Defense Joint Military Pay System-Active Component (September 25, 2014, 79 FR 57541)
Defense Finance and Accounting Service--Indianapolis Center, 8899 E. 56th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46249-0150.
CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM:
All active duty service members to include members enrolled at military academies.
CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
Types of Records: Master individual military pay accounts; wage and tax summaries; leave and earnings statements; Basic Military Training master record; and other generated records substantiating or authorizing Active Component military pay and allowance entitlement, deduction, or collection actions.
Pay Entitlement And Allowances: Base pay; allowances (such as basic allowance for subsistence, basic allowance for quarters, family separations, clothing maintenance, and monetary allowances); death gratuities; time-in-service; special compensation for positions such as medical, dental, veterinary, and optometry; special pay and bonus, such as foreign duty, proficiency, hostile fire, and diving duty; incentive pay such as flying duty, parachute duty, and submarine duty; and other entitlement in accordance with the DoD Pay and Allowance Entitlement Manual.
Deductions From Pay: Federal and state income tax withholding rate and amount (including authorization control files), withholding for Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA), Servicemember's Group Life Insurance (SGLI), and Family Servicemember's Group Life Insurance (FSGLI) deductions, Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) voluntary deductions, allotments (including allottee name and address, amount, term (in months), and account or policy number), bond authorizations (including bond owner and co-owner/beneficiary names and Social Security Numbers (SSN), and recipient's address), health care coverage deductions, Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP), and Montgomery GI Bill allotments, indebtedness and collections.
Other Pay Information: Name, pay grade, Social Security Number (SSN), check issue, pay dates, leave account, payment address, and Form W-2 address.
Duty Status: Status adjustments relating to leave, entrance on active duty, absent without leave, confinement, desertion, sick, injured, mentally incompetent, missing, interned, promotions and demotions, and separation document code; and Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program gain.
Personnel Information: Rank; enlistment contract or officer acceptance form identification; duty information (duty station, personnel assignment, and unit); security investigation; test scores; language proficiency; military and civilian off-duty education; training; awards; combat tours; aviation, pilot, and flying time data; lineal precedence number; limited duty officer/warrant officer footnote; temporary active duty data; power of attorney; years in service; promotional data.
Personal Information: Date of birth, citizenship, marital status, home of record, dependent information, record of emergency data, population group, sex, ethnic group, and health care coverage.
Supporting Documentation: Includes, but is not limited to, travel orders and requests; payroll attendance lists and rosters; document records establishing, supporting, reducing, or canceling entitlement; certificates and statements changing address, name, military assignment, and other individual data necessary to identify and provide accurate and timely military pay and performance credit; allotment start, stop, or change records; declarations of benefits and waivers; military pay and personnel orders; medical certifications and determinations; death and disability documents; check issuing and cancellation records and schedules; payroll vouchers; money lists and accounting records; pay adjustment authorization records; system input certifications; member indebtedness and tax levy documentation; earnings statements; employees' wage and tax reports and statements; casual payment authorization and control logs; and other documentation authorizing or substantiating Active Component military pay and allowances, entitlement, deductions, or collections. Also inquiry files, sundry lists, reports, letters, correspondence, and rosters including, but not limited to, Congressional inquiries, Internal Revenue Service notices and reports, state tax and insurance reports, Social Security Administration reports, Department of Veterans Affairs reports, inter-DoD requests, Treasury Department reports, and health education and institution inquiries.
AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:
5 U.S.C. 301, Departmental Regulations; 37 U.S.C., Pay and Allowances of the Uniformed Services; DoD Directive 5154.29, DoD Pay and Allowances Policy and Procedures; DoD 7000.14-R, DoD Financial Management Manual, Volume 7A, Military Pay Policy and Procedures – Active Duty and Reserve Pay; Joint Federal Travel Regulations (JFTR), Volume 1, “Uniformed Services Member,” current edition; and E.O. 9397 (SSN), as amended.
To ensure accurate and timely military pay and allowances to active component military members (including those who are enrolled at a military academy and those who participate in voluntary separation pay, Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program, basic military trainees or payment to a financial organization through electronic fund transfer program (including allotments and issuance and cancellation of United States treasury checks and bonds)); to document and account for military pay and allowance disbursements and collections; to verify and account for system input transactions; to identify, correct, and collect overpayment; to establish, control, and maintain member indebtedness notices and levies; and to provide timely, complete master individual pay account review; and to provide internal and external managers with statistical and monetary reports and to maintain a record of related personnel data.
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 United States Code 552a(b) of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, these records contained therein may specifically be disclosed outside the Department of Defense as a routine use pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(3)as follows:
To the Treasury Department to provide information on check issues and electronic funds transfers.
