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Privacy Act of 1974; Revised Privacy Act System of Records

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AGENCY:

General Services Administration.

ACTION:

Notice of a revised Privacy Act system of records.

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 compliant with OMB M-07-16. This notice is an updated Privacy Act system of records notice.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

The system of records will become effective without further notice on June 29, 2009 unless comments received on or before that date result in a contrary determination.

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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 reviewed this Privacy Act system of record to ensure that it is relevant, necessary, accurate, up-to-date, covered by the appropriate legal or regulatory authority, and is in compliance with the Secure Flight program. Nothing in the revised system notice 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.

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Dated: May 14, 2009

Cheryl M. Paige,

Director, Office of Information Management.

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SYSTEM NAME:

Travel System

SYSTEM LOCATION:

The system of records is located in the General Services Administration (GSA) Central Office, service and staff offices and administrative offices throughout GSA.

CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM:

GSA current and former employees and travelers of commissions, committees, and small agencies serviced by GSA, including persons other than full-time employees authorized to travel on Government business.

CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:

The system provides control over the expenditure of funds for travel, relocation, and related expenses. Therefore, provisions are made to authorize travel and relocation, provide and account for advances, and to pay for travel and relocation costs. The system contains records that may include, but are not limited to, name, Social Security Number, date of birth, gender, passport number, redress number, known traveler number, residence address, dependents’ names and ages, duty stations, itinerary and credit data in the form of credit scores (examples of credit scores are FICO, an acronym for Fair Isaac Corporation, a Beacon score, etc.) or commercial and agency investigative reports showing debtors’ assets, liabilities, income, expenses, bankruptcy petitions, history of wage garnishments, repossessed property, tax liens, legal judgments on debts owed, and financial delinquencies.

AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:

5 U.S.C. 5701—5709, 5 U.S.C. 5721—5739, and Section 639 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005 (Pub. L. 108—447).

PURPOSE:

To assemble in one system information supporting the day-to-day operating needs associated with managing the GSA travel and relocation programs. The system includes an automated information system and supporting documents.

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 GSA employees or contractors to conduct official duties associated with the management and operation of the travel and relocation program. Information from this system also may be disclosed as a routine use:

a. To another Federal agency, Travel Management Center (TMC), online booking engine suppliers and the airlines that are required to support the DHS/TSA Secure flight program. In this program, DHS/TSA assumes the function of conducting pre-flight comparisons of airline passenger information to federal government watch lists. In order to supply the appropriate information, these mentioned parties are responsible for obtaining new data fields consisting of personal information for date of birth, gender, known traveler number and redress number. At this time, the redress number and known traveler number are optional but may be required to be stored in another phase of the Secure Flight program.

b. In any legal proceeding, where pertinent, to which GSA is a party before a court or administrative body.

c. To authorized officials engaged in investigating or settling a grievance, complaint, or appeal filed by an individual who is the subject of the record.

d. To a Federal agency in connection with the hiring or retention of an employee; the issuance of a security clearance; the reporting of an investigation; 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), or the Government Accountability Office (GAO) 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 an expert, consultant, or contractor of GSA in the performance of a Federal duty to which the information is relevant.

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

i. To the Office of Management and Budget in connection with reviewing private relief legislation at any stage of the coordination and clearance process.

j. To banking institutions so that travelers may receive travel reimbursements by electronic funds transfer (EFT).

k. To the Department of the Treasury regarding overseas travel allowances that are excluded from taxable income, so that reports can be compiled and submitted to the Congress.

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 RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:

STORAGE:

Paper records are stored in file folders and/or boxes and stored in cabinets or file room until archived at NARA; magnetic tapes and cards are stored in cabinets and storage libraries; and computer records are stored within computers and attached equipment or other electronic media.

RETRIEVABILITY:

Paper records are filed by name or by identifying number.Electronic records are retrievable by name, vendor number (an identifier assigned by GSA to all payees, including companies and individuals), or Social Security Number.

SAFEGUARDS:

System records are safeguarded in accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act, the Computer Security Act, and OMB Circular A130. 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.

DISPOSAL:

The agency disposes of the records as described in the HB, GSA Records Maintenance and Disposition System (CIO P 1820.1).

SYSTEM MANAGER AND ADDRESS:

Director, Financial Initiative Division (BCD), Office of Financial Policy and Start Printed Page 25550Operations, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street, NW., Washington DC, 20405.

NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE:

Employees may obtain information about whether they are a part of this system of records from the system manager at the above address.

RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES:

Requests from individuals for access to their records should be addressed to the system manager.

CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES:

GSA rules for access to systems of records, contesting the contents of systems of records, and appealing initial determinations are published at 41 CFR Part 105—64.

RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES:

The sources are individuals, other employees, supervisors, other agencies, management officials, and non-Federal sources such as private firms.

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