Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of a Computer Matching Program Between the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA), 22292-22293 [2016-08775]

Download as PDF 22292 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 73 / Friday, April 15, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR- 5921–N–05] Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of a Computer Matching Program Between the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) Office of Administration, HUD. Notice of a computer matching program between HUD and VA. AGENCY: ACTION: 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), and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidelines on the Conduct of Matching Programs (54 FR 25818) (June 19, 1989); and OMB Bulletin 89–22, ‘‘Instructions on Reporting Computer Matching Programs to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Congress and the Public,’’ HUD is issuing a public notice of its intent to conduct a recurring computer matching program with VA for the purpose of incorporating VA debtor files into the Credit Alert Verification Reporting System (CAIVRS), which is a HUD computer information system. DATES: Effective Date: The effective date of the matching program shall begin May 16, 2016, or at least 40 days from the date that copies of the Computer Matching Agreement, signed by both HUD and VA Data Integrity Boards (DIBs), are sent to OMB and Congress, whichever is later, provided that no comments that would result in a contrary determination are received. Comments Due Date: May 16, 2016. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this notice to the Rules Docket Clerk, Office of General Counsel, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 10110, Washington, DC 20410. Communications should refer to the above docket number and title. A copy of each communication submitted will be available for public inspection and copying between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. weekdays at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact the ‘‘Recipient Agency’’ Acting Departmental Privacy Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 10139, Washington, DC 20410, telephone number (202) 402–6147 or the ‘‘Source Agency’’ Department of Veteran’s Affairs, U.S. Department of asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Apr 14, 2016 Jkt 238001 Veterans Affairs, Debt Management Center, Jorgeana Williams, 156E, 1 Federal Drive, Ft. Snelling, MN 55111, telephone number (612) 970–5703. [These are not a toll-free numbers.] A telecommunication device for hearingand speech-impaired individuals (TTY) is available at (800) 877–8339 (Federal Information Relay Service). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: HUD’s CAIVRS database includes delinquent debt information from the Departments of Veteran’s Affairs (VA), Education, Justice (DOJ), the Small Business Administration (SBA), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This data match will allow the prescreening of applicants for federal direct loans or federally guaranteed loans, for the purpose of determining the applicant’s credit worthiness, by ascertaining whether the applicant is delinquent or in default on a loan owed directly to, or federally guaranteed by, the Federal government. Lending Federal agencies and authorized private lending institution will be able to use the CAIVRS debtor file to verify that the loan applicant is not in default, or delinquent on a Federal direct or federally guaranteed loan, prior to granting the applicant a loan. The CAIVRS database contains Personally Identifiable Information (PII) contributed by participating Federal agencies, including Social Security Numbers (SSNs) and other records of borrowers delinquent or in default on debts owed to, or guaranteed by HUD and other Federal agencies. Authorized users may not deny, terminate, or make a final decision concerning any loan assistance to an applicant or take other adverse action against such applicant based on the information produced by data matches conducted under CAIVRS, until such authorized users have independently verified such adverse information. Reporting of Matching Program In accordance with Public Law 100– 503, the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 as amended, and OMB Bulletin 89–22, ‘‘Instructions on Reporting Computer Matching Programs to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Congress and the Public,’’ copies of this notice and report are being provided to the U.S. House Committee on Oversight Government Reform, the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and OMB. Authority HUD has authority to collect and review mortgage data pursuant to the National Housing Act, as amended, 12 PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 U.S.C. 1701 et seq., and related laws. This computer matching will be conducted pursuant to Public Law 100– 503, ‘‘The Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988,’’ as amended, and OMB Circulars A–129 (Managing Federal Credit Programs). One of the purposes of all Executive departments and agencies is to implement efficient management practices for Federal Credit Programs. OMB Circular A–129 was issued under the authority of the Budget and Accounting Act of 1921, as amended; the Budget and Accounting Act of 1950, as amended; the Debt Collection Act of 1982, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996; Section 2653 of Public Law 98–369; the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990, as amended; the Federal Debt Collection Procedures Act of 1990, the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990, as amended; Executive Order 8248; the Cash Management Improvement Act Amendments of 1992; and pre-existing common law authority to charge interest on debts and to offset payments to collect debts administratively. Objectives To Be Met by the Matching Program The objective of this matching program is to give program agencies access to a system that allows them to prescreen applicants for loans made, or loans guaranteed, by the Federal Government to ascertain if the applicant is delinquent in paying a debt owed to or guaranteed by the Federal Government. As part of this process, HUD will be provided access to VA’s debtor data for prescreening purposes. The use of CAIVRS will allow HUD to better monitor its credit programs and to reduce the credit extended to individuals with outstanding delinquencies on debts owed to HUD and other Federal agencies. VA expects to achieve savings through risk reduction and debt recovery. By the very nature of debt prevention, expected savings must be the subject of some assumptions, including the anticipated behavior of the matching subjects.VA also participates in CAIVRS as a cooperative effort in a governmentwide credit plan that may benefit other agencies as much, if not more, than VA. Under this computer matching program, HUD/CAIVRS receives limited information on borrowers who have defaulted on loans administered by participating Federal agencies each month. The information includes: Borrower ID Number—The Social Security Number (SSN), Employer Identification Number (EIN) or Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) of the E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 73 / Friday, April 15, 2016 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES borrower on a delinquent or defaulted federal direct loan or federallyguaranteed loan. Federal agency personnel and authorized lenders must enter a user authorization code followed by either a SSN or EIN to access CAIVRS. Only the following information is returned or displayed: • Yes/No as to whether the holder of that SSN/EIN is in default on a Federal loan; and • If Yes, then CAIVRS provides to the lender: Æ Loan case number; Æ Record type (claim, default, foreclosure, or judgment); Æ Agency administering the loan program; Æ Phone number at the applicable Federal agency (to call to clear up the default); and Æ Confirmation Code associated with the query. Federal law mandates the suspension of the processing of applications for Federal credit benefits (such as government-insured loans) if the applicants are delinquent on Federal or Federally-guaranteed debt. Processing may continue only after the borrower satisfactorily resolves the debt (e.g., pays in full or renegotiates a new payment plan). To remove a CAIVRS sanction, the borrower must contact the Federal agency that reported their SSN or EIN to HUD/CAIVRS using the information provided. Records To Be Matched HUD will use records from the Single Family Default Monitoring System (SFDMS/F42D) (72 FR 65350, November 20, 2007, and Single Family Insurance System—Claims Subsystem, CLAIMS, A43C (79 FR 10825, February 26, 2014), as combined in CAIVRS to provide an up-to-date dataset to be used in records matching. SFDMS maintains data on mortgages that are 90 or more days delinquent. The Mortgagee or Servicer must submit a Monthly Delinquent Loan Report (HUD–92068–A) to HUD on a monthly basis until the mortgage status has been completed by all Mortgagees, or is otherwise terminated or deleted. Mortgagees and Servicers provide default data to HUD via Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) or using the Internet via FHA Connection, through which the data is sorted, pre-screened, key entered, edited, and otherwise processed. Reports are generated for HUD Headquarters and Field Offices to review. CLAIMS provides automated receipt, tracking and processing of form HUD– 27011, Single Family Application for Insurance Benefits. CLAIMS provides online update and inquiry capability to VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Apr 14, 2016 Jkt 238001 Single Family Insurance and Claims databases, and to cumulative history files. Claims payments are made by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) via an HDS platform (IBM mainframe/Treasury interface) on a daily basis. For the actual data match, VA will use records from the system of records entitled ‘‘Accounts Receivable Records 88VA244.’’ Notice Procedures HUD and VA have separate procedures for notifying individuals that their records will be matched to determine whether they are delinquent or in default on a Federal debt. HUD will notify individuals at the time of application for a HUD/FHA mortgage, and VA will notify individuals at the time of application for a VA loan services. VA may disclose information from that application to other Federal agencies under published ‘‘routine use,’’ without the applicants’ consent, as permitted by law. HUD and VA published a notice concerning routine use disclosures in the Federal Register to inform individuals that a computer match may be performed to determine a loan applicant’s credit status with the Federal Government. The Privacy Act also requires that a copy of each Computer Matching Agreement entered into with a recipient agency shall be available upon request to the public. Categories of Records/Individuals Involved Data elements disclosed in computer matching governed by this Agreement are Personally Identifiable Information (PII) from the specified VA system of record. The data elements supplied by VA to CAIVRS are the following: • Borrower ID Number—The Social Security Number (SSN), Employer Identification. • Number (EIN) or Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) of the borrower on a delinquent or defaulted Federal direct loan or Federally guaranteed loan. • Case Number—A reference number issued by the reporting agency for the delinquent or defaulted Federal direct loan or Federally guaranteed loan. • Agency Code—A code assigned to the reporting agency. • Type Code—A code that indicates the type of record—claim, default, foreclosure, or judgment. • Borrower ID Type—A code that indicates whether the Borrower ID Number is a SSN, EIN, or TIN. PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22293 Period of the Match Matching will begin at least 40 days from the date that copies of the Computer Matching Agreement, signed by HUD and VA DIBs, are sent to both Houses of Congress and OMB; or at least 30 days from the date this notice is published in the Federal Register, whichever is later, provided that no comments that would result in a contrary determination are received. The matching program will be in effect and continue for 18 months with an option to renew for 12 additional months unless one of the Parties to the Agreement advises the other in writing to terminate or modify the Agreement. Dated: April 6, 2016. Patricia A. Hoban-Moore, Chief Administrative Officer, Office of Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–08775 Filed 4–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5921–N–04] Implementation of the Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; System of Records Notice Amendment, Distributive Shares and Refunds Subsystem Office of Housing, HUD. System of records notice amendment. AGENCY: ACTION: HUD is proposing to amend information published in the Federal Register about one of its system of records, Distributive Shares and Refunds Subsystem (DSRS). The revision implemented under this republication reflects administrative changes to the system of records location, authority, purpose, and records retention statements to refine previously published information, and incorporates a new coding structure to easily differentiate this system of records notice (SORN) from other program specific SORNs. This update improves previously published details in a clear and cohesive format. A more detailed description of the present systems status is republished under this notice. This notice deletes and supersedes prior notice published in the Federal Register at 72 FR 40890 on July 25, 2007. The scope and functional purpose in place for this system remain unchanged. DATES: This action shall become effective immediately upon publication of this notice April 15, 2016. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR- 5921-N-05]


Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of a Computer Matching Program 
Between the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the 
Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA)

AGENCY: Office of Administration, HUD.

ACTION: Notice of a computer matching program between HUD and VA.

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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), and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
Guidelines on the Conduct of Matching Programs (54 FR 25818) (June 19, 
1989); and OMB Bulletin 89-22, ``Instructions on Reporting Computer 
Matching Programs to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), 
Congress and the Public,'' HUD is issuing a public notice of its intent 
to conduct a recurring computer matching program with VA for the 
purpose of incorporating VA debtor files into the Credit Alert 
Verification Reporting System (CAIVRS), which is a HUD computer 
information system.

DATES: 
    Effective Date: The effective date of the matching program shall 
begin May 16, 2016, or at least 40 days from the date that copies of 
the Computer Matching Agreement, signed by both HUD and VA Data 
Integrity Boards (DIBs), are sent to OMB and Congress, whichever is 
later, provided that no comments that would result in a contrary 
determination are received.
    Comments Due Date: May 16, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding 
this notice to the Rules Docket Clerk, Office of General Counsel, 
Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., 
Room 10110, Washington, DC 20410. Communications should refer to the 
above docket number and title. A copy of each communication submitted 
will be available for public inspection and copying between 8:00 a.m. 
and 5:00 p.m. weekdays at the above address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact the ``Recipient Agency'' 
Acting Departmental Privacy Officer, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 10139, Washington, DC 20410, 
telephone number (202) 402-6147 or the ``Source Agency'' Department of 
Veteran's Affairs, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Debt Management 
Center, Jorgeana Williams, 156E, 1 Federal Drive, Ft. Snelling, MN 
55111, telephone number (612) 970-5703. [These are not a toll-free 
numbers.] A telecommunication device for hearing- and speech-impaired 
individuals (TTY) is available at (800) 877-8339 (Federal Information 
Relay Service).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: HUD's CAIVRS database includes delinquent 
debt information from the Departments of Veteran's Affairs (VA), 
Education, Justice (DOJ), the Small Business Administration (SBA), and 
the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This data match will allow 
the prescreening of applicants for federal direct loans or federally 
guaranteed loans, for the purpose of determining the applicant's credit 
worthiness, by ascertaining whether the applicant is delinquent or in 
default on a loan owed directly to, or federally guaranteed by, the 
Federal government. Lending Federal agencies and authorized private 
lending institution will be able to use the CAIVRS debtor file to 
verify that the loan applicant is not in default, or delinquent on a 
Federal direct or federally guaranteed loan, prior to granting the 
applicant a loan. The CAIVRS database contains Personally Identifiable 
Information (PII) contributed by participating Federal agencies, 
including Social Security Numbers (SSNs) and other records of borrowers 
delinquent or in default on debts owed to, or guaranteed by HUD and 
other Federal agencies. Authorized users may not deny, terminate, or 
make a final decision concerning any loan assistance to an applicant or 
take other adverse action against such applicant based on the 
information produced by data matches conducted under CAIVRS, until such 
authorized users have independently verified such adverse information.

