20 CFR 903.3 - Procedures for notification with respect to records regarding individuals.
(a)Procedures for notification. The systems of records maintained by the Joint Board are listed annually as required by the Privacy Act of 1974. Any individual, who wishes to know whether a system of records contains a record regarding him, may write to the Executive Director, Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries, c/o U.S. Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC 20220. Requests may also be delivered personally to the Executive Director, Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries, 2401 E Street, NW., suite 1537, Washington, D.C. between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on workdays. Any such inquiry will be acknowledged in writing within 10 days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and legal public holidays) of receipt of the request.
(b)Requests. A request for notification of whether a record exists shall:
(3) Furnish the name of the system of records with respect to which notification is sought, as specified in the systems notices published in the Federal Register, Volume 40, No. 167;
(4) Mark “Privacy Act Request” on the request and on the envelope in which the request is contained;
(5) Be addressed as specified in paragraph (a) of this section, unless personally delivered; and
(6) Meet the requirements set forth in paragraph (c) of this section.
(c)Verification of identity. Notification of the existence of records in certain systems maintained by the Joint Board will not be made unless the individual requester's identity is verified. Where applicable, requirements for verification of identity are specified in the notices of systems published in the Federal Register, Volume 40, No. 167.
(d)Date of receipt of request. A request for notification with respect to records shall be considered to have been received on the date on which the requirements of paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) of this section have been satisfied. Requests for notification shall be stamped with the date of receipt by the Office of the Executive Director.
(e)Exemptions. The procedures prescribed under paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) of this section shall not apply to: (1) Systems of records exempted pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(k); (2) information compiled in reasonable anticipation of a civil action or proceeding (see 5 U.S.C. 552a(d) (5); or (3) information regarding an individual which is contained in, and inseparable from, another individual's record.
(f)Notification of determination -
(1)In general. The Executive Director shall, except as otherwise provided in this paragraph, notify an individual requester as to whether or not a system of records contains a record regarding such individual. Such notification shall be made within 30 days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and legal public holidays) after the date of receipt of the request, as determined in accordance with paragraph (d) of this section. If it is not possible to respond within 30 days, the Executive Director will inform the requester, stating the reasons for the delay (e.g., volume of records involved, need to consult other agencies, or the difficulty of the legal issues involved) and when a response will be dispatched.
(2)Denial of request. When it is determined that a request for notification with respect to records will be denied (whether in whole or in part or subject to conditions or exceptions), the person making the request shall be so notified by mail in accordance with paragraph (f)(1) of this section. The letter of notification shall set forth the name and title or position of the responsible official.
(3)Records exempt in whole or in part.
(i) When an individual requests notification with respect to records concerning himself which have been compiled in reasonable anticipation of a civil action or proceeding either in a court or before an administrative tribunal, the Executive Director will neither confirm nor deny the existence of the record but shall advise the individual only that no record with respect to the existence of which he is entitled to be notified pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 has been identified.
(ii) Requests for records which have been exempted from the requirement of notification pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(2) shall be responded to in the manner provided in paragraph (f)(3)(i) of this section.