SYSTEM OF RECORDS NOTICES (SORNs)
Armed Services Military Accession Testing (January 3, 2011, 76 FR 111).
U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command (MEPCOM), 2834 Green Bay Road, North Chicago, IL 60064-3094.
Defense Manpower Data Center, DoD Center Monterey Bay, 400 Gigling Road, Seaside, CA 93955-6771.
CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM:
Individuals who have been administered a version of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), to include those who subsequently enlisted and those who did not. This applies to high school, college, National Civilian Community Corps, and vocational students who have participated in the DoD Student Testing Program (STP), as well as civilian applicants to the military services and active duty Service members.
CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
Individuals name, Social Security Number (SSN), address, telephone number, date of birth, sex, ethnic group identification, educational grade, rank, booklet number of ASVAB test, individuals plans after graduation, and individual item responses to ASVAB subtests, test dates and test scores.
AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:
10 U.S.C 136, Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel & Readiness; DoD Instruction 1304.12E, DoD Military Personnel Accession Testing Programs; Army Regulation 601-222, OPNAVINST 1100.5, Marine Corps Pamphlet 1130.52E, Air Force Joint Instruction 36-2016, and Coast Guard Command Instruction M 1130.24A, Services Military Personnel Accession Testing Programs; and E.O. 9397 (SSN), as amended.
To establish eligibility for enlistment; verify enlistment and placement scores; verify retest eligibility; and provide aptitude test scores as an element of career guidance to participants in the DoD Student Testing Program. The data is also used for research, marketing evaluation, assessment of manpower trends and characteristics; and related statistical studies and reports. The data is used on a continuing basis for the purpose of regeneration of scores and reclassification, and score quality evaluation. Records are also used as a management tool for statistical analysis, tracking, reporting, evaluating program effectiveness and conducting research.
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 under 5 U.S.C. 552a(b) of the Privacy Act of 1974, these records may specifically be disclosed outside the DoD as a routine use pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(3) as follows:
The DoD Blanket Routine Uses set forth at the beginning of the Office of the Secretary of Defense 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.
By individuals name and Social Security Number (SSN).
Access to records is restricted to authorized personnel having an official need-to-know. Automated data systems are protected by user identification and manual controls.
RETENTION AND DISPOSAL:
MEPCOM - Test scores transmittals and qualification test answer records are maintained for one year then destroyed.
DMDC - Disposition pending (until the National Archives and Records Administration has approved the disposition, treat records as permanent).
System Manager(s) and Address:
Deputy Director, Defense Manpower Data Center, DoD Center Monterey Bay, 400 Gigling Road, Seaside, CA 93955-6771.
Individuals seeking to determine whether information about themselves is contained in this system should address written inquiries to the Director, Defense Manpower Data Center, 1600 Wilson Blvd, Suite 400, Arlington VA 22209-2593; or Deputy Director, Defense Manpower Data Center, DoD Center Monterey Bay, 400 Gigling Road, Seaside, CA 93955-6771.
Individual should provide his/her full name, Social Security Number (SSN), date tested, and signature.
Record Access Procedures:
Individuals seeking access to information about them contained in this system should address written inquiries to the Office of the Secretary of Defense/Joint Staff Freedom of Information Act Requester Service Center, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1155.
Individual should provide the name and number of this system of record notice; his/her full name, Social Security Number (SSN), date tested, and signature.
Contesting Record Procedures:
The Office of the Secretary of Defense rules for accessing records, for contesting contents and appealing initial agency determinations are published in Office of the Secretary of Defense Administrative Instruction 81; 32 CFR part 311; or may be obtained from the system manager.
Record Source Categories:
The individual and ASVAB tests.
Exemptions Claimed for the System:
Testing or examination material used solely to determine individual qualifications for appointment or promotion in the Federal service may be exempt pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(6), if the disclosure would compromise the objectivity or fairness of the test or examination process.
An exemption rule for this system has been promulgated in accordance with requirements of 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(1), (2), and (3), (c), and (e) and published in 32 CFR part 311. For additional information contact the system manager.