29 CFR 2705.2 - Definitions.
For the purpose of these regulations -
(a) The term individual means a citizen of the United States or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence;
(b) The term maintain includes maintain, collect, use of disseminate;
(c) The term record means any item, collection or grouping of information about an individual that is maintained by the Commission, including, but not limited to, his or her employment history, payroll information, and financial transactions and that contains his or her name, or the identifying number, symbol, or other identifying particular assigned to the individual, such as social security number;
(d) The term system of records means a group of any records under control of the Commission from which information is retrieved by the name of the individual or by some identifying number, symbol, or other identifying particular assigned to the individual; and
(e) The term routine use means, with respect to the disclosure of a record, the use of such record for a purpose which is compatible with the purpose for which it was collected.