SUMMARY: The FDIC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce
paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other
Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or
continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork
Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). Currently, the FDIC is
soliciting comments concerning an information collection titled
``Applicant Background Questionnaire.''
DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before April 10, 2000.
ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments
to Tamara R. Manly, Management Analyst (Regulatory Analysis), (202)
898-7453, Office of the Executive Secretary, Room 4058, Attention:
Comments/OES, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street
NW, Washington, DC 20429. All comments should refer to ``Applicant
Background Questionnaire.'' Comments may be hand-delivered to the guard
station at the rear of the 17th Street Building (located on F Street),
on business days between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. [FAX number (202) 898-
3838; Internet address: email@example.com].
A copy of the comments may also be submitted to the OMB desk
officer for the FDIC: Alexander Hunt, Office of Information and
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive
Office Building, Room 3208, Washington, DC 20503.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tamara R. Manly, at the address
Proposal To Add the Following Collection of Information
Title: Applicant Background Questionnaire.
OMB Number: new collection.
Frequency of Response: Occasional.
Affected Public: Potential FDIC employment applicants.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 16,000.
Estimated Time per Response: 3 minutes.
Estimated Total Annual Burden: 800 hours.
General Description of Collection: The FDIC Applicant Background
Questionnaire will be completed voluntarily by FDIC job applicants who
are not currently FDIC employees. Responses to questions on the survey
will provide information on gender, age, disability, race/national
origin, and the applicant's source of vacancy announcement information.
Data will be used by the Office of Diversity and Economic Opportunity
and the Personnel Services Branch to evaluate the effectiveness of
various recruitment methods used by the FDIC to ensure that the agency
meets workforce diversity objectives.
Request for Comment
Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information
is necessary for the proper performance of the FDIC's functions,
including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the
accuracy of the estimates of the burden of the information collection,
including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c)
ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to
be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information
collection on respondents, including through the use of automated
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
At the end of the comment period, the comments and recommendations
received will be analyzed to determine the extent to which the
collection should be modified prior to submission to OMB for review and
approval. Comments submitted in response to this notice also will be
summarized or included in the FDIC's requests to OMB for renewal of
this collection. All comments will become a matter of public record.
Dated at Washington, DC, this 3rd day of February 2000.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
Robert E. Feldman.
[FR Doc. 00-2903 Filed 2-8-00; 8:45 am]
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