Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 06041363 (posted Apr. 13, 2006)"
[Federal Register: April 13, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 71)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Office of the Secretary
Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records
AGENCY: Privacy Office, Department of Homeland Security.
ACTION: Notice of removal of two Privacy Act systems of records.
SUMMARY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of
Homeland Security is giving notice that it proposes to remove two
systems of records from its inventory of record systems because they
have become obsolete.
DATES: Effective Date: April 13, 2006.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maureen Cooney, Acting Chief Privacy
Officer, Department of Homeland Security, 601 S. 12th Street,
Arlington, VA 22202, by telephone (571) 227-3813 or facsimile (571)
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy
Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a, and as part of its ongoing integration and
management efforts, the Department of Homeland Security is removing two
obsolete systems of records from its inventory of record systems.
The first one is currently being maintained by United States
Citizenship and Immigration Services and was formerly maintained by the
Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). This legacy record system
is entitled ``Designated Entity Information Management System
(DEIMS),'' last published in the Federal Register as ``JUSTICE/INS-
021,'' (62 FR 39256), when the INS was still a part of the United
States Department of Justice. The system became part of the DHS
inventory of record systems upon creation of DHS and the merger with
This system was originally established in order to maintain records
concerning individuals who applied for and received certification from
INS to serve as designated fingerprint service providers. The record
system is no longer needed, however, because the INS--and now DHS--no
longer uses the services of designated fingerprint service providers.
Instead, aliens applying for immigration benefits must have their
fingerprints taken by DHS, by state and local law enforcement agencies,
by consular offices of the Department of State, or by Department of
Defense offices authorized to perform fingerprinting services.
Therefore, JUSTICE/INS-021, the ``Designated Entity Information
Management System (DEIMS)'' is obsolete and the Department of Homeland
Security is removing this system from its inventory of Privacy Act
For similar reasons, DHS proposes to remove another legacy system
of records that is now being maintained by the Bureau of Immigration
and Customs Enforcement, but which was formerly maintained by INS when
it was part of the Department of Justice. This legacy record system is
entitled ``Job Exchange System (JOBX).'' and it was last published as
JUSTICE/INS-009 in the Federal Register on September 7, 2001 (66 FR
46815. JOBX was originally established in order to enable INS employees
meeting specific criteria to trade like positions with other INS
employees upon supervisor approval. The record system has become
obsolete, however, as DHS no longer authorizes job swapping among
employees. Therefore, the Department of Homeland Security is also
removing JUSTICE/INS-009 from its inventory of Privacy Act systems.
Eliminating these two systems will have no adverse impacts on
individuals, but will promote the overall streamlining and management
of DHS Privacy Act record systems.
Dated: April 4, 2006.
Acting Chief Privacy Officer.
[FR Doc. E6-5350 Filed 4-12-06; 8:45 am]
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