USPS 500.000
System Name:
Property Management Records.

System Location

All USPS facilities.

Categories of Individuals Covered by the System

  1. Individuals who are granted regular access to USPS facilities through the issuance of a building access badge, or who are assigned accountable property.
  2. Individuals with authorized access to USPS computers and information resources, including USPS employees, contractors, and other individuals.
  3. Individuals who are members of carpools with USPS employees or otherwise regularly use USPS parking facilities.

Categories of Records in the System

  1. Building access information: Records related to issuance of building access badges, including name, Social Security Number, Employee Identification Number, date of birth, photograph, postal assignment information, work contact information, finance number(s), duty location, and pay location.
  2. Property issuance information: Records related to issuance of accountable USPS property, equipment, and controlled documents, including name, Social Security Number, equipment description, equipment serial numbers, and issuance date.
  3. Computer access authorization information: Records related to computer users, including logon ID, Social Security Number, Employee Identification Number, or other assigned identifier, employment status information or contractor status information, and extent of access granted.
  4. Identity verification information: Question, answer, and email address.
  5. Carpool and parking information: Records related to membership in carpools with USPS employees or about individuals who otherwise regularly use USPS parking facilities, including name, space number, principal’s and others’ license numbers, home address, and contact information.

Authority for Maintenance of the System

39 U.S.C. 401.

Purpose(s)

  1. To ensure personal and building safety and security by controlling access to USPS facilities.
  2. To ensure accountability for property issued to persons.
  3. To assign computer logon IDs; to identify USPS computer users to resolve their computer access problems by telephone; and to monitor and audit the use of USPS information resources as necessary to ensure compliance with USPS regulations.
  4. To authenticate user identity for the prupose of accessing USPS information systems.
  5. To provide parking and carpooling services to individuals who use USPS parking facilities.

Routine Uses of Records Maintained in the System, Including Categories of Users and the Purposes of Such Uses

Standard routine uses 1. through 9. apply.

Policies and Practices for Storing, Retrieving, Accessing, Retaining, and Disposing of Records in the System

Storage

Automated database, computer storage media, and paper.

Retrievability
  1. Records about building access and issuance of accountable property are retrieved by name, Social Security Number, or Employee Identification Number.
  2. Records about authorized access to computer and information resources are retrieved by name, logon ID, Employee Identification Number, or other unique identifier of the individual.
  3. Records of carpools and parking facilities are retrieved by name, ZIP Code, space number, or parking license number.
Safeguards

Paper records, computers, and computer storage media are located in controlled-access areas under supervision of program personnel. Access to these areas is limited to authorized personnel, who must be identified with a badge. Access to records is limited to individuals whose official duties require such access. Contractors and licensees are subject to contract controls and unannounced on-site audits and inspections. Computers are protected by mechanical locks, card key systems, or other physical access control methods. The use of computer systems is regulated with installed security software, computer logon identifications, and operating system controls including access controls, terminal and transaction logging, and file management software.

Retention and Disposal
  1. Building access and accountable property records are retained until termination of access or accountability.
  2. Records of computer access privileges are retained 1 year after all authorizations are cancelled.
  3. Records of carpool membership and use of USPS parking facilities are retained 6 years.

Records existing on paper are destroyed by burning, pulping, or shredding. Records existing on computer storage media are destroyed according to the applicable USPS media sanitization practice.

System Manager(s) and Address

For records of accountable property, carpool membership, and use of USPS parking facilities: Vice President, Facilities, United States Postal Service, 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20260.

For records of building access and Postal Inspector computer access authorizations: Chief Postal Inspector, Inspection Service, United States Postal Service, 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20260.

For other records of computer access authorizations: Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President, United States Postal Service, 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20260.

Notification Procedure

Inquiries for records about building access, accountable property, carpool membership, and use of USPS parking facilities must be addressed to the facility head. Inquiries about computer access authorization records must be directed to the Manager, Corporate Information Security, 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Suite 2141, Washington, DC 20260. For Inspection Service computer access records, inquiries must be submitted to the Inspector in Charge, Information Technology Division, 2111 Wilson Blvd., Suite 500, Arlington, VA 22201. Inquiries must include full name, Social Security Number or Employee Identification Number, and period of employment or residency at the location.

Record Access Procedures

Requests for access must be made in accordance with the Notification Procedure above and USPS Privacy Act regulations regarding access to records and verification of identity under 39 CFR 266.6.

Contesting Record Procedures

See Notification Procedure and Record Access Procedures above.

Record Source Categories

Employees; contractors; subject individuals; and other systems of records.