The OFR Privacy Program helps protect the privacy of individuals as the OFR improves the quality, transparency, and accessibility of financial data and information.
The program embeds information privacy protections in the OFR’s daily operations by implementing and managing a comprehensive set of policies and procedures to protect privacy and data.
Please contact our office if you have any questions.
Compliance Documents and Public Notices
System of Records Notices (Privacy Act)
The Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, requires federal agencies to publish in the Federal Register notice of the creation of “systems of records” or modifications to them. The Act also grants individuals broader rights of access to records maintained about them, as well as the right to seek changes in records maintained about them.
You can read the OFR’s Privacy Act issuances below. You may also visit Treasury’s Privacy webpage to learn more about accessing records under the Privacy Act and to find answers to frequently asked questions.
Privacy Impact Assessments (E-Government Act)
The OFR conducts each Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) in accordance with Section 208 of the E-Government Act, guidance from the Office of Management and Budget, and Treasury Department policy.
The OFR has conducted the following PIAs:
Office of Financial Research Analytical Environment (OFRAE): The OFRAE is the information technology environment for OFR researchers, analysts, and support employees to conduct their day-to-day work. The OFRAE provides enough flexibility to support continually evolving analyses and needs.
Office of Financial Research Website (“OFR Website”): The OFR website provides information to the public about the OFR’s mission, goals, and work products. The website supports the OFR mission by promoting transparency, accountability, and engagement with the public about the OFR.
Office of Financial Research Constituent Relationship Management Tool (CRM): The CRM is an internal, central repository of business-and-professional contact information, such as names and professional affiliations, that will support the OFR mission.
SharePoint Collaboration Site (SharePoint): The OFR uses SharePoint as an internal platform for information sharing, document management, and workflow. SharePoint allows authorized users to collaborate, share, and manage electronic information within work groups and project teams.
Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) Dataset: The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve collects CCAR data from covered bank holding companies. The Federal Reserve shares this data with the OFR given the OFR’s statutory mandate under the Dodd-Frank Act to evaluate and report on stress tests.
Please refer to Treasury’s Impact Assessment page to learn more about the process at the Treasury.