[Federal Register: May 26, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 101)]
[Notices]               
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PENSION BENEFIT GUARANTY CORPORATION

 
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records

AGENCY: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

ACTION: Notice of a new system of records--PBGC-15, Emergency 
Notification Records--PBGC.

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SUMMARY: The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) is 
establishing a new system of records, PBGC-15, Emergency Notification 
Records--PBGC, subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. 
Emergency contact information from the new system of records will be 
used, in the event of an emergency, disaster, or other event that 
affects PBGC's operations, to issue special instructions and 
announcements to PBGC employees and contractors through an automated 
calling and notification system, and for other related purposes.

DATES: Comments on the new system of records and proposed routine uses 
must be received on or before June 27, 2005. The new system of records 
will become effective July 11, 2005, without further notice, unless 
comments result in a contrary determination and a notice is published 
to that effect.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to the Office of the General Counsel, 
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, 1200 K Street, NW., Washington, 
DC 20005-4026, or delivered to Suite 340 at that address during normal 
business hours. Comments also may be submitted electronically through 
the PBGC's Web site at http://www.pbgc.gov/about/policies/pg/privacy-at-pbgc, or by fax to 

202-326-4112. The PBGC will make all comments available on its Web 
site, http://www.pbgc.gov. Copies of the comments may also be obtained 

by writing to the PBGC's Communications and Public Affairs Department 
at Suite 240 at the above address or by visiting that office or calling 
202-326-4040 during normal business hours. (TTY and TDD users may call 
the Federal relay service toll-free at 1-800-877-8339 and ask to be 
connected to 202-326-4040.)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: D. Bruce Campbell, Attorney, Pension 
Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Office of the General Counsel, 1200 K 
Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005-4026; 202-326-4000 Ext. 3672. (For 
TTY/TDD users, call the Federal relay service toll-free at 1-800-877-
8339 and ask to be connected to 202-326-4024.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As part of its continuity of operations 
plan, the PBGC is implementing an automated messaging and notification 
system to disseminate special instructions and announcements to PBGC 
employees and contractors if an emergency, natural disaster, or other 
event occurs that affects PBGC's operations. Employees and contractors 
will be assigned user IDs and passwords to access the system through 
the PBGC's intranet website and instructed to input personal telephone, 
cell, or pager numbers, or personal electronic mail addresses where 
they can be reached during off-duty hours to receive information about 
PBGC's operating status. When an emergency occurs, authorized PBGC 
officials will record telephone messages or write electronic mail 
messages for the automated messaging and notification system to 
disseminate to all or selected groups of PBGC employees and contractors 
at the telephone numbers or electronic mail addresses they provided. To 
ensure that emergency contact information remains current, employees 
and contractors will be periodically reminded to access the system 
using their password to make any necessary changes.
    Under the PBGC's continuity of operations plan, certain authorized 
PBGC employees will have access to paper printouts of all or relevant 
portions of the emergency contact information to use to make telephone 
calls or send e-mail messages to employees and contractors about the 
PBGC's operations if the automated messaging and notification system is 
unavailable. The emergency contact information will also be used by 
authorized employees on an occasional basis to contact an employee or 
contractor who is out of the office on leave or after regular duty 
hours to obtain information necessary for official business, or to 
contact friends or family members if an employee or contractor 
experiences a medical emergency in the workplace.
    PBGC general routine uses G1, Law Enforcement, G4, Disclosure in 
Litigation, G5, Disclosure to the Department of Justice in Litigation, 
and G7, Congressional Inquiries apply to this system of records. These 
routine uses were published as the PBGC's Prefatory Statement of 
General Routine Uses at 60 FR 57462, 57563 (Nov. 15, 1995).

    Issued in Washington, DC this 19th day of May, 2005.
Bradley D. Belt,
Executive Director, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.
PBGC-15

System name:
    PBGC-15, Emergency Notification Records--PBGC.

Security classification:
    Not applicable.

System location:
    Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, 1200 K Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20005-4026.

Categories of individuals covered by the system:
    PBGC employees and individuals who work for the PBGC as contractors 
or as employees of contractors.

Categories of records in the system:
    Records include name, title, organizational component, employer, 
PBGC and personal telephone numbers, PBGC and personal e-mail 
addresses, other contact information, user ID, a temporary, PBGC-issued 
password, and a user-selected password.

Authority for maintenance of the system:
    29 U.S.C. 1302; E.O. 12,656, 53 FR 47491 (1988); Presidential 
Decision Directive 67 (1998).

Purpose(s):
    This system of records is maintained for use in notifying PBGC 
employees and individuals who work for the PBGC as contractors or 
employees of contractors of PBGC's operating status in the event of an 
emergency, natural disaster or other event affecting PBGC operations; 
for contacting employees or contractors who are out of the office on 
leave or after regular duty hours to obtain information necessary for 
official business; or to contact friends or family members if an 
employee or contractor experiences a medical emergency in the 
workplace.

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Routine uses of records maintained in the system, including categories 
of users and the purposes of such uses:
    PBGC General Routine Uses G1, G4, G5, and G7 apply to this system 
of records
    (See Prefatory Statement of General Routine Uses, 60 FR 57462, 
57563 (1995)).

Policies and practices for storing, retrieving, accessing, retaining, 
and disposing of records in the system:
Storage:
    Records are maintained an electronic database that is available to 
authorized PBGC employees and contractors who have been granted access 
to PBGC's intranet website.

Retrievability:
    Records are indexed by name, organizational component, or user ID 
and password.

Safeguards:
    The PBGC has adopted appropriate administrative, technical, and 
physical controls in accordance with the PBGC's Automated Information 
Systems Security Program to protect the security, integrity, and 
availability of the information, and to assure that records are not 
disclosed to or accessed by unauthorized individuals.

Retention and disposal:
    Records are maintained until they are out of date.

System manager(s) and address:
    Director, Facilities and Services Department, Pension Benefit 
Guaranty Corporation, 1200 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005-4026.

Notification procedure:
    Procedures are detailed in PBGC regulations: 29 CFR part 4902.

Record access procedures:
    An employee or contractor may access his or her record with a valid 
user-id and password via the electronic notification and messaging 
system through the PBGC's intranet website, or by following the 
procedures outlined at 29 CFR part 4902.

Contesting record procedures:
    Same as notification procedure.

Record source categories:
    Subject individual.

Exemptions claimed for the system:
    None.

[FR Doc. 05-10575 Filed 5-25-05; 8:45 am]

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