Point Credit Accounting Record System (PCARS) (June 11, 1997, 62 FR 31793)
Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center, Denver, CO 80280-5000, and Headquarters Air Force Military Personnel Center (HQ AFMPC), Randolph Air Force Base, TX 78150-6001. Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve activities. Official mailing addresses are published as an appendix to the Air Force's compilation of record system notices.
CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM:
Air Force Reserve and National Guard Personnel.
CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
Correspondence, orders, forms, and reports which include identifying personnel data including name, Social Security Number, address, grade, and retirement/retention date; record of retirement points and service earned prior to and record of points earned, by type duty, for the current retirement year. Reports include automated listings, processed transactions, rejected transactions, accession transactions, point summary lists, statistical reports, individual point summary reports, and input lists for participation verification.
AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:
10 U.S.C. 1331, Age and service requirements; 1332, Computation of years of service in determining entitlement to retired pay; 1333, Computation of years of service in computing retired pay; 1334, Time not creditable toward years of service; 1335, Inactive status list; 1336, Service credited for retired pay benefits not excluded for other benefits; 1337, Limitation on active duty, as implemented by Air Force Manual 30-130, Vol I, Base Level Military Personnel System; Air Force Regulations 35-41, Vol II, Reserve Training; 35-7, Service Retirements; and 35-3, Service Dates and Dates of Rank, and E.O. 9397 (SSN).
Used to maintain accurate listings of transactions processed to active Reserve force member's point credit account; to reconcile strength of the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve members between the various mechanized accounting systems; to identify new members of the Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard; to certify accuracy and completeness of transactions manually submitted to the point record as required by Air Force audit requirements; to advise member and Reserve managers of the member's participation in Reserve affairs; for promotion evaluation considerations, and for determination of retirement eligibility.
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:
Maintained in visible file binders/cabinets, in computers and on computer output products.
Retrieved by name and Social Security Number.
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. Records are protected by guards.
RETENTION AND DISPOSAL:
Documents not required for inclusion in military personnel record system are retained in office files until superseded, obsolete, no longer needed for reference, or after 16 months, whichever is sooner, then destroyed by tearing into pieces, shredding, pulping, macerating or burning. Computer records are destroyed by erasing, deleting or overwriting.
SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS:
Commander, Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center, Denver, CO 80280-5000.
Individuals seeking to determine whether information about themselves is contained in this system should address inquiries to or visit the Records Manager, Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center/IMD, Denver, CO 80280-5000.
Written requests should contain full name, Social Security Number, current mailing address, and the case (control) number on correspondence received from the Center, if applicable.
RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES:
Individuals seeking to access records about themselves contained in this system should address inquiries to or visit the Records Manager, Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center/IMD, Denver, CO 80280-5000. Records may be reviewed in the Records Review Room, Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center, Denver, CO, between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on normal workdays.
Requester must be able to provide sufficient proof of identity, with an Armed Forces identification card or a drivers license.
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:
Information from master personnel record and authorized point credit documents obtained from automated system interfaces.
EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM:
FEDERAL REGISTER HISTORY: