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Privacy Act Systems - DOL/BRB-1

SYSTEM NAMES:

    Appeals Files-Benefits Review Board (BRB).

SYSTEM LOCATION:

    Benefits Review Board, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20210

CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM:

    Parties involved in appeals proceedings before the Benefits Review Board.

CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:

    Information assembled in case files pertaining to appeals to the Benefits Review Board with respect to claims of employees for benefits under the Longshoremen's and Harbor Workers Compensation Act as amended, and its extensions and the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act, as amended.

AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:

    (a) 30 U.S.C. 901-62 (1982) (b) 33 U.S.C. 901-50 (1982) (c) 42 U.S.C. 1651-54 (1982) (d) 36 DC Code 501-04 (1973) (e) 43 U.S.C. 1331-43 (1982) (f) 5 U.S.C. 8171-73 (1982) (g) 42 U.S.C. 1701-17 (1982)

PURPOSE:

    Records are maintained for use in adjudication of appeals.

ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND THE PURPOSES OF SUCH USES:

    Disclosure outside the Department of Labor may be made to federal courts. BRB decisions are sent to commercial publishing companies for publication, and are also placed on the BRB's Internet web-site.

DISCLOSURE TO CONSUMER REPORTING AGENCIES:

    None.

POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING, AND DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:

STORAGE:

    Maintained in manual form in file folders with data maintained in a computerized case tracking system.

RETRIEVABILITY:

    By Benefits Review Board docket number, ALJ number, and claimant's name.

SAFEGUARDS:

    Maintained in offices which are locked after normal work hours.

RETENTION AND DISPOSAL:

    Case materials returned to the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor after completion of Benefits Review Board functions. Copies of the case decision are retained permanently.

SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS:

    Clerk of the Board, Benefits Review Board, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210.

NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE:

    A written and signed request to the System Manager stating that the requester seeks information concerning records pertaining to him is required.

RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES:

    A request for access may be addressed to the System Manager. The request must be in writing and be signed by the requester.

CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES:

    A petition for amendment shall be addressed to the System Manager.

RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES:

    Records in the system include information submitted by the claimants, employers, carriers, and other persons involved in the appeals proceedings, as well as by the Government.

SYSTEMS EXEMPTED FROM CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE ACT:

    None.