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Tax Division Docket and Case Management System

ORIGINATOR:

Department/Agency: U.S. Department of Justice
Major Organization Subdivision: Tax Division
Minor Organization Subdivision: Office of Management and Administration
Name of Unit: Office of Information Technology
Street Address: Patrick Henry Building, 601 D Street, N.W., Room 7144
City: Washington, D.C.
Zip Code: 20004
State:
Country: United States
Hours of Service:
Telephone: (202) 514-8818
Fax: (202) 305-8897
E-Mail Address:

ABSTRACT: The Tax Division Docket and Case Management System allows Division personnel to locate information about the status of pending and terminated civil and criminal matters and litigation handled by Division personnel, including the following: case identifiers and descriptors, plaintiffs and defendants, post-litigation debt collection information, and disposition information. The system also contains the identifiers of Tax Division personnel assigned to matters and the number of hours each worked on the matter.

PURPOSE: The Tax Division's chief activity is to enforce and defend the tax laws in civil and criminal litigation. Consequently, information which is maintained by the Tax Division pertains mainly to civil and criminal tax litigation, either filed or unfiled. This system was created and is maintained to permit Division personnel to locate matters currently or formerly handled by the Division, to identify assigned staff, and to track the status of litigation. The system is also used in the preparation of reports for the Division's budget requests, as well as various official reports.

ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: In accordance with the requirements of Section 6103 of the Internal Revenue Code and Rule 6(e) of the Rules of Criminal Procedure, all records contained in the system are protected from unauthorized access through administrative, physical and technical safeguards. These safeguards include restricting access to those with a need-to-know to perform their official duties, passwords, and encrypted dial-in access.

USE CONSTRAINTS: Users of the Docket and Case Management System are restricted to those privileges necessary to perform assigned tasks.

AGENCY PROGRAM: The Tax Division enforces and defends the tax laws in civil and criminal litigation. The Docket and Case Management System is one of the tools used to accomplish this mission.

SOURCE OF DATA: Data contained in the Docket and Case Management System is entered by the litigating sections based on pleadings and correspondence received from the Courts, opposing counsel, the Internal Revenue Service, and other parties as well as activities reported by Tax Division personnel.

RESPONSIBLE OFFICE FOR DISTRIBUTING INFORMATION (if different from originator):
Department/Agency: U.S. Department of Justice
Major Organization Subdivision: Tax Division
Minor Organization Subdivision: Civil Trial Section - Eastern
Name of Unit: Freedom Of Information Act Unit
Street: PO Box 227, Ben Franklin Post Office
City: Washington, D.C.
Zip Code: 20044
State:
Country: United States
Hours of Service: 9:00 am - 5:30 p.m.
Telephone: (202) 307-6320
Fax: (202) 353-8220
E-Mail Address:

ORDER PROCESS: Requests for access to a record from the system should be submitted in writing to the following address: U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division, Civil Trial Section-Eastern, Freedom of Information Act Unit, PO Box 227, Ben Franklin Post Office, Washington, D.C. 20044.

OFFICE TO CONTACT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION (if different from originator):
Department/Agency: U.S. Department of Justice
Major Organization Subdivision: Tax Division
Minor Organization Subdivision: Civil Trial Section - Eastern
Name of Unit: Freedom Of Information Act Unit
Street: PO Box 227, Ben Franklin Post Office
City: Washington, D.C.
Zip Code: 20044
State:
Country: United States
Hours of Service: 9:00 am - 5:30 p.m.
Telephone: (202) 307-6320
Fax: (202) 353-8220
E-Mail Address:

DATE OF LAST MODIFICATION: March 2000



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