Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of Updated Systems of Records, 22405-22408 [E8-8925]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 81 / Friday, April 25, 2008 / Notices 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: Information may be collected on paper or electronically and may be stored as paper forms or on computers. RETRIEVABILITY: By name; may also be crossreferenced to Social Security Number. SAFEGUARDS: When not in use by an authorized person, paper records are stored in lockable metal file cabinets or secured rooms. Electronic records are protected by the use of passwords. RETENTION AND DISPOSAL: Disposition of records is according to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) guidelines, as set forth in the handbook, GSA Records Maintenance and Disposition System (OAD P 1820.2) and authorized GSA records schedules. SYSTEM MANAGER AND ADDRESS: Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (C), Office of Human Capital Management (CH), General Services Administration, 1800 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20405. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE: Individuals may submit a request on whether a system contains records about them to: Office of the Chief People Officer (C), General Services Administration, 1800 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20405. RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES: Requests from individuals for access to their records should be addressed to the system manager. 20:20 Apr 24, 2008 Jkt 214001 GSA rules for access to systems of records, contesting the contents of systems of records, and appealing initial determinations are published in the Federal Register, 41 CFR part 105–64. Dated: April 16, 2008. Cheryl M. Paige, Director, Office of Information Management. GSA/PPFM–7 SYSTEM NAME: Credit Data on Individual Debtors. RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES: Information is provided by GSA employees who apply for child care subsidies. Furnishing of the information is voluntary. SYSTEM LOCATION: GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION Records are located at the following GSA Central Office and Regional addresses of the GSA Office of Finance: • GSA Building, 1800 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20405. • Bannister Complex, 1500 East Bannister Road, Kansas City, MO 64131. • Fritz G. Lanham Federal Building, 819 Taylor Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102. Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of Updated Systems of Records CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM: [FR Doc. E8–8924 Filed 4–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–34–P General Services Administration. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: STORAGE: VerDate Aug<31>2005 CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES: 22405 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 in response to OMB M– 07–16. This notice is a compilation of updated Privacy Act system of record notices. DATES: Effective May 27, 2008. Call or e-mail the GSA Privacy Act Officer: telephone 202–208–1317; e-mail gsa.privacyact@gsa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: GSA Privacy Act Officer (CIB), General Services Administration, 1800 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20405. ADDRESSES: GSA undertook and completed an agencywide review of its Privacy Act systems of records. As a result of the review GSA is publishing updated Privacy Act systems of records notices. Rather than make numerous piecemeal revisions, GSA is republishing updated notices for one of its systems. Nothing in the revised system notices 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. The updated system notices also include the new requirement from OMB Memorandum M–07–16 regarding a new routine use that allows agencies to disclose information in connection with a response and remedial efforts in the event of a data breach. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Individuals covered include employees, former employees, and other individuals who are indebted to GSA or any other agency or department of the United States; a State, territory or commonwealth of the United States, or the District of Columbia (hereinafter collectively referred to as ‘‘States’’); or individuals that may become indebted to GSA or another agency or department of the United States as the result of a privately owned vehicle (POV) being involved in an accident with a GSA Fleet vehicle. CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: The records may contain information from commercial and agency investigative reports showing debtors’ assets, liabilities, income, and expenses; identifying information, such as names and taxpayer identification numbers (TINs) (i.e., Social Security Numbers or employer identification numbers); debtor contact information, such as work and home address, and work and home telephone numbers; and name of employer and employer address. The records for claims against nongovernmental individuals (i.e., claims arising from vehicle accidents) may contain information on privately owned vehicles (POVs), including, but not limited to: (a) The owner, year, make, model, tag number and State of the vehicle; and (b) the driver’s or owner’s insurance company information, including name, address, telephone number and policy number. Debts include unpaid taxes, loans, assessments, fines, fees, penalties, overpayments, advances, extensions of credit from sales of goods or services, third-party claims, and other amounts of money or property owed to, or collected by, GSA, any other Federal entity or a State, including past-due support that is E:\FR\FM\25APN1.SGM 25APN1 22406 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 81 / Friday, April 25, 2008 / Notices being enforced by a State. The records also may contain information about: (a) The debt, such as the original amount of the debt, the debt account number, the date of debt origination, the amount of delinquency or default, date of delinquency or default, the basis for the debt, the amounts accrued for interest, penalties, and administrative costs; and the payments on the account; (b) actions taken to collect or resolve the debt, such as demand letters or invoices sent, documents or information required for referral of accounts to collection agencies, to other Federal entities, or for litigation, and notes taken regarding telephone or other communications related to the collection or resolution of the debt; and (c) the referring or collecting governmental entity that is collecting or is owed the debt, such as the name, telephone number, and address of the governmental entity contact. AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM: 5 U.S.C. 5514, 31 U.S.C. 3701 and 3702, 31 U.S.C. 3711 et seq., 31 U.S.C. 6503, and 26 U.S.C. 6402. PURPOSE: The purpose of the system is to assemble and maintain information on individuals who are indebted to GSA, other Federal entities, and States for the purpose of effecting enforced collections from the debtors, including past-due support enforced by States. The information contained in the records is maintained for the purpose of taking action to facilitate collection and resolution of debts using various methods, including, but not limited to, requesting repayment of debt by telephone or in writing, pursuing offset, levy, administrative wage garnishment, centralized salary offset, referral to collection agencies or litigation, and using other collection or resolution methods authorized or required by law. The information is also maintained for the purpose of providing collection information about the debt to other Federal entities or States collecting the debt, providing statistical information on debt collection operations, and testing and developing enhancements to computer systems containing the records. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES ROUTINE USES OF THE SYSTEM OF RECORDS, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF THE USERS AND THEIR PURPOSE FOR USING THE SYSTEM: In addition to the disclosures permitted under subsection (b) of the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. 552a(b), GSA may disclose information contained in this system of records without the consent of the subject individual if the disclosure VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:20 Apr 24, 2008 Jkt 214001 is compatible with the purpose for which the record was collected under the following routine uses: a. In any legal proceeding, where pertinent, to which GSA 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 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. d. To any Federal agency where the debtor is employed or receiving some form of remuneration for the purpose of enabling that agency to collect a debt owed the Federal government on GSA’s behalf. GSA may negotiate with the debtor for voluntary repayment or may initiate administrative or salary offset procedures or other authorized debt collection methods under the provisions of the Debt Collection Act of 1982, 5 U.S.C. 5514, or the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, 31 U.S.C. 3701 et seq. 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 any Federal, State or local agency, U.S. Territory or commonwealth, or the District of Columbia, or their agents or contractors, including private collection agencies (consumer and commercial): (1) To facilitate the collection of debts through the use of any combination of various debt collection methods required or authorized by law, including, but not limited to: Requests for repayment by telephone or in writing; negotiation of voluntary repayment or compromise agreements; offsets of Federal payments, which may include the disclosure of information contained in the records for the purpose of providing the debtor with appropriate pre-offset notice and to otherwise comply with offset prerequisites, to facilitate voluntary repayment in lieu of offset, and to otherwise effectuate the offset process; referral of debts to private collection agencies, to Treasurydesignated debt collection centers, or for litigation; obtaining administrative and court-ordered wage garnishment; conducting debt sales; publishing names and identities of delinquent debtors in the media or other appropriate places; PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 creating a Centralized Salary Offset program; and pursuing any other debt collection method authorized by law. (2) To conduct computerized comparisons to locate Federal payments to be made to debtors. (3) To conduct authorized computer matching programs in compliance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a, to identify and locate individuals receiving Federal payments (including but not limited to salaries, wages and benefits), which may include the disclosure of information contained in the records for the purpose of requesting voluntary repayment or implementing Federal employee salary offset or other offset procedures. (4) To collect a debt owed to GSA, another Federal entity, or State through the offset of payments made by States, territories, commonwealths, or the District of Columbia. (5) To account for or report on the status of debts for which such entity has a financial or other legitimate need for the information in the performance of official duties. (6) To deny Federal financial assistance in the form of loans or loan guarantees to an individual who owes a delinquent debt to GSA or another Federal entity or who owes delinquent child support that has been referred to GSA for collection by administrative offset. (7) To develop, enhance, and/or test databases, matching communications, or other computerized systems that facilitate debt collection processes. (8) To provide assistance with any other appropriate debt collection purpose. g. To a Member of Congress or staff on behalf of and at the request of the individual who is the subject of the record. h. To any individual or entity: (1) To facilitate the collection of debts through the use of any combination of various debt collection methods required or authorized by law, including, but not limited to: pursuing administrative or court-ordered wage garnishment; reporting information to commercial credit bureaus; conducting asset searches; publishing the names and identities of delinquent debtors in the media or other appropriate places; conducting debt sales; or initiating Centralized Salary Offsets. (2) To deny Federal financial assistance in the form of loans or loan guarantees to an individual who owes a delinquent debt to the United States or delinquent child support that has been referred to GSA for collection by administrative offset. E:\FR\FM\25APN1.SGM 25APN1 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 81 / Friday, April 25, 2008 / Notices (3) To pursue any other appropriate debt collection purpose, such as to credit reporting agencies or credit bureaus for the purpose of adding to a credit history file or obtaining a credit history file or comparable credit information for use in debt collection. As authorized by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, 31 U.S.C. 3701 et seq., GSA may report current (not delinquent) and delinquent consumer or commercial debts to these entities to aid the collection of debts, typically by providing an incentive to the person to repay the debt in a timely manner. GSA may report on delinquent debts to the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Credit Alert Interactive Voice Response System (CAIVRS). i. To the Internal Revenue Service and applicable State and local governments for tax reporting purposes. Under the provisions of the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, 31 U.S.C. 3701 et seq., GSA is permitted to provide the Department of Treasury with Form 1099–C information on canceled or forgiven debts so that the Department of Treasury may file the form on GSA’s behalf with the IRS. W– 2 and 1099 Forms contain information on items to be considered as income to an individual, including payments to persons not treated as employees (e.g., fees paid to consultants and experts) and amounts written-off as legally or administratively uncollectible in whole or in part. j. To banks enrolled in the Treasury Credit Card Network to collect a payment or debt when the individual has given his or her credit card number for this purpose. k. To the Department of Treasury or other Federal agency with whom GSA has entered into an agreement establishing the terms and conditions for debt collection cross servicing operations on behalf of GSA to satisfy, in whole or in part, debts owed to the United States. Cross servicing includes the possible use of all debt collections tools such as administrative offset, referral to debt collection contractors, and referral to the Department of Justice. l. To the Department of Treasury, government corporations, State or local agencies, or other Federal agencies to conduct computer matching programs for the purpose of identifying and locating individuals who are receiving Federal salaries or benefit payments and are delinquent in their repayment of debts owed to the United States under certain programs administered by the GSA in order to collect the debts under the provisions of the Debt Collection Act of 1982, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 5514, VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:20 Apr 24, 2008 Jkt 214001 or the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, 31 U.S.C. 3701 et seq., by voluntary payment or administrative or salary offset procedures. m. To the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) for records management purposes. n. To or from the Department of Treasury for the purpose of allowing the GSA National Payroll Center (NPC) to participate in the Centralized Salary Offset (CSO) program, or similar offset program. Agencies must notify the Department of Treasury of all delinquent debts over 180 days past due so that recovery may be made by centralized administrative offset. This includes debts that GSA seeks to recover from the pay account of an employee of another agency by salary offset, or by another agency seeking recovery from a GSA employee, including client agency employees, by salary offset. o. To or from another agency or department of the United States when a GSA Fleet vehicle has been involved in an accident with an individual or commercial POV. Disclosure to consumer reporting agencies: Disclosures pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(12) may be made from this system to consumer reporting agencies as defined in the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. 1681a(f), or the Federal Claims Collection Act of 1966, as amended, 31 U.S.C. 3701(a)(3) and 3711(e). p. To an expert, consultant, or contractor of GSA in the performance of a Federal duty to which the information is relevant. q. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22407 POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING, AND DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: STORAGE: Paper records are maintained in file folders and/or boxes and stored in lockable filing cabinets or file room until archived at NARA, or in electronic form in computers or other electronic media. RETRIEVABILITY: Records are maintained by name and claim number and are cross-referenced with the Social Security Number (when available). SAFEGUARDS: Records are stored in guarded buildings and/or in areas controlled by authorized personnel. Computer files are protected by the use of passwords and other appropriate security measures. RETENTION AND DISPOSAL: Records for files submitted to the Financial Management Service for cross servicing per the Debt Collection Act of 1996 are maintained on site for the time period at FMS (up to 10 years). Records for closed files are sent to the National Archives and Records Administration and are retained for 6 years and 3 months. SYSTEM MANAGER AND ADDRESS: Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Office of Financial Policy and Operations, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20405. NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE: Inquiries by individuals under the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a) regarding claims pertaining to themselves should be addressed to the system manager. All individuals making inquiries should provide as much descriptive information as possible to identify the particular record desired. The system manager will advise as to whether GSA maintains the records requested by the individual. RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES: Requests from individuals for access to records should be addressed to the system manager and should include the individual’s name and address. CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES: GSA rules for contesting the contents of the records and for appealing initial determinations are promulgated in 41 CFR 105.64. RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES: Information in this system is obtained from individual debtors; credit bureaus; E:\FR\FM\25APN1.SGM 25APN1 22408 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 81 / Friday, April 25, 2008 / Notices agency investigative reports; other GSA systems of records; Federal and State agencies to which debts are owed; Federal employing agencies and other entities that employ the individual; Federal and State agencies issuing payments; collection agencies; locator and asset search companies; Federal, State or local agencies furnishings identifying information and/or addresses of debtors; or from public documents. [FR Doc. E8–8925 Filed 4–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–34–P GSA/PPFM–6 SYSTEM NAME: Employee Credit Reports. SYSTEM LOCATION: The system is located in the General Services Administration, Heartland Finance Center, Financial Information Control Division, 1500 East Bannister Road, Kansas City, MO 64131. CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM: GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of Updated Systems of Records General Services Administration. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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 in response to OMB M– 07–16. This notice is a compilation of updated Privacy Act system of record notices. DATES: Dated: April 16, 2008. Cheryl M. Paige, Director, Office of Information Management. Effective May 27, 2008. Call or e-mail the GSA Privacy Act Officer: telephone 202–208–1317; e-mail gsa.privacyact@gsa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Present and former employees and/or contractors who have refused to abide by the terms of their training agreement or other employment-related contracts, and thereby have incurred a liability to the Government. When appropriate, similar information is gathered on their spouses. CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: Information that may be stored includes but is not limited to, name and address, age, number of dependents, name of employer, nature of business, position held/time held, full or parttime employment, net worth and what it consists of, annual earned income, other income, reputation, credit record, financial records, and personal history. The records are used in GSA to investigate employees who default on employment-related contracts. GSA Privacy Act Officer (CIB), General Services Administration, 1800 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20405. AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM: GSA undertook and completed an agencywide review of its Privacy Act systems of records. As a result of the review GSA is publishing updated Privacy Act systems of records notices. Rather than make numerous piecemeal revisions, GSA is republishing updated notices for one of its systems. Nothing in the revised system notices 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. The updated system notices also include the new requirement from OMB Memorandum M–07–16 regarding a new routine use that allows agencies to disclose information in connection with a response and remedial efforts in the event of a data breach. To assemble and maintain information on individuals who are indebted to GSA and other Federal entities for the purpose of effecting enforced collections from the debtors. The information contained in the records is maintained for the purpose of taking action to facilitate collection and resolution of debts using various methods, including, but not limited to, requesting repayment of debt by telephone or in writing, pursuing offset, administrative wage garnishment, centralized salary offset, referral to collection agencies or litigation, and using other collection or resolution methods authorized or required by law. The information is also maintained for the purpose of providing collection information about the debt to other Federal entities collecting the debt, and providing statistical information on debt collection operations. ADDRESSES: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:20 Apr 24, 2008 Jkt 214001 31 U.S.C. 3711(e). PURPOSE: PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ROUTINE USES OF THE SYSTEM RECORDS, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND THEIR PURPOSE FOR USING THE SYSTEM: a. In any legal proceeding, where pertinent, to which GSA 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 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. d. 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. e. To a Member of Congress or staff on behalf of and at the request of the individual who is the subject of the record. f. To an expert, consultant, or contractor of GSA in the performance of a Federal duty to which the information is relevant. g. To the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) for records management purposes. h. To appropriate agencies, entities, and persons with (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: The paper records are maintained in file folders and/or boxes and stored in filing cabinets or file room until archived at NARA, or in electronic form in computers or other electronic media. E:\FR\FM\25APN1.SGM 25APN1

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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION


Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of Updated Systems of Records

AGENCY: General Services Administration.

ACTION: Notice.

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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 in response to OMB M-07-16. This 
notice is a compilation of updated Privacy Act system of record 
notices.

DATES: Effective May 27, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Call or e-mail the GSA Privacy Act 
Officer: telephone 202-208-1317; e-mail gsa.privacyact@gsa.gov.

ADDRESSES: GSA Privacy Act Officer (CIB), General Services 
Administration, 1800 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20405.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: GSA undertook and completed an agency-wide 
review of its Privacy Act systems of records. As a result of the review 
GSA is publishing updated Privacy Act systems of records notices. 
Rather than make numerous piecemeal revisions, GSA is republishing 
updated notices for one of its systems. Nothing in the revised system 
notices 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. The updated system notices also include the new requirement 
from OMB Memorandum M-07-16 regarding a new routine use that allows 
agencies to disclose information in connection with a response and 
remedial efforts in the event of a data breach.

    Dated: April 16, 2008.
Cheryl M. Paige,
Director, Office of Information Management.
GSA/PPFM-7

SYSTEM NAME:
    Credit Data on Individual Debtors.

SYSTEM LOCATION:
    Records are located at the following GSA Central Office and 
Regional addresses of the GSA Office of Finance:
     GSA Building, 1800 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20405.
     Bannister Complex, 1500 East Bannister Road, Kansas City, 
MO 64131.
     Fritz G. Lanham Federal Building, 819 Taylor Street, Fort 
Worth, TX 76102.

CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM:
    Individuals covered include employees, former employees, and other 
individuals who are indebted to GSA or any other agency or department 
of the United States; a State, territory or commonwealth of the United 
States, or the District of Columbia (hereinafter collectively referred 
to as ``States''); or individuals that may become indebted to GSA or 
another agency or department of the United States as the result of a 
privately owned vehicle (POV) being involved in an accident with a GSA 
Fleet vehicle.

CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
    The records may contain information from commercial and agency 
investigative reports showing debtors' assets, liabilities, income, and 
expenses; identifying information, such as names and taxpayer 
identification numbers (TINs) (i.e., Social Security Numbers or 
employer identification numbers); debtor contact information, such as 
work and home address, and work and home telephone numbers; and name of 
employer and employer address. The records for claims against 
nongovernmental individuals (i.e., claims arising from vehicle 
accidents) may contain information on privately owned vehicles (POVs), 
including, but not limited to: (a) The owner, year, make, model, tag 
number and State of the vehicle; and (b) the driver's or owner's 
insurance company information, including name, address, telephone 
number and policy number. Debts include unpaid taxes, loans, 
assessments, fines, fees, penalties, overpayments, advances, extensions 
of credit from sales of goods or services, third-party claims, and 
other amounts of money or property owed to, or collected by, GSA, any 
other Federal entity or a State, including past-due support that is

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being enforced by a State. The records also may contain information 
about: (a) The debt, such as the original amount of the debt, the debt 
account number, the date of debt origination, the amount of delinquency 
or default, date of delinquency or default, the basis for the debt, the 
amounts accrued for interest, penalties, and administrative costs; and 
the payments on the account; (b) actions taken to collect or resolve 
the debt, such as demand letters or invoices sent, documents or 
information required for referral of accounts to collection agencies, 
to other Federal entities, or for litigation, and notes taken regarding 
telephone or other communications related to the collection or 
resolution of the debt; and (c) the referring or collecting 
governmental entity that is collecting or is owed the debt, such as the 
name, telephone number, and address of the governmental entity contact.

AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:
    5 U.S.C. 5514, 31 U.S.C. 3701 and 3702, 31 U.S.C. 3711 et seq., 31 
U.S.C. 6503, and 26 U.S.C. 6402.

Purpose:
    The purpose of the system is to assemble and maintain information 
on individuals who are indebted to GSA, other Federal entities, and 
States for the purpose of effecting enforced collections from the 
debtors, including past-due support enforced by States. The information 
contained in the records is maintained for the purpose of taking action 
to facilitate collection and resolution of debts using various methods, 
including, but not limited to, requesting repayment of debt by 
telephone or in writing, pursuing offset, levy, administrative wage 
garnishment, centralized salary offset, referral to collection agencies 
or litigation, and using other collection or resolution methods 
authorized or required by law. The information is also maintained for 
the purpose of providing collection information about the debt to other 
Federal entities or States collecting the debt, providing statistical 
information on debt collection operations, and testing and developing 
enhancements to computer systems containing the records.

ROUTINE USES OF THE SYSTEM OF RECORDS, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF THE 
USERS AND THEIR PURPOSE FOR USING THE SYSTEM:
    In addition to the disclosures permitted under subsection (b) of 
the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. 552a(b), GSA may disclose information 
contained in this system of records without the consent of the subject 
individual if the disclosure is compatible with the purpose for which 
the record was collected under the following routine uses:
    a. In any legal proceeding, where pertinent, to which GSA 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 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.
    d. To any Federal agency where the debtor is employed or receiving 
some form of remuneration for the purpose of enabling that agency to 
collect a debt owed the Federal government on GSA's behalf. GSA may 
negotiate with the debtor for voluntary repayment or may initiate 
administrative or salary offset procedures or other authorized debt 
collection methods under the provisions of the Debt Collection Act of 
1982, 5 U.S.C. 5514, or the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, 31 
U.S.C. 3701 et seq.
    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 any Federal, State or local agency, U.S. Territory or 
commonwealth, or the District of Columbia, or their agents or 
contractors, including private collection agencies (consumer and 
commercial):
    (1) To facilitate the collection of debts through the use of any 
combination of various debt collection methods required or authorized 
by law, including, but not limited to: Requests for repayment by 
telephone or in writing; negotiation of voluntary repayment or 
compromise agreements; offsets of Federal payments, which may include 
the disclosure of information contained in the records for the purpose 
of providing the debtor with appropriate pre-offset notice and to 
otherwise comply with offset prerequisites, to facilitate voluntary 
repayment in lieu of offset, and to otherwise effectuate the offset 
process; referral of debts to private collection agencies, to Treasury-
designated debt collection centers, or for litigation; obtaining 
administrative and court-ordered wage garnishment; conducting debt 
sales; publishing names and identities of delinquent debtors in the 
media or other appropriate places; creating a Centralized Salary Offset 
program; and pursuing any other debt collection method authorized by 
law.
    (2) To conduct computerized comparisons to locate Federal payments 
to be made to debtors.
    (3) To conduct authorized computer matching programs in compliance 
with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a, to identify 
and locate individuals receiving Federal payments (including but not 
limited to salaries, wages and benefits), which may include the 
disclosure of information contained in the records for the purpose of 
requesting voluntary repayment or implementing Federal employee salary 
offset or other offset procedures.
    (4) To collect a debt owed to GSA, another Federal entity, or State 
through the offset of payments made by States, territories, 
commonwealths, or the District of Columbia.
    (5) To account for or report on the status of debts for which such 
entity has a financial or other legitimate need for the information in 
the performance of official duties.
    (6) To deny Federal financial assistance in the form of loans or 
loan guarantees to an individual who owes a delinquent debt to GSA or 
another Federal entity or who owes delinquent child support that has 
been referred to GSA for collection by administrative offset.
    (7) To develop, enhance, and/or test databases, matching 
communications, or other computerized systems that facilitate debt 
collection processes.
    (8) To provide assistance with any other appropriate debt 
collection purpose.
    g. To a Member of Congress or staff on behalf of and at the request 
of the individual who is the subject of the record.
    h. To any individual or entity:
    (1) To facilitate the collection of debts through the use of any 
combination of various debt collection methods required or authorized 
by law, including, but not limited to: pursuing administrative or 
court-ordered wage garnishment; reporting information to commercial 
credit bureaus; conducting asset searches; publishing the names and 
identities of delinquent debtors in the media or other appropriate 
places; conducting debt sales; or initiating Centralized Salary 
Offsets.
    (2) To deny Federal financial assistance in the form of loans or 
loan guarantees to an individual who owes a delinquent debt to the 
United States or delinquent child support that has been referred to GSA 
for collection by administrative offset.

