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Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records

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AGENCY:

Department of the Air Force, DoD.

ACTION:

Notice To Amend a System of Records.

SUMMARY:

The Department of the Air Force proposes to amend 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 January 12, 2009 unless comments are received that would result in a contrary determination.

ADDRESSES:

Send comments to the Air Force Privacy Act Officer, Office of Warfighting Integration and Chief Information Officer, SAF/XCISI, 1800 Air Force Pentagon, Suite 220, Washington, DC 20330-1800.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mr. Kenneth Brodie at (703) 696-7557.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Department of the Air Force 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: December 8, 2008.

Morgan E. Frazier,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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SYSTEM NAME:

Commander Directed Inquiries (September 29, 2003, 68 FR 55945).

CHANGES:

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AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:

Delete entry and replace with “10 U.S.C. 8013, Secretary of the Air Force; 10 U.S.C. 8037, Judge Advocate General; 10 U.S.C. 164, Commanders of Combatant Commands; Air Force Instruction 51-904, Complaints of Wrongs under Article 138, Uniform Code of Military Justice and E.O. 9397 (SSN).”

PURPOSE(S):

Delete entry and replace with “Used for thorough and timely resolution and response to complaints, allegations, or queries. May also be used for personnel actions involving civilian or military employees.

Documents received or prepared in anticipation of litigation are used by attorneys for the government to prepare Start Printed Page 75687for trials and hearings; to analyze evidence; to prepare for examination of witnesses; to prepare for argument before courts, magistrates, and investigating officers; and to advise commanders.”

ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND THE PURPOSE OF SUCH USES:

Delete entry and replace with “To governmental boards or agencies or health care professional societies or organizations, or other professional organizations, if such record or document is needed to perform licensing or professional standards monitoring.

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

STORAGE:

Delete entry and replace with “Paper records in file folders and electronic storage media.”

RETRIEVABILITY:

Delete entry and replace with “Retrieved by subject's name and/or Social Security Number (SSN).”

SAFEGUARDS:

Delete entry and replace with “Records are accessed by person(s) responsible for servicing the record system in performance of their official duties and by authorized personnel who are properly screened and cleared for need-to-know. Records are stored in locked rooms and cabinets. Those in computer storage devices are protected by computer system software. Computers are only accessible with a password.”

RETENTION AND DISPOSAL:

Delete entry and replace with “Disposed of 2 years after the case is closed. Paper records are disposed of by tearing into pieces, shredding, pulping, macerating or burning. Computer records are destroyed by deleting, erasing, degaussing, or by overwriting.”

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SYSTEM NAME:

Commander Directed Inquiries.

SYSTEM LOCATION:

Commander Directed Inquiries are maintained at the installation where the Commander's office is located.

Information copies of a report are kept at the individual's organization and at other organizations which have an interest in a particular incident or problem involving that individual that is addressed in the report. Official Air Force mailing addresses are published as an appendix to the Air Force's compilation of record systems notices.

CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM:

All persons who are the subject of reviews, inquiries, or investigations conducted under the inherent authority of a commander or director. All persons who are the subject of administrative command actions for which another system of records is not applicable.

CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:

Commander directed investigations; letters/transcriptions of complaints, allegations and queries; letters of appointment; reports of reviews, inquiries and investigations with supporting attachments, exhibits and photographs, record of interviews; witness statements; reports of legal review of case files, congressional responses; memoranda; letters and reports of findings and actions taken; letters to complainants and subjects of investigations; letters of rebuttal from subjects of investigations; finance, personnel; administration; adverse information, and technical reports; documentation of command action.

AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:

10 U.S.C. 8013, Secretary of the Air Force; 10 U.S.C. 8037, Judge Advocate General; 10 U.S.C. 164, Commanders of Combatant Commands; Air Force Instruction 51-904, Complaints of Wrongs under Article 138, Uniform Code of Military Justice and E.O. 9397 (SSN).

PURPOSE(S):

Used for thorough and timely resolution and response to complaints, allegations, or queries. May also be used for personnel actions involving civilian or military employees.

Documents received or prepared in anticipation of litigation are used by attorneys for the government to prepare for trials and hearings; to analyze evidence; to prepare for examination of witnesses; to prepare for argument before courts, magistrates, and investigating officers; and to advise commanders.

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:

To governmental boards or agencies or health care professional societies or organizations, or other professional organizations, if such record or document is needed to perform licensing or professional standards monitoring.

The DoD ‘Blanket Routine Uses’ set forth at the beginning of the Air Force'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:

Paper records in file folders and electronic storage media.

RETRIEVABILITY:

Retrieved by subject's name and/or Social Security Number (SSN).

SAFEGUARDS:

Records are accessed by person(s) responsible for servicing the record system in performance of their official duties and by authorized personnel who are properly screened and cleared for need-to-know. Records are stored in locked rooms and cabinets. Those in computer storage devices are protected by computer system software. Computers are only accessible with a password.

RETENTION AND DISPOSAL:

Disposed of 2 years after the case is closed. Paper records are disposed of by tearing into pieces, shredding, pulping, macerating or burning. Computer records are destroyed by deleting, erasing, degaussing, or by overwriting.

SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS:

The Commander who initiated an investigation or that Commander's successor in command, at that Commander's installation office. Official Air Force mailing addresses are published as an appendix to the Air Force's compilation of record systems notices.

NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE:

Individuals seeking to determine whether this system of records contains information about themselves should address written inquiries to the Commander who initiated the investigation, or that Commander's successor, at the Commander's installation office.

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RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES:

Individuals seeking to access records about themselves contained in this system should address requests to the Commander who initiated the investigation, or that Commander's successor in command, at the Commander's installation office.

Requests should provide their full name, mailing address, and proof of identity.

CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES:

The Air Force rules for accessing records, and for contesting contents and appealing initial agency determinations are published in Air Force Instruction 33-332; 32 CFR part 806b; or may be obtained from the system manager.

RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES:

Complainants, subjects, reports of investigations, witnesses, third parties, state and local governments and agencies, other Federal agencies, Members of Congress, and civilian police reports. Information from almost any source can be included if it is relevant and material to the investigation, inquiry, or subsequent command action.

EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM:

Investigatory material compiled for law enforcement purposes, other than material within the scope of subsection 5 U.S.C. 552a(j)(2), may be exempt pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(2). However, if an individual is denied any right, privilege, or benefit for which he would otherwise be entitled by Federal law or for which he would otherwise be eligible, as a result of the maintenance of the information, the individual will be provided access to the information exempt to the extent that disclosure would reveal the identify of a confidential source.

Note:

When claimed, this exemption allows limited protection of investigative reports maintained in a system of records used in personnel or administrative actions.

An exemption rule for this system has been promulgated in accordance with requirements of 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(1), (2), and (3), (c) and (e) published in 32 CFR part 806b. For additional information contact the system manager.

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[FR Doc. E8-29403 Filed 12-11-08; 8:45 am]

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