The Privacy Act of 1974: An Assessment. APPENDIX 4 TO The Report of The Privacy Protection Study Commission.. Department of Labor (DOL )


t the Department of Labor, the task of supervising Privacy Act implementation and compliance has been assigned to the Office of the Solicitor (General Counsel). Each subunit within the department has its own procedures manual with chapters on the Freedom of Information Act, as well as the Privacy Act. The Department's personnel records manual also includes detailed compliance guidelines. The Solicitor's Office has set up a coordinating committee in which all management units are represented and which meets approximately once a month. The Solicitor's Office also conducts seminars around the country for DOL personnel who specialize in responding to Freedom of Information and Privacy Act requests for access to records.