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Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records

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AGENCY:

Defense Finance and Accounting Service.

ACTION:

Notice to add a system of records.

SUMMARY:

The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) is proposing to add a system of records notice to its 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 September 12, 2007 unless comments are received that would result in a contrary determination.

ADDRESSES:

Send comments to the FOIA/PA Program Manager, Corporate Communications and Legislative Liaison, Defense Finance and Accounting Service, 6760 E. Irvington Place, Denver, CO 80279-8000.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ms. Linda Krabbenhoft at (303) 676-6045.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Defense Finance and Accounting Service 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 system report, as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(r) of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, was submitted on August 6, 2007, to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the Senate Committee on 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 December 12, 2000, 65 FR 239.

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Dated: August 7, 2007.

C.R. Choate

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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System name:

General Accounting and Finance System—Base Level (GAFS-BL).

System location:

Defense Information Systems Agency, Defense Enterprise Computing Center, Ogden, 7879 Wardleigh Road, Hill Air Force Base, Utah 84058-5997.

Defense Finance and Accounting Service, DFAS—Denver, 6760 E. Irvington Place, Denver, CO 80279-8000.

Defense Finance and Accounting Service, DFAS—Limestone, 27 Arkansas Road, Limestone ME 04751-1500.

Defense Finance and Accounting Service, DFAS—Japan, Building 206 Unit 5220, APO AP 96328-5220.

Defense Finance and Accounting Service, DFAS—Columbus, 3990 East Broad St, Columbus, OH 43213-1152.

Defense Finance and Accounting Service, DFAS—Pacific, 477 Essex Street, Pearl Harbor, HI 96860-5806.

Air Force Bases—For list of Air Force Bases, contact DFAS—Omaha, (DFAS-AD/OM), Post Office Box 7030, Bellevue NE 68005-1930.

Categories of individuals covered by the system:

Active and Reserve duty United States Air Force (USAF), Army, Navy, Marine Corps, guard members, Defense Security Service and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency civilian employees, Department of Defense (DoD) civilian employees, and other Federal civilian employees paid by appropriated funds and whose pay is processed by the Defense Finance and Accounting Service.

Categories of records in the system:

Social Security Number (SSN), financial status reports, and appropriation for processing accounting transactions.

Authority for maintenance of the system:

5 U.S.C. 301, Departmental Regulations; Department of Defense Financial Management Regulation (DoDFMR) 7000.14-R Vol. 4; 31 U.S.C. Sections 3511, and 3513; and E.O. 9397 (SSN).

Purpose(s):

For use in tracking the budget execution of appropriated funds. It will contain accounting records for funding authority, commitments, obligations, and provides balances of available funds. The system will produce monthly financial status reports and receive transaction and payment data from the Defense Travel System (DTS).

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:

The DoD “Blanket Routine Uses” published at the beginning of the DoD 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:

Paper records in file folders and electronic storage media.

Retrievability:

Social Security Number (SSN).

Safeguards:

Records are stored in an office building protected by guards, controlled screening, use of visitor registers, electronic access, and/or locks. Access to records is limited to authorized individuals who are properly screened and cleared on a need-to-know basis in the performance of their duties. Passwords and digital signatures are used to control access to the system data, and procedures are in place to deter and detect browsing and unauthorized access. Physical and electronic access are limited to persons responsible for servicing and authorized to use the system.

Retention and disposal:

Records may be temporary in nature and deleted when actions are completed, superseded, obsolete, or no longer needed. Other records may be cut off at the end of the payroll year, and then destroyed up to 6 years and 3 months after cutoff. Records are destroyed by degaussing the electronic media and recycling hardcopy records. The recycled hardcopies are destroyed by shredding, burning, or pulping.

System manager(s) and address:

Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Denver, System Management Directorate, Accounting and Cash Systems, 6760 E. Irvington Place, Denver, CO 80279-8000. Start Printed Page 45233

Notification procedure:

Individuals seeking to determine whether information about themselves is contained in this system of records should address written inquiries to the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Program Manager, Corporate Communications and Legislative Liaison, 6760 E. Irvington Place, Denver, CO 80279-8000.

Requests should contain individual's full name, Social Security Number (SSN), current address, telephone number, and provide a reasonable description of what the requestor is seeking.

Record access procedures:

Individuals seeking access to information about themselves contained in this system of records should address written inquiries to Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Program Manager, Corporate Communications and Legislative Liaison, 6760 E. Irvington Place, Denver, CO 80279-8000.

Requests should contain individual's full name, Social Security Number (SSN), current address, telephone number, and provide a reasonable description of what the requestor is seeking.

Contesting record procedures:

The DFAS rules for accessing records, for contesting contents and appealing initial agency determinations are published in DFAS Regulation 5400.11-R; 32 CFR part 324; or may be obtained from Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Program Manager, Corporate Communications and Legislative Liaison, 6760 E. Irvington Place, Denver, CO 80279-8000.

Record source categories:

From the individual, DoD Components, and other Federal agencies such as Health and Human Services, and Department of Veterans Affairs.

Exemptions claimed for the system:

None.

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[FR Doc. E7-15775 Filed 8-10-07; 8:45 am]

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