SYSTEM OF RECORDS NOTICES (SORNs)
DoD COMPONENT NOTICES
Office of the Secretary, DoD/Joint Staff
Survey and Census Data Base (October 2, 2007, 72 FR 56062)
Naval Postgraduate School Computer Center, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA 93943-5000.
CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM:
Individuals who completed census or survey forms, including military members, civilians, persons eligible for DoD benefits, men and women of military age, and applicants to the military services.
CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
Survey responses and census information.
AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:
5 U.S.C. 7101 Note, Employee Surveys (Pub.L. 108-136, Sec. 1128); 10 U.S.C. 136, Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness; 10 U.S.C. 481, Racial and Ethnic Issues; Gender Issues: Surveys; 10 U.S.C. 1782, Surveys of Military Families; 10 U.S.C. 2358, Research and Development Projects; DoD Directive 5124.2, Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD(P&R)); and E.O. 9397 (SSN).
The purposes of the system are to count DoD personnel and beneficiaries for evacuation planning, apportionment when directed by oversight authority and for other policy planning purposes, and to obtain characteristic information on DoD personnel and households to support manpower and benefits research; to sample attitudes and/or discern perceptions of social problems observed by DoD personnel and to support other manpower research activities; to sample attitudes toward enlistment in and determine reasons for enlistment decisions. This information is used to support manpower research sponsored by the Department of Defense and the military services.
ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND THE PURPOSES OF SUCH USES:
In addition to those disclosures generally permitted under5 U.S.C. 552a(b) of the Privacy Act, these records or information contained therein may specifically be disclosed outside the DoD as a routine use pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(3) as follows:
The information may be used to support manpower research sponsored by other Federal agencies.
The DoD 'Blanket Routine Uses' set forth at the beginning of the OSD compilation of systems of records notices apply to this system.
POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING, AND DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
Electronic storage media.
Records can be retrieved by Social Security Number; by institutional affiliation such as service membership; and by individual characteristics such as educational level.
Access to data at all locations is restricted to those who require the records in the performance of their official duties. Access is further restricted by the use of passwords which are changed periodically. Physical entry is restricted by the use of locks, guards, and administrative procedures.
RETENTION AND DISPOSAL:
Master file, system documentation, codebooks, record layouts, and other system documentation are permanent. Survey questionnaires and census forms (inputs/source records) are destroyed after computer records have been created and validated. Summary reports (electronic or paper) are deleted and/or destroyed when no longer needed for operational purposes.
System Manager(s) and Address:
Director, Defense Manpower Data Center, 1600 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 400, Arlington, VA 22209-2593.
Individuals seeking to determine whether information about themselves is contained in this system should address written inquiries to the Privacy Act Officer, Office of Freedom of Information, Washington Headquarters Services, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1155.
Written requests should contain the individuals full name, Social Security Number (SSN), date of birth, and current address and telephone number of the individual.
Record Access Procedures:
Individuals seeking access to information about themselves contained in this system should address written inquiries to the Privacy Act Officer, Office of Freedom of Information, Washington Headquarters Services, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1155.
Written requests should contain the individuals full name, Social Security Number(SSN), date of birth, and current address and telephone number of the individual.
Contesting Record Procedures:
The OSD rules for accessing records, for contesting contents and appealing initial agency determinations are published in OSD Administrative Instruction 81; 32 CFR part 311; or may be obtained from the Privacy Act Officer, Office of Freedom of Information, Washington Headquarters Services, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1155.
Record Source Categories:
The survey and census information is provided by the individual; additional data obtained from Federal records are linked to individual cases in some data sets.
Exemptions Claimed for the System: