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Office of the Solicitor

Privacy Act Systems - DOL/BLS-14

SYSTEM NAMES:

    BLS Behavioral Science Research Laboratory Project Files.

SECURITY CLASSIFICATION:

    None.

SYSTEM LOCATION:

    Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Office.

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:

    Paper files, and some electronic files stored on magnetic disks and/or video tapes.

RETRIEVABILITY:

    Respondent name and study title.

SAFEGUARDS:

    Available to authorized personnel only. Files are kept in locked offices.

RETENTION AND DISPOSAL:

    One to three years.

SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS:

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

NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE:

    Mail all inquiries or present in writing to System Manager at above address.

RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES:

    As in notification procedure.

CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES:

    As in notification procedure.

RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES:

    Individual respondents.

SYSTEMS EXEMPTED FROM CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE ACT:

    None.