OCA Case Tracking System.
Office of Technology and Information Services, Employee Benefits Security Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20210.
CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM:
Fiduciaries who fail to comply with plan administrator fiduciary responsibilities, or those fiduciaries who are engaged in activities prohibited by ERISA; non-filers, stop filers, late filers, and deficient filers of ERISA annual reports.
CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
Records include paper files which may contain Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and electronic files which may contain PII. The electronic files contain only plan administrator information. Information stored includes plan name, plan administrator's name, service provider's name, trustee's name, addresses and names of other individuals involved in investigations and enforcement actions. There are also case notes to document case activity during the investigative process.
AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:
29 U.S.C. 1134 and 1136.
The Office of the Chief Accountant (OCA) uses the OCATS application to monitor enforcement actions against fiduciaries who fail to comply with plan administrator fiduciary responsibilities, or those fiduciaries who are engaged in activities prohibited by ERISA. On average 3500 to 5000 cases per year are generated requiring OCA intervention.
ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND THE PURPOSE OF SUCH USES:
In addition to those universal routine uses listed in the General Prefatory Statement to this document, pursuant to 29 U.S.C. 1134, a record from this system of records may be disclosed, subject to the restrictions imposed by various statutes and rules, such as the Privacy Act, to a department or agency of the United States, or to any person actually affected by any matter which may be the subject of the investigation; except that any information obtained by the Secretary of Labor pursuant to section 6103 of Title 26 shall be made available only in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury.
DISCLOSURE TO CONSUMER REPORTING AGENCIES:
POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING, AND DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
Files are stored electronically and/or on paper.
Files are retrieved by using a relational database and Form 5500 plan identifiers such as plan name, plan number, city, state and unique case ID.
Access by authorized personnel only. Computer security safeguards are used for electronically stored data and locked locations for paper files.
RETENTION AND DISPOSAL:
In accordance with Records Schedule N1-317-92-1, manual records are maintained in the Office of the Chief Accountant for up to two years after case closure, then electronically imaged to the OCATs database for retention for an additional six years. Electronic records are destroyed on the same schedule as the manual files or when no longer needed, whichever is later.
SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS:
Director, Office of the Chief Accountant, U.S. Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20210.
Inquiries should be mailed to the System Manager.
RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES:
A request for access should be mailed to the System Manager.
CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES:
A petition for amendment should be mailed to the System Manager.
RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES:
Investigations and computer targeting searches of previous Forms 5500 filings performed by the OCA of existing plan filings to determine status of non-filers, deficient filers, late and stop filers of required information returns for employee benefit plans. Ancillary sources within the EBSA include investigations by the Office of Enforcement and EBSA field offices.
SYSTEMS EXEMPTED FROM CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE ACT:
a. Criminal Law Enforcement: In accordance with subsection 552a(j)(2) of the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. 552a(j)(2), information maintained for criminal law enforcement purposes in EBSA's Office of Enforcement or its field offices is exempt from subsections (c)(3) and (4), (d), (e)(1), (2), and (3), (e)(4)(G), (H), and (I), (e)(5) and (8), (f), and (g) of 5 U.S.C. 552a.
b. Other Law Enforcement: In accordance with subsection 552a(k)(2) of the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(2), investigatory material in this system of records compiled for civil law enforcement purposes is exempt from subsections (c)(3), (d)(1), (2), (3), and (4), (e)(1), (e)(4)(G) and (I), and (f) of 5 U.S.C. 552a.