The Administrative Services Branch exercises release authority for government records under the FOIA and PA and approves and manages publications accounts at the installation level and serves as the liaison between Fort Hood and the Army Publishing Directorate (APD).

Freedom of Information Act

The Army Freedom of Information Act generally provides that any person has a right, enforceable in court, to obtain access to federal agency records, except to the extent that such records (or portions of them) are protected from disclosure by one of nine exemptions or by one of three special law enforcement record exclusions.

Freedom of Information Act requests pertaining to Fort Hood can be sent to the email address listed under Contact Information.  You may download the Fort Hood Freedom of Information Act Request Form at the link below.  

Fort Hood Freedom of Information Act Request Form

Privacy Program

The Army Privacy Program purpose is to balance the government's need to maintain information about individuals with the rights of individuals to be protected against unwarranted invasions of their privacy stemming from federal agencies’ collection, maintenance, use, and disclosure of personal information about them.

Army Publications

The USAG Directorate of Human Resources (DHR) Installation Publications Officer approves and manages publications accounts at the installation level and serves as the liaison between Fort Hood and the Army Publishing Directorate (APD).

All Fort Hood units and USAG Installation Support Directorates (ISD) / Installation Support Offices (ISO) must appoint a publications and forms manager.  Fort Hood no longer maintains an installation stock room.  Publications and forms managers are responsible for ordering and storing all publications required.   This includes publications commonly referred to as sensitive / accountable.

Units with publications accounts may place orders directly at the CAC enabled link below:

Army Publishing Directorate Ordering Portal 

Fort Hood Publications

The responsibility for creating, editing and formatting Fort Hood forms and regulations is the proponent.  The USAG Directorate of Human Resources (DHR) Installation Publications Officer is responsible for the final administrative review, proper naming / numbering convention, privacy act review and staffing to the final signature authority.

To obtain a PDF file of current Ft Hood forms and regulations please click the CAC enabled link below.

Phantom Clerk

Records Management

The mission of Records Management is to provide oversight, training and guidance on the Army Records Information Management System (ARIMS) for US Army Garrison. ARIMS is a role-based system managed and operated by the U.S. Army Records Management and Declassification Agency (RMDA). Its primary purpose is to provide authorized personnel with web-based tools and technology to manage both hard-copy and electronic Army records.

The concept of records management is to ensure that permanently valuable information is preserved and all other record information is retained, reviewed, and disposed of systematically in accordance with Army regulations, federal laws, the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act.

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