Army Property Claim Files (August 12, 2008, 73 FR 46895)
Staff Judge Advocate Offices at Army commands, field operating agencies, installations, and activities. A segment of the system is located at U.S. Army Claims Service, Fort Meade, MD 20755-5360.
CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM:
Individuals who, having damaged Government property, were not subject to the collection activities of other agencies or organizations and from whom the Department of the Army must recover its damages through administrative collection or through litigation on its behalf.
CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
Individual's name, address and telephone number, case, claim and court docket numbers, copies of reports from the claim investigator, accident and police reports relating to damage, and pleadings, motions, briefs, orders, decisions, memoranda, opinions, supporting documentation, and allied material involved in representing the U.S. Army.
AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:
10 U.S.C. 3013, Secretary of the Army; 31 U.S.C. 3711, Collection and Compromise; Army Regulation 27-20, Claims; and E.O. 9397 (SSN).
To negotiate with, or to sue, as appropriate, insurance carriers, the individuals or entities responsible for loss or damage of U.S. Army property.
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 the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney, and opposing parties and their attorneys as deemed necessary in litigating property claims.
Information from this system of records may also be disclosed to law students participating in a volunteer legal support program approved by the Judge Advocate General of the Army.
The `Blanket Routine Uses' set forth at the beginning of the Army's compilation of systems of records notices also apply to this system.
POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING, AND DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
Paper records and electronic storage media.
By individual's surname.
Records are accessible only by authorized personnel who are properly instructed in the permissible use of the information.
RETENTION AND DISPOSAL:
Records at the Judge Advocate General's Office are destroyed 10 years after final action; i.e., completion of litigation of determination that case will not be prosecuted. Claims settled by local Staff Judge Advocates are destroyed 6 years and 3 months after final action.
SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS:
The Judge Advocate General, Headquarters, Department of the Army, Washington, DC 20310-2210.
Individuals seeking to determine whether information about themselves is contained in this system should address written inquiries to the Judge Advocate General, Headquarters, Department of the Army, Washington, DC 20310-2210.
Individual should provide their full name, current address and telephone number, case or claim number that appeared on documentation, any other information that will assist in locating pertinent records, and signature.
RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES:
Individuals seeking access to information about themselves contained in this system should address written inquiries to the Judge Advocate General, Headquarters, Department of the Army, Washington, DC 20310-2210.
Individuals should provide their full name, current address and telephone number, case or claim number that appeared on documentation, any other information that will assist in locating pertinent records, and signature.
CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES:
The Army's rules for accessing records, and for contesting contents and appealing initial agency determinations are contained in Army Regulation 340-21; 32 CFR part 505; or may be obtained from the system manager.
RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES:
From the individual; Army records and reports; Office of Personnel Management; Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney, opposing counsel, and similar pertinent sources.
EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM:
FEDERAL REGISTER HISTORY: