[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 209 (Friday, October 28, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 66933-66937]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-27881]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Office of the Secretary

[Docket No. DHS-2011-0072]


Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security U.S. Coast 
Guard DHS/USCG--014 Military Pay and Personnel System of Records

AGENCY: Privacy Office, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of Privacy Act system of records.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of 
Homeland Security proposes to update and reissue an existing Department 
of Homeland Security system of records titled, ``Department of Homeland 
Security U.S. Coast Guard--014 Military Pay and Personnel System of 
Records.'' This system of records allows the Department of Homeland 
Security U.S. Coast Guard to collect and maintain records regarding pay 
and personnel. As a result of a biennial review of this system, records 
have been updated in the categories of individuals, categories of 
records, purpose, and routine uses. This updated system will be 
included in the Department of Homeland Security's inventory of record 
systems.

DATES: Submit comments on or before November 28, 2011. This new system 
will be effective November 28, 2011.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number DHS-
2011-0072 by one of the following methods:
     Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: 1 (703) 483-2999.
     Mail: Mary Ellen Callahan, Chief Privacy Officer, Privacy 
Office, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528.
     Instructions: All submissions received must include the 
agency name and docket number for this rulemaking. All comments 
received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, 
including any personal information provided.
     Docket: For access to the docket, to read background 
documents, or comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general questions please contact: 
Marilyn Scott-Perez ((202) 475-3515), Privacy Officer, U.S. Coast 
Guard, 2100 2nd Street SW., Mail Stop 7101, Washington, DC 20593. For 
privacy issues please contact: Mary Ellen Callahan ((703) 235-0780), 
Chief Privacy Officer, Privacy Office, U.S. Department of Homeland 
Security, Washington, DC 20528.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a, the 
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) proposes 
to update and reissue an existing DHS/USCG system of records titled, 
``DHS/USCG-014 Military Pay and Personnel System of Records'' 73 FR 
77743, December 19, 2008. This system of records notice allows the USCG 
to collect and maintain records regarding pay and personnel. As a 
result of the biennial review of this system, categories of individuals 
covered by the system have been updated to include active and reserve 
service applicants and prospective applicants, civilian personnel, USCG 
Auxiliary members, USCG exchange employees, and contractor personnel. 
Records in the categories of records in the system have been updated to 
include other Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act 
(HIPAA) related/protected data, background investigation and security 
clearance information, government credit card status, data related to 
information technology (IT) training, and information technology system 
accounts, roles, and permissions. The purpose category has been updated 
to include active and reserve service applicants and prospective 
applicants, and separated military personnel, USCG civilian personnel, 
USCG Auxiliary members, USCG exchange employees, and USCG contractor 
personnel in addition to the continuity of operations (COOP)/personnel 
accountability function. Lastly, routine uses of records maintained in 
the system, including categories of users and the purposes of such uses 
have been updated to include relevant insurance companies for the 
purpose of health and life insurance requests and eligibility and to 
the Department of Defense (DoD) for the purpose of preparing for and 
during actual emergencies, exercises or continuity of operations tests 
for the purpose of responding to emergency situations or to allow 
emergency service personnel to locate the individual(s).

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    Consistent with DHS's information sharing mission, information 
stored in the DHS/USCG-014 Military Pay and Personnel System may be 
shared with other DHS components, as well as appropriate federal, 
state, local, tribal, territorial, foreign, or international government 
agencies. This sharing will only take place after DHS determines that 
the receiving component or agency has a need to know the information to 
carry out national security, law enforcement, immigration, 
intelligence, or other functions consistent with the routine uses set 
forth in this system of records notice. This updated system will be 
included in DHS's inventory of record systems.

II. Privacy Act

    The Privacy Act embodies fair information practice principles in a 
statutory framework governing the means by which the U.S. Government 
collects, maintains, uses, and disseminates individuals' records. The 
Privacy Act applies to information that is maintained in a ``system of 
records.'' A ``system of records'' is a group of any records under the 
control of an agency for which information is stored and retrieved by 
the name of an individual or by some identifying number, symbol, or 
other identifying particular assigned to the individual. In the Privacy 
Act, an individual is defined to encompass U.S. citizens and lawful 
permanent residents. As a matter of policy, DHS extends administrative 
Privacy Act protections to all individuals where systems of records 
maintain information on U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, and 
visitors.
    Below is the description of the DHS/USCG-014 Military Pay and 
Personnel System of Records.

III. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

    This system of records contains individually identifiable health 
information. The HIPAA of 1996 applies to most of such health 
information. DoD 6025.18-R may place additional procedural requirements 
on the uses and disclosures of such information beyond those found in 
the Privacy Act of 1974 or mentioned in this system of records notice.
    In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552a(r), DHS has provided a report of 
this new system of records to the Office of Management and Budget and 
to Congress.
System of Records
    DHS/USCG-014

System name:
    DHS/USCG-014 Military Pay and Personnel System

Security classification:
    Unclassified.

System location:
    Records are maintained at USCG Headquarters in Washington, DC and 
field offices.

Categories of individuals covered by the system:
    Categories of individuals covered by this system include active and 
reserve service applicants and prospective applicants, civilian 
personnel, active duty, reserve, retired active duty and retired 
reserve USCG military personnel and their annuitants and dependents, 
separated military personnel, USCG auxiliary members, USCG exchange 
workers, and contractor personnel. Also included are active duty and 
retired National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Officers 
and their annuitants and dependents, as well as Officers of the 
Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) and their 
annuitants and dependents.

Categories of records in the system:
    Categories of records in this system include:
     Individual's name;
     Social security number;
     Employee identification number;
     Date and place of birth;
     Gender;
     Minority designation and nationality;
     Marital status;
     Limited medical related information to include dates of 
physical examinations, color blindness, immunizations, weight and body 
mass index (and compliance to standards);
     Other HIPAA related/protected data;
     Addresses;
     Total current monetary earnings, including overtime, 
computed to the nearest dollar;
     Number of hours worked;
     Leave accrual rate;
     Leave requests and balances;
     Health and life insurance requests and eligibility;
     Payroll deduction requests;
     Information for the purpose of validating legal 
requirements for garnishment of wages;
     Salary rate;
     Cash awards;
     Retirement withholdings;
     Background information to include work experience;
     Education records, including: highest level achieved; 
specialized education or training obtained in and outside of military 
service; non-traditional education support records; achievement and 
aptitude test results; academic performance records; correspondence 
course rate advancement records; military performance records; 
admissions processing records; grade reporting records; academic status 
records; and transcript maintenance records;
     Military duty assignments;
     Ranks held;
     Allowances;
     Personnel actions such as promotions, demotions, or 
separations;
     Record of instances of Uniform Code of Military Justice 
infractions;
     Performance evaluations;
     Background investigation, and security clearance 
information;
     Government credit card status;
     Individual's desires for future assignments, training 
requested, and notations by assignment officers;
     Information for determinations of waivers and remissions 
of indebtedness to the U.S. government;
     Travel claims, transportation claims, government bills of 
lading, and applications for shipment of household effects;
     USCG housing records, including: housing surveys, computer 
data summaries, and correspondence from the individual seeking housing;
     Information regarding IT training, IT system accounts, 
roles, permissions; and
     Names, dates of birth, addresses, social security numbers, 
and gender of annuitants and dependents of active duty, reserve, and 
retired active duty and reserve military members.

Authority for maintenance of the system:
    5 U.S.C. 301; The Federal Records Act, 44 U.S.C. 3101; 5 U.S.C. 
5501-5597; 10 U.S.C. 1043, 1147; 14 U.S.C. 92(I) 92(r), 93(g), 475, 
512, 620, 632, 645, 681, 687; 37 U.S.C. 406; 42 U.S.C. 213, 253; 49 CFR 
1.45, 1.46.

