Office of Inspector General (OIG) Employee Credential System
Human Resources Division, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20210.
CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM:
Current and former employees of the Office of Inspector General.
CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
Records contained in a personnel database system established to control issuance of credentials to United States Department of Labor (DOL) Office of Inspector General (OIG) personnel. The system contains photographs of all employees and other materials reflecting employees' names, titles, duty locations, credential numbers, and dates of issuance.
AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:
Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. 3.
The credentials file system assists in the issuance and control of official credentials issued to OIG personnel for identification purposes to establish official identification and authority when interacting with the general public, or with other agencies in the performance of official duties.
ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND THE PURPOSES OF SUCH USES:
a. Referral to federal, state, local and foreign investigative and/or prosecutive authorities. A record from a system of records, which indicates either by itself or in combination with other information within the agency's possession, a violation or potential violation of law, whether civil, criminal or administrative, and whether arising from general statute or particular program statute, or by regulation, rule or order issued pursuant thereto, may be disclosed as a routine use, to the appropriate federal, foreign, state, or local agency or professional organization, charged with responsibility for investigating or prosecuting such violation or charged with enforcing or implementing the statute, rule, regulation, or order.
b. Introduction to a grand jury. A record from a system of records may be disclosed, as a routine use, to a grand jury agent pursuant to either to a federal or state grand jury subpoena or to a prosecution request that such record be released for the purpose of its introduction to a grand jury.
c. Referral to federal, state, local or professional licensing boards. A record from a system of records may be disclosed, as a routine use, to any governmental, professional, or licensing authority when such record relates to qualifications, including moral, educational or vocational qualifications, of an individual seeking to be licensed or to maintain a license.
d. Disclosure to any source, either private or governmental, to the extent necessary to solicit information relevant to any investigation or other matters related to the responsibilities of the OIG. A record from a system of records may be disclosed, as a routine use, to any source, either private or governmental, to the extent necessary to secure from such source information relevant to and sought in furtherance of an investigation or other matters related to the responsibilities of the OIG.
e. Disclosure for personnel or other action. A record from a system of records may be disclosed, as a routine use, to a federal, state, local, foreign, or international agency, for their use in connection with the assignment, hiring, or retention of an individual, issuance of a security clearance, letting of a contract, or issuance of a license, grant or other benefit, to the extent that the information is relevant and necessary to such agency's decision on the matter, or to solicit information from the federal, state, local, foreign, or international agency, for the OIG's use in connection with the assignment, hiring, or retention of an individual, issuance of a security clearance, letting of a contract, or issuance of a license, grant or other benefit.
f. Disclosure to appropriate agencies, entities and persons when (1) it is suspected or confirmed that the security or confidentiality of information in the system of records has been compromised; (2) it has been determined that as a result of the suspected or confirmed compromise there is a risk of harm to economic or property interests, identity theft or fraud, or harm to the security or integrity of this system or other systems or programs (whether maintained by the Department or another agency or entity) that rely upon the compromised information, and; (3) the disclosure made to such agencies, entities, and persons is reasonably necessary to assist in connection with the Department's efforts to respond to the suspected or confirmed compromise and prevent, minimize, or remedy such harm.
DISCLOSURE TO CONSUMER REPORTING AGENCIES;
POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING, AND DISPOSING OR RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
Files are stored electronically and/or on paper.
Files are retrieved by employee name.
Access by authorized personnel only. Computer security safeguards are used for electronically stored data and locked locations for paper files.
RETENTION AND DISPOSAL:
Records are retained and disposed of in accordance with the schedules approved by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) http://www.archives.gov/records-mgmt/grs/index.pdf.
SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS:
Assistant Inspector General for Management and Policy, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20210.
Inquiries should be mailed to the System Manager.
RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURE:
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:
Information contained in this system is obtained from OIG employees who are issued official credentials.
SYSTEMS EXEMPTED FROM CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE ACT: