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  • News: DHS Updates E-Verify Program Privacy Act System Of Records

    [Federal Register Volume 77, Number 153 (Wednesday, August 8, 2012)]
    [Notices]
    [Pages 47419-47424]
    From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
    [FR Doc No: 2012-19204]


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    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

    Office of the Secretary

    [Docket No. DHS-2012-0048]


    Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security U.S.
    Citizenship and Immigration Services -011 E-Verify Program System of
    Records

    AGENCY: Privacy Office, Department of Homeland Security.

    ACTION: Notice of Privacy Act system of records.

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    SUMMARY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of
    Homeland Security proposes to update and reissue a current Department
    of Homeland Security system of records titled ``Department of Homeland
    Security/United States Citizenship and Immigration Services--011 E-
    Verify Program System of Records.'' The United States Citizenship and
    Immigration Services E-Verify Program allows employers to check
    citizenship status and verify employment eligibility of newly hired
    employees. The Department of Homeland Security is updating this Privacy
    Act System of Records Notice for the E-Verify Program in order to
    provide notice that E-Verify is: (1) Updating the ``Category of
    Individuals'' to remove USCIS employees and contractors, which are
    covered under the DHS/ALL-004 General Information Technology Access
    Account Records System SORN, and to remove individuals who have locked
    their Social Security Number (SSN) in E-Verify since this functionality
    is not available; (2) adding the collection of the foreign passport
    country of issuance (COI) from the employers using the recently updated
    Form I-9 and from the United States Visitor and Immigrant Status
    Indicator Technology (US-VISIT) Arrival and Departure Information
    System (ADIS) to the ``Categories of Records;'' (3) moving the list of
    sources of records from ``Category of Records'' to ``Record Source
    Categories,'' removing two decommissioned systems and adding two new
    systems to ``Record Source Categories;'' (4) removing the monitoring
    and compliance ``Category of Records'' because those are now covered by
    the Compliance Tracking and Management System (CTMS) SORN (74 FR
    24022); (5) updating the system location information for the
    Verification Information System (VIS), the underlying technology
    supporting the E-Verify program, from a contractor-owned facility in
    Meriden, CT to a government-owned facility in Stennis, MS; (6)
    incorporating minor changes to the ``Routine Uses'' to improve clarity;
    and (7) adding COI to ``Retrievability'' as a way in which DHS may
    retrieve records in this system of records.
    This updated system is included in the Department of Homeland
    Security's inventory of record systems.

    DATES: Submit comments on or before September 7, 2012. This updated
    system will be effective September 7, 2012.

    ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number DHS-
    2012-0048 by one of the following methods:
    Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
    Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
    Fax: 202-343-4010.
    Mail: Jonathan R. Cantor, Acting Chief Privacy Officer,
    Privacy Office, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name
    and docket number for this rulemaking. All comments received will be
    posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any
    personal information provided.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or
    comments received go to http://www.regulations.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general questions please contact:
    Brian C. Hobbs, (202-443-0114), Privacy Branch Chief, U.S. Citizenship
    and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security, 131 M Street
    NE., Suite 200 Mail Stop 2600, Washington, DC 20529. For privacy issues
    please contact: Jonathan R. Cantor (202-343-1717), Acting Chief Privacy
    Officer, Privacy Office, Department of Homeland Security, Washington,
    DC 20528.

    [[Page 47420]]


    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    I. Background

    In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of
    Homeland Security proposes to update and reissue the Department of
    Homeland Security system of records titled, ``Department of Homeland
    Security/U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations--011 E-Verify Program System
    of Records.'' The USCIS E-Verify Program allows employers to check
    citizenship status and verify employment eligibility of newly hired
    employees.
    DHS is updating this Privacy Act System of Records Notice for the
    E-Verify Program in order to provide notice that E-Verify is: (1)
    Updating the ``Category of Individuals'' to remove USCIS employees and
    contractors, which are covered under the DHS/ALL-004 General
    Information Technology Access Account Records System SORN, and to
    remove individuals who have locked their SSN in E-Verify since this
    functionality is not currently available; (2) adding the collection of
    the foreign passport country of issuance (COI) from the employers using
    the recently updated I-9 Form and from the United States Visitor and
    Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT) Arrival and Departure
    Information System (ADIS) to the ``Categories of Records;'' (3) moving
    the list of sources of records from ``Category of Records'' to ``Record
    Source Categories,'' removing two decommissioned systems and adding two
    new systems to ``Record Source Categories;'' (4) removing the
    monitoring and compliance ``Category of Records'' because those are now
    covered by the Compliance Tracking and Management System (CTMS) SORN
    (74 FR 24022); (5) updating the system location information for the
    Verification Information System (VIS), the underlying technology
    supporting the E-Verify program, from a contractor-owned facility in
    Meriden, CT to a government-owned facility in Stennis, MS; (6)
    incorporating minor changes to the ``Routine Uses'' to improve clarity;
    and (7) adding COI to ``Retrievability'' as a way in which DHS may
    retrieve records in this system of records.
    DHS is updating the ``Category of Individuals'' to remove USCIS
    employees and contractors. These individuals are covered under the DHS/
    ALL-004 General Information Technology Access Account Records System
    SORN. Additionally DHS is updating the ``Category of Individuals'' to
    remove individuals who have locked their SSN in E-Verify. Functionality
    that enables individuals to lock their SSNs is not available in E-
    Verify.
    As described in more detail in the DHS/USCIS/PIA-030(d), E-Verify
    currently uses the I-94 number, which is generally issued to aliens at
    the time they lawfully enter the United States, as a primary identifier
    to determine employment eligibility for non-immigrants. U.S. Customs
    and Border Protection (CBP) is in the process of automating the I-94
    system to increase efficiency and streamline the admission process for
    travelers to the United States. However, since E-Verify depends on the
    integrity of the I-94 number and the CBP's automation efforts are still
    underway, USCIS is updating it process for E-Verify by using a foreign
    passport number and COI as a primary identifier. A stand-alone passport
    number does not result in a unique primary identifier because multiple
    countries could issue the same passport number. Employers will enter
    the foreign passport number and COI. E-Verify will verify this data
    against ADIS.
    In order to provide greater clarity in this SORN, USCIS has removed
    the sources of records that were described in the ``Category of
    Records'' and moved them to ``Source Record Categories.'' In addition
    to moving the list of source records, DHS has removed two sources, ISRS
    and RNACS, and added one new source of records, Customer Profile
    Management System (CPMS) for biometric information on individuals
    issued a Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551).
    DHS removed the monitoring and compliance ``Category of Records''
    because those are now covered by the Compliance Tracking and Management
    System (CTMS) SORN (74 FR 24022).
    DHS is also providing public notice of the relocation of the VIS
    system. In alignment with OMB's Federal Data Center Consolidation
    Initiative, the DHS Office of the Chief Information Officer is
    consolidating 43 of the Department's legacy data centers into two
    Enterprise Data Centers (EDCs), known as Data Center (DC) 1 and DC2.
    The consolidation of numerous Component systems at our EDCs enables
    more effective collection and use of business information across the
    enterprise. VIS was originally stored in a contractor owned facility in
    Meriden, CT. Since the publication of the original SORN, the system has
    moved to the DHS-owned facility, DC1.
    DHS is updating the routine uses to add additional clarity
    concerning the uses of data. These updates do not create any new
    sharing uses of data. The routine uses are being updated to add general
    language ensuring that ``[a]ny disclosure of information must be made
    consistent with the official duties of the person making the
    disclosure.'' Routine uses A, B, and D are being reworded to provide
    greater clarity and make non-substantive grammatical changes. Routine
    use C is being updated to change ``other federal government agencies''
    to ``General Services Administration'' to better reflect the statutory
    authorities and the fact that records will be shared with the National
    Archives and Records Administration (NARA) where NARA maintains the
    records as permanent records.
    DHS is updating ``Retreivability'' to include COI as a way in which
    DHS may retrieve records in this system of records.

    II. Privacy Act

    The Privacy Act embodies fair information practice principles in a
    statutory framework governing the means by which the federal government
    agencies collect, maintain, use, and disseminate individuals' records.
    The Privacy Act applies to information that is maintained in a ``system
    of records.'' A ``system of records'' is a group of any records under
    the control of an agency for which information is retrieved by the name
    of an individual or by some identifying number, symbol, or other
    identifying particular assigned to the individual. In the Privacy Act,
    an individual is defined to encompass U.S. citizens and lawful
    permanent residents. As a matter of policy, the Department of Homeland
    Security extends administrative Privacy Act protections to all
    individuals where systems of records maintain information on U.S.
    citizens, lawful permanent residents, and visitors.
    Below is the description of the DHS/U.S. Citizenship and
    Immigration Services--011, E-Verify Program System of Records.
    In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552a(r), DHS has provided a report of
    this system of records to the Office of Management and Budget and to
    Congress.
    System of Records
    Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/U.S. Citizenship and
    Immigration Services (USCIS)--011

    System name:
    DHS/U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services--011--E-Verify
    Program

    Security classification:
    Unclassified, for official use only.

    System location:
    Records are maintained at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
    Services

    [[Page 47421]]

    (USCIS) Headquarters in Washington, DC and field offices; and at the
    DHS Stennis Data Center (DC1).

    Categories of Undividuals Covered by the System:
    Categories of individuals covered by the E-Verify program include:
    employees, both U.S. Citizens and non-U.S. Citizens, whose employers
    have submitted to E-Verify their identification information; employers
    who enroll in E-Verify; designated agents who enroll in E-Verify;
    individuals employed or retained by employers or designated agents who
    have accounts to use E-Verify; individuals who contact E-Verify with
    information on the use of E-Verify; and individuals who provide their
    names and contact information to E-Verify for notification or contact
    purposes.

    Categories of Records in the System:
    A. Information about the employee to be verified:
    Name (last, first, middle initial, maiden)
    Date of Birth
    Social Security Number
    Date of Hire
    Information related to the expiration of the three day
    hire
    Awaiting SSN
    [cir] Technical Problems
    [cir] Audit Revealed New Hire Was Not Run
    [cir] Federal Contractor With E-Verify Clause Verifying Existing
    Employees
    [cir] Other
    Claimed Citizenship Status
    Acceptable Form I-9 document type
    Expiration Date of Acceptable Form I-9 Document
    State or jurisdiction of issuance of identity document
    when that document is a driver's license, driver's permit, or state-
    issued identification (ID) card
    Passport Number and Country of Issuance
    Driver's license number, driver's permit number, or state-
    issued ID number if issued by a state or jurisdiction participating in
    the Records and Information from Departments of Motor Vehicles for E-
    Verify (RIDE) program and where an Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) exists
    between the state or jurisdiction and DHS USCIS to verify the
    information about the document
    Receipt Number
    Visa Number
    A-Number
    I-94 Number
    Employment Authorization Document (Form I-766) Number
    Permanent Residence Card (Form I-551) Number Photographs,
    if required by secondary verification
    B. Disposition data from the employer. The following codes are
    entered by the employer based on what the employer does as a result of
    the employment verification information:
    The employee continues to work for the employer after
    receiving and Employment Authorized result: Employer selects this
    option based on receiving an Employment Authorized response from E-
    Verify;
    The employee continues to work for the employer after
    receiving a Final Non-confirmation (FNC) result: Employer selects this
    option based on the employee getting an FNC despite the employee
    contesting the Tentative Non-confirmation (TNC) and the employer
    retains the employee;
    The employee continues to work for the employer after
    receiving a No Show result: Employer selects this option based on the
    employee getting a TNC but the employee did not try to resolve the
    issue with SSA or DHS and the employer retains the employee;
    The employee continues to work for the employer after
    choosing not to contest a TNC: Employer selects this option when the
    employee does not contest the TNC but the employer retains the
    employee;
    The employee was terminated by the employer for receiving
    a FNC result: Employer selects this option when employee receives FNC
    and is terminated;
    The employee was terminated by the employer for receiving
    a No Show result: Employer selects this option when employee did not
    take an action to resolve and is terminated;
    The employee was terminated by the employer for choosing
    not to contest a TNC: Employer selects this option when employee does
    not contest the TNC and is terminated;
    The employee voluntarily quit working for the employer:
    Employer selects this option when employee voluntarily quits job
    without regard to E-Verify;
    The employee was terminated by the employer for reasons
    other than E-Verify: Employer selects this option when employee is
    terminated for reasons other than E-Verify;
    The case is invalid because another case with the same
    data already exists: Employer selects this option when the employer ran
    an invalid query because the information had already been submitted;
    The case is invalid because the data entered is incorrect:
    Employer selects this option when the employer ran an invalid query
    because the information was incorrect.
    C. Information about the Employer or Designated Agent:
    Company Name
    Street Address
    Employer Identification Number
    North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code
    Number of Employees
    Number of Sites
    Parent Company or Corporate Company
    Name of Company Point of Contact
    Phone Number
    Fax Number
    Email Address
    D. Information about the Individual Employer User of E-Verify:
    (e.g., Human Resource employee conducting E-Verify queries):
    Last Name
    First Name
    Middle Initial
    Phone Number
    Fax Number
    Email Address
    User ID
    E. Employment Eligibility Information created by E-Verify:
    Case Verification Number
    VIS Response
    [cir] Employment Authorized
    [cir] SSA TNC
    [cir] DHS TNC
    [cir] SSA Case in Continuance (In rare cases SSA needs more than 10
    federal government workdays to confirm employment eligibility)
    [cir] DHS Case in Continuance (In rare cases DHS needs more than 10
    federal government workdays to confirm employment eligibility)
    [cir] SSA FNC
    [cir] DHS Verification in Process
    [cir] DHS Employment Unauthorized
    [cir] DHS No Show
    [cir] DHS FNC
    F. Information from state Motor Vehicle Agencies (MVAs) used to
    verify of the information from a driver's license, permit, or state
    issued ID card if the state has established a MOA with DHS USCIS to
    allow verification of this information. The categories of records from
    MVAs may include:
    Last Name
    [cir] First Name
    [cir] State or Jurisdiction of Issuance
    [cir] Document Type
    [cir] Document Number
    [cir] Date of Birth
    [cir] Status Text
    [cir] Status Description Text
    [cir] Expiration Date
    G. Information from federal databases used to verify employment
    eligibility may contain some or all of the following information about
    the individual being verified:
    [cir] Last Name

    [[Page 47422]]

    [cir] First Name
    [cir] Middle Name
    [cir] Maiden Name
    [cir] Date of Birth
    [cir] Age
    [cir] Country of Birth
    [cir] Country of Citizenship
    [cir] Alien Number
    [cir] Social Security Number
    [cir] Citizenship Number
    [cir] Receipt Number
    [cir] Address
    [cir] Previous Address
    [cir] Phone Number
    [cir] Nationality
    [cir] Gender
    [cir] Photograph
    [cir] Date Entered United States
    [cir] Class of Admission
    [cir] File Control Office Code
    [cir] Form I-94 Number
    [cir] Provision of Law Cited for Employment Authorization
    [cir] Office Code Where the Authorization Was Granted
    [cir] Date Employment Authorization Decision Issued
    [cir] Date Employment Authorization Begins
    [cir] Date Employment Authorization Expires
    [cir] Date Employment Authorization Denied
    [cir] Confirmation of Employment Eligibility
    [cir] TNC of Employment Eligibility and Justification
    [cir] FNC of Employment Eligibility
    [cir] Status of Department of Justice Executive Office Immigration
    Review System (EOIR) Information, if in Proceedings
    [cir] Date Alien's Status Changed
    [cir] Class of Admission Code
    [cir] Date Admitted Until
    [cir] Port of Entry
    [cir] Departure Date
    [cir] Visa Number
    [cir] Passport Number
    [cir] Passport Information including COI
    [cir] Passport Card Number
    [cir] Form Number, for example Form I-551 (Lawful Permanent
    Resident card) or Form I-766 (Employment Authorization Document);
    [cir] Expiration Date
    [cir] Employment Authorization Card Information
    [cir] Lawful Permanent Resident Card Information
    [cir] Petitioner Internal Revenue Service Number
    [cir] Class of Admission
    [cir] Valid To Date
    [cir] Student Status
    [cir] Visa Code
    [cir] Status Code
    [cir] Status Change Date
    [cir] Port of Entry Code
    [cir] Non-Citizen Entry Date
    [cir] Program End Date
    [cir] Naturalization Certificate Number
    [cir] Naturalization Date and Place
    [cir] Naturalization Information and Certificate
    [cir] Naturalization Verification (Citizenship Certificate
    Identification ID)
    [cir] Naturalization Verification (Citizenship Naturalization Date/
    Time)
    [cir] Immigration Status (Immigration Status Code)
    [cir] Federal Bureau of Investigation Number
    [cir] Admission Number
    [cir] Petitioner Firm Name
    [cir] Petitioner Tax Number
    [cir] Date of Admission
    [cir] Marital Status
    [cir] Marriage Date and Place
    [cir] Marriage Information and Certificate
    [cir] Visa Control Number
    [cir] Visa Foil Number
    [cir] Class of Admission
    [cir] Federal Bureau of Investigation Number
    [cir] Case History
    [cir] Alerts
    [cir] Case Summary Comments
    [cir] Case Category
    [cir] Date of Encounter
    [cir] Encounter Information
    [cir] Case Actions & Decisions
    [cir] Bonds
    [cir] Current Status
    [cir] Asylum Applicant Receipt Date
    [cir] Airline and Flight Number
    [cir] Country of Residence
    [cir] City Where Boarded
    [cir] City Where Visa was Issued
    [cir] Date Visa Issued
    [cir] Address While in United States
    [cir] File Number
    [cir] File Location

    Authority for Maintenance of the System:
    Authority for having a system for verification of employment
    eligibility is found in The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant
    Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRIRA), Public Law 104-208 (1996).

    Purpose(s):
    This system provides employment authorization information to
    employers participating in E-Verify. It may also be used to support
    monitoring and compliance activities for obtaining information in order
    to prevent the commission of fraud, discrimination, or other misuse or
    abuse of the E-Verify system, including violation of privacy laws or
    other illegal activity related to misuse of E-Verify, including:
    Investigating duplicate registrations by employers;
    Inappropriate registration by individuals posing as
    employers;
    Verifications that are not performed within the required
    time limits; and
    Cases referred by and between E-Verify and the Department
    of Justice Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair
    Employment Practices, or other law enforcement entities.
    Additionally, the information in E-Verify may be used for program
    management and analysis, program outreach, customer service and
    preventing or deterring further use of stolen identities in E-Verify.

    Routine Uses of Records Maintained in the System, Including Categories
    of Users and the Purposes of Such Uses:
    In addition to those disclosures generally permitted under 5 U.S.C.
    552a(b) of the Privacy Act, all or a portion of the records or
    information contained in this system may be disclosed outside the
    Department of Homeland Security as a routine use pursuant to 5 U.S.C.
    552a(b)(3). Any disclosure of information must be made consistent with
    the official duties of the person making the disclosure. The routine
    uses are as follows:
    A. To the Department of Justice (DOJ), including U.S. Attorney
    Offices, or other federal agency conducting litigation or in
    proceedings before any court, adjudicative or administrative body, when
    it is relevant or necessary to the litigation and one of the following
    is a party to the litigation or has an interest in such litigation:
    1. DHS or any component thereof;
    2. any employee of DHS in his/her official capacity;
    3. any employee of DHS in his/her individual capacity where DOJ or
    DHS has agreed to represent the employee; or
    4. the U.S. or any agency thereof.
    B. To a congressional office from the record of an individual in
    response to a written inquiry from that congressional office made
    pursuant to a Privacy Act waiver from the individual to whom the record
    pertains.
    C. To the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) or
    General Services Administration pursuant to records management
    inspections being conducted under the authority of 44 U.S.C. 2904 and
    2906.
    D. To an agency or organization for the purpose of performing audit
    or oversight operations as authorized by law, but only such information
    as is necessary and relevant to such audit or oversight function.
    E. To appropriate agencies, entities, and persons when:
    1. DHS suspects or has confirmed that the security or
    confidentiality of

    [[Page 47423]]

    information in the system of records has been compromised;
    2. DHS has determined that as a result of the suspected or
    confirmed compromise there is a risk of harm to economic or property
    interests, identity theft or fraud, or harm to the security or
    integrity of this system or other systems or programs (whether
    maintained by DHS or another agency or entity) or harm to the
    individual that rely upon the compromised information; and
    3. The disclosure made to such agencies, entities, and persons is
    reasonably necessary to assist in connection with DHS's efforts to
    respond to the suspected or confirmed compromise and prevent, minimize,
    or remedy such harm.
    F. To contractors and their agents, grantees, experts, consultants,
    and others performing or working on a contract, service, grant,
    cooperative agreement, or other assignment for DHS, when necessary to
    accomplish an agency function related to this system of records.
    Individuals provided information under this routine use are subject to
    the same Privacy Act requirements and limitations on disclosure as are
    applicable to DHS officers and employees.
    G. To an appropriate federal, state, tribal, local, international,
    or foreign law enforcement agency or other appropriate authority
    charged with investigating or prosecuting a violation or enforcing or
    implementing a law, rule, regulation, or order, where a record, either
    on its face or in conjunction with other information, indicates a
    violation or potential violation of law, which includes criminal,
    civil, or regulatory violations and such disclosure is proper and
    consistent with the official duties of the person making the
    disclosure.
    H. To employers participating in the E-Verify Program in order to
    verify the employment eligibility of their employees working in the
    United States.
    I. To the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators
    Network and participating MVAs for the purpose of validating
    information for a driver's license, permit, or identification card
    issued by the Motor Vehicle Agency of states or jurisdictions who have
    signed a Memorandum of Agreement with DHS under the Records and
    Information from Departments of Motor Vehicles for E-Verify (RIDE)
    program.
    J. To the DOJ, Civil Rights Division, for the purpose of responding
    to matters within the DOJ's jurisdiction of the E-Verify Program,
    especially with respect to discrimination.
    K. To the news media and the public, with the approval of the Chief
    Privacy Officer in consultation with counsel, when there exists a
    legitimate public interest in the disclosure of the information or when
    disclosure is necessary to preserve confidence in the integrity of DHS
    or is necessary to demonstrate the accountability of DHS's officers,
    employees, or individuals covered by the system, except to the extent
    it is determined that release of the specific information in the
    context of a particular case would constitute an unwarranted invasion
    of personal privacy.

    Disclosure to Consumer Reporting Agencies:
    None.

    Policies and Practices for Storing, Retrieving, Accessing, Retaining,
    and Disposing of Records in the System:
    Storage:
    Records in this system are stored electronically or on paper in
    secure facilities in a locked drawer behind a locked door. The records
    are stored on magnetic disc, tape, digital media, and CD-ROM.

    Retrievability:
    Records may be retrieved by name, verification case number, Alien
    Number, I-94 Number, Receipt Number, Passport (U.S. or Foreign) Number
    and Country of Issuance (COI), Driver's License, Permit, or State-
    Issued Identification Card Number, or SSN of the employee, employee
    user, or by the submitting company name.

    Safeguards:
    Records in this system are safeguarded in accordance with
    applicable rules and policies, including all applicable DHS automated
    systems security and access policies. Strict controls have been imposed
    to minimize the risk of compromising the information that is being
    stored. Access to the computer system containing the records in this
    system is limited to those individuals who have a need to know the
    information for the performance of their official duties and who have
    appropriate clearances or permissions.

    Retention and Disposal:
    The retention and disposal schedule, N1-566-08-7 has been approved
    by the National Archives and Records Administration. Records collected
    in the process of enrolling in E-Verify and in verifying employment
    eligibility are stored and retained in E-Verify for ten (10) years,
    from the date of the completion of the last transaction unless the
    records are part of an on-going investigation in which case they may be
    retained until completion of the investigation. This period is based on
    the statute of limitations for most types of misuse or fraud possible
    using E-Verify (under 18 U.S.C. 3291, the statute of limitations for
    false statements or misuse regarding passports, citizenship, or
    naturalization documents).

