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Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records

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AGENCY:

Department of the Navy, DoD.

ACTION:

Notice to amend a system of records.

SUMMARY:

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

DATES:

This proposed action will be effective without further notice on May 30, 2008 unless comments are received which result in a contrary determination.

ADDRESSES:

Send comments to the Department of the Navy, PA/FOIA Policy Branch, Chief of Naval Operations (DNS-36), 2000 Navy Pentagon, Washington, DC 20350-2000.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mrs. Doris Lama at (202) 685-6545.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Department of the Navy systems of records notices 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 amendments are 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 23, 2008.

Patricia Toppings,

OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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N12930-1

System Name:

NEXCOM Human Resources Group Personnel Records (January 29, 2007, 72 FR 3983).

Changes:

Delete “N12930-1” and replace with “N04066-6”

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

Storage:

After “database,” add “compact”.

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Retention and disposal:

Delete entry and replace with “Transfer to National Personnel Records Center (NPRC), Civilian Personnel Records, St. Louis, MO, 30 days after separation. NPRC will destroy 75 years after birth date of employee (60 years after date of the earliest document in the file if the date of birth cannot be ascertained) or 5 years after the latest separation, whichever is later.”

System manager(s) and address:

Delete paragraph 2 and replace with “Master Record Holder: Director, Benefits/Labor/employee Relations, Navy Exchange Service Command, 3280 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23452-5724.”

Notification procedure:

In paragraph 2, after the word “should” add “be signed and”. Start Printed Page 23443

Record access procedures:

In paragraph 2, after the word “should” add “be signed and”.

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N04066-6

System name:

NEXCOM Human Resources Group Personnel Records.

System location:

Navy Exchange Service Command, 3280 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23452-5724 and at all Navy Exchanges.

Mailing addresses for Navy Exchanges are available from the Commander, Navy Exchange Service Command, 3280 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23452-5724.

Categories of individuals covered by the system:

Civilian employees, former civilian employees, and applicants for employment with the Navy Exchange Service Command and Navy Exchanges located worldwide. Employees who are paid from nonappropriated funds are regular full time, regular part-time, temporary full time, temporary part-time and intermittent.

Categories of records in the system:

Personnel jackets, including but not limited to Personnel Information Questionnaire, Personnel Action; Certification of Medical Examination Indoctrination Checklist; Election forms for all life, health, and retirement programs, applicant participation data for each program; notice of excessive absence and tardiness and warnings; disciplinary actions; certified record of court attendance; certified copy of completed military orders for any annual duty tours with recognized reserve organizations; employee job description; tuition assistance records; examination papers and tests, if any; evidence of date of birth, where required; official letters of commendation; cash register overage/shortage records; report of hearings and recommendations relative to employee's grievances; official work performance rating; designation beneficiary for unpaid compensation; reference check records; applicant files; employee profiles; personnel security information (including copies of National Agency Check (NAC) and Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) reports); Certificate of Standards of Conduct and Fraud, Waste and Abuse training; travel requests, travel allowance and claims record; transportation agreements; employee affidavits; privilege card application, work assignments, work performance capability, counseling records, work-related records, training records including courses, type and completion dates; and related data.

Labor and Employee Relations Records include notices of excessive absence, tardiness and warnings; disciplinary actions; unsatisfactory work performance evaluations; grievances, appeals, complaint and appeal records; reports of potential grievances and appeals; congressional correspondence; investigative reports and summaries of personnel administrative actions.

Employee Benefits Records include data relating to Quality Salary Increase, Superior Accomplishment Recognition Awards, beneficial suggestions and similar awards; and personnel listings of the aforementioned services.

Election forms for all life, health, and retirement programs and claims made for those programs.

Authority for maintenance of the system:

5 U.S.C. 301, Departmental Regulations; 29 U.S.C. 201; 29 U.S.C. 633a; 29 U.S.C. 791 and 794a; Pub. L. 93-259, Equal Employment Act of 1972; and E.O. 9397 (SSN).

Purpose(s):

To determine suitability for employment, transfer, promotion or retention; to verify employment; to track travel performed and verify employee received proper remuneration for the travel performed; to process appraisals and salary increases; to provide a unique identification number that can be extracted into other systems with employee credentials (i.e., name, title, supervisor, department) for Information Technology systems account access and user provisioning purposes; to recognize accomplishments and contributions made by employees, and to administer and adjudicate discipline, grievances, complaints, appeals, litigation, and program evaluations.

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 appeals officers and complaints examiners of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for the purpose of conducting hearings in connection with employees appeals from adverse actions and formal discrimination complaints.

