The Privacy Act of 1974: An Assessment. APPENDIX 4 TO The Report of The Privacy Protection Study Commission.. Civil Service Commission (CSC)


The Civil Service Commission has chosen a decentralized approach to administering the Privacy Act. While the CSC retains final authority over denials of requests for access to, and amendment of, records, responsibility for day-to-day oversight has been successively delegated down to the system-manager level. One-day seminars on the Act have been held for CSC bureau and regional directors and system managers throughout the country, and a manual has been prepared on satisfying the Act's requirements within the CSC. Each CSC employee has also received a letter outlining the Act's scope and effect.