Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE); Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program, 70326 [E7-23929]

Download as PDF 70326 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 237 / Tuesday, December 11, 2007 / Notices program has been conducted in compliance with the agreement. [FR Doc. E7–23928 Filed 12–10–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE); Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program Office of Child Support Enforcement, Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services. ACTION: Notice of a Computer Matching Program. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, OCSE is publishing notice of a computer matching program between OCSE and state agencies administering the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program (state TANF agencies). DATES: As required by the Privacy Act, HHS will file a report of the matching program with the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate, the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform of the House of Representatives, and the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The matching program will be effective as of the dates indicated below. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may comment on this notice by writing to Linda Deimeke, Director, Division of Federal Systems, Office of Automation and Program Operations, Office of Child Support Enforcement, Administration for Children and Families, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW, 4th Floor East, Washington, DC 20447. Comments received will be available for public inspection at this address from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Deimeke, Director, Division of Federal Systems, Office of Child Support Enforcement, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447. Telephone Number (202) 401– 5439. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, provides for certain protections for individuals applying for and receiving Federal benefits. The law VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:12 Dec 10, 2007 Jkt 214001 governs the use of computer matching by Federal agencies when records in a system of records are matched with other Federal, state or local government records. The Privacy Act requires agencies involved in computer matching programs to: 1. Negotiate written agreements with the other agency or agencies participating in the matching programs; 2. Provide notification to applicants and beneficiaries that their records are subject to matching; 3. Verify information produced by such matching program before reducing, making a final denial of, suspending, or terminating an individual’s benefits or payments; 4. Publish notice of the computer matching program in the Federal Register; 5. Furnish reports about the matching program to Congress and OMB; and 6. Obtain the approval of the matching agreement by the Data Integrity Board of any Federal agency participating in a matching program. This matching program meets the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a. Dated: December 4, 2007. Margot Bean, Commissioner, Office of Child Support Enforcement. NOTICE OF COMPUTER MATCHING PROGRAM A. PARTICIPATING AGENCIES The participating agencies are OCSE, which is the ‘‘recipient agency,’’ and state TANF agencies, which are the ‘‘source agencies.’’ B. PURPOSE OF THE MATCHING PROGRAM The purpose of the matching program is to provide new hire, unemployment insurance (UI), and quarterly wage (QW) information from OCSE’s National Directory of New Hires (NDNH) database to the state TANF agencies for the purpose of verifying the eligibility of adult TANF recipients residing in the state and, if ineligible, to take such action as may be authorized by law and regulation. The state TANF agencies may also use the NDNH information for the purpose of updating the recipients’ reported participation in work activities and updating contact information maintained by the state TANF agencies of recipients and their employers. D. CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS INVOLVED AND IDENTIFICATION OF RECORDS USED IN THE MATCHING PROGRAM The categories of individuals involved in the matching program are adult applicants and recipients of benefits under the state TANF programs. The system of records maintained by OCSE from which records will be disclosed for the purpose of this matching program is the ‘‘Location and Collection System’’(LCS), No. 09–90–0074, last published in the Federal Register at 72 FR 51446 on September 7, 2007. The LCS contains the NDNH, which contains new hire, QW, and UI information. Disclosures of NDNH information to the state TANF agencies is a ‘‘routine use’’ under this system of records. Records resulting from the matching program and which are disclosed to state TANF agencies include names, Social Security numbers, home addresses, and employment information. E. INCLUSIVE DATES OF THE MATCHING PROGRAM The matching agreement will be effective and matching activity may commence the later of the following: (1) January 1, 2008; (2) at least 30 days after this Notice is published in the Federal Register, or (3) at least 40 days after OCSE sends a report of a matching program to the Congressional committees of jurisdiction under 5 U.S.C. 552a(o)(2)(A); and to OMB, unless OMB disapproves the agreement within the 40-day review period or grants a waiver of 10 days of the 40-day review period. The matching agreement will remain in effect for 18 months from its effective date, unless one of the parties to the agreement advises the other by written request to terminate or modify the agreement. The agreement is subject to renewal by the HHS Data Integrity Board for 12 additional months if the matching program will be conducted without any change and each party to the agreement certifies to the Board in writing that the program has been conducted in compliance with the agreement. [FR Doc. E7–23929 Filed 12–10–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P C. AUTHORITY FOR CONDUCTING THE MATCH The authority for conducting the matching program is contained in section 453(j)(3) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 653(j)(3)). PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE); Privacy Act of 1974, 
as Amended; Computer Matching Program

AGENCY: Office of Child Support Enforcement, Administration for 
Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services.

