Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program (SSA/Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE))-Match Number 1074, 62699-62700 [2014-24815]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 202 / Monday, October 20, 2014 / Notices (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. B. SSA Computer Matches Subject to the Privacy Act We have taken action to ensure that all of our computer matching programs comply with the requirements of the Privacy Act, as amended. Kirsten J. Moncada, Executive Director, Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of the General Counsel. Notice of Computer Matching Program, SSA with the Department of Labor (DOL) A. PARTICIPATING AGENCIES SSA and DOL B. PURPOSE OF THE MATCHING PROGRAM The purpose of this matching program is to establish the terms, conditions, and safeguards under which DOL will disclose the DOL administered Part B Black Lung (BL) benefit data to us. We will match DOL’s Part B BL data with our records of persons receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to verify that Part B BL beneficiaries are receiving the correct amount of SSI payments. individuals, all miners, receiving Part B BL benefit payments. Additionally, once every year, DOL will send an additional file representing all Part B BL benefit records, referred to as the saturation file, regardless of any changes. DOL’s monthly extract file will contain each Part B BL beneficiary’s SSN, name, date of birth, date of entitlement, payment status, current benefit amount, and effective date of the current benefit amount. We will determine which of the recipients are receiving SSI payments and match the DOL data against the SSN, type of action code, and income type for those recipients in our SSR/ SVB. E. INCLUSIVE DATES OF THE MATCHING PROGRAM The effective date of this matching program is November 25, 2014; provided that the following notice periods have lapsed: 30 days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register and 40 days after notice of the matching program is sent to Congress and OMB. The matching program will continue for 18 months from the effective date and, if both agencies meet certain conditions, it may extend for an additional 12 months thereafter. [FR Doc. 2014–24817 Filed 10–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION C. AUTHORITY FOR CONDUCTING THE MATCHING PROGRAM [Docket No. SSA 2014–0048] This agreement is executed in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a, as amended by the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988, as amended, and the regulations promulgated thereunder. The legal authority for this agreement is 1631(f) of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. 1383(f). This legal authority requires any Federal agency to provide us with information in its possession that we may require for making a determination of eligibility for or the proper amount of SSI payments. Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program (SSA/ Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE))—Match Number 1074 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES D. CATEGORIES OF RECORDS AND PERSONS COVERED BY THE MATCHING PROGRAM We will match the SSR/SVB SSA/ ODSSIS (60–0103) last published on January 11, 2006 (71 FR 1830), which contains all data pertinent to payments made to Title XVI recipients, with an extract from DOL’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, BL Benefit Payments file (DOL/ESA–30). Both agencies have published the appropriate routine uses to permit the disclosures necessary to conduct this match. DOL’s monthly extract file will contain necessary identifying and payment information for approximately 16,000 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:28 Oct 17, 2014 Jkt 235001 Social Security Administration (SSA) . ACTION: Notice of a renewal of an existing computer matching program that will expire on December 11, 2014. AGENCY: In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, as amended, this notice announces a renewal of an existing computer matching program that we are currently conducting with OCSE. DATES: We will file a report of the subject 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 indicated below. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may comment on this notice by either telefaxing to (410) 966–0869 or writing SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62699 to the Executive Director, Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of the General Counsel, Social Security Administration, 617 Altmeyer Building, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235–6401. All comments received will be available for public inspection at this address. The Executive Director, Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of the General Counsel, as shown above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. General The Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (Public Law (Pub. L.) 100–503), amended the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) by describing the conditions under which computer matching involving the Federal government could be performed and adding certain protections for persons applying for, and receiving, Federal benefits. Section 7201 of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101–508) further amended the Privacy Act regarding protections for such persons. The Privacy Act, as amended, regulates 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. 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 approval of the matching agreement by the Data Integrity Boards 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. B. SSA Computer Matches Subject to the Privacy Act We have taken action to ensure that all of our computer matching programs E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1 62700 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 202 / Monday, October 20, 2014 / Notices comply with the requirements of the Privacy Act, as amended. Kirsten J. Moncada, Executive Director, Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of the General Counsel. Notice of Computer Matching Program, SSA with the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) A. PARTICIPATING AGENCIES SSA and OCSE B. PURPOSE OF THE MATCHING PROGRAM This computer matching agreement governs a matching program between OCSE and us. The agreement covers the following information exchange operations between OCSE and us from the National Directory of New Hires (NDNH): online query access for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Disability Insurance (DI), and Ticket-toWork and Self-Sufficiency (Ticket) programs; and SSI Quarterly Wage batch match. This agreement also governs the use, treatment, and safeguarding of the information exchanged. This agreement assists us in (1) establishing or verifying eligibility or payment amounts, or both under the SSI program; (2) establishing or verifying eligibility or continuing entitlement under the DI program; and (3) in administering the Ticket programs. We evaluate the cost-benefits, including programmatic and operational impact, which NDNH information has on our programs and operations. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES C. AUTHORITY FOR CONDUCTING THE MATCHING PROGRAM The legal authorities for disclosures under this agreement are the Social Security Act (Act) and the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. 453(j)(4) of the Act provides that OCSE shall provide our Commissioner with all information in NDNH. 42 U.S.C. 653(j)(4). We have authority to use data to determine entitlement and eligibility for programs we administer pursuant to 453(j)(4), 1631(e)(1)(B) and (f), and 1148(d)(1) of the Act. 42 U.S.C. 653(j)(4), 1320b– 19(d)(1), and 1383(e)(1)(B) and (f). Disclosures under this agreement shall be made in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(3), and in compliance with the matching procedures in 5. U.S.C. 552a(o), (p), and (r). Our Commissioner is required to verify eligibility of a recipient or applicant for SSI using independent or collateral sources. SSI benefits may not be determined solely based on declarations by the applicant concerning eligibility factors or other relevant facts. Information is also obtained, as necessary, in order to assure that SSI benefits are only provided to eligible individuals (or VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:28 Oct 17, 2014 Jkt 235001 eligible spouses) and that the amounts of such benefits are correct. 1631(e)(1)(B) of the Act. Section 1631(f) of the Act provides that ‘‘the head of any federal agency shall provide such information as our Commissioner needs for purposes of determining eligibility for the amount of benefits, or verifying information with respect thereto.’’ Section 1148(d)(1) of the Act requires us to verify earnings of beneficiaries/ recipients to ensure accurate payments to employer network providers under the Ticket program. D. CATEGORIES OF RECORDS AND PERSONS COVERED BY THE MATCHING PROGRAM We will provide electronically to OCSE the following data elements in the finder file: individual’s Social Security number (SSN) and name. OCSE will provide electronically to us the following data elements from the NDNH in the quarterly wage file: quarterly wage record identifier; for employees: name, SSN, verification request code, processed date, non-verifiable indicator, wage amount, and reporting period; for employers of individuals in the quarterly wage file of the NDNH: name, employer identification number, and address(es); transmitter agency code; transmitter state code; and state or agency name. OCSE will provide electronically to us the following data elements from the NDNH in the unemployment insurance file: unemployment insurance record identifier; processed date; SSN; verification request code; name; address; unemployment insurance benefit amount; reporting period; transmitter agency code; transmitter state code; and state or agency name. We will us the individual’s SSN to initiate an online query for NDNH records. Data elements we can access on the NDNH quarterly wage screen: quarterly wage record identifier; date report processed; name/SSN verified; for employees: SSN, Name, wage amount, and reporting period; for employers: name, employer identification number employer FIPS code (if present) and address(es). Data elements we can access on the NDNH new hire screen: new hire record identifier; name/SSN verified; date report processed; for employees: SSN, name, and date of hire; for employers: name, employer identification number, employer FIPS code (if present) and address(es). Data elements we can access on the NDNH unemployment insurance screen: unemployment insurance record identifier; name/SSN verified; SSN; name; address; unemployment insurance benefit PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 amount; reporting period; payer state; and date report processed. E. INCLUSIVE DATES OF THE MATCHING PROGRAM The effective date of this matching program is December 12, 2014, provided that the following notice periods have lapsed: 30 days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register and 40 days after notice of the matching program is sent to Congress and OMB. The matching program will continue for 18 months from the effective date and, if both agencies meet certain conditions, it may extend for an additional 12 months thereafter. [FR Doc. 2014–24815 Filed 10–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No. SSA 2014–0032] Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program (SSA/ Department of Labor (DOL))—Match Number 1003 AGENCY: Social Security Administration (SSA). Notice of a renewal of an existing computer matching program that will expire on November 24, 2014. ACTION: In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, as amended, this notice announces a renewal of an existing computer matching program that we are currently conducting with DOL. DATES: We will file a report of the subject 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 indicated below. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may comment on this notice by either telefaxing to (410) 966–0869 or writing to the Executive Director, Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of the General Counsel, Social Security Administration, 617 Altmeyer Building, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235–6401. All comments received will be available for public inspection at this address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Executive Director, Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of the General Counsel, as shown above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1

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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

[Docket No. SSA 2014-0048]


Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program (SSA/
Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE))--Match Number 1074

AGENCY: Social Security Administration (SSA) .

ACTION: Notice of a renewal of an existing computer matching program 
that will expire on December 11, 2014.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, as 
amended, this notice announces a renewal of an existing computer 
matching program that we are currently conducting with OCSE.

DATES: We will file a report of the subject 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 indicated below.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties may comment on this notice by either 
telefaxing to (410) 966-0869 or writing to the Executive Director, 
Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of the General Counsel, Social 
Security Administration, 617 Altmeyer Building, 6401 Security 
Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235-6401. All comments received will be 
available for public inspection at this address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Executive Director, Office of 
Privacy and Disclosure, Office of the General Counsel, as shown above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. General

    The Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (Public 
Law (Pub. L.) 100-503), amended the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) by 
describing the conditions under which computer matching involving the 
Federal government could be performed and adding certain protections 
for persons applying for, and receiving, Federal benefits. Section 7201 
of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101-508) 
further amended the Privacy Act regarding protections for such persons.
    The Privacy Act, as amended, regulates 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. 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 approval of the matching agreement by the Data Integrity 
Boards 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.

B. SSA Computer Matches Subject to the Privacy Act

    We have taken action to ensure that all of our computer matching 
programs

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comply with the requirements of the Privacy Act, as amended.

Kirsten J. Moncada,
Executive Director, Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of the 
General Counsel.
Notice of Computer Matching Program, SSA with the Office of Child 
Support Enforcement (OCSE)

A. Participating Agencies
    SSA and OCSE

B. Purpose of the Matching Program
    This computer matching agreement governs a matching program between 
OCSE and us. The agreement covers the following information exchange 
operations between OCSE and us from the National Directory of New Hires 
(NDNH): online query access for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), 
Disability Insurance (DI), and Ticket-to-Work and Self-Sufficiency 
(Ticket) programs; and SSI Quarterly Wage batch match. This agreement 
also governs the use, treatment, and safeguarding of the information 
exchanged. This agreement assists us in (1) establishing or verifying 
eligibility or payment amounts, or both under the SSI program; (2) 
establishing or verifying eligibility or continuing entitlement under 
the DI program; and (3) in administering the Ticket programs. We 
evaluate the cost-benefits, including programmatic and operational 
impact, which NDNH information has on our programs and operations.

C. Authority for Conducting the Matching Program
    The legal authorities for disclosures under this agreement are the 
Social Security Act (Act) and the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. 
453(j)(4) of the Act provides that OCSE shall provide our Commissioner 
with all information in NDNH. 42 U.S.C. 653(j)(4). We have authority to 
use data to determine entitlement and eligibility for programs we 
administer pursuant to 453(j)(4), 1631(e)(1)(B) and (f), and 1148(d)(1) 
of the Act. 42 U.S.C. 653(j)(4), 1320b-19(d)(1), and 1383(e)(1)(B) and 
(f). Disclosures under this agreement shall be made in accordance with 
5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(3), and in compliance with the matching procedures in 
5. U.S.C. 552a(o), (p), and (r). Our Commissioner is required to verify 
eligibility of a recipient or applicant for SSI using independent or 
collateral sources. SSI benefits may not be determined solely based on 
declarations by the applicant concerning eligibility factors or other 
relevant facts. Information is also obtained, as necessary, in order to 
assure that SSI benefits are only provided to eligible individuals (or 
eligible spouses) and that the amounts of such benefits are correct. 
1631(e)(1)(B) of the Act. Section 1631(f) of the Act provides that 
``the head of any federal agency shall provide such information as our 
Commissioner needs for purposes of determining eligibility for the 
amount of benefits, or verifying information with respect thereto.'' 
Section 1148(d)(1) of the Act requires us to verify earnings of 
beneficiaries/recipients to ensure accurate payments to employer 
network providers under the Ticket program.

D. Categories of Records and Persons Covered by the Matching Program
    We will provide electronically to OCSE the following data elements 
in the finder file: individual's Social Security number (SSN) and name. 
OCSE will provide electronically to us the following data elements from 
the NDNH in the quarterly wage file: quarterly wage record identifier; 
for employees: name, SSN, verification request code, processed date, 
non-verifiable indicator, wage amount, and reporting period; for 
employers of individuals in the quarterly wage file of the NDNH: name, 
employer identification number, and address(es); transmitter agency 
code; transmitter state code; and state or agency name. OCSE will 
provide electronically to us the following data elements from the NDNH 
in the unemployment insurance file: unemployment insurance record 
identifier; processed date; SSN; verification request code; name; 
address; unemployment insurance benefit amount; reporting period; 
transmitter agency code; transmitter state code; and state or agency 
name. We will us the individual's SSN to initiate an online query for 
NDNH records. Data elements we can access on the NDNH quarterly wage 
screen: quarterly wage record identifier; date report processed; name/
SSN verified; for employees: SSN, Name, wage amount, and reporting 
period; for employers: name, employer identification number employer 
FIPS code (if present) and address(es). Data elements we can access on 
the NDNH new hire screen: new hire record identifier; name/SSN 
verified; date report processed; for employees: SSN, name, and date of 
hire; for employers: name, employer identification number, employer 
FIPS code (if present) and address(es). Data elements we can access on 
the NDNH unemployment insurance screen: unemployment insurance record 
identifier; name/SSN verified; SSN; name; address; unemployment 
insurance benefit amount; reporting period; payer state; and date 
report processed.

E. Inclusive Dates of the Matching Program
    The effective date of this matching program is December 12, 2014, 
provided that the following notice periods have lapsed: 30 days after 
publication of this notice in the Federal Register and 40 days after 
notice of the matching program is sent to Congress and OMB. The 
matching program will continue for 18 months from the effective date 
and, if both agencies meet certain conditions, it may extend for an 
additional 12 months thereafter.

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