Privacy Act of 1974; Report of a New System of Records
In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of Health and Human Services is establishing a new system of records entitled, ``Facility and Resource Access Control Records,'' System No. 09-90-0777. This notice implements in part Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12), ``Policy for a Common Identification Standard for Federal Employees and Contractors'' of August 27, 2004. HSPD-12 requires all employees, contractors, and others who will be granted regular access to federal facilities for more than six months to undergo a background investigation to determine suitability and to be issued a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Card (i.e. an identification badge). The purpose of the program is to enhance access controls to federal facilities to improve security. The badge stores the individual's name, employing organization, the badge issuer, the badge serial number, the expiration date, a picture of the badge holder, two fingerprints, and four encryption keys that may be used by the PIV card holder, when properly activated, in association with federal information technology resources. The Facility and Resource Access Control Records comprise information about the issuance of Personal Identity Verification (PIV) cards, PIV card holders (e.g. employees, contractors), other individuals who require regular access to HHS facilities or resources, and the use of PIV cards to access facilities or resources. The Facility and Resource Access Control Records also include information about occasional visitors and short- term guests who do not carry PIV cards but to whom HHS will issue temporary credentials.