§ 2504.4Determining if an individual is the subject of a record.
(a) Individuals desiring to know if a specific system of records maintained by the Office contains a record pertaining to them should address inquiries to the Privacy Act Officer, Office of Administration, Washington, DC 20503.
(b) Inquiries must be in writing and the words “PRIVACY ACT REQUEST” should be printed on both the letter and the envelope. The request letter should contain the complete name and identifying number of the pertinent system as published in the annualFederal Register notice describing the Office's Systems of Records; the full name and address of the subject individual; a brief description of the nature, time, place and circumstances of the individual's prior association with the Office; and any other information the individual believes would help the Privacy Act Officer determine whether the information about the individual is included in the system of records. In instances when the information is insufficient to ensure disclosure to the subject individual to whom the record pertains, the Office reserves the right to ask the requestor for additional identifying information.
(c) To the extent possible, the Privacy Act Officer will answer or acknowledge the inquiry within 10 work days of its receipt by the Office. When the response cannot be made within 10 work days, the Privacy Act Officer will provide the requestor with the date when a response may be expected and, whenever possible, the specific reasons for the delay.
[45 FR 41121, June 18, 1980, as amended at 49 FR 28235, July 11, 1984]
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