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Chapter 6000

PROTECTION OF NON-PUBLIC PERSONAL INFORMATION

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This chapter applies to the maintenance and use of non-public personal information obtained by a Federal Reserve Bank (FRB) in its capacity as fiscal agent for the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal Service (Fiscal Service).

Section 6010-Authority

Title 12 of the United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 391, authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to use FRBs as depositaries and fiscal agents of the United States. The Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe reasonable duties to be performed by FRBs in connection with their fiscal agency responsibilities.

Section 6015 - Background and Concepts

When acting in the role of fiscal agent, an FRB may be required to design, develop, operate, or maintain a system of records on individuals to accomplish an Fiscal Service required function in compliance with the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. § 552a) and applicable Treasury Department regulations. The term "system of records" means a group of any records under the control of any Federal agency 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.

Section 6020 - Protection of Non-Public Personal Information

As fiscal agents for the Bureau of the Fiscal Service, the FRBs shall protect the security and confidentiality of non-public personal information (including any information contained in a system of records) obtained by them in their fiscal agency role against any anticipated threats or hazards to the security or integrity of such information, and against unauthorized access to or use or reuse of such information for any purposes other than as authorized by Fiscal Service. Non-public personal information includes, but is not limited to, such information as payee names and Social Security numbers that would appear on Treasury checks processed by FRBs. FRBs shall inform their employees, contractors, and agents to whom non-public personal information is or may be disclosed of their responsibilities in complying with this provision.

CONTACTS

Direct inquiries concerning this chapter to:

Department of the Treasury
Bureau of the Fiscal Service
FRB Liaison and Program Manager
3201 Pennsy Drive, Building E
Landover, MD 20785
Telephone: 202-874-7006
Fax: 202-874-6743

For security related issues, contact the Fiscal Service IT Service Desk at 304-480-7777.