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Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records

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AGENCY:

Department of the Air Force, DoD.

ACTION:

Notice to amend systems of records.

SUMMARY:

The Department of the Air Force is amending a system of records notice in its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.

DATES:

This proposed action will be effective without further notice on February 19, 2002, unless comments are received which result in a contrary determination.

ADDRESSES:

Send comments to the Air Force Privacy Act Manager, Office of the Chief Information Officer, AF-CIO/P, 1155 Air Force Pentagon, Washington, DC 20330-1155.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mrs. Anne Rollins at (703) 601-4043.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Department of the Air Force systems of Start Printed Page 2643records notices subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, have been published in the Federal Register and are available from the address above.

The specific changes to the records systems being amended are set forth below followed by the notices, as amended, published in their entirety. The proposed amendments are not within the purview of subsection (r) of the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, which requires the submission of a new or altered system report.

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Dated: January 14, 2002.

L.M. Bynum,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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System name:

Unit Assigned Personnel Information (October 16, 1997, 62 FR 53826).

Changes:

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Categories of records in the system:

Add to entry ‘folders containing documentation used for deployment management and processing (Personnel Readiness Folders).’

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Purpose(s):

Add to end of entry ‘deployment management’.

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Retention and disposal:

Add to entry ‘Return Personnel Readiness Folder to unit upon completion of deployment, or give to individual upon PCS, separation or discharge (Exception: return passports per DoD Instruction 1000-21.R).’

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System name:

Unit Assigned Personnel Information.

System location:

Headquarters, U.S. Air Force; major command headquarters; all Air Force installations and units, and headquarters of combatant commands for which Air Force is Executive Agent. Official mailing addresses are published as an appendix to the Air Force’s compilation of record systems notices.

Categories of individuals covered by the system:

Active duty military personnel, and Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard personnel. Air Force civilian employees may be included when records are created which are identical to those on military members. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps active duty military and civilian personnel assigned to headquarters of combatant commands for which Air Force is Executive Agent.

Categories of records in the system:

File copies of separation actions, newcomers briefing letters, line of duty determinations, assignment actions, retirement actions, in and out processing checklists, promotion orders, credit union authorization, disciplinary actions, favorable/unfavorable communications, record of counseling, appointment notification letters, duty status changes, applications for off duty employment, applications and allocations for school training, professional military and civilian education data, private weapons storage records, locator information including names of dependents, home address, phone number, training and experience data, special recognition nominations, other personnel documents, records of training, and folders containing documentation used for deployment management and processing (Personnel Readiness Folders).

Authority for maintenance of the system:

10 U.S.C. 8013, Secretary of the Air Force; Air Force Instruction 36-2608, Military Personnel Records System; and E.O. 9397 (SSN).

Purpose(s):

Provides information to unit commanders/supervisors for required actions related to personnel administration and counseling, promotion, training, separation, retirement, reenlistment, medical examination, testing, assignment, sponsor program, duty rosters, off duty activities, and deployment management.

Routine uses of records maintained in the system, including categories of users and the purposes of such uses:

In addition to those disclosures generally permitted under 5 U.S.C. 552a(b) of the Privacy Act, these records or information contained therein may specifically be disclosed outside the DoD as a routine use pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(3) as follows:

The DoD ‘Blanket Routine Uses’ published at the beginning of the Air Force's compilation of record system notices apply to this system.

Policies and practices for storing, retrieving, accessing, retaining, and disposing of records in the system:

Storage:

Maintained in file folders, notebooks/binders, and card files and in computers and computer output products.

Retrievability:

Retrieved by name and Social Security Number.

Safeguards:

Records are accessed by person(s) responsible for servicing the record system in performance of their official duties and by authorized personnel who are properly screened and cleared for need-to-know. Records are stored in locked rooms and cabinets.

Retention and disposal:

Retained in office files until superseded, no longer needed, separation or reassignment of individual on permanent change of assignment (PCA) or permanent change of station (PCS). On intercommand reassignment PCA or PCS the file is given to individual or destroyed. On intracommand reassignment PCA or PCS the file is given to individual, forwarded to gaining commander, or destroyed. Return Personnel Readiness Folder to unit upon completion of deployment, or give to individual upon PCS, separation or discharge (Exception: return passports per DoD Instruction 1000-21.R). Records are destroyed by tearing into pieces, shredding, pulping, macerating or burning.

System manager(s) and address:

The Master Personnel Records (DPSAM), Commander, Headquarters Air Force Personnel Center, 550 C Street W, Randolph Air Force Base, TX 78150-4703.

Notification procedure:

Individuals seeking to determine whether this system of records contains information on them should address inquiries to or visit the system manager or to agency officials at location of assignment. Official mailing addresses are published as an appendix to the Air Force's compilation of record systems notices.

Record access procedures:

Individuals seeking to access records about themselves contained in this system should address requests to the system manager or to agency officials at location of assignment. Official mailing addresses are published as an appendix to the Air Force's compilation of record systems notices.

Contesting record procedures:

The Air Force rules for accessing records, and for contesting contents and Start Printed Page 2644appealing initial agency determinations are published in Air Force Instruction 37-132; 32 CFR part 806b; or may be obtained from the system manager.

Record source categories:

Information obtained from the individual concerned, financial institutions, educational institution employees, medical institutions, police and investigating officers, bureau of motor vehicles, witnesses, reports prepared on behalf of the agency, standard Air Force forms, personnel management actions, extracts from the Personnel Data System (PDS) and records of personal actions submitted to or originated within the organization.

Exemptions claimed for the system:

None.

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[FR Doc. 02-1332 Filed 1-17-02; 8:45 am]

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