Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988; Report of Matching Program: Corporation for National and Community Service and the Social Security Administration, 8053-8054 [2016-03164]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 31 / Wednesday, February 17, 2016 / Notices available at www.reginfo.gov (this link active on the day following publication of this notice). Select ‘‘Information Collection Review,’’ under ‘‘Currently under review, use the dropdown menu ‘‘Select Agency’’ and select ‘‘Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’’ (recent submissions to OMB will be at the top of the list). The same documentation is also available at http:// www.regulations.gov. Requests for additional information should be directed to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, (Attention: PRA Office), 1700 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20552, (202) 435–9575, or email: PRA@cfpb.gov. Please do not submit comments to this email box. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title of Collection: Equal Credit Opportunity Act (Regulation B) 12 CFR 1002. OMB Control Number: 3170–0013. 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[FR Doc. 2016–03246 Filed 2–16–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AM–P CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988; Report of Matching Program: Corporation for National and Community Service and the Social Security Administration Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice of computer matching program between the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Social Security Administration. AGENCY: 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 (Pub. L. 100–503), OMB Final Guidance Interpreting the Provisions of the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (54 FR 25818, June 19, 1989), and OMB Circular No. A–130, ‘‘Management of Federal Information Resources,’’ the Corporation for National and Community Service (‘‘CNCS’’) is issuing a public notice of the computer matching program with SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8053 the Social Security Administration (‘‘SSA’’). DATES: CNCS will file a report of the subject computer matching agreement with the Office of Management and Budget and Congress. The matching program will begin April 1, 2016 or 40 days after the date of CNCS’s submissions to OMB and Congress, whichever is later. The matching program will continue for 18 months after the effective date and may be extended for an additional 12 months thereafter, if the conditions specified in 5 U.S.C. 552a(o)(2)(D) have been met. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by the title of the information collection activity, by any of the following methods. (1) By mail sent to: Corporation for National and Community Service, Attention Zachary Jackson, Project Manager, Suite 300, 250 E. Street SW., Washington, DC, 20525. (2) By fax to: (202) 606–3467. (3) By email to: zjackson@cns.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY–TDD) may call (202) 606–3472 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Zachary Jackson, Project Manager, (202) 606–6948, or by email at zjackson@ cns.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. General The Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended by the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (Pub. L. 100–503), regulates the use of computer matching agreements by Federal agencies when records in a system of records are matched with other Federal, state, or local government records. Among other things, it requires Federal agencies involved in computer matching agreements to publish a notice in the Federal Register regarding the establishment of the matching program. B. Participating Agencies Participants in this computer matching program are the Social Security Administration (source agency) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (recipient agency). C. Purpose of the Match The computer match between CNCS and SSA will enable CNCS to verify the social security numbers of individuals applying to serve in approved national service positions and those designated to receive national service education awards under the National and Community Service Act of 1990 (NCSA) E:\FR\FM\17FEN1.SGM 17FEN1 8054 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 31 / Wednesday, February 17, 2016 / Notices and verify statements made by those individuals regarding their citizenship status. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES D. Authority for Conducting the Matching Program This agreement is executed in compliance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended by the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (5 U.S.C. 552a), and the regulations and guidance promulgated under the Act. SSA’s legal authority to enter into this agreement is section 1106 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1306) and the regulations promulgated pursuant to that section (20 CFR part 401). The authority for SSA’s disclosure of record information is 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(3). Section 146(a)(3) of the NCSA (42 U.S.C. 12602(a)) sets forth the eligibility requirements for an individual to receive an Education Award from the National Service Trust upon successful completion of a term of service in an approved national service position. Section 1711 of the Serve America Act (Pub. L. 111–13) directs CNCS to enter into a data matching agreement to verify statements made by an individual declaring that such individual is in compliance with section 146(a)(3) of the NCSA by comparing information provided by the individual with information relevant to such a declaration in the possession of another Federal agency. In accordance with the study CNCS completed pursuant to section 1711 of the Serve America Act, CNCS determined that a data matching program with SSA is the most effective means to verify an individual’s statement that he or she is in compliance with section 146(a)(3) of the NCSA. E. Categories of Records and Individuals Covered by the Matching Program Each individual who is eligible to receive an education award or applies to serve in an approved national service position, including positions in AmeriCorps State and National, AmeriCorps VISTA, AmeriCorps NCCC, and Serve America Fellows, must, at the time of acceptance of an education award or application to serve, certify that the individual meets the citizenship eligibility criteria to serve in the position, i.e., is a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident of the United States. The Master Files of Social Security Number Holders and SSN Applications SSA/OTSO 60–0058, last published in full on December 29, 2010 (75 FR 82121), as amended on July 5, 2013 (78 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Feb 16, 2016 Jkt 238001 FR 40542) and February 13, 2014 (79 FR 8780) maintains records about each individual who has applied for and obtained an SSN. SSA uses information from this system to assign SSNs. The information CNCS provides from the AmeriCorps Member Individual Account; Corporation -8 system of record, published in full on March 5, 1999 (64 FR 10879–10893), as amended on August 1, 2000, (65 FR 46890–46905) and July 25, 2002 (67 FR 48616–48617) will be matched against this system of records and verification results will be disclosed under the applicable routine use. F. Inclusive Dates of the Matching Program This agreement will be in effect for a period of 18 months, with a provision for a one-time extension for a period not to exceed 12 months. In order to renew this agreement, both CNCS and SSA must certify to their respective Data Integrity Boards that: (1) The matching program will be conducted without change; and (2) the matching program has been conducted in compliance with the original agreement. G. Procedure CNCS will provide SSA with a data file including each applicant’s and potential education award recipient’s social security number, first and last names, and date of birth. SSA will conduct a match on the identifying information. If the match does not return a result verifying the individual’s citizenship status, CNCS will contact the individual or the grant recipient program that selected the individual to verify the results in accordance with the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 552a(p) and applicable OMB guidelines. The affected individual will have an opportunity to contest the accuracy of the information provided by SSA. The applicant will have at least 30 days from the date of the notice to provide clear and convincing evidence of the accuracy of the social security number, proof of U.S. citizenship, or both. H. Additional Notice Applicants will be informed at the time of application that information provided on the application is subject to verification through a computer matching program. The application package will contain a privacy certification notice that the applicant must sign authorizing CNCS to verify the information provided. For transferees of education awards, at the time an award is transferred, CNCS will provided individual notice that the SSN is subject to verification PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 through a computer matching program. CNCS will send a privacy notice to the transferee, and in the case of a minor, to the parent or legal guardian. The transferee, parent, or legal guardian must sign the privacy certification authorizing CNCS to verify the information provided. I. Other Information CNCS will furnish a copy of this notice to both Houses of Congress and the Office of Management and Budget. Dated: February 10, 2016. Thomas Hanley, Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–03164 Filed 2–16–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–28–P CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirement on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, CNCS is soliciting comments concerning its proposed renewal of the President’s Volunteer Service Awards (PVSA), parts A, B, C, D, E and F. This information will be provided by certifying organizations which will include non-profits, schools, universities, businesses and faith based organizations. This is a voluntary submission in order to place an order for an award. Copies of the information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed in the ADDRESSES section of this Notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the individual and office listed in the ADDRESSES section by April 18, 2016. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17FEN1.SGM 17FEN1

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CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE


Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988; Report of 
Matching Program: Corporation for National and Community Service and 
the Social Security Administration

AGENCY: Corporation for National and Community Service.

ACTION: Notice of computer matching program between the Corporation for 
National and Community Service and the Social Security Administration.

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SUMMARY: 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 
(Pub. L. 100-503), OMB Final Guidance Interpreting the Provisions of 
the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (54 FR 25818, 
June 19, 1989), and OMB Circular No. A-130, ``Management of Federal 
Information Resources,'' the Corporation for National and Community 
Service (``CNCS'') is issuing a public notice of the computer matching 
program with the Social Security Administration (``SSA'').

DATES: CNCS will file a report of the subject computer matching 
agreement with the Office of Management and Budget and Congress. The 
matching program will begin April 1, 2016 or 40 days after the date of 
CNCS's submissions to OMB and Congress, whichever is later. The 
matching program will continue for 18 months after the effective date 
and may be extended for an additional 12 months thereafter, if the 
conditions specified in 5 U.S.C. 552a(o)(2)(D) have been met.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by the title of the 
information collection activity, by any of the following methods.
    (1) By mail sent to: Corporation for National and Community 
Service, Attention Zachary Jackson, Project Manager, Suite 300, 250 E. 
Street SW., Washington, DC, 20525.
    (2) By fax to: (202) 606-3467.
    (3) By email to: zjackson@cns.gov. Individuals who use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY-TDD) may call (202) 606-
3472 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through 
Friday.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Zachary Jackson, Project Manager, 
(202) 606-6948, or by email at zjackson@cns.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. General

    The Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended by the Computer 
Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (Pub. L. 100-503), 
regulates the use of computer matching agreements by Federal agencies 
when records in a system of records are matched with other Federal, 
state, or local government records. Among other things, it requires 
Federal agencies involved in computer matching agreements to publish a 
notice in the Federal Register regarding the establishment of the 
matching program.

