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VA RIN: 2900-AR95 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: ●Exemption of "Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Program Records" (203VA08) 

On May 20, 2022, in the publication of the Federal Register at 87 FR 31058, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a notice of a new system of records titled, "Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Program Records" (203VA08). In this final rulemaking, VA will exempt this system of records from certain provisions of the Privacy Act in order to prevent interference with harassment and sexual harassment administrative investigations. For the reasons provided below, the Department amends its Privacy Act regulations by establishing an exemption for records in this system from the specified provisions of the Privacy Act. In accordance with Executive Order 14094, Unions were notified when the NPRM published.

Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs(VA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 38 CFR 5101   
Legal Authority: 38 CFR 1.582   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/09/2023  88 FR 37839   
NPRM Comment Period End  08/08/2023 
Final Action  09/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
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RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Vernet Fraser
Privacy Officer, Office of Resolution Management, Diversity and Inclusion (ORMDI)
Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20420
Phone:202 461-0289