Federal Register: January 17, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 12)
DOCID: fr17ja08-22 FR Doc E8-784
AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Agency for International Development
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice of Significantly Altered System of Records.
Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended
DATES: The update to the system of records set forth in this notice will become effective at the end of the comment period, unless comments are received that would require a revision. To be assured of consideration, comments must be received on or before February 26, 2008.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is issuing public notice of its intent to alter its system of records maintained in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, entitled ``AID9Criminal Law Enforcement Records.'' USAID is updating this system to reflect the current administrative status, to add new general routine uses, and to enhance the descriptions of other data elements in order to provide further transparency into USAID's recordkeeping practices.
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USAID is undertaking a review of all its system of records notices to ensure that it maintains complete, accurate, timely, and relevant records. As a result of this effort, USAID is proposing to revise its ``Criminal Law Enforcement Records'' system of records notice in its entirety due to the number of proposed changes. The Criminal Law Enforcement Records are maintained by the Office of Investigations, Office of Inspector General (OIG), USAID, in the conduct of investigations of illegal, unlawful, or otherwise violative conduct, and inquiries preliminary thereto, undertaken by that office pursuant to the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended. OIG is statutorily directed to conduct and supervise investigations related to the programs and operations of USAID; to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of such programs and operations; and to prevent and detect fraud, waste, and abuse in such programs and operations. As such, the records in this system are used in the course of investigating individuals and entities suspected of having committed illegal or unethical acts, and in supporting related criminal prosecutions, civil proceedings, and administrative actions.
This notice is being published in connection with USAID/OIG's intent to automate a portion of the Office of Investigations's existing Criminal Law Enforcement Records system, to provide further transparency into USAID's recordkeeping practices, and to update public information regarding the routine uses of personally identifiable information within that records system. This update to the system by way of automation will not involve the collection of additional categories of information, but will instead provide possibilities for methods of retrieval previously unavailable.
The revisions in this proposal will affect each data element as follows: change system classification; update system locations; clarify categories of individuals in the system; clarify categories of records in the system; clarify the authority for maintenance of the system; insert the purpose of the system of records; add new routine uses; revise policies and practices for storing, retrieving, accessing, retaining, and disposing of records in the system; update system manager name and address; insert procedures for notification of, access to, and contesting of records; identify record source categories; and clarify the exemptions claimed for the system. Due to the number of proposed alterations to the record system, USAID proposes to replace the existing AID 9 with the proposed altered system of record notice published in its entirety below.
In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552a(r), a report concerning this
system has been sent to the Office of Management and Budget, and to the requisite congressional committees.
Philip M. Heneghan,
Chief Privacy Officer.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
For general questions, please contact: Kimberley Bynum (2027124010). For privacyrelated issues, please contact: Olivia Gifford (2027121150).