Requests for SSI fall into two categories, sharing and releasing. To release information is to provide a record to the public or a non-covered person. Release of SSI is prohibited and a violation of the SSI Regulation. Therefore, prior to releasing records which may contain SSI to persons who are not authorized to access SSI under the SSI Federal Regulation, the SSI language must be removed/redacted by the TSA SSI Program office.
A company, government, transportation authority, or other covered person receiving requests for SSI must submit the information to the SSI Program for a full SSI Review and redaction prior to sharing with non-covered persons. These records may be submitted through the SSI Coordinator or field counsel at your local Federal Security Director (FSD’s) office or sent directly to SSI@tsa.dhs.gov. Requests for TSA records must be referred to TSA FOIA (FOIA@tsa.dhs.gov).