System of Records Notices (SORNs)
Department of the Air Force Preamble
June 28, 2013
HOW SYSTEMS OF RECORDS ARE ARRANGED
In the Air Force, records are grouped by a series number and title. Each series has records about a specific activity or function to which a number and title is given. Systems of records which are protected under the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended are grouped in the same manner. For example, a system of records maintained by the Air Force Security Police or Security Force pertaining to accident reports may be found under series 31 – title Security; and system of records maintain by the Air Force personnel office pertaining to individuals being absent without leave may be found under 'series 36 – title Personnel'. These numbers are part of the system identifier, which precede the notices. (i.e. F031 AF SF B or F036 AFPC G.) The letter 'F' represents Air Force. The first three digits (031 and 036) indicate the records pertain to Security and Personnel respectively. The letters that follows indicates the Office of Primary Responsibility (OPR). For example, in system F031 AF SF B, SF denotes Security Forces as the OPR; in F036 AFPC G, AFPC denotes Air Force Personnel Center is the OPR. The last alpha designation is for internal management control. 'DoD' in the identifier means that the Air Force system is a DoD-wide system of records and applies to all DoD Components.
HOW TO USE THE INDEX GUIDE
The systems of records maintained by the Air Force are contained within the subject series that are listed below.
This list identifies each series in the order in which it appears in this issuance. Use the list to identify subject areas of interest. Having done so, use the series number (for example 031 for Security) to locate the systems of records grouping in which you are interested.
SUBJECT SERIES - SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION SERIES
- 011 - Flying Operations
- 010 - Operations
- 014 -Intelligence
- 021 - Maintenance
- 023 - Supply
- 024 - Transportation
- 031 - Security
- 032 - Civil Engineering
- 033 - Communications and Information
- 034 - Services
- 035 - Public Affairs
- 036 - Personnel
- 038 - Manpower and Organization
- 044 - Medical
- 048 – Aerospace Medicine
- 051 - Law
- 052 - Chaplain
- 061 - Scientific/Research Development
- 065 - Financial Management
- 071 - Special Investigations
- 084 - History
- 090 - Command Policy
- 091 - Safety
FOR FURTHER ASSISTANCE
Any questions should be addressed to the Department of the Air Force Privacy Office, Air Force Privacy Act Office, Office of Warfighting Integration and Chief Information officer, ATTN: SAF/CIO A6, 1800 Air Force Pentagon, Washington, DC 20330-1800, or by phone at (571) 256-2515.
Records are retrieved by name or by some other personal identifier. It is therefore especially important for expeditious service when requesting a record that particular attention is provided to the Notification and/or Access Procedures of the particular record system involved so as to furnish the required personal identifiers, or any other pertinent personal information as may be required to locate and retrieve the record.
BLANKET ROUTINE USES
Certain 'blanket routine uses' of the records have been established that may be applicable to every record system maintained within the Department of Defense unless specifically stated otherwise within a particular record system. These additional blanket routine uses of the records are published below only once in the interest of simplicity, economy and to avoid redundancy.
LAW ENFORCEMENT BLANKET ROUTINE USE
In the event that a system of records maintained by this component to carry out its functions indicates a violation or potential violation of law, whether civil, criminal or regulatory in nature, and whether arising by general statute or by regulation, rule or order issued pursuant thereto, the relevant records in the system of records may be referred, as a routine use, to the appropriate agency, whether Federal, state, local, or foreign, charged with the responsibility of investigating or prosecuting such violation or charged with enforcing or implementing the statute, rule, regulation or order issued pursuant thereto.
DISCLOSURE WHEN REQUESTING INFORMATION BLANKET ROUTINE USE
A record from a system of records maintained by this component may be disclosed as a routine use to a Federal, state, or local agency maintaining civil, criminal, or other relevant enforcement information or other pertinent information, such as current licenses, if necessary to obtain information relevant to a component decision concerning the hiring or retention of an employee, the issuance of a security clearance, the letting of a contract, or the issuance of a license, grant or other benefit.
DISCLOSURE OF REQUESTED INFORMATION BLANKET ROUTINE USE
A record from a system of records maintained by this component may be disclosed to a Federal agency, in response to its request, in connection with the hiring or retention of an employee, the issuance of a security clearance, the reporting of an investigation of an employee, the letting of a contract, or the issuance of a license, grant or other benefit by the requesting agency, to the extent that the information is relevant and necessary to the requesting agency's decision on the matter.
CONGRESSIONAL INQUIRIES BLANKET ROUTINE USE
Disclosure from a system of records maintained by this component may be made to a Congressional office from the record of an individual in response to an inquiry from the Congressional office made at the request of that individual.
PRIVATE RELIEF LEGISLATION BLANKET ROUTINE USE
Relevant information contained in all systems of records of the Department of Defense published on or before August 22, 1975, may be disclosed to the Office of Management and Budget in connection with the review of private relief legislation as set forth in OMB Circular A-19 at any stage of the legislative coordination and clearance process as set forth in that Circular.
