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Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records

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AGENCY:

Department of the Army, DoD.

ACTION:

Notice to Correct a System of Records.

SUMMARY:

The Department of the Army altered the system of records notice A0635-200 TAPC, entitled ‘Separations: Administrative Board Proceedings’ on December 8, 2000, at 65 FR 77002. The alteration consisted of adding a new routine use. Although the change was listed as part of the publication, the notice, as amended, did not contain the new routine use. This publication corrects this administrative oversight.

DATES:

This proposed action will be effective without further notice on June 19, 2003 unless comments are received which result in a contrary determination.

ADDRESSES:

Department of the Army, Freedom of Information/ Privacy Act Office, U.S. Army Records Management and Declassification Agency, ATTN: TAPC-PDD-FP, 7798 Cissna Road, Suite 205, Springfield, VA 22153-3166.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ms. Janice Thornton at (703) 806-7137 / DSN 656-7137.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Department of the Army 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 system being amended are set forth below followed by the notice, as amended, published in its 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: May 13, 2003.

Patricia L. Toppings,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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A0635-200 TAPC

System name:

Separations: Administrative Board Proceedings.

System location:

U.S. Total Army Personnel Command, ATTN: TAPC-PDT-P, 200 Stovall Street Alexandria, VA 22332-0478. Segments exist at Major Army Commands and subordinate commands, field operating agencies, and activities exercising general courts-martial jurisdiction. Official mailing addresses are published as an appendix to the Army's compilation of record systems notices.

Categories of individuals covered by the system:

Military members on whom allegations of defective enlistment/agreement/fraudulent entry/alcohol or other drug abuse rehabilitation failure/unsatisfactory performance/misconduct/homosexuality under the provisions of Chapters 7, 9, 13, 14, or 15 of Army Regulation 635-200, Enlisted Personnel, result in administrative board proceedings.

Categories of records in the system:

Notice to service member of allegations on which proposed separation from the Army is based; supporting documentation; DA Form 2627, Records of Proceedings under Article 15, UCMJ; DD Form 493, Extract of Military Records of Previous Convictions; medical evaluations; military occupational specialty evaluation and aptitude scores; member's statements, testimony, witness statements, affidavits, rights waiver record; hearing transcript; board findings and recommendations for separation or retention; final action.

Authority for maintenance of the system:

10 U.S.C. 1169, Regular enlisted members; limitations on discharge, 10 U.S.C. 3013, Secretary of the Army; 42 U.S.C. 10606 et seq.; Department of Defense Directive 1030.1, Victim and Witness Assistance; and E.O. 9397 (SSN).

Purpose(s):

Information is used by processing activities and the approval authority to determine if the member meets the requirements for retention or separation.

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 victims and witnesses of a crime for purposes of providing information, consistent with the requirements of the Victim and Witness Assistance Program, regarding the investigation and disposition of an offense.

The DoD ‘Blanket Routine Uses’ set forth at the beginning of the Army's compilation of systems of records notices also apply to this system.

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

Storage:

Paper records in file folders and electronic storage media.

Retrievability:

By individual's surname or Social Security Number.

Safeguards:

Records are accessed only by designated persons having official need; in locked cabinets, in locked rooms within secure buildings.

Retention and disposal:

The original of board proceedings becomes a permanent part of the member's Official Military Personnel Record. When separation is ordered, a copy is sent to member's commander where it is retained for two years before being destroyed. When separation is not ordered, board proceedings are filed at the headquarters of the separation authority for two years, then destroyed. A copy of board proceedings in cases where the final authority is the U.S. Total Army Personnel Command, pursuant to Army Regulation 635-200, is retained by that headquarters (TAPC-PDT) for one year following decision.

System manager(s) and address:

Commander, U.S. Total Army Personnel Command, ATTN: TAPC-PDT-P, 200 Stovall Street, Alexandria, VA 22332-0478.

Notification procedure:

Individuals seeking to determine if information about themselves is contained in this record system should address written inquiries to the commander of the installation where administrative board convened or to the Commander, U.S. Total Army Personnel Command, ATTN: TAPC-PDT-P, 200 Stovall Street, Alexandria, VA 22332-0478.

Individual should provide the full name, details concerning the proposed or actual separation action to include location and date, and signature.

Record access procedures:

If individual has been separated from the Army, address written inquiries to the National Personnel Records Center, General Services Administration, 9700 Page Avenue, St Louis, MO 63132-5200: proceedings will be part of the Official Military Personnel Record.

If member is on active duty, address written inquiries to the commander of the installation where administrative board convened.

Individual should provide the full name, details concerning the proposed or actual separation action to include location and date, and signature.

Contesting record procedures:

The Army's rules for accessing records, and for contesting contents and appealing initial agency determinations are contained in Army Regulation 340-21; 32 CFR part 505; or may be obtained from the system manager.

Record source categories:

From the individual; individual's commander; Army personnel, medical, and/or investigative records; witnesses; the Administrative Separation Board; federal, state, local, and/or foreign law enforcement agencies.

Exemptions claimed for the system:

None.

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[FR Doc. 03-12507 Filed 5-19-03; 8:45 am]

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