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Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Systems of Records

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AGENCY:

Bureau of the Public Debt, Treasury.

ACTION:

Notice of systems of records.

SUMMARY:

In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a, the Bureau of the Public Debt, Treasury, is publishing its Privacy Act systems of records.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular No. A-130, the Bureau of the Public Debt has completed a review of its Privacy Act systems of records notices to identify minor changes that will more accurately describe these records.

The changes throughout the document are minor in nature and consist principally of changes to system locations and system manager addresses. A new location “Avery Street Building, 320 Avery Street, Parkersburg, WV” is added to several of the systems Start Printed Page 33940of records and the address for the Washington headquarters has been changed to read “799 9th Street, NW., Washington, DC” throughout this Privacy Act inventory.

The following system of records has been added to the Bureau's inventory of Privacy Act notices since May 22, 2001: BPD.009—U.S. Treasury Securities Fraud Information System (Published June 9, 2003, at 68 FR 34486).

Systems Covered by This Notice

This notice covers all systems of records adopted by the Bureau up to May 2, 2005. The systems notices are reprinted in their entirety following the Table of Contents.

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Dated: June 2, 2005.

Nicholas Williams,

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Headquarters Operations.

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Table of Contents

BPD .001—Human Resources and Administrative Records

BPD .002—United States Savings-Type Securities

BPD .003—United States Securities (Other than Savings-Type Securities)

BPD .004—Controlled Access Security System

BPD .005—Employee Assistance Records

BPD .006—Health Service Program Records

BPD .007—Gifts to Reduce the Public Debt

BPD .008—Retail Treasury Securities Access Application

BPD .009—U.S. Treasury Securities Fraud Information System

Bureau of the Public Debt

TREASURY/BPD.001

System Name:

Human Resources and Administrative Records—Treasury/BPD.

System Location:

Records are maintained at the following Bureau of the Public Debt locations: 200 Third Street, Parkersburg, WV; Park Center, 90 Park Center, Parkersburg, WV; H.J. Hintgen Building, 2nd and Avery Streets, Parkersburg, WV; United Building, 5th and Avery Streets, Parkersburg, WV; Avery Street Building, 320 Avery Street, Parkersburg, WV; and 799 9th Street, NW., Washington, DC. Copies of some documents have been duplicated for maintenance by supervisors for employees or programs under their supervision. These duplicates are also covered by this system of records.

Categories of Individuals Covered by the System:

Records cover present and former employees, applicants for employment, contractors, vendors, and visitors.

Categories of Records in the System:

This system of records is limited to those records Public Debt needs to function in an efficient manner and does not cover those records reported under another system of records notice.

(A) Human Resources Records: These records relate to categories such as disciplinary and adverse actions; leave and hours of duty; alternate work schedules, standards of conduct and ethics programs; indebtedness; employee suitability and security determinations; grievances; performance problems; bargaining unit matters; Federal labor relations issues; relocation notices; outside employment; recruitment; placement; merit promotion; special hiring programs, including Summer Employment, Veterans Readjustment, Career Development for Lower Level Employees (CADE), Student Employment Programs; position classification and management; special areas of pay administration, including grade and pay retention, premium pay, scheduling of work, performance management and recognition; training and employee development programs; incentive awards; benefits and retirement programs; personnel and payroll actions; insurance; worker's and unemployment compensation; employee orientation; retirement; accident reports; and consolidation of personnel/program efforts among offices.

(B) Equal Employment Opportunity Records: These are records of informal EEO complaints and discussions which have not reached the level of formal complaints. After 30 days these records are destroyed or incorporated in a formal complaint file. Formal complaints are handled by the Treasury Department's Regional Complaints Center. Copies of formal complaint documents are sometimes maintained by Public Debt's EEO Office.

(C) Administrative Services Records: These records relate to administrative support functions including motor vehicle operation, safety, access to exterior and interior areas, contract guard records, offense/incident reports, accident reports, and security determinations.

(D) Procurement Records: These records relate to contractors/vendors if they are individuals; purchase card holders, including the name, social security number and credit card number for employees who hold Government-use cards; procurement integrity certificates, containing certifications by procurement officials that they are familiar with the Federal Procurement Policy Act.

(E) Financial Management Records: These records relate to government travel, vendor accounts, other employee reimbursements, interagency transactions, employee pay records, vendor registration data, purchase card accounts and transactions, and program payment agreements.

(F) Retiree Mailing Records: These records contain the name and address furnished by Public Debt retirees requesting mailings of newsletters and other special mailings.

Authority for Maintenance of the System:

5 U.S.C. 301; 31 U.S.C. 321.

Purpose(s):

These records are collected and maintained to document various aspects of a person's employment with the Bureau of the Public Debt and to assure the orderly processing of administrative actions within the Bureau.

Routine Uses Of Records Maintained In The System, Including Categories Of Users And The Purposes Of Such Uses:

These records may be disclosed to:

(1) The Office of Personnel Management, the Merit Systems Protection Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Federal Labor Relations Authority upon authorized request;

(2) Other Federal, State, or local agencies, such as a State employment compensation board or housing administration agency, so that the agency may adjudicate an individual's eligibility for a benefit, or liability in such matters as child support;

(3) Creditors, potential creditors, landlords, and potential landlords when they request employment data or salary information for purposes of processing the employee's loan, mortgage, or apartment rental application (when information is requested by telephone, only verification of information supplied by the caller will be provided);

(4) Next-of-kin, voluntary guardians, and other representative or successor in interest of a deceased or incapacitated employee or former employee;

(5) Unions recognized as exclusive bargaining representatives under 5 U.S.C. chapter 71, arbitrators, and other parties responsible for the administration of the Federal labor-management program if needed in the performance of their authorized duties;

(6) Private creditors for the purpose of garnishing wages of an employee if a debt has been reduced to a judgment;

(7) Authorized Federal and non-Federal entities for use in approved computer matching efforts, limited to those data elements considered Start Printed Page 33941necessary in making a determination of eligibility under particular benefit programs administered by those agencies or entities, to improve program integrity, and to collect debts and other monies owed to those agencies or entities or to the Bureau of the Public Debt;

(8) Contractors of the Bureau for the purpose of processing personnel and administrative records;

(9) Other Federal, State, or local agencies in connection with the hiring or retention of an individual, the issuance of a security clearance, the conducting of a security or suitability investigation of an individual, the issuance of a license, contract, grant, or other benefit;

(10) Congressional offices in response to an inquiry made at the request of the individual to whom the record pertains;

(11) Other Federal agencies to effect salary or administrative offset for the purpose of collecting a debt, except that addresses obtained from the Internal Revenue Service shall not be disclosed to other agencies;

(12) Consumer reporting agencies, including mailing addresses obtained from the Internal Revenue Service to obtain credit reports;

(13) Debt collection agencies, including mailing addresses obtained from the Internal Revenue Service, for debt collection services;

(14) Appropriate Federal, State, local, or foreign agencies responsible for investigating or prosecuting the violations of, or for enforcing or implementing a statute, rule, regulation, order, or license, where the disclosing agency becomes aware of an indication of a violation or potential violation of civil or criminal law or regulation;

(15) A court, magistrate, or administrative tribunal in the course of presenting evidence, including disclosures to opposing counsel or witnesses in the course of civil discovery, litigation, or settlement negotiations or in connection with criminal law proceedings or in response to a subpoena;

(16) Third parties during the course of an investigation to the extent necessary to obtain information pertinent to the investigation.

Disclosure to Consumer Reporting Agencies:

Debtor information is also furnished, in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(12) and section 3 of the Debt Collection Act of 1982, to consumer reporting agencies to encourage repayment of an overdue debt.

Policies and Practices for Storing, Retrieving, Accessing, Retaining, and Disposing of Records in the System:

Storage:

Records in this system are stored on paper, microform, or in electronic media.

Retrievability:

By name, social security number, or other assigned identifier.

Safeguards:

These records are maintained in controlled access areas. Identification cards are verified to ensure that only authorized personnel are present. Electronic records are protected by restricted access procedures, including the use of passwords and sign-on protocols which are periodically changed. Only employees whose official duties require access are allowed to view, administer, and control these records. Copies of records maintained on computer have the same limited access as paper records.

Retention and Disposal:

Records are maintained in accordance with National Archives and Records Administration retention schedules. Paper and microform records ready for disposal are destroyed by shredding or maceration. Records in electronic media are electronically erased using accepted techniques.

System Manager(s) and Address:

(A) Human Resources Records: Directors, Human Resources Division and Human Resources Operations Division.

(B) Equal Employment Opportunity Records: Equal Employment Opportunity Manager, 200 Third Street, Parkersburg, WV 26106-1328.

(C) Administrative Services Records: Director, Administrative Services Division, 200 Third Street, Parkersburg, WV 26106-1328.

(D) Procurement Records: Director, Division of Procurement, United Building, 5th and Avery Streets, Parkersburg, WV 26106-1328.

(E) Financial Management Records: Director, Accounting Services Division, 200 3rd Street, UNB 6th Floor, Parkersburg, WV 26106-1328.

(F) Retiree Mailing Records: Director, Division of Support Services, 200 Third Street, Parkersburg, WV 26106-1328.

Notification Procedure:

Individuals may submit their requests for determination of whether the system contains records about them or for access to records as provided under “Records Access Procedures.” Requests must be made in compliance with the applicable regulations (31 CFR part 1, subpart C). Requests which do not comply fully with these procedures may result in noncompliance with the request, but will be answered to the extent possible.

Record Access Procedures:

(1) A request for access to records must be in writing, signed by the individual concerned, identify the system of records, and clearly indicate that the request is made pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974. If the individual is seeking access in person, identity may be established by the presentation of a single official document bearing the individual's photograph or by the presentation of two items of identification without the photograph but showing a name and signature. If the individual is seeking access by mail, identity may be established by presenting a signature, address, and one other identifier such as a photocopy of an official document bearing the individual's signature. The Bureau of the Public Debt reserves the right to require additional verification of an individual's identity.

