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Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records

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AGENCY:

Defense Contract Audit Agency, DoD.

ACTION:

Notice to amend a system of records.

SUMMARY:

The Defense Contract Audit Agency 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 February 2, 2011 unless comments are received that would result in a contrary determination.

ADDRESSES:

You may submit comments, identified by docket number and/or Regulatory Information Number (RIN) 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, 1160 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1160.

Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number or Regulatory Information Number (RIN) 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:

Mr. Keith Mastromichalis at (703) 767-1022, or Defense Contract Audit Agency, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Suite 2135, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6219.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Defense Contract Audit Agency 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 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT address above.

The specific changes to the records systems being amended are set forth below followed by the notices, as amended, published in their 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 23, 2010.

Morgan F. Park,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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RDCAA 240.3

System name:

Legal Opinions (May 18, 1999, 64 FR 26947).

Changes:

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Categories of records in the system:

Delete entry and replace with “Full name of the individual, current address and telephone number.

Fraud files contain interoffice memorandums, citations used in determining legal opinion, in some cases copies of investigations, copies of Agency determinations.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) files contain initial appeal, copies of interoffice memorandums, testimony at EEO hearings, copy of Agency determinations and citations used in determining legal opinions.

Grievance files contain correspondence relating to DCAA employees filing grievances regarding leave, removals, resignations, suspensions, disciplinary actions, travel, citations used in determining legal opinion, and Agency determinations.

Merit System Protection Board (MSPB) Appeal files contain interoffice memorandums, citations used in determining the legal position, statements of witnesses, pleadings, briefs, MSPB decisions, notices of judicial appeals, litigation reports and correspondence with the Department of Justice.Start Printed Page 116

Security Violation files contain interoffice correspondence relating to DCAA employee security violations, citations used in determinations, and Agency determinations.”

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Retention and disposal:

Delete entry and replace with “Permanent. Retain in active files for five years and retire to Washington National Records Center.”

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Retrievability:

Delete and replace with “By individual's name, subject and corporation.”

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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 Records Administrator, Defense Contract Audit Agency, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Suite 2135, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6219.

Written requests for information should contain the full name of the individual, current address and telephone number.

Personal visits are limited to those offices (Headquarters and Regional offices) listed in the appendix to the agency's compilation of systems of records notices. For personal visits, the individual should be able to provide some acceptable identification, that is driver's license or employing office's identification card and give some verbal information that could be verified with `case' folder.”

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RDCAA 240.3

System name:

Legal Opinions.

System location:

Office of General Counsel, Headquarters, Defense Contact Audits Agency, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Suite 2135, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6219.

Categories of individuals covered by the system:

Any DCAA employee who files a complaint, with regard to personnel issues, that requires a legal opinion or legal representation for resolution.

Categories of records in the system:

Full name of the individual, current address and telephone number.

Fraud files contain interoffice memorandums, citations used in determining legal opinion, in some cases copies of investigations, copies of Agency determinations.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) files contain initial appeal, copies of interoffice memorandums, testimony at EEO hearings, copy of Agency determinations and citations used in determining legal opinions.

Grievance files contain correspondence relating to DCAA employees filing grievances regarding leave, removals, resignations, suspensions, disciplinary actions, travel, citations used in determining legal opinion, and Agency determinations.

Merit System Protection Board (MSPB) Appeal files contain interoffice memorandums, citations used in determining the legal position, statements of witnesses, pleadings, briefs, MSPB decisions, notices of judicial appeals, litigation reports and correspondence with the Department of Justice.

Security Violation files contain interoffice correspondence relating to DCAA employee security violations, citations used in determinations, and Agency determinations.

Authority for maintenance of the system:

5 U.S.C. chapters 43, 51, and 75; 5 U.S.C. 301, Departmental Regulations; and the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978.

Purpose(s):

To maintain a historical reference for matters of legal precedence within DCAA to ensure consistency of action and the legal sufficiency of personnel actions.

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:

The DoD `Blanket Routine Uses' that appear at the beginning of DCAA'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.

Retrievability:

By individual's name, subject and corporation.

Safeguards:

Under staff supervision during duty hours; security guards are provided during non-duty hours.

Retention and disposal:

Permanent. Retain in active files for five years and retire to Washington National Records Center.

System manager(s) and address:

Counsel, Headquarters, Defense Contract Audit Agency, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Suite 2135, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6219.

Notification procedure:

Individuals seeking to determine whether information about themselves is contained in this system should address written inquiries to the Records Administrator, Defense Contract Audit Agency, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Suite 2135, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6219.

Written requests for information should contain the full name of the individual, current address and telephone number.

Personal visits are limited to those offices (Headquarters and Regional offices) listed in the appendix to the agency's compilation of systems of records notices. For personal visits, the individual should be able to provide some acceptable identification, that is driver's license or employing office's identification card and give some verbal information that could be verified with `case' folder.

Record access procedures:

Individuals seeking access to information about themselves contained in this system should address written inquiries to the Records Administrator, Defense Contract Audit Agency, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Suite 2135, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6219.

Written requests for information should contain the full name of the individual, current address and telephone number.

Personal visits are limited to those offices (Headquarters and Regional offices) listed in the appendix to the agency's compilation of systems of records notices. For personal visits, the individual should be able to provide some acceptable identification, that is driver's license or employing office's identification card and give some verbal information that could be verified with `case' folder.

Contesting record procedures:

DCAA's rules for accessing records, for contesting contents and appealing initial agency determinations are published in DCAA Regulation 5410.10; Start Printed Page 11732 CFR part 317; or may be obtained from the system manager.

Record source categories:

Correspondence from individual's supervisor, DCAA employees, former employers, between DCAA staff members, and between DCAA and other Federal agencies.

Exemptions claimed for the system:

None.

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[FR Doc. 2010-33033 Filed 12-30-10; 8:45 am]

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