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Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of Updated Systems of Records

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AGENCY:

General Services Administration.

ACTION:

Updated Notice.

SUMMARY:

The General Services Administration (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. This notice is an updated Privacy Act system of record notice.

DATES:

Effective October 14, 2011.

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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, 1275 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20417.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

GSA undertook and completed a review of its Privacy Act systems of records. As a result of the review GSA is publishing an updated Privacy Act system of records notice. 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 record.

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Dated: September 7, 2011.

Cheryl M. Paige,

Director, Office of Information Management.

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SYSTEM NAME:

Transportation Benefits Records.

SYSTEM LOCATION:

System records are overseen by the Office of the Chief People Officer (C), 1275 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20417; and by each of GSA's regional transportation benefits offices.

CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM:

Employees applying for and receiving transit subsidies for use of public transportation and vanpools to and from the workplace.

CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:

Record categories may include name, home address, Social Security Number, work organization and location, work zip code, work phone number, service computation date, mode of transportation, and commuting costs.Start Printed Page 56763

AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:

E.O. 13150; 26 U.S.C. 132(f); and Federal Employees Clean Air Incentives Act (section 2(a) of Public Law 103-172, found at 5 U.S.C. 7905), as amended.

PURPOSE:

To establish and maintain systems for providing transportation fringe benefits to employees who use mass transportation to commute to and from work.

ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND THE PURPOSE OF SUCH USES:

System information is used to determine the eligibility of applicants for transportation benefits and to disburse benefits to eligible employees through the Department of Transportation. Information also may be disclosed as a routine use:

a. In any legal proceeding, where pertinent, to which GSA, a GSA employee, or the United States or other entity of the United States Government is a party before a court or administrative body.

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

c. To an authorized official responsible for investigating, prosecuting, enforcing, or carrying out a statute, rule, regulation, or order when GSA becomes aware of a violation or potential violation of civil or criminal law or regulation; or to an agency, individual or organization, if there is reason to believe that such agency, individual or organization possesses information or is responsible for acquiring information relating to the investigation, trial or hearing, and the dissemination is reasonably necessary to elicit such information or to obtain the cooperation of a witness or an informant.

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 related to the contract or appointment to which the information is relevant.

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

i. 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:

System records are paper-based and stored in locked cabinets or electronic and stored on secured computer systems.

RETRIEVABILITY:

Records may be retrieved by name, Social Security Number, or other identifier in the system.

SAFEGUARDS:

Access is limited to authorized individuals with passwords or keys. Electronic files are maintained behind a firewall and paper files are stored in locked rooms or filing cabinets.

RETENTION AND DISPOSAL:

Applications will be maintained for as long as the applicant is an eligible participant in the subsidy program. System records are retained and disposed of according to GSA records maintenance and disposition schedules and the requirements of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

SYSTEM MANAGER AND ADDRESS:

Office of the Chief People Officer (C), Office of Human Capital Management (CH), General Services Administration, 1275 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20417.

NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES:

Inquiries should be directed to the system manager at the above address.

RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES:

Requests for access to records should be directed to the system manager. GSA rules for accessing records under the Privacy Act are provided in 41 CFR part 105-64.

RECORD CONTESTING PROCEDURES:

Requests to correct records should be directed to the system manager. GSA rules for contesting record contents and for appealing determinations are provided in 41 CFR part 105-64.

RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES:

Sources for information in the system are: Employees submitting applications for transit subsidies.

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[FR Doc. 2011-23466 Filed 9-13-11; 8:45 am]

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