ACTION: Notice of a Computer Matching Program.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, OCSE 
is publishing notice of a computer matching program between OCSE and 
state agencies administering the Temporary Assistance for Needy 
Families (TANF) program (state TANF agencies).

DATES: As required by the Privacy Act, HHS will file a report of the 
matching program with the Committee on Homeland Security and 
Governmental Affairs of the Senate, the Committee on Oversight and 
Government Reform of the House of Representatives, and the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB). The matching program will be effective as of the dates indicated 
below.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties may comment on this notice by writing to 
Linda Deimeke, Director, Division of Federal Systems, Office of 
Automation and Program Operations, Office of Child Support Enforcement, 
Administration for Children and Families, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW, 
4th Floor East, Washington, DC 20447. Comments received will be 
available for public inspection at this address from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Monday through Friday.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Deimeke, Director, Division of 
Federal Systems, Office of Child Support Enforcement, 370 L'Enfant 
Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447. Telephone Number (202) 401-5439.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, 
provides for certain protections for individuals applying for and 
receiving Federal benefits. The law governs the use of computer 
matching by Federal agencies when records in a system of records are 
matched with other Federal, state or local government records.
    The Privacy Act requires agencies involved in computer matching 
programs to:
    1. Negotiate written agreements with the other agency or agencies 
participating in the matching programs;
    2. Provide notification to applicants and beneficiaries that their 
records are subject to matching;
    3. Verify information produced by such matching program before 
reducing, making a final denial of, suspending, or terminating an 
individual's benefits or payments;
    4. Publish notice of the computer matching program in the Federal 
Register;
    5. Furnish reports about the matching program to Congress and OMB; 
and
    6. Obtain the approval of the matching agreement by the Data 
Integrity Board of any Federal agency participating in a matching 
program.
    This matching program meets the requirements of the Privacy Act of 
1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a.

    Dated: December 4, 2007.
Margot Bean,
Commissioner, Office of Child Support Enforcement.
NOTICE OF COMPUTER MATCHING PROGRAM

A. Participating Agencies
    The participating agencies are OCSE, which is the ``recipient 
agency,'' and state TANF agencies, which are the ``source agencies.''

B. Purpose of the Matching Program
    The purpose of the matching program is to provide new hire, 
unemployment insurance (UI), and quarterly wage (QW) information from 
OCSE's National Directory of New Hires (NDNH) database to the state 
TANF agencies for the purpose of verifying the eligibility of adult 
TANF recipients residing in the state and, if ineligible, to take such 
action as may be authorized by law and regulation. The state TANF 
agencies may also use the NDNH information for the purpose of updating 
the recipients' reported participation in work activities and updating 
contact information maintained by the state TANF agencies of recipients 
and their employers.

C. Authority for Conducting the Match
    The authority for conducting the matching program is contained in 
section 453(j)(3) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 653(j)(3)).

D. Categories of Individuals Involved and Identification of Records 
Used in the Matching Program
    The categories of individuals involved in the matching program are 
adult applicants and recipients of benefits under the state TANF 
programs. The system of records maintained by OCSE from which records 
will be disclosed for the purpose of this matching program is the 
``Location and Collection System''(LCS), No. 09-90-0074, last published 
in the Federal Register at 72 FR 51446 on September 7, 2007. The LCS 
contains the NDNH, which contains new hire, QW, and UI information. 
Disclosures of NDNH information to the state TANF agencies is a 
``routine use'' under this system of records. Records resulting from 
the matching program and which are disclosed to state TANF agencies 
include names, Social Security numbers, home addresses, and employment 
information.

E. Inclusive Dates of the Matching Program
    The matching agreement will be effective and matching activity may 
commence the later of the following:
    (1) January 1, 2008; (2) at least 30 days after this Notice is 
published in the Federal Register, or (3) at least 40 days after OCSE 
sends a report of a matching program to the Congressional committees of 
jurisdiction under 5 U.S.C. 552a(o)(2)(A); and to OMB, unless OMB 
disapproves the agreement within the 40-day review period or grants a 
waiver of 10 days of the 40-day review period. The matching agreement 
will remain in effect for 18 months from its effective date, unless one 
of the parties to the agreement advises the other by written request to 
terminate or modify the agreement. The agreement is subject to renewal 
by the HHS Data Integrity Board for 12 additional months if the 
matching program will be conducted without any change and each party to 
the agreement certifies to the Board in writing that the program has 
been conducted in compliance with the agreement.

 [FR Doc. E7-23929 Filed 12-10-07; 8:45 am]
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