National Security Agency/Central Security Service

GNSA 22

SYSTEM NAME:

Garnishment Processing Files,  (October 25, 2010,  75 FR 65457)

SYSTEM LOCATION:

National Security Agency/Central Security Service, 9800 Savage Road, Ft. George G. Meade, MD 20755-6000.

CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM:

DoD civilian employees, employee dependents.

CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:

Records include correspondence, type of garnishment, individual court withholding notices or court orders, garnishment orders, child support account numbers, records on employees and dependents to include name, Social Security Number (SSN), address, and phone number.

AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:

44 U.S.C. 3101, Records management by agency heads; general duties; 5 U.S.C. 5520a, Garnishment of Pay; 42 U.S.C. 659, Consent by United States to income withholding, garnishment, and similar proceedings for enforcement of child support and alimony obligations; 5 CFR Part 581, Processing Garnishment Orders for Child Support and/or Alimony; 32 CFR Part 112, Indebtedness of Military Personnel; and E.O 9397 (SSN) as amended.

PURPOSE(S):

To maintain records relating to the processing of court orders for the garnishment of wages.

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, 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 state child support agencies, in response to their written requests for information regarding the gross and disposable pay of civilian employees, for purposes of assisting agencies in the discharge of their responsibilities under Federal and state law.

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 private collection contactors to locate a taxpayer and to collect or compromise a claim against, or debt of, the taxpayer.

To consumer or commercial reporting agency in accordance with the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996.

The DoD 'Blanket Routine Uses' published at the beginning of the NSA/CSS' 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:


STORAGE:

Records are maintained in paper files and electronic media.

RETRIEVABILITY:

By name, Social Security Number (SSN), state of jurisdiction, court of jurisdiction, child support account number, organization, and type of garnishment.

SAFEGUARDS:

Buildings are secured by a series of guarded pedestrian gates and checkpoints. Access to facilities is limited to security-cleared personnel and escorted visitors only. With the facilities themselves, access to paper and computer printouts are controlled by limited-access facilities and lockable containers. Access to electronic means is controlled by computer password protection.

RETENTION AND DISPOSAL:

Records are periodically reviewed for retention. Records having no evidential, informational, or historical value or not required to be permanently retained are destroyed. Garnishment and Levy notices are destroyed three years from termination date. Destruction is by pulping, burning, shredding, or erasure or destruction of magnetic media.

SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS:

Director, National Security Agency/Central Security Service, 9800 Savage Road, Ft. George G. Meade, MD 20755-6000.

NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE:

Individuals seeking to determine whether information about themselves is contained in this system should address written inquiries to the National Security Agency/Central Security Service, Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act Office, 9800 Savage Road, Suite 6248, Ft. George G. Meade, MD 20755-6248.

Written inquiries should contain the individuals full name, address and telephone number.

RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES:

Individuals seeking access to information about themselves contained in this system should address written inquiries to the National Security Agency/Central Security Service, Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act Office, 9800 Savage Road, Suite 6248, Ft. George G. Meade, MD 20755-6248.

Written inquiries should contain the individuals full name, address and telephone number.

CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES:

The NSA/CSS rules for contesting contents and appealing initial determinations are published at 32 CFR part 322 or may be obtained by written request addressed to the National Security Agency/Central Security Service, Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act Office, 9800 Savage Road, Suite 6248, Ft. George G. Meade, MD 20755-6248.

RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES:

Individuals. Federal/state agencies and collection agencies.

EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM:

None.

FEDERAL REGISTER HISTORY: