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Privacy Act System Notice 09-20-0137

System name: Passport File. HHS/CDC/COGH.

Security classification: None.

System location: Office of Global Program Support Services, Coordinating Office for Global Health,  Executive Park, Bldg. 57, Rm. 2113, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30333.

Categories of individuals covered by the system: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) employees.

Categories of records in the system: Passport status records.

Authority for maintenance of the system: Title 5, Government Organization and Employees (5 U.S.C. 301).

Purpose(s): To show status of passports of CDC employees who travel to foreign countries on official business.

Routine uses of records maintained in the system, including categories of users and the purposes of such uses: Disclosure may be made to a congressional office from the record of an individual in response to a verified inquiry from the congressional office made at the written request of that individual.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) may disclose information from this system of records to the Department of Justice, or to a court or other tribunal, when: (a) HHS, or any component thereof; or (b) any HHS employee in his or her official capacity; or (c) any HHS employee in his or her individual capacity where the Department of Justice (or HHS, where it is authorized to do so) has agreed to represent the employee; or (d) the United States or any agency thereof where HHS determines that the litigation is likely to affect HHS or any of its components, is a party to litigation or has an interest in such litigation, and HHS determines that the use of such records by the Department of Justice, the court or other tribunal is relevant and necessary to the litigation and would help in the effective representation of the governmental party, provided, however, that in each case, HHS determines that such disclosure is compatible with the purpose for which the records were collected.

Policies and practices for storing, retrieving, accessing, retaining, and disposing of records in the system:

Storage: Coordinating Office for Global Health Local Area Network (LAN) files.

Retrievability: Retrieved by name.

Safeguards:

  1. Authorized Users: Access is granted to only a limited number of Coordinating Office for Global Health  (COGH) personnel and designated support staff of CDC, as authorized by the system manager to accomplish the stated purposes for which the data in this system have been collected.
  1. Physical Safeguards: The system is backed up on a nightly basis with copies of the files stored off site.  Security guard service in buildings provides personnel screening of visitors.   Computer work stations are in a secured area.
  1. Procedural Safeguards: Protection for computerized records on the COGH Local Area Network (LAN) includes programmed verification of valid user identification code and password prior to logging on to the system, mandatory password changes, limited log-ins, virus protection, and user rights/file attribute restrictions. Password protection imposes user name and password log-in requirements to prevent unauthorized access. Each user name is assigned limited access rights to files and directories at varying levels to control file sharing.  Users of individually identified data protect information from public scrutiny. CDC employees who maintain records are instructed to check with the system manager prior to making disclosures of data.
  1. Implementation Guidelines: The safeguards outlined above are in accordance with the HHS Information Security Program Policy and FIPS Pub 200, “Minimum Security Requirements for Federal Information and Information Systems.” Data maintained on the COGH LAN is in compliance with OMB Circular A-130, Appendix III. Security is provided for information collection, processing, transmission, storage, and dissemination in general support systems and major applications.

Retention and disposal: Records are retained and disposed of in accordance with the CDC Records Control Schedule.

System manager(s) and address: Chief, Office of Global Program Support Services, Coordinating Office for Global Health, Executive Park, Bldg. 57, Rm. 2113, MS E99, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30333.

Notification procedure: An individual may learn if a record exists about himself or herself by contacting the system manager at the above address. Requesters in person must provide driver's license or other positive identification. Individuals who do not appear in person must either: (1) submit a notarized request to verify their identity; or (2) certify that they are the individuals they claim to be and that they understand that the knowing and willful request for or acquisition of a record pertaining to an individual under false pretenses is a criminal offense under the Privacy Act subject to a $5,000 fine.

Record access procedures: Same as notification procedures. Requesters should also reasonably specify the record contents being sought. An accounting of disclosures that have been made of the record, if any, may be requested.

Contesting record procedures: Contact the official at the address specified under System Manager above, reasonably identify the record and specify the information being contested, the corrective action sought, and the reasons for requesting the correction, along with supporting information to show how the record is inaccurate, incomplete, untimely, or irrelevant.

Record source categories: CDC employees.

Systems exempted from certain provisions of the act: None.

[Federal Register: November 24, 1986 (Volume 51, Number 226)] [Notices] [Page 42473] (PDF - 411 Kb)

 

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