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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 and delete systems of records.

SUMMARY:

The Department of the Air Force is deleting six notices and amending one 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 would be effective without further notice on March 14, 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 records 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: February 6, 2002.

L.M. Bynum,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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Deletions

F065 AFAFC K

System name:

USAF Retired Pay System (June 11, 1997, 62 FR 31793). Start Printed Page 6507

Reason:

These records are now under the cognizance of the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), and are being maintained under the DFAS system of records notice T7347b, Defense Military Retiree and Annuity Pay System (April 12, 1999, 64 FR 17629).

F065 AF AFC E

System name:

Joint Uniform Military Pay System (JUMPS) (June 11, 1997, 62 FR 31793).

Reason:

These records are now under the cognizance of the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), and are being maintained under the DFAS system of records notice T7340, Defense Joint Military Pay System-Active Component (April 12, 1999, 64 FR 17629).

F065 AFAFC C

System name:

Uniformed Services Savings Deposit Program (USSDP) (June 11, 1997, 62 FR 31793).

Reason:

These records are now under the cognizance of the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), and are being maintained under the DFAS system of records notice T7280, Uniformed Services Savings Deposit Program (USSDP) (August 30, 2000, 65 FR 52715).

F065 AF AFC D

System name:

Air Reserve Pay and Allowance System (ARPAS) (June 11, 1997, 62 FR 31793).

Reason:

These records are now under the cognizance of the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), and are being maintained under the DFAS system of records notice T7346, Defense Joint Military Pay System-Reserve Component (April 12, 1999, 64 FR 17629).

F065 AF AFC C

System name:

Travel Records (June 11, 1997, 62 FR 31793).

Reason:

These records are now under the cognizance of the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), and are being maintained under the DFAS system of records notice T7333, Travel Payment System (August 22, 2000, 65 FR 50973).

F065 AFAFC G

System name:

Indebtedness and Claims (June 11, 1997, 62 FR 31793).

Reason:

These records are now under the cognizance of the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), and are being maintained under the DFAS system of records notice T7332, Defense Debt Management System (April 8, 1997, 62 FR 16793).

Amendment

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System name:

Family Advocacy Program Record (August 21, 2001, 66 FR 43843).

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Retention and disposal:

Delete entry and replace with “Disposition is pending. No records will be destroyed until authorization is granted from the National Archives and Records Administration.”

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F044 AF SG Q

System name:

Family Advocacy Program Record.

System location:

Headquarters United States Air Force, Office of the Surgeon General, 110 Luke Avenue, Room 400, Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, DC 20332-7050;

Headquarters, Air Force Medical Operations Agency, Family Advocacy Program, 2601 Doolittle Road, Building 801, Brooks Air Force Base, TX 78235-5254;

Major Command Surgeons’ offices; Air Force hospitals, medical centers and clinics. Official mailing addresses are published as an appendix to the Air Force's compilation of systems of records notices.

Categories of individuals covered by the system:

All DoD beneficiaries who are entitled to care at Air Force medical facilities.

Categories of records in the system:

Records of suspected and established cases of family maltreatment, assessments and evaluations, investigative reports, check lists, family advocacy case management team minutes and reports, follow-up and evaluative reports, correspondence, and any other supportive data gathered relevant to individual family advocacy program cases. Records of family member exceptional medical and/or educational needs, medical summaries, individual educational program plans, general supportive documentation and correspondence. Secondary prevention records, assessment and survey instruments, service plans, and chronological data. Prevention contact activity files.

Authority for maintenance of the system:

10 U.S.C. 8013, Secretary of the Air Force; Air Force Instruction 40-301, Air Force Family Advocacy Program, and E.O. 9397 (SSN).

Purpose(s):

To document the activities of the Family Advocacy Program as they relate to allegations of and substantiated cases of family maltreatment, exceptional educational and/or medical needs of family members, prevention activities, assessment and survey activities; compile database for statistical analysis, tracking, and reporting; evaluate program effectiveness and conduct research.

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:

To any member of the family in whose sponsor's name the file is maintained, in furtherance of treating any member of the family.

To the Attorney General of the United States or his authorized representatives in connection with litigation, or other matters under the direct jurisdiction of the Department of Justice.

To officials and employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs in the performance of their official duties relating to the adjudication of veterans claims and in providing medical care to members of the Air Force.

To officials and employees of other departments and agencies of the Executive Branch of government upon request in the performance of their official duties relating to review of the official qualifications and medical history of applicants and employees who are covered by this record system and for the conduct of research studies and relating to the coordination of family advocacy programs, medical care and research concerning family maltreatment and neglect and exceptional educational or medical conditions. Start Printed Page 6508

To private organizations (including educational institutions) and individuals for authorized health research in the interest of the Federal government and the public. When not considered mandatory, patient identification data shall be eliminated from records used for research studies.

