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Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records

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AGENCY:

Defense Finance and Accounting Service, DoD.

ACTION:

Notice to amend a system of records.

SUMMARY:

The Defense Finance and Accounting Service is proposing to amend 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:

The proposed action will be effective without further notice on February 23, 2009 unless comments are received which would result in a contrary determination.

ADDRESSES:

Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act Program Manager, 8899 E. 56th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46249-0150.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ms. Linda Krabbenhoft at (303) 589-3510.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Defense Finance and Accounting Service's system of record 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 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 new or altered systems reports.

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Dated: January 13, 2009.

Morgan E. Frazier,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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System name:

Standard Negotiable Instrument Processing System (June 4, 2007, 72 FR 30786).

Changes:

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

Delete entry and replace with “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 the U.S. Department of the Treasury to provide information on check issues and electronic funds transfers.

To Federal Reserve banks to distribute payments made through the direct deposit system to financial organizations or their processing agents authorized by individuals to receive and deposit payments in their accounts.

The DoD ‘Blanket Routine Uses’ published at the beginning of the DFAS compilation of systems of records notices apply to this system.”

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Safeguards:

Delete entry and replace with “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 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:

Delete entry and replace with “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, or destroyed up to 6 years and 3 months after cutoff. Records are destroyed by degaussing.”

Notification procedure:

Delete entry and replace with “Individuals seeking to determine whether information about themselves is contained in this system of records should address inquiries to Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Program Manager, Corporate Communications and Legislative Liaison, 8899 E. 56th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46249-1050.

Written requests should contain individual's full name, Social Security Number (SSN), current address and telephone number.”

Record access procedures:

Delete entry and replace with “Individuals seeking access to Start Printed Page 3996information about themselves contained in this system of records should address inquiries to Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Program Manager, Corporate Communications and Legislative Liaison, 8899 E. 56th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46249-1050.

Written request should contain individual's full name, Social Security Number (SSN), current address and telephone number.”

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System name:

Standard Negotiable Instrument Processing System.

System location:

Defense Information Systems Agency, Defense Enterprise Computing Center—Ogden, 7879 Wardleigh Road, Building 891, Hill Air Force Base, UT 84056-5997.

Defense Finance and Accounting Service—Indianapolis, 8899 E. 56th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46249-2700.

Categories of individuals covered by the system:

United States Army Active and Reserve military members.

Categories of records in the system:

Individual's name, Social Security Number (SSN), home and mailing address, military branch of service, member's status, check payment information such as check numbers, and payee names.

Authority for maintenance of the system:

5 U.S.C. 301, Departmental Regulations; Department of Defense Financial Management Regulation (DoDFMR) 7000.14-R, Volume 5; 5 U.S.C. Sections 3512 and 3513 and E.O. 9397 (SSN).

Purpose(s):

A processing system, designed to process checks for U.S. Army Active and Reserve military members. As a management tool it will produce reports for reconciliation of these checks.

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 the U.S. Department of the Treasury to provide information on check issues and electronic funds transfers.

To Federal Reserve banks to distribute payments made through the direct deposit system to financial organizations or their processing agents authorized by individuals to receive and deposit payments in their accounts.

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

Electronic storage media.

Retrievability:

Name, Social Security Number (SSN), and check number.

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 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, or destroyed up to 6 years and 3 months after cutoff. Records are destroyed by degaussing.

System manager(s) and address:

Defense Finance and Accounting Service—Indianapolis, Information Technology Directorate, Systems Manager, 8899 East 56th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46249-2700.

Notification procedure:

Individuals seeking to determine whether information about themselves is contained in this system of records should address inquiries to Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Program Manager, Corporate Communications and Legislative Liaison, 8899 E. 56th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46249-1050.

Written requests should contain individual's full name, Social Security Number (SSN), current address, and telephone number.

Record access procedures:

Individuals seeking access to information about themselves contained in this system of records should address inquiries to Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Program Manager, Corporate Communications and Legislative Liaison, 8899 E. 56th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46249-1050.

Written request should contain individual's full name, Social Security Number (SSN), current address, and telephone number.

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:

The individual, DFAS Defense Joint Military Payroll System, and the U.S. Army active and reserve members.

Exemptions claimed for the system:

None.

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[FR Doc. E9-1224 Filed 1-21-09; 8:45 am]

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