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Case Management System
Major Information System
Title: Case Management System
Acronym: CMS
Originator:
Department/Agency Name: U.S. Department of Justice
Major Organization Subdivision: Environment and Natural Resources Division 
Street Address: 950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
City: Washington, DC
Zip Code: 20530
Country: United States
Hours of Service: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Abstract:
The Case Management System (CMS) contains information on matters and  cases under the jurisdiction or consideration of the Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD). In addition, the CMS selectively contains information on ENRD-initiated cases assigned to, or shared with, U.S. Attorneys’ Offices.  The CMS contains information such as case titles, certain court filing dates, statutes at issue, and names of Division personnel assigned to matters. The CMS also contains information on the time spent by Division staff on matters and cases.
    Purpose:
The purpose of this system is to maintain identifying information about all actual or potential cases and related matters under the jurisdiction or consideration of the ENRD. The automated case tracking and timekeeping function of this system are maintained to monitor, manage, and evaluate the Division's litigation and related activities.
    Access Constraints:
All ENRD employees are allowed access to the CMS after appropriate training. Access is password protected and integrated into the Justice Consolidated Office Automation Network. Some information in the system is not available to all employees because it is protected under the Privacy Act or concerns criminal proceedings or other privileged matters. Persons outside the ENRD are not allowed access.
    Use Constraints:
Users of the CMS are restricted to only those functions and data necessary to perform assigned tasks.
    Agency Program:
The Environment and Natural Resources Division has responsibility for a broad variety of affirmative and defensive litigation relating to the protection, use and development of natural resources and public lands, wildlife protection, Indian rights and claims, cleanup of hazardous waste sites, acquisition of private property for federal use, prosecution of environmental crimes, enforcement of environmental laws, and defense of environmental challenges to government programs and activities.
    Sources of Data:
Data contained in the CMS come primarily from pleadings and other court filings and records, as well as from Division sources, client agencies, foreign governments, and Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies.
    Order Process:
Requests for information should be submitted in writing to the following office: U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division; Law and Policy Section; Freedom of Information Act Office, P.O. Box 7415, Ben Franklin Station, Washington, DC 20044.
    Contact for Further Information (if different from originator):
Department/Agency Name: U.S. Department of Justice
Major Organization Subdivision: Environment and Natural Resources Division
Minor Organization Subdivision: Law and Policy Section
Name of Unit: Freedom of Information Act Office
Street Address: 950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
City: Washington, DC
Zip Code: 20044
Country: United States
Hours of Service: M-F, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Telephone: (202) 514-1442
FAX: (202) 514-4231
E-Mail Address: webcontentmgr.enrd@usdoj.gov
 

Last Updated: August 2012