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Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records

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AGENCY:

Office of the Secretary, DoD.

ACTION:

Notice to add a system of records.

SUMMARY:

The Office of the Secretary of Defense proposes to add a system of records to its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.

DATES:

The changes will be effective on March 24, 2006 unless comments are received that would result in a contrary determination.

ADDRESSES:

Send comments to OSD Privacy Act Coordinator, Records Management Section, Washington Headquarters Services, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1155.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ms. Juanita Irvin at (703) 696-4940.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Office of the Secretary of Defense notices for systems of records subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, have been published in the Federal Register and are available from the address above.

The proposed systems reports, as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(r) of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, were submitted on February 7, 2006, to the House Committee on Government Reform, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to paragraph 4c of Appendix I to OMB Circular No. A-130, ‘Federal Agency Responsibilities for Maintaining Records About Individuals,’ dated February 8, 1996 (February 20, 1996, 61 FR 6427).

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Dated: February 14, 2006.

L.M. Bynum,

OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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System name:

The National Security Labor Relations Board (NSLRB).

System location:

National Security Labor Relations Board (NSLRB), 1401 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22209-2325.

Categories of individuals covered by the system:

Current and former civilian Federal Government employees who have filed unfair labor practice charges, negotiability disputes, exceptions to arbitration awards, and impasses with the National Security Labor Relations Board (NSLRB) pursuant to the National Security Personnel System (NSPS).

Categories of records in the system:

Documents relating to the proceedings before the Board, including the name of the individual initiating NSLRB action, statements of witnesses, reports of interviews and hearings, examiner's findings and recommendations, a copy of the original decision, and related correspondence and exhibits.

Authority for maintenance of the system:

The National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2004, Pub. Law 108-136, Section 1101; 5 U.S.C. 9902(m), Labor Management Relations in the Department of Defense; and 5 CFR 9901.907, National Security Labor Relations Board.

Purpose(s):

To establish a system of records that will document adjudication of unfair labor practice charges, negotiability disputes, exceptions to arbitration awards, and impasses filed with the National Security Labor Relations Board.

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

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

To The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, when requested, for performance of functions authorized by law.

To disclose, in response to a request for discovery or for appearance of a witness, information that is relevant to the subject matter involved in a pending judicial or administrative proceeding.

To provide information to officials of labor organizations recognized under 5 U.S.C. 71 when relevant and necessary to their duties of exclusive representation concerning personnel policies, practices, and matters affecting work conditions.

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

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

Storage:

Records are maintained on electronic storage media and paper.

Retrievability:

Records will be retrieved in the system by the following identifiers: Assigned case number; individual's name; labor organizations filing the unfair labor practice charges; negotiability disputes; exceptions to arbitration awards; date, month, year or filing; complaint type; and the organizational component from which the complaint arises.

Safeguards:

Records are maintained in a controlled facility. Physical entry is restricted by the use of locks, guards, and is accessible only to authorized personnel. Access to records is limited to person(s) responsible for servicing the record in performance of their official duties and who are properly screened and cleared for need-to-know. Access to computerized data is restricted by passwords, which are changed periodically.

Retention and disposal:

Records are disposed of 5 years after final resolution of case.

System manager(s) and address:

Executive Director, National Security Personnel System, Program Executive Office, 1401 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22209-2325.

Notification procedure:

Individuals seeking to determine whether this system of records contains information about themselves should address written inquiries to the Executive Director, National Security Personnel System, Program Executive Office, 1401 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22209-2325.

Request should contain name; assigned case number; approximate case date (day, month, and year); case type; the names of the individuals and/or labor organizations filed the unfair labor practice charges; negotiability disputes; exceptions to arbitration awards; and impasses.

Record access procedures:

Individuals seeking access to records about themselves contained in this system of records should address Start Printed Page 9103written inquiries to the Executive Director, National Security Personnel System, Program Executive Office, 1401 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22209-2325.

Request should contain name; assigned case number; approximate case date (day, month, and year); case type; the names of the individuals and/or labor organizations filed the unfair labor practice charges; negotiability disputes; exceptions to arbitration awards; and impasses.

Contesting record procedures:

The OSD's rules for accessing records, for contesting contents and appealing initial agency determinations are published in OSD Administrative Instruction No. 81; 32 CFR part 311; or may be obtained from the system manager.

Record source categories:

Individual; other officials or employees; and department and other records containing information pertinent to the NSLRB action.

Exemptions claimed for the system:

None.

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[FR Doc. 06-1577 Filed 2-21-06; 8:45 am]

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