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Privacy Act Systems - DOL/BLS-14

DOL/BLS-14

SYSTEM NAMES:

BLS Behavioral Science Research Laboratory Project Files.

SECURITY CLASSIFICATION:

None.

SYSTEM LOCATION:

Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, DC.

CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM:

Individual respondents who participate in studies.

CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:

Records include respondent's name, name of study, biographic/personal information on the respondent, and test results and observations.

AUTHORITY:

29 U.S.C. Sec. 2.

PURPOSE(S):

Biographic/personal information is used by BLS to select participants for studies. Test results and observations are used by BLS to better understand the behavioral and psychological processes of individuals, as they reflect on the accuracy of BLS information collections.

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

None, except for those universal routine uses listed in the General Prefatory Statement to this document with the following limitations: the Routine Uses listed at paragraphs 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, and 11 in the General Prefatory Statement to this document are not applicable to this system of records. The records also may be disclosed where required by law.

DISCLOSURE TO CONSUMER REPORTING AGENCIES:

None.

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

STORAGE:

Files are stored electronically and/or on paper.

RETRIEVABILITY:

Files are retrieved by respondent's name, study title or participant identification number.

SAFEGUARDS:

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 for one to three years, in accordance with BLS Records Schedule N1-257-09-02.

SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS:

Director, Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Office of Survey Methods Research, Postal Square Building, 2 Massachusetts Ave., N.E., Washington, DC 20212.

NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE:

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:

Information contained in this system is obtained from respondents.

SYSTEMS EXEMPTED FROM CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE ACT:

None.