[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 236 (Monday, December 9, 2013)]
[Pages 73863-73864]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-29342]



Privacy Act of 1974; Amendment to System of Records

AGENCY: Office of Government Ethics (OGE).

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


SUMMARY: The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) proposes to modify 
existing routine uses (a.) and (l.) to OGE/GOVT-1, Executive Branch 
Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Reports and Other Name-Retrieved 
Ethics Program Records (OGE/GOVT-1 System of Records). 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 at 68 FR 3098-3109 (January 22, 2003), as 
corrected at 68 FR 24744 (May 8, 2003). An additional routine use was 
added to OGE/GOVT-1 at 76 FR 24489 (May 2, 2011) and modified at 77 FR 
45353 (July 31, 2012).

DATES: This action will be effective without further notice on January 
8, 2014 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 OGE/GOVT-1 
Modified Routine Uses'' in the subject line of the message).
    Fax: 202-482-9237, Attention: Diana Veilleux, Privacy Officer.
    Mail, Hand Delivery/Courier: Office of Government Ethics, Suite 
500, 1201 New York Avenue NW., Washington DC 20005-3917, Attention: 
Diana Veilleux, Privacy Officer.
    All comments received will be posted without change on the OGE Web 
site, including any personal information provided.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diana Veilleux, Privacy Officer, 
Office of Government Ethics, Suite 500, 1201 New York Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20005-3917; Telephone: 202-482-9203; 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. 552a, this document provides public notice that OGE is 
proposing to amend the OGE/GOVT-1 System of Records. The amendments 
will modify routine use (a.) to update the references to provisions in 
the Ethics in Government Act (EIGA), 5 U.S.C. app. 101, regarding 
procedures that must be met by any person before access to the records 
maintained in the system may be granted. Specifically, the amendments 
add a citation to section 402(b)(1) of EIGA, which references the OGE 
Director's authority to establish procedures for providing public 
availability of financial disclosure reports.
    The amendments also modify routine use (l.) to restore the routine 
use to its original language as set forth at 76 FR 24489 (May 2, 2011). 
Routine use (l.) was modified at 77 FR 45353 (July 31, 2012) to 
implement provisions of the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act 
of 2012 (STOCK Act), Public Law 112-105 (April 4, 2012), which required 
posting on agency web .sites all public financial disclosure reports. 
The STOCK Act was subsequently amended by Public Law 113-7 (April 14, 
2013) to limit the posting requirement to public financial disclosure 
reports of officials occupying Executive Level I and II positions, 
making the 2012 amendments to modify routine use (l.) no longer 

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    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 (a.)

    (a.) to disclose the information furnished by the reporting 
official, in accordance with sections 105 and 402(b)(1) of the Ethics 
in Government Act of 1978, 5 U.S.C. app. 101, as amended, to any 
requesting person.

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.

    Approved: December 2, 2013.
Walter M. Shaub, Jr.,
Director, Office of Government Ethics.
[FR Doc. 2013-29342 Filed 12-6-13; 8:45 am]