Preparatory School Records (June 11, 1997, 62 FR 31793)
United States Air Force Academy (USAF Academy), CO 80840-5000.
CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM:
Preparatory school students.
CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
This system contains Social Security Number, admissions data including college board test scores and uniform size, academic performance, counseling, disenrollment, and physical fitness information.
AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:
10 U.S.C. 8013, Secretary of the Air Force: Powers and duties; delegation by, and E.O. 9397 (SSN).
Data is used to measure student performance, progress and potential, for counseling purposes and for possible disciplinary or disenrollment action. Information contained on the record card consisting of grade, performance, and personal information pertaining to the student is used to provide transcripts when requested, and used by Preparatory School administrative personnel for management purposes such as emergency data, i.e., blood type, etc. Physical fitness test scores are furnished to the Registrar's Office for use in verification when considering student for nomination to the USAF Academy. Disenrollment data is used for compiling attrition statistics and for research in predicting students' success at USAF Academy as a result of their Preparatory School experience.
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 paper form, in computers and on computer output products.
Retrieved by name, year of enrollment and Social Security Numbe
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:
Forms and other records for administration of the Preparatory School such as Student Enrollment Questionnaires, Military Training Worksheets, Instructor's Comments, Instructor Grade Sheets, Physical Fitness Program, Report of Offense, Medical Status Reports, Flight Evaluations, Sign In/Out Registers are destroyed at the end of the academic year or when purpose has been served, whichever is sooner. Correspondence and forms in the student folder documenting academic history and related activities are destroyed 1 year after graduation or when student would have graduated. The student Records Card is retained at the USAF Academy for 30 years and then destroyed. Disenrollment data is retained until no longer needed for reference. Beginning with academic year 85-86, the student folder will be retained at the Academy 30 years then destroyed. Records are 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, Preparatory School, USAF Academy, CO 80840-5000.
Individuals seeking to determine whether this system of records contains information on themselves should address written inquiries to or visit the Commander, Preparatory School, USAF Academy, CO 80840-5000.
RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES:
Individuals seeking access to records about themselves contained in this system should address written requests to or visit the Commander, Preparatory School, USAF Academy, CO 80840-5000.
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 the academic and military departments within Preparatory School, based on performance of students, Preparatory School Commander, from tests administered to students, from student.
EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM:
FEDERAL REGISTER HISTORY: