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Investigations Tracking System (ITS)

The Office of Security and Hazardous Materials Safety (ASH) processes background investigations under the authority of 5 Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.) 731.104(a), which requires that government employees and contractors undergo a background investigation to establish their suitability for federal employment. Additionally, in section 347 of the 1996 DOT Appropriations Act [codified at 49 United States Code (U.S.C.) § 40122(g)], Congress directed the FAA to develop and implement a new personnel management system that addresses the unique demands on the agency's workforce. 49 U.S.C. § 106(f)(2), provides that the FAA is the final authority for carrying out all functions, powers, and duties of the agency relating to the appointment and employment of all officers and employees of the FAA (other than Presidential and political appointees). Pursuant to the FAA’s appointment and employment authority, the FAA requires individuals seeking FAA employment to undergo an investigation to establish suitability/fitness for employment. Additionally, ASH is authorized under 49 U.S.C. § 40113, to perform the investigative, operational, regulatory, and/or administrative assignments.

The FAA is publishing this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) for the Investigations Tracking System (ITS) in accordance with Section 208 of the E-Government Act of 2002 because the system collects and processes personally identifiable information (PII) from members of the public, including pilots, aircraft owners, mechanics, job applicants, and non-employees needing access to FAA facilities, including those that have applied for employment with the FAA, applied for access to FAA facilities/resources/information, or have been the subject of a complaint or investigation.

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Last updated: Thursday, October 12, 2023