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Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records

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AGENCY:

Defense Logistics Agency, DoD.

ACTION:

Notice to amend a system of records.

SUMMARY:

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

DATES:

This action will be effective without further notice on June 4, 2007 unless comments are received that would result in a contrary determination.

ADDRESSES:

Send comments to the Privacy Act Officer, Headquarters, Defense Logistics Agency, ATTN: DP, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Stop 2533, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6221.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ms. Jody Sinkler at (703) 767-5045.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Defense Logistics Agency 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 specific changes to the record system being amended are set forth below followed by the notice, as amended, published in its entirety. The proposed amendment is not within the purview of subsection (r) of the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, which requires the submission of a new or altered system report.

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Dated: April 30, 2007.

L.M. Bynum,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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S322.11 DMDC

System name:

Federal Creditor Agency Debt Collection Data Base (August 3, 1999, 64 FR 42101).

Changes:

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System location:

Delete second paragraph.

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Notification procedure:

Delete entry and replace with “Individuals seeking to determine whether information about themselves is contained in this system should address written inquiries to the Privacy Act Office, Headquarters, Defense Logistics Agency, ATTN: DP, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Stop 2533, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6221.”

Record access procedures:

Delete entry and replace with “Individuals seeking access to information about themselves contained in this system should address written inquiries to the Privacy Act Office, Headquarters, Defense Logistics Agency, ATTN: DP, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Stop 2533, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6221.

Written requests for information should contain the full name, Social Security Number (SSN), current address and telephone number of the individual requesting information.”

Contesting record procedures:

Delete entry and replace with “The DLA rules for accessing records, for contesting contents, and appealing initial agency determinations are contained in 32 CFR part 323, or may be obtained from the Privacy Act Office, Headquarters, Defense Logistics Agency, ATTN: DP, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Stop 2533, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6221.”

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System name:

Federal Creditor Agency Debt Collection Data Base.

System location:

Naval Postgraduate School Computer Center, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA 93943-5000.Start Printed Page 25270

Categories of individuals covered by the system:

Department of Defense officers and enlisted personnel, members of reserve and guard components, retired military personnel. All Federal-wide civilian employees and retirees and postal workers covered by the civil service retirement system. Individuals identified by Federal creditor agencies as delinquent in repayment of debts owed to the U.S. Government.

Categories of records in the system:

Name, Social Security Number (SSN), debt principal amount, interest and penalty amount, if any, debt reason, debt status, demographic information such as grade or rank, sex, date of birth, duty and home address, and various dates identifying the status changes occurring in the debt collection process.

Authority for maintenance of the system:

Debt Collection Act of 1982 (Pub. L. 97-365), as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-134); 5 U.S.C. 5514, Installment Deduction of Indebtedness; 31 U.S.C. 3711, Collection and Compromise; 31 U.S.C. 3716, Administrative Offset; 10 U.S.C. 136; 4 CFR 101.1-105.5, Federal Claims Collection Standards; 5 CFR 550.1101-1108, Collection by Offset from Indebted Government Employees; Guidelines on the Relationship Between the Privacy Act of 1974 and the Debt Collection Act of 1982, March 30, 1993 (48 FR 15556, April, 1983); the Interagency Agreement for Federal Salary Offset Initiative (Office of Management and Budget, Department of the Treasury, Office of Personnel Management and the Department of Defense, April 1987); and Office of Management and Budget Guidelines (54 FR 52818, June 19, 1989) interpreting the provisions of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) pertaining to computer matching; and E.O. 9397 (SSN).

Purpose(s):

The primary purpose for the establishment of this system of records is to maintain a computer data base permitting computer matching in compliance with the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a) as amended; to assist and implement debt collection efforts by Federal creditor agencies under the Debt Collection Act of 1982; to identify and locate individual debtors; to increase the efficiency of U.S. Government-wide efforts to collect debts owed the U.S. Government; to provide a centralized Federal data bank for computer matching of Federal employment records with delinquent debt records furnished by Federal credital agencies under an Interagency agreement sponsored and monitored by the Department of the Treasury and the Office of Management and Budget; and to identify and locate employees or beneficiaries who are receiving Federal salaries or other benefit payments and indebted to the creditor agency in order to recoup the debt either through voluntary repayment or by administrative or salary offset procedures established by law.

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

Individual's name, Social Security Number, Federal agency or military service, category of employees, Federal salary or benefit payments, record of debts and current work or home address and any other appropriate demographic data to a Federal creditor agency for the purpose of contacting the debtor to obtain voluntary repayment and, if necessary, to initiate any administrative or salary offset measures to recover the debt.

To the Office of Finance of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Disbursing Office of the U.S. Senate, records of individual indebtedness from this system of records consisting of individual name, Social Security Number and amount, to be used to identify House and Senate members and their employees indebted to the Federal government for the purpose of collecting the debts.

The DOD “Blanket Routine Uses” apply to this system of records.

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

Storage:

Records are stored on magnetic computer tape.

Retrievability:

Records are retrieved by the individual's name and Social Security Number from a computerized index.

Safeguards:

Computerized records are maintained in a controlled area accessible only to authorized personnel. Entry to these areas is restricted by the use of locks, guards, and administrative procedures. Access to personal information is limited to those who require the records in the performance of their official duties. Access to personal information is further restricted by the use of passwords which are changed periodically.

Retention and disposal

Records are erased within six months after each match cycle.

System manager(s) and address

Deputy Director, Defense Manpower Data Center, DoD Center Monterey Bay, 400 Gigling Road, Seaside, CA 93955-6771.

Notification procedure

Individuals seeking to determine whether information about themselves is contained in this system should address written inquiries to the Privacy Act Office, Headquarters, Defense Logistics Agency, ATTN: DP, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Stop 2533, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6221.

Record access procedures

Individuals seeking access to information about themselves contained in this system should address written inquiries to the Privacy Act Office, Headquarters, Defense Logistics Agency, ATTN: DP, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Stop 2533, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6221.

Written requests for information should contain the full name, Social Security Number, current address and telephone number of the individual requesting information.

Contesting record procedures

The DLA rules for accessing records, for contesting contents, and appealing initial agency determinations are contained in 32 CFR part 323, or may be obtained for the Privacy Act Office, Headquarters, Defense Logistics Agency, ATTN: DP, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Stop 2533, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6221.

Record source categories

Federal creditor agencies, the Office of Personnel Management and DoD personnel, and finance centers.

Exemptions claimed for the system

None.

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[FR Doc. 07-2197 Filed 5-3-07; 8:45 am]

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