Administration for Children and Families July 18, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records Notice
Document Number: 2016-16812
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-18
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a), the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within HHS' Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is establishing five new systems of records: 09-80-0321 ORR Division of Children's Services Records; 09-80-0325 ORR Internet Refugee Arrivals Data System (iRADS); 09-80-0327 ORR Repatriation Program Records; 09- 80-0329 ORR Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Records; and 09-80-0388 ORR Refugee Suicide Database. ORR is deleting one system of records, 09-60- 0217 ORR Cuban Refugee Data System, which is being replaced by the new iRADS system of records. Four of the five new systems of records are ``mixed,'' in that they contain records pertaining to both U.S. persons (i.e., individuals who are citizens of the United States or aliens lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States) and non-U.S. persons. The Privacy Act applies only to U.S. persons (citizens of the United States or aliens lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States). As a matter of discretion, ORR will treat information that it maintains in its mixed systems of records as being subject to the provisions of the Privacy Act, regardless of whether the information relates to U.S. persons covered by the Privacy Act. This policy implements a 1975 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recommendation to apply, as a matter of policy, the administrative provisions of the Privacy Act to records about non-U.S. persons in mixed systems of records (referred to as the non-U.S. persons policy).