Privacy Act of 1974; Computer Matching Agreement, 32955-32956 [2015-14199]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 111 / Wednesday, June 10, 2015 / Notices On June 2, 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 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), as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(r) of the Privacy Act. HHS invites interested parties to review and submit written data, comments or arguments to the agency about the matching program until July 10, 2015. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may submit written comment on this notice to Linda Deimeke, Director, Division of Federal Systems, 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 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Deimeke, Director, Division of Federal Systems, Office of Child Support Enforcement, Administration for Children and Families, 370 L’Enfant Promenade SW., 4th Floor East, Washington, DC 20447, 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. 6. Obtain the approval of the matching agreement by the Data Integrity Board of any federal agency participating in a matching program. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:46 Jun 09, 2015 Jkt 235001 This matching program meets these requirements. Dated: June 5, 2015. Donna Bonar, Deputy Commissioner, Office of Child Support Enforcement. Notice of New Computer Matching Program A. PARTICIPATING AGENCIES: The participating agencies are the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), which is the ‘‘source agency,’’ and state agencies administering the Unemployment Compensation (UC) program, which are the ‘‘non-federal agencies.’’ B. PURPOSE OF THE MATCHING PROGRAM: The primary purpose of the matching program is to provide new hire and quarterly wage information from OCSE’s National Directory of New Hires (NDNH) to state agencies administering UC programs to assist in establishing or verifying the eligibility of, or continuing compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements by, applicants for, or recipients of, UC benefits. The state agencies administering the UC programs may also use the NDNH information for the secondary purpose of administration of its tax compliance function. 32955 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) 30 days after this Notice is published in the Federal Register, or (2) 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 OCSE and the state agency certify to the Data Integrity Board in writing that the program has been conducted in compliance with the agreement. [FR Doc. 2015–14200 Filed 6–9–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES C. AUTHORITY FOR CONDUCTING THE MATCH: Administration for Children and Families 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)). Privacy Act of 1974; Computer Matching Agreement D. CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS INVOLVED AND IDENTIFICATION OF RECORDS USED IN THE MATCHING PROGRAM: The categories of individuals involved in the matching program are individuals who receive or have applied for UC benefits. The system of records maintained by OCSE from which records will be disclosed for the purpose of this matching program is the ‘‘OCSE National Directory of New Hires,’’ No. 09–80–0381, last published in the Federal Register at 80 FR 17906 on April 2, 2015. The NDNH contains new hire, quarterly wage, and unemployment insurance information. The disclosure of NDNH information by OCSE to the state agencies administering UC programs is a ‘‘routine use’’ under this system of records. Records resulting from the matching program and disclosed to the state agencies administering UC programs include names, Social Security numbers, home addresses, and employment information. PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), ACF, HHS. ACTION: Notice of a Computer Matching Program. AGENCY: 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 the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. DATES: On June 2, 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 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), as required by 5 U.S.C 552a(r) of the Privacy Act. HHS invites interested parties to review and submit written data, comments, or arguments to the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10JNN1.SGM 10JNN1 32956 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 111 / Wednesday, June 10, 2015 / Notices agency about the matching program until July 10, 2015. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may submit written comment on this notice to Linda Deimeke, Director, Division of Federal Systems, 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 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Deimeke, Director, Division of Federal Systems, Office of Child Support Enforcement, Administration for Children and Families, 370 L’Enfant Promenade SW., 4th Floor East, Washington, DC 20447, 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 the OMB. 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. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Dated: June 2, 2015. Vicki Turetsky, Commissioner, Office of Child Support Enforcement. (OCSE), which is the ‘‘source agency,’’ and state agencies administering the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program, which are the ‘‘non-federal agencies.’’ B. PURPOSE OF THE MATCHING PROGRAM The primary purpose of the matching program is to provide new hire, quarterly wage, and unemployment insurance information from OCSE’s National Directory of New Hires (NDNH) to state agencies administering TANF to verify the eligibility of adult TANF recipients and applicants and, if ineligible, to take such action as may be authorized by law and regulation. The state agencies administering TANF may also use the NDNH information for the secondary purpose of updating the applicants and recipients’ reported participation in work activities and updating contact information maintained by the state agencies administering TANF. 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 within 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 OCSE and the state agency certify to the Data Integrity Board in writing that the program has been conducted in compliance with the agreement. [FR Doc. 2015–14199 Filed 6–9–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–42–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 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). Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request 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 members of households that receive or have applied for TANF benefits. The system of records maintained by OCSE from which records will be disclosed for the purpose of this matching program is the ‘‘OCSE National Directory of New Hires’’ (NDNH), No. 09–80–0381, last published in the Federal Register at 80 FR 17906 on April 2, 2015. The NDNH contains new hire, quarterly wage, and unemployment insurance information. The disclosure of NDNH information by OCSE to the state agencies administering TANF is a ‘‘routine use’’ under this system of records. Records resulting from the matching program and are disclosed to state agencies administering TANF include names, Social Security numbers, home addresses, and employment information. E. INCLUSIVE DATES OF THE MATCHING PROGRAM A. PARTICIPATING AGENCIES The computer matching agreement will be effective and matching activity may commence the later of the following: The participating agencies are the Office of Child Support Enforcement Proposed Projects Title: National Youth in Transition Database and Youth Outcome Survey. OMB No.: 0970–0340. Description: The Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 (42 U.S.C. 1305 et seq.) as amended by Public Law 106–169 requires State child welfare agencies to collect and report to the Administration on Children and Families (ACF) data on the characteristics of youth receiving independent living services and information regarding their outcomes. The regulation implementing the National Youth in Transition Database, listed in 45 CFR 1356.80, contains standard data collection and reporting requirements for States to meet the law’s requirements. ACF will use the information collected under the regulation to track independent living services, assess the collective outcomes of youth, and potentially to evaluate State performance with regard to those outcomes consistent with the law’s mandate. Respondents: State agencies that administer the John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program. 30 days after this notice is published in the Federal Register, or (2) 40 days after OCSE Notice of New Computer Matching Program VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:46 Jun 09, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\10JNN1.SGM 10JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 111 (Wednesday, June 10, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 32955-32956]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-14199]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


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 the Temporary Assistance 
for Needy Families (TANF) program.

DATES: On June 2, 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human 
Services (HHS) 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), as required by 5 U.S.C 
552a(r) of the Privacy Act. HHS invites interested parties to review 
and submit written data, comments, or arguments to the

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agency about the matching program until July 10, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties may submit written comment on this notice 
to Linda Deimeke, Director, Division of Federal Systems, 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 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Deimeke, Director, Division of 
Federal Systems, Office of Child Support Enforcement, Administration 
for Children and Families, 370 L'Enfant Promenade SW., 4th Floor East, 
Washington, DC 20447, 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 the 
OMB.
    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: June 2, 2015.
Vicki Turetsky,
Commissioner, Office of Child Support Enforcement.
Notice of New Computer Matching Program

A. Participating Agencies
    The participating agencies are the Office of Child Support 
Enforcement (OCSE), which is the ``source agency,'' and state agencies 
administering the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) 
program, which are the ``non-federal agencies.''

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

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 members of households that receive or have applied for TANF 
benefits. The system of records maintained by OCSE from which records 
will be disclosed for the purpose of this matching program is the 
``OCSE National Directory of New Hires'' (NDNH), No. 09-80-0381, last 
published in the Federal Register at 80 FR 17906 on April 2, 2015. The 
NDNH contains new hire, quarterly wage, and unemployment insurance 
information. The disclosure of NDNH information by OCSE to the state 
agencies administering TANF is a ``routine use'' under this system of 
records. Records resulting from the matching program and are disclosed 
to state agencies administering TANF include names, Social Security 
numbers, home addresses, 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:

30 days after this notice is published in the Federal Register, or 
(2) 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 within 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 OCSE 
and the state agency certify to the Data Integrity Board in writing 
that the program has been conducted in compliance with the 
agreement.

[FR Doc. 2015-14199 Filed 6-9-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4184-42-P