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Privacy Act Systems - DOL/ESA-48

SYSTEM NAME:

    "Customer Service component" of the Wage Hour Investigative Support and Reporting Database (WHISARD).

SECURITY CLASSIFICATION:

    None.

SYSTEM LOCATION:

    Wage and Hour National Office (NO), Regional Offices (RO) and District Offices (DO), see The Appendix of this document for addresses.

CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM:

    Persons who contact the Wage and Hour Division for technical assistance or to file a complaint.

CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:

    "Browse Customer List" records containing last name, first name, phone number, address, city, complaint status, case identification number, WH employee name, and contact priority.
    "Employee Contact Information" records containing home address, phone numbers, fax number, e-mail address and certain information about the individual's complaint.
    "Employee Work Information" records containing certain employment and payroll information about the individual's complaint.

AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:

    5 U.S.C. 301; 29 U.S.C. 201 et seq.

PURPOSE(S):

    To provide Wage and Hour NO, ROS and DOs with an index of individuals who contact the Wage and Hour Division. This information may be used to provide assistance or facilitate the processing of a complaint.

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

    In addition to the routine uses listed in the General Prefatory Statement to this document, relevant information may be provided to other government agencies for law enforcement purposes.

DISCLOSURE OF CONSUMER REPORT AGENCIES:

    None.

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

STORAGE:

    Maintained in an electronic file Database in the DOL National Office.

RETRIEVABILITY:

    By name of the individual.

SAFEGUARDS:

    Only authorized personnel have access by use of passwords to this on-line transactional system and its database.

RETENTION AND DISPOSAL:

    Printed investigation forms generated by the WHISARD system will be retained in the investigative files of Wage and Hour District Offices (see Records Disposal Schedule #NN-168-43, items 1a and 1b which provides as follows: printed information, concerning cases where violations were found, is disposed of 12 years after the date the case is closed. For cases where no violation were found, printed information is disposed of three years after the closing date. Database information will be captured on tape at the end of each fiscal year and retained for 25 years.

SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS:

    Administrator, Wage and Hour Division, Room S-3502, Frances Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20210.

NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES:

    Individuals wishing to make inquiries regarding this system should contact the system manager, or the regional office servicing the state where they are employed (see list of the regional office addresses in the Appendix of this document).

RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES:

    Individuals wishing to request access to these records should contact the appropriate office listed in the Appendix.

CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES:

    Individuals wishing to contest or amend any records should direct their request to the appropriate system manager. In addition, the request should state clearly and concisely what information is being contested, the reason for contesting it, and the proposed amendment sought for the information.

RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES:

    Complainants, employers, and Wage and Hour personnel.

SYSTEMS EXEMPTED FROM CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE ACT:

    None.