[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 187 (Wednesday, September 26, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 59251-59273]
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Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records; Notice

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PENSION BENEFIT GUARANTY CORPORATION


Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records

AGENCY: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

ACTION: Notice of changes to systems of records and addition of routine 
uses.

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SUMMARY: The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation is proposing four new 
routine uses applicable to all of its existing systems of records 
maintained pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 
552a), three new systems of records, adding new routine uses to 
existing systems of record, and is amending eight systems of records to 
make technical and clarifying changes.

DATES: Comments on the new system of records, proposed routine uses, 
and technical and clarifying changes must be received on or before 
October 26, 2012. The new systems of records, routine uses, and 
technical and clarifying changes will become effective on November 13, 
2012 without further notice, unless comments result in a contrary 
determination and a notice is published to that effect.

ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments to PBGC by any of the 
following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov/. 
Follow the Web site instructions for submitting comments.
     Email: reg.comments@pbgc.gov.
     Fax: 202-326-4224.
     Mail or Hand Delivery: Legislative and Regulatory 
Department, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, 1200 K Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20005-4026.

Comments received, including personal information provided, will be 
posted to http://www.pbgc.gov/. Copies of comments may also be obtained 
by writing to Disclosure Division, Office of General Counsel, Pension 
Benefit Guaranty Corporation, 1200 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20005-
4026, 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: Margaret E. Drake, Special Counsel, 
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Office of the General Counsel, 
1200 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20005-4026, 202-326-4400 or 1-800-
400-7242, extension 3228 (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-
4400). For access to any of the PBGC's systems of records, contact 
PBGC's Disclosure Officer, Office of the General Counsel, Disclosure 
Division, at the above address, 202-326-4040 or 1-800-400-7242.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The PBGC is proposing to add three new 
systems of records, PBGC-18, Office of Negotiations and Restructuring 
Risk Management Early Warning (RMEW) System; PBGC-19, Office of General 
Counsel Legal Management System; and, PBGC-20, Identity Management 
System. In addition, PBGC is proposing to alter each of its system of 
records maintained pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, by 
establishing four new general routine uses, and by adding new routine 
uses to the following existing systems of records: PBGC-3, Employee 
Payroll, Leave, and Attendance Records (last updated at 75 FR 37842 
(June 30, 2010)), PBGC-6, Plan Participant and Beneficiary Data--PBGC 
(last updated at 75 FR 37842 (June 30, 2010)), PBGC-9, Plan Participant 
and Beneficiary Address Identification File (last updated at 75 FR 
37842 (June 30, 2010)), PBGC-11, Call Detail Records (last updated at 
75 FR 37842 (June 30, 2010)), PBGC-13, Debt Collection (last updated at 
75 FR 37842 (June 30, 2010)), and PBGC-15, Emergency Notification 
Records (last updated at 75 FR 37842 (June 30, 2010)). PBGC is also 
amending eight systems of records to make technical and clarifying 
changes after undertaking a periodic review of those systems as 
required under Appendix 1 to the Office of Management and Budget 
(``OMB'') Circular A-130, Management of Federal Information Resources 
(Nov. 28, 2000). The eight systems of records being amended are: PBGC-
1, Correspondence Between the PBGC and Persons Outside of the PBGC-PBGC 
(last published at 75 FR 37842 (June 30, 2010)), PBGC-2, 
Disbursements--PBGC (last published at 75 FR 37842 (June 30, 2010)), 
PBGC-4, Employee Travel Records--PBGC (last published at 75 FR 37842 
(June 30, 2010)), PBGC-5, Personnel Files--PBGC, (last published at 75 
FR 37842 (June 30, 2010)), PBGC-8, Employee Relations Files--PBGC (last 
published at 75 FR 37842 (June 30, 2010)), PBGC-10, Administrative 
Appeals File--PBGC (last published at 75 FR 37842 (June 30, 2010)), 
PBGC-12, Security Investigation Records--PBGC (last updated at 75 FR 
37842 (June 30, 2010)), PBGC-14, My Plan Administration Account 
Authentication Records--PBGC (last published at 75 FR 37842 (June 30, 
2010)), PBGC-16, Employee Online Directory--PBGC (last published at 75 
FR 37842 (June 30, 2010)), and PBGC-17, Inspector General Investigative 
File System.

General Routine Uses

    PBGC is proposing to amend its Prefatory Statement of General 
Routine Uses by establishing four new general routine uses that will 
apply to all its systems of records. PBGC's Prefatory Statement of 
General Routine Uses was last published at 75 FR 37842 (June 30, 2010). 
Proposed routine use G10 will permit PBGC to disclose information to 
PBGC contractors, consultants, and experts when it is necessary to 
accomplish an agency function. Individuals provided information under 
this routine use are subject to the same Privacy Act requirements and 
limitations on disclosure as are applicable to PBGC employees.
    Proposed routine use G11 will permit PBGC to disclose information 
to the National Archives and Records Administration and General 
Services Administration for records management inspections. PBGC is 
proposing this routine use to allow PBGC to comply with the mandate 
that PBGC cooperate with records management inspections under 44 U.S.C. 
2904 and 2906.
    Proposed routine use G12 will permit PBGC to disclose information 
to any potential or actual source from which information is requested 
to the extent necessary to identify the individual, inform the 
potential or actual source of the purpose(s) of the request, and 
identify the type of information requested.
    Proposed routine use G13 will permit PBGC to disclose information 
to a Federal agency, in response to a request, when it is needed in 
connection with a decision regarding hiring, retention, the issuance of 
a security clearance, conducting a security or suitability 
investigation, or classifying jobs.
    The Privacy Act authorizes the PBGC to adopt routine uses that are 
consistent with the purpose for which information is collected. 5 
U.S.C. 552a(a)(7) and (b)(3). OMB, in its initial Privacy Act guidance, 
also recognized routine uses that are necessary and proper for the 
efficient conduct of the government and in the best interest of both 
the individual and the public. 40 FR 28948, 28953 (July 9, 1975). 
Routine uses to provide for disclosure in connection with performing 
the agency's mission, allowing the government's Archivist to audit 
PBGC's records management, gathering information from a source, and 
providing information to another Federal agency in connection with a 
personnel or security decision qualify as

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a necessary and proper use of information.
    In addition to PBGC-1, PBGC-2, PBGC-3, PBGC-4, PBGC-5, PBGC-6, 
PBGC-8, PBGC-9, PBGC-10, PBGC-11, PBGC-12, PBGC-13, PBGC-14, PBGC-15, 
PBGC-16, and PBGC-17 discussed below, proposed routine uses G10, G11, 
G12, and G13 will apply to PBGC-18, Office of Negotiations and 
Restructuring Risk Management Early Warning (RMEW) System; PBGC-19, 
Office of General Counsel Legal Management System; and, PBGC-20, 
Identification Management System.

Revising Routine Uses in PBGC System of Records PBGC-3, PBGC-6, PBGC-9, 
PBGC-11, PBGC-13, and PBGC-15

PBGC-3

    For PBGC-3, Employee Payroll, Leave, and Attendance Records, PBGC 
is adding the following routine uses: (1) Allowing disclosure to the 
Department of Labor (this routine use was deleted in the June 30, 2010 
publication, but PBGC has since determined that it is still necessary); 
(2) allowing disclosure to the Treasury Department, the Department of 
Justice, and collection agencies in connection with debt collection 
from current and former PBGC employees who owe PBGC money. While PBGC 
is authorized to disclose this information under its system of records 
entitled, PBGC-13, Debt Collection, PBGC feels that it is prudent to 
also place current and former employees on notice in this system of 
records.

PBGC-4

    PBGC is proposing three new routine uses under its system of 
records entitled PBGC-4, Employee Travel Records. The first proposed 
routine use will permit PBGC to disclose information to the Washington 
Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) in connection with employee 
transit benefits. The second proposed routine use will permit PBGC to 
disclose information to the Treasury Department, the Department of 
Justice, and collection agencies in connection with debt collection 
from current and former PBGC employees who owe PBGC money. While PBGC 
is authorized to disclose this information under its system of records 
entitled, PBGC-13, Debt Collection, PBGC feels that it is prudent to 
also place current and former employees on notice in this system of 
records. The third proposed routine use will permit PBGC to disclose 
personal credit card information to various parties in connection with 
making travel arrangements related to an employee's official duties.

 PBGC-6

    PBGC is proposing to move six routine uses from its system of 
records entitled PBGC-6, Plan Participant and Beneficiary Data--PBGC to 
its system if records entitled, PBGC-9, Plan Participant and 
Beneficiary Address Identification File. These six routine uses address 
the disclosure of information to locate plan participants and 
beneficiaries in pension plans trusteed by PBGC.
    In addition, PBGC is proposing two new routine uses permitting PBGC 
to periodically disclose the names, Social Security Numbers, and date 
of birth to the Social Security Administration and the Department 
Treasury's Bureau of Public Debt when there is a question about whether 
a participant or beneficiary is eligible for a benefit paid by PBGC.
    To protect the privacy of individuals, disclosure of PBGC records 
under the routine use will be made under an Interagency Agreement 
subjecting the Social Security Administration and Bureau of Public Debt 
and their employees and contractors to criminal penalties under the 
Privacy Act. The Interagency Agreement will provide that the records 
disclosed by PBGC will be used exclusively for retrieving the data 
specified by PBGC and that either records will not be retained by the 
agency or it must be returned to PBGC or destroyed when the process is 
completed.

PBGC-9

    PBGC is proposing to move six routine uses from its system of 
records entitled, PBGC-6, Plan Participant and Beneficiary Data, to its 
system of records entitled, PBGC-9, Plan Participant and Beneficiary 
Address Identification File. PBGC has a statutory obligation to pay 
pension benefits for plans it trustees and, at times, needs assistance 
to locate participants and beneficiaries when PBGC does not have a 
current address. These six routine uses permit PBGC to disclose certain 
information to various parties, including the public, for assistance in 
locating ``missing'' participants and beneficiaries. These routine uses 
have been included under PBGC's system of records entitled PBGC-6, Plan 
Participant and Beneficiary Data, which contains current information 
participants and beneficiaries; however, they are better located under 
PBGC-9, which was established locate updated contact information for 
``missing'' participants and beneficiaries.

PBGC-11

    PBGC is proposing to add a routine use under its system of records 
entitled PBGC-11, Call Detail Records. The new routine use will permit 
PBGC to disclose information from this system to the Department of 
Treasury, the Department of Justice, a credit agency, and a debt 
collection firm in connection with debts owed as a result of 
unauthorized long-distance calls made on PBGC equipment. While PBGC is 
authorized to disclose this information under its system of records 
entitled, PBGC-13, Debt Collection, PBGC feels that it is prudent to 
also place current and former employees and contractors on notice in 
this system of records.

PBGC-13

    PBGC is proposing to add two routine uses under its system of 
records entitled, PBGC-13, Debt Collection. The first proposed routine 
use will permit PBGC to disclose the nature of the debt, the name, 
address, and phone numbers of individuals and companies owing a debt to 
the PBGC to a debt collection firm. To protect the privacy of 
individuals, disclosure of PBGC records under this routine use will be 
made under a contract subjecting the firm and its employees to the 
criminal penalties of the Privacy Act. The contract will provide that 
the PBGC records will be used exclusively to collect the debts 
indicated by PBGC and must be returned to PBGC at the conclusion of the 
debt collection effort.
    The second proposed routine use will permit PBGC to disclose 
information to any Federal, state, or local agency, U.S. territory or 
commonwealth, or the District of Columbia to collect debts owed to 
PBGC. This routine use is being proposed following PBGC's update to its 
debt collection regulations.

PBGC-15

    PBGC is proposing to add a new routine use under its system of 
records entitle PBGC-15, Emergency Notification Records. This proposed 
routine use will permit PBGC to disclose records maintained in the 
system to family members, emergency medical personnel, or to law 
enforcement in the case of a medical or other emergency.

Addition of System of Records

PBGC-18, Office Negotiations and Restructuring Risk Management Early 
Warning (RMEW) System

    PBGC is proposing to establish a new system of records entitled 
``PBGC-18, Office of Negotiations and Restructuring Risk Management 
Early Warning

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(RMEW) System.'' The proposed system of records is necessary to the 
functions performed by the Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) and Corporate 
Finance and Recovery Department (CFRD), and will cover only those files 
that identify by name, or other personal identifier, individuals who 
are sources of information for or subjects of PBGC investigations and 
litigation carried out under applicable statutes, regulations, 
policies, and procedures concerning the potential termination and 
trusteeship of ERISA Title IV pension plans, as well as civil or 
administrative matters concerning companies or individuals associated 
with ERISA Title IV pension plans. These files may include reports; 
copies of financial and contractual records; background data including 
witness statements, summonses and subpoenas; and other information 
related to investigations and litigation.
    OCC and CFRD, as they have always done, will continue to respect 
the privacy of individuals named in these files and will disclose, 
within the boundaries of the law, the least amount of information 
necessary to perform its responsibilities.
    The collection and maintenance of records subject to this system 
are not new because records of the same type have been collected and 
maintained in the OCC and CFRD since the agency's establishment. Those 
records, however, were not maintained or retrieved by a name or other 
personal identifier. With the implementation of a new electronic 
records management system, these records will now be in a system of 
records, as defined in The Privacy Act Implementation: Guidelines and 
Responsibilities, 40 FR 28,498 (July 9, 1975). Electronic information 
will be kept in an environment with physical and logical security. 
Computers and hard copy records are maintained in a secured 
environment.
    Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(11), interested persons are invited to 
submit written comments on this proposal. A report on the proposed 
system has been sent to Congress and the Office of Management and 
Budget for their evaluation.

PBGC-19, Office of General Counsel Legal Management System

    PBGC is proposing to establish a new system of records entitled 
``PBGC-19, Office of General Counsel Legal Management System.'' The 
proposed system of records is necessary to the functions performed by 
the Office of the General Counsel (OGC) and will cover only those files 
that identify by name, or other personal identifier, individuals who 
are sources of information for or subjects of litigation relating to 
ERISA Title IV, labor and employment, and procurement matters. These 
files may include reports; copies of financial and contractual records; 
background data including personnel records, witness statements, 
summonses and subpoenas, discovery requests and responses, and resumes; 
ethics advice; and breach reports and supporting documentation. OGC, as 
it has always done, will continue to respect the privacy of individuals 
named in these files and will disclose, within the boundaries of the 
law, the least amount of information necessary to perform its 
responsibilities.
    The collection and maintenance of records subject to this system 
are not new because records of the same type have been collected and 
maintained in the OGC since the agency's establishment. Those records, 
however, were not maintained or retrieved by a name or other personal 
identifier. With the implementation of a new electronic records 
management system, these records will now be in a system of records, as 
defined in The Privacy Act Implementation: Guidelines and 
Responsibilities, 40 FR 28,498 (July 9, 1975). Electronic information 
will be kept in an environment with physical and logical security. 
Computers and hard copy records are maintained in a secured 
environment.
    Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(11), interested persons are invited to 
submit written comments on this proposal. A report on the proposed 
system has been sent to Congress and the Office of Management and 
Budget for their evaluation.

PBGC-20, Identification Management System

    PBGC is proposing to establish a new system of records entitled 
``PBGC-20, Identification Management System.'' The proposed system of 
records is necessary to the functions performed by the Facilities and 
Services Department (FASD), and will cover only those files that 
identify by name, or other personal identifier, individuals who require 
regular, ongoing access to agency facilities, information technology 
systems, or information classified in the interest of national 
security, including applicants for employment or contracts, federal 
employees, contractors, students, interns, and volunteers, and 
individuals formerly in any of these positions. The system also 
includes individuals authorized to perform or use services provided in 
agency facilities (e.g., Fitness Center). The files may contain 
information about background investigations, biometric data, Personal 
Identity Verification (PIV) card issuance, and PIV card use, including 
entrance and exit from PBGC facilities. This information may be used 
to: (a) Ensure the safety and security of PBGC facilities, systems, or 
information, and our occupants and users; (b) verify that all persons 
entering federal facilities, using federal information resources, or 
accessing classified information are authorized to do so; and, (c) 
track and control PIV cards issued to persons entering and exiting the 
facilities, using systems, or accessing classified information.
    FASD, as it has always done, will continue to respect the privacy 
of individuals named in these files and will disclose, within the 
boundaries of the law, the least amount of information necessary to 
perform its responsibilities.
    The collection and maintenance of records subject to this system 
are not new because records of the same type have been collected and 
maintained in FASD since its establishment. Those records, however, 
were not maintained or retrieved by a name or other personal 
identifier. With the implementation of an electronic records management 
system, these records will now be in a system of records, as defined in 
The Privacy Act Implementation: Guidelines and Responsibilities, 40 FR 
28,498 (July 9, 1975). Electronic information will be kept in an 
environment with physical and logical security, including encryption of 
information on external computer media. Computers and hard copy records 
are maintained in a secured environment.
    Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(11), interested persons are invited to 
submit written comments on this proposal. A report on the proposed 
system has been sent to Congress and the Office of Management and 
Budget for their evaluation.

Technical and Clarifying Amendments

    In addition to establishing new general routine uses G10, G11, G12, 
and G13, PBGC is amending PBGC-1, Correspondence Between the PBGC and 
Persons Outside of the PBGC--PBGC, PBGC-2, Disbursements--PBGC, PBGC-3, 
Employee Payroll, Leave and Attendance Records-PBGC, PBGC-4, Employee 
Travel Records--PBGC, PBGC-5, Personnel Files--PBGC, PBGC-6, Plan 
Participant and Beneficiary Data--PBGC, PBGC-8, Employee Relations 
Files--PBGC, PBGC-9, Plan Participant and Beneficiary Address 
Identification File--PBGC, PBGC-10, Administrative Appeals File--PBGC, 
PBGC-11, Call Detail Records--PBGC, PBGC-12, Security Investigation 
Records--PBGC, PBGC-13, Debt Collection--PBGC,

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PBGC-14, My Plan Administration Account Authentication Records--PBGC, 
PBGC-15, Emergency Notification Records--PBGC, PBGC-16, Employee Online 
Directory--PBGC, and PBGC-17, Inspector General Investigative File 
System to correct and update the categories of individuals covered by 
the system, categories of records in the system, purposes, storage, 
retrievability, safeguards, retention and disposal, records in the 
system, and record source categories. The amendments clarify the nature 
and purposes of the systems of records and reflect changes that have 
occurred since they were last published.
    For the convenience of the public, PBGC's Prefatory Statement of 
General Routine Uses with proposed general routine uses G10, G11, G12, 
and G13 and the amended systems of records are published in full below 
with changes italicized.

    Issued in Washington, DC, this 4th day of September 2012.
Joshua Gotbaum,
Director, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

Prefatory Statement of General Routine Uses

    The following routine uses are incorporated by reference into 
various systems of records, as set forth below.
    G1. Routine Use--Law Enforcement: In the event that a system of 
records maintained by the PBGC to carry out its functions indicates a 
violation or potential violation of law, whether criminal, civil, or 
regulatory in nature, and whether arising by general statute or 
particular program pursuant thereto, the relevant records in the system 
of records may be disclosed to the appropriate agency, whether federal, 
state, local, or foreign, charged with the responsibility of 
investigating or prosecuting such violation or charged with enforcing 
or implementing the statute, or rule, regulation, or order issued 
pursuant thereto.
    G2. Routine Use--Disclosure When Requesting Information: A record 
from this system of records may be disclosed to a federal, state, or 
local agency or to another public or private source maintaining civil, 
criminal, or other relevant enforcement information or other pertinent 
information, if and to the extent necessary to obtain information 
relevant to a PBGC decision concerning the hiring or retention of an 
employee, the retention of a security clearance, or the letting of a 
contract.
    G3. Routine Use--Disclosure of Existence of Record Information: 
With the approval of the Director, Human Resources Department (or his 
or her designee), the fact that this system of records includes 
information relevant to a federal agency's decision in connection with 
the hiring or retention of an employee, the retention of a security 
clearance, the letting of a contract, or the issuance of a license, 
grant, or other benefit may be disclosed to that federal agency.
    G4. Routine Use--Disclosure in Litigation: A record from this 
system of records may be disclosed in a proceeding before a court or 
other adjudicative body in which the PBGC, an employee of the PBGC in 
his or her official capacity, or an employee of the PBGC in his or her 
individual capacity if the PBGC (or the Department of Justice 
(``DOJ'')) has agreed to represent him or her is a party, or the United 
States or any other federal agency is a party and the PBGC determines 
that it has an interest in the proceeding, if the PBGC determines that 
the record is relevant to the proceeding and that the use is compatible 
with the purpose for which the PBGC collected the information.
    G5. Routine Use--Disclosure to the Department of Justice in 
Litigation: When the PBGC, an employee of the PBGC in his or her 
official capacity, or an employee of the PBGC in his or her individual 
capacity whom the PBGC has agreed to represent is a party to a 
proceeding before a court or other adjudicative body, or the United 
States or any other federal agency is a party and the PBGC determines 
that it has an interest in the proceeding, a record from this system of 
records may be disclosed to the DOJ if the PBGC is consulting with the 
DOJ regarding the proceeding or has decided that the DOJ will represent 
the PBGC, or its interest, in the proceeding and the PBGC determines 
that the record is relevant to the proceeding and that the use is 
compatible with the purpose for which the PBGC collected the 
information.
    G6. Routine Use--Disclosure to OMB: A record from this system of 
records may be disclosed to the Office of Management and Budget in 
connection with the review of private relief legislation as set forth 
in OMB Circular No. A-19 at any stage of the legislative coordination 
and clearance process as set forth in that Circular.
    G7. Routine Use--Congressional Inquiries: A record from this system 
of records may be disclosed to a congressional office from the record 
of an individual in response to an inquiry from the congressional 
office made at the request of the individual.
    G8. Routine Use--Disclosure to Labor Organizations: A record from 
this system of records may be disclosed to an official of a labor 
organization recognized under 5 U.S.C. Chapter 71 when necessary for 
the labor organization to perform properly its duties as the collective 
bargaining representative of PBGC employees in the bargaining unit.
    G9. Routine Use-Disclosure in Response to a Federal Data Breach. A 
record from this system of records may be disclosed to appropriate 
agencies, entities, and persons when (1) PBGC suspects or has confirmed 
that the security or confidentiality of information in the system of 
records has been compromised; (2) PBGC has determined that as a result 
of the suspected or confirmed compromise there is a risk of harm to 
economic or property interests, identity theft or fraud, or harm to the 
security or integrity of this system or other systems or programs 
(whether maintained by the PBGC or another agency or entity) that rely 
upon the compromised information; and (3) the disclosure made to such 
agencies, entities, and persons is reasonably necessary to assist in 
connection with PBGC's efforts to respond to the suspected or confirmed 
compromise and prevent, minimize, or remedy such harm.
    G10. Routine Use--Contractors, Experts, and Consultants. To 
contractors, experts, consultants, and the agents of thereof, and 
others performing or working on a contract, service, cooperative 
agreement, or other assignment for Pension Benefit Guaranty 
Corporation, (PBGC) when necessary to accomplish an agency function. 
Individuals provided information under this routine use are subject to 
the same Privacy Act requirements and limitations on disclosure as are 
applicable to PBGC employees.
    G11. Routine Use--Records Management. To the National Archives and 
Records Administration or to the General Services Administration for 
records management inspections conducted under 44 U.S.C. 2904 and 2906.
    G12. Routine Use--Gathering Information. To any source from which 
information is requested in the course of processing a grievance, 
investigation, arbitration, or other litigation, to the extent 
necessary to identify the individual, inform the source of the 
purpose(s) of the request, and identify the type of information 
requested.
    G13. Routine Use--Disclosure to a Federal Agency. To disclose 
information to a Federal agency, in response to its request, in 
connection with hiring or retaining an employee, issuing a

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security clearance, conducting a security or suitability investigation 
of an individual, or classifying jobs, to the extent that the 
information is relevant and necessary to the requesting agency's 
decision on the matter.
PBGC-1

System name:
    Correspondence Between the PBGC and Persons Outside the PBGC--PBGC.

System classification:
    Not Applicable.

System location:
    Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, 1200 K Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20005-4026 and Iron Mountain Inc., 8001 Research Way, 
Springfield, VA 22153.

Categories of individuals covered by the system:
    Individuals who have corresponded with the PBGC and with components 
of the PBGC, and individuals who have received replies in response to 
their correspondence with the PBGC.

Categories of records in the system:
    Correspondence containing the name and address of the 
correspondent. While PBGC-6, Participant and Beneficiary Records, 
contains direct correspondence from and to participants and 
beneficiaries, this system may also contain participant or beneficiary 
information included by other correspondents, such as a Member of 
Congress. This includes, but is not limited to, name, address, and 
social security number.

Authority for maintenance of the system:
    29 U.S.C. 1302, 5 U.S.C. 301 and 44 U.S.C. 3101.

Purpose(s):
    This system of records is maintained for programmatic and 
regulatory purposes (including use in adjudicatory proceedings).

Routine uses of records maintained in the system, including categories 
of users and the purposes of such uses:
    General Routine Uses G1 through G11 (see Prefatory Statement of 
General Routine Uses) apply to this system of records.

Disclosure to consumer reporting agencies:
    None.

Policies and practices for storing, retrieving, accessing, retaining, 
and disposing of records in the system:
Storage:
    Records are maintained manually in file folders and/or in a variety 
of media, including, magnetic tapes or discs, and an automated 
database.

Retrievability:
    Records are indexed by the name of the correspondent, plan name, or 
other personal identifier.

Safeguards:
    Paper records are kept in file folders in areas of restricted 
access that are locked after office hours. Electronic records are 
stored on computer networks and protected by assigning user 
identification numbers to individuals needing access to the records and 
by passwords set by authorized users that must be changed periodically.

Retention and disposal:
    Records relating to persons covered by this system are retained for 
7 years Records are also maintained on PBGC's network back-up tapes.
    Records existing on paper are destroyed by burning, pulping, or 
shredding. Records existing on computer storage media are destroyed 
according to the applicable PBGC media sanitization practice.

System manager(s) and address:
    Correspondence is kept by the director of the department to which 
the correspondence was addressed or the director of the department who 
replied. These department directors are: General Counsel, Office of the 
General Counsel; Inspector General, Office of Inspector General; Chief 
Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel; Director, Policy and Research 
Department; Director, Communications and Public Affairs Department; 
Director, Legislative and Regulatory Department; Director, Financial 
Operations Department; Director, Budget and Organizational Performance 
Department; Director, Procurement Department; Director, Contract and 
Controls Review Department; Chief Information Officer, Office of 
Information Technology; Director, Corporate Finance and Restructuring; 
Director, Facilities and Services Department; Director, Human Resources 
Department; Director, Equal Employment Office; Director, Benefits 
Administration and Payment Department. Correspondence addressed to or 
replied to by the Office of the Director is kept by the Deputy Director 
of Operations. The PBGC's address is: 1200 K Street NW., Washington, DC 
20005-4026.

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

Record access procedures:
    Same as notification procedure.

Contesting record procedures:
    Same as notification procedure.

Record source categories:
    Individuals writing to the PBGC and the PBGC's responses.

Exemptions claimed for the system:
    None.
PBGC-2

System name:
    Disbursements--PBGC.

Security Classification:
    Not applicable.

System Location:
    Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, 1200 K Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20005-4026; PBGC, 1275 K Street NW Washington, DC 20005-
4026; PBGC Benefit Service, 2500 Grubb Road, Suites 140 and 221, 
Wilmington, DE 19810; PBGC Document Management Center, 5971 Kingstowne 
Village Parkway, Alexandria, Virginia 2231.

Categories of individuals covered by the system:
    Individuals who are consultants and vendors to the PBGC.

Categories of records in the systems:
    Acquisition data for the procurement of goods and services. 
Consultant or vendor invoices. Payment vouchers, including SF 1082, 
name, address, and taxpayer identification number.

Authority for maintenance of the system:
    29 U.S.C. 1302; 44 U.S.C. 3101.

Purpose(s):
    This system of records is maintained for use in determining amounts 
to be paid and in effecting payments by the Department of the Treasury 
to consultants and vendors.

Routine uses of records maintained in the system, including categories 
of users and the purposes of such uses:
    1. A record from this system of records may be transmitted to the 
United States Department of Treasury to effect payments to consultants 
and vendors.
    2. General Routine Uses G1 through G7, G9 through G12 (see 
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Statement of General Routine Uses) apply to this system of records.

Disclosure to consumer reporting agencies:
    Information may be disclosed to a consumer reporting agency in 
accordance with 31 U.S.C. 3711(f) (5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(12)).

Policies and practices for storing, retrieving, accessing, retaining, 
and disposing of records in the system:
Storage:
    Records are maintained by PBGC manually in file folders and/or in 
electronic format, including computer databases, magnetic tapes, or 
discs.

Retrievability:
    Records are indexed by name, tax payer identification number, and 
contract number.

Safeguards:
    Records are kept in file cabinets in areas of restricted access 
that are locked after office hours. Electronic records are stored on 
computer networks and are protected by assigning user identification 
numbers to individuals needing access to the records and by passwords 
set by authorized users that must be changed periodically.

Retention and disposal:
    Pursuant to PBGC's Simplified Records Schedule 1.2, PBGC retains 
the records for 7 years. Records may also be maintained on PBGC's 
network back-up tapes.
    Records existing on paper are destroyed by burning, pulping, or 
shredding. Records existing on computer storage media are destroyed 
according to the applicable PBGC media sanitization practice.

System manager(s) and address:
    Director, Financial Operation 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:
    Same as notification procedure.

Contesting record procedures:
    Same as notification procedure.

Record source categories:
    Individuals who are consultants and vendors to the PBGC.

Exemptions claimed for the system:
    None.
PBGC-3

System name:
    Employee Payroll, Leave, and Attendance 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:
    Current and former employees of the PBGC.

Categories of records in the system:
Personnel Information:
    Names; addresses; social security numbers and employee numbers; and 
notifications of personnel actions.

Payroll Information:
    Co-owner and/or beneficiary of bonds; marital status and number of 
dependents; child support enforcement court orders; debts owed to PBGC 
by current and former employees; garnishments; personal bank account 
and direct deposit information; tax information; other deductions; 
salary data; pay period; and fiscal year data. Time and attendance 
records, including number of regular, overtime, holiday, and 
compensatory hours earned and used; compensatory travel time earned; 
earnings records; leave status and data, including leave requests, 
balances, and credits; jury duty data; and military leave data.
    The records listed herein are included only as pertinent or 
applicable to the individual employee.

Authority for maintenance of the system:
    29 U.S.C. 1302; 44 U.S.C. 3101; 5 U.S.C. 301.

Purpose(s):
    This system of records is maintained to perform functions involving 
employee leave, attendance, and payments, including determinations 
relating to the amounts to be paid to employees, the distribution of 
pay according to employee directions (for savings bonds and allotments, 
to financial institutions, and for other authorized purposes), and tax 
withholdings and other authorized deductions, and for statistical 
purposes.

Routine uses of records maintained in the system, including categories 
of users and the purposes of such uses:
    1. A record from this system of records may be disclosed to the 
United States Department of the Interior, the United States Department 
of Labor, and the United States Department of the Treasury to effect 
payments to employees.
    2. Payments owed to PBGC through current and former employees may 
be shared with the Department of the Interior for the purposes of 
offsetting the employee's salary. Payments owed to PBGC through current 
and former employees who become delinquent in repaying the necessary 
funds may be shared with the Department of Treasury for the purposes of 
offsetting the employee's salary.
    3. General Routine Uses G1 through G13 (see Prefatory Statement of 
General Routine Uses) apply to this system of records.

Disclosure to consumer reporting agencies:
    Information may be disclosed to a consumer reporting agency in 
accordance with 31 U.S.C. 3711(f) (5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(12)).

Policies and practices for storing, retrieving, accessing, retaining, 
and disposing of records in the system:
Storage:
    Records are maintained manually in file folders and/or in automated 
form, including computer databases, magnetic tapes, or discs. Records 
are also maintained on PBGC's network back-up tapes.

Retrievability:
    Records are indexed by name and/or employee number or social 
security number.

Safeguards:
    Manual records are kept in file cabinets in areas of restricted 
access that are locked after office hours. Electronic records are 
stored on computer networks and protected by assigning both network and 
system-specific user identification numbers to individuals needing 
access to the records and by passwords set by authorized users that 
must be changed periodically.

Retention and disposal:
    Records are maintained for seven (7) years, as provided in National 
Archives and Records Administration General Records Schedule 2. Records 
are also maintained on PBGC's network back-up tapes.

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

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

Record access procedures:
    Same as notification procedure.

Contesting record procedures:
    Same as notification procedure.

Record source categories:
    Subject individual and the Office of Personnel Management.

Exemptions claimed for the system:
    None.
PBGC-4

System name:
    Employee Travel Records--PBGC.

System classification:
    Not applicable.

System location:
    Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, 1200 K Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20005-4026. Enterprise Services, 13600 Enterprise 
Services Drive, Herndon, VA 20171. Enterprise Services, 9701 S. John 
Young Parkway, Orlando, FL 32819.

Categories of individuals covered by the system:
    Current, former, and prospective employees of the PBGC who have 
filed travel vouchers and related documents.

Categories of records in the system:
    Names; addresses; social security numbers; employee number; travel 
authorizations; personal credit card numbers; credit scores; government 
travel credit cards; SmarTrip card information; parking pass 
information in connection with PBGC's subsidized parking program; 
vouchers; personal bank account information; and related documents 
filed by current, former, and prospective employees of the PBGC.

Authority for maintenance of the system:
    5 U.S.C. 6701; 29 U.S.C. 1302; 44 U.S.C. 3101; 5 U.S.C. 301.

Purpose(s):
    This system of records is maintained to perform functions related 
to travel on behalf of the PBGC, including determinations involving 
travel authorization and arrangements, and documentation of travel 
advances and reimbursements.

Routine uses of records maintained in the system, including categories 
of users and the purposes of such uses:
    1. A record from this system of records may be disclosed to the 
United States Department of the Treasury to effect reimbursement of 
employees for travel expenses.
    2. A record from this system of records may be disclosed to the 
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and other 
regional transit entities to process mass transit benefits for 
employees.
    3. Payments owed to PBGC through current and former employees may 
be shared with the Department of the Interior for the purposes of 
offsetting the employee's salary. Payments owed to PBGC through current 
and former employees who become delinquent in repaying the necessary 
funds may be shared with the Department of Treasury for the purposes of 
offsetting the employee's salary.
    4. To disclose information to a credit card company for billing 
purposes; to disclose information to a Federal agency for accumulating 
reporting data and monitoring the system; to disclose information to 
the agency by the contractor in the form of itemized statements of 
invoices, and reports of all transactions including refunds and 
adjustments to enable audits of charges to the Government; to disclose 
credit card information, phone numbers, addresses, etc., to airlines, 
hotels, car rental companies and other travel affiliated companies for 
the purpose of serving the client; and to disclose personal credit card 
information to hotels and car rental companies for the purpose of 
guaranteeing reservations.
    5. General Routine Uses G1 through G13 (see Prefatory Statement of 
General Routine Uses) apply to this system of records.

Disclosure to consumer reporting agencies:
    Information may be disclosed to a consumer reporting agency in 
accordance with 31 U.S.C. 3711(f) (5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(12)).

Policies and practices for storing, retrieving, accessing, retaining, 
and disposing of records in the system:
Storage:
    Records are maintained by PBGC manually in file folders and/or in 
electronic format, including computer databases, magnetic tapes and 
discs. Records are also maintained on PBGC's network back-up tapes.

Retrievability:
    Records are indexed by name, social security number, and travel 
authorization number.

Safeguards:
    Records are kept in file cabinets in areas of restricted access 
that are locked after office hours. Electronic records are stored on 
computer network and protected by assigning both network and system-
specific user identification numbers to individuals needing access to 
the records and by passwords set by authorized users that must be 
changed periodically.

Retention and disposal:
    Records are maintained for seven (7) years, as provided in National 
Archives and Records Administration General Records Schedule 9. Records 
are also maintained on PBGC's network back-up tapes.

System manager(s) and address:
    Director, Financial Operations 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:
    Same as notification procedure.

Contesting record procedures:
    Same as notification procedure.

Record source categories:
    Current, former, and prospective PBGC employee vouchers.

Exemptions claimed for the system:
    None.
PBGC-5

System name:
    Personnel Records--PBGC.

System classification:
    Not applicable.

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

Categories of individuals covered by the system:
    Employees, former employees, and applicants for employment with the 
PBGC.

Categories of records in the system:
    Personnel records that the PBGC maintains that are not included in 
the permanent Official Personnel Folder (OPF) or Performance Management 
Folders (PMF). The OPF and PMF are maintained as a system of records by 
the Office of Personnel Management (OPM/GOVT-1 and OPM/GOVT-2) and are 
not included in this system of records.) Records pertaining to employee 
relations matters are also not included in this system of records, but 
are covered by PBGC-8.

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Authority for maintenance of the system:
    29 U.S.C. 1302; 44 U.S.C. 3101; 5 U.S.C. 301.

Purpose(s):
    The purposes of the system of records include, but are not limited 
to: (1) Carrying out authorized personnel functions, including the 
evaluation of qualifications for merit staffing; (2) determinations 
about status, eligibility, and rights and benefits under pertinent laws 
and regulations governing federal employment; and computations of 
length of service; (3) maintaining current and historical personnel 
records and preparing individual administrative transactions relating 
to education and training; classification; assignment; career 
development; evaluation; promotion, compensation, separation, and 
retirement; making decisions on the rights, benefits, entitlements, and 
the utilization of individuals; providing a data source for the 
production of reports, statistical surveys, rosters, documentation, and 
studies required for the orderly personnel administration within PBGC; 
and (4) maintaining employment history.

Routine uses of records maintained in the system, including categories 
of users and the purposes of such uses:
    General Routine Uses G1 through G13 (see Prefatory Statement of 
General Routine Uses) apply to this system of records.

Disclosure to consumer reporting agencies:
    None.

Policies and practices for storing, retrieving, accessing, retaining, 
and disposing of records in the system:
Storage:
    Records are maintained in paper form in file folders and/or in 
electronic form, including magnetic tapes and discs. Records are also 
maintained on network back-up tapes.

Retrievability:
    Records are indexed by name.

Safeguards:
    Access is restricted to agency personnel or contractors whose 
responsibilities require access. Paper records are kept in areas of 
restricted access that are locked after office hours. Electronic 
records are stored on computer networks and protected by assigning user 
identification numbers to individuals needing access to the records and 
by passwords set by authorized users that must be changed periodically.

Retention and disposal:
    Temporary personnel file records are destroyed when superseded or 
obsolete, or upon separation or transfer of employee from PBGC. 
Applications for employment are destroyed after the receipt of an OPM 
inspection report or 2 years after date of application, whichever is 
sooner. Applications for training are destroyed 5 years after 
completion of a specific training program.
    Records are also maintained on network back-up tapes.

