Office of Child Support Enforcement; Privacy Act of 1974; Computer Matching Agreement, 31457-31458 [2010-13287]

Download as PDF [FR Doc. 2010–13292 Filed 6–2–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–C DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES Administration for Children and Families Office of Child Support Enforcement; Privacy Act of 1974; Computer Matching Agreement AGENCY: Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), ACF, HHS. ACTION: Notice of a Computer Matching Program. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:21 Jun 02, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31457 SUMMARY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 522a), as amended, OCSE is publishing notice of a computer matching program between OCSE and State agencies administering unemployment compensation (UC) programs. DATES: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) invites interested parties to review, submit written data, comments, or arguments to the agency about the matching program until July 6, 2010. As required by the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a(r)), HHS on E:\FR\FM\03JNN1.SGM 03JNN1 EN03JN10.014</GPH> Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 106 / Thursday, June 3, 2010 / Notices sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES 31458 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 106 / Thursday, June 3, 2010 / Notices May 26, 2010, sent a report of a Computer Matching Program to 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 of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The matching program effective date is estimated to be July 13, 2010. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may submit written 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., 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. Comments may also be submitted electronically via the Internet at: http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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, Washington, DC 20447; telephone (202) 401–5439. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Privacy Act of 1974 (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 these requirements. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:21 Jun 02, 2010 Jkt 220001 Dated: May 25, 2010. Vicki Turetsky, Commissioner, Office of Child Support Enforcement. Notice of Computer Matching Program A. Participating Agencies The participating agencies are the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), which is the ‘‘recipient agency,’’ and State agencies administering UC programs, which are the ‘‘source agencies.’’ B. Purpose of the Matching Program The purpose of the matching program is to provide new hire and quarterly wage (QW) information from OCSE’s National Directory of New Hires (NDNH) to State agencies administrating UC programs for the purpose of establishing or verifying the eligibility of, or continuing compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements by, applicants for, or recipients of, UC benefits. State agencies administering the UC programs may also use the NDNH information for the administration of its tax compliance function. C. Authority for Conducting the Match The authority for conducting the matching program is contained in section 453(j)(8) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 653(j)(8)). D. Categories of Individuals Involved and Identification of Records Used in the Matching Program The categories of individuals involved in the matching program are applicants and recipients of benefits under UC programs administered by State agencies. 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 includes the NDNH, which contains new hire, QW, and unemployment insurance information. Disclosures of NDNH information to the State agencies administering UC programs is a ‘‘routine use’’ under this system of records. Records resulting from the matching program and which are disclosed to the State agencies administering UC programs include names, Social Security numbers, and employment information. E. Inclusive Dates of the Matching Program The computer matching agreement will be effective and matching activity PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 may commence the later of the following: (1) July 13, 2010; (2) 30 days after this Notice is published in the Federal Register; or (3) 40 days after OCSE sends a report of the 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. 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 106 (Thursday, June 3, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 31457-31458]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-13287]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Office of Child Support Enforcement; Privacy Act of 1974; 
Computer Matching Agreement

AGENCY: Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), ACF, HHS.

ACTION: Notice of a Computer Matching Program.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 522a), as 
amended, OCSE is publishing notice of a computer matching program 
between OCSE and State agencies administering unemployment compensation 
(UC) programs.

DATES: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) invites 
interested parties to review, submit written data, comments, or 
arguments to the agency about the matching program until July 6, 2010. 
As required by the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a(r)), HHS on

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May 26, 2010, sent a report of a Computer Matching Program to 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 
of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The matching program 
effective date is estimated to be July 13, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties may submit written 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., 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. Comments may also be submitted electronically 
via the Internet at: http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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, Washington, DC 20447; telephone (202) 401-
5439.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Privacy Act of 1974 (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 these requirements.

    Dated: May 25, 2010.
Vicki Turetsky,
Commissioner, Office of Child Support Enforcement.

Notice of Computer Matching Program

A. Participating Agencies

    The participating agencies are the Office of Child Support 
Enforcement (OCSE), which is the ``recipient agency,'' and State 
agencies administering UC programs, which are the ``source agencies.''

B. Purpose of the Matching Program

    The purpose of the matching program is to provide new hire and 
quarterly wage (QW) information from OCSE's National Directory of New 
Hires (NDNH) to State agencies administrating UC programs for the 
purpose of establishing or verifying the eligibility of, or continuing 
compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements by, applicants 
for, or recipients of, UC benefits. State agencies administering the UC 
programs may also use the NDNH information for the administration of 
its tax compliance function.

C. Authority for Conducting the Match

    The authority for conducting the matching program is contained in 
section 453(j)(8) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 653(j)(8)).

D. Categories of Individuals Involved and Identification of Records 
Used in the Matching Program

    The categories of individuals involved in the matching program are 
applicants and recipients of benefits under UC programs administered by 
State agencies. 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 includes the NDNH, which contains new hire, QW, and 
unemployment insurance information. Disclosures of NDNH information to 
the State agencies administering UC programs is a ``routine use'' under 
this system of records. Records resulting from the matching program and 
which are disclosed to the State agencies administering UC programs 
include names, Social Security numbers, and employment information.

E. Inclusive Dates of the Matching Program

    The computer matching agreement will be effective and matching 
activity may commence the later of the following:
    (1) July 13, 2010; (2) 30 days after this Notice is published in 
the Federal Register; or (3) 40 days after OCSE sends a report of the 
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. 2010-13287 Filed 6-2-10; 8:45 am]
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