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Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of Updated Systems of Records

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AGENCY:

General Services Administration.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

GSA reviewed its Privacy Act systems to ensure that they are relevant, necessary, accurate, up-to-date, covered by the appropriate legal or regulatory authority, and in response to OMB M-07-16. This notice is a compilation of updated Privacy Act system of record notices.

DATES:

Effective May 27, 2008.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Call or e-mail the GSA Privacy Act Officer: telephone 202-208-1317; e-mail gsa.privacyact@gsa.gov.

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ADDRESSES:

GSA Privacy Act Officer (CIB), General Services Administration, 1800 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20405.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

GSA undertook and completed an agency wide review of its Privacy Act systems of records. As a result of the review GSA is publishing updated Privacy Act systems of records notices. Rather than make numerous piecemeal revisions, GSA is republishing updated notices for one of its systems. Nothing in the revised system notices indicates a change in authorities or practices regarding the collection and maintenance of information. Nor do the changes impact individuals' rights to access or amend their records in the systems of records. The updated system notices also include the new requirement from OMB Memorandum M-07-16 regarding a new routine use that allows agencies to disclose information in connection with a response and remedial efforts in the event of a data breach.

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Dated: April 16, 2008.

Cheryl M. Paige,

Director, Office of Information Management.

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SYSTEM NAME:

GSA SmartPay Purchase Charge Card Program.

System Location:

System records are located at the Federal agency for which an individual is authorized to perform purchase charge card transactions. Records necessary for a contractor to perform under a Federal agency contract are located at the contractor's facility. Contact the System Manager for additional information.

Categories of INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM:

Individuals covered by the system are Federal employees, contractors, and other individuals who apply for and/or use Government-assigned purchase charge cards.

CATEGORIES of RECORDS in the SYSTEM:

The system provides control over expenditure of funds through the use of Federal Government purchase cards. System records include:

a. Personal information on individuals who apply for and use Federal Government charge cards, including name, Social Security Number, agency of employment, business address (including city, state, country, and zip code), title or position, business telephone, business fax number, and e-mail address.

b. Account processing and management information, including purchase authorizations and vouchers, charge card applications, charge card receipts, terms and conditions for card use, charge card transactions, contractor monthly reports showing charges to individual account numbers, account balances, and other data needed to authorize, account for, and pay authorized purchase card expenses.

AUTHORITIES FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:

E.O. 9397; E.O. 12931; 40 U.S.C. Sec. 501-502.

PURPOSE:

To establish and maintain a system for operating, controlling, and managing a purchase charge card program involving commercial purchases by authorized Federal Government employees and contractors.

ROUTINE USES OF THE SYSTEM RECORDS, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND THEIR PURPOSE FOR USING THE SYSTEM:

System information may be accessed and used by authorized Federal agency employees or contractors to conduct official duties associated with the management and operation of the purchase charge card program. Information from this system also may be disclosed as a routine use:

a. To a Federal, State, local, or foreign agency responsible for investigating, Start Printed Page 22377prosecuting, enforcing, or carrying out a statute, rule, regulation, or order, where an agency becomes aware of a violation or potential violation of civil or criminal law or regulation.

b. To an appeal, grievance, or formal complaints examiner; equal employment opportunity investigator; arbitrator; or other official engaged in investigating, or settling a grievance, complaint, or appeal filed by an individual who is the subject of the record.

c. To officials of labor organizations recognized under Public Law 95-454, when necessary to their duties of exclusive representation on personnel policies, practices, and matters affecting working conditions.

d. To another Federal agency in connection with the hiring or retention of an employee; the issuance of a security clearance; the reporting of an investigation; clarifying a job; the letting of a contract; or the issuance of a grant, license, or other benefit to the extent that the information is relevant and necessary to a decision.

e. To the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Government Accountability Office (GAO) or other Federal agency when the information is required for program evaluation purposes.

f. To a Member of Congress or staff on behalf of and at the request of the individual who is the subject of the record.

g. To the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) for records management purposes.

h. To an expert, consultant, or contractor in the performance of a Federal duty to which the information is relevant, including issuance of charge cards.

i. To GSA in the form of listings, reports, and records of all transportation related transactions, including refunds and adjustments, by the contractor to enable audits of transportation related charges to the Government.

j. To GSA contract agents assigned to participating agencies for billing of purchase expenses.

k. To agency finance offices for debt collection purposes.

l. To appropriate agencies, entities, and persons when (1) the Agency suspects or has confirmed that the security or confidentiality of information in the system of records has been compromised; (2) the Agency has determined that as a result of the suspected or confirmed compromise there is a risk of harm to economic or property interests, identity theft or fraud, or harm to the security or integrity of this system or other systems or programs (whether maintained by GSA or another agency or entity) that rely upon the compromised information; and (3) the disclosure made to such agencies, entities, and persons is reasonably necessary to assist in connection with GSA's efforts to respond to the suspected or confirmed compromise and prevent, minimize, or remedy such harm.

POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING, AND DISPOSING OF SYSTEM RECORDS:

STORAGE:

Information may be collected on paper or electronically and may be stored on paper or on electronic media, as appropriate.

RETRIEVABILITY:

Records may be retrieved by name, Social Security Number, credit card number, and/or other personal identifier or appropriate type of designation.

SAFEGUARDS:

System records are safeguarded in accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act, the Computer Security Act, and OMB Circular A-130. Technical, administrative, and personnel security measures are implemented to ensure confidentiality and integrity of the system data stored, processed, and transmitted. Paper records are stored in secure cabinets or rooms. Electronic records are protected by passwords and other appropriate security measures.

RETENTION AND DISPOSAL:

Disposition of records is according to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) guidelines, as set forth in the handbook, GSA Records Maintenance and Disposition System (OAD P 1820.2A and CIO P 1820.1), authorized GSA records schedules, and by individual agencies.

SYSTEM MANAGER AND ADDRESS:

Director, Office of Commercial Acquisition (FC), General Services Administration, 1901 South Bell Street, Arlington VA 22202. Also, officials responsible for individual agency purchase card programs using the SmartPay system.

NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE:

Individuals may obtain information about their records from the purchase charge card program manager of the agency for which they transact purchases.

RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES:

Requests from individuals for access to their records should be addressed to their agency's purchase charge card program manager or to the finance office of the agency for which the individual transacts purchases.

CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES:

Individuals may access their records, contest the contents, and appeal determinations according to their agency's rules.

RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES:

Information is obtained from individuals submitting charge card applications, monthly contractor reports, purchase records, managers, other agencies, non-Federal sources such as private firms, and other agency systems containing information pertaining to the purchase charge card program.

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[FR Doc. E8-8883 Filed 4-24-08; 8:45 am]

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