Laws & Guidance GENERAL
Privacy Act

Dianne Novick
(202) 401-8524

The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) can assist the public in verifying the accuracy of, and correcting if necessary, personal data in Department of Education (ED) systems of records. A system of records contains information that can be retrieved using a personal identifier (name, Social Security number, etc.). The collection and use of this information is governed by the Privacy Act.

The majority of ED's systems of records are related to financial aid, but there are other systems of records as well.

Department of Education Privacy Act Issuances

All Department Issuances are available on-line, sorted by date, at

  • Department of Education Privacy Act Issuances (November 2007)
    download files MS Word (2.6M)

  • Final Rule: OIG/Hotline Complaint File, June 9, 1999
    download files Text (7 KB) and download files PDF (15 KB)


  • Privacy Act
  • Privacy Act Issuances: The Government Printing Office offers online access to a database containing descriptions of federal agency systems of records maintained on individuals and rules agencies follow to assist individuals who request information about their records.

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Last Modified: 04/22/2008