Notification of a New System of Records Notice for the Labor and Employee Relations Information System (LERIS), 65393-65395 [2014-26175]

Download as PDF rmajette on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 213 / Tuesday, November 4, 2014 / Notices full scale range between 0–50 ppm, at any operating temperature from 20 °C to 30 °C, using a back-flushing GC scrubber, 99.9999% nitrogen carrier gas at a gas pressure of 60–80 psig, with a column temperature of 105 °C, and a detector temperature of 265 °C; inlet flow of 20–100 mL/min; in accordance with the associated instrument manual, and with or without any of the following options: Rack mount kit, internal sample pump, 4–20 mA output module, particle filter, and data collection software. The application for equivalent method determination for the CO method was received by the Office of Research and Development on January 3, 2011. This monitor is commercially available from the applicant, Peak Laboratories, LLC, 2330 Old Middlefield Way Suite 10, Mountain View, CA 94043. One new O3 equivalent method is an automated monitoring method (analyzer) utilizing a measurement principle based on ultraviolet absorption photometry. The newly designated equivalent method is identified as follows: EQOA–0914–218, ‘‘2B Technologies Model 106–L or OEM–106–L Ozone Monitor’’ operated in a range of 0–0.5 ppm in an environment of 20–30 °C, with temperature and pressure compensation, internal dewLine for humidity control, using a 1 minute average, with a 12V DC source supplied by a 100–240V AC power adapter, operated according to the Model 106 Ozone Monitor Operation Manual and with or without the following: Cigarette lighter adapter or a 12V DC battery for portable operation, external PTFE or PVDF inlet filter and holder, USB data port with computer cable. The application for equivalent method determination for the O3 method was received by the Office of Research and Development on June 24, 2014. This monitor is commercially available from the applicant, 2B Technology, Inc., 2100 Central Ave., Suite 105, Boulder, CO 80303. Test monitors representative of these methods have been tested in accordance with the applicable test procedures specified in 40 CFR part 53, as amended on August 31, 2011. After reviewing the results of those tests and other information submitted in the application, EPA has determined, in accordance with part 53, that these methods should be designated as equivalent methods. As designated reference and equivalent methods, these methods are acceptable for use by states and other air monitoring agencies under the VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:39 Nov 03, 2014 Jkt 235001 requirements of 40 CFR part 58, Ambient Air Quality Surveillance. For such purposes, the methods must be used in strict accordance with the operation or instruction manual associated with the method and subject to any specifications and limitations (e.g., configuration or operational settings) specified in the applicable designated method description (see the identification of the method above). Use of the methods also should be in general accordance with the guidance and recommendations of applicable sections of the ‘‘Quality Assurance Handbook for Air Pollution Measurement Systems, Volume I,’’ EPA/ 600/R–94/038a and ‘‘Quality Assurance Handbook for Air Pollution Measurement Systems, Volume II, Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Program’’ EPA–454/B–08–003, December, 2008. Provisions concerning modification of such methods by users are specified under Section 2.8 (Modifications of Methods by Users) of Appendix C to 40 CFR part 58. Consistent or repeated noncompliance should be reported to: Director, Human Exposure and Atmospheric Sciences Division (MD–E205–01), National Exposure Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711. Designation of these reference and equivalent methods is intended to assist the States in establishing and operating their air quality surveillance systems under 40 CFR part 58. Questions concerning the commercial availability or technical aspects of the method should be directed to the applicant. Dated: October 24, 2014. Jennifer Orme-Zavaleta, Director, National Exposure Research Laboratory. [FR Doc. 2014–26165 Filed 11–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9917–88–OEI; EPA–HQ–OEI–2014– 0466] Notification of a New System of Records Notice for the Labor and Employee Relations Information System (LERIS) Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Administration and Resources SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65393 Management is giving notice that it proposes to create a new system of records pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a). The Labor and Employee Relations Information System (LERIS) is being created to meet the needs of the Labor and Employee Relations (LER) Specialists, Attorney Advisors and Agency Leadership. This system will enable LER employees to access case information across the EPA for use in determining appropriate disciplinary penalties as well as reporting trends in LER issues. The system is accessed from an Internet browser using the Agency’s secured portal. DATES: Persons wishing to comment on this system of records notice must do so by December 15, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OEI–2014–0466, by one of the following methods: • www.regulations.gov: Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Email: oei.docket@epa.gov. • Fax: 202–566–1752. • Mail: OEI Docket, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail code: 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460. • Hand Delivery: OEI Docket, EPA/ DC, WJC West Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. Such deliveries are only accepted during the docket’s normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OEI–2014– 0466. The EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information for which disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through www.regulations.gov. The www.regulations.gov Web site is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means the EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email comment directly to the EPA without going through www.regulations.gov, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1 65394 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 213 / Tuesday, November 4, 2014 / Notices Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, the EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD–ROM you submit. If the EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, the EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. For additional information about the EPA’s public docket visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at http://www.epa.gov/ epahome/dockets.htm. Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, (e. g., CBI or other information for which disclosure is restricted by statute). Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the OEI Docket, EPA/DC, WJC West Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the OEI Docket is (202) 566– 1752. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mitch Berkenkemper (202) 564–4702. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: rmajette on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES General Information The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to create a Privacy Act system of records for the Labor and Employee Relations Information System (LERIS). LERIS will be used by LER Specialists, personnel or labor attorneys in the Office of Regional Counsel and EPA headquarters, LER attorneys in the EPA headquarters, and attorneys in the Office of General Counsel for the processing of grievances, demands to bargain, information requests and unfair labor practices filed by unions on behalf of their bargaining unit members, and processing disciplinary actions or performance-based actions against employees for misconduct or deficient job performance. LERIS will enable LER employees to access case information across the Agency for use in determining appropriate disciplinary penalties when those grievances, complaints, unfair labor practices or disciplinary actions lead to formal VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:39 Nov 03, 2014 Jkt 235001 judicial or administrative hearings before a judge. The system will also report trends in LER issues. The implementation of LERIS will have no effect on the privacy of individuals. The system is passwordprotected and access is restricted to Agency Human Resources (HR) specialists and legal staff who have a work-related need to utilize the information in the system. Permissionlevel assignments allow users access only to those functions for which they are authorized. All records are maintained in secure, access-controlled areas or buildings. The system is accessed from an internet browser using the Agency’s secured portal and requires a user to have an established log-in name and password. The system is maintained at a contractor’s Xiolink facility in St. Louis, Missouri. LERIS is maintained by the Office of Human Resources, Labor and Employee Relations Division. Dated: September 23, 2014. Renee P. Wynn, Acting Assistant Administrator and Chief Information Officer. EPA–68 SYSTEM NAME: Labor and Employee Relations Information System (LERIS) SYSTEM LOCATION: Xiolink Facility, 1111 Olive St., St. Louis, MO 63101. CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM: Current and former EPA employees, including Health and Human Services (HHS) Public Health Service Commissioned Officers assigned to the EPA. CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: This system will contain general human resources elements, including First/Middle/Last Name, Appointment Type, Appointment Not-to-Exceed Date (if applicable), Service Computation Date for Leave Accrual Purposes, Service Computation Date for Retirement Eligibility Purposes, Position Title, Pay Plan, Occupational Series, Grade, Step, Supervisory Code, Bargaining Unit Status Code, Organizational Breakdown of Position’s Location (‘‘Organization Level 1’’ through ‘‘Organizational Level 8,’’ as applicable) and Duty Station. The system will contain Labor Relations case file information regarding administrative grievances, Grievances of the Parties, negotiated grievances, formal discussions/meetings, union information requests, negotiations, PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 unfair labor practice (ULP) charges, and unit clarification petitions. The system will contain Employee Relations case file information regarding employee counseling for misconduct or poor performance, disciplinary actions, adverse actions, performance-based actions, performance assistance plans, performance improvement plans, reasonable accommodation requests and Merit System Protection Board (MSPB) appeals. AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM: 5 U.S.C. Chapter 71; 5 CFR 771; 5 CFR 752; 5 CFR 432. PURPOSE (S): These records are maintained in LERIS to administer EPA’s Labor and Employee Relations program. They also provide the basic source of factual data about a person’s federal employment while in the service and after his or her separation. Records in LERIS have various uses by Agency personnel offices, including employee’s rights and benefits under pertinent laws and regulations governing Federal employment; and other information needed to provide personnel services. These records and their automated equivalents may also be used to locate individuals for personnel research. ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND THE PURPOSES OF SUCH USES: General routine uses A, B, C, D, E, and L apply to this system. POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING, AND DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: • Storage: These records are maintained in digital formats on servers and storage hard disks. The computer storage devices are located at the contractor’s Xiolink facility in St. Louis, MO. Backup copies of this information are maintained at an alternate processing site in Bellevue, NE. Data is on hard disk media and retained per client requirements. Additional backup copies of each application are taken annually and retained for 7 years. • Retrievability: These records are retrieved by the employee identification number or name. • Safeguards: Computer records are maintained in a secure passwordprotected environment. Access to computer records is limited to those who have a need to know the information contained in the records. Permission-level assignments allow users access only to those functions for which they are authorized. All records are maintained in secure, accesscontrolled areas or buildings. E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 213 / Tuesday, November 4, 2014 / Notices • Retention and Disposal: Records stored in the system are subject to records schedule 756. FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS: Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority [OMB 3060–0690] Director, Office of Human Resources, Office of Administration and Resources Management, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, WJC North, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., MC 3601, Washington, DC 20460. NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE: Any individual who wants to know whether this system of records contains a record about him or her, who wants access to his or her record, or who wants to contest the contents of a record, should make a written request to the EPA FOIA Office, Attn: Privacy Act Officer, WJC West, MC 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460. RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURE: Individuals seeking access to information in this system of records about themselves are required to provide adequate identification (e.g. driver’s license, military identification card, employee badge or identification card and, if necessary, proof of authority). Additional identity verification procedures may be required, as warranted. Requests must meet the requirements of EPA regulations that implement the Privacy Act of 1974, at 40 CFR part 16. CONTESTING RECORDS PROCEDURE: Requests for correction or amendment must identify the record to be changed and the corrective action sought. Complete EPA Privacy Act procedures are described in EPA’s Privacy Act regulations at 40 CFR part 16. RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES: The individual on whom the record is maintained, Agency officials such as managers and supervisors, HR specialists and assistants who process personnel actions, and HR Shared Service Centers. rmajette on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SYSTEM EXEMPTED FROM CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE ACT: None. [FR Doc. 2014–26175 Filed 11–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:39 Nov 03, 2014 Jkt 235001 Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501– 3520), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or the Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission’s burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. DATES: Written PRA comments should be submitted on or before January 5, 2015. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, you should advise the contact listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Cathy Williams, FCC, via email PRA@ fcc.gov and to Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information about the information collection, contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418–2918. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 3060–0690. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65395 Title: Section 101.17, Performance Requirements for the 38.6–40.0 GHz Frequency Band. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities; Not-for-profit institutions; and State, local, or tribal government. Number of Respondents: 5 respondents; 44 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 2 hours. Frequency of Response: Reporting requirement at the end of the10-year license term. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Statutory authority for these information collections are contained in 47 U.S.C. 4(i), 303(c), 303(g), 303(r), and 309(j) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Total Annual Burden: 30 hours. Total Annual Cost: $17,400. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There may be a need for confidentiality. Applicants may request confidentiality and request confidential treatment in connection with their substantial service showings pursuant to 47 CFR 0.459 of the Commission’s rules. Needs and Uses: The Commission is submitting this expiring information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as an extension to obtain the full three year clearance from them. The information collection requirements that are contained in Section 101.17 of the Commission’s rules require that all 38.6–40.0 GHz band licensees demonstrate substantial service at the time of license renewal (at the end of the ten year license term). A licensee’s substantial service showing should include, but not be limited to, the following information for each channel for which they hold a license, in each Economic Area (EA) or a portion of the EA covered by their license, in order to qualify for renewal of that license. The information is used by the Commission staff to satisfy requirements for licensees to demonstrate substantial service at the time of license renewal. Also, the information is used by the Commission to determine whether the licensee is providing service which rises to the level of ‘‘substantial’’ requiring the following information: (1) A description of the 38.6–40.0 GHz band licensee’s current service in terms of geographic coverage; (2) A description of the 38.6–40.0 GHz band licensee’s current service in terms E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1

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[FRL-9917-88-OEI; EPA-HQ-OEI-2014-0466]


Notification of a New System of Records Notice for the Labor and 
Employee Relations Information System (LERIS)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of 
Administration and Resources Management is giving notice that it 
proposes to create a new system of records pursuant to the provisions 
of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a). The Labor and Employee 
Relations Information System (LERIS) is being created to meet the needs 
of the Labor and Employee Relations (LER) Specialists, Attorney 
Advisors and Agency Leadership. This system will enable LER employees 
to access case information across the EPA for use in determining 
appropriate disciplinary penalties as well as reporting trends in LER 
issues. The system is accessed from an Internet browser using the 
Agency's secured portal.

DATES: Persons wishing to comment on this system of records notice must 
do so by December 15, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-
OEI-2014-0466, by one of the following methods:
     www.regulations.gov: Follow the online instructions for 
submitting comments.
     Email: oei.docket@epa.gov.
     Fax: 202-566-1752.
     Mail: OEI Docket, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail 
code: 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460.
     Hand Delivery: OEI Docket, EPA/DC, WJC West Building, Room 
3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. Such deliveries are 
only accepted during the docket's normal hours of operation, and 
special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed 
information.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OEI-
2014-0466. The EPA's policy is that all comments received will be 
included in the public docket without change and may be made available 
online at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be 
Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information for which 
disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you 
consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through www.regulations.gov. 
The www.regulations.gov Web site is an ``anonymous access'' system, 
which means the EPA will not know your identity or contact information 
unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email 
comment directly to the EPA without going through www.regulations.gov, 
your email address will be automatically captured and included as part 
of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available 
on the

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Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, the EPA recommends that 
you include your name and other contact information in the body of your 
comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If the EPA cannot read 
your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for 
clarification, the EPA may not be able to consider your comment. 
Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form 
of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. For additional 
information about the EPA's public docket visit the EPA Docket Center 
homepage at http://www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm.
    Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the 
www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some 
information is not publicly available, (e. g., CBI or other information 
for which disclosure is restricted by statute). Certain other material, 
such as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard 
copy. Publicly available docket materials are available either 
electronically in www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the OEI 
Docket, EPA/DC, WJC West Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. 
NW., Washington, DC. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 
4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding legal holidays. The telephone 
number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone 
number for the OEI Docket is (202) 566-1752.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mitch Berkenkemper (202) 564-4702.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

General Information

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to create a 
Privacy Act system of records for the Labor and Employee Relations 
Information System (LERIS). LERIS will be used by LER Specialists, 
personnel or labor attorneys in the Office of Regional Counsel and EPA 
headquarters, LER attorneys in the EPA headquarters, and attorneys in 
the Office of General Counsel for the processing of grievances, demands 
to bargain, information requests and unfair labor practices filed by 
unions on behalf of their bargaining unit members, and processing 
disciplinary actions or performance-based actions against employees for 
misconduct or deficient job performance. LERIS will enable LER 
employees to access case information across the Agency for use in 
determining appropriate disciplinary penalties when those grievances, 
complaints, unfair labor practices or disciplinary actions lead to 
formal judicial or administrative hearings before a judge. The system 
will also report trends in LER issues.
    The implementation of LERIS will have no effect on the privacy of 
individuals. The system is password-protected and access is restricted 
to Agency Human Resources (HR) specialists and legal staff who have a 
work-related need to utilize the information in the system. Permission-
level assignments allow users access only to those functions for which 
they are authorized. All records are maintained in secure, access-
controlled areas or buildings. The system is accessed from an internet 
browser using the Agency's secured portal and requires a user to have 
an established log-in name and password.
    The system is maintained at a contractor's Xiolink facility in St. 
Louis, Missouri. LERIS is maintained by the Office of Human Resources, 
Labor and Employee Relations Division.

    Dated: September 23, 2014.
Renee P. Wynn,
Acting Assistant Administrator and Chief Information Officer.
EPA-68

System Name:
    Labor and Employee Relations Information System (LERIS)

System Location:
    Xiolink Facility, 1111 Olive St., St. Louis, MO 63101.