System manager(s) and address:
    Director, Human Resources 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:
    Same as notification procedure.

Contesting record procedures:
    Same as notification procedure.

Record source categories:
    Subject individuals, present and past employers, and references 
given by any subject individuals.

Exemptions claimed for the system:
    None.
PBGC-6

System name:
    Plan Participant and Beneficiary Data--PBGC.

Security classification:
    Not applicable.

System location:
    Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, 1200 K Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20005-4026 and/or field benefit administrator, plan 
administrator, and paying agent worksites.

Categories of individuals covered by the system:
    Participants, alternate payees, and beneficiaries in terminating 
and terminated pension plans covered by Title IV of the Employee 
Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (``ERISA'').

Categories of records in the system:
    Names, addresses, telephone numbers, sex, social security numbers 
and other Social Security Administration information, dates of birth, 
dates of hire, salary, marital status, domestic relations orders, time 
of plan participation, eligibility status, pay status, benefit data, 
health-related information, insurance information where plan benefits 
are provided by private insurers, pension plan names and numbers, and 
initial and final PBGC determinations (29 CFR 4003.21 and 4003.59). The 
records listed herein are included only as pertinent or applicable to 
the individual plan participant, alternate payee, or beneficiary.

Authority for maintenance of the system:
    29 U.S.C. 1055, 1056(d)(3), 1302, 1321, 1322, 1322a, 1341, 1342 and 
1350; 26 U.S.C. 6103; 44 U.S.C. 3101.

Purpose(s):
    This system of records is maintained for use in determining whether 
participants, alternate payees, and beneficiaries are eligible for 
benefits under plans covered by Title IV of ERISA, the amounts of 
benefits to be paid, making benefit payments, and collecting benefit 
overpayments. Names, addresses, and telephone numbers are used to 
survey customers to measure their satisfaction with the PBGC's benefit 
payment services and to track (for follow-up) those who do not respond 
to surveys.

Routine uses of records maintained in the system, including categories 
of users and the purposes of such uses:
    1. A record from this system of records may be disclosed to third 
parties, such as banks, insurance companies, or trustees, to enable 
these third parties to make or determine benefit payments to plan 
participants and beneficiaries, and to report to the IRS the amounts of 
benefit payments and taxes withheld.
    2. A record from this system of records may be disclosed, in 
furtherance of proceedings under Title IV of ERISA, to a contributing 
sponsor (or other employer who maintained the plan), including any 
predecessor or successor, and any member of the same controlled group.
    3. A record from this system of records may be disclosed, upon 
request for a purpose authorized under Title IV of ERISA, to an 
official of a labor organization recognized as the collective 
bargaining representative of the individual about whom a request is 
made.
    4. Payees' names, addresses, and telephone numbers and information 
pertaining to debts owed by such payees to the PBGC may be disclosed to 
the Treasury Department or a debt collection agency or firm to collect 
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claim. Disclosure to a debt collection agency or firm shall be made 
only under a contract that binds any such contractor or employee of 
such contractor to the criminal penalties of the Privacy Act. The 
information so disclosed shall be used exclusively pursuant to the 
terms and conditions of such contract and shall be used solely for the 
purposes prescribed therein. The contract shall provide that the 
information so disclosed shall be returned at the conclusion of the 
debt collection effort.
    5. The name and social security number of a participant employed or 
formerly employed as a pilot by a commercial airline may be disclosed 
to the Federal Aviation Administration (``FAA'') to obtain information 
relevant to the participant's eligibility or continued eligibility for 
disability benefits.
    6. The name of a participant's pension plan, the actual or 
estimated amount of a participant's benefit under Title IV of ERISA, 
the form(s) in which the benefit is payable, and whether the 
participant is currently receiving benefit payments under the plan or 
(if not) the earliest date(s) such payments could commence may be 
disclosed to the participant's spouse, former spouse, child, or other 
dependent solely to obtain a qualified domestic relations order under 
29 U.S.C. 1056(d) and 26 U.S.C. 414(p). The PBGC will disclose the 
information only upon the receipt of a notarized, written request by a 
prospective alternate payee, or their representative, that describes 
the requester's relationship to the participant and states that the 
information will be used solely to obtain a qualified domestic 
relations order under state domestic relations law. The PBGC will 
notify the participant of any information disclosed to a prospective 
alternate payee or their representative under this routine use. Any 
person who knowingly and willfully requests or obtains any record 
concerning an individual under false pretenses is subject to a criminal 
penalty under 5 U.S.C. 552a(i)(3).
    7. Information from a participant's initial determination under 29 
CFR 4003.1(b) (excluding the participant's address, telephone number, 
social security number, and any sensitive medical information) may be 
disclosed to an alternate payee, or their representative, under a 
qualified domestic relations order issued pursuant to 29 U.S.C. 1056(d) 
and 26 U.S.C. 414(p) to explain how the PBGC determined the benefit due 
the alternate payee so that the alternate payee can pursue an 
administrative appeal of the benefit determination under 29 CFR 
4003.51. The PBGC will notify the participant of the information 
disclosed to an alternate payee or their representative under this 
routine use.
    8. The names, addresses, social security numbers, dates of birth, 
and the pension plan name and number of eligible PBGC pension 
recipients may be disclosed to the Department of Treasury and the 
Department of Labor to implement the income tax credit for health 
insurance costs under 26 U.S.C. 35 and the program for advance payment 
of the tax credit under 26 U.S.C. 7527.
    9. The names, addresses, social security numbers, and dates of 
birth of eligible PBGC pension recipients residing in a particular 
state may be disclosed to the state's workforce agency if the agency 
received a National Emergency Grant from the Department of Labor under 
the Workforce Investment Act of 1988 to provide health insurance 
coverage assistance and support services for state residents under 29 
U.S.C. 2918(a) and (f).
    10. Payees' name, social security number, and date of birth may be 
provided to the Department of Treasury's Bureau of the Public Debt to 
verify payees' eligibility to receive payments.
    11. Payees' name, social security number, and date of birth may be 
provided to the Social Security Administration to verify payees' 
eligibility to receive payments.
    12. General Routine Uses G1 and G4 through G7, G9, and G13 (see 
Prefatory Statement of General Routine Uses) apply to this system of 
records.

Disclosure to consumer reporting agencies:
    Information may be disclosed to a consumer reporting agency in 
accordance with 31 U.S.C. 3711(f) (5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(12)).

Policies and practices for storing, retrieving, accessing, retaining, 
and disposing of records in the system:
Storage:
    Records are maintained in paper, microfiche, and electronic form.

Retrievability:
    Records are indexed by plan name and number, and participant and/or 
beneficiary name. Customer satisfaction survey responses are aggregated 
for statistical purposes after they have been received by the PBGC and 
are not retrievable by a participant or beneficiary's name or other 
assigned identifier.

Safeguards:
    Paper and microfiche records are kept in file folders in areas of 
restricted access that are locked after office hours. Electronic 
records are stored on computer networks and protected by assigning user 
identification numbers to individuals needing access to the records and 
by passwords set by authorized users that must be changed periodically.

Retention and disposal:
    Records for participants in a particular plan are destroyed 7 years 
after all payments have been made to all participants, beneficiaries, 
and alternate payees associated with that plan. Records existing on 
paper or microfiche are destroyed by shredding. Records existing on 
other media and computer storage media are destroyed according to the 
applicable PBGC Information Assurance Handbook guidance on media 
sanitization practice.

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

Notification procedure:
    Procedures are detailed in the PBGC's regulations: 29 CFR Part 
4902.

Record access procedures:
    Same as notification procedure.

Contesting records procedure:
    Same as notification procedure.

Record source categories:
    Plan administrators, participants, alternate payees, and 
beneficiaries, the FAA, SSA, and Treasury.

Exemptions claimed for the system:
    None.
PBGC-8

System name:
    Employee Relations Files--PBGC.

System classification:
    Not applicable.

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

Categories of individuals covered by the system:
    Current and former PBGC employees with respect to whom the PBGC has 
initiated a reduction-in-force or a disciplinary or performance-based 
action; and, PBGC employees who have initiated grievances under an

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administrative grievance procedure or under an applicable collective 
bargaining agreement.

Categories of records in the system:
    Notices of furloughs, reductions-in-force or disciplinary or 
performance-based actions and employees' replies to such notices; 
employees' notices of grievance and appeal; investigative reports; 
records of proceedings; appeal decisions; last chance, last rights, and 
settlement agreements, and related information. These records may 
include the following personal information: name, Social Security 
number, date of birth, and addresses. (See also a system of records 
notice published the Office of Personnel Management (``OPM'') (OPM/
GOVT-3))

Authority for maintenance of the system:
    29 U.S.C. 1302; 44 U.S.C. 3101.

Purpose(s):
    The purpose of this system is to document all current and former 
PBGC personnel who have been the subject of proposed or final 
disciplinary or performance action, furlough, or reductions-in force, 
have filed a grievance or appeal, or have been suspected of misconduct.

Routine uses of records maintained in the system, including categories 
of users and the purposes of such uses:
    1. A record from this system of records may be disclosed to OPM, 
the Merit Systems Protection Board, the Federal Labor Relations 
Authority, Office of Special Counsel, or the Equal Employment 
Opportunity Commission to carry out its authorized functions (under 5 
U.S.C. 1103, 1204, 7105, and 42 U.S.C. 2000e-4, in that order).
    2. General Routine Uses G1 through G13 (see Prefatory Statement of 
General Routine Uses) apply to this system of records.

Disclosure to consumer reporting agencies:
    None.

Policies and practices for storing, retrieving, accessing, retaining, 
and disposing of records in the system:
Storage:
    Records are maintained in paper form in file folders and/or in 
electronic form, including magnetic tapes or discs.

Retrievability:
    Records are indexed by employee name.

Safeguards:
    Access is restricted to agency personnel or contractors whose 
responsibilities require access. Paper records are kept in areas of 
restricted access that are locked after office hours. Electronic 
records are stored on computer networks and protected by assigning user 
identification numbers to individuals needing access to the records and 
by passwords set by authorized users that must be changed periodically.

Retention and disposal:
    Registers and related records used to effect reduction-in-force 
actions are maintained for 2 years. Records relating to grievances 
raised by employees, except Equal Employment Opportunity complaints, 
are maintained for 7 years after the close of the matter. Records 
related to disciplinary or performance based actions are maintained for 
7 years.
    Records are also maintained on PBGC's network back-up tapes.
    Records existing on paper are destroyed by burning, pulping, or 
shredding. Records existing on computer storage media are destroyed 
according to the applicable PBGC media sanitization practice.

System manager(s) and address:
    Director, Human Resources 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:
    Same as notification procedure.

Contesting record procedures:
    Same as notification procedure.

Record source categories:
    Records in this system of records are provided by an affected 
employee, the employee's supervisors, the employee's representative, 
other PBGC employees, and from investigations and interviews.

Exemptions claimed for the system:
    None.
PBGC-9

System name:
    Plan Participant and Beneficiary Address Identification File--PBGC.

System classification:
    Not applicable.

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

Categories of individuals covered by the system:
    Certain participants, alternate payees, and beneficiaries in 
terminating and terminated pension plans covered by Title IV of the 
Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended.

Categories of records in the system:
    Names, social security numbers, addresses, email addresses, 
telephone numbers, pension plans names, and pension plan numbers.

Authority for maintenance of the system:
    29 U.S.C. 1055, 1056(d)(3), 1302, 1321, 1322, 1322a, 1341, 1342, 
and 1350; 44 U.S.C. 3101.

Purpose(s):
    This system of records is maintained to locate participants, 
alternate payees, and beneficiaries under pension plans covered by 
Title IV of ERISA.

