Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (Privacy Act), the Department of Education (Department) publishes this notice of a modified system of records entitled ``Complaint Files and Log'' (18-08-01). The system contains information on individuals or groups of individuals who have made civil rights complaints to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR). The information maintained in the system will consist of one or more of the following: Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of complainants, complaint allegations, and results of investigations; correspondence related to the complaint; investigator and attorney memoranda; interview notes or transcriptions and witness statements; documents gathered during an investigation and charts, prepared exhibits, or other analytical materials prepared by OCR staff or by consultants retained by OCR. The information that will form the modified system of records will be collected through complaint investigation files. The information will be used to fulfill the requirement outlined in Federal law.