Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government


Submission for Review: It's Time To Sign Up for Direct Deposit or Direct Express, RI 38-128

AGENCY: U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
ACTION: 60-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 2, 2013. 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 U.S. Office of Personnel Management,Retirement Services, Union Square 370, 1900 E Street NW., Washington, DC 20415-3500, Attention: Alberta Butler or sent via electronic mail
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by contacting the Retirement Services Publications Team, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E Street NW., Room 4332, Washington, DC 20415, Attention: Cyrus S. Benson or sent via electronic mail toCyrus.Benson@opm.govor faxed to (202) 606-0910.

RI 38-128 is primarily used by OPM to give recent retirees the opportunity to waive Direct Deposit of their annuity payments. The form is sent only if the separating agency did not give the retiring employee this election opportunity. This form may also be used to enroll in Direct Deposit, which was its primary use before Public Law 104-134 was passed. This law requires OPM to make all recurring benefits payments electronically to beneficiaries who live where Direct Deposit is available. Beneficiaries who do not enroll in the Direct Deposit Program will be enrolled in Direct Express.


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

Title:It's Time To Sign Up for Direct Deposit or Direct Express.

OMB Number:3206-0226.

Frequency:On occasion.

Affected Public:Individuals or Households.

Number of Respondents:20,000.

Estimated Time per Respondent:30 minutes.

Total Burden Hours:10,000.

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