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PIA: Office of the Secretary, Personnel Security Enterprise System (PSES)

The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Office of Security, Personnel Security Division (M40), is responsible for conducting and managing background investigations mandated by Executive Order (E.O.) 12968 as amended, “Access to Classified Information,” for all federal and contract employees to obtain a badge, credential, or a national security clearance. In support of this function, DOT procured and operates the Personnel Security Enterprise System (PSES), which automates the personnel security functions through a suite of integrated workflow and case management modules. This Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) was conducted because PSES collects and maintains personally identifiable information (PII) on individuals employed by, or seeking employment with, DOT.

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