(2) Submit requests to the appropriate office as shown under “System Manager and Address” above.

(3) The request must state whether the requester wishes to be notified that the record exists or desires to inspect or obtain a copy of the record. If a copy of the record is desired, the requester must agree to pay the fees for copying the documents in accordance with 31 CFR 1.26(d)(2)(ii).

Contesting Record Procedures:

Initial amendment requests: (1) A request by an individual contesting the content of records or for correction of records must be in writing, signed by the individual involved, identify the system of records, and clearly state that the request is made pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974. If the request is made in person, identity may be established by the presentation of a single official document bearing the individual's photograph or by the presentation of two items of identification without the photograph but instead showing a name and signature. If the request is made by mail, identity may be established by the presentation of a signature, address, and one other identifier such as a photocopy of an official document bearing the individual's signature. The Bureau of the Public Debt reserves the right to require additional verification of an individual's identity.Start Printed Page 33942

(2) Submit requests to the appropriate office as shown under “System Manager and Address” above.

(3) The request must specify:

(a) The dates of records in question,

(b) The specific records alleged to be incorrect,

(c) The correction requested, and

(d) The reasons.

(4) The request must include available evidence in support of the request.

Appeals from an initial denial of a request for correction of records:

(1) An appeal from an initial denial of a request for correction of records must be in writing, signed by the individual involved, identify the system of records, and clearly state that it is made pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974. If the individual is making an appeal in person, identity may be established by the presentation of a single official document bearing the individual's photograph or by the presentation of two items of identification without the photograph but showing a name and signature. If the individual is making an appeal by mail, identity may be established by the presentation of a signature, address, and one other identifier such as a photocopy of an official document bearing the individual's signature. The Bureau of the Public Debt reserves the right to require additional verification of an individual's identity.

(2) Appellate determinations will be made by the Commissioner of the Public Debt or the delegate of such officer. Appeals should be addressed to, or delivered personally to: Chief Counsel, Bureau of the Public Debt, 799 9th Street, NW, Room 501, Washington, DC 20239-0001 (or as otherwise provided for in the applicable appendix to 31 CFR part 1, subpart C), within 35 days of the individual's receipt of the initial denial of the requested correction.

(3) An appeal must be marked “Privacy Act Amendment Appeal” and specify:

(a) The records to which the appeal relates,

(b) The date of the initial request made for correction of the records, and

(c) The date the initial denial of the request for correction was received.

(4) An appeal must also specify the reasons for the requester's disagreement with the initial denial of correction and must include any applicable supporting evidence.

Record Source Categories:

Information in this system of records is provided by the subject of the record, authorized representatives, supervisor, employers, medical personnel, other employees, other Federal, State, or local agencies, and commercial entities.

Exemptions Claimed For The System:

None.

TREASURY/BPD.002

System Name:

United States Savings-Type Securities-Treasury/BPD.

System Location:

Bureau of the Public Debt, Washington, DC, and Parkersburg, WV. Federal Reserve Banks and Branches located at: Buffalo, NY; Kansas City, MO; Minneapolis, MN; Pittsburgh, PA, and Richmond, VA.

Categories of Individuals Covered by the System:

Present and former owners of, claimants to, persons entitled to, and inquirers concerning United States savings-type securities and interest thereon, including, but not limited to, United States Savings Bonds, Savings Notes, Retirement Plan Bonds, and Individual Retirement Bonds.

Categories of Records in the System:

(1) Issuance: Records relating to registration, issuance, and correspondence in connection with issuance of savings-type securities. This category includes records of current income savings bonds processed under an automated system which will permit access by selected Federal Reserve Banks and Branches.

(2) Holdings: Records documenting ownership, status, payments by date and account numbers, and inscription information; interest activity; correspondence in connection with notice of change of name and address; non-receipt or over- or underpayments of interest and principal; and numerical registers of ownership. Such records include information relating to savings-type securities held in safekeeping in conjunction with the Department's program to deliver such securities to the owners or persons entitled. This category includes records of current income savings bonds processed under an automated system which will permit access by selected Federal Reserve Banks and Branches.

(3) Transactions (redemptions, payments, and reissues): Records, which include securities transaction requests; interest activity; legal papers supporting transactions; applications for disposition or payment of securities and/or interest thereon of deceased or incapacitated owners; records of retired securities; and payment records. This category includes records of current income savings bonds processed under an automated system which will permit access by selected Federal Reserve Banks and Branches.

(4) Claims: Records including correspondence concerning lost, stolen, destroyed, or mutilated savings-type securities; bonds of indemnity; legal documents supporting claims for relief; and records of caveats entered.

(5) Inquiries: Records of correspondence with individuals who have requested information concerning savings-type securities and/or interest thereon.

Authority for Maintenance of the System:

5 U.S.C. 301; 31 U.S.C. 3101, et seq.

Purposes:

Information in this system of records is collected and maintained to enable Public Debt and its agents to issue savings bonds, to process transactions, to make payments, and to identify owners and their accounts.

Routine Uses Of Records Maintained In The System, Including Categories Of Users And The Purposes Of Such Uses:

These records may be disclosed to:

(1) Agents or contractors of the Department for the purpose of administering the public debt of the United States;

(2) Next-of-kin, voluntary guardian, legal representative or successor in interest of a deceased or incapacitated owner of securities and others entitled to the reissue, distribution, or payment for the purpose of assuring equitable and lawful disposition of securities and interest;

(3) Either coowner for bonds registered in that form or to the beneficiary for bonds registered in that form, provided that acceptable proof of death of the owner is submitted;

(4) The Internal Revenue Service for the purpose of facilitating collection of the tax revenues of the United States;

(5) The Department of Justice in connection with lawsuits to which the Department of the Treasury is a party to trustees in bankruptcy for the purpose of carrying out their duties;

(6) The Veterans Administration and selected veterans' publications for the purpose of locating owners or other persons entitled to undeliverable bonds held in safekeeping by the Department;

(7) Other Federal agencies to effect salary or administrative offset for the purpose of collecting debts;

(8) A consumer reporting agency, including mailing addresses obtained from the Internal Revenue Service, to obtain credit reports;

(9) A debt collection agency, including mailing addresses obtained from the Internal Revenue Service, for debt collection services; Start Printed Page 33943

(10) Contractors conducting Treasury-sponsored surveys, polls, or statistical analyses relating to the marketing or administration of the public debt of the United States;

(11) Appropriate Federal, State, local, or foreign agencies responsible for investigating or prosecuting the violations of, or for enforcing or implementing, a statute, rule, regulation, order, or license;

(12) A court, magistrate, or administrative tribunal in the course of presenting evidence, including disclosures to opposing counsel or witnesses in the course of civil discovery, litigation, or settlement negotiations or in connection with criminal law proceedings or in response to a subpoena;

(13) A Congressional office in response to an inquiry made at the request of the individual to whom the record pertains;

(14) Disclose through computer matching information on individuals owing debts to the Bureau of the Public Debt to other Federal agencies for the purpose of determining whether the debtor is a Federal employee or retiree receiving payments which may be used to collect the debt through administrative or salary offset;

(15) Disclose through computer matching information on holdings of savings-type securities to requesting Federal agencies under approved agreements limiting the information to that which is relevant in making a determination of eligibility for Federal benefits administered by those agencies; and

(16) Disclose through computer matching, information on individuals with whom the Bureau of the Public Debt has lost contact, to other Federal agencies for the purpose of utilizing letter forwarding services to advise these individuals that they should contact the Bureau about returned payments and/or matured, unredeemed securities.

Disclosures to consumer reporting agencies:

Debtor information is also furnished, in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(12) and section 3 of the Debt Collection Act of 1982, to consumer reporting agencies to encourage repayment of an overdue debt.

Policies and Practices for Storing, Retrieving, Accessing, Retaining, and Disposing of Records in the System:

Storage:

Records in this system are stored on paper, microform, or in electronic media.

Retrievability:

Information can be retrieved alphabetically by name, address, and period of time the security was issued, by bond serial numbers, other assigned identifier, or, in some cases, numerically by social security number. In the case of securities, except Series G savings bonds, registered in more than one name, information relating thereto can be retrieved only by the names, or, in some cases, the social security number of the registrants, primarily the registered owners or first-named coowners. In the case of gift bonds inscribed with the social security number of the purchaser, bonds are retrieved under that number, or by bond serial number.

Safeguards:

Information is contained in secure buildings or in areas which are occupied either by officers and responsible employees of Public Debt who are subject to personnel screening procedures and to the Treasury Department Code of Conduct or by agents of Public Debt who are required to maintain proper control over records while in their custody. Additionally, since in most cases, numerous steps are involved in the retrieval process, unauthorized persons would be unable to retrieve information in meaningful form. Information stored in electronic media is safeguarded by automatic data processing security procedures in addition to physical security measures. Additionally, for those categories of records stored in computers with online terminal access, the information cannot be accessed without proper passwords and preauthorized functional capability.

Retention and Disposal:

Records of holdings, forms, documents, and other legal papers which constitute the basis for transactions subsequent to original issue are maintained for such time as is necessary to protect the legal rights and interests of the United States Government and the persons affected, or otherwise until they are no longer historically significant. Other records are disposed of at varying intervals in accordance with records retention schedules reviewed and approved by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Paper and microform records ready for disposal are destroyed by shredding or maceration. Records in electronic media are electronically erased using accepted techniques.

System Manager(s) and Address:

Assistant Commissioner, Securities Operations, Parkersburg, WV 26106-1328.

Notification Procedure:

Individuals may submit their requests for determination of whether the system contains records about them or for access to records as provided under “Records Access Procedures.” Requests must be made in compliance with the applicable regulations (31 CFR part 1, subpart C). Requests which do not comply fully with these procedures may result in noncompliance with the request, but will be answered to the extent possible.

Record Access Procedures:

(1) A request for access to records must be in writing, signed by the individual concerned, identify the system of records, and clearly indicate that the request is made pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974. If the individual is seeking access in person, identity may be established by the presentation of a single official document bearing the individual's photograph or by the presentation of two items of identification without the photograph but showing a name and signature. If the individual is seeking access by mail, identity may be established by presenting a signature, address, and one other identifier such as a photocopy of an official document bearing the individual's signature. The Bureau of the Public Debt reserves the right to require additional verification of an individual's identity.

(2) The request must state whether the requester wishes to be notified that the record exists or desires to inspect or obtain a copy of the record. If a copy of the record is desired, the requester must agree to pay the fees for copying the documents in accordance with 31 CFR 1.26(d)(2)(ii).

(3) Requests by individuals about securities they own:

(a) For current income savings bonds: Individuals may make inquiries at a Federal Reserve Bank or Branch or directly to the Bureau of the Public Debt, Investor Services, Current Income Services Division, Parkersburg, WV 26106-1328. If the particular Federal Reserve Bank or Branch cannot access the particular record, the individual will be advised to contact the Bureau of the Public Debt. Individuals must provide sufficient information, including their address and social security number, to identify themselves as owner or coowner of the securities. They should provide the complete bond serial numbers, including alphabetic prefixes Start Printed Page 33944and suffixes, if known. Otherwise, the series, approximate date, form of registration, and, except for Series G Savings Bonds registered in coownership form, the names and social security numbers of all persons named in the registration should be provided. If a Case Identification Number is known, that should be provided.

(b) For all other types of securities covered by this system of records: Individuals should contact the following: Bureau of the Public Debt, Investor Services, Accrual Services Division, Parkersburg, WV 26106-1328. Individuals should provide sufficient information, including their address and social security number, to identify themselves as owner or coowner of the securities. Individuals must provide sufficient information to identify the securities, such as type or series of security, approximate date of issue, serial number, form of registration, and the name and social security number of the first-named coowner, or in the case of gift bonds the social security number of the purchaser if that number was used.

(4) Requests by anyone other than individuals named on securities must contain sufficient information to identify the securities; this would include type or series of securities, approximate date of issue, serial number, and form of registration. These requests will be honored only if the identity and right of the requester to the information have been established. Send requests to the addresses shown in (3)(a) or (3)(b) above, depending on the type of security involved.

(a) Requests by a beneficiary for information concerning securities registered in beneficiary form must be accompanied by the name and social security number of the owner and by proof of death of the registered owner.

(b) Requests for records of holdings or other information concerning a deceased or incapacitated individual must be accompanied either by evidence of the requester's appointment as legal representative of the estate of the individual or by a statement attesting that no such representative has been appointed and giving the nature of the relationship between the requester and the individual.

Contesting Record Procedures:

Initial amendment requests: (1) A request by an individual contesting the content of records or for correction of records must be in writing, signed by the individual involved, identify the system of records, and clearly state that the request is made pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974. If the request is made in person, identity may be established by the presentation of a single official document bearing the individual's photograph or by the presentation of two items of identification without the photograph but instead showing a name and signature. If the request is made by mail, identity may be established by the presentation of a signature, address, and one other identifier such as a photocopy of an official document bearing the individual's signature. The Bureau of the Public Debt reserves the right to require additional verification of an individual's identity.

(2) Submit requests to the appropriate office as shown under “System Manager and Address” above.

(3) The request must specify:

(a) The dates of records in question,

(b) The specific records alleged to be incorrect,

(c) The correction requested, and

(d) The reasons.

(4) The request must include available evidence in support of the request.

Appeals from an initial denial of a request for correction of records: (1) An appeal from an initial denial of a request for correction of records must be in writing, signed by the individual involved, identify the system of records, and clearly state that it is made pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974. If the individual is making an appeal in person, identity may be established by the presentation of a single official document bearing the individual's photograph or by the presentation of two items of identification without the photograph but showing a name and signature. If the individual is making an appeal by mail, identity may be established by the presentation of a signature, address, and one other identifier such as a photocopy of an official document bearing the individual's signature. The Bureau of the Public Debt reserves the right to require additional verification of an individual's identity.

(2) Appellate determinations will be made by the Commissioner of the Public Debt or the delegate of such officer. Appeals should be addressed to, or delivered personally to: Chief Counsel, Bureau of the Public Debt, 799 9th Street, NW., Room 501, Washington, DC 20239-0001 (or as otherwise provided for in the applicable appendix to 31 CFR part 1, subpart C), within 35 days of the individual's receipt of the initial denial of the requested correction.

(3) An appeal must be marked “Privacy Act Amendment Appeal” and specify:

(a) The records to which the appeal relates,

(b) The date of the initial request made for correction of the records, and

(c) The date the initial denial of the request for correction was received.

(4) An appeal must also specify the reasons for the requester's disagreement with the initial denial of correction and must include any applicable supporting evidence.

Record Source Categories:

Information on records in this system is furnished by the individuals or their authorized representatives as listed in “Categories of Individuals” and issuing agents for securities or is generated within the system itself.

Exemptions Claimed For The System:

None.

TREASURY/BPD.003

System Name:

United States Securities (Other than Savings-Type Securities)-Treasury/BPD.

System Location:

Bureau of the Public Debt, Washington, DC, and Parkersburg, WV. Federal Reserve Banks and Branches located at: Atlanta, GA; Baltimore, MD; Birmingham, AL; Boston, MA; Buffalo, NY; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; El Paso, TX; Houston, TX; Jacksonville, FL; Kansas City, MO; Little Rock, AR; Los Angeles, CA; Louisville, KY; Memphis, TN; Miami, FL; Minneapolis, MN; Nashville, TN; New Orleans, LA; New York, NY; Oklahoma City, OK; Omaha, NE; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Portland, OR; Richmond, VA; Salt Lake City, UT; San Antonio, TX; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; and St. Louis, MO.

Categories of Individuals Covered by the System:

Present and former owners of, subscribers to, claimants to, persons entitled to, and inquirers concerning United States Treasury securities (except savings-type securities) and interest thereon and such securities for which the Treasury acts as agents including, but not limited to, Treasury Bonds, Notes, and Bills; Adjusted Service Bonds; Armed Forces Leave Bonds; and Federal Housing Administration Debentures.

Categories of Records in the System:

(1) Issuance: Records relating to tenders, bids, subscriptions, advices of shipment, requests (applications) for original issue, and correspondence concerning erroneous issue and nonreceipt of securities. Start Printed Page 33945

(2) Holdings: Records of ownership and interest activity on registered or recorded United States securities (other than savings-type securities); records about fees for TreasuryDirect accounts exceeding a stipulated amount; change of name and address notices; correspondence concerning errors in registration or recordation; nonreceipt or over- and underpayments of interest and principal; records of interest activity; records of unclaimed accounts; and letters concerning the New York State tax exemption for veterans of World War I.

(3) Transactions (redemptions, payments, reissues, transfers, and exchanges): Records which include securities transaction requests; records about fees for definitive securities issued; legal papers supporting transactions; applications for transfer, disposition, or payment of securities of deceased or incompetent owners; records of Federal estate tax transactions; certificates of ownership covering paid overdue bearer securities; records of erroneous redemption transactions; records of retired securities; and payment records.

(4) Claims: Records including correspondence concerning lost, stolen, destroyed, or mutilated United States securities (other than savings-type securities) or securities for which the Treasury acts as agent and interest coupons thereon; bonds of indemnity; legal documents supporting claims for relief; and records of caveats entered.

(5) Inquiries: Records of correspondence with individuals who have requested information concerning United States Treasury securities (other than savings-type securities) or securities for which the Treasury acts as agent.

(6) All of the above categories of records except “(4) Claims” include records of Treasury bills, notes, and bonds in the TreasuryDirect Book-entry Securities System.

Authority for Maintenance of the System:

5 U.S.C. 301; 31 U.S.C. 3101 et seq.

Purpose(s):

Information in this system of records is collected and maintained to enable the Bureau of the Public Debt and its agents to issue United States securities (other than savings-type securities), to process transactions, to make payments, and to identify owners and their accounts.

Routine Uses Of Records Maintained In The System, Including Categories Of Users And The Purposes Of Such Uses:

These records may be disclosed to:

(1) Agents or contractors of the Department for the purpose of administering the public debt of the United States;

(2) Next-of-kin, voluntary guardian, legal representative or successor in interest of a deceased or incapacitated owner of securities and others entitled upon transfer, exchange, distribution, or payment for the purpose of assuring equitable and lawful disposition of securities and interest;

(3) Any of the owners if the related securities are registered or recorded in the names of two or more owners;

(4) The Internal Revenue Service for the purpose of facilitating the collection of the tax revenues of the United States;

(5) The Department of Justice in connection with lawsuits to which the Department of the Treasury is a party or to trustees in bankruptcy for the purpose of carrying out their duties;

(6) The Veterans Administration when it relates to the holdings of Armed Forces Leave Bonds to facilitate the redemption or disposition of these securities;

(7) Other Federal agencies to effect salary or administrative offset for the purpose of collecting debts;

(8) A consumer reporting agency, including mailing addresses obtained from the Internal Revenue Service, to obtain credit reports;

(9) A debt collection agency, including mailing addresses obtained from the Internal Revenue Service, for debt collection services;

(10) Contractors conducting Treasury-sponsored surveys, polls, or statistical analyses relating to marketing or administration of the public debt of the United States;

(11) Appropriate Federal, State, local, or foreign agencies responsible for investigating or prosecuting the violations of, or for enforcing or implementing, a statute, rule, regulation, order, or license;

(12) A court, magistrate, or administrative tribunal in the course of presenting evidence, including disclosures to opposing counsel or witnesses in the course of civil discovery, litigation, or settlement negotiations or in connection with criminal law proceedings or in response to a subpoena;

(13) A Congressional office in response to an inquiry made at the request of the individual to whom the record pertains;

(14) Disclose through computer matching information on individuals owing debts to the Bureau of the Public Debt to other Federal agencies for the purpose of determining whether the debtor is a Federal employee or retiree receiving payments which may be used to collect the debt through administrative or salary offset;

(15) Disclose through computer matching information on holdings of Treasury securities to requesting Federal agencies under approved agreements limiting the information to that which is relevant in making a determination of eligibility for Federal benefits administered by those agencies; and

(16) Disclose through computer matching, information on individuals with whom the Bureau of the Public Debt has lost contact, to other Federal agencies for the purpose of utilizing letter forwarding services to advise these individuals that they should contact the Bureau about returned payments and/or matured unredeemed securities.

