Internal Sharing and Disclosure

The Department of Education may disclose information contained in a record in an individual's account under the routine uses listed in the Privacy Act System of Records notice without the consent of the individual if the disclosure is compatible with the purposes for which the record was collected. Specific disclosures include the following:

  • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advice Disclosure
  • Disclosure to the DOJ
  • Contract Disclosure
  • Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Disclosures
  • Research Disclosure
  • Congressional Member Disclosure
  • Disclosure for Use By Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Enforcement Disclosure
  • Employment, Benefit, and Contracting Disclosure
  • Employee Grievance, Complaint or Conduct Disclosure
  • Labor Organization Disclosure
  • Disclosure to Providers of Web-based Postsecondary Education Admission Applications

These disclosures may be made on a case-by-case basis. If the Department has complied with the computer matching requirements of the Privacy Act, disclosure also may be made to another agency under a computer matching agreement.