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    (3) To pursue any other appropriate debt collection purpose, such 
as to credit reporting agencies or credit bureaus for the purpose of 
adding to a credit history file or obtaining a credit history file or 
comparable credit information for use in debt collection. As authorized 
by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, 31 U.S.C. 3701 et seq., 
GSA may report current (not delinquent) and delinquent consumer or 
commercial debts to these entities to aid the collection of debts, 
typically by providing an incentive to the person to repay the debt in 
a timely manner. GSA may report on delinquent debts to the Department 
of Housing and Urban Development's Credit Alert Interactive Voice 
Response System (CAIVRS).
    i. To the Internal Revenue Service and applicable State and local 
governments for tax reporting purposes. Under the provisions of the 
Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, 31 U.S.C. 3701 et seq., GSA is 
permitted to provide the Department of Treasury with Form 1099-C 
information on canceled or forgiven debts so that the Department of 
Treasury may file the form on GSA's behalf with the IRS. W-2 and 1099 
Forms contain information on items to be considered as income to an 
individual, including payments to persons not treated as employees 
(e.g., fees paid to consultants and experts) and amounts written-off as 
legally or administratively uncollectible in whole or in part.
    j. To banks enrolled in the Treasury Credit Card Network to collect 
a payment or debt when the individual has given his or her credit card 
number for this purpose.
    k. To the Department of Treasury or other Federal agency with whom 
GSA has entered into an agreement establishing the terms and conditions 
for debt collection cross servicing operations on behalf of GSA to 
satisfy, in whole or in part, debts owed to the United States. Cross 
servicing includes the possible use of all debt collections tools such 
as administrative offset, referral to debt collection contractors, and 
referral to the Department of Justice.
    l. To the Department of Treasury, government corporations, State or 
local agencies, or other Federal agencies to conduct computer matching 
programs for the purpose of identifying and locating individuals who 
are receiving Federal salaries or benefit payments and are delinquent 
in their repayment of debts owed to the United States under certain 
programs administered by the GSA in order to collect the debts under 
the provisions of the Debt Collection Act of 1982, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 
5514, or the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, 31 U.S.C. 3701 et 
seq., by voluntary payment or administrative or salary offset 
procedures.
    m. To the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) for 
records management purposes.
    n. To or from the Department of Treasury for the purpose of 
allowing the GSA National Payroll Center (NPC) to participate in the 
Centralized Salary Offset (CSO) program, or similar offset program. 
Agencies must notify the Department of Treasury of all delinquent debts 
over 180 days past due so that recovery may be made by centralized 
administrative offset. This includes debts that GSA seeks to recover 
from the pay account of an employee of another agency by salary offset, 
or by another agency seeking recovery from a GSA employee, including 
client agency employees, by salary offset.
    o. To or from another agency or department of the United States 
when a GSA Fleet vehicle has been involved in an accident with an 
individual or commercial POV. Disclosure to consumer reporting 
agencies: Disclosures pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(12) may be made from 
this system to consumer reporting agencies as defined in the Fair 
Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. 1681a(f), or the Federal Claims 
Collection Act of 1966, as amended, 31 U.S.C. 3701(a)(3) and 3711(e).
    p. To an expert, consultant, or contractor of GSA in the 
performance of a Federal duty to which the information is relevant.
    q. 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 maintained in file folders and/or boxes and 
stored in lockable filing cabinets or file room until archived at NARA, 
or in electronic form in computers or other electronic media.

RETRIEVABILITY:
    Records are maintained by name and claim number and are cross-
referenced with the Social Security Number (when available).

SAFEGUARDS:
    Records are stored in guarded buildings and/or in areas controlled 
by authorized personnel. Computer files are protected by the use of 
passwords and other appropriate security measures.

RETENTION AND DISPOSAL:
    Records for files submitted to the Financial Management Service for 
cross servicing per the Debt Collection Act of 1996 are maintained on 
site for the time period at FMS (up to 10 years). Records for closed 
files are sent to the National Archives and Records Administration and 
are retained for 6 years and 3 months.

SYSTEM MANAGER AND ADDRESS:
    Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Office of Financial Policy and 
Operations, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street, NW., 
Washington, DC 20405.

NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE:
    Inquiries by individuals under the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended 
(5 U.S.C. 552a) regarding claims pertaining to themselves should be 
addressed to the system manager. All individuals making inquiries 
should provide as much descriptive information as possible to identify 
the particular record desired. The system manager will advise as to 
whether GSA maintains the records requested by the individual.

RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES:
    Requests from individuals for access to records should be addressed 
to the system manager and should include the individual's name and 
address.

CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES:
    GSA rules for contesting the contents of the records and for 
appealing initial determinations are promulgated in 41 CFR 105.64.

RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES:
    Information in this system is obtained from individual debtors; 
credit bureaus;

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agency investigative reports; other GSA systems of records; Federal and 
State agencies to which debts are owed; Federal employing agencies and 
other entities that employ the individual; Federal and State agencies 
issuing payments; collection agencies; locator and asset search 
companies; Federal, State or local agencies furnishings identifying 
information and/or addresses of debtors; or from public documents.

 [FR Doc. E8-8925 Filed 4-24-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6820-34-P