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MERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARD

Privacy Act of 1974; Amendment of Privacy Act System of Records

AGENCY: Merit Systems Protection Board.
ACTION: Notice of amendment to system of records.
SUMMARY: The Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) is issuing public notice of its intent to amend a Government-wide system of records that it maintains subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a). MSPB/GOVT-1, "Appeals and Case Records," is being amended to reflect that its location is in the Office of the Clerk of the Board.

Also, the purpose(s) under the authority for maintenance of the system was amended to reflect that these records may be used to document and adjudicate appeals and other matters arising under the Board's appellate and original jurisdiction; locate appeal documents and files, physical or electronic; provide statistical data for reports, staff productivity, and other management functions;and provide information to support other statutory functions of the Board, such as studies of the civil service under 5 U.S.C. 1204(a)(3), and review of regulations of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) under 5 U.S.C. 1204(f), and reporting under 5 U.S.C. 1206. The MSPB is also adding a routine use: release to the public, including via the agency's Web site following issuance of a decision.

Appendix DATES:Comments on this amendment must be received by the Clerk of the Board on or before November 26, 2012. (The Privacy Act, at 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(11), requires that the public be provided a 30-day period in which to comment on an agency's intended use of information in a system of records.Appendix I to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-130 requires an additional 10-day period--for a total of 40 days--in which to make such comments). The amended system of records will be effective, as proposed, at the end of the comment period unless the Board determines, upon review of the comments received, that changes should be made. In that event, the Board will publish a revised notice in theFederal Register. ADDRESSES:Submit comments to William D. Spencer, Clerk of the Board, Merit Systems Protection Board, Suite 500, 1615 M St., NW., Washington, DC 20419. Comments may be submitted by regular mail to this address, by facsimile to (202) 653-7130, or by email tomspb@mspb.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:William Spencer, Clerk of the Board, at (202) 653-7200.
William D. Spencer, Clerk of the Board.