To a federal agency in response to its request in connection with the hiring or retention of an employee, the issuance of a security clearance, the conducting of a security or suitability investigation of an individual, the classifying of jobs, the letting of a contract or the issuance of a license, grant or other benefit by the requesting agency, to the extent that the information is relevant and necessary.

To the National Archives and Records Administration (GSA) in records management inspection conducted under authority of 5 U.S.C. 2904 and 2906.

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

To officials of labor organizations recognized under the Civil Service Reform Act when relevant and necessary to their duties of exclusive representation concerning personnel policies, practices and matters affecting working conditions.

The DoD ‘Blanket Routine Uses’ that appear at the beginning of the Navy's compilation of systems notices also apply to this system.

Note:

Records of identity, diagnosis, prognosis or treatment of any client/patient, irrespective of whether or when he/she ceases to be a client/patient, maintained in connection with the performance of any alcohol or drug abuse prevention and treatment function conducted, requested, or directly or indirectly assisted by any department or agency of the United States, shall, except as provided herein, be confidential and be disclosed only for the purposes and under the circumstances expressly authorized in 42 U.S.C. 290dd-2. These statutes take precedence over the Privacy Act of 1974 in regard to accessibility of such records except to the individual to whom the record pertains. The DoD ‘Blanket Routine Uses’ do not apply to these records.

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

Storage:

The media in which these records are maintained vary, but include: file folders; magnetic tapes; automated minicomputer database, compact disks and diskettes (hard drive); rolodex files; cardex files; ledgers; and printed reports.

Retrievability:

Name and/or Social Security Number (SSN); employee payroll number.

Safeguards:

Locked desks in supervisor's office and also, locked cabinets in locked offices supervised by appropriate Start Printed Page 23444personnel; periodic system backup and microcomputer records to data cartridge, microcomputer power supply locks and/or hard drive locks; security guards.

Retention and disposal:

Transfer to National Personnel Records Center (NPRC), Civilian Personnel Records, St. Louis, MO, 30 days after separation. NPRC will destroy 75 years after birth date of employee (60) years after date of the earliest document in the file if the date of birth cannot be ascertained) or 5 years after the latest separation, whichever is later.

System manager(s) and address:

Policy Official: Commander, Navy Exchange Service Command, 3280 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23452-5724.

Master Record Holder: Director, Benefits/Labor/Employee Relations, Navy Exchange Service Command, 3280 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23452-5724.

Record Holder: Manager at the local Navy Exchange. Mailing Addresses are available from the Commander, Navy Exchange Service Command, 3280 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23452-5724.

Notification procedure:

Individuals seeking to determine whether this system of records contains information about themselves should address written inquiries to the Commander, Navy Exchange Service Command, 3280 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23452-5724, or to the manager of the local Navy Exchange where employed.

The request should contain full name, Social Security Number (SSN), activity where last employed or where last application for employment was filed and be signed. A list of other offices the requester may visit will be provided after initial contact is made at the office listed above.

At the time of a personal visit, requester must provide proof of identity containing the requester's signature.

Record access procedures:

Individuals seeking access to records about themselves contained in this system of records should address written inquiries to the Commander, Navy Exchange Service Command, 3280 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23452-5724, or to the manager of the local Navy Exchange where employed.

The request should contain full name, Social Security Number, activity where last employed or where last application for employment was filed and be signed. A list of other offices the requester may visit will be provided after initial contact is made at the office listed above.

At the time of a personal visit, requester must provide proof of identity containing the requester's signature.

Contesting record procedures:

The Navy's rules for accessing records, and for contesting contents and appealing initial agency determinations are published in Secretary of the Navy Instruction 5211.5; 32 CFR part 701; or may be obtained from the system manager.

Record source categories:

The individual to whom the record pertains; current and previous supervisors/employers; other records of the activity concerned; counseling records and comparable papers; educational institutions; applicants; applicant's previous employees; current and previous associates of the employee named by the employee as references; other records of activity investigators; witnesses; correspondents; investigative results and information provided by appropriate investigative agencies of the Federal Government.

Exemptions claimed for the system:

Investigatory material compiled solely for the purpose of determining suitability, eligibility, or qualifications for federal civilian employment, military service, federal contracts, or access to classified information may be exempt pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(5), but only to the extent that such material would reveal the identity of a confidential source.

Testing or examination material used solely to determine individual qualifications for appointment or promotion in the federal or military service, if the disclosure would compromise the objectivity or fairness of the test or examination process may be exempt pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(6), if the disclosure would compromise the objectivity or fairness of the test or examination process.

An exemption rule for this system has been promulgated in accordance with the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(1), (2), and (3), (c) and (e) and published in 32 CFR part 701, subpart G. For additional information, contact the system manager.

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[FR Doc. E8-9384 Filed 4-29-08; 8:45 am]

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