Routine uses of records maintained in the system, including categories 
of users and the purposes of such uses:
    1. Names and social security numbers of plan participants and 
beneficiaries may be disclosed to the Internal Revenue Service 
(``IRS'') to obtain current addresses from tax return information and 
to the Social Security Administration (``SSA'') to obtain current 
addresses. Such information will be disclosed only if the PBGC has no 
address for an individual or if mail sent to the individual at the last 
known address is returned as undeliverable.
    2. Names and last known addresses may be disclosed to an official 
of a labor organization recognized as the collective bargaining 
representative of participants for posting in union halls or for other 
means of publication to obtain current addresses of participants and 
beneficiaries. Such information will be disclosed only if the PBGC has 
no address for an individual or if mail sent to the individual at the 
last known address is returned as undeliverable.
    3. Names, social security numbers, last known addresses, and dates 
of birth and death may be disclosed to private firms and agencies that 
provide locator services, including credit reporting agencies and debt 
collection firms or agencies, to locate participants and beneficiaries. 
Such information will be disclosed only if the PBGC has no address for 
an individual or if mail sent to the individual at the last known 
address is returned as undeliverable. Disclosure shall be made only 
under a contract that subjects the firm or agency providing the service 
and its employees to the criminal penalties of the Privacy Act. The 
information so disclosed shall

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be used exclusively pursuant to the terms and conditions of such 
contract and shall be used solely for the purposes prescribed therein. 
The contract shall provide that the information so disclosed shall be 
returned at the conclusion of the locating effort.
    4. Names and addresses may be disclosed to licensees of the United 
States Postal Service (``USPS'') to obtain current addresses under the 
USPS's National Change of Address Linkage System (NCOA \Link\). 
Disclosure shall be made only under a contract that binds the licensee 
of the Postal Service and its employees to the criminal penalties of 
the Privacy Act. The contract shall provide that the records disclosed 
by PBGC shall be used exclusively for updating addresses under NCOA 
\Link\ and must be returned to PBGC or destroyed when the process is 
completed. The records will be exchanged electronically in an encrypted 
format.
    5. Names and last known addresses may be disclosed to other 
participants in, and beneficiaries under, a pension plan to obtain the 
current addresses of individuals. Such information will be disclosed 
only if the PBGC has no address for an individual or if mail sent to 
the individual at the last known address is returned as undeliverable.
    6. Names and last known addresses of participants and 
beneficiaries, and the names and addresses of participants' former 
employers, may be disclosed to the public to obtain current addresses 
of the individuals. Such information will be disclosed to the public 
only if the PBGC is unable to make benefit payments to the participants 
and beneficiaries because the address it has does not appear to be 
current or correct.
    7. General Routine Uses G1 and G4 through G7, G9 through G11 (see 
Prefatory Statement of General Routine Uses) apply to this system of 
records.

Disclosure to consumer reporting agencies:
    None.

Policies and practices for storing, retrieving, accessing, retaining, 
and disposing of records in the system:
Storage:
    Records are maintained manually in file folders and/or in 
electronic form, including magnetic tapes or discs.

Retrievability:
    Records are indexed by participant or beneficiary name and social 
security number.

Safeguards:
    Records are kept in locked file cabinets in areas of restricted 
access under procedures that meet IRS safeguarding standards. 
Electronic records are stored on computer networks and protected by 
assigning user identification numbers to individuals needing access to 
the records and by passwords set by authorized users that must be 
changed periodically.

Retention and disposal:
    Records of a participant or beneficiary who verifies the address 
are transferred to PBGC-6. All other records are retained for 2 years.
    Records existing on paper are destroyed by burning, pulping, or 
shredding. Records existing on computer storage media are destroyed 
according to the applicable PBGC media sanitization practice.

System manager(s) and address:
    Director, Benefits Administration and Payments 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:
    Same as notification procedure.

Contesting record procedures:
    Same as notification procedure.

Record source categories:
    PBGC-6, the SSA, the IRS, the public, labor organization officials, 
firms or agencies providing locator services, and USPS licensees.

Exemptions claimed for the system:
    None.
PBGC-10

System name:
    Administrative Appeals File--PBGC.

System classification:
    Not applicable.

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

Categories of individuals covered by the system:
    Participants, beneficiaries, and alternate payees in terminated 
pension plans covered by Title IV of the Employee Retirement Income 
Security Act of 1974, as amended, who have filed administrative appeals 
with the PBGC's Appeals Board pursuant to 29 CFR 4003.1(b),, (6), (7), 
(8), or (10), Rules for Administrative Review of Agency Decisions.

Categories of records in the system:
    Names of pension plans, plan numbers, names of participants, 
beneficiaries, and alternate payees, and personal information such as 
addresses, social security numbers, sex, dates of birth, dates of hire, 
salary, marital status (including domestic relations orders), medical 
records, dates of commencement of plan participation or employment, 
statements regarding employment, dates of termination of plan 
participation or retirement, benefit payment data, pay status, Social 
Security Administration (``SSA'') information, insurance claims and 
awards, workman's compensation awards, calculations of benefit amounts, 
calculations of amounts subject to recoupment and/or recovery 
correspondence and other information relating to appeals, and initial 
and final PBGC determinations (29 CFR 4003.22 and 4003.59). The records 
listed herein are included only as pertinent or applicable to the 
individual participant, beneficiary, and/or alternate payee.

Authority for maintenance of the system:
    29 U.S.C. 1055, 1056(d)(3), 1302, 1321, 1322, 1322a, 1341, 1342, 
1345, and 1350.

Purpose(s):
    This system of records is maintained for use in appeals of matters 
specified in 29 CFR 4003.1(b),, (6), (7), (8), and (10) and in 
subsequent agency actions.

Routine uses of records maintained in the system, including categories 
of users and the purposes of such uses:
    1. General Routine Uses G1, and G4 through G12 apply to this system 
of records.
    2. A record from this system of records may be disclosed to third 
parties who may be aggrieved by the decision of the Appeals Board under 
29 CFR 4003.57.
    3. A record from this system of records may be disclosed, upon 
request, to an attorney representative or a non-attorney representative 
who has a power of attorney for the subject individual, under 29 CFR 
4003.6.
    4. A record from this system of records may be disclosed to third 
parties, such as banks, insurance companies, and trustees, to make 
benefit payments to plan participants, beneficiaries, and/or alternate 
payees.
    5. A record from this system of records may be disclosed to third 
parties, such as contractors and expert

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witnesses, to obtain expert analysis of an issue necessary to resolve 
an appeal.
    6. The name and social security number of a participant may be 
disclosed to an official of a labor organization recognized as the 
collective bargaining representative of the participant to obtain 
information relevant to the resolution of an appeal.

Disclosure to consumer reporting agencies:
    None.

Policies and practices for storing, retrieving, accessing, retain and 
disposing of records in the system:
Storage:
    Records are maintained manually in file folders and/or in 
electronic form.

Retrievability:
    Records are indexed by participant, beneficiary, and/or alternate 
payee's name, plan name, and appeal number or extension request number.

Safeguards:
    Paper records are kept in file folders in areas of restricted 
access that are locked after office hours. Electronic records are 
stored on computer networks and protected by assigning user 
identification numbers to individuals needing access to the records and 
by passwords set by authorized users that must be changed periodically.

Retention and disposal:
    Records are retained and disposed of in accordance with the PBGC's 
Administrative Schedule 1.8. Appeals Board files are transferred to an 
offsite storage facility at 2 years after the end of the year the 
matter was closed and destroyed 15 years after the end of the fiscal 
year that the matter was closed.
    Records existing on paper are destroyed by burning, pulping, or 
shredding. Records existing on computer storage media are destroyed 
according to the applicable PBGC media sanitization practice.

System manager(s) and address:
    Manager of the Appeals Division, Office of the General Counsel, 
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:
    Same as notification procedure.

Contesting record procedures:
    Same as notification procedure.

Record source categories:
    Information in this system of records may be received from the plan 
administrator; the contributing sponsor (or other employer who 
maintained the plan), including any predecessor, successor, or member 
of the same controlled group; the labor organization recognized as the 
collective bargaining representative of a participant; the SSA; a third 
party affected by the decision; or the participant, beneficiary and/or 
alternate payee.

Exemptions claimed for the system:
    None.
PBGC-11

System name:
    Call Detail Records--PBGC.

System classification:
    Not applicable.

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

Categories of individuals covered by the system:
    Employees, contract employees, PBGC consultants, and officials of a 
labor organization representing PBGC employees who have made long 
distance or other toll calls from PBGC telephones or PBGC-issued 
portable electronic devices.

Categories of records in the system:
    Records relating to the use of PBGC telephones and PBGC-issued 
portable electronic devices to place toll calls and receive calls; 
records indicating the assignment of telephone extension numbers and 
PBGC-issued portable electronic devices to PBGC employees and other 
covered individuals; and records relating to the location of telephone 
extension numbers.

Authority for maintenance of the system:
    29 U.S.C. 1302; 44 U.S.C. 3101.

Purpose(s):
    This system of records is maintained to control the costs of 
operating PBGC's telephone system by, among other things, monitoring 
telephone usage by PBGC employees and other covered individuals and 
obtaining reimbursement for unauthorized toll calls.

Routine uses of records maintained in the system, including categories 
of users and the purposes of such uses:
    1. A record from this system of records may be disclosed to PBGC 
and contract employees, consultants of PBGC, and officials of a labor 
organization representing PBGC employees to determine individual 
responsibility for telephone calls, but only to the extent that such 
disclosures consist of comprehensive lists of called numbers and length 
of calls.
    2. Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of employees, former 
employees, participants, and beneficiaries and information pertaining 
to debts to the PBGC may be disclosed to the Department of Treasury, 
the Department of Justice, a credit agency, and a debt collection firm 
to collect the debt. Disclosure to a debt collection firm shall be made 
only under a contract that binds any such contractor or employee of 
such contractor to the criminal penalties of the Privacy Act.
    3. General Routine Uses G1, G3, G4, G5, G7 through G13 (see 
Prefatory Statement of General Routine Uses) apply to this system of 
records.

Disclosure to consumer reporting agencies:
    Information may be disclosed to a consumer reporting agency in 
accordance with 31 U.S.C. 3711(e) and (5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(12)).

Policies and practices for storing, retrieving, accessing, retaining, 
and disposing of records in the system:
Storage:
    Records are maintained in file folders and in electronic form, 
including magnetic tapes and discs.

Retrievability:
    Records are retrieved by name of employee or other covered 
individual, telephone extension number, PBGC-issued portable electronic 
device number, or telephone number called.

Safeguards:
    Access is restricted to agency personnel or contractors whose 
responsibilities require access. Paper records are kept in areas of 
restricted access that are locked after office hours. Electronic 
records are stored on computer networks and protected by assigning user 
identification numbers to individuals needing access to the records and 
by passwords set by authorized users that must be changed periodically.

Retention and disposal:
    Records are retained for 7 years from the end of the fiscal year in 
which they were created in accordance with the PBGC's Administrative 
Schedule 1.7. Records are also maintained on PBGC's network back-up 
tapes. Records existing on paper are destroyed by burning, pulping, or 
shredding. Records existing

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on computer storage media are destroyed according to the applicable 
PBGC media sanitization practice.

System manager(s) and address:
    Chief Information Officer, Office of Information Technology, 
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:
    Same as notification procedure.

Contesting record procedures:
    Same as notification procedure.

Record source categories:
    Telephone and PBGC-issued portable electronic device assignment 
records; call detail listings; and private telephone billing 
information.

Exemptions claimed for the system:
    None.
PBGC-12

System name:
    Personnel Security Investigation 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:
    Individuals who require regular, ongoing access to federal 
facilities, information technology systems, or information classified 
in the interest of national security, including applicants for 
employment or contracts, federal employees, contractors, students, 
interns, volunteers, individuals authorized to perform or use services 
provided in Agency facilities (e.g., Fitness Center, etc.), and 
individuals formerly in any of these positions. The system also 
includes individuals accused of security violations or found in 
violation.

Categories of records in the system:
    Name, former names, birth date, birth place, home address, phone 
numbers, employment history, residential history, education and degrees 
earned, names of associates and references and their contact 
information, citizenship, names of relatives, birthdates and places of 
relatives, citizenship of relatives, names of relatives who work for 
the federal government, criminal history, mental health history, drug 
use, financial information, fingerprints, summary report of 
investigation, results of suitability decisions, level of security 
clearance, date of issuance of security clearance, requests for appeal, 
witness statements, investigator's notes, tax return information, 
credit reports, security violations, circumstances of violation, and 
agency action taken.

Forms:
    SF-85, SF-85P, SF-86, SF-87 (via eQIP).
    This system of records is distinct from the OPM's Privacy Act 
system of records, OPM/Central-9 (Personnel Investigation Records), 
which covers records of personnel security investigations conducted by 
the OPM with respect to employees or applicants for employment with the 
PBGC.

Authority for maintenance of the system:
    29 U.S.C. 1302; 5 U.S.C. 3301; 44 U.S.C. 3101; Executive Order 
10450; 5 CFR 5.2(c) and (d); 5 CFR parts 731 and 736; OMB Circular No. 
A-130--Revised, Appendix III, 61 FR 6428; and Homeland Security 
Presidential Directive 12.

Purpose(s):
    The records in this system of records are used to document and 
support decisions as to the suitability, eligibility, and fitness for 
service of applicants for federal employment and contract positions, 
and may include students, interns, or volunteers to the extent their 
duties require access to federal facilities, information, systems, or 
applications. They may also be used to document security violations and 
supervisory actions taken.

Routine uses of records maintained in the system, including categories 
of users and the purposes of such uses:
    1. A record from this system of records may be disclosed to an 
authorized source from which information is requested in the course of 
an investigation, to the extent necessary to identify the individual, 
inform the source of the nature and purpose of the investigation, or 
identify the type of information requested.
    2. A record from this system of records may be disclosed to OPM, 
the Merit Systems Protection Board, the Federal Labor Relations 
Authority, or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to carry out 
its authorized functions (under 5 U.S.C. 1103, 1204, and 7105, and 42 
U.S.C. 2000e-4, in that order).
    3. General Routine Uses G1 through G13 (see Prefatory Statement of 
General Routine Uses) apply to this system of records.

Disclosure to consumer reporting agencies:
    None.

Policies and practices for storing, retrieving, accessing, retaining, 
and disposing of records in the system:
Storage:
    Records are maintained in paper and electronic form, including 
magnetic tapes and discs.

Retrievability:
    Records are retrieved by name, Social Security number, or 
fingerprint.

Safeguards:
    Paper records are kept in file cabinets in areas of restricted 
access that are locked after office hours. Electronic records are 
stored on computer networks and protected by assigning both network and 
system-specific user identification numbers to individuals needing 
access to the records and by passwords set by authorized users that 
must be changed periodically.

Retention and disposal:
    Records are destroyed upon notification of death or not later than 
5 years after separation or transfer of employee, or no later than 5 
years after contract relationship expires, whichever is applicable.
    Records are also maintained on PBGC's network back-up tapes.

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:
    Same as notification procedure.

Contesting record procedures:
    Same as notification procedure.

Record source categories:
    Information contained in this system of records is obtained from 
the following: (a) Applications and other personnel and security forms; 
(b) personal interviews with the individual that is the subject of the 
investigation and with persons such as employers, references, 
neighbors, and associates who may have information about the subject of 
the investigation; (c) investigative records and notices of

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personnel actions furnished by other federal agencies; (d) sources such 
as educational institutions, police departments, credit bureaus, 
probation officials, prison officials, and doctors; (e) public records 
such as court filings and publications such as newspapers, magazines, 
and periodicals; and (f) tax records.

Exemptions claimed for the system:
    This system of records is exempt from the access and contest and 
certain other provisions of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a(c)(3), (d), 
(e)(1), (e)(4)(G) through (I), and (f)) to the extent that disclosure 
would reveal the identity of a source who furnished information to the 
PBGC under an express promise of confidentiality or, prior to September 
27, 1975, under an implied promise of confidentiality (5 U.S.C. 
552a(k)(5)).
PBGC-13

System name:
    Debt Collection--PBGC.

Security classification:
    Not applicable.

System location:
    Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, 1200 K Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20005-4026 and/or field benefit administrator, and plan 
administrator, to include the following locations: 1275 K Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20005-4026; COOP Site, 2500 Grubb Road, Suites 140 and 
221, Wilmington, DE 19810; and Kingstowne, 5971 Kingstowne Village 
Parkway, Alexandria, Virginia 22315.

Categories of individuals covered by the system:
    Anyone who may owe a debt to PBGC, including but not limited to: 
pension plans and/or sponsors owing insurance premiums, interest and 
penalties; employees and former employees of PBGC; individuals who are 
consultants and vendors to PBGC; participants, alternate payees, and 
beneficiaries in terminating and terminated pension plans covered by 
Title IV of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as 
amended (ERISA); and individuals who received payments to which they 
are not entitled.

Categories of records in the system:
    Pension plan filings; names; addresses; social security numbers; 
taxpayer identification numbers; employee numbers; pay records, travel 
vouchers, and related documents filed by PBGC employees; invoices filed 
by consultants and vendors to PBGC; records of benefit payments made to 
participants, alternate payees, and beneficiaries in terminating and 
terminated pension plans covered by Title IV of ERISA; and other 
relevant records relating to the debt including the amount, status, and 
history of the debt, and the program under which the debt arose. The 
records listed herein are included only as pertinent or applicable to 
the individual debtor.

Authority for maintenance of the system:
    29 U.S.C. 1302; 31 U.S.C. 3711(e) & (g); 44 U.S.C. 3101.

Purpose(s):
    This system of records is maintained for the purpose of collecting 
debts owed to PBGC by various individuals, including, but not limited 
to, pension plans and/or sponsors owing insurance premiums, interest 
and penalties; PBGC employees and former employees, consultants and 
vendors; participants, alternate payees, and beneficiaries in 
terminating and terminated pension plans covered by Title IV of ERISA; 
and individuals who received payments to which they are not entitled. 
This system facilitates PBGC's compliance with the Debt Collection 
Improvement Act of 1996.

Routine uses of records maintained in the system, including categories 
of users and the purposes of such uses:
    1. A record from this system of records may be disclosed to the 
United States Department of the Treasury for cross-servicing to effect 
debt collection in accordance with 31 U.S.C. 3711(e).
    2. Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of employees, 
participants, and beneficiaries and information pertaining to debts 
owed by such individuals to the PBGC may be disclosed to a debt 
collection agency or firm to collect a claim. Disclosure to a debt 
collection agency or firm shall be made only under a contract that 
binds any such contractor or employee of such contractor to the 
criminal penalties of the Privacy Act. The information so disclosed 
shall be used exclusively pursuant to the terms and conditions of such 
contract and shall be used solely for the purposes prescribed therein. 
The contract shall provide that the information so disclosed shall be 
returned at the conclusion of the debt collection effort.
    3. These records may be used to disclose information to any Federal 
agency, state or local agency, U.S. territory or commonwealth, or the 
District of Columbia, or their agents or contractors, including private 
collection agencies (consumer and commercial):
    a. To facilitate the collection of debts through the use of any 
combination of various debt collection methods required or authorized 
by law, including, but not limited to;
    i. Request for repayment by telephone or in writing;
    ii. Negotiation of voluntary repayment or compromise agreements;
    iii. Offset of Federal payments, which may include the disclosure 
of information contained in the records for the purpose of providing 
the debtor with appropriate pre-offset notice and to otherwise comply 
with offset prerequisites, to facilitate voluntary repayment in lieu of 
offset, and to otherwise effectuate the offset process;
    iv. Referral of debts to private collection agencies, to Treasury 
designated debt collection centers, or for litigation;
    v. Administrative and court-ordered wage garnishment;
    vi. Debt sales;
    vii. Publication of names and identities of delinquent debtors in 
the media or other appropriate places; and
    viii. Any other debt collection method authorized by law;
    b. To collect a debt owed to the United States through the offset 
of payments made by states, territories, commonwealths, or the District 
of Columbia;
    c. To account or report on the status of debts for which such 
entity has a financial or other legitimate need for the information in 
the performance of official duties; or,
    d. For any other appropriate debt collection purpose.
    4. General Routine Uses G1 through G13 (see Prefatory Statement of 
General Routine Uses) apply to this system of records.

Disclosure to consumer reporting agencies:
    Information may be disclosed to a consumer reporting agency in 
accordance with 31 U.S.C. 3711(e) and 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(12).

Policies and practices for storing, retrieving, accessing, retaining, 
and disposing of records in the system:
Storage:
    Records are maintained by PBGC in paper and/or electronic form, 
including computer databases, magnetic tapes or discs.

Retrievability:
    Records are indexed by any one or more of the following: Employer 
identification number; social security number; plan number; and name of 
debtor, plan, plan sponsor, plan

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administrator, participant, alternate payee, or beneficiary.

Safeguards:
    Access is restricted to agency personnel or contractors whose 
responsibilities require access. Paper records are kept in file folders 
in areas of restricted access that are locked after office hours. 
Electronic records are stored on computer networks and protected by 
assigning user identification numbers to individuals needing access to 
the records and by passwords set by authorized users that must be 
changed periodically.

Retention and disposal:
    Pursuant to PBGC Records Schedule 1.2, records relating to the 
debts of consultants and vendors are maintained for 7 years from the 
close of the fiscal year in which the date the debt is resolved (paid 
in full, waived, etc.).
    Pursuant to PBGC's Records Schedule 1.2, records relating to debts 
of PBGC employees and former employees involving payroll, leave, 
attendance, and travel are maintained for 7 years from the close of the 
fiscal year in which the date the debt is resolved (paid in full, 
waived, etc.).
    Pursuant to PBGC Records Schedule 2.1, except for repayment 
agreements and copies of payment advice, records relating to debts of 
participants and beneficiaries in terminating and terminated pension 
plans covered by Title IV of ERISA are maintained for 7 years from the 
close of the fiscal year in which the date the debt is resolved (paid 
in full, waived, etc.).
    Pursuant to PBGC Records Schedule 1.2, records relating to debts of 
other individuals are maintained for 7 years from the close of the 
fiscal year in which the debt is resolved (paid in full, waived, etc.).
    Records are also maintained on PBGC's network back-up tapes.
    Records existing on paper are destroyed by burning, pulping, or 
shredding. Records existing on computer storage media are destroyed 
according to the applicable PBGC media sanitization practice.

System manager(s) and address:
    Director, Financial Operations Department, and Director, Benefits 
Administration and Payments 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:
    Same as notification procedure.

Contesting record procedures:
    Same as notification procedure.

Record source categories:
    Subject individual, plan administrators, labor organization 
officials, Debt collection agencies, or firms, firms or agencies 
providing locator services, other PBGC offices, and other Federal 
agencies.

Exemptions claimed for the system:
    None.
PBGC-14

System name:
    My Plan Administration Account Authentication 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:
    Individuals who register to use the My PAA application to make PBGC 
filings and payments electronically via the PBGC's Internet Web site 
(http://www.pbgc.gov/), including individuals acting for plan sponsors, plan 
administrators, and pension practitioners such as enrolled actuaries 
and other benefit professionals.

Categories of records in the system:
    Records include the user's name, work telephone number, work email 
address, other contact information, a temporary PBGC-issued user ID and 
password, a user-selected user ID and password, and a secret question/
secret answer combination for authentication. Records maintained for 
each pension plan for which the user intends to participate in making 
filings with the PBGC include the plan name, employer identification 
number (EIN), and plan number (PN); the plan administrator's name, 
address, phone number, and email address; other contact information; 
and the role that the user will play in the filing process, e.g., 
creating and editing filings, signing filings electronically as the 
plan administrator, signing filings electronically as the enrolled 
actuary, or authorizing payments to the PBGC.

Authority for maintenance of the system:
    29 U.S.C. 1302, 1306, 1307, 1341, and 1343; 44 U.S.C. 3101.

Purpose(s):
    This system of records is maintained for use in verifying the 
identity of, and authenticating actions taken by, individuals who 
register to use the My PAA application to make PBGC filings.

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, G6, G7, G9, G10, and G12 
apply to this system of records (See Prefatory Statement of General 
Routine Uses).

Disclosure to consumer reporting agencies:
    None.

Policies and practices for storing, retrieving, accessing, retaining, 
and disposing of records in the system:
Storage:
    Records are maintained in electronic form, including computer 
databases, magnetic tapes and discs.

Retrievability:
    Records are indexed by name, user ID, email address, telephone 
number, and by plan name and EIN/PN.

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 unauthorized individuals.

Retention and disposal:
    Pursuant to PBGC Records Schedule 2.1, records are maintained for 7 
years at which time PBGC disposes of them according to the applicable 
PBGC media sanitization practice.

System manager(s) and address:
    Director, Financial Operations 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 individual may access his or her records via the My PAA 
application available on the PBGC's Internet Web site (http://www.pbgc.gov/), 
or by following the procedures outlined at 29 CFR Part 4902.

Contesting record procedures:
    Same as notification procedure.

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Record source categories:
    Subject individual and other registered users.

Exemptions claimed for the system:
    None.
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 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 email 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; 44 U.S.C. 3101; Executive Order 12656, 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 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.

Routine uses of records maintained in the system, including categories 
of users and the purposes of such uses:
    1. PBGC General Routine Uses G1, G4, G5, G7, G9, through G11 (see 
Prefatory Statement of General Routine Uses) apply to this system of 
records.
    2. A record on an individual in this system of records may be 
disclosed to family members, emergency medical personnel, e.g., 
doctors, nurses, and/or paramedics, or to law enforcement officials in 
case of a medical or other emergency involving the PBGC employee 
without the subsequent notification to the individual identified in 5 
U.S.C. 552a(b)(8).

Disclosure to consumer reporting agencies:
    None.

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 Web site. Paper printouts are also maintained by 
authorized PBGC personnel in accordance with PBGC's continuity of 
operations plan.

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 paper and 
electronic records are not disclosed to or accessed by unauthorized 
individuals.

Retention and disposal:
    Records are maintained until they are superseded or obsolete.
    Records existing on paper are destroyed by burning, pulping, or 
shredding. Records existing on computer storage media are destroyed 
according to the applicable PBGC media sanitization practice.

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 PBGC's intranet Web site, 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.
PBGC-16

System name:
    PBGC-16, PBGC Employee Directory.

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 contractors with PBGC network access.

Categories of records in the system:
    The system of records may contain the employee's or contractor's 
name, photograph, personal description, skills, interests, schools, 
birthday, mobile phone number, home phone number, organizational 
component and title, supervisor's name, PBGC street address, room or 
workstation number, PBGC network ID, work email address, and work 
telephone number and extension.

Authority for maintenance of the system:
    29 U.S.C. 1302; 44 U.S.C. 3101.

Purpose(s):
    This system of records is used by PBGC employees and employees of 
PBGC's contractors to identify other PBGC employees by name, face, 
organizational component or title, or supervisor, skills, interests, 
birth date, schools, and to access contact information for PBGC 
employees.

Routine uses of records maintained in the system, including categories 
of users and the purposes of such uses:
    PBGC General Routine Uses G1 through G13 apply to this system of 
records (See Prefatory Statement of General Routine Uses).

Disclosure to consumer reporting agencies:
    Not applicable.

