G-201...........................................................              50               2               2
Web-Site Survey.................................................             300               5              25
Periodic Survey.................................................           1,020              12             204
Focus Groups....................................................             250             120             500
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    Total.......................................................           1,620  ..............             731
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    Additional Information or Comments: Copies of the forms and 
supporting documents can be obtained from Kennisha Tucker at (312) 469-
2591 or [email protected].
    Comments regarding the information collection should be addressed 
to Brian Foster, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, 
Chicago, Illinois, 60611-1275 or [email protected] and to the OMB 
Desk Officer for the RRB, Fax: 202-395-6974, Email address: 
[email protected].

Brian Foster,
Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2023-01311 Filed 1-23-23; 8:45 am]
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