Applications for Appointment to Army Medical Department (April 04, 2003, 68 FR 16484)
Primary location: Commander, U.S. Army Recruiting Command, Health Services Directorate, Fort Knox, KY 40121-2726.
Secondary locations: Army Medical Department Health Care Recruiting Teams/Stations. Official mailing addresses are published as an appendix to the Army's compilation of record systems notices.
CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM:
Potential healthcare professional applicants, to include civilian, active duty and reserve duty personnel, applying for appointment in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Reserve with or without concurrent call to active duty.
CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
Health Care Recruiter interview, resume, Curriculum Vitae, autobiography, letters of recommendation, selection/non-selection letters, Special Orders, correspondence to, from, and about applicant; Selection Board/Committee results, Statement of Interests, Objectives and Motivation, Letter of Appointment, service agreement, Application for Appointment, oath of office, professional degrees, license certifications, quality assurance documents, prior service records, physical examination, National Practitioner, and birth certificate.
AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:
10 U.S.C. 3013, Secretary of the Army; Army Regulation 601-100, Appointment of Commissioned and Warrant Officers in the Regular Army; and E.O. 9397 (SSN).
To evaluate and applicant's acceptability and potential for appointment in the U.S. Army Reserve of the Army Medical Department; to evaluate qualifications for assignment to various career areas; to determine educational and experience background for award of constructive service credit; to determine dates of service and seniority to document service agreement with the U.S. Army; to provide, statistical information for effective management of the Army Medical Department Recruiting Program.
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' set forth at the beginning of the Army's compilation of systems of records notices also apply to this system.
NOTE: This system of records contains individually identifiable health information. The DoD Health Information Privacy Regulation (DoD 6025.18-R) issued pursuant to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, applies to most such health information. DoD 6025.18-R may place additional procedural requirements on the uses and disclosures of such information beyond those found in the Privacy Act of 1974 or mentioned in this system of records notice.
POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING, AND DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
Paper records in file folders and electronic storage media.
By applicant's name and/or Social Security Number.
Records are restricted to designated officials having a need-to-know in the performance of official duties.
RETENTION AND DISPOSAL:
Records of selected applicants are held for 1 year before being destroyed by shredding; those for applicants not selected are held 1 year and then destroyed.
SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS:
Commander, U.S. Army Recruiting Command, Health Services Directorate, Fort Knox, KY 40121-2726.
Individuals seeking to determine if information about themselves is contained in this record system should address written inquiries to the Commander, U.S. Army Recruiting Command, Health Services Directorate, Fort Knox, KY 40121-2726.
For verification purposes, the individual should provide full names, Social Security Number, sufficient details to permit locating pertinent records, and signature.
RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES:
Individuals seeking access to records about themselves contained in this record system should address written inquiries to the Commander, U.S. Army Recruiting Command, Health Services Directorate, Fort Knox, KY 40121-2726.
For verification purposes, the individual should provide full name, Social Security Number, sufficient details to permit 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; academic transcripts; faculty evaluations; employer evaluations; military supervisor evaluations; American Testing Program; Educational Testing Service; selection board/committee records; prior military service records.
EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM:
Investigatory material compiled solely for the purpose of determining suitability, eligibility, or qualifications for federal civilian employment, military service, federal contracts, or access to classified information may be exempt pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(5), but only to the extent that such material would reveal the identity of a confidential source.
An exemption rule for this system has been promulgated in accordance with requirements of 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(1), (2), and (3), (c) and (e) and published in 32 CFR part 505. For additional information contact the system manager.
FEDERAL REGISTER HISTORY: