A System of Records is a group of any records under the control of any agency from which information is retrieved by the name of the individual or by some identifying number, symbol, or other identifier assigned to the individual. The Privacy Act of 1974 requires that a notice describing each system of records be published in the Federal Register for review and comment by the public and other interested parties as part of the prescribed review and approval process.
Each System of Records Notice (SORN) below describes what, why, and how we collect, maintain, use, and disseminate records in our systems. Listed below are system of records notices, which include notices on HUD systems and Government-wide systems. Some of these systems maintain information on HUD employees, such as our official personnel system; and, others maintain information from or about individuals outside HUD, such as our Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity System complaint filing system, the Title Eight automated Paperless Office Tracking System. The Government-wide systems are maintained by other Federal agencies that hold some of the operating authority over the records, such as the Office of Personnel Management's Employee Performance File system.