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NASA 10SPER—Special Personnel Records
 

SYSTEM NAME: Special Personnel Records (October 1, 2007, 72 FR 55828-55829).

SECURITY CLASSIFICATION: None.

SYSTEM LOCATION:

Locations 1 through 9 inclusive, and locations 11 and 18 as set forth in Appendix A.

CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM:

This system maintains information on candidates for and recipients of awards or NASA training; civilian and active duty military detailees to NASA; participants in enrollee programs; Faculty, Science, National Research Council and other Fellows, associates and guest workers including those at NASA Centers but not on NASA rolls; NASA contract and grant awardees and their associates having access to NASA premises and records; individuals with interest in NASA matters including Advisory Committee Members; NASA employees and family members, prospective employees and former employees; former and current participants in existing and future educational programs, including the Summer High School Apprenticeship Research Program (SHARP).

CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:

Special Program Files including: (1) Alien Scientist files; (2) Award files; (3) Counseling files, Life and Health Insurance, Retirement, Upward Mobility, and Work Injury Counseling files; (4) Military and Civilian Detailee files; (5) Personnel Development files such as nominations for and records of training or education, Upward Mobility Program files, Intern Program files, Apprentice files, and Enrollee Program files; (6) Special Employment files such as Federal Junior Fellowship Program files, Stay-in-School Program files, Summer Employment files, Worker-Trainee Opportunity Program files, NASA Executive Position files, Expert and Consultant files, and Cooperative Education Program files; (7) Welfare to Work files; and (8) Supervisory Appraisals under Competitive Placement Plan.

Correspondence and related information including: (1) Claims correspondence and records about insurance such as life, health, and travel; (2) Congressional and other Special Interest correspondence, including employment inquiries; (3) Correspondence and records concerning travel related to permanent change of address; (4) Debt complaint correspondence; (5) Employment interview records; (6) Information related to outside employment and activities of NASA employees; (7) Placement follow-ups; (8) Preemployment inquiries and reference checks; (9) Preliminary records related to possible adverse actions; (10) Records related to reductions in force; (11) Records under administrative as well as negotiated grievance procedures; (12) Separation information including exit interview records, death certificates and other information concerning death, retirement records, and other information pertaining to separated employees; (13) Special planning analysis and administrative information; (14) Performance appraisal records; (15) Working papers for prospective or pending retirements.

Special Records and Rosters including: (1) Locator files, (2) Ranking lists of employees; (3) Repromotion candidate lists; (4) Retired military employee records; (5) Retiree records; (6) Follow-up records for educational programs, such as the SHARP and other existing or future programs.

Agencywide and Center automated personnel information: Rosters, applications, recommendations, assignment information and evaluations of Faculty, Science, National Research Council and other Fellows, associates and guest workers including those at NASA Centers but not on NASA rolls; also, information about NASA contract and grant awardees and their associates having access to NASA premises and records.

Information about members of advisory committees and similar organizations: All NASA-maintained information of the same types as, but not limited to, that information required in systems of records for which the Office of Personnel Management and other Federal personnel-related agencies publish Government wide Privacy Act Notices in the Federal Register.

AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:

42 U.S.C. 2473; 44 U.S.C. 3101.

ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND THE PURPOSE OF SUCH USES:

The following are routine uses: (1) Disclosures to organizations or individuals having contract, legal, administrative or cooperative relationships with NASA, including labor unions, academic organizations, governmental organizations, non-profit organizations, and contractors and to organizations or individuals seeking or having available a service or other benefit or advantage. The purpose of such disclosures is to satisfy a need or needs, further cooperative relationships, offer information, or respond to a request; (2) disclosures to Federal agencies developing statistical or data presentations having need of information about individuals in the records; (3) responses to other Federal agencies and other organizations having legal or administrative responsibilities related to programs and individuals in the records; (4) disclosure to a congressional office from the record of an individual in response to a written inquiry from the congressional office made at the request of that individual; and (5) NASA standard routine uses as set forth in Appendix B.

POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING, AND DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:

STORAGE: Records in this system are maintained as hard-copy documents and on electronic media.

RETRIEVABILITY:

Records are retrieved from the system by any one or a combination of name, birth date, Social Security Number, or identification number.

SAFEGUARDS:

Records are protected in accordance with the requirements and procedures that appear in the NASA regulations at 14 CFR 1212.605, utilizing locked file cabinets and/or secured rooms.

RETENTION AND DISPOSAL:

Records are maintained in Agency files and not all record types are authorized for disposal at this time, but records such as Pay records are transferred to the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) within 3 years of creation in accordance with NASA Records Retention Schedules, Schedule 3 Item 19. Records transferred to NPRC will be destroyed when 10 years old by NPRC.

SYSTEM MANAGERS AND ADDRESSES:

Associate Administrator for Human Resources and Education, Location 1. Subsystem Managers: Director, Personnel Division, Office of Inspector General, and Chief, Elementary and Secondary Programs Branch, Educational Division, Location 1; Director of Personnel, Locations 1, 3, 4, 6, and 8; Director of Human Resources, Location 2, 5, and 9; Director, Office of Human Resources, Location 7; Human Resources Officer, Location 11; Director, Human Resources Services Division, Location 18. Locations are as set forth in Appendix A.

NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE:

Apply to the System or Subsystem Manager at the appropriate location above. In addition to personal identification (name, Social Security Number), indicate the specific type of record, the appropriate date or period of time, and the specific kind of individual applying (e.g., employee, former employee, contractor employee).

RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURE:

Same as Notification procedures above.

CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES:

The NASA regulations pertaining to access to records and for contesting contents and appealing initial determinations by individual concerned are set forth in 14 CFR part 1212.

RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES:

Individual on whom the record is maintained and Personnel Office(s).