Purpose(s):
    The purpose of this system is to administer the USCG active duty, 
reserve, and retired active duty and retired reserve military pay and 
personnel system. To accomplish personnel accountability for USCG 
affiliated personnel in a natural or man-made disaster or when directed 
by the USCG Commandant. The USCG may also collect information about 
Service members and their dependents and civilian employees and their 
dependents as well as all personnel

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assigned to USCG for regular performance of duties including Officers 
of the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. PHS and personnel in exchange or 
reimbursable positions (per COOP requirements for personnel 
accountability), and for needs assessment as a result of the natural or 
man-made disaster.
    The USCG may also use this accountability data for accountability 
and assessment reporting exercises. The system is also used to 
administer USCG civilian personnel formal USCG training course 
management, security clearance data, competency, and accomplishment 
data as well as tracking IT training, IT system accounts, roles, and 
permissions for military, civilian, and contractor personnel. 
Additionally, the system is used to provide necessary information to 
the Department of Commerce (DOC) for NOAA Officers and to Department of 
Health and Human Services (HHS) for Officers of the Commissioned Corps 
of the U.S. PHS to administer their respective pay and personnel 
system.

Routine uses of records maintained in the system, including categories 
of users and the purposes of such uses:

    Note: This system of records contains individually identifiable 
health information. The HIPAA of 1996, applies to most of such 
health information. DoD 6025.18-R may place additional procedural 
requirements on the uses and disclosures of such information beyond 
those found in the Privacy Act of 1974 or mentioned in this system 
of records notice. Therefore, routine uses outlined below may not 
apply to such health information.

    In addition to those disclosures generally permitted under 5 U.S.C. 
552a(b) of the Privacy Act, all or a portion of the records of 
information contained in this system may be disclosed outside DHS as a 
routine use pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(3) as follows:
    A. To the Department of Justice (DOJ), including U.S. Attorney 
Offices, or other federal agency conducting litigation or in 
proceedings before any court, adjudicative or administrative body, when 
it is necessary to the litigation and one of the following is a party 
to the litigation or has an interest in such litigation:
    1. DHS or any component thereof;
    2. any employee of DHS in his/her official capacity;
    3. any employee of DHS in his/her individual capacity where DOJ or 
DHS has agreed to represent the employee; or
    4. the U.S. or any agency thereof, is a party to the litigation or 
has an interest in such litigation, and DHS determines that the records 
are both relevant and necessary to the litigation and the use of such 
records is compatible with the purpose for which DHS collected the 
records.
    B. To a congressional office from the record of an individual in 
response to an inquiry from that congressional office made at the 
request of the individual to whom the record pertains.
    C. To the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) or 
other federal government agencies pursuant to records management 
inspections being conducted under the authority of 44 U.S.C. 2904 and 
2906.
    D. To an agency, organization, or individual for the purpose of 
performing audit or oversight operations as authorized by law, but only 
such information as is necessary and relevant to such audit or 
oversight function.
    E. To appropriate agencies, entities, and persons when:
    1. DHS suspects or has confirmed that the security or 
confidentiality of information in the system of records has been 
compromised;
    2. The Department 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 DHS or another agency or entity) or harm to the 
individual 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 DHS's efforts to 
respond to the suspected or confirmed compromise and prevent, minimize, 
or remedy such harm.
    F. To contractors and their agents, grantees, experts, consultants, 
and others performing or working on a contract, service, grant, 
cooperative agreement, or other assignment for DHS, when necessary to 
accomplish an agency function related to this system of records. 
Individuals provided information under this routine use are subject to 
the same Privacy Act requirements and limitations on disclosure as are 
applicable to DHS officers and employees.
    G. To an appropriate federal, state, tribal, local, international, 
or foreign law enforcement agency or other appropriate authority 
charged with investigating or prosecuting a violation or enforcing or 
implementing a law, rule, regulation, or order, where a record, either 
on its face or in conjunction with other information, indicates a 
violation or potential violation of law, which includes criminal, 
civil, or regulatory violations and such disclosure is proper and 
consistent with the official duties of the person making the 
disclosure.
    H. To the Department of Treasury (DOT) for the purpose of 
disbursement of salary, U.S. Savings Bonds, allotments, or travel claim 
payments.
    I. To appropriate insurance agencies/companies for the purpose of 
health and life insurance requests and eligibility.
    J. To the DOC and HHS to administer their respective pay and 
personnel systems for NOAA Officers and Officers of the Commissioned 
Corps of the PHS, respectively.
    K. To Federal, State, and local government agencies to disclose 
earnings and tax information, including the Internal Revenue Service 
(IRS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA).
    L. To DoD and Veterans Administration (VA) for determinations of 
benefit eligibility for military members and their dependents.
    M. To DoD for manpower and readiness planning.
    N. To the Comptroller General for the purpose of processing waivers 
and remissions.
    O. To an individual's spouse, or person responsible for the care of 
the individual concerned when the individual to whom the record 
pertains is mentally incompetent, critically ill, or under other legal 
disability for the purpose of assuring the individual is receiving 
benefits or compensation they are entitled to receive.
    P. To a requesting government agency, organization, or individual 
the home address and other relevant information on those individuals 
who, it is reasonably believed, might have contracted an illness, been 
exposed to, or suffered from a health hazard while a member of 
government service.
    Q. To other government agencies for the purpose of earnings 
garnishment.
    R. To DoD for the purpose of preparing the Register of Officers and 
Register of Reserve Officers, which is provided to all USCG officers.
    S. To education institutions or training facilities for purposes of 
enrollment and verification of employee attendance and performance.
    T. To DoD for the purpose of preparing for and during actual 
emergencies, exercises or COOP tests for the purpose of responding to 
emergency situations or to allow emergency service.
    U. To the news media and the public, with the approval of the Chief 
Privacy Officer in consultation with counsel, when there exists a 
legitimate public interest in the disclosure of the information or when 
disclosure is

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necessary to preserve confidence in the integrity of DHS or is 
necessary to demonstrate the accountability of DHS's officers, 
employees, or individuals covered by the system, except to the extent 
it is determined that release of the specific information in the 
context of a particular case would constitute an unwarranted invasion 
of personal privacy.

Disclosure to consumer reporting agencies:
    None.

Policies and practices for storing, retrieving, accessing, retaining, 
and disposing of records in the system:
Storage:
    Records in this system are stored electronically or on paper in 
secure facilities in a locked drawer behind a locked door. The records 
are stored on magnetic disc, tape, digital media, CD-ROM, and DVD.

Retrievability:
    Records may be retrieved by name, social security number, or 
employee identification number.

Safeguards:
    Records in this system are safeguarded in accordance with 
applicable rules and policies, including all applicable DHS automated 
systems security and access policies as well as those of the USCG. A 
defense in depth strategy has been employed. Overlapping and 
complimentary management, operational and technical security controls 
have been implemented and followed to minimize the risk of compromising 
the confidentiality or adversely impacting the integrity of the 
information that is being stored, processed, and/or transmitted. Access 
to the computer system(s) containing the records in this system is 
limited to those individuals who have a verified need to know the 
information for the performance of their official duties and who have 
appropriate clearances or permissions.

Retention and disposal:
    In accordance with General Records Schedule (GRS) 9, Item 1c and 3, 
travel and transportation of household effects records are temporary 
and are destroyed seven years after the period covered by account.
    In accordance with NC1-26-76-2, item 359 and NC1-26-80-4, item 151, 
PHS Commissioned Officer Corps staffing and recruiting records are 
temporary and are transferred to the PHS Commission Personnel Operation 
Division upon completion of the USCG assignment.
    In accordance with NC1-26-76-2, items 559 and 561 and NC1-26-80-4, 
item 338b, military training and education records are temporary, 
including training courses and related material, school and training 
files containing correspondence, reports and related paper on USCG and 
Navy schools and trainee index cards. These records are destroyed when 
five years old. In accordance with GRS 2, item 29 b, civilian training 
education records are destroyed after five years.
    In accordance with NC1-26-80-4, items 338b, 338c, 338d and 338e, 
class folders containing military personal and service history, muster 
card files, and recruit training record cards are destroyed when one 
year old.
    In accordance with N1-330-04-1, item 1, military personnel system 
(Official Military Personnel File (OMPF)) records are permanent and 
folders are transferred to the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) 
six months after separation. OMPF records are transferred to NARA 62 
years after the date of retirement or separation.
    In accordance with NC1-26-76-2, items 583a and 584a and N1-330-04-
1, item 1, officer selection and appointment system records, officer 
candidates and direct commission program application for selected 
applicants are filed in the OMPF.
    In accordance with NC1-26-76-2, item 583b, non-selected officer 
candidate applicant's records are destroyed six months after deadline 
dates for class which application is made.
    In accordance with NC1-26-79-2, item 584b, non-selected direct 
commission program applicants records are destroyed one year from date 
of board by which considered.
    In accordance with NC1-26-80-4, item 337b, Officer Candidates 
School and direct commission officer applicant files containing copies 
of applications for appointment in the USCG reserve, interviews, 
reports, and medical examination are destroyed when one year after 
period covered by account.
    In accordance with NC1-26-76-2, item 587, applicant files are 
destroyed one year after the period covered by account.
    In accordance with GAO-SCHED/5/1 and NC1-26-80-4, item 99d, 
military pay records are destroyed 56 years after the period covered by 
account.
    In accordance with SSIC 7400, item 1 and NC1-26-76-2, items 184 and 
99s, military personnel FICA wage credit, federal income tax listings, 
leave and earnings statements and pay records are microfilmed and 
retained onsite for four years, then archived at the Federal Record 
Center, and destroyed 50 years after the period covered by account.
    In accordance with GRS 15, item 3, USCG family housing records are 
temporary and destroyed two years after the period covered by account.
    In accordance with GRS 25, item 1a, outside employment of active 
duty USCG personnel records are temporary and destroyed when three 
years old or when superseded or obsolete, whichever is later.
    Duplicate magnetic copies of the pay and personnel record are 
retained at an offsite facility for a useful life of seven years.
    In accordance with GRS 24, item 61, information regarding IT 
training, IT system accounts, roles, permissions, Automatic 
Identification System user access authorization/revocation, and 
password files are destroyed one year after user account is terminated, 
password altered, or when no longer needed for investigative or 
security purposes.
    Paper records for waivers and remissions are retained on site and 
destroyed six years three months after the determination.
    In accordance with GRS 2, item 18, paper records to determine legal 
sufficiency for garnishment are destroyed six years three months after 
the period covered by account when the member separates from service or 
garnishment is terminated. Federal employee records are destroyed three 
years after garnishment is terminated.
    Records concerning congressional correspondence are maintained 
indefinitely because they have been determined to be of historical 
value.

System Manager and address:
    For active duty military personnel, civilian personnel, and 
separated personnel of the USCG: Chief, Office of Personnel, USCG 
Headquarters, 2100 2nd Street, SW., Washington, DC 20593-0001. For USCG 
reserve military personnel and retired USCG reserve military personnel 
waiting pay at age 60: Chief, Office of Reserve Affairs, USCG 
Headquarters, 2100 2nd Street, SW., Washington, DC 20593-0001. For USCG 
waivers and remissions: Chief, Personnel Services Division, Office of 
Military Personnel, USCG Headquarters, 2100 2nd Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20593-0001. For records used to determine legal 
sufficiency for garnishment of wages and pay records: Commanding 
Officer, USCG, Personnel Services Center, 444 SE., Quincy Street, 
Topeka, KS 66683-3591. For data added to the decentralized data segment 
the commanding officer, officer-in-charge of the unit handling the 
military

