Privacy Act Systems - DOL/OASAM-12
Administrative Grievance Records.
Human Resources Center, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20210; National and Regional Personnel Offices;
Office of the Solicitor, Washington, DC, and Regional Offices of the Solicitor.
CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM:
Current or former DOL employees who have filed grievances, under DOL's administrative grievance procedure in accordance with 5 CFR Part 771 and DOL's implementing regulation.
CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
The system contains records relating to grievances filed by DOL employees under administrative grievance procedures and in accordance with 5 CFR Part 771 and DOL's implementing regulation. These case files contain all documents related to the grievance including statements of witnesses, reports of interviews and hearings, fact-finder's findings and recommendations, a copy of the original decision, and related correspondence and exhibits. This system does not include files and records of any grievance filed under negotiated procedures with recognized labor organizations.
AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:
5 CFR Part 771.
The records are used to process grievances submitted by bargaining-unit employees for personal relief in a matter of concern or dissatisfaction which is subject to the control of agency management.
ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND THE PURPOSES OF SUCH USES:
These records and information in these records may be used:
To disclose information to any source from which additional information is requested in the course of processing a grievance, to the extent necessary to identify the individual, inform the source of the purpose(s) of the request, and identify the type of information requested.
To disclose information to officials of the Merit System Protection Board or the Office of Special Counsel, when requested in connection with appeals, special studies of the civil service and other merit systems, review of DOL rules and regulations, investigations of alleged or possible prohibited personnel practices, and such other functions as may be authorized by law.
To disclose information to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission when requested in connection with investigations into alleged or possible discrimination practices or examination of affirmative employment programs.
To disclose information to the Federal Labor Relations Authority or its General Counsel when requested in connection with investigations of allegations of unfair labor practices or matters before the Federal Service Impasses Panel.
DISCLOSURE TO CONSUMER REPORTING AGENCIES:
POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, SAFEGUARDING, AND RETAINING AND DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
These records are retrieved by the names of the individuals on whom they are maintained.
Locked storage equipment.
RETENTION AND DISPOSAL:
These records are disposed of 4 years after the closing of the case.
SYSTEMS MANAGER AND ADDRESS:
Director, Labor Management Relations Center, Human Resources Center, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20210.
Individuals submitting grievances should be provided a copy of the record under the grievance process. They may, however, contact the personnel office where the action was processed, regarding the existence of such records on them. They must furnish the following information for their records to be located and identified:
Approximate date of closing of the case and kind of action taken, and
Organizational component involved.
RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURE:
See Notification Procedure above.
CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURE:
Contact the personnel office where the grievance was processed. Individuals must furnish the following information for their records to be located and identified:
Approximate date of closing of the case and kind of action taken; and
Organizational component involved.
RECORDS SOURCE CATEGORIES:
Information in this system of records is provided by the following:
The individual on whom the record is maintained.
Testimony of witnesses.
Investigative and other employment records.
Decisions by Agency Officials.
SYSTEMS EXEMPTED FROM CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE ACT: