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of such record to the requesting individual in the exercise of his professional judgment. (2) Test material and copies of certificates or other lists of eligibles or any other listing, the disclosure of which would violate the privacy of any other individual, or be otherwise proscribed by the provision of the Privacy Act of 1974, shall be removed from the record before disclosure to any individual to whom the record pertains. Sec. 1224.1-14 Specific exemptions. Records or portions of records specified below shall be exempt from disclosure provided however that no such exemption shall apply to the provisions of Sec. 1224.1-16(d)(3) hereof (informing prior recipient of corrected or disputed records), Sec. 1224.1-12(a) (collecting information directly from the individual to whom it pertains); Sec. 1224.1-12(b) (informing individuals asked to supply information of the purposes for which it is collected and whether it is mandatory); Sec. 1224.1-12(c) (maintaining records with accuracy, completeness, etc. as reasonably necessary for agency purposes); Sec. 1224.1-12(f) (notifying the subjects of records disclosed under compulsory court process); Sec. 1224.1-16(g) (civil remedies). With the above exceptions the following material shall be exempt from disclosure to the extent indicated: (a) Material considered classified and exempt from disclosure under the provisions of section 552(b)(1) of the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). (b) Investigatory material compiled for the purposes of law enforcement provided, however, that if such information is to be used for the basis for denial of any right, privilege or benefit to which such individual would be entitled by Federal law or otherwise, such material shall be provided to the such individual except to the extent necessary to protect the identity of a source who furnished information to the government under an express promise that his or her identity would be held in confidence, or prior to the effective date of the Privacy Act of 1974, under an implied promise of such source. (c) Required by statute to be maintained and used solely as statistical records. (d) Investigatory material compiled solely for the purpose of determining suitability, eligibility or qualification for service as an employee or volunteer or for the obtaining of a Federal contract or for access to classified information; provided, however, that such material shall be disclosed to the extent possible without revealing the identity of a source who furnished information to the government under an express promise of the confidentiality of his identity or, prior to the effective date of the Privacy Act of 1974, under an implied promise of such confidentiality of identity. (e) Testing or examination material used solely to determine individual qualifications for appointment or promotion in the Federal service, disclosure of which would compromise the objectivity or fairness of the testing or examination process. (f) An individual shall not have a right of access to any information compiled by the agency in reasonable anticipation of a civil action or proceeding. The above specific exemptions from disclosure are made for the purpose of protecting the confidentiality of classified information, sources who furnish information for law enforcement purposes or selection purposes for volunteer service or employment, and to protect the integrity of any system of tests or examinations for Federal service or advancement therein. Sec. 1224.1-15 Identification of requestors. The agency shall require reasonable identification of all individuals who request access to records to assure that records are disclosed to the proper person. (a) In the event an individual requests disclosure in person, such individual shall be required to show an identification card such as a drivers license etc., containing a photo and a sample signature of such individual. Such individual may also be required to sign a statement under oath as to his or her identity acknowledging that he or she is aware of the penalties for improper disclosure under the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974. (b) In the event that disclosure is requested by mail, the agency may request such information as may be necessary to reasonably assure that the individual making such request is properly identified. In certain cases, the agency may require that a mail request be notarized with an indication that the notary received an acknowledgment of identity from the individual making such request. (c) In the event an individual is unable to provide suitable documentation or identification, the agency may require a signed notarized statement asserting the identity of the individual and stipulating that the individual inderstands that knowingly or willfully seeking or obtaining access to records about another person under false pretenses is punishable by a fine of up to $5,000. (d) In the event a requestor wishes to be accompanied by another person while reviewing his or her records, the agency may require a written statement authorizing discussion of his or her records in the presence of the accompanying representative or other persons. Sec. 1224.1-16 Amendment of records and appeals with respect thereto. A request for inspection of any record shall be made to the Director, A&F/Administrative Services, 806 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20525. Such request may be made by mail or in person provided however that requests made in person may be required to be made upon a form to be provided by the Director of Administrative Services. The Director of Administrative Services shall keep a current list of systems of records maintained by the agency and published in accordance with the provisions of these regulations. Requests as to record systems maintained in Regional Offices may be addressed to the appropriate Regional Office, Attention the Regional Records Officer, in person or by mail. A requesting individual may request that the agency compile all records pertaining to such individual at any named Regional Office or at the Central Office in Washington, DC, for such individual's inspection and/ or copying. In the event an individual makes such request for a compilation of all records pertaining to him in various locations, appropriate time for such compilation shall be provided as may be necessary to promptly comply with such requests. Any such requests should contain, at a minimum, identifying information needed to locate any given record and a brief description of the item or items of information required in the event the individual wishes to see less than all records maintained about him. (a) In the event an individual after examination of his record desires to request an amendment of such records, he may do so by addressing such request to the Director of Administrative Services. The Director of Administrative Services shall provide assistance in preparing any such amendment upon request and a written acknowledgement of receipt of such request within 10 working days from the receipt thereof from the individual who requested the amendment. Such acknowledgment may, if necessary, request any additional information needed to make a determination with respect to such request. If the agency makes a determination to comply with such request within such 10-day period, no written acknowledgement is necessary, provided however that a certification of such change shall be provided to such individual within such period. (b) Promptly after acknowledgment of the receipt of a request for an amendment the agency shall take one of the following actions: (1) Make any corrections of any portion of the record which the individual believes is not accurate, relevant, timely or complete. (2) Inform the individual of its refusal to amend the record in accord with the request together with the reason for such refusal and the procedures established for requesting review of such refusal by the head of the agency or his designee. Such notice shall include the name and business address of such official. (3) Refer the request to the agency that has control of and maintains the record in those instances where the record requested remains the property of the controlling agency and not of ACTION. (c) In reviewing a request to amend the record the agency shall assess the accuracy, relevance, timeliness and completeness of the record with due and appropriate regard for fairness to the individual about whom the record is maintained. In making such determination, the agency shall consult criteria for determining record quality published in pertinent chapters of the Federal Personnel Manual and to the extent possible shall accord therewith. (d) In the event the agency agrees with the individual's request to amend such record, it shall: (1) Advise the individual in writing, (2) Correct the record accordingly, and (3) Advise all previous recipients of a record which was corrected of the correction and its substance. (e) In the event the agency, after an initial review of the request to amend a record, disagrees with all or a portion of it, the agency shall: (1) Advise the individual of its refusal and the reasons therefore, (2) Inform the individual that he or she may request further review in accord with the provisions of these regulations, and (3) The name and address to whom the request should be directed. (f) In the event an individual requestor disagrees with the initial agency determination, he or she may appeal such determination to the Deputy Director of the Agency or his designee. Such request for review must be made within 30 days after receipt by the requestor of the initial refusal to amend. (g) If after review the Deputy Director or his designee refuses to amend the record as requested he shall advise the individual requester of such refusal and the reasons for same; of his or her right to file a concise statement of the reasons for disagreeing with the decision of the agency in the record; of the procedures for filing a statement of disagreement and of the fact that such statement so filed will be made available to anyone to whom the record is subsequently disclosed together with a brief statement of the agency summarizing its reasons for refusal, if the agency decides to place such brief statement in the record. The agency shall have the authority to limit the length of any statement to be filed, such limit to depend upon the record involved. The agency shall also inform such individual that prior recipients of the disputed record will be provided a copy of both statements of dispute to the extent that the accounting of disclosures has been maintained and of the individual's right to seek judicial review of the agency's refusal to amend the record. (h) If after review the official determines that the record should be amended in accordance with the individual's request the agency shall proceed as provided above in the event a request is granted upon initial demand. (i) Final agency determination of an individual's request for a review shall be concluded within 30 working days from the initial request excluding the period of time between receipt by such individual of the initial denial and his or her filing of a request for review provided however that the Deputy Director or his designee may determine that fair and equitable review cannot be made within that time. If such circumstances occurs, the individual shall be notified of the additional time required in writing and of the approximate date on which determination of the review is expected to be completed. Sec. 1224.1-17 Denial of access and appeals with respect thereto. In the event that the agency finds it necessary to deny any individual access to a record about such individual pursuant to provisions of the Privacy Act or of these regulations,a response to the original request shall be made in writing within ten working days from the date of such initial request. The denial shall specify the reasons for such refusal or denial and advise the individual of the reasons therefore, and of his or her right to an appeal within the agency and/or judicial review under the provisions of the Privacy Act. (a) In the event an individual desires to appeal any denial of access, he may do so in writing by addressing such appeal to the attention of the Deputy Director, ACTION, c/o the Director, AF/Administrative Services, 806 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20525. Although there is no time limit for such appeals, ACTION shall be under no obligation to maintain copies of original requests or responses thereto beyond 180 days from the date of the original request. (b) The Deputy Director, or his designee, shall review a request from a denial of access and shall make a determination with respect to such appeal within 20 days after receipt thereof. Notice of such determination shall be provided to the individual making the request in writing. If such appeal is denied in whole or in part, such notice shall include notification of the right of the person making such requests to have judicial review of the denial as provided in the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a). Sec. 1224.1-18 Fees. No fees shall be charged for search time or for any other time expended by the agency to produce a record. Copies of records may be charged for at the rate of 10 cents per page provided that one copy of any record shall be provided free of charge. Sec. 1224.1-19 Inspector General exemptions. Pursuant to sections (j) and (k) of the Privacy Act of 1974, ACTION has promulgated the following exemptions to specified provisions of the Privacy Act: (a) Pursuant to, and limited by, 5 U.S.C. 552a(j)(2), the systems of records maintained by the Office of the Inspector General of ACTION that contains the Investigative Files shall be exempted from the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552a, except subsections (b), (c)(1) and (2), (e)(4)(A) through (F), (e)(6), (7), (9), (10), and (11), and (i), and 45 CFR 1224.1-12, 1224.1-13, 1224.1-15, 1224.1016, 1224.1-17, and 1224.1-18, insofar as the system contains information pertaining to criminal law enforcement investigations. (b) Pursuant to, and limited by, 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(2), the system of records maintained by the Office of the Inspector General of ACTION that contains the Investigative Files shall be exempted from 5 U.S.C. 552a(c)(3), (d), (e)(1), (e)(4)(G), (H), and (I), and (f), and 45 CFR 1224.1-12, 1224.1-13, 1224.1-15, 1224.1-16, 1224.1-17, and 1224.1-18, insofar as it contains investigatory materials compiled for law enforcement purposes. [57 FR 45326, Oct. 1, 1992]
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