5 CFR 297.102 - Definitions.
In this part, the terms agency, individual, maintain, record, statistical records, and systems of records have the same meanings as defined in the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. 552a. In addition:
Access means providing a copy of a record to, or allowing review of the original record by, the data subject or the data subject's authorized representative, parent, or legal guardian;
Act means the Privacy Act of 1974, Public Law 93-579, 5 U.S.C. 552a, as amended;
Agency means any department or independent establishment in the Executive Branch of the Federal Government, including a Government corporation, of Government-controlled corporation, except those specifically excluded from the Office recordkeeping requirements by statute, this title, or formal agreement between the Office and the agency.
Amendment means the correction, addition, deletion, or destruction of a record or specific portions of a record;
Data subject means the individual to whom the information pertains and by whose name or other individual identifier the information is retrieved;
Disclosure means providing personal review of a record, or a copy thereof, to someone other than the data subject or the data subject's authorized representative, parent, or legal guardian;
Office means the U.S. Office of Personnel Management;
Personnel record means any record concerning an individual which is maintained and used in the personnel management or personnel policy-making process; and
System manager means the Office or agency official, designated by the head of the agency, who has the authority to decide Privacy Act matters relative to each system of records maintained by the Office.
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