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44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).
This ICR covers two follow-up surveys conducted 15 and 30 months after randomly assigning a sample of approximately 6,000 Workforce Investment Act (WIA) customers included in the WIA Evaluation into control or treatment groups; cost data collected on three forms—a program costs questionnaire, a staff activity log, and a resource room sign-in sheet—for use in estimating the costs of WIA services received by sample members for the benefit-cost analysis; and collection of veterans data—consisting of qualitative data on veterans served at the 28 Local Workforce Investment Areas (LWIAs) participating in the WIA Evaluation. For the Veterans Supplemental Study (VSS) qualitative analysis, additional questions and several activities will be added to the WIA Evaluation's second round of site visits to the 28 LWIAs. A separate quantitative analysis will use two sets of administrative data that States already report to the DOL-WIA Standardized Record Data and Wagner-Peyser data. Because the data are already reported to the DOL, there is no additional burden associated with this quantitative data collection.
This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and the public is generally not required to respond to an information collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if the collection of information does not display a valid Control Number.
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• Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility;
• 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;
• Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and
• 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 submission of responses.