To officials and employees of the National Research Council in cooperative studies of the National History of Disease; of prognosis and of epidemiology. Each study in which the records of members and former members of the Air Force are used must be approved by the Surgeon General of the Air Force.

To officials and employees of local and state governments and agencies in the performance of their official duties pursuant to the laws and regulations governing local control of communicable diseases, preventive medicine and safety programs, child abuse and other public health and welfare programs.

To the Federal, state or local governmental agencies when appropriate in the counseling and treatment of individuals or families with exceptional medical or educational needs or when involved in child abuse or neglect.

To authorized surveying bodies for professional certification and accreditations.

To the individual organization or government agency as necessary when required by Federal statute, E.O., or by treaty. Drug/Alcohol and Family Advocacy information maintained in connection with Abuse Prevention Programs shall be disclosed only in accordance with applicable statutes.

The DoD ‘Blanket Routine Uses’ set forth at the beginning of the Air Force's compilation of systems of records notices apply to this system, except as stipulated in the “Note” below.

Note:

Records of identity, diagnosis, prognosis or treatment of any client/patient, irrespective of whether or when he/she ceases to be a client/patient, maintained in connection with the performance of any alcohol or drug abuse prevention and treatment function conducted, requested, or directly or indirectly assisted by any department or agency of the United States, shall, except as provided herein, be confidential and be disclosed only for the purposes and under the circumstances expressly authorized in 42 U.S.C. 290dd-2. This statute takes precedence over the Privacy Act of 1974 in regard to accessibility of such records except to the individual to whom the record pertains. The DoD ‘Blanket Routine Uses’ do not apply to these types of records.

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

Storage:

Records may be stored in file folders, in computers, and on computer output products.

Retrievability:

Records are retrieved by the name and Social Security Number of the sponsor or the sponsor's spouse.

Safeguards:

Records are maintained in various types of lockable filing equipment in monitored or controlled access lockable rooms or areas. Records are accessible only to authorized personnel that are properly screened and trained. Computer terminals are located in supervised areas with access controlled by password or other user-code systems. Records on computer storage devices are protected by computer system security software or physically stored in lockable filing equipment.

Retention and disposal:

Disposition is pending. No records will be destroyed until authorization is granted from the National Archives and Records Administration.

System manager(s) and address:

Division Chief, Air Force Medical Operations Agency, Family Advocacy Division, 2601 Doolittle Road, Building 801, Brooks Air Force Base, TX 78235-5254, Major Command Surgeons, and Commanders of Air Force medical treatment facilities. Official mailing addresses are published as an appendix to the Air Force's compilation of systems of records notices.

Notification procedure:

Individuals seeking to determine if this system of records contains information on them should address inquiries to the Family Advocacy Officer at the Air Force medical treatment facility where services were provided. Official mailing addresses are published as an appendix to the Air Force's compilation of systems of records notices

Requests should include the name and Social Security Number of the individual concerned.

Record access procedures:

Individuals seeking to access their records in this system should address requests to the Patient Affairs Officer at the Air Force medical treatment facility where services were provided. Official mailing addresses are published as an appendix to the Air Force's compilation of systems of records notices.

Requests should include the name and Social Security Number of the individual concerned.

Contesting record procedures:

The Air Force rules for accessing records, and for contesting contents and appealing 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:

Individual to whom the record pertains, reports from physicians and other medical department personnel; reports and information from other sources including educational institutions, medical institutions, law enforcement agencies, public and private health and welfare agencies, and witnesses.

Exemptions claimed for the system:

Investigatory material compiled for law enforcement purposes, other than material within the scope of subsection 5 U.S.C. 552a(j)(2), may be exempt pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(2). However, if an individual is denied any right, privilege, or benefit for which he would otherwise be entitled by Federal law or for which he would otherwise be eligible, as a result of the maintenance of the information, the individual will be provided access to the information exempt to the extent that disclosure would reveal the identify of a confidential source.

Investigatory material compiled solely for the purpose of determining suitability, eligibility, or qualifications for federal civilian employment, military service, federal contracts, or access to classified information may be exempt pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(5), but only to the extent that such material would reveal the identity of a confidential source.

An exemption rule for this record system has been promulgated in accordance with the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 553 (b)(1), (2), and (3), (c) and (e) and published in 32 CFR part 806b.

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[FR Doc. 02-3321 Filed 2-11-02; 8:45 am]

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