System name:

National Defense Executive Reserve System.

Security classification:


System location:

Records may be maintained in the personnel office, emergency preparedness unit, or other designated offices located at the local installation of the Department or Agency which currently employs the individual.

Categories of individuals covered by the system:

Applicants for and incumbents of NDER assignments.

Categories of records in the system:

The system contains FEMA Form 85-3, National Defense Executive Reserve Qualifications Statement, which includes such items as name, date of birth, social security number, and other personnel and administrative records, skills inventory, training data, and other related records necessary to coordinate and administer the NDER program.

Authority for maintenance of the system:

Defense Production Act of 1950, E.O. 11179 dated September 22, 1964, as amended by E.O. 12148 dated July 20, 1979.


For the purpose of establishing units of the NDER in Federal departments and agencies in accordance with E.O. 11179, as amended by E.O. 12148. Individuals voluntarily apply for assignments but would not be considered government employees to perform emergency duties unless the President of the United States declared a mobilization. Assignments are made in 3 year increments and may either be redesignated or terminated. Individuals may at any time request voluntary termination.

Routine uses of records maintained in the system, including categories of users and the purposes of such uses:

(a) Names and addresses may be made available to the Association of the National Defense Executive Reserve and the National Defense Executive Reserve Conference Association to facilitate training and relevant information dissemination efforts for reservists in the NDER program; (b) to the appropriate agency whether Federal, State, local or foreign, charged with the responsibility of investigating or prosecuting a violation or potential violation of law, whether civil, criminal or regulatory in nature, and whether arising by general statute or particular program statute, or by regulation, rule or issued pursuant thereto; to a Federal, State, or local agency maintaining civil, criminal, regulatory, licensing or other enforcement information or other pertinent information, such as current licenses, if necessary, to obtain information relevant to an agency decision concerning the hiring or retention of an employee, the issuance of a security clearance, the letting of a contract, or the issuance of a license, grant, or other benefit; (c) to the National Archives and Records Administration during records management inspections conducted under authority of 44 U.S.C. 2904 and 2906; (d) to a Member of Congress or to a Congressional staff member in response to an inquiry of the Congressional office made at the request of the individual about whom the record is maintained; (e) to another Federal agency, to a court, or a party in litigation before a court or in administrative proceeding being conducted by a Federal agency, either when the government is a party to a judicial proceeding or in order to comply with the issuance of a subpoena; and (f) to disclose, in response to a request for discovery or for appearance of a witness, information that is relevant to the subject matter involved in a pending judicial or administrative proceeding.

Policies and practices for storing, retrieving, accessing, retaining, and disposing of records in the system:


Records may be stored in file folders, file cards, on microfiche, and/or automated record systems.


By name, personal data, skills or agency.


Records are stored in locked file cabinets or locked rooms. Automated records are protected by restricted access procedures and audit trails. Access to records is strictly limited to those personnel whose official duties require access and who are properly screened, cleared, and trained.

Retention and disposal:

Records are covered by General Records Schedule 18 and are retained for 5 years after termination from NDER Program.

System manager(s) and address:

Associate Director, National Preparedness Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC 20472, will maintain a computerized record of all applications and assignments of NDER reservists for the Federal government as well as the personnel files for all individuals assigned to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The Departments or Agencies will maintain their own personnel records on those individuals assigned to their respective Department or Agency.

Notification procedure:

Individuals wishing to inquire whether this system of records contains information about themselves should submit their inquiries to: (a) NDER applicants/assignees to FEMA Headquarters--Federal Emergency Management Agency, Associate Director, National Preparedness Directorate, Washington, DC 20472; (b) NDER applicants/assignees to a FEMA Regional Office--Federal Emergency Management Agency, appropriate Regional Director as identified in Appendix AA to FEMA systems of records notices; (c) NDER applicants/assignees to Federal departments and/or agencies other than FEMA--contact the agency personnel, emergency preparedness unit, or Privacy Act Officer to determine location of records within the department/agency. Individuals should include their full name, date of birth, social security number, current address, and type of assignment/agency they applied with to be an NDER reservists.

Record access procedures:

Same as Notification procedures above.

Contesting record procedures:

Same as Notification procedures above. The letter should state clearly and concisely what information is being contested, the reasons for contesting it, and the proposed amendment to the information sought. FEMA Privacy Act Regulations are promulgated in 44 CFR part 6. Individuals applying to or assigned to Federal agencies other than FEMA should consult the appropriate department's/agency's Privacy Act Regulations which can be found in that department's/agency's Code of Federal Regulations or Federal Register notice.

Record source categories:

The individuals to whom the record pertains. Prior to being designated as an NDER reservist, the applicant must successfully complete a background investigation conducted by the Office of Personnel Management which may include reference checks of prior employers, educational institutions, police departments, neighborhoods, and present and past friends and acquaintances.

Systems exempted from certain provisions of the act: