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TIGTA Web Security and Privacy Policy
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TIGTA Web Security and Privacy Policy

Introduction and Site Security

This web site is provided as a public service of the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). All information that TIGTA provides at this site is considered public information. To protect the system from unauthorized use and to ensure that the system is functioning properly, the Government may monitor and audit usage of this site. Anyone using this site expressly consents to such monitoring. Unauthorized attempts to upload information and/or change information on these web sites are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under applicable federal law.

TIGTA is committed to protecting your privacy rights. Our privacy policy is as follows:
  • You do not have to give us personal information in order to visit our site.
  • We will collect personally identifiable information (name, email address, Social Security Number, or other unique identifier) only if you knowingly choose to provide that information to us.
  • We do not give, sell, or transfer any personal information to third parties.
  • Information is collected for statistical purposes and TIGTA and the Treasury Department may perform analysis of user behavior in order to measure customer interest in the various areas of our site.
Information Collected and Stored Automatically

If you visit our website to read pages and/or download information, we will collect and retain the following information about your visit:
  1. The Internet domain and IP address (the address that is assigned to your computer when you are surfing the Web) from which you access our website;
  2. The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
  3. The date and time you access our site;
  4. The pages you visit; and
  5. The address of the website from which you linked to our website.
We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors -- to measure the number of visitors to our site and to learn about the types of technology our visitors use.

Information Collected from E-Mail

If you choose to provide TIGTA with personal information via e-mail, we will utilize the information to respond to your message. In addition, you should be aware that the material you submit may be disseminated within TIGTA for law enforcement purposes and may be disclosed to authorized personnel.

We would also note that e-mail is not necessarily secure against interception. If your communication is very sensitive, or includes personal information, you may want to forward this information to TIGTA by postal mail.

Links to Other Sites and Disclaimer of Endorsement

Our Website has links to other organizations. These links are provided for your convenience only. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the privacy policy of the new site. The inclusion of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by TIGTA of the linked web sites, or the information, products or services contained therein. TIGTA does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these external linked locations. Please let us know about existing external links which you believe are inappropriate and/or which you believe ought to be included.

Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by TIGTA.

Google Privacy Policy and How to Opt Out of Google Cookies

This website utilizes Google Analytics to get aggregate metrics on website usage.

Please refer to the following policies on Google's website for more information: Please also visit the TIGTA Web Security and Privacy Policy


FOIA

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552, gives any person the right to access records maintained by a Federal agency except those records protected from disclosure by one or more of the nine (9) FOIA exemptions or three (3) law enforcement record exclusions. The law also provides administrative and judicial remedies for those denied access to agency records.

Please consult the information within the FOIA section of this site for more information. We hope you will find the information useful and that it will give you a better understanding of the FOIA and its implementation by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA).

FOIA section


Web Accessiblity

TIGTA is committed to making its web site accessible to all viewers. The TIGTA site was created following W3C guidelines as strictly as possible. Because of this, some older browsers may not display this site in its proper format. While TIGTA attempted to meet the specifications of all browsers, TIGTA does recommend that you access this site using the latest version of your favorite browser. If you have any Section 508 issues with any page on our site, please notify us using the contact form.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

2010 Secretary's EEO policy [PDF]
2014 Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Diversity, and Sexual
  Harassment Memo
[DOC]
Prevention of Discriminatory Harassment [PDF]
Reasonable Accommodation [DOC]
EEO Complaint Process [PDF]

Notice on Civil Rights Obligations

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) is subject to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, which prohibits discrimination based on disability in programs and activities conducted or financed by Federal agencies. Any member of the public who believes that he or she has experienced disability-based discrimination in a program or activity conducted by TIGTA may submit a written complaint to Sheila M. Venson, EEO Program Manager, 1401 H Street N.W., Suite 469, Washington DC, 20005.

In addition, recipients and sub-recipients of financial assistance from the Department of the Treasury and TIGTA must comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (prohibiting race, color, and national origin discrimination including language access for limited English proficient persons), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (prohibiting disability discrimination), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (prohibiting sex discrimination in education and training programs), and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (prohibiting age discrimination in the provision of services). Any member of the public who believes he or she has been discriminated against by a recipient or sub-recipient of TIGTA financial assistance based on race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability may submit a written complaint to Sheila M. Venson, EEO Program Manager, 1401 H Street N.W. , Suite 469, Washington DC, 20005.


Equal Employment Opportunity Data Posted Pursuant to Title III of the Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 (No FEAR Act), P.L. 107-174

EEO Data posted pursuant to the No Fear Act.
Treasury No Fear Act page


Copyright

No copyright may be claimed for any work on this web site that was created or maintained by Federal employee in the course of their duties. Images and text appearing on this web site may be freely copied. Credit is requested. If copyrighted material appears on this site or is reached through a link on this site, the copyright holder must be consulted before the material may be reproduced.


Official Seal, Names, and Symbols

Federal law prohibits use of any symbol, emblem, seal, insignia, or badge of any entity of the Department of Treasury (including the Customs Service, Secret Service, and Internal Revenue Service) or any colorable imitation of such words, initials, symbols, emblems, or seals in connection with any advertisement, solicitation, business activity, or product where such use could reasonably be interpreted as conveying the false impression that such advertisement, solicitation, business activity, or product is in any manner approved, endorsed, sponsored, authorized by, or associated with the Department of the Treasury or any organization within the Department. See 18 U.S.C. 701, 31 U.S.C. 333 and 31 C.F.R. Part 37.


Public Comment: Web Content Inventory

As required by Section 207(f) (2) of the E-Government Act of 2002 the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) has created this inventory of web content. In preparing this inventory, TIGTA has reviewed information collected as part of the redesign process for TIGTA.gov, including citizen comments via e-mail, results from business function focus groups, and current Web site statistics indicating usage of existing content. TIGTA has also queried content owners to determine any planned new content to be made public over the coming year.

If you wish to provide comments or suggestions on this inventory please complete this form by midnight December 17, 2004.

Categories of Information Disseminated by TIGTA Via Web Sites:

  • Column 1 lists the categories of information TIGTA disseminates via Web sites.

  • Column 2 indicates the priority TIGTA assigns to Web publication of each category.

    • Priority 1: required by law, regulation, Presidential directive, or other official directive or to ensure national security

    • Priority 2: mission-critical and essential for program operations, but not required by law, regulation, or Presidential directive (that is, information or services that are directly tied to an agency's mission and/or strategic plan)

    • Priority 3: frequently requested information or services that would improve business processes and/or customer service to the public (for example, most commonly used forms, documents, applications, transactions, etc.).

    • Priority 4: Other information.

  • Column 3 indicates the publication schedule for the category.
Information Category Planned New Content Priority Publication Target
Press information, including press releases, fact sheets, speeches, and testimony. Content is added or updated as available or as required by law. 3 Ongoing
Audit Reports, including reports, IRS responses, and associated documents. Content is added or updated as available or as required by law. 2 Ongoing
Investigations Highlights, including recent accomplishments Content is added or updated as available or as required by law. 3 Ongoing
Semiannual Report, released bi-annually Content is added or updated as available or as required by law. 1 Ongoing
General departmental information, such as mission and function statements, leadership biographies, staff directories, org charts, office locations, etc. Content is added or updated as available or as required by law. 4 Ongoing
TIGTA Strategic Plan Content is added or updated as available or as required by law. 2 Ongoing
Annual Audit Plan Content is added or updated as available or as required by law. 2 Ongoing
Management Performance Challenges Facing IRS Content is added or updated as available or as required by law. 2 Ongoing
Careers Section, including general information regarding employment at TIGTA TIGTA job announcements are currently posted to USAJobs, but additional information of interest to potential employees (especially investigators) is desired. 3 FY2005
TIGTA Office Finder, query by zip code Office location tool driven by form query against zip code database. 3 FY2005


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