Categories of Individuals Covered by the System:
    Current and former EPA employees, including Health and Human 
Services (HHS) Public Health Service Commissioned Officers assigned to 
the EPA.

Categories of Records in the System:
    This system will contain general human resources elements, 
including First/Middle/Last Name, Appointment Type, Appointment Not-to-
Exceed Date (if applicable), Service Computation Date for Leave Accrual 
Purposes, Service Computation Date for Retirement Eligibility Purposes, 
Position Title, Pay Plan, Occupational Series, Grade, Step, Supervisory 
Code, Bargaining Unit Status Code, Organizational Breakdown of 
Position's Location (``Organization Level 1'' through ``Organizational 
Level 8,'' as applicable) and Duty Station. The system will contain 
Labor Relations case file information regarding administrative 
grievances, Grievances of the Parties, negotiated grievances, formal 
discussions/meetings, union information requests, negotiations, unfair 
labor practice (ULP) charges, and unit clarification petitions. The 
system will contain Employee Relations case file information regarding 
employee counseling for misconduct or poor performance, disciplinary 
actions, adverse actions, performance-based actions, performance 
assistance plans, performance improvement plans, reasonable 
accommodation requests and Merit System Protection Board (MSPB) 
appeals.

Authority for Maintenance of the System:
    5 U.S.C. Chapter 71; 5 CFR 771; 5 CFR 752; 5 CFR 432.

Purpose (s):
    These records are maintained in LERIS to administer EPA's Labor and 
Employee Relations program. They also provide the basic source of 
factual data about a person's federal employment while in the service 
and after his or her separation. Records in LERIS have various uses by 
Agency personnel offices, including employee's rights and benefits 
under pertinent laws and regulations governing Federal employment; and 
other information needed to provide personnel services. These records 
and their automated equivalents may also be used to locate individuals 
for personnel research.

Routine Uses of Records Maintained in the System, Including Categories 
of Users and the Purposes of Such Uses:
    General routine uses A, B, C, D, E, and L apply to this system.

Policies and Practices for Storing, Retrieving, Accessing, Retaining, 
and Disposing of Records in the System:
     Storage: These records are maintained in digital formats 
on servers and storage hard disks. The computer storage devices are 
located at the contractor's Xiolink facility in St. Louis, MO. Backup 
copies of this information are maintained at an alternate processing 
site in Bellevue, NE. Data is on hard disk media and retained per 
client requirements. Additional backup copies of each application are 
taken annually and retained for 7 years.
     Retrievability: These records are retrieved by the 
employee identification number or name.
     Safeguards: Computer records are maintained in a secure 
password-protected environment. Access to computer records is limited 
to those who have a need to know the information contained in the 
records. Permission-level assignments allow users access only to those 
functions for which they are authorized. All records are maintained in 
secure, access-controlled areas or buildings.

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     Retention and Disposal: Records stored in the system are 
subject to records schedule 756.

System Manager(s) and Address:
    Director, Office of Human Resources, Office of Administration and 
Resources Management, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, WJC North, 
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., MC 3601, Washington, DC 20460.

Notification Procedure:
    Any individual who wants to know whether this system of records 
contains a record about him or her, who wants access to his or her 
record, or who wants to contest the contents of a record, should make a 
written request to the EPA FOIA Office, Attn: Privacy Act Officer, WJC 
West, MC 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460.

Record Access Procedure:
    Individuals seeking access to information in this system of records 
about themselves are required to provide adequate identification (e.g. 
driver's license, military identification card, employee badge or 
identification card and, if necessary, proof of authority). Additional 
identity verification procedures may be required, as warranted. 
Requests must meet the requirements of EPA regulations that implement 
the Privacy Act of 1974, at 40 CFR part 16.

Contesting Records Procedure:
    Requests for correction or amendment must identify the record to be 
changed and the corrective action sought. Complete EPA Privacy Act 
procedures are described in EPA's Privacy Act regulations at 40 CFR 
part 16.

Record Source Categories:
    The individual on whom the record is maintained, Agency officials 
such as managers and supervisors, HR specialists and assistants who 
process personnel actions, and HR Shared Service Centers.

System Exempted from Certain Provisions of the Act:
    None.

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