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personnel's pay and personnel record, or Chief, Administrative Services 
Division for individuals whose records are handled by USCG Headquarters 
2100 2nd Street, SW., Washington, DC 20593-0001.
    For active and reserve service applicants and prospective 
applicants: Commanding Officer, USCG Recruiting Command, STOP 7500, 
2300 Wilson Blvd. Suite 500, Arlington, VA 20598-7500.
    For retired active USCG military personnel and their annuitants and 
dependents: Commanding Officer, USCG, Personnel Services Center, 444 
SE., Quincy Street, Topeka, KS 66683-3591.
    For USCG auxiliary members: Director of Auxiliary, USCG, 2100 2ND 
ST, SW., STOP 7581, Washington, DC 20593-7581.
    For USCG exchange workers: Commandant (G-WPX), USCG Exchange 
System, CGES & MWR Headquarters, 870 Greenbrier Circle, Greenbrier 
Tower II, Suite 502, Chesapeake, VA 23320-2681.
    For contractor personnel: Commandant (USCG-9), USCG Headquarters, 
1900 Half Street, SW., Washington, DC 20593.
    For NOAA members: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 
Commissioned Personnel Division, 11400 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 
20852.
    For Officers of the Commissioned Corps: U.S. Public Health Service 
Office of Commissioned Corps Operations, 1100 Wootton Parkway, Suite 
100, Rockville, MD 20852.

Notification procedure:
    Individuals seeking notification of and access to any record 
contained in this system of records, or seeking to contest its content, 
may submit a request in writing to: For active duty military personnel 
of the USCG: Chief, Office of Personnel, USCG Headquarters, 2100 2nd 
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20593-0001. For USCG reserve military 
personnel and retired USCG reserve military personnel awaiting pay at 
age 60: Chief, Office of Reserve Affairs, USCG Headquarters, 2100 2nd 
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20593-0001. For USCG waivers and 
remissions: Chief, Personnel Services Division, Office of Military 
Personnel, USCG Headquarters, 2100 2nd Street, SW., Washington, DC 
20593-0001. For records used to determine legal sufficiency for 
garnishment of wages and pay records: Commanding Officer, USCG, 
Personnel Services Center, 444 SE., Quincy Street, Topeka, KS 66683-
3591. For data added to the decentralized data segment the commanding 
officer, officer-in-charge of the unit handling the individual's pay 
and personnel record, or Chief, Administrative Services Division for 
individuals whose records are handled by USCG Headquarters, 2100 2nd 
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20593-0001.
    For NOAA members: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 
Commissioned Personnel Division, 11400 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 
20852.
    For Officers of the Commissioned Corps: U.S. Public Health Service, 
Office of Commissioned Corps Operations, 1100 Wootton Parkway, Suite 
100, Rockville, MD 20852. If an individual believes more than one 
component maintains Privacy Act records, the individual may submit the 
request to the Chief Privacy Officer and Chief Freedom of Information 
Act Officer, Department of Homeland Security, 245 Murray Drive, SW., 
Building 410, STOP-0655, Washington, DC 20528.
    When seeking records about yourself from this system of records or 
any other USCG system of records your request must conform with the 
Privacy Act regulations set forth in 6 CFR part 5. You must first 
verify your identity, meaning that you must provide your full name, 
current address and date and place of birth. You must sign your 
request, and your signature must either be notarized or submitted under 
28 U.S.C. 1746, a law that permits statements to be made under penalty 
of perjury as a substitute for notarization. While no specific form is 
required, you may obtain forms for this purpose from the Chief Privacy 
Officer and Chief Freedom of Information Act Officer, http://www.dhs.gov or 1-(866) 431-0486. In addition you should provide the 
following:
     An explanation of why you believe the Department would 
have information on you;
     Identify which component(s) of the Department you believe 
may have the information about you;
     Specify when you believe the records would have been 
created;
     Provide any other information that will help the FOIA 
staff determine which DHS component agency may have responsive records; 
and
     If your request is seeking records pertaining to another 
living individual, you must include a statement from that individual 
certifying his/her agreement for you to access his/her records.
    Without this bulleted information the USCG may not be able to 
conduct an effective search, and your request may be denied due to lack 
of specificity or lack of compliance with applicable regulations.

Record access procedures:
    See ``Notification procedure'' above.

Contesting record procedures:
    See ``Notification procedure'' above.

Record source categories:
    Individuals, USCG personnel officials, NOAA personnel officials, 
DoD, PHS personnel officials, previous employers, educational 
institutions, court records, and test results.

Exemptions claimed for the system:
    None.

    Dated: September 22, 2011.
Mary Ellen Callahan,
Chief Privacy Officer, Department of Homeland Security.
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