Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Notice of Computer-Matching Program (Railroad Retirement Board-Office of Personnel Management), 53004-53005 [2010-21506]

Download as PDF 53004 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 167 / Monday, August 30, 2010 / Notices offer products with the last mile service through the Postal Service. Id. The Postal Service states that the views of those who use the product are mainly concerned that the transfer will lead to price increases. In response, the Postal Service claims prices will need to be increased even absent a transfer to the competitive product list. It further states that one large customer supports transfer which offers the possibility of contracts for the product. The Postal Service states the transfer will allow contracts for complete shipping solutions and create mutually beneficial comprehensive solutions for shipping needs. Id. at 11. The Postal Service is not aware of any small business that offers products competing with commercial Standard Mail Fulfillment Parcels. Id. at 11–12. II. Notice of Filings The Commission establishes Docket No. MC2010–36 to consider the Postal Service’s proposal to transfer commercial Standard Mail Fulfillment Parcels to the competitive product list. Interested persons may submit comments on whether the Postal Service’s filing in the captioned docket is consistent with the policies of 39 U.S.C. 3633, 39 U.S.C. 3642, and 39 CFR 3020 subpart B. Comments are due no later than September 17, 2010. Reply comments, if any, are due October 15, 2010. The Postal Service’s filing can be accessed via the Commission’s Web site (http://www.prc.gov.) The Commission appoints James Waclawski to serve as Public Representative in this docket. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES III. Ordering Paragraphs It is ordered: 1. The Commission establishes Docket No. MC2010–36 for consideration of the matters raised in this docket. 2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, James Waclawski is appointed to serve as officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the interests of the general public in this proceeding. 3. Comments by interested persons in these proceedings are due no later than September 17, 2010. 4. Reply comments by interested persons in this proceeding are due no later than October 15, 2010. 5. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the Federal Register. By the Commission. Shoshana M. Grove, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2010–21438 Filed 8–27–2010; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–S VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:28 Aug 27, 2010 Jkt 220001 RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Notice of Computer-Matching Program (Railroad Retirement Board—Office of Personnel Management) AGENCY: Railroad Retirement Board (RRB). Notice of a renewal of an existing computer-matching program that expired on August 13, 2010. ACTION: As required by the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the RRB is issuing public notice of its renewal of an ongoing computer-matching program with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). The purpose of this notice is to advise individuals applying for or receiving benefits under the Railroad Retirement Act of the use made by RRB of this information obtained from OPM by means of a computer match. SUMMARY: This matching program becomes effective as proposed without further notice on October 12, 2010. We will file a report of this computer-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). ADDRESSES: Interested parties may comment on this publication by writing to Ms. Beatrice Ezerski, Secretary to the Board, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611–2092. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Timothy Grant, Chief Privacy Officer, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611– 2092, telephone 312–751–4869 or e-mail at tim.grant@rrb.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: A. General The Computer-Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988, (Pub. L. 100– 503), amended by the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a) as amended, requires a Federal agency participating in a computer-matching program to publish a notice in the Federal Register for all matching programs. The Privacy Act, as amended, regulates the use of computer-matching by Federal agencies when records contained in a Privacy Act System of Records are matched with other Federal, State, or local government records. It requires Federal agencies involved in computer-matching programs to: PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (1) Negotiate written agreements with the other agency or agencies participating in the matching programs; (2) Obtain the approval of the matching agreement by the Data Integrity Boards (DIB) of the participating Federal agencies; (3) Publish notice of the computer matching program in the Federal Register; (4) Furnish detailed reports about matching programs to Congress and OMB; (5) Notify applicants and beneficiaries that their records are subject to matching; and (6) Verify match findings before reducing, suspending, terminating, or denying a person’s benefits or payments. The last notice for this matching program was published at 73 FR 2287–2288 (January 14, 2008). B. RRB Computer Matches Subject to the Privacy Act We have taken appropriate action to ensure that all of our computermatching programs comply with the requirements of the Privacy Act, as amended. Notice of Computer-Matching Program, RRB With the Office of Personnel Management (OMB) A. Name of Participating Agencies OPM and RRB. B. Purpose of the Matching Program The purpose of the match is to enable the RRB to (1) identify affected RRB annuitants who are in receipt of a Federal public pension benefit but who have not reported receipt of this benefit to the RRB, and (2) receive needed Federal public pension benefit information for affected RRB annuitants more timely and accurately. C. Authority for Conducting the Match Sections 3(a)(1), 4(a)(1) and 4(f)(1) of the Railroad Retirement Act, as amended, 45 U.S.C. 231b(a)(1), 231c(a)(1) and 231c(f)(1) require that the RRB reduce the Railroad Retirement benefits of certain beneficiaries entitled to Railroad Retirement employee and/or spouse/widow benefits who are also entitled to a government pension based on their own non-covered earnings. We call this reduction a Public Service Pension (PSP) offset. Section 224 of the Social Security Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 424a, provides for the reduction of disability benefits when the disabled worker is also entitled to a public disability benefit (PDB). We call this a PDB offset. A civil service disability benefit is considered a PDB. Section 224(h)(1) requires any E:\FR\FM\30AUN1.SGM 30AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 167 / Monday, August 30, 2010 / Notices Federal agency to provide RRB with information in its possession that RRB may require for the purposes of making a timely determination of the amount of reduction under section 224 of the Social Security Act. Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. Section 552a(b)(3) OPM has established routine uses to disclose the subject information to RRB. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES D. Categories of Records and Individuals Covered The records to be used in the match and the roles of the matching participants are described as follows: OPM will provide the RRB once a year via secure encrypted electronic transfer, data extracted from its annuity and survivor master file of its Civil Service Retirement and Insurance Records. The Privacy Act System of Records designation is OPM/Central-1, (Civil Service Retirement and Insurance Records), Published in the Federal Register on October 8, 1999 (64 FR 54930) and amended on May 3, 2000 (65 FR 25775). The RRB Privacy Act System of Records is RRB–22, Railroad Retirement, Survivor, and Pensioner Benefit System, published in the Federal Register on July 26, 2010 (75 FR 43727). Normally in December of each year, OPM transmits to us approximately 2.5 million electronic records for matching. The records contain these data elements: Name, social security number, date of birth, civil service claim number, first potential month and year of eligibility for civil service benefits, first month, day, year of entitlement to civil service benefits, amount of current gross civil service benefits, and effective date (month, day, year) of civil service amount, and where applicable, civil service disability indicator, civil service FICA covered month indicator, and civil service total service months. The RRB will match the Social Security number, name, and date of birth contained in the OPM file against approximately the 1.2 million records in our files. For records that match, the RRB will extract the civil service payment information. E. Inclusive Dates of the Matching Program This matching program will become effective 40 days after a copy of the agreement, as approved by the Data Integrity Board of each agency, is sent to Congress and the Office of Management and Budget, or 30 days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register, whichever date is later. The matching program will continue for 18 months after the effective date and may be extended for an additional 12 months, if the VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:28 Aug 27, 2010 Jkt 220001 conditions specified in 5 U.S.C. 552a(o)(2)(D) have been met. Dated: August 24, 2010. By authority of the Board. Beatrice Ezerski, Secretary to the Board. [FR Doc. 2010–21506 Filed 8–27–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD Privacy Act of 1974, as amended; Notice of Computer Matching Program (Railroad Retirement Board and Social Security Administration, Match Number 1007) AGENCY: Railroad Retirement Board (RRB). Notice of a renewal of an existing computer-matching program that expires on January 6, 2011. ACTION: As required by the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the RRB is issuing public notice of its renewal of an ongoing computer-matching program with the Social Security Administration (SSA). The purpose of this notice is to advise individuals applying for or receiving benefits under the Railroad Retirement Act of the use made by RRB of this information obtained from SSA by means of a computer match. The RRB is also issuing public notice, on behalf of the SSA, of their intent to conduct a computer-matching program based on information provided to them by the RRB. SUMMARY: This matching program becomes effective as proposed without further notice on October 12, 2010. We will file a report of this computer-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). DATES: Interested parties may comment on this publication by writing to Ms. Beatrice Ezerski, Secretary to the Board, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611–2092. ADDRESSES: Mr. Timothy Grant, Chief Privacy Officer, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611– 2092, telephone 312–751–4869 or e-mail at tim.grant@rrb.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53005 A. General The Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988, (Pub. L. 100– 503), amended by the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a) as amended, requires a Federal agency participating in a computer matching program to publish a notice in the Federal Register for all matching programs. The Privacy Act, as amended, regulates the use of computer matching by Federal agencies when records contained in a Privacy Act System of Records are matched with other Federal, State, or local government records. It requires Federal agencies involved in computer matching programs to: (1) Negotiate written agreements with the other agency or agencies participating in the matching programs; (2) Obtain the approval of the matching agreement by the Data Integrity Boards (DIB) of the participating Federal agencies; (3) Publish notice of the computer matching program in the Federal Register; (4) Furnish detailed reports about matching programs to Congress and OMB; (5) Notify applicants and beneficiaries that their records are subject to matching; and (6) Verify match findings before reducing, suspending, terminating, or denying a person’s benefits or payments. The last notice for this matching program was published at 73 FR 31516–31517 (June 2, 2008). B. RRB Computer Matches Subject to the Privacy Act We have taken appropriate action to ensure that all of our computer matching programs comply with the requirements of the Privacy Act, as amended. Notice of Computer Matching Program, RRB With the SSA, Match 1007 A. Name of Participating Agencies Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) and the Social Security Administration (SSA). B. Purpose of the Matching Program The RRB will, on a daily basis, obtain from SSA a record of the wages reported to SSA for persons who have applied for benefits under the Railroad Retirement Act and a record of the amount of benefits paid by that agency to persons who are receiving or have applied for benefits under the Railroad Retirement Act. The wage information is needed to compute the amount of the tier I annuity component provided by sections 3(a), 4(a) and 4(f) of the Railroad Retirement E:\FR\FM\30AUN1.SGM 30AUN1

