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OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

Submission for Review: 3206-0173, Designation of Beneficiary (FERS), SF 3102

AGENCY: U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
ACTION: 30-Day Notice and request for comments.
SUMMARY: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility;

2. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;

3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and

4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology,e.g.,permitting electronic submissions of responses.

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until January 9, 2012. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.1.
ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk Officer for the Office of Personnel Management or sent via electronic mail tooira_submission@omb.eop.govor faxed to (202) 395-6974.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by contacting the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk Officer for the Office of Personnel Management or sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.govor faxed to (202) 395-6974.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Standard Form 3102, Designation of Beneficiary (FERS), is used by an employee or an annuitant covered under the Federal Employees Retirement System to designate a beneficiary to receive any lump sum due in the event of his/her death.

Analysis

Agency:Retirement Operations, Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management.

Title:Designation of Beneficiary (FERS).

OMB Number:3206-0173.

Frequency:On occasion.

Affected Public:Individuals or Households.

Number of Respondents:3,888.

Estimated Time per Respondent:15 minutes.

Total Burden Hours:972.

U.S. Office of Personnel Management. John Berry, Director.