To the Internal Revenue Service to report taxable earnings and taxes withheld, accounting, and tax audits, and to compute or resolve tax liability or tax levies.
To Federal, state, and local agencies to conduct computer matching programs regulated by the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, for those programs authorized by law.
To the Social Security Administration to report earned wages by members for the Federal Insurance Contribution Act (FICA), accounting or tax audits, and death notices.
To the Department of Veterans Affairs to report compensation, waivers, and audits, life insurance accounting, disbursement and benefit determinations, and death notices.
To the American Red Cross and military relief societies to assist military personnel and their dependents in determining the status of monthly pay, dependents' allotments, loans, and related financial transactions; and to perform other relief-related duties as requested by the service member.
To Federal Reserve banks to distribute payments made through the direct deposit system to financial organizations or their processing agents authorized by individuals to receive and deposit payments in their accounts.
To the Department of Justice in connection with litigation, law enforcement or other matters under the legal representation of the Executive Branch agencies.
To Federal, state, and local governmental agencies in response to an official request for information with respect to law enforcement, investigatory procedures, criminal prosecution, civil court action and regulatory order.
To Federal, state and local revenue departments to credit members for taxes withheld.
To the National Finance Center, Office of Thrift Savings Plan, for participating service members.
To the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide payroll information for members who participated in making contributions to the Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP), and the Montgomery GI Bill program.
The DoD Blanket Routine Uses may apply to this system of records.
Disclosure to consumer reporting agencies:
Disclosures pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(12) may be made from this system to 'consumer reporting agencies' as defined in the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. 1681a(f) or the Federal Claims Collection Act of 1966, 31 U.S.C. 3701(a)(3). The purpose of this disclosure is to aid in the collection of outstanding debts owed to the Federal government; typically to provide an incentive for debtors to repay delinquent Federal government debts by making these debts part of their credit records.
The disclosure is limited to information necessary to establish the identity of the individual, including name, address, and taxpayer identification number (SSN); the amount, status, and history of the claim; and the agency or program under which the claim arose for the sole purpose of allowing the consumer reporting agency to prepare a commercial credit report.
POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING, AND DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
Electronic storage media.
Name and SSN.
Records are stored in office buildings protected by guards, controlled screening, use of visitor registers, electronic access, and/or locks. Access to records is limited to individuals who are properly screened and cleared on a need-to-know basis in the performance of their official duties. Passwords and digital signatures are used to control access to the systems data, and procedures are in place to deter and detect browsing and unauthorized access. Physical and electronic access are limited to persons responsible for servicing and authorized to use the record system.
RETENTION AND DISPOSAL:
Records may be temporary in nature and destroyed when actions are completed, superseded, obsolete, or no longer needed. Other records may be cut off at the end of the payroll year or fiscal year, and destroyed 6 years and 3 months after cutoff. Active duty pay records created prior to automation were cut off on conversion to the Defense Joint Military Payroll System (DJMS), and will be destroyed October 1, 2033, or 56 years after implementation of DJMS. The records are destroyed by tearing, shredding, pulping, macerating, burnings or degaussing the electronic storage media.
SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS:
Director, Military Pay Operations, Military and Civilian Pay Services, Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Indianapolis, 8899 East 56th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46249-0150.
Individuals seeking to determine whether information about themselves is contained in this record system should address written inquiries to the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Program Manager, Corporate Communications, DFAS-ZCF/IN, 8899 E. 56th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46249-0150.
Requests should contain individual’s full name, SSN, current address, and provide a reasonable description of what they are seeking.
RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES:
Individuals seeking access to information about themselves contained in this record system should address written inquiries to Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Program Manager, Corporate Communications, DFAS-ZCF/IN, 8899 E. 56th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46249-0150.
Request should contain individual’s full name, SSN, current address, and telephone number.
CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES:
The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) rules for accessing records, for contesting contents and appealing initial agency determinations are published in Defense Finance and Accounting Service Regulation 5400.11-R, 32 CFR 324; or may be obtained from the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Program Manager, Corporate Communications, DFAS-ZCF/IN, 8899 E. 56th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46249-0150.
RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES:
Individual members; DoD staff and field installations; recruiting, disbursing, and administrative offices; allotment and bond authorization forms; Social Security Administration, Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Veterans Affairs, and other Federal agencies; financial, medical, and educational institutions; DoD Components; the on-line Allotment/Bond Authorization process, and the End-User Computer Equipment (EUCE); and state and local government agencies.
EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM:
FEDERAL REGISTER HISTORY:
March 21, 2006, 71 FR 14179; March 5, 2013, 78 FR 14283; September 25, 2014, 79 FR 57541.