B. Participating Agencies

    Participants in this computer matching program are the Social 
Security Administration (source agency) and the Corporation for 
National and Community Service (recipient agency).

C. Purpose of the Match

    The computer match between CNCS and SSA will enable CNCS to verify 
the social security numbers of individuals applying to serve in 
approved national service positions and those designated to receive 
national service education awards under the National and Community 
Service Act of 1990 (NCSA)

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and verify statements made by those individuals regarding their 
citizenship status.

D. Authority for Conducting the Matching Program

    This agreement is executed in compliance with the Privacy Act of 
1974, as amended by the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 
1988 (5 U.S.C. 552a), and the regulations and guidance promulgated 
under the Act.
    SSA's legal authority to enter into this agreement is section 1106 
of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1306) and the regulations 
promulgated pursuant to that section (20 CFR part 401). The authority 
for SSA's disclosure of record information is 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(3).
    Section 146(a)(3) of the NCSA (42 U.S.C. 12602(a)) sets forth the 
eligibility requirements for an individual to receive an Education 
Award from the National Service Trust upon successful completion of a 
term of service in an approved national service position. Section 1711 
of the Serve America Act (Pub. L. 111-13) directs CNCS to enter into a 
data matching agreement to verify statements made by an individual 
declaring that such individual is in compliance with section 146(a)(3) 
of the NCSA by comparing information provided by the individual with 
information relevant to such a declaration in the possession of another 
Federal agency. In accordance with the study CNCS completed pursuant to 
section 1711 of the Serve America Act, CNCS determined that a data 
matching program with SSA is the most effective means to verify an 
individual's statement that he or she is in compliance with section 
146(a)(3) of the NCSA.

E. Categories of Records and Individuals Covered by the Matching 
Program

    Each individual who is eligible to receive an education award or 
applies to serve in an approved national service position, including 
positions in AmeriCorps State and National, AmeriCorps VISTA, 
AmeriCorps NCCC, and Serve America Fellows, must, at the time of 
acceptance of an education award or application to serve, certify that 
the individual meets the citizenship eligibility criteria to serve in 
the position, i.e., is a citizen, national, or lawful permanent 
resident of the United States.
    The Master Files of Social Security Number Holders and SSN 
Applications SSA/OTSO 60-0058, last published in full on December 29, 
2010 (75 FR 82121), as amended on July 5, 2013 (78 FR 40542) and 
February 13, 2014 (79 FR 8780) maintains records about each individual 
who has applied for and obtained an SSN. SSA uses information from this 
system to assign SSNs. The information CNCS provides from the 
AmeriCorps Member Individual Account; Corporation -8 system of record, 
published in full on March 5, 1999 (64 FR 10879-10893), as amended on 
August 1, 2000, (65 FR 46890-46905) and July 25, 2002 (67 FR 48616-
48617) will be matched against this system of records and verification 
results will be disclosed under the applicable routine use.

F. Inclusive Dates of the Matching Program

    This agreement will be in effect for a period of 18 months, with a 
provision for a one-time extension for a period not to exceed 12 
months. In order to renew this agreement, both CNCS and SSA must 
certify to their respective Data Integrity Boards that: (1) The 
matching program will be conducted without change; and (2) the matching 
program has been conducted in compliance with the original agreement.

G. Procedure

    CNCS will provide SSA with a data file including each applicant's 
and potential education award recipient's social security number, first 
and last names, and date of birth. SSA will conduct a match on the 
identifying information. If the match does not return a result 
verifying the individual's citizenship status, CNCS will contact the 
individual or the grant recipient program that selected the individual 
to verify the results in accordance with the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 
552a(p) and applicable OMB guidelines. The affected individual will 
have an opportunity to contest the accuracy of the information provided 
by SSA. The applicant will have at least 30 days from the date of the 
notice to provide clear and convincing evidence of the accuracy of the 
social security number, proof of U.S. citizenship, or both.

H. Additional Notice

    Applicants will be informed at the time of application that 
information provided on the application is subject to verification 
through a computer matching program. The application package will 
contain a privacy certification notice that the applicant must sign 
authorizing CNCS to verify the information provided.
    For transferees of education awards, at the time an award is 
transferred, CNCS will provided individual notice that the SSN is 
subject to verification through a computer matching program. CNCS will 
send a privacy notice to the transferee, and in the case of a minor, to 
the parent or legal guardian. The transferee, parent, or legal guardian 
must sign the privacy certification authorizing CNCS to verify the 
information provided.

I. Other Information

    CNCS will furnish a copy of this notice to both Houses of Congress 
and the Office of Management and Budget.

    Dated: February 10, 2016.
Thomas Hanley,
Chief Information Officer.
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