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Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records

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AGENCY:

National Security Agency/Central Security Service; DoD.

ACTION:

Notice to amend a system of records.

SUMMARY:

The National Security Agency/Central Security Service is proposing to amend a system of records notice in its existing inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.

DATES:

The changes will be effective on November 24, 2010, unless comments are received that would result in a contrary determination.

ADDRESSES:

You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods:

  • Federal Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
  • Mail: Federal Docket Management System Office, Room 3C843 Pentagon, 1160 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1160.

Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ms. Anne Hill at (301) 688-6527.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The National Security Agency/Central Security Service 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 National Security Agency/Central Security Service, Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act Office, 9800 Savage Road, Suite 6248, Ft. George G. Meade, MD 20755-6248.

The specific changes to the records systems 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: October 20, 2010.

Mitchell S. Bryman,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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SYSTEM NAME:

Garnishment Processing Files (May 31, 2006; 71 FR 30887).

CHANGES:

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AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:

Delete entry and replace with “44 U.S.C. 3101, Records management by agency heads; general duties; 5 U.S.C. 5520a, Garnishment of Pay; 42 U.S.C. 659, Consent by United States to income withholding, garnishment, and similar proceedings for enforcement of child support and alimony obligations; 5 CFR part 581, Processing Garnishment Orders for Child Support and/or Alimony; 32 CFR part 112, Indebtedness of Military Personnel; and E.O. 9397 (SSN) as amended.”

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SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS:

Delete entry and replace with “Director, National Security Agency/Central Security Service, 9800 Savage Road, Ft. George G. Meade, MD 20755-6000.”

NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE:

Delete entry and replace with “Individuals seeking to determine whether information about themselves is contained in this system should address written inquiries to the National Security Agency/Central Security Service, Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act Office, 9800 Savage Road, Suite 6248, Ft. George G. Meade, MD 20755-6248.

Written inquiries should contain the individual's full name, address and telephone number.”

RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES:

Delete entry and replace with “Individuals seeking access to information about themselves contained in this system should address written inquiries to the National Security Agency/Central Security Service, Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act Office, 9800 Savage Road, Suite 6248, Ft. George G. Meade, MD 20755-6248.Start Printed Page 65458

Written inquiries should contain the individual's full name, address and telephone number.”

CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES:

Delete entry and replace with “The NSA/CSS rules for contesting contents and appealing initial determinations are published at 32 CFR part 322 or may be obtained by written request addressed to the National Security Agency/Central Security Service, Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act Office, 9800 Savage Road, Suite 6248, Ft. George G. Meade, MD 20755-6248.”

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SYSTEM NAME:

Garnishment Processing Files.

SYSTEM LOCATION:

National Security Agency/Central Security Service, 9800 Savage Road, Ft. George G. Meade, MD 20755-6000.

CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM:

DoD civilian employees, employee dependents.

CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:

Records include correspondence, type of garnishment, individual court withholding notices or court orders, garnishment orders, child support account numbers, records on employees and dependents to include name, Social Security Number (SSN), address, and phone number.

AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:

44 U.S.C. 3101, Records management by agency heads; general duties; 5 U.S.C. 5520a, Garnishment of Pay; 42 U.S.C. 659, Consent by United States to income withholding, garnishment, and similar proceedings for enforcement of child support and alimony obligations; 5 CFR part 581, Processing Garnishment Orders for Child Support and/or Alimony; 32 CFR part 112, Indebtedness of Military Personnel; and E.O. 9397 (SSN) as amended.

PURPOSE(S):

To maintain records relating to the processing of court orders for the garnishment of wages.

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 of 1974, these records 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 State child support agencies, in response to their written requests for information regarding the gross and disposable pay of civilian employees, for purposes of assisting agencies in the discharge of their responsibilities under Federal and State law.

To the Internal Revenue Service to report taxable earnings and taxes withheld, accounting, and tax audits and to compute or resolve tax liability or tax levies.

To private collection contactors to locate a taxpayer and to collect or compromise a claim against, or debt of, the taxpayer.

To consumer or commercial reporting agency in accordance with the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996.

The DoD ‘Blanket Routine Uses’ published at the beginning of the NSA/CSS's compilation of record systems also apply to this record system.

POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING, AND DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:

STORAGE:

Records are maintained in paper files and electronic media.

RETRIEVABILITY:

By name, Social Security Number (SSN), State of jurisdiction, court of jurisdiction, child support account number, organization, and type of garnishment.

SAFEGUARDS:

Buildings are secured by a series of guarded pedestrian gates and checkpoints. Access to facilities is limited to security-cleared personnel and escorted visitors only. With the facilities themselves, access to paper and computer printouts are controlled by limited-access facilities and lockable containers. Access to electronic means is controlled by computer password protection.

RETENTION AND DISPOSAL:

Records are periodically reviewed for retention. Records having no evidential, informational, or historical value or not required to be permanently retained are destroyed. Garnishment and Levy notices are destroyed three years from termination date. Destruction is by pulping, burning, shredding, or erasure or destruction of magnetic media.

SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS:

Director, National Security Agency/Central Security Service, 9800 Savage Road, Ft. George G. Meade, MD 20755-6000.

NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE:

Individuals seeking to determine whether information about themselves is contained in this system should address written inquiries to the National Security Agency/Central Security Service, Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act Office, 9800 Savage Road, Suite 6248, Ft. George G. Meade, MD 20755-6248.

Written inquiries should contain the individual's full name, address and telephone number.

RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES:

Individuals seeking access to information about themselves contained in this system should address written inquiries to the National Security Agency/Central Security Service, Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act Office, 9800 Savage Road, Suite 6248, Ft. George G. Meade, MD 20755-6248.

Written inquiries should contain the individual's full name, address and telephone number.

CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES:

The NSA/CSS rules for contesting contents and appealing initial determinations are published at 32 CFR part 322 or may be obtained by written request addressed to the National Security Agency/Central Security Service, Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act Office, 9800 Savage Road, Suite 6248, Ft. George G. Meade, MD 20755-6248.

RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES:

Individuals. Federal/State agencies and collection agencies.

EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM:

None.

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[FR Doc. 2010-26838 Filed 10-22-10; 8:45 am]

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