[Federal Register: October 24, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 206)]
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Fish and Wildlife Services

Information Collection To Be Submitted to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval Under the Paperwork Reduction 

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will submit the collection 
of information listed below to OMB for approval under the provisions of 
the Paperwork Reduction Act. A copy of the information collection 
requirement is included in this notice. If you wish to obtain copies of 
the proposed information collection requirement, related forms, and 
explanatory material, contact the Service Information Collection 
Clearance Officer at the address listed below.

DATES: You must submit comments on or before December 26, 2000.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the requirements to the Information 
Collection Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS 222-ARLSQ, 1849 
C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20240.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request a copy of the information 
collection request, explanatory information and related forms, contact 
Rebecca A. Mullin at (703) 358-2287, or electronically to 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
regulations at 5 CFR 1320, which implement provisions of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13), require that interested members 
of the public and affected agencies have an opportunity to comment on 
information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 
1320.8(d)). The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (We) plan to submit a 
request to OMB for its approval of the collection of information for 
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Employee Exit Survey. We are requesting a 3-
year term of approval for this information collection activity.
    Federal agencies may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not 
required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays 
a currently valid OMB control number. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife form 
number for this collection of information is FWS 3-2186.
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the Department of the 
Interior is the agency primarily responsible for fish, wildlife, and 
plant conservation. The Service helps protect a healthy environment for 
people, fish and wildlife, and helps Americans conserve and enjoy the 
outdoors and our living treasures. To accomplish its mission, the 
Service employs around 7,500 of the country's best biologists, wildlife 
managers, engineers, realty specialists, educators, law enforcement 
agents, and others who work to save endangered and threatened species; 
conserve migratory birds and inland fisheries; restore habitats; 
provide expert conservation advice to other federal agencies, industry, 
private citizens, and foreign governments; and manage millions of acres 
of wildlife lands. The Service Directorate has made it a high priority 
to recruit and retain these valued employees. As part of an active 
career development program, the Service has decided to institute an 
Employee Exist Survey to collect feedback from former Service employees 
so that we may discover relevant issues that impact retention. If this 
survey were not used, there would be no way the Service could analyze 
the reasons for employee separation.
    Title: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Employee Exit Survey.
    Service Form Number: 3-2186.
    Frequency of Collection: Annually.
    Description of Respondents: Former U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
    Total Annual Burden Hours: The reporting burden is estimated to 
average 15 minutes per respondent.
    The Total Annual Burden hours is 100 hours.
    Total Annual Responses: About 400 individuals are expected to 
participate in the survey.
    We invite comments concerning this submission on: (1) whether the 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
our career development functions, including whether the information 
will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of our estimate of the 
burden of the collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the 
quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and, 
(4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
respondents. The information collections in this program are part of a 
system of record covered by the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552(a)).

    Dated: October 18, 2000.
Rebecca A. Mullin,
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Collection Officer.
[FR Doc. 00-27219 Filed 10-23-00; 8:45 am]