Privacy Division
Associate Privacy Officer, Jennifer Schmidt

The Privacy Division is responsible for administering the privacy functions of the FWS under the guidance of the Department Privacy Officer and Chief Information Officer, who serves as the Department’s Senior Agency Official for Privacy. We work with program offices to develop and publish System of Records Notices and Privacy Impact Assessments(PIA) for the FWS. We oversee the implementation and assessment of privacy controls; develop privacy metrics and fulfill reporting requirements and data calls. We process privacy incidents and complaints, and coordinate privacy training. We meet at least monthly with the Department Privacy Officer and other Bureau Privacy Offices. We also work closely with IRTM’s Cyber Security branch to provide system owners and Authorizing Officials risk assessments for privacy sensitive systems and information collections.


Last updated: August 11, 2020