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System Of Records Notices (SORN)

Systems of records under the Privacy Act, is a group of records from which information is retrieved by the name of an individual, or by any number, symbol, or other unique identifier assigned to that individual.

A SORN ensures that privacy considerations have been addressed in implementing the system.

The Privacy Act requires federal agencies to publish a notice in the Federal Register for each system of records that an agency maintains.

System of Records Notices:

  • Are transparency documents
  • Advise the public of the existence and authorities of a particular system of records
  • Provide notice of the type of information and any inter-agency sharing
  • Convey the safeguards applied to the records and how individuals can request information about themselves

List of DFAS SORNs