Employee Financial Irregularities
System name: Employee Financial Irregularities, Interior, NPS-17.
Office of the Chief of Finance, National Park Service, United
States Department of the Interior, Washington, DC 20240.
Categories of individuals covered by the system:
Employees and former employees of the National Park Service.
Categories of records in the system:
National Park Service employees or former employees with actual
or claimed employment related financial irregularities.
Authority for maintenance of the system:
16 U.S.C. 1 and 44 U.S.C. 3101.
Routine uses of records maintained in the system, including
categories of users and the purposes of such uses:
The primary use of the record is: (1) To aid management in
seeking recovery of funds stolen or otherwise misappropriated.
Disclosures outside the Department of the Interior may be made: (1)
To the U.S. Department of Justice or in a proceeding before a court
or adjudicative body when (a) the United States, the Department of
the Interior, a component of the Department, or, when represented by
the government, an employee of the Department is a party to
litigation or anticipated litigation or has an interest in such
litigation, and (b) the Department of the Interior determines that
the disclosure is relevant or necessary to the litigation and is
compatible with the purpose for which the records were compiled; (2)
of information indicating a violation or potential violation of a
statute, regulation, rule, order, or license, to appropriate Federal,
State, local, or foreign agencies responsible for investigating or
prosecuting the violation, or for enforcing or implementing the
statute, rule, regulation, order, or license; and (3) to disclose
debtor information to the IRS, or another Federal agency or its
contractor, solely to aggregate informaiton for the IRS, to collect
debts owed to the Federal government through the offset of tax
Disclosure to consumer reporting agencies:
Disclosures pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(12). Disclosures may be
made from this system to consumer reporting agencies as defined in
the Fair Credit Reporting Act (15 U.S.C. 1681a(f)) or the Federal
Claims Collection Act of 1966 (31 U.S.C. 3701(a)(3)).
Policies and practices for storing, retrieving, accessing,
retaining, and disposing of records in the system:
Storage: Maintained on letter memos, memos for record, and
investigation reports conducted by Park Administration, Secretary's
Office, U.S. Secret Service, or FBI.
Retrievability: Cases filed alphabetically.
Safeguards: Maintained with safeguards meeting requirements of 43
CFR 2.51 for manual records.
Retention and disposal:
Case file is maintained 10 years after final disposition.
System manager(s) and address:
Chief of Finance, National Park Service, United States Department
of the Interior, Washington, DC 20240.
Record source categories:
Individual on whom the record is maintained and correspondence
from financial organizations.
Systems exempted from certain provisions of the act:
Under the specific exemption authority provided by 5 U.S.C.
552a(k)(2), the Department of the Interior has adopted a regulation,
43 CFR 2.79(b), which exempts this system from the provisions of 5
U.S.C. 552 a(c)(3), (d), (e)(1), (e)(4)(G), (H), and (I), and (f),
and the portions of 43 CFR, part 2, subpart D which implement these
provisions. The reasons for adoption of this regulation are set out
at 40 FR 37217 (August 26, 1975).