Defense Workload Operations Web System (DWOWS) (July 12, 2013, 78 FR 41919)
Defense Finance and Accounting Service-Indianapolis, 8899 East 56th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46249-3250.
Defense Finance and Accounting Service-Cleveland, 1240 East 9th Street, Cleveland, OH 44199-2055
CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM:
Navy and Marine Corps Active Duty and Reserve members.
CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
Name, Social Security Number (SSN), e-mail messages, faxes, letters, memorandum, telephone calls, and tracking reports.
AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:
5 U.S.C. Chapter 55, Pay Administration, 37 U.S.C. Chapter 19, Pay and Allowances of the Uniformed Services; 301, Department of Defense Financial Management Regulation (DoDFMR) 7000.14-R, Vol. 7A; and E.O. 9397 (SSN), as amended.
The system will enable the Defense Finance Accounting Service to track communications and inquiries received and processed to include questions involving the Savings Deposit Program and allow management to capture benchmark reporting in order to track the turn-around time on financial inquiries.
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 of 1974, as amended, these records contained therein may specifically be disclosed outside the DoD as a routine use pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(3) as follows:
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 member.
To the Department of Veterans Affairs to report compensation, waivers, and audits, life insurance accounting, disbursement and benefits determinations, and death notices.
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.
The DoD Blanket Routine Uses published at the beginning of the DFAS compilation of systems of records notices may apply to this system.
POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING, AND DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
Electronic storage media.
Name, Social Security Number (SSN) and or case number.
Records are maintained in a controlled facility. Physical entry is restricted by the use of locks, guards, and is accessible only to authorized personnel. Access to records is limited to person(s) responsible for servicing the record in performance of their official duties and who are properly screened and cleared for need-to-know. Access to computerized data is restricted by passwords, which are changed according to agency security policy.
RETENTION AND DISPOSAL:
Records are cut off at the end of the fiscal year, and destroyed in 6 years and 3 months after cutoff.
SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS:
Defense Finance and Accounting Service-Cleveland, Military Pay Operations, 1240 East 9th Street, Cleveland, OH 44199-2055.
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 for verification, 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 for verification, 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:
Subject individual, Federal agencies and the Military Services (Marine Corps and Navy).
EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM:
FEDERAL REGISTER HISTORY:
March 7, 2007, 72 FR 10182; July 12, 2013, 78 FR 41919.