Disclosures to consumer reporting agencies:

Debtor information is also furnished, in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(12) and section 3 of the Debt Collection Act of 1982, to consumer reporting agencies to encourage repayment of an overdue debt.

Policies and Practices for Storing, Retrieving, Accessing, Retaining, and Disposing of Records in the System:

Storage:

Records in this system are stored on paper, microform, or in electronic media.

Retrievability:

Information can be retrieved by social security account number, other assigned identifier, or, in some cases, alphabetically by name or numerically by security serial number. In the case of securities registered in more than one name, information relating thereto can generally only be retrieved by social security number or by the name of the first-named owner.

Safeguards:

Information is contained in secure buildings, Federal Records Centers, or in areas which are occupied either by officers and responsible employees of the Department who are subject to personnel screening procedures and to the Executive Branch and Treasury Department Standards of Conduct or by agents of the Department who are required by the Department to maintain proper control over records while in their custody. Additionally, since in most cases, numerous steps are involved in the retrieval process, unauthorized persons would be unable to retrieve information in a meaningful form. Information stored in electronic media Start Printed Page 33946is safeguarded by automatic data processing security procedures in addition to physical security measures. Additionally, for those categories of records stored in computers with terminal access, the information cannot be obtained or modified without proper passwords and preauthorized functional capability.

Retention and Disposal:

Records of holdings, forms, documents, and other legal papers which constitute the basis for transactions subsequent to original issue are maintained for such time as is necessary to protect the legal rights and interests of the U.S. Government and the persons affected, or otherwise until they are no longer historically significant. Other records are disposed of at varying intervals in accordance with records retention schedules reviewed and approved by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Paper and microform records ready for disposal are destroyed by shredding or maceration. Records in electronic media are electronically erased using accepted techniques.

System Managers And Address:

Assistant Commissioner, Securities Operations, Bureau of the Public Debt, Parkersburg, WV 26106-1328.

Notification Procedure:

Individuals may submit their requests for determination of whether the system contains records about them or for access to records as provided under “Records Access Procedures.” Requests must be made in compliance with the applicable regulations (31 CFR part 1, subpart C). Requests which do not comply fully with these procedures may result in noncompliance with the request, but will be answered to the extent possible.

Record Access Procedures:

(1) A request for access to records must be in writing, signed by the individual concerned, identify the system of records, and clearly indicate that the request is made pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974. If the individual is seeking access in person, identity may be established by the presentation of a single official document bearing the individual's photograph or by the presentation of two items of identification without the photograph but showing a name and signature. If the individual is seeking access by mail, identity may be established by presenting a signature, address, and one other identifier such as a photocopy of an official document bearing the individual's signature. The Bureau of the Public Debt reserves the right to require additional verification of an individual's identity.

(2) The request must state whether the requester wishes to be notified that the record exists or desires to inspect or obtain a copy of the record. If a copy of the record is desired, the requester must agree to pay the fees for copying the documents in accordance with 31 CFR .26(d)(2)(ii).

(3) Requests by individuals about securities they own:

(a) For Treasury bills, notes, or bonds held in the TreasuryDirect Book-entry Securities System: Individuals may contact the nearest TreasuryDirect Office as listed in the Appendix to this system of records, or the Bureau of the Public Debt, Investor Services, Current Income Services Division, Marketable Assistance Branch, Parkersburg, WV 26106-1328. Individuals should provide sufficient information, including their social security number, to identify themselves as owners of securities and sufficient information, including account number, to identify their TreasuryDirect account.

(b) For all other categories of records in this system of records: Individual owners should contact: Bureau of the Public Debt, Investor Services, Current Income Services Division, Marketable Assistance Branch, Parkersburg, WV 26106-1328. Requests must contain information to identify themselves including name, address, and social security number; the type of security involved such as a registered note or bond, an Armed Forces Leave Bond, etc.; and, to the extent possible specify the loan, issue date, denomination, exact form of registration, and other information about the securities.

(4) Requests by individuals who are representatives of owners or their estates require appropriate authority papers. Write to: Bureau of the Public Debt, Investor Services, Current Income Services Division, Marketable Assistance Branch, Parkersburg, WV 26106-1328, to obtain information on these requirements.

(5) In all cases: The request for information will be honored only if the identity and right of the requester to the information have been established.

Contesting Record Procedures:

Initial amendment requests: (1) A request by an individual contesting the content of records or for correction of records must be in writing, signed by the individual involved, identify the system of records, and clearly state that the request is made pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974. If the request is made in person, identity may be established by the presentation of a single official document bearing the individual's photograph or by the presentation of two items of identification without the photograph but instead showing a name and signature. If the request is made by mail, identity may be established by the presentation of a signature, address, and one other identifier such as a photocopy of an official document bearing the individual's signature. The Bureau of the Public Debt reserves the right to require additional verification of an individual's identity.

(2) Submit requests to the appropriate office as shown under SYSTEM MANAGER AND ADDRESS above.

(3) The request must specify:

(a) The dates of records in question,

(b) The specific records alleged to be incorrect,

(c) The correction requested, and

(d) The reasons.

(4) The request must include available evidence in support of the request.

Appeals from an initial denial of a request for correction of records: (1) An appeal from an initial denial of a request for correction of records must be in writing, signed by the individual involved, identify the system of records, and clearly state that it is made pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974. If the individual is making an appeal in person, identity may be established by the presentation of a single official document bearing the individual's photograph or by the presentation of two items of identification without the photograph but showing a name and signature. If the individual is making an appeal by mail, identity may be established by the presentation of a signature, address, and one other identifier such as a photocopy of an official document bearing the individual's signature. The Bureau of the Public Debt reserves the right to require additional verification of an individual's identity.

(2) Appellate determinations will be made by the Commissioner of the Public Debt or the delegate of such officer. Appeals should be addressed to, or delivered personally to: Chief Counsel, Bureau of the Public Debt, 799 9th Street, NW., Room 501, Washington, DC 20239-0001 (or as otherwise provided for in the applicable appendix to 31 CFR part 1, subpart C), within 35 days of the individual's receipt of the initial denial of the requested correction.

(3) An appeal must be marked PRIVACY ACT AMENDMENT APPEAL and specify:

(a) The records to which the appeal relates, Start Printed Page 33947

(b) The date of the initial request made for correction of the records, and

(c) The date the initial denial of the request for correction was received.

(4) An appeal must also specify the reasons for the requester's disagreement with the initial denial of correction and must include any applicable supporting evidence.

Record Source Categories:

Information contained in records in the system is furnished by the individuals or their authorized representatives as listed in CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS, or is generated within the system itself.

Exemptions Claimed For The System:

None.

Appendix of TreasuryDirect Contacts

This appendix lists the mailing addresses and telephone numbers of the places that may be contacted by individuals when inquiring about their securities accounts maintained in TreasuryDirect.

TreasuryDirect: P.O. Box 2076, Boston, MA 02106-2076.

TreasuryDirect: P.O. Box 660657, Dallas, TX 75266-0657.

TreasuryDirect: P.O. Box 9150, Minneapolis, MN 55480-9150.

The toll-free telephone number for all three sites is 1-800-722-2678.

TREASURY/BPD.004

System Name:

Controlled Access Security System-Treasury/BPD.

System Location:

Bureau of the Public Debt, Parkersburg, WV.

Categories of Individuals Covered by the System:

Bureau of the Public Debt employees, employees of contractors and service companies, and official visitors.

Categories of Records in the System:

A record is created for each access to designated areas and contains the individual's name; card number; work shift; access level; time, date, and location of each use of the access card at a card reader.

Authority for Maintenance of the System:

31 U.S.C. Sec. 321; 41 CFR 101-20.103.

Purpose:

Information in this system of records is collected and maintained to allow the Bureau of the Public Debt to control and verify access to all Parkersburg, West Virginia Public Debt facilities.

Routine Uses Of Records Maintained In The System, Including Categories Of Users And The Purposes Of Such Uses:

These records may be disclosed to:

(1) Appropriate Federal, State, local, or foreign agencies responsible for investigating or prosecuting the violations of, or for enforcing or implementing a statute, rule, regulation, order, or license;

(2) A Federal, State, or local agency maintaining civil, criminal, or other relevant enforcement information or other pertinent information, which has requested information relevant to or necessary to the requesting agency's or the bureau's hiring or retention of an individual, or issuance of a security clearance, license, contract, grant, or other benefit;

(3) A court, magistrate, or administrative tribunal in the course of presenting evidence, including disclosures to opposing counsel or witnesses in the course of civil discovery, litigation, or settlement negotiations, or in connection with criminal law proceedings, or in response to a subpoena;

(4) A Congressional office in response to an inquiry made at the request of the individual to whom the record pertains;

(5) Unions recognized as exclusive bargaining representatives under the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, 5 U.S.C. 7111 and 7114, arbitrators and other parties responsible for the administration of the Federal labor-management program if needed in the performance of their authorized duties.

Policies and Practices for Storing, Retrieving, Accessing, Retaining, and Disposing of Records in the System:

Storage:

Records in this system are stored on paper, microform, or in electronic media.

Retrievability:

Information on individuals can be retrieved by name or card number or other assigned identifier.

Safeguards:

Both the central system and the peripheral system will have limited accessibility. Paper records and magnetic disks are maintained in locked file cabinets with access limited to those personnel whose official duties require access, such as the systems manager, Bureau security officials, and employee relations specialists. Access to terminals is limited through the use of passwords to those personnel whose official duties require access, as for paper records.

Retention and Disposal:

The retention period is for three years. Paper and microform records ready for disposal are destroyed by shredding or maceration. Records in electronic media are electronically erased using accepted techniques.

System Managers And Address:

Director, Division of Administrative Services, 200 Third Street, Parkersburg, WV 26106-1328.

Notification Procedure:

Individuals may submit their requests for determination of whether the system contains records about them or for access to records as provided under “Records Access Procedures.” Requests must be made in compliance with the applicable regulations (31 CFR part 1, subpart C). Requests which do not comply fully with these procedures may result in noncompliance with the request, but will be answered to the extent possible.

Record Access Procedures:

(1) A request for access to records must be in writing, signed by the individual concerned, identify the system of records, and clearly indicate that the request is made pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974. If the individual is seeking access in person, identity may be established by the presentation of a single official document bearing the individual's photograph or by the presentation of two items of identification without the photograph but showing a name and signature. If the individual is seeking access by mail, identity may be established by presenting a signature, address, and one other identifier such as a photocopy of an official document bearing the individual's signature. The Bureau of the Public Debt reserves the right to require additional verification of an individual's identity.

(2) Submit requests to the appropriate office as shown under “System Manager and Address” above.

(3) The request must state whether the requester wishes to be notified that the record exists or desires to inspect or obtain a copy of the record. If a copy of the record is desired, the requester must agree to pay the fees for copying the documents in accordance with 31 CFR 1.26(d)(2)(ii).

Contesting Record Procedures:

Initial amendment requests: (1) A request by an individual contesting the content of records or for correction of records must be in writing, signed by the individual involved, identify the system of records, and clearly state that Start Printed Page 33948the request is made pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974. If the request is made in person, identity may be established by the presentation of a single official document bearing the individual's photograph or by the presentation of two items of identification without the photograph but instead showing a name and signature. If the request is made by mail, identity may be established by the presentation of a signature, address, and one other identifier such as a photocopy of an official document bearing the individual's signature. The Bureau of the Public Debt reserves the right to require additional verification of an individual's identity.

(2) Submit requests to the appropriate office as shown under “System Manager and Address” above.

(3) The request must specify:

(a) The dates of records in question,

(b) The specific records alleged to be incorrect,

(c) The correction requested, and

(d) The reasons.

(4) The request must include available evidence in support of the request.

Appeals from an initial denial of a request for correction of records: (1) An appeal from an initial denial of a request for correction of records must be in writing, signed by the individual involved, identify the system of records, and clearly state that it is made pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974. If the individual is making an appeal in person, identity may be established by the presentation of a single official document bearing the individual's photograph or by the presentation of two items of identification without the photograph but showing a name and signature. If the individual is making an appeal by mail, identity may be established by the presentation of a signature, address, and one other identifier such as a photocopy of an official document bearing the individual's signature. The Bureau of the Public Debt reserves the right to require additional verification of an individual's identity.

(2) Appellate determinations will be made by the Commissioner of the Public Debt or the delegate of such officer. Appeals should be addressed to, or delivered personally to: Chief Counsel, Bureau of the Public Debt, 799 9th Street, NW, Room 501, Washington, DC 20239-0001 (or as otherwise provided for in the applicable appendix to 31 CFR part 1, subpart C), within 35 days of the individual's receipt of the initial denial of the requested correction.

(3) An appeal must be marked “Privacy Act Amendment Appeal” and specify:

(a) The records to which the appeal relates,

(b) The date of the initial request made for correction of the records, and

(c) The date the initial denial of the request for correction was received.

(4) An appeal must also specify the reasons for the requester's disagreement with the initial denial of correction and must include any applicable supporting evidence.

Record Source Categories:

The individual concerned, his/her supervisor, or an official of the individual's firm or agency.

Exemptions Claimed For The System:

None.

TREASURY/BPD.005

System Name:

Employee Assistance Records-Treasury/BPD.

System Location:

Bureau of the Public Debt, 200 Third Street, Parkersburg, WV; and Avery Street Building, 320 Avery Street, Parkersburg, WV. This system covers Public Debt employee assistance records that are maintained by another Federal, State, or local government, or contractor under an agreement with Public Debt directly or through another entity to provide the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) functions. The address of the other agency or contractor may be obtained from the system manager below.

Categories of Individuals Covered by the System:

Public Debt employees and former employees who will be or have been counseled, either by self-referral or supervisory-referral regarding drug abuse, alcohol, emotional health, or other personal problems. Where applicable, this system also covers family members of these employees when the family member utilizes the services of the EAP as part of the employee's counseling or treatment process.

Categories of Records in the System:

This system contains records of each employee and, in some cases, family members of the employee who have utilized the Employee Assistance Program for a drug, alcohol, emotional, or personal problem. Examples of information which may be found in each record are the individual's name, social security number, date of birth, grade, job title, home address, telephone numbers, supervisor's name and telephone number, assessment of problem, and referrals to treatment facilities and outcomes.

Authority for Maintenance of the System:

5 U.S.C. 301, 7361, 7362, 7904; 44 U.S.C. 3101.

Purpose(s):

To provide a history and record of the employee counseling session.

Routine Uses Of Records Maintained In The System, Including Categories Of Users And The Purposes Of Such Uses:

These records may be disclosed to:

(1) An entity under contract with Public Debt for the purpose of providing the EAP function;

(2) Medical personnel to the extent necessary to meet a bona fide medical emergency in accordance with the Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records regulations (42 CFR part 2);

(3) Qualified personnel for the purpose of conducting scientific research, management audits, financial audits, or program evaluation, provided individual identifiers are not disclosed in any manner, in accordance with the Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records regulations (42 CFR part 2);

(4) A third party upon authorization by an appropriate order of a court of competent jurisdiction granted after application showing good cause therefor, in accordance with the Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records regulations (42 CFR part 2);

(5) The Department of Justice or other appropriate Federal agency in defending claims against the United States when the records are not covered by the Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records regulations at 42 CFR part 2.

Policies and Practices for Storing, Retrieving, Accessing, Retaining, and Disposing of Records in the System:

Storage:

Records in this system are stored on paper, microform, or in electronic media.

Retrievability:

These records are retrieved by the name and social security number or other assigned identifier of the individual on whom they are maintained.

Safeguards:

Records are maintained in a secure room in a locked file cabinet, safe, or similar container when not in use. Automated records are protected by restricted access procedures. Access to Start Printed Page 33949records is strictly limited to agency or contractor officials with a bona fide need for the records. When Public Debt contracts with an entity for the purpose of providing the EAP functions, the contractor shall be required to maintain Privacy Act safeguards with respect to such records.

Retention and Disposal:

The retention period is three years after termination of counseling or until any litigation is resolved. Then the records are destroyed.

System Manager(s) and Address:

Director, Human Resources Division, Bureau of the Public Debt, 200 Third Street, Parkersburg, WV 26106-1328.

Notification Procedure:

Individuals may submit their requests for determination of whether the system contains records about them or for access to records as provided under “Records Access Procedures.” Requests must be made in compliance with the applicable regulations (31 CFR part 1, subpart C). Requests which do not comply fully with these procedures may result in noncompliance with the request, but will be answered to the extent possible.

Record Access Procedures:

After you contact the contractor, following are the steps which will be required:

(1) A request for access to records must be in writing, signed by the individual concerned, identify the system of records, and clearly indicate that the request is made pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974. If the individual is seeking access in person, identity may be established by the presentation of a single official document bearing the individual's photograph or by the presentation of two items of identification without the photograph but showing a name and signature. If the individual is seeking access by mail, identity may be established by presenting a signature, address, and one other identifier such as a photocopy of an official document bearing the individual's signature. The contractor reserves the right to require additional verification of an individual's identity.

(2) Submit requests to the contractor. For information about how to contact the contractor, write to the appropriate office as shown under “System Manager and Address” above.

(3) The request must state whether the requester wishes to be notified that the record exists or desires to inspect or obtain a copy of the record. If a copy of the record is desired, the requester must agree to pay the fees for copying the documents in accordance with 31 CFR 1.26(d)(2)(ii).

Contesting Record Procedures:

Initial amendment requests: After you contact the contractor, following are the steps that will be required:

(1) A request by an individual contesting the content of records or for correction of records must be in writing, signed by the individual involved, identify the system of records, and clearly state that the request is made pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974. If the request is made in person, identity may be established by the presentation of a single official document bearing the individual's photograph or by the presentation of two items of identification without the photograph but instead showing a name and signature. If the request is made by mail, identity may be established by the presentation of a signature, address, and one other identifier such as a photocopy of an official document bearing the individual's signature. The contractor reserves the right to require additional verification of an individual's identity.

(2) Submit requests to the contractor. For information about how to contact the contractor, write to the appropriate office as shown under “System Manager and Address” above.

(3) The request must specify:

(a) The dates of records in question,

(b) The specific records alleged to be incorrect,

(c) The correction requested, and

(d) The reasons.

(4) The request must include available evidence in support of the request.

Appeals from an initial denial of a request for correction of records:

(1) An appeal from an initial denial of a request for correction of records must be in writing, signed by the individual involved, identify the system of records, and clearly state that it is made pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974. If the individual is making an appeal in person, identity may be established by the presentation of a single official document bearing the individual's photograph or by the presentation of two items of identification without the photograph but showing a name and signature. If the individual is making an appeal by mail, identity may be established by the presentation of a signature, address, and one other identifier such as a photocopy of an official document bearing the individual's signature. The Bureau of the Public Debt reserves the right to require additional verification of an individual's identity.

(2) Appellate determinations will be made by the Commissioner of the Public Debt or the delegate of such officer. Appeals should be addressed to, or delivered personally to: Chief Counsel, Bureau of the Public Debt, 799 9th Street, NW, Room 501, Washington, DC 20239-0001 (or as otherwise provided for in the applicable appendix to 31 CFR part 1, subpart C), within 35 days of the individual's receipt of the initial denial of the requested correction.

(3) An appeal must be marked “Privacy Act Amendment Appeal” and specify:

(a) The records to which the appeal relates,

(b) The date of the initial request made for correction of the records, and

(c) The date the initial denial of the request for correction was received.

(4) An appeal must also specify the reasons for the requester's disagreement with the initial denial of correction and must include any applicable supporting evidence.

Record Source Categories:

Information in this system of records comes from the individual to whom it applies, the supervisor of the individual if the individual was referred by a supervisor, or the contractor's staff member who records the counseling session.

Exemptions Claimed For The System:

None.

TREASURY/BPD.006

System Name:

Health Service Program Records-Treasury/BPD.

System Location:

Bureau of the Public Debt, 200 Third Street, Parkersburg, WV; and Avery Street Building, 320 Avery Street, Parkersburg, WV.

Categories of Individuals Covered by the System:

(1) Bureau of the Public Debt employees who receive services under the Federal Employee Health Services Program from the Public Debt Health Unit in Parkersburg, West Virginia.

(2) Federal employees of other organizations in the Parkersburg, West Virginia vicinity who receive services under the Federal Employee Health Services Program from the Public Debt Health Unit in Parkersburg, West Virginia.

(3) Non-Federal individuals working in or visiting the buildings, who may receive emergency treatment from the Public Debt Health Unit in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Start Printed Page 33950

Categories of Records in the System:

This system is comprised of records developed as a result of an individual's utilization of services provided under the Federal Government's Health Service Program. These records contain information such as: Examination, diagnostic, assessment and treatment data; laboratory findings; nutrition and dietetic files; nursing notes; immunization records; blood donor records; CPR training; First Aider; names, social security number, date of birth, handicap code, addresses, and telephone numbers of individual; name, address, and telephone number of individual's physician; name, address, and telephone number of hospital; name, address, and telephone number of emergency contact; and information obtained from the individual's physician; and record of requested accesses by any Public Debt employee (other than Health Unit personnel) who has an official need for the information.

Note:

This system does not cover records related to counseling for drug, alcohol, or other problems covered by System No. Treasury/BPD .005-Employee Assistance Records. Medical records relating to a condition of employment or an on-the-job occurrence are covered by the Office of Personnel Management's System of Records No. OPM/GOVT-10-Employee Medical File System Records.

Authority for Maintenance of the System:

5 U.S.C. 7901.

Purpose(s):

These records document an individual's utilization on a voluntary basis of health services provided under the Federal Government's Health Service Program at the Health Unit at the Bureau of the Public Debt in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Data is necessary to ensure proper evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and referral to maintain continuity of care; a medical history of care received by the individual; planning for further care of the individual; a means of communication among health care members who contribute to the individual's care; a legal document of health care rendered; a tool for evaluating the quality of health care rendered.

Routine Uses Of Records Maintained In The System, Including Categories Of Users And The Purposes Of Such Uses:

These records may be disclosed to:

(1) Medical personnel under a contract agreement with Public Debt;

(2) A Federal, State, or local public health service agency as required by applicable law, concerning individuals who have contracted certain communicable diseases or conditions. Such information is used to prevent further outbreak of the disease or condition;

(3) Appropriate Federal, State, or local agencies responsible for investigation of an accident, disease, medical condition, or injury as required by pertinent legal authority;

(4) The Department of Justice in connection with lawsuits in which the Department of the Treasury is a party or has an interest;

(5) A Federal agency responsible for administering benefits programs in connection with a claim for benefits filed by an employee;

(6) A Congressional office from the record of an individual in response to an inquiry from the Congressional office made at the request of that individual;

(7) A court, magistrate, or administrative tribunal in the course of presenting evidence, including disclosures to opposing counsel or witnesses in the course of civil discovery, litigation, or settlement negotiations, or in response to a subpoena or in connection with criminal law proceedings.

Policies and Practices for Storing, Retrieving, Accessing, Retaining, and Disposing of Records in the System:

Storage:

Records in this system are stored on paper, or in electronic media.

Retrievability:

These records are retrieved by the name or other assigned identifier of the individual to whom they pertain.

Safeguards:

These records are maintained in a secured room with access limited to Health Unit personnel whose duties require access. Medical personnel under a contract agreement who have access to these records are required to maintain adequate safeguards with respect to such records.

Retention and Disposal:

Records are maintained in accordance with National Archives and Records Administration retention schedules. Paper and microform records ready for disposal are destroyed by shredding or maceration. Records in electronic media are electronically erased using accepted techniques.

System Manager(s) and Address:

Director, Division of Administrative Services, Bureau of the Public Debt, Parkersburg, WV 26106-1328.

Notification Procedure:

Individuals may submit their requests for determination of whether the system contains records about them or for access to records as provided under “Records Access Procedures.” Requests must be made in compliance with the applicable regulations (31 CFR part 1, subpart C). Requests which do not comply fully with these procedures may result in noncompliance with the request, but will be answered to the extent possible.

Record Access Procedures:

(1) A request for access to records must be in writing, signed by the individual concerned, identify the system of records, and clearly indicate that the request is made pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974. If the individual is seeking access in person, identity may be established by the presentation of a single official document bearing the individual's photograph or by the presentation of two items of identification without the photograph but showing a name and signature. If the individual is seeking access by mail, identity may be established by presenting a signature, address, and one other identifier such as a photocopy of an official document bearing the individual's signature. The Bureau of the Public Debt reserves the right to require additional verification of an individual's identity.

(2) Submit requests to the appropriate office as shown under “System Manager and Address” above.

(3) The request must state whether the requester wishes to be notified that the record exists or desires to inspect or obtain a copy of the record. If a copy of the record is desired, the requester must agree to pay the fees for copying the documents in accordance with 31 CFR 1.26(d)(2)(ii).

An individual who requests access to a Health Service Program Record shall, at the time the request is made, designate in writing the name of a responsible representative who will be willing to review the record and inform the subject individual of its content. This does not permit the representative to withhold the records from the requester. Rather, the representative is expected to provide access to the records while explaining sensitive or complex information contained in the records.

Contesting Record Procedures:

Initial amendment requests: (1) A request by an individual contesting the content of records or for correction of records must be in writing, signed by the individual involved, identify the system of records, and clearly state that the request is made pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974. If the request is Start Printed Page 33951made in person, identity may be established by the presentation of a single official document bearing the individual's photograph or by the presentation of two items of identification without the photograph but instead showing a name and signature. If the request is made by mail, identity may be established by the presentation of a signature, address, and one other identifier such as a photocopy of an official document bearing the individual's signature. The Bureau of the Public Debt reserves the right to require additional verification of an individual's identity.

(2) Submit requests to the appropriate office as shown under “System Manager and Address” above.

(3) The request must specify:

(a) The dates of records in question,

(b) The specific records alleged to be incorrect,

(c) The correction requested, and

(d) The reasons.

(4) The request must include available evidence in support of the request.

Appeals from an initial denial of a request for correction of records: (1) An appeal from an initial denial of a request for correction of records must be in writing, signed by the individual involved, identify the system of records, and clearly state that it is made pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974. If the individual is making an appeal in person, identity may be established by the presentation of a single official document bearing the individual's photograph or by the presentation of two items of identification without the photograph but showing a name and signature. If the individual is making an appeal by mail, identity may be established by the presentation of a signature, address, and one other identifier such as a photocopy of an official document bearing the individual's signature. The Bureau of the Public Debt reserves the right to require additional verification of an individual's identity.

(2) Appellate determinations will be made by the Commissioner of the Public Debt or the delegate of such officer. Appeals should be addressed to, or delivered personally to: Chief Counsel, Bureau of the Public Debt, 799 9th Street, NW, Room 501, Washington, DC 20239-0001 (or as otherwise provided for in the applicable appendix to 31 CFR part 1, subpart C), within 35 days of the individual's receipt of the initial denial of the requested correction.

(3) An appeal must be marked “Privacy Act Amendment Appeal” and specify:

(a) The records to which the appeal relates,

(b) The date of the initial request made for correction of the records, and

(c) The date the initial denial of the request for correction was received.

(4) An appeal must also specify the reasons for the requester's disagreement with the initial denial of correction and must include any applicable supporting evidence.

Record Source Categories:

Information in this system of records comes from the individual to whom it applies; laboratory reports and test results; Health Unit physicians, nurses, and other medical technicians who have examined, tested, or treated the individual; the individual's personal physician; other Federal employee health units; and other Federal agencies.

Exemptions Claimed For The System:

None.

TREASURY/BPD.007

System Name:

Gifts to Reduce the Public Debt-Treasury/BPD.

System Location:

Bureau of the Public Debt, 200 Third Street, Parkersburg, WV.

Categories of Individuals Covered by the System:

Donors of gifts to reduce the public debt.

Categories of Records in the System:

Correspondence; copies of checks, money orders, or other payments; copies of wills and other legal documents; and other material related to gifts to reduce the public debt, received on or after October 1, 1984, by the Bureau of the Public Debt either directly from the donor or through the donor's Congressional or other representative.

Note:

This system does not cover gifts to reduce the public debt received prior to October 1, 1984, when this function was handled by the Financial Management Service. This system of records does not cover gifts sent to other agencies, such as gifts sent with one's Federal income tax return to the Internal Revenue Service. This system does not include any other gifts to the United States.

Authority for Maintenance of the System:

31 U.S.C. 3113.

Purposes:

These records document the receipt from donors of gifts to reduce the public debt. They provide a record of correspondence acknowledging receipt, information concerning any legal matters, and a record of depositing the gift and accounting for it.

Routine Uses Of Records Maintained In The System, Including Categories Of Users And The Purposes Of Such Uses:

These records may be used to:

(1) Disclose pertinent information to appropriate Federal, State, local, or foreign agencies responsible for investigating or prosecuting the violations of, or for enforcing or implementing a statute, rule, regulation, order, or license;

(2) Disclose information to a court, magistrate, or administrative tribunal in the course of presenting evidence including disclosures to opposing counsel or witnesses in the course of civil discovery, litigation, or settlement negotiations, or in response to a subpoena, or in connection with criminal law proceedings;

(3) Provide information to a Congressional office in response to an inquiry made at the request of the individual to whom the record pertains;

(4) Disclose information to agents or contractors of the Department for the purpose of administering the public debt of the United States;

(5) Disclose information to a legal representative of a deceased donor for the purpose of properly administering the estate of the deceased;

(6) Disclose information to the Internal Revenue Service for the purpose of confirming whether a tax-deductible event has occurred;

(7) Disclose information to the Department of Justice in connection with lawsuits in which the Department of the Treasury is a party or has an interest.

Policies and Practices for Storing, Retrieving, Accessing, Retaining, and Disposing of Records in the System:

Storage:

Records in this system are stored on paper, microform, or in electronic media.

Retrievability:

These records are retrieved by the name of the donor; amount of gift; type of gift; date of gift; social security number of donor, if provided; control number; check number; State code; or other assigned identifier.

Safeguards:

These records are maintained in controlled access areas. Automated records are protected by restricted access procedures. Checks and other payments are stored in locked safes with access limited to personnel whose duties require access.

Retention and Disposal:

Records of gifts to reduce the public debt are maintained in accordance with Start Printed Page 33952National Archives and Records Administration retention schedules. Paper and microform records ready for disposal are destroyed by shredding or maceration. Records in electronic media are electronically erased using accepted techniques.

System Managers And Address:

Branch Manager, Current Income and Transactions Accounting Branch, Division of Accounting Services, Securities Operations, Bureau of the Public Debt, Parkersburg, WV 26101.

Notification Procedure:

Individuals may submit their requests for determination of whether the system contains records about them or for access to records as provided under “Records Access Procedures.” Requests must be made in compliance with the applicable regulations (31 CFR part 1, subpart C). Requests which do not comply fully with these procedures may result in noncompliance with the request, but will be answered to the extent possible.

Record Access Procedures:

(1) A request for access to records must be in writing, signed by the individual concerned, identify the system of records, and clearly indicate that the request is made pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974. If the individual is seeking access in person, identity may be established by the presentation of a single official document bearing the individual's photograph or by the presentation of two items of identification without the photograph but showing a name and signature. If the individual is seeking access by mail, identity may be established by presenting a signature, address, and one other identifier such as a photocopy of an official document bearing the individual's signature. The Bureau of the Public Debt reserves the right to require additional verification of an individual's identity.

(2) Submit requests to the appropriate office as shown under “System Manager and Address” above.

(3) The request must state whether the requester wishes to be notified that the record exists or desires to inspect or obtain a copy of the record. If a copy of the record is desired, the requester must agree to pay the fees for copying the documents in accordance with 31 CFR 1.26(d)(2)(ii).

Contesting Record Procedures:

Initial amendment requests: (1) A request by an individual contesting the content of records or for correction of records must be in writing, signed by the individual involved, identify the system of records, and clearly state that the request is made pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974. If the request is made in person, identity may be established by the presentation of a single official document bearing the individual's photograph or by the presentation of two items of identification without the photograph but instead showing a name and signature. If the request is made by mail, identity may be established by the presentation of a signature, address, and one other identifier such as a photocopy of an official document bearing the individual's signature. The Bureau of the Public Debt reserves the right to require additional verification of an individual's identity.

(2) Submit requests to the appropriate office as shown under “System Manager and Address” above.

(3) The request must specify:

(a) The dates of records in question,

(b) The specific records alleged to be incorrect,

(c) The correction requested, and

(d) The reasons.

(4) The request must include available evidence in support of the request.

Appeals from an initial denial of a request for correction of records: (1) An appeal from an initial denial of a request for correction of records must be in writing, signed by the individual involved, identify the system of records, and clearly state that it is made pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974. If the individual is making an appeal in person, identity may be established by the presentation of a single official document bearing the individual's photograph or by the presentation of two items of identification without the photograph but showing a name and signature. If the individual is making an appeal by mail, identity may be established by the presentation of a signature, address, and one other identifier such as a photocopy of an official document bearing the individual's signature. The Bureau of the Public Debt reserves the right to require additional verification of an individual's identity.

(2) Appellate determinations will be made by the Commissioner of the Public Debt or the delegate of such officer. Appeals should be addressed to, or delivered personally to: Chief Counsel, Bureau of the Public Debt, 799 9th Street, NW, Room 501, Washington, DC 20239-0001 (or as otherwise provided for in the applicable appendix to 31 CFR part 1, subpart C), within 35 days of the individual's receipt of the initial denial of the requested correction.

(3) An appeal must be marked “Privacy Act Amendment Appeal” and specify:

(a) The records to which the appeal relates,

(b) The date of the initial request made for correction of the records, and

(c) The date the initial denial of the request for correction was received.

(4) An appeal must also specify the reasons for the requester's disagreement with the initial denial of correction and must include any applicable supporting evidence.

Record Source Categories:

Information in this system of records comes from the individual to whom it applies, executors, administrators, and other involved persons.

Exemptions Claimed For The System:

None.

TREASURY/BPD.008

System Name:

Retail Treasury Securities Access Application-Treasury/BPD.

System Location:

Records are maintained at the following Public Debt locations:

(1) 200 Third Street, Parkersburg, WV;

(2) Park Center, 90 Park Center, Parkersburg, WV;

(3) H.J. Hintgen Building, 2nd and Avery Streets, Parkersburg, WV;

(4) United Building, 5th and Avery Streets, Parkersburg, WV;

(5) Avery Street Building, 320 Avery Street, Parkersburg, WV., and

(6) 799 9th Street, NW., Washington, DC.

Categories of Individuals Covered by the System:

Records cover those individuals who own or make inquiries concerning United States Treasury securities.

Categories of Records in the System:

The types of personal information collected/used by this system are necessary to ensure the accurate identification of individuals doing business with Public Debt or to provide personalized service to these individuals. The types of personal information presently include or potentially could include the following:

(a) Personal identifiers (name, including previous name used; social security number; physical and electronic addresses; telephone, fax, and pager numbers);

(b) Authentication aids (personal identification number, password, account number, shared-secret identifier, digitized signature, or other unique identifier); Start Printed Page 33953

(c) Customer demographics (age, gender, marital status, income, number in household, etc.); and

(d) Customer preferences (favorite color, hobby, magazine, etc.; preferred sources for information, such as television, newspaper, Internet, etc.; or dates of importance to the customer, such as birth, anniversary, etc.).

Authority for Maintenance of the System:

5 U.S.C. 301; 31 U.S.C. 3101, et seq.

Purpose(s):

The purpose of this system of records is to support Public Debt business processes, process electronic services to the public (E-government), and improve service to investors in Treasury securities.

Routine Uses Of Records Maintained In The System, Including Categories Of Users And The Purposes Of Such Uses:

These records may be disclosed to:

(1) Appropriate Federal, State, local, or foreign agencies or other public authority responsible for investigating or prosecuting the violations of, or for enforcing or implementing a statute, rule, regulation, order or license where the disclosing agency becomes aware of an indication of a violation or potential violation of civil or criminal law or regulation;

(2) A court, magistrate, or administrative tribunal in the course of presenting evidence, including disclosures to opposing counsel or witnesses in the course of civil discovery, litigation, or settlement negotiations, or in response to a court-ordered subpoena, or in connection with criminal law proceedings where relevant or potentially relevant to a proceeding;

(3) A Congressional office in response to an inquiry made at the request of the individual to whom the record pertains;

(4) Agents or contractors who have been engaged to assist the Bureau of the Public Debt in the performance of a service related to this system of records and who need to have access to the records in order to perform the activity;

(5) The Department of Justice when seeking legal advice or when

(a) The Department of the Treasury (agency) or

(b) The Bureau of the Public Debt, or

(c) Any employee of the agency in his or her official capacity, or

(d) Any employee of the agency in his or her individual capacity where the Department of Justice has agreed to represent the employee, or

(e) The United States, where the agency determines that litigation is likely to affect the agency or the Bureau of the Public Debt, is a party to litigation or has an interest in such litigation, and the use of such records by the Department of Justice is deemed by the agency to be relevant and necessary to the litigation.

Policies and Practices for Storing, Retrieving, Accessing, Retaining, and Disposing of Records in the System:

Storage:

Records are maintained on electronic media, multiple client-server platforms that are backed up to magnetic tape, microform, or other storage media, and/or hard copy.

Retrievability:

Records may be retrieved by name, alias names, social security number, account number, or other unique identifier.

Safeguards:

Public Debt has sophisticated Internet firewall security via hardware and software configurations as well as specific monitoring tools. Records are maintained in controlled access areas. Identification cards are verified to ensure that only authorized personnel are present. Electronic records are protected by restricted access procedures, including the use of passwords, sign-on protocols, and user authentication that are periodically changed. Only employees whose official duties require access are allowed to view, administer, and control these records.

Retention and Disposal:

Public Debt is in the process of requesting approval of a new records schedule that will permit records to be maintained for not more than 90 calendar days after the business relationship with the customer ends. These records will not be destroyed until we receive such approval. Paper and microform records ready for disposal are destroyed by shredding or maceration. Records in electronic media are electronically erased using accepted techniques.

System Manager(s) and Address:

Assistant Commissioner and Chief Information Officer, Office of Information Technology, Bureau of the Public Debt, 200 Third Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101.

Notification Procedure:

Individuals may submit their requests for determination of whether the system contains records about them or for access to records as provided under “Records Access Procedures.” Requests must be made in compliance with the applicable regulations (31 CFR part 1, subpart C). Requests which do not comply fully with these procedures may result in noncompliance with the request, but will be answered to the extent possible.

Record Access Procedures:

(1) A request for access to records must be in writing, signed by the individual concerned, identify the system of records, and clearly indicate that the request is made pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974. If the individual is seeking access in person, identity may be established by the presentation of a single official document bearing the individual's photograph or by the presentation of two items of identification without the photograph but showing a name and signature. If the individual is seeking access by mail, identity may be established by presenting a signature, address, and one other identifier such as a photocopy of an official document bearing the individual's signature. The Bureau of the Public Debt reserves the right to require additional verification of an individual's identity.

(2) Submit requests to the appropriate office as shown under “System Manager and Address” above.

(3) The request must state whether the requester wishes to be notified that the record exists or desires to inspect or obtain a copy of the record. If a copy of the record is desired, the requester must agree to pay the fees for copying the documents in accordance with 31 CFR 1.26(d)(2)(ii).

Contesting Record Procedures:

Initial amendment requests: (1) A request by an individual contesting the content of records or for correction of records must be in writing, signed by the individual involved, identify the system of records, and clearly state that the request is made pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974. If the request is made in person, identity may be established by the presentation of a single official document bearing the individual's photograph or by the presentation of two items of identification without the photograph but instead showing a name and signature. If the request is made by mail, identity may be established by the presentation of a signature, address, and one other identifier such as a photocopy of an official document bearing the individual's signature. The Bureau of the Public Debt reserves the right to require additional verification of an individual's identity. Start Printed Page 33954

(2) Submit requests to the appropriate office as shown under “System Manager and Address” above.

(3) The request must specify:

(a) The dates of records in question,

(b) The specific records alleged to be incorrect,

(c) The correction requested, and

(d) The reasons.

(4) The request must include available evidence in support of the request.

Appeals from an initial denial of a request for correction of records: (1) An appeal from an initial denial of a request for correction of records must be in writing, signed by the individual involved, identify the system of records, and clearly state that it is made pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974. If the individual is making an appeal in person, identity may be established by the presentation of a single official document bearing the individual's photograph or by the presentation of two items of identification without the photograph but showing a name and signature. If the individual is making an appeal by mail, identity may be established by the presentation of a signature, address, and one other identifier such as a photocopy of an official document bearing the individual's signature. The Bureau of the Public Debt reserves the right to require additional verification of an individual's identity.

(2) Appellate determinations will be made by the Commissioner of the Public Debt or the delegate of such officer. Appeals should be addressed to, or delivered personally to: Chief Counsel, Bureau of the Public Debt, 799 9th Street, NW., Room 501, Washington, DC 20239-0001 (or as otherwise provided for in the applicable appendix to 31 CFR part 1, subpart C), within 35 days of the individual's receipt of the initial denial of the requested correction.

(3) An appeal must be marked “Privacy Act Amendment Appeal” and specify:

(a) The records to which the appeal relates,

(b) The date of the initial request made for correction of the records, and

(c) The date the initial denial of the request for correction was received.

(4) An appeal must also specify the reasons for the requester's disagreement with the initial denial of correction and must include any applicable supporting evidence.

Record Source Categories:

Information is provided by the individual covered by this system of records or, with their authorization, is derived from other systems of records.

Exemptions Claimed For The System:

None.

TREASURY/BPD.009

System name:

U.S. Treasury Securities Fraud Information System—Treasury/BPD.

System location:

The system of records is located at the Bureau of the Public Debt in Parkersburg, WV and Washington DC as well as the Federal Reserve Banks of Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Richmond, and Minneapolis. This system also covers Public Debt records that are maintained by contractor(s) under agreement. The system manager(s) maintain(s) the system location of these records. The address(es) of the contractor(s) may be obtained from the system manager(s) below.

Categories of Individuals Covered by the System:

Individuals under investigation or who make inquiries or report fraudulent or suspicious activities related to Treasury securities and other U.S. obligations.

Categories of Records in the System:

The types of personal information collected/used by this system are necessary to ensure the accurate identification of individuals who report or make fraudulent transactions involving Treasury securities and other U.S. obligations. The types of personal information potentially could include the following:

(1) Personal identifiers (name, including previous name used, and aliases; Social Security number; Tax Identification Number; physical and electronic addresses; telephone, fax, and pager numbers), and;

(2) Authentication aids (personal identification number, password, account number, credit card number, shared-secret identifier, digitized signature, or other unique identifier).

Supporting records may contain correspondence between Public Debt and the entity or individual submitting a complaint or inquiry, correspondence between Public Debt and the Department of Treasury, or correspondence between Public Debt and law enforcement, regulatory bodies, or other third parties.

Authority for Maintenance of the System:

31 U.S.C. 321(a)(5), 31 U.S.C. 333, 31 U.S.C. 3101, et seq. 31 U.S.C. 5318, and 5 U.S.C. 301.

Purpose(s):

Records in this system are used to: (1) Identify and monitor fraudulent and suspicious activity related to Treasury securities and other U.S. obligations; (2) ensure that Public Debt provides a timely and appropriate notification of a possible violation of law to law enforcement and regulatory agencies; (3) protect the Government and individuals from fraud and loss; (4) prevent the misuse of Treasury names and symbols on fraudulent instruments; and, (5) compile summary reports, that conform with the spirit of the USA Patriot Act's anti-terrorism financing provisions and the Bank Secrecy Act's anti-money laundering provisions, and submit the reports to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).

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

These records may be disclosed to:

(1) Congressional offices in response to an inquiry made at the request of the individual to whom the record pertains;

(2) Appropriate Federal, State, local, or foreign agencies responsible for investigating or prosecuting the violations of, or for enforcing or implementing a statute, rule, regulation, order, or license, where the disclosing agency becomes aware of a potential violation of civil or criminal law or regulation;

(3) A court, magistrate, or administrative tribunal in the course of presenting evidence, including disclosures to opposing counsel or witnesses in the course of civil discovery, litigation, or settlement negotiations or in connection with criminal law proceedings or in response to a subpoena;

(4) Third parties during the course of an investigation to the extent necessary to obtain information pertinent to the investigation;

(5) Agents or contractors who have been engaged to assist Public Debt in the performance of a service related to this system of records and who need to have access to the records in order to perform the activity;

(6) The Department of Justice when seeking legal advice or when (a) the Department of the Treasury or (b) Public Debt, or (c) any employee of the agency in his or her official capacity, or (d) any employee of the agency in his or her individual capacity where the Department of Justice has agreed to represent the employee, or (e) the United States, where the agency determines that litigation is likely to affect the agency, is a party to litigation or has an interest in such litigation, and Start Printed Page 33955the use of such records by the Department of Justice is deemed by the agency to be relevant and necessary to the litigation.

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

Storage:

Records are maintained on electronic media, multiple client-server platforms that are backed-up to magnetic tape or other storage media, and/or hard copy.

Retrievability:

Records may be retrieved by (name, alias name, Social Security number, Tax Identification Number, account number, or other unique identifier).

Safeguards:

These records are maintained in controlled access areas. Identification cards are verified to ensure that only authorized personnel are present. Electronic records are protected by restricted access procedures, including the use of passwords and sign-on protocols which are periodically changed. Only employees whose official duties require access are allowed to view, administer, and control these records. Copies of records maintained on computer have the same limited access as paper records.

Retention and Disposal:

Records are maintained in accordance with National Archives and Records Administration retention schedules. Paper and microform records ready for disposal are destroyed by shredding or maceration. Records in electronic media are electronically erased using accepted techniques.

System Manager(s) and Address:

(1) Assistant Commissioner, Office of Information Technology, Bureau of the Public Debt, 200 Third Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101

(2) Assistant Commissioner, Office of Investor Services, Bureau of the Public Debt, 200 Third Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101

(3) Assistant Commissioner, Office of Securities Operations, Bureau of the Public Debt, 200 Third Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101

(4) Chief Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel, Parkersburg Division, Bureau of the Public Debt, 200 Third Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101

Notification procedure:

This system of records is exempt from the Privacy Act provision on notification procedures. (See “Exemptions Claimed for the System,” below.) An individual wishing to be notified if he or she is named in non-exempt records maintained in this system must submit a written request to the Disclosure Officer. See 31 CFR part 1, Subpart C, appendix I.

Identification Requirements: An individual seeking notification through the mail must establish his or her identity by providing a signature and an address as well as one other identifier bearing the individual's name and signature (such as a photocopy of a driver's license or other official document). An individual seeking notification in person must establish his or her identity by providing proof in the form of a single official document bearing a photograph (such as a passport or identification badge) or two items of identification that bear both a name and signature.

Alternatively, identity may be established by providing a notarized statement, swearing or affirming to an individual's identity, and to the fact that the individual understands the penalties provided in 5 U.S.C. 552a(i)(3) for requesting or obtaining information under false pretenses. Additional documentation establishing identity or qualification for notification may be required, such as in an instance where a legal guardian or representative seeks notification on behalf of another individual.

Record access procedures:

This system of records is exempt from the Privacy Act provision on record access procedures. (See “Notification Procedure” above.)

Contesting record procedures:

This system of records is exempt from the Privacy Act provision on contesting record procedures. (See “Notification Procedure” above.)

Record source categories:

This system of records is exempt from the Privacy Act provision which requires that record source categories be reported. (See “Exemptions Claimed for the System,” below.)

Exemptions claimed for the system:

Records maintained in this system have been designated as exempt from 5 U.S.C. 552a(c)(3), (d)(1), (2), (3), and (4), (e)(1), (e)(4)(G), (H), and (I), and (f) of the Privacy Act pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(2). See 31 CFR 1.36.

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[FR Doc. 05-11503 Filed 6-9-05; 8:45 am]

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