Reporting of Matching Program

    In accordance with Public Law 100-503, the Computer Matching and 
Privacy Protection Act of 1988 as amended, and OMB Bulletin 89-22, 
``Instructions on Reporting Computer Matching Programs to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB), Congress and the Public,'' copies of this 
notice and report are being provided to the U.S. House Committee on 
Oversight Government Reform, the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and 
Governmental Affairs Committee, and OMB.

Authority

    HUD has authority to collect and review mortgage data pursuant to 
the National Housing Act, as amended, 12 U.S.C. 1701 et seq., and 
related laws. This computer matching will be conducted pursuant to 
Public Law 100-503, ``The Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act 
of 1988,'' as amended, and OMB Circulars A-129 (Managing Federal Credit 
Programs). One of the purposes of all Executive departments and 
agencies is to implement efficient management practices for Federal 
Credit Programs. OMB Circular A-129 was issued under the authority of 
the Budget and Accounting Act of 1921, as amended; the Budget and 
Accounting Act of 1950, as amended; the Debt Collection Act of 1982, as 
amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996; Section 2653 of 
Public Law 98-369; the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990, as amended; 
the Federal Debt Collection Procedures Act of 1990, the Chief Financial 
Officers Act of 1990, as amended; Executive Order 8248; the Cash 
Management Improvement Act Amendments of 1992; and pre-existing common 
law authority to charge interest on debts and to offset payments to 
collect debts administratively.

Objectives To Be Met by the Matching Program

    The objective of this matching program is to give program agencies 
access to a system that allows them to prescreen applicants for loans 
made, or loans guaranteed, by the Federal Government to ascertain if 
the applicant is delinquent in paying a debt owed to or guaranteed by 
the Federal Government. As part of this process, HUD will be provided 
access to VA's debtor data for prescreening purposes.
    The use of CAIVRS will allow HUD to better monitor its credit 
programs and to reduce the credit extended to individuals with 
outstanding delinquencies on debts owed to HUD and other Federal 
agencies. VA expects to achieve savings through risk reduction and debt 
recovery. By the very nature of debt prevention, expected savings must 
be the subject of some assumptions, including the anticipated behavior 
of the matching subjects.VA also participates in CAIVRS as a 
cooperative effort in a governmentwide credit plan that may benefit 
other agencies as much, if not more, than VA.
    Under this computer matching program, HUD/CAIVRS receives limited 
information on borrowers who have defaulted on loans administered by 
participating Federal agencies each month. The information includes: 
Borrower ID Number--The Social Security Number (SSN), Employer 
Identification Number (EIN) or Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) of 
the

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borrower on a delinquent or defaulted federal direct loan or federally-
guaranteed loan. Federal agency personnel and authorized lenders must 
enter a user authorization code followed by either a SSN or EIN to 
access CAIVRS. Only the following information is returned or displayed:
     Yes/No as to whether the holder of that SSN/EIN is in 
default on a Federal loan; and
     If Yes, then CAIVRS provides to the lender:
    [cir] Loan case number;
    [cir] Record type (claim, default, foreclosure, or judgment);
    [cir] Agency administering the loan program;
    [cir] Phone number at the applicable Federal agency (to call to 
clear up the default); and
    [cir] Confirmation Code associated with the query.
    Federal law mandates the suspension of the processing of 
applications for Federal credit benefits (such as government-insured 
loans) if the applicants are delinquent on Federal or Federally-
guaranteed debt. Processing may continue only after the borrower 
satisfactorily resolves the debt (e.g., pays in full or renegotiates a 
new payment plan). To remove a CAIVRS sanction, the borrower must 
contact the Federal agency that reported their SSN or EIN to HUD/CAIVRS 
using the information provided.

Records To Be Matched

    HUD will use records from the Single Family Default Monitoring 
System (SFDMS/F42D) (72 FR 65350, November 20, 2007, and Single Family 
Insurance System--Claims Subsystem, CLAIMS, A43C (79 FR 10825, February 
26, 2014), as combined in CAIVRS to provide an up-to-date dataset to be 
used in records matching. SFDMS maintains data on mortgages that are 90 
or more days delinquent. The Mortgagee or Servicer must submit a 
Monthly Delinquent Loan Report (HUD-92068-A) to HUD on a monthly basis 
until the mortgage status has been completed by all Mortgagees, or is 
otherwise terminated or deleted. Mortgagees and Servicers provide 
default data to HUD via Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) or using the 
Internet via FHA Connection, through which the data is sorted, pre-
screened, key entered, edited, and otherwise processed. Reports are 
generated for HUD Headquarters and Field Offices to review.
    CLAIMS provides automated receipt, tracking and processing of form 
HUD-27011, Single Family Application for Insurance Benefits. CLAIMS 
provides online update and inquiry capability to Single Family 
Insurance and Claims databases, and to cumulative history files. Claims 
payments are made by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) via an HDS 
platform (IBM mainframe/Treasury interface) on a daily basis.
    For the actual data match, VA will use records from the system of 
records entitled ``Accounts Receivable Records 88VA244.''

Notice Procedures

    HUD and VA have separate procedures for notifying individuals that 
their records will be matched to determine whether they are delinquent 
or in default on a Federal debt. HUD will notify individuals at the 
time of application for a HUD/FHA mortgage, and VA will notify 
individuals at the time of application for a VA loan services. VA may 
disclose information from that application to other Federal agencies 
under published ``routine use,'' without the applicants' consent, as 
permitted by law.
    HUD and VA published a notice concerning routine use disclosures in 
the Federal Register to inform individuals that a computer match may be 
performed to determine a loan applicant's credit status with the 
Federal Government. The Privacy Act also requires that a copy of each 
Computer Matching Agreement entered into with a recipient agency shall 
be available upon request to the public.

Categories of Records/Individuals Involved

    Data elements disclosed in computer matching governed by this 
Agreement are Personally Identifiable Information (PII) from the 
specified VA system of record. The data elements supplied by VA to 
CAIVRS are the following:
     Borrower ID Number--The Social Security Number (SSN), 
Employer Identification.
     Number (EIN) or Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) of 
the borrower on a delinquent or defaulted Federal direct loan or 
Federally guaranteed loan.
     Case Number--A reference number issued by the reporting 
agency for the delinquent or defaulted Federal direct loan or Federally 
guaranteed loan.
     Agency Code--A code assigned to the reporting agency.
     Type Code--A code that indicates the type of record--
claim, default, foreclosure, or judgment.
     Borrower ID Type--A code that indicates whether the 
Borrower ID Number is a SSN, EIN, or TIN.

Period of the Match

    Matching will begin at least 40 days from the date that copies of 
the Computer Matching Agreement, signed by HUD and VA DIBs, are sent to 
both Houses of Congress and OMB; or at least 30 days from the date this 
notice is published in the Federal Register, whichever is later, 
provided that no comments that would result in a contrary determination 
are received. The matching program will be in effect and continue for 
18 months with an option to renew for 12 additional months unless one 
of the Parties to the Agreement advises the other in writing to 
terminate or modify the Agreement.

    Dated: April 6, 2016.
Patricia A. Hoban-Moore,
Chief Administrative Officer, Office of Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-08775 Filed 4-14-16; 8:45 am]
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