Community College of the Air Force Student Transcript, Administration, and Records System (January 21, 2005, 70 FR 3190)
The system is centrally administered by the Community College of the Air Force, 130 East Maxwell Boulevard, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL 36112-6613. Computer processing for the system is performed by the Technology Support Division.
CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM:
The system may have a record for any person who since January 1, 1968 has completed a formal course of instruction conducted by one of the Air Force schools identified in the current Community College of the Air Force General Catalog. Such courses do not include pre commissioning courses and courses conducted exclusively for officers or their civilian counterparts. The system includes records reflecting Air Force courses completed before 1968 and other educational accomplishments for persons who as enlisted members of the Air Force registered in programs of study leading to credentials awarded by the college. Both here and where appropriate below, the general term Air Force includes the regular Air Force, the Air Force Reserve, and the Air National Guard.
CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
Individual academic records and, where necessary to serve airmen registered in study programs leading to credentials awarded by the college, a variety of source or substantiating records such as copies of registration applications and document control records derived from such applications, civilian college transcripts, college level examination program score reports; copies of educational records originated by other Air Force and non Air Force agencies external to the college (such as the Federal Aviation Agency, the United States Armed Forces Institute, and the Defense Activity for Non traditional Education Support), copies of a variety of Air Force personnel records (such as documents derived from master records maintained by the Air Force Manpower and Personnel Center and microfiche records of locator data); and records of credentials awarded to graduates. The college also maintains copies and related records of communications from, to, or regarding persons interested in the college, its educational programs, its student record system, and related matters. Copies of and statistical records derived from individual responses to surveys, questionnaires, and similar instruments authorized by HQ USAF may also be maintained as needed for managerial evaluation and planning by officers of the college.
AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:
10 U.S.C. 9315, Community College of the Air Force: associate degree; Air Force Instruction 36-2304, Community College of the Air Force, and E.O. 9397 (SSN).
Records originated in the system document, in terms of credit awarded or accepted in transfer by the college, individual educational accomplishments which satisfy curricular requirements of study programs leading to an Associate in Applied Science degree offered by the college. Transcripts of records in the college are, at the written request of persons concerned, furnished to any recipient(s) designated in such requests. Such recipients typically include Air Force Education Services Centers, other offices where Air Force personnel are stationed, educational institutions, and potential or current employers. CCAF transcripts and copies of other records originated in the college are also used to support educational and occupational counseling, planning, and development; admission to other colleges; and related individual affairs. Disclosures of information recorded in the system may be made to employees of civilian contractors engaged by the Air Force to provide services which directly or indirectly support the record system.
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:
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:
Permanent student computer records are maintained on and as necessary reproduced from magnetic media. Paper records are maintained in file folders, card files, and special binders/cabinets designed for computer listings.
Computer records are retrievable by a combination of Social Security Number and certain letters of last name. Paper records are retrievable by either Social Security Number or name.
Records maintained in the college are normally disclosed only upon written request from the subject of the records or upon written request from an Air Force officer or employee responsible to provide educational or related services to Air Force personnel. Disclosures to non Air Force agencies not requested by the subject of the records require approval of an officer of the college. Except for disclosures within the college as may be necessary to its operations, requests by telephone and other unwritten means will not be honored unless in the judgment of a responsible member of the college staff the requester is a member or employee of the Air Force acting on behalf of, or is, the person whose record is requested. Special care is exercised to ensure complete identification of the requester, the person whose record is to be disclosed, and intended use. Other systematic safeguards to ensure integrity of records include secure storage of successive generations of computer master files, existence and long term retention in other Air Force facilities of records needed to rebuild the entire system in the event of catastrophe, and traditional measures to ensure the security of Air Force facilities. All records in the system are attended by responsible Air Force personnel during duty hours and stored in locked facilities under constant or periodic surveillance by Air Force security police during non duty hours. Those in computer storage devices are protected by computer system software.
RETENTION AND DISPOSAL:
Retained in office files until superseded, obsolete, no longer needed for reference. Academic records maintained in the Student Transcript, Administration, and Records System are retained as permanent records in accordance with the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers' publication Retention of Records dated 1987. Active master file records on the computer are by their nature evolutionary and will be maintained permanently. Paper records maintained to serve students registered in study programs are retained so long as a registrant remains active in his or her program. Such records are destroyed 1 year after a registrant completes his or her study program. Other records are typically retained only so long as they may serve a useful purpose, which is typically between 30 and 90 days. Computer records are destroyed by erasing, deleting or overwriting.
SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS:
Director of Admissions/Registrar, Community College of the Air Force, 130 East Maxwell Boulevard, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL 36112-6613.
Persons who have not registered in the college should address inquiries regarding records maintained by the college to Chief, Student Records Branch, Community College of the Air Force, 130 East Maxwell Boulevard, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL 36112-6613. Persons who have registered in the college may address inquiries as above or to Chief, Academic Programs Division also at Maxwell Air Force Base. Such inquiries will need to include the full name (and former names if appropriate), Social Security Number, and birth date of the inquirer, and should include a full return address (including ZIP Code). Visits to the college are welcomed, and visitors seeking information about personal records should first visit the Office of the Registrar.
RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES:
Individuals seeking to access records about themselves contained in this system should address requests to the System Manager, or to addresses listed above.
Visits to the college are welcomed, and visitors seeking information about personal records should first visit the Office of the Registrar.
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 33-332; 32 CFR part 806b; or may be obtained from the system manager.
RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES:
Information obtained from educational institutions, automated system interfaces and from source documents submitted to the college by or at the request of individuals concerned, or by other Air Force agencies acting on behalf of individuals concerned.
EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM:
FEDERAL REGISTER HISTORY: