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Privacy Act Statement

Authority: The Federal Communications Commission is authorized to collect and maintain this information pursuant to the authority contained in 5 U.S.C. Chapter 57; 31 U.S.C. §§ 525, 3302(e); 44 U.S.C. §§ 3101, 3102, 3309; Debt Collection Act of 1982 (Pub. L. No. 97-365), as amended by Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 (Pub. L. No. 104-134); Section 639 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2005 (Pub. L. No. 108-447); Federal Financial Management Improvement Act of 1996 (Pub. L. No. 104-208); Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990 (Pub. L. No. 101-576); Federal Managers Financial Integrity Act of 1982 (Pub. L. No. 97-255); Executive Order 9397; Budget and Accounting Procedures Act of 1950 (Pub. L. No. 81-784); Section 5301 of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988 (Pub. L. No. 100-690), as amended by Section 1002(d) of the Crime Control Act of 1990 (Pub. L. No. 100-647); and 47 U.S.C. Sections 154(i) and (j).

Purpose: This system collects and maintains records contained in the information systems, subsystems, databases, and paper document files of the Financial Operations organization (FO) within the FCC’s Office of Managing Director (OMD). Collecting and maintaining this information allows staff access to documents necessary for maintaining identity, regulatory, and financial information regarding individuals and entities doing business with the Commission, as well as information regarding the Commission’s financial and budgetary operations, programs, functions, and transactions.

This system maintains the FCC’s Registration Number (FRN) system, the Commission-wide method for identifying and interacting with those individuals who have registered to do business with the FCC under 31 U.S.C. 7701(c)(2) and who incur application and/or regulatory fee obligations. An FRN collaterally allows that monies paid are properly matched with debts and obligations.

Routine Uses: In addition to those disclosures generally permitted under 5 U.S.C. 552a(b) of the Privacy Act, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(3), these records (or information contained therein) may be disclosed outside the FCC as a routine use under circumstances which include: to the public, specifically FRNs and nonsensitive related information or when there is a match to the Department of Justice (DOJ) drug debarment list; to registrants themselves to access nonpublic information; to the Department of Treasury pay.gov system and to the multiagency Do Not Pay system; to the Department of Health and Human Services in relation to welfare reform and child support collection requirements; to the National Finance Center for requirements related to payroll processing; to courts or DOJ when relevant and necessary to litigation or adjudication to which the United States is a party; to other Federal, State or local authorities where there is an indication of a violation or potential violation of law; to Congressional offices at the written request of the individual to whom the information pertains; to officials of labor organizations recognized under 5 U.S.C. Chapter 71 upon receipt of a formal request; to federal, state, or local agencies for employment clearance processing; for government-wide program management and oversight; in case of compromise of the security or confidentiality of the PII, for a breach notification; to non-federal personnel, including contractors, who need to have access to the records in order to perform contracted services for the FCC.

A complete list of the routine uses can be found in the system of records notice associated with this collection, FCC/OMD-25, Financial Operations Information Systems (FOIS), posted at https://www.fcc.gov/managing-director/privacy-transparency/privacy-act-information.

Disclosure: Providing the requested data is voluntary. However, registration in CORES, and the subsequent acquisition of an FRN, is required to conduct business with the FCC. See 47 CFR 1.8001-1.8004.

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