Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program, 49919-49920 [2017-23386]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 207 / Friday, October 27, 2017 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES amended, this notice announces a renewal of an existing computer matching program that we are currently conducting with DOL. DATES: The deadline to submit comments on the proposed matching program is 30 days from the date of publication of this notice. The matching program will be effective on May 25, 2017, or once a minimum of 30 days after publication of this notice has elapsed, whichever is later. The matching program will expire on November 24, 2018. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may comment on this notice by either telefaxing to (410) 966–0869 or writing to the Acting 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 Acting 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 244001 (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. Mary Ann Zimmerman, Acting 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 the Department of Labor (DOL) will disclose the DOL administered Part C Black Lung (BL) benefit data to us. We will match DOL’s Part C BL data with our records of persons receiving Social Security disability benefits to verify that Part C BL beneficiaries are receiving the correct amount of Social Security disability benefits. C. AUTHORITY FOR CONDUCTING THE MATCHING PROGRAM: The legal authority for 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 section 224(h)(1) of the Social Security Act (Act), 42 U.S.C. 424a(h)(1). This legal authority requires any Federal agency to provide us with information in its possession that we may require for making a timely determination of the amount of reduction required under section 224 of the Act for workers’ compensation offset. D. CATEGORIES OF RECORDS AND PERSONS COVERED BY THE MATCHING PROGRAM: SYSTEMS OF RECORDS: SSA will match the DOL extract file against the MBR, SSA/ORSIS (60–0090), last fully published at 71 FR 1826 on January 11, 2006, as amended at 72 FR 69723 (December 10, 2007) and 78 FR 40542 (July 5, 2013). DOL’s extract file is from DOL’s OWCP, BL Benefit Payments file, DOL/OWCP–9, last fully published at 81 FR 25765 on April 29, 2016. Both agencies have published the appropriate routine uses to permit the PO 00000 Frm 00139 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49919 disclosures necessary to conduct this match. NUMBER OF RECORDS: DOL’s monthly extract file will contain the necessary identifying and payment information for approximately 23,000 beneficiaries, all miners under age 65 entitled to receive Part C BL payments. We will match these DOL records against the MBR. SPECIFIED DATA ELEMENTS: DOL’s monthly extract file will contain each Part C BL beneficiary’s Social Security number (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 beneficiaries are receiving Social Security disability benefits and match the DOL data against the SSN, type of action code, and offset type for those beneficiaries in our MBR. E. INCLUSIVE DATES OF THE MATCHING PROGRAM: The effective date of this matching program is May 25, 2017, or once a minimum of 30 days after publication of this notice has elapsed, whichever is later. The matching program will expire on November 24, 2018. [FR Doc. 2017–23385 Filed 10–26–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No. SSA 2016–0058] Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program AGENCY: Social Security Administration (SSA). Notice of a new matching program. ACTION: In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, as amended, this notice announces a new computer matching program that we are currently conducting with DOL. DATES: The deadline to submit comments on the proposed matching program is 30 days from the date of publication of this notice. The matching program will be effective on May 25, 2017, or once a minimum of 30 days after publication of this notice has elapsed, whichever is later. The matching program will expire on November 24, 2018. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may comment on this notice by either telefaxing to (410) 966–0869, writing to Mary Ann Zimmerman, Acting Executive Director, Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of the General Counsel, Social Security SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 27OCN1 asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES 49920 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 207 / Friday, October 27, 2017 / Notices Administration, 617 Altmeyer Building, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235–6401, or email at Mary.Ann.Zimmerman@ssa.gov. All comments received will be available for public inspection at this address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Interested parties may submit general questions about the matching program to Mary Ann Zimmerman, Acting Executive Director, Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of the General Counsel, by any of the means shown above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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. We have taken action to ensure that all of our computer matching programs comply with the requirements of the Privacy Act, as amended. Mary Ann Zimmerman, Acting Executive Director, Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of the General Counsel. Participating Agencies: SSA and DOL. Authority for Conducting the Matching Program: This agreement is executed in accordance with the Privacy VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 244001 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 section 1631(f) of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. 1383(f). This legal authority requires any Federal agency to provide SSA with information in its possession that SSA may require for making a determination of eligibility for or the proper amount of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments. Purpose: The purpose of this computer matching agreement 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 SSI to verify that Part B BL beneficiaries are receiving the correct amount of SSI payments. Categories of Individuals: The individuals whose information is involved in the matching program are those individuals who are receiving Part B BL benefits and SSI benefits. Categories of Records: DOL’s monthly extract file will contain necessary identifying and payment information for approximately 19,000 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 Social Security number (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 Supplemental Security Record (SSR). Systems of Records: We will match the SSR/SVB SSA/ODSSIS (60–0103) system of records, last fully published on January 11, 2006 (71 FR 1830), and amended on December 10, 2007 (72 FR 69723), 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 (OWCP–9), published on April 29, 2016 (81 FR 25765). [FR Doc. 2017–23386 Filed 10–26–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P PO 00000 Frm 00140 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No. SSA 2017–0027] Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program AGENCY: Social Security Administration (SSA) Notice of a New Matching Program. ACTION: In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, as amended, this notice announces a new computer matching program that we are currently conducting with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). SUMMARY: The deadline to submit comments on the proposed matching program is 30 days from the date of publication of this notice. The matching program will be effective on July 19, 2017, or once a minimum of 30 days after the publication of this notice has elapsed, whichever is later. The matching program will expire on January 18, 2019. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may comment on this notice by either telefaxing to (410) 966–0869, writing to Mary Ann Zimmerman, Acting 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, or emailing to Mary.Ann.Zimmerman@ssa.gov. All comments received will be available for public inspection at this address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Interested parties may submit general questions about the matching program to Mary Ann Zimmerman, Acting Executive Director, Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of the General Counsel, by any of the means shown above. DATES: 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 27OCN1

