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Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records

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AGENCY:

Defense Finance and Accounting Service, DoD.

ACTION:

Notice to Add a New 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 June 5, 2009 unless comments are received that would result in a contrary determination.

ADDRESSES:

Send comments to the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act Program Manager, Corporate Communications and Legislative Liaison, Defense Finance and Accounting Service, 8899 E. 56th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46249-0150.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ms. Linda Krabbenhoft at (720) 242-6631.

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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 April 30, 2009, to the House Committee on 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: April 30, 2009.

Morgan E. Frazier,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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System name:

Civilian Pay Accounting Bridge Records.

System location:

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

Categories of individuals covered by the system:

United States (U.S.) Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, active, reserve, and 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:

Name, Social Security Number (SSN), address, telephone number and accounting data.

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):

To provide a bridge or link between the Defense Civilian Payroll System (DCPS) and the Civilian Pay Accounting Interface System (CPAIS). This system will create pay information files from DCPS. The pay information files will contain civilian payroll costs and manpower data; this data will then be provided to the U.S. Air Force accounting activities for processing. The system contains information on other than U.S. Air Force civilian employees; however, the CPAIS system will not use the non-Air Force data other than to transmit it directly to the General Accounting and Finance System (GAFS).

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 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 and hard copy output products.

Retrievability:

Name or 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. Pay affecting 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.

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, 8899 East 56th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46249-0150.

Individuals should furnish full name, Social Security Number, current address, telephone number, and provide a reasonable description of what they are 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, 8899 East 56th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46249-0150.

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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, 8899 East 56th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46249-0150.

Record source categories:

From the Defense Civilian Payroll System, the individual concerned, and DoD Components or Federal agencies whose civilian employees are paid by the Defense Civilian Payroll System.

Exemptions claimed for the system:

None.

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