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

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Retrievability:
    Records are retrieved by name, username, organizational component, 
job title, work phone number, office number, supervisor, work email, 
skills, interests, birth date, education, peers, and employee type 
(federal or contractor).

Safeguards:
    The PBGC has adopted appropriate administrative, technical, and 
physical controls to protect the security, integrity, and availability 
of information maintained in electronic format, and to assure that 
records are not disclosed to or accessed by anyone who does not have a 
need-to-know to perform official duties.

Retention and disposal:
    Records are maintained until the subject leaves PBGC employment.

System manager(s) and address:
    Director, Communications and Public Affairs 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:
    Same as notification procedures.

Contesting record procedures:
    Same as notification procedure.

Record source categories:
    Subject individual and PBGC personnel records.

Exemptions claimed for the system:
    None.
PBGC-17

System Name:
    PBGC-17, Office of Inspector General Investigative File System--
PBGC.

Security Classification:
    Not applicable.

System Location:
    Office of Inspector General, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, 
1200 K Street NW., Washington DC, 20005-4026; Washington National 
Records Center, 4205 Suitland Road, Suitland, MD 20746-8001; Iron 
Mountain Inc., 8001 Research Way, Springfield, VA 22153.

Categories of individuals covered by the system:
    1. Persons who are named individuals in investigations conducted by 
OIG.
    2. Complainants and subjects of complaints collected through the 
operation of the OIG Hotline.
    3. Other individuals, including witnesses, sources, and members of 
the general public, who are named individuals in connection with 
investigations conducted by OIG.

Categories of records in the system:
    Information within this system relates to OIG investigations 
carried out under applicable statutes, regulations, policies, and 
procedures. The investigations may relate to criminal, civil, or 
administrative matters. These OIG files may contain investigative 
reports; copies of personnel, financial, contractual, and property 
management records maintained by PBGC; information submitted by or 
about pension plan sponsors or plan participants; background data 
including arrest records, statements of informants and witnesses, and 
laboratory reports of evidence analysis; search warrants, summonses and 
subpoenas; and other information related to investigations. Personal 
data in the system may consist of names, Social Security numbers, 
addresses, fingerprints, handwriting samples, reports of confidential 
informants, physical identifying data, voiceprints, polygraph tests, 
photographs, and individual personnel and payroll information.

Authority for maintenance of the system:
    5 U.S.C. App. 3.

Purpose (s):
    This system of records is used to maintain information related to 
investigations of criminal, civil, or administrative matters.

Routine uses of records maintained in the system, including categories 
of users and the purposes of such uses:
    PBGC General Routine Uses G1, G2, G4, G5, G7, G9, through G13 (see 
Prefatory Statement of General Routine Uses) apply to this system of 
records. In addition:
    1. A record relating to a person held in custody pending or during 
arraignment, trial, sentence, or extradition proceedings or after 
conviction may be disclosed to a federal, state, local, or foreign 
prison; probation, parole, or pardon authority; or any other agency or 
individual involved with the maintenance, transportation, or release of 
such a person.
    2. A record relating to a case or matter may be disclosed to an 
actual or potential party or his or her attorney for the purpose of 
negotiation or discussion on such matters as settlement of the case or 
matter, plea bargaining, or informal discovery proceedings.
    3. A record may be disclosed to any source, either private or 
governmental, when reasonably necessary to elicit information or obtain 
the cooperation of a witness or informant when conducting any official 
investigation or during a trial or hearing or when preparing for a 
trial or hearing.
    4. A record relating to a case or matter may be disclosed to a 
foreign country, through the United States Department of State or 
directly to the representative of such country, under an international 
treaty, convention, or executive agreement; or to the extent necessary 
to assist such country in apprehending or returning a fugitive to a 
jurisdiction that seeks that individual's return.
    5. A record originating exclusively within this system of records 
may be disclosed to other federal offices of inspectors general and 
councils comprising officials from other federal offices of inspectors 
general, as required by the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended. 
The purpose is to ensure that OIG audit and investigative operations 
can be subject to integrity and efficiency peer reviews, and to permit 
other offices of inspectors general to investigate and report on 
allegations of misconduct by senior OIG officials as directed by a 
council, the President, or Congress. Records originating from any other 
PBGC systems of records, which may be duplicated in or incorporated 
into this system, also may be disclosed with all personally 
identifiable information redacted.
    6. A record may be disclosed to the Department of the Treasury and 
the Department of Justice when the OIG seeks an ex parte court order to 
obtain taxpayer information from the Internal Revenue Service.
    7. A record may be disclosed to any governmental, professional or 
licensing authority when such record reflects on qualifications, either 
moral, educational or vocational, of an individual seeking to be 
licensed or to maintain a license.
    8. A record may be disclosed to any direct or indirect recipient of 
federal funds, e.g., a contractor, where such record reflects problems 
with the personnel working for a recipient, and disclosure of the 
record is made to permit a recipient to take corrective action 
beneficial to the Government.

Disclosure to consumer reporting agencies:
    A record may be disclosed to a ``consumer reporting agency,'' as 
that term is defined in the Fair Credit Reporting Act (15 U.S.C. 
1681a(f)) and the Federal Claims Collection Act of 1966 (31 U.S.C. 
3701(a)(3)), to obtain

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information in the course of an investigation, audit, or evaluations.

Policies and Practices for Storing, Retrieving, Accessing, Retaining, 
and Disposing of Records in the System:
Storage:
    The information in the records is maintained in a variety of media, 
including paper, magnetic tapes or discs, and an automated database. 
The records are maintained in limited access areas during all times; 
electronic records are maintained in computers and networks that 
require multiple individual identifications and passwords.
    Records are also maintained on magnetic tapes and back-up hard 
drives.

Retrievability:
    Records are indexed by name, Social Security Number, subject 
category, or assigned case number.

Safeguards:
    Paper records, computers, and computer-storage media are located in 
controlled-access areas under supervision of program personnel. Access 
to these areas is limited to authorized personnel, who must be 
identified with a badge. Access to records is limited to individuals 
whose official duties require such access. Contractors and licensees 
are subject to contract controls and unannounced on-site audits and 
inspections. Computers are protected by mechanical locks, card-key 
systems, or other physical-access control methods. The use of computer 
systems is regulated with installed security software, computer-logon 
identifications, and operating-system controls including access 
controls, terminal and transaction logging, and file-management 
software.

Retention and Disposal:
    1. Official investigative case files, evidence and custody files, 
and informant files are retained up to 11 years after closeout of the 
investigation. If significant, the files are transferred to the 
National Archives and Records Administration.
    2. Information reports, investigative analysis reports, and inquiry 
files are retained up to 6 years after closeout of the investigation.
    3. Internal administrative reports are retained up to 3 years after 
closeout of the investigation.
    Records existing on paper are destroyed by burning, pulping, or 
shredding. Records existing on computer storage media are destroyed 
according to the applicable PBGC media sanitization practice.

System Manager(s) and Address:
    Inspector General, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, 1200 K 
Street NW., Washington, DC, 20005-4026.

Notification Procedure:
    This system is exempt from the notification requirements. However, 
consideration will be given to inquiries made in compliance with 29 CFR 
4902.3.

Record Access Procedures:
    This system is exempt from the access requirements. However, 
consideration will be given to requests made in compliance with 29 CFR 
4902.3.

Contesting Record Procedures:
    Exempt. However, consideration will be given requests made in 
compliance with 29 CFR 4902.3.

Record Source Categories:
    The information contained in this system may be derived or received 
from individual complainants, witnesses, interviews conducted during 
investigations, Federal, state and local government records, individual 
or company records, claim and payment files, employer medical records, 
insurance records, court records, articles from publications, financial 
data, bank information, telephone data, insurers, service providers, 
other law enforcement organizations, grantees and subgrantees, 
contractors and subcontractors, pension plan sponsors and participants, 
and other sources.

Systems Exempted From Certain Provisions of the Act:
    Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(j) and (k), PBGC has established 
regulations at 29 CFR 4902.11 that exempt records in this system 
depending on their purpose.
PBGC-18

System name:
    PBGC-18, Office of Negotiation and Restructuring Risk Management 
Early Warning System--PBGC.

Security classification:
    Not applicable.

System Location:
    Office of Negotiations and Restructuring, Pension Benefit Guaranty 
Corporation, 1200 K Street NW., Washington DC, 20005-4026; Iron 
Mountain Inc., 8001 Research Way, Springfield, VA 22153.

Categories of individuals covered by the system:
    1. Persons who are participants, beneficiaries, and alternate 
payees in pension plans covered by Title IV of the Employee Retirement 
Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (``ERISA'').
    2. Pension plan sponsors, administrators, control group members and 
third parties, who are responsible for, manage, or have control over 
ERISA pension plans.
    3. Other individuals, including information sources and members of 
the general public, who are identified in connection with 
investigations conducted pursuant to ERISA Section 4003(a), 29 U.S.C. 
1303(a), and litigation conducted with regard to ERISA Title IV pension 
plans.

Categories of records in the system:
    Information within this system relates to Corporate Finance and 
Restructuring Division (``CFRD''), Office of the Chief Counsel 
(``OCC''), and PBGC investigations and litigation carried out under 
applicable statutes, regulations, policies, and procedures concerning 
the potential termination and trusteeship of ERISA Title IV pension 
plans, as well as civil or administrative matters concerning companies 
or individuals associated with ERISA Title IV pension plans. These 
files may include reports; copies of financial and contractual records; 
background data including witness statements, summonses and subpoenas; 
and other information related to investigations and litigation. 
Personal data in the system may consist of names, gender, dates of 
birth, dates of hire, salary, marital status (including domestic 
relation orders), Social Security numbers and other Social Security 
Administration information, addresses, telephone numbers, time of plan 
participation, pay status, benefit data, eligibility status, health-
related information, insurance information (where plan benefits are 
guaranteed by private insurers), initial and final PBGC determinations 
(29 CFR 4003.21 and 4003.59), federal income and other tax records, and 
information provided by labor unions or other organizations.

Authority for maintenance of the system:
    29 U.S.C. Sections 1055, 1056(d)(3), 1302, 1303, 1310, 1321, 1322, 
1322a, 1341, 1342, 1343 and 1350; 44 U.S.C. 3101.

Purpose(s):
    This system of records is used to maintain information related to 
investigations and litigation associated with the potential termination 
and trusteeship of ERISA pension plans.

Routine uses of records maintained in the system, including categories 
of users and the purposes of such users:
    1. PBGC General Routine Uses G1, G4, G5, G6, G7, G9 through G12 
(see

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Prefatory Statement of General Routine Uses) apply to this system of 
records. In addition:
    2. A record from this system of records may be disclosed, in 
furtherance of proceedings under Title IV of ERISA, to a contributing 
sponsor (or other employer who maintained the plan), including any 
predecessor or successor, and any member of the same controlled group.

Disclosure to consumer reporting agencies:
    None.

Policies and Practices for Storing, Retrieving, Accessing, Retaining, 
and Disposing of Records in the System:
Storage:
    The information in the records is maintained in a variety of media, 
including paper, magnetic tapes or discs, and an automated, electronic 
database.

Retrievability:
    Records are indexed by name or other personal identifier or 
assigned case number.

Safeguards:
    Paper records are kept in file folders in areas of restricted 
access that are locked after office hours. Electronic records are 
stored on computer networks and protected by (1) assigning network user 
identification numbers to the individuals and by passwords set by 
authorized users that must be changed periodically; and, (2) assigning 
system user identification numbers to the individuals needing access to 
the records and by passwords set by authorized users that must be 
changed periodically.

Retention and Disposal:
    Core case file records contain records accumulated, prepared, 
collected or received, are destroyed, if not electric files, 40 years 
after the case is closed, and if electric files, 135 years after the 
case is closed.
    Records existing on paper are destroyed by burning, pulping, or 
shredding. Records existing on computer storage media are destroyed 
according to the applicable PBGC media sanitization practice.

System Manager(s) and Address:
    Director, Office of Negotiations and Restructuring, Pension Benefit 
Guaranty Corporation, 1200 K Street NW., Washington, DC, 20005-4026.

Notification Procedure:
    Procedures are detailed in the PBGC's regulations: 29 CFR Part 
4902.

Exemptions claimed for the system:
    None.

Record Access Procedures:
    Same as notification procedure.

Contesting Record Procedures:
    Same as notification procedure.

Record Source Categories:
    The information contained in this system may be derived or received 
from pension plan participants, sponsors, administrators or third-
parties, federal government records, individual or company records, 
claim and payment files, insurers, the Social Security Administration, 
labor organizations, firms or agencies providing locator services, 
court records, articles from publications, financial data, bank 
information, telephone data, and USPS licensees.

Systems Exempted From Certain Provisions of the Act:
    None.
PBGC--19

System Name:
    PBGC-19, Office of General Counsel Case Management System--PBGC.

Security classification:
    Not applicable.

System location:
    Office of General Counsel, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, 
1200 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20005-4026; Iron Mountain Inc., 8001 
Research Way, Springfield, VA 22153.

Categories of individuals covered by the system:
    1. Persons who are participants, beneficiaries, and alternate 
payees in pension plans covered by Title IV of the Employee Retirement 
Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (``ERISA'').
    2. Pension plan sponsors, administrators, control group members and 
third parties, who are responsible for, manage, or have control over 
ERISA pension plans.
    3. Other individuals, including information sources and members of 
the general public, who are identified in connection with 
investigations conducted pursuant to ERISA Section 4003(a), 29 U.S.C. 
1303(a), and litigation conducted with regard to ERISA pension plans.
    4. Persons who are parties, plaintiff or defendant, or witnesses in 
civil litigation or administrative proceedings involving or concerning 
the PBGC or its officers or employees. This system does not include 
information on every civil litigation or administrative proceeding 
involving the PBGC or its officers and employees.
    5. Persons who are the subject of a breach of personally 
identifiable information.
    6. Persons who are potential contractors or contractors with PBGC.
    7. Persons who receive ethics advice from PBGC ethics counselors 
and those who file financial disclosure reports.

Categories of records in the system:
    Records in this system pertain to a broad variety of litigation 
relating to ERISA Title IV, the appeals of pension benefit 
determinations, labor and employment, and procurement matters. These 
files may include reports; copies of financial and contractual records; 
background data including personnel records, witness statements, 
summonses and subpoenas, discovery requests and responses, and resumes; 
ethics advice; and breach reports and supporting documentation. 
Personal data in the system may consist of names, gender, dates of 
birth, dates of hire, dates of death, salary, marital status (including 
domestic relation orders), medical records, Social Security numbers and 
other Social Security Administration information, addresses, telephone 
numbers, email addresses; time of plan participation, pay status, 
benefit data, eligibility status, health-related information, insurance 
information (where plan benefits are guaranteed by private insurers), 
initial and final PBGC determinations (29 CFR 4003.21 and 4003.59), 
appeals of PBGC final determinations; and information provided by labor 
unions or other organizations.

Authority for maintenance of the system:
    29 U.S.C. Sections 1055, 1056(d)(3), 1302, 1303, 1310, 1321, 1322, 
1322a, 1341, 1342, 1343 and 1350; 5 U.S.C. app. 105; 5 U.S.C. 301; 44 
U.S.C. 3101.

Purpose(s):
    Case records are maintained for the purpose of litigating or 
resolving any case or matter handled by the Office of the General 
Counsel. Ethics records document the activities of PBGC's ethics 
program, including financial disclosure reports; ethics agreements; 
outside employment and activity records; referrals of violations of 
criminal conflict of interest statutes; ethics determination, advice, 
consultation, and training records; and other commonly held ethics 
program records. The privacy breach reports and supporting 
documentation allow for program officials to determine whether the 
agency can improve the protection of personally identifiable 
information and to mitigate any breaches.

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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, G2, G3, G4, G5, G6, G7, G8, G9 
through G13 (see Prefatory Statement of General Routine Uses) apply to 
this system of records. In addition:
    1. A record from this system of records may be disclosed, in 
furtherance of proceedings under Title IV of ERISA, to a contributing 
sponsor (or other employer who maintained the plan), including any 
predecessor or successor, and any member of the same controlled group.
    2. Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of employees, former 
employees, participants, and beneficiaries and information pertaining 
to debts to the PBGC may be disclosed to the Department of Treasury, 
the Department of Justice, a credit agency, and a debt collection firm 
to collect the debt. Disclosure to a debt collection firm shall be made 
only under a contract that binds any such contractor or employee of 
such contractor to the criminal penalties of the Privacy Act.
    3. Information may be disclosed to a court, magistrate, or 
administrative tribunal in the course of presenting evidence, including 
disclosures to opposing counsel or witnesses in the course of civil 
discovery, litigation, or settlement negotiations in response to a 
court order or in connection with criminal law proceedings.
    4. Information may be provided to a congressional office in 
response to an inquiry made at the request of the individual to whom 
the record pertains.
    5. Information may be provided to third parties during the course 
of an investigation to the extent necessary to obtain information 
pertinent to the investigation.
    6. Relevant and necessary information may be disclosed to a former 
employee of PBGC for the purposes of: (1) Responding to an official 
inquiry by federal, state, or local government entity or professional 
licensing authority; or, (2) facilitating communications with a former 
employee that may be necessary for personnel-related or other official 
purposes where PBGC requires information and/or consultation assistance 
from the former employee regarding a matter within that person's former 
area of responsibility.
    7. A record relating to a case or matter may be disseminated to a 
foreign country pursuant to an international treaty or convention 
entered into and ratified by the United States or to an executive 
agreement.
    8. A record may be disseminated to a foreign country, through the 
United states Department of State or directly to the representative of 
such country, to the extent necessary to assist such country in civil 
or criminal proceedings in which the United States or one of its 
officers or agencies has an interest.

Disclosure to consumer reporting agencies:
    None.

Policies and Practices for Storing, Retrieving, Accessing, Retaining, 
and Disposing of Records in the System:
Storage:
    The information in the records is maintained in a variety of media, 
including paper, magnetic tapes or discs, and an automated, electronic 
database.

Retrievability:
    Records are indexed by name or other personal identifier or 
assigned case number.

Safeguards:
    Paper records are kept in file folders in areas of restricted 
access that are locked after office hours. Electronic records are 
stored on computer networks and protected by assigning unique user 
identification numbers to individuals who are authorized to access the 
records, and by passwords set by these users that must be changed 
periodically.

Retention and Disposal:
    1. Pursuant to NARA General Records Schedule 25.1, ethics advice is 
destroyed and deleted 6 years after the end of the fiscal year after 
the matter was closed. Public and Confidential Financial Disclosure 
reports are destroyed and deleted 6 years after they are filed with the 
agency.
    2. Pursuant to PBGC's Simplified Records Schedule 1.7, legal 
administrative records such as legal memoranda and other legal advice 
materials which are not part of a litigation matter and which are 
critical to an understanding of that matter are destroyed or deleted 20 
years after the end of the fiscal year in which the latest document use 
occurred.
    3. Pursuant to PBGC's Simplified Records Schedule 1.8, legal 
administrative records which have been associated with a non-ERISA 
litigation case, such as agreements and financial instruments, 
background case files, investigation and case management files, and 
official litigation, together with all other records with which they 
have been associated by the case number or identifier, are destroyed or 
deleted 15 years after the end of the fiscal year in which the case or 
matter was finished or closed.
    4. Pursuant to PBGC's Simplified Records Schedule 2.3, core case 
mission-related file records, such as ERISA litigation, plan 
terminations, and benefits, and which are accumulated, prepared, 
collected or received, are destroyed, if not electric files, 40 years 
after the case is closed, and if electric files, 135 years after the 
case is closed.
    Records existing on paper are destroyed by burning, pulping, or 
shredding. Records existing on computer storage media are destroyed 
according to the applicable PBGC media sanitization practice.

System Manager(s) and Address:
    Assistant General Counsel of Legal Technology and Administration, 
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, 1200 K Street NW., Washington, DC 
20005-4026.

Notification Procedure:
    Procedures are detailed in the PBGC's regulations: 29 CFR Part 
4902.

Exemptions claimed for the system:
    None.

Record Access Procedures:
    Same as notification procedure.

Contesting Record Procedures:
    Same as notification procedure.

Record Source Categories:
    The information contained in this system may be derived or received 
from pension plan participants, sponsors, administrators or third-
parties, federal government records, employees and former employees, 
contractors, witnesses, individual or company records, claim and 
payment files, insurers, the Social Security Administration, labor 
organizations, court records, articles from publications, financial 
data, bank information, telephone data.

Systems Exempted From Certain Provisions of the Act:
    None.
PBGC--20

System name:
    Identity Management System (IDMS).

System location:
    Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, 1200 K Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20005-4026. Siemens Industry, Inc., 6435 Virginia Manor 
Road, Beltsville, MD 20705.

Security classification:
    Most identity records are not classified. However, in some cases,

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records of certain individuals, or portions of some records, may be 
classified in the interest of national security.

Categories of individuals covered by the system:
    Individuals who require regular, ongoing access to agency 
facilities, information technology systems, or information classified 
in the interest of national security, including applicants for 
employment or contracts, federal employees, contractors, students, 
interns, and volunteers, and individuals formerly in any of these 
positions. The system also includes individuals authorized to perform 
or use services provided in agency facilities (e.g., Fitness Center). 
The system does not apply to occasional visitors or short-term guests 
to whom PBGC will issue temporary identification and credentials.

Categories of records in the system:
    Records maintained on individuals issued credentials by PBGC 
include the following data fields: Full name, Social Security number; 
date of birth; signature; image (photograph); fingerprints; hair color; 
eye color; height; weight; organization/office of assignment; company 
name; telephone number; copy of background investigation form; Personal 
Identity Verification (PIV) card issue and expiration dates; personal 
identification number (PIN); results of background investigation; PIV 
request form; PIV registrar approval signature; PIV card serial number; 
emergency responder designation; PIV card expiration date; copies of 
documents used to verify identification or information derived from 
those documents such as document title, document issuing authority, 
document number, document expiration date, document other information; 
and, level of national security clearance and expiration date.
    Records maintained on card holders entering PBGC facilities: Name, 
PIV Card serial number; date, time, and location of entry and exit; 
company name; and, level of national security clearance and expiration 
date.

Authority for maintenance of the system:
    5 U.S.C. 301; Federal Information Security Act (Pub. L. 104-106, 
sec. 5113); Electronic Government Act (Pub. L. 104-347, sec. 203); the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501); and the Government 
Paperwork Elimination Act (Pub. L. 105-277, 44 U.S.C. 3504); Homeland 
Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 12, Policy for a Common 
Identification Standard for Federal Employees and Contractors, August 
27, 2004; Federal Property and Administrative Act of 1949, as amended.

Purpose:
    The primary purposes of the system are: (a) To ensure the safety 
and security of PBGC facilities, systems, or information, and our 
occupants and users; (b) To verify that all persons entering federal 
facilities, using federal information resources, or accessing 
classified information are authorized to do so; (c) to track and 
control PIV cards issued to persons entering and exiting the 
facilities, using systems, or accessing classified information.

Routine uses of records maintained in the system including categories 
of users and the purposes of such uses:
    Information about covered individuals may be disclosed without 
consent as permitted by the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a(b), and:
    (1) Except as noted on Forms SF 85, 85-P, and 86, when a record on 
its face, or in conjunction with other records, indicates a violation 
or potential violation of law, whether civil, criminal, or regulatory 
in nature, and whether arising by general statute or particular program 
statute, or by regulation, rule, or order issued pursuant thereto, 
disclosure may be made to the appropriate public authority, whether 
Federal, foreign, State, local, or tribal, or otherwise, responsible 
for enforcing, investigating or prosecuting such violation or charged 
with enforcing or implementing the statute, or rule, regulation, or 
order issued pursuant thereto, if the information disclosed is relevant 
to any enforcement, regulatory, investigative or prosecutorial 
responsibility of the receiving entity.
    (2) To notify another federal agency when, or verify whether, a PIV 
card is no longer valid.
    (3) General Routine Uses G1 through G13 (see Prefatory Statement of 
General Routine Uses) apply to this system of records.

Disclosure to consumer reporting agencies:
    Not applicable.

Policies and practices for storing, retrieving, accessing, retaining, 
and disposing of records in the system:
Storage:
    Records are stored in electronic media and in paper files.

Retrievability:
    Records are retrievable by name, Social Security number, PIV card 
serial number, image (photograph), fingerprint.

Safeguards:
    Paper records are kept in file cabinets in areas of restricted 
access that are locked after office hours. Electronic records are 
stored on computer networks and protected by assigning both network and 
system-specific user identification numbers to individuals needing 
access to the records and by passwords set by authorized users that 
must be changed periodically.
    GSA maintains an audit trail which is reviewed periodically to 
identify unauthorized access. Persons given roles in the PIV process 
must complete training specific to their roles to ensure they are 
knowledgeable about how to input and protect individually identifiable 
information.

Retention and disposal:
    Records relating to persons covered by this system are retained in 
accordance with General Records Schedule 18, Item 17. Unless retained 
for specific, ongoing security investigations, records of access are 
maintained for two years. All other records relating to employees are 
destroyed two years after ID security card expiration date.
    In accordance with HSPD-12, PIV Cards are deactivated within 18 
hours of cardholder separation, loss of card, or expiration. The 
information on PIV Cards is maintained in accordance with General 
Records Schedule 11, Item 4. PIV Cards are destroyed by shredding 90 
days after deactivation.
    Records existing on paper are destroyed by burning, pulping, or 
shredding. Records existing on computer storage media are destroyed 
according to the applicable PBGC media sanitization practice.

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

Notification procedures:
    Procedures are detailed in PBGC regulations: 29 CFR Part 4902.

Records access procedures:
    Same as notification procedures.

Contesting record procedures:
    Same as notification procedures.

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Record source categories:
    Employee, contractor, or applicant; sponsoring agency; former 
sponsoring agency; other federal agencies; contract employer; former 
employer.

Exemptions claimed for the system:
    None.

[FR Doc. 2012-23418 Filed 9-25-12; 8:45 am]
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