Department of the Air Force

F036 USAFA K

SYSTEM NAME:

Admissions Records  (July 02, 2009,  74 FR 31720)

SYSTEM LOCATION:

United States Air Force Academy (USAF Academy), CO 80840-5000.

CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM:

Air Force Academy applicants, nominees, appointees, cadets, and Air Force Reserve officers not on active duty.

CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:

Data used in the candidate selection process for the U.S. Air Force Academy: High school records; admissions test scores; candidate fitness scores; high school extracurricular activities; medical qualification status; personal data records; Liaison Officer evaluations; teacher evaluations; drug abuse certificates; letters of recommendation; address; phone number; Social Security Number(SSN); race; height; weight; citizenship; military parents; candidate writing sample; nomination; preparatory school or college record, if applicable; pre-candidate questionnaires; pertinent information on assigned Liaison Officers; general correspondence; selection data on new classes; medical qualification at entry; candidate high school class rank and class size.

AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:

10 U.S.C. 8013, Secretary of the Air Force; 10 U.S.C. 9331, Establishment; Superintendent; faculty; and E.O. 9397 (SSN).

PURPOSE(S):

Used by Admissions Office, selection panels, Academy Board, Athletic Department and Preparatory School personnel for selection of cadets to attend the Preparatory School and the USAF Academy; to evaluate candidates for recommendation for civilian preparatory school scholarships, and to form the nucleus of the cadet record for candidates selected to attend the Academy.

Used by Admissions Office to prepare evaluations of candidate's potential for submission to members of Congress and to schedule for medical examinations. Used to monitor training of Liaison Officers.

Used to advise persons interested in the Academy of the name, address, and telephone number of their nearest Liaison Officer. To advise persons interested in the Academy of the name, address, and telephone number of their nearest Liaison Officer.

Used to evaluate selection procedures of USAF Academy cadets, to assure that criteria for entering cadets met and to procure various biographical information on incoming cadets for press releases.

Used by Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) for possible AFROTC scholarship participation.

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, 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:

Information may be disclosed to members of Congress in connection with nominations and appointments. Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of Liaison Officers may be disclosed to individuals interested in the Academy.

Biographical information on incoming cadets may be used for press releases.

The DoD 'Blanket Routine Uses' published at the beginning of the Air Force's 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:


STORAGE:

Paper in file folders and electronic storage media.

RETRIEVABILITY:

Retrieved by name and/or Social Security Number (SSN).

SAFEGUARDS:

Records are accessed by person(s) responsible for servicing the record system in performance of their official duties and by authorized personnel who are properly screened and cleared for need-to-know. Records are stored in locked rooms and cabinets. Those in computer storage devices are protected by computer system software.

RETENTION AND DISPOSAL:

Records on candidates who are not appointed are destroyed at the end of the admission cycle. Liaison Officers' records are destroyed upon separation or reassignment. Records are destroyed by tearing into pieces, shredding, pulping, macerating or burning. Computer records are destroyed by overwriting or degaussing.

Records on candidates who are appointed are destroyed after at the end of the admissions cycle. Liaison Officers' records are destroyed upon separation or reassignment. Preparatory school records are destroyed when no longer needed. Records are destroyed by tearing into pieces, shredding, pulping, macerating or burning. Computer records are destroyed by overwriting or degaussing.

SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS:

Directorate of Admissions, Information Technology Branch (RROI), USAF Academy, CO 80840-5651.

NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE:

Individuals seeking to determine whether this system of records contains information on themselves should address written inquiries to or visit the Directorate of Admissions, Information Technology Branch (RROI), USAF Academy , CO 80840-5651.

Written request should include full name, Social Security Number (SSN), and signed request.

Visiting persons must properly establish their identity to the satisfaction of the Director of Admissions.

RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES:

Individuals seeking access to records about themselves contained in this system should address written requests to or visit the Directorate of Admissions, Information Technology Branch (RROI) USAF Academy, CO 80840-5651.

Written request should include full name, Social Security Number (SSN), and signed request.

Visiting persons must properly establish their identity to the satisfaction of the Director of Admissions.

CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES:

The Air Force rules for accessing records, and for contesting contents and appealing initial agency determinations are published in Air Force Instruction 37-132; 32 CFR part 806b; or may be obtained from the system manager.

RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES:

Educational institutions; automated system interfaces; the individual; College Entrance Examination Board; American College Testing scores; DoD Medical examinations records; letters of recommendation, members of U.S. Congress and Senate, teachers evaluations, Liaison Officers Evaluations and personnel records.

EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM:

Investigatory material compiled solely for the purpose of determining suitability, eligibility, or qualifications for federal civilian employment, military service, federal contracts, or access to classified information may be exempt pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(5), but only to the extent that such material would reveal the identity of a confidential source.

An exemption rule for this record system has been promulgated in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(1), (2) and (3) and (e) and published in 32 CFR part 806b. For additional information, contact the system manager.

FEDERAL REGISTER HISTORY: