[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 147 (Tuesday, July 31, 2012)]
[Page 45353]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-18658]



Privacy Act of 1974; Amendment to System of Records

AGENCY: Office of Government Ethics (OGE).

ACTION: Notice of Modification of Routine Use (l) in OGE/GOVT-1 System 
of Records.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) proposes to modify 
Routine Use (l) to OGE/GOVT-1, Executive Branch Personnel Public 
Financial Disclosure Reports and Other Name-Retrieved Ethics Program 
Records. This modification to Routine Use (l) is needed to implement 
provisions of the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012 
(Stock Act), Public Law 112-105 (2012), which amend the Ethics in 
Government Act of 1978, 5 U.S.C. App. This action is necessary to 
comply with the requirements of the Privacy Act to publish in the 
Federal Register notice of the existence and character of records 
maintained by the agency (5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4)). OGE last published OGE/
GOVT-1 in 68 FR 3097-3109 (January 22, 2003), as corrected at 68 FR 
24744 (May 8, 2003). An additional routine use was added to OGE/GOVT-1 
in 76 FR 24489 (May 2, 2011).

DATES: This action will be effective without further notice on August 
30, 2012 unless comments received before this date would result in a 
contrary determination.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments to OGE on this Privacy Act Notice by 
any of the following methods:
    Email: [email protected] (Include reference to ``Privacy Act Modified 
Routine Use Comment'' in the subject line of the message).
    Fax: 202-482-9237, Attention: Kerri A. Cox, Privacy Officer.
    Mail, Hand Delivery/Courier: Office of Government Ethics, Suite 
500, 1201 New York Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20005-3917, Attention: 
Kerri A. Cox, Privacy Officer.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Cox at the Office of Government 
Ethics; telephone: 202-482-9312; TTY: 800-877-8339; Fax: 202-482-9237; 
Email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, 
5-U.S.C. 552(a), this document provides public notice that the OGE is 
proposing to amend the OGE/GOVT-1, Executive Branch Personnel Public 
Financial Disclosure Reports and Other Name-Retrieved Ethics Program 
Records. The amendments will (1) update the authority for maintaining 
the system by adding the citation to the Stock Act; and (2) modify 
Routine Use (l) to explain that certain records will be automatically 
posted to official executive branch agency Web sites and/or the OGE Web 
    The system report, as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(r), has been 
submitted to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental 
Affairs of the United States Senate, the Committee on Oversight and 
Government Reform of the House of Representatives and the Office of 
Management and Budget.

Routine Use (l.)

    (l.) to disclose on the OGE Web site and to otherwise disclose to 
any person, including other departments and agencies: any written 
ethics agreements filed with the Office of Government Ethics, pursuant 
to 5 CFR 2634.803, by an individual nominated by the President to a 
position requiring Senate confirmation when the position also requires 
the individual to file a public financial disclosure report; and any 
public filer reports required to be filed by reason of Federal 
employment or by the president or vice president.

    Approved: July 25, 2012.
Don W. Fox,
Acting Director, Office of Government Ethics.
[FR Doc. 2012-18658 Filed 7-30-12; 8:45 am]