    System Manager and Address:
    Chief, Verification Division, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
    Services (USCIS), Washington, DC 20528.

    Notification Procedure:
    Individuals seeking notification of and access to any record
    contained in this system of records, or seeking to contest its content,
    may submit a request in writing to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
    Services (USCIS), Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer, whose
    contact information can be found at http://www.dhs.gov/foia under
    ``contacts.'' If an individual believes more than one component
    maintains Privacy Act records concerning him or her the individual may
    submit the request to the Chief Privacy Officer and Chief Freedom of
    Information Act Officer, Department of Homeland Security, 245 Murray
    Drive SW., Building 410, STOP-0655, Washington, DC 20528.
    When seeking records about yourself from this system of records or
    any other Departmental system of records your request must conform with
    the Privacy Act regulations set forth in 6 CFR part 5. You must first
    verify your identity, meaning that you must provide your full name,
    current address and date and place of birth. You must sign your
    request, and your signature must either be notarized or submitted under
    28 U.S.C. 1746, a law that permits statements to be made under penalty
    of perjury as a substitute for notarization. While no specific form is
    required, you may obtain forms for this purpose from the Chief Privacy
    Officer and Chief Freedom of Information Act Officer, http://www.dhs.gov or 1-866-431-0486. In addition you should:
    Explain why you believe the Department would have
    information on you;
    Identify which component(s) of the Department you believe
    may have the information about you;
    Specify when you believe the records would have been
    created;
    Provide any other information that will help the FOIA
    staff determine which DHS component agency may have responsive records;
    and
    If your request is seeking records pertaining to another living
    individual, you must include a statement from that individual
    certifying his/her agreement for you to access his/her records.

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    Without the above information the component(s) may not be able to
    conduct an effective search, and your request may be denied due to lack
    of specificity or lack of compliance with applicable regulations.

    Record access procedures:
    See ``Notification procedure'' above.

    Contesting Record Procedures:
    See ``Notification procedure'' above.

    Record Source Categories:
    Records are obtained from several sources including:
    (A) Information collected from employers about their employees
    relating to employment eligibility verification;
    (B) Information collected from E-Verify users used to provide
    account access and monitoring;
    (C) Information collected from Federal and state databases listed
    below:
    Social Security Administration Numident System
    CBP Nonimmigrant Information System (NIIS) and Border
    Crossing Information (BCI)
    ICE Student and Exchange Visitor Identification System
    (SEVIS)
    ICE ENFORCE Integrated Database (EID) Enforcement Alien
    Removal Module (EARM) Alien Number
    USCIS Aliens Change of Address System (AR-11)
    USCIS Central Index System (CIS)
    USCIS Customer Profile Management System (CPMS)
    USCIS Computer-Linked Application Information Management
    System Version 3 (CLAIMS 3)
    USCIS Computer-Linked Application Information Management
    System Version 4 (CLAIMS 4)
    USCIS Citizenship and Immigration Services Centralized
    Operational Repository (CISCOR)
    USCIS National File Tracking System (NFTS)
    USCIS Microfilm Digitization Application System (MiDAS)
    USCIS Marriage Fraud Amendment System (MFAS)
    USCIS Enterprise Document Management System (EDMS)
    USCIS Refugees, Asylum, and Parole System (RAPS)
    US-VISIT Arrival Departure Information System (ADIS)
    Department of State Consular Consolidated Database (CCD)
    Department of Justice Executive Office Immigration Review
    System (EOIR) State Motor Vehicle Administrations, if participating in
    the E-Verify RIDE initiative.
    (D) Information created by E-Verify.

    Exemptions Claimed for the System:
    None.

    Dated: July 27, 2012.
    Mary Ellen Callahan,
    Chief Privacy Officer, Department of Homeland Security.
    [FR Doc. 2012-19204 Filed 8-7-12; 8:45 am]
    BILLING CODE 9111-97-P
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