DISCLOSURES REQUIRED BY INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS BLANKET ROUTINE USE
A record from a system of records maintained by this component may be disclosed to foreign law enforcement, security, investigatory, or administrative authorities in order to comply with requirements imposed by, or to claim rights conferred in, international agreements and arrangements including those regulating the stationing and status in foreign countries of Department of Defense military and civilian personnel.
DISCLOSURE TO STATE AND LOCAL TAXING AUTHORITIES BLANKET ROUTINE USE
Any information normally contained in IRS Form W-2 which is maintained in a record from a system of records maintained by this component may be disclosed to state and local taxing authorities with which the Secretary of the Treasury has entered into agreements pursuant to Title 5, U.S. Code, Sections 5516, 5517, 5520, and only to those state and local taxing authorities for which an employee or military member is or was subject to tax regardless of whether tax is or was withheld. This routine use is in accordance with Treasury Fiscal Requirements Manual Bulletin Number 76-07.
DISCLOSURE TO THE OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT BLANKET ROUTINE USE
A record from a system of records subject to the Privacy Act and maintained by this component may be disclosed to the Office of Personnel Management concerning information on pay and leave, benefits, retirement deductions, and any other information necessary for the Office of Personnel Management to carry out its legally authorized Government-wide personnel management functions and studies.
DISCLOSURE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FOR LITIGATION BLANKET ROUTINE USE
A record from a system of records maintained by this component may be disclosed as a routine use to any component of the Department of Justice for the purpose of representing the Department of Defense, or any officer, employee or member of the Department in pending or potential litigation to which the record is pertinent.
DISCLOSURE TO MILITARY BANKING FACILITIES OVERSEAS BLANKET ROUTINE USE
Information as to current military addresses and assignments may be provided to military banking facilities who provide banking services overseas and who are reimbursed by the Government for certain checking and loan losses. For personnel separated, discharged, or retired from the Armed Forces, information as to last known residential or home of record address may be provided to the military banking facility upon certification by a banking facility officer that the facility has a returned or dishonored check negotiated by the individual or the individual has defaulted on a loan and that if restitution is not made by the individual, the U.S. Government will be liable for the losses the facility may incur.
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION TO THE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION BLANKET ROUTINE USE
A record from a system of records maintained by this component may be disclosed as a routine use to the General Services Administration for the purpose of records management inspections conducted under authority of 44 U.S.C. 2904 and 2906.
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION TO THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION BLANKET ROUTINE USE
A record from a system of records maintained by this component may be disclosed as a routine use to the National Archives and Records Administration for the purpose of records management inspections conducted under authority of 44 U.S.C. 2904 and 2906.
DISCLOSURE TO THE MERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARD BLANKET ROUTINE USE
A record from a system of records maintained by this component may be disclosed as a routine use to the Merit Systems Protection Board, including the Office of the Special Counsel for the purpose of litigation, including administrative proceedings, appeals, special studies of the civil service and other merit systems, review of OPM or component rules and regulations, investigation of alleged or possible prohibited personnel practices; including administrative proceedings involving any individual subject of a DoD investigation, and such other functions, promulgated in 5 U.S.C 1205 and 1206, or as may be authorized by law.
COUNTERINTELLIGENCE PURPOSES BLANKET ROUTINE USE
A record from a system of records maintained by this component may be disclosed as a routine use outside the DoD or the U.S. Government for the purpose of counterintelligence activities authorized by U.S. Law or Executive Order or for the purpose of enforcing laws which protect the national security of the United States.
DATA BREACH REMEDIATION PURPOSES ROUTINE USE
A record from a system of records maintained by a Component may be disclosed to appropriate agencies, entities, and persons when (1) The Component suspects or has confirmed that the security or confidentiality of the information in the system of records has been compromised; (2) the Component has determined that as a result of the suspected or confirmed compromise there is a risk of harm to economic or property interests, identity theft or fraud, or harm to the security or integrity of this system or other systems or programs (whether maintained by the Component or another agency or entity) that rely upon the compromised information; and (3) the disclosure made to such agencies, entities, and persons is reasonably necessary to assist in connection with the Components efforts to respond to the suspected or confirmed compromise and prevent, minimize, or remedy such harm.
INFORMATION SHARING ENVIRONMENT ROUTINE USE
A record from a system of records maintained by a Component consisting of, or relating to, terrorism information (6 U.S.C. 485(a)(4)), homeland security information (6 U.S.C. 482(f)(1)), or Law enforcement information (Guideline 2 Report attached to White House Memorandum, "Information Sharing Environment, November 22, 2006) may be disclosed to a Federal, State, local, tribal, territorial, foreign governmental and/or multinational agency, either in response to its request or upon the initiative of the Component, for purposes of sharing such information as is necessary and relevant for the agencies to the detection, prevention, disruption, preemption, and mitigation of the effects of terrorist activities against the territory, people, and interests of the United States of America as contemplated by the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Protection Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-458) and Executive Order 13388 (October 25, 2005).
NOTE: Information relating to, but not in and of itself constituting, terrorism, homeland security, or law enforcement information, as defined above, may only be disclosed upon a showing by the requester that the information is pertinent to the conduct of investigations of, or the development of analyses regarding, terrorism.