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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

[Docket No. SSA 2016-0058]


Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program

AGENCY: Social Security Administration (SSA).

ACTION: Notice of a new matching program.

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

DATES: The deadline to submit comments on the proposed matching program 
is 30 days from the date of publication of this notice. The matching 
program will be effective on May 25, 2017, or once a minimum of 30 days 
after publication of this notice has elapsed, whichever is later. The 
matching program will expire on November 24, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties may comment on this notice by either 
telefaxing to (410) 966-0869, writing to Mary Ann Zimmerman, Acting 
Executive Director, Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of the 
General Counsel, Social Security

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Administration, 617 Altmeyer Building, 6401 Security Boulevard, 
Baltimore, MD 21235-6401, or email at [email protected]. All 
comments received will be available for public inspection at this 
address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Interested parties may submit general 
questions about the matching program to Mary Ann Zimmerman, Acting 
Executive Director, Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of the 
General Counsel, by any of the means shown above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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.
    We have taken action to ensure that all of our computer matching 
programs comply with the requirements of the Privacy Act, as amended.

Mary Ann Zimmerman,
Acting Executive Director, Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of 
the General Counsel.

    Participating Agencies: SSA and DOL.
    Authority for Conducting the Matching Program: 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 section 1631(f) of the 
Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. 1383(f). This legal authority requires 
any Federal agency to provide SSA with information in its possession 
that SSA may require for making a determination of eligibility for or 
the proper amount of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments.
    Purpose: The purpose of this computer matching agreement 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 SSI to verify that Part B BL beneficiaries are receiving the 
correct amount of SSI payments.
    Categories of Individuals: The individuals whose information is 
involved in the matching program are those individuals who are 
receiving Part B BL benefits and SSI benefits.
    Categories of Records: DOL's monthly extract file will contain 
necessary identifying and payment information for approximately 19,000 
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 Social Security number (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 Supplemental Security Record (SSR).
    Systems of Records: We will match the SSR/SVB SSA/ODSSIS (60-0103) 
system of records, last fully published on January 11, 2006 (71 FR 
1830), and amended on December 10, 2007 (72 FR 69723), 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 (OWCP-9), published on April 29, 2016 (81 FR 25765).

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