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RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD


Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Notice of Computer-Matching 
Program (Railroad Retirement Board--Office of Personnel Management)

AGENCY: Railroad Retirement Board (RRB).

ACTION: Notice of a renewal of an existing computer-matching program 
that expired on August 13, 2010.

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SUMMARY: As required by the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the RRB is 
issuing public notice of its renewal of an ongoing computer-matching 
program with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). The purpose of 
this notice is to advise individuals applying for or receiving benefits 
under the Railroad Retirement Act of the use made by RRB of this 
information obtained from OPM by means of a computer match.

DATES: This matching program becomes effective as proposed without 
further notice on October 12, 2010. We will file a report of this 
computer-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).

ADDRESSES: Interested parties may comment on this publication by 
writing to Ms. Beatrice Ezerski, Secretary to the Board, Railroad 
Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611-2092.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Timothy Grant, Chief Privacy 
Officer, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, 
Illinois 60611-2092, telephone 312-751-4869 or e-mail at 
tim.grant@rrb.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. General

    The Computer-Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988, (Pub. L. 
100-503), amended by the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a) as 
amended, requires a Federal agency participating in a computer-matching 
program to publish a notice in the Federal Register for all matching 
programs.
    The Privacy Act, as amended, regulates the use of computer-matching 
by Federal agencies when records contained in a Privacy Act System of 
Records are matched with other Federal, State, or local government 
records. It requires Federal agencies involved in computer-matching 
programs to:
    (1) Negotiate written agreements with the other agency or agencies 
participating in the matching programs;
    (2) Obtain the approval of the matching agreement by the Data 
Integrity Boards (DIB) of the participating Federal agencies;
    (3) Publish notice of the computer matching program in the Federal 
Register;
    (4) Furnish detailed reports about matching programs to Congress 
and OMB;
    (5) Notify applicants and beneficiaries that their records are 
subject to matching; and
    (6) Verify match findings before reducing, suspending, terminating, 
or denying a person's benefits or payments. The last notice for this 
matching program was published at 73 FR 2287-2288 (January 14, 2008).

B. RRB Computer Matches Subject to the Privacy Act

    We have taken appropriate action to ensure that all of our 
computer-matching programs comply with the requirements of the Privacy 
Act, as amended.

Notice of Computer-Matching Program, RRB With the Office of Personnel 
Management (OMB)

A. Name of Participating Agencies

    OPM and RRB.

B. Purpose of the Matching Program

    The purpose of the match is to enable the RRB to (1) identify 
affected RRB annuitants who are in receipt of a Federal public pension 
benefit but who have not reported receipt of this benefit to the RRB, 
and (2) receive needed Federal public pension benefit information for 
affected RRB annuitants more timely and accurately.

C. Authority for Conducting the Match

    Sections 3(a)(1), 4(a)(1) and 4(f)(1) of the Railroad Retirement 
Act, as amended, 45 U.S.C. 231b(a)(1), 231c(a)(1) and 231c(f)(1) 
require that the RRB reduce the Railroad Retirement benefits of certain 
beneficiaries entitled to Railroad Retirement employee and/or spouse/
widow benefits who are also entitled to a government pension based on 
their own non-covered earnings. We call this reduction a Public Service 
Pension (PSP) offset.
    Section 224 of the Social Security Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 424a, 
provides for the reduction of disability benefits when the disabled 
worker is also entitled to a public disability benefit (PDB). We call 
this a PDB offset. A civil service disability benefit is considered a 
PDB. Section 224(h)(1) requires any

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Federal agency to provide RRB with information in its possession that 
RRB may require for the purposes of making a timely determination of 
the amount of reduction under section 224 of the Social Security Act. 
Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. Section 552a(b)(3) OPM has established routine 
uses to disclose the subject information to RRB.

D. Categories of Records and Individuals Covered

    The records to be used in the match and the roles of the matching 
participants are described as follows: OPM will provide the RRB once a 
year via secure encrypted electronic transfer, data extracted from its 
annuity and survivor master file of its Civil Service Retirement and 
Insurance Records. The Privacy Act System of Records designation is 
OPM/Central-1, (Civil Service Retirement and Insurance Records), 
Published in the Federal Register on October 8, 1999 (64 FR 54930) and 
amended on May 3, 2000 (65 FR 25775). The RRB Privacy Act System of 
Records is RRB-22, Railroad Retirement, Survivor, and Pensioner Benefit 
System, published in the Federal Register on July 26, 2010 (75 FR 
43727).
    Normally in December of each year, OPM transmits to us 
approximately 2.5 million electronic records for matching. The records 
contain these data elements: Name, social security number, date of 
birth, civil service claim number, first potential month and year of 
eligibility for civil service benefits, first month, day, year of 
entitlement to civil service benefits, amount of current gross civil 
service benefits, and effective date (month, day, year) of civil 
service amount, and where applicable, civil service disability 
indicator, civil service FICA covered month indicator, and civil 
service total service months. The RRB will match the Social Security 
number, name, and date of birth contained in the OPM file against 
approximately the 1.2 million records in our files. For records that 
match, the RRB will extract the civil service payment information.

E. Inclusive Dates of the Matching Program

    This matching program will become effective 40 days after a copy of 
the agreement, as approved by the Data Integrity Board of each agency, 
is sent to Congress and the Office of Management and Budget, or 30 days 
after publication of this notice in the Federal Register, whichever 
date is later. The matching program will continue for 18 months after 
the effective date and may be extended for an additional 12 months, if 
the conditions specified in 5 U.S.C. 552a(o)(2)(D) have been met.

    Dated: August 24, 2010.

    By authority of the Board.
Beatrice Ezerski,
Secretary to the Board.
[FR Doc. 2010-21506 Filed 8-27-10; 8:45 am]
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