Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program (SSA/Railroad Retirement Board (RRB))-Match Number 1308, 65473 [2014-26130]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 213 / Tuesday, November 4, 2014 / Notices section. Change the effective date of the 1.7 percent cost-of-living increased from ‘‘December 2014’’ to ‘‘December 31, 2014’’. Paul Kryglik, Director, Office of Regulations and Reports Clearance. [FR Doc. 2014–26139 Filed 11–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No. SSA 2014–0043] Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program (SSA/ Railroad Retirement Board (RRB))— Match Number 1308 AGENCY: Social Security Administration (SSA). Notice of a renewal of an existing computer matching program that will expire on March 31, 2015. 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 RRB. 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: rmajette on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: A. General The Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (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, VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:39 Nov 03, 2014 Jkt 235001 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 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 Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) A. Participating Agencies SSA and RRB. B. Purpose of the Matching Program This computer matching agreement sets forth the terms, conditions, and safeguards under which RRB will disclose to us information necessary to verify an individual’s self-certification of eligibility for Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs program (Extra Help). It will also enable us to identify individuals who may qualify for Extra Help as part of our Medicare outreach efforts. C. Authority for Conducting the Matching Program The legal authority for us to conduct this matching activity is contained in section 1860D–14 (42 U.S.C. 1395w– 114) and section 1144 (42 U.S.C. 1320b– 14) of the Act. PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 65473 D. Categories of Records and Persons Covered by the Matching Program 1. Systems of Records RRB will provide us with data from its RRB–22 and RRB–20 systems of records. We will match RRB’s data with our Medicare Database (MDB) File, system of records No. 60–0321. 2. Number of Records and Frequency of Matching RRB will transmit its annuity payment data monthly. The file will consist of approximately 600,000 electronic records. RRB will transmit its Post Entitlement System file daily. The number of records will differ each day, but consist of approximately 3,000 to 4,000 records each month. RRB will transmit files on all Medicare eligible Qualified Railroad Retirement Beneficiaries from its RRB– 20 and RRB–22 systems of records to report address changes and subsidy changing event information monthly. The file will consist of approximately 520,000 electronic records. The number of people who apply for Extra Help determines in part the number of records matched. Our comparison file will consist of approximately 90 million records obtained from MDB. 3. Specified Data Elements We will conduct the computer match using each individual’s Social Security Number, name, date of birth, RRB claim number, and RRB annuity payment amount in both RRB and MDB files. E. Inclusive Dates of the Matching Program The effective date of this matching program is April 1, 2015, 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. 2014–26130 Filed 11–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1

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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

[Docket No. SSA 2014-0043]


Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program (SSA/
Railroad Retirement Board (RRB))--Match Number 1308

AGENCY: Social Security Administration (SSA).

ACTION: Notice of a renewal of an existing computer matching program 
that will expire on March 31, 2015.

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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 RRB.

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 (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 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 Railroad Retirement 
Board (RRB)

A. Participating Agencies

    SSA and RRB.

B. Purpose of the Matching Program

    This computer matching agreement sets forth the terms, conditions, 
and safeguards under which RRB will disclose to us information 
necessary to verify an individual's self-certification of eligibility 
for Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs program 
(Extra Help). It will also enable us to identify individuals who may 
qualify for Extra Help as part of our Medicare outreach efforts.

C. Authority for Conducting the Matching Program

    The legal authority for us to conduct this matching activity is 
contained in section 1860D-14 (42 U.S.C. 1395w-114) and section 1144 
(42 U.S.C. 1320b-14) of the Act.

D. Categories of Records and Persons Covered by the Matching Program

1. Systems of Records

    RRB will provide us with data from its RRB-22 and RRB-20 systems of 
records.
    We will match RRB's data with our Medicare Database (MDB) File, 
system of records No. 60-0321.

2. Number of Records and Frequency of Matching

    RRB will transmit its annuity payment data monthly. The file will 
consist of approximately 600,000 electronic records.
    RRB will transmit its Post Entitlement System file daily. The 
number of records will differ each day, but consist of approximately 
3,000 to 4,000 records each month.
    RRB will transmit files on all Medicare eligible Qualified Railroad 
Retirement Beneficiaries from its RRB-20 and RRB-22 systems of records 
to report address changes and subsidy changing event information 
monthly. The file will consist of approximately 520,000 electronic 
records. The number of people who apply for Extra Help determines in 
part the number of records matched.
    Our comparison file will consist of approximately 90 million 
records obtained from MDB.

3. Specified Data Elements

    We will conduct the computer match using each individual's Social 
Security Number, name, date of birth, RRB claim number, and RRB annuity 
payment amount in both RRB and MDB files.

E. Inclusive Dates of the Matching Program

    The effective date of this matching program is April 1, 2015, 
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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