Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program, 60613-60614 [2017-27487]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 244 / Thursday, December 21, 2017 / Notices daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES • UC benefit applicant/recipient’s Social Security number • UC benefit applicant/recipient’s first, middle, and last name • Same state data indicator (indicates whether the SWA requests NDNH new hire and quarterly wage information was provided to the NDNH by that same state) • Passback data (SWA information used to identify individuals within the input file to be returned on the output file) • Name/Social Security number verification request OCSE will compare the Social Security numbers in the SWA input file to the Social Security numbers in the NDNH, and will provide the SWA with any available new hire and quarterly wage information in NDNH (including names, Social Security numbers, home addresses, and employment information) pertaining to the individuals whose records are contained in the SWA input file. of records. The matching program will assist state TANF agencies in establishing or verifying eligibility for assistance, reducing payment errors, and maintaining program integrity. DATES: The deadline for comments on this notice is January 22, 2018. The reestablished matching program will commence not sooner than 30 days after publication of this notice, provided no comments are received that warrant a change to this notice. The matching program will be conducted for an initial term of 18 months (approximately January 13, 2018 through July 13, 2019) and within 3 months of expiration may be renewed for up to 12 additional months if the parties make no change to the matching program and certify that the program has been conducted in compliance with the matching agreement. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may submit written comments on this notice, by mail or email, to Linda Boyer, Director, Division of Federal Systems, System(s) of Records Office of Child Support Enforcement, The OCSE records disclosed to SWAs Administration for Children and will be disclosed from OCSE’s National Families, by email at linda.boyer@ Directory of New Hires (NDNH) system acf.hhs.gov, or by mail at Mary E. of records, No. 09–80–0381, last Switzer Building, 330 C Street SW, 5th published at 80 FR 17906 on April 2, Floor, Washington, DC 20201. 2015. The disclosures are authorized by Comments received will be available for routine use 13 in that system of records. public inspection at this address from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday Scott M. Lekan, through Friday. Commissioner, Office of Child Support FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Enforcement. General questions about the matching [FR Doc. 2017–27486 Filed 12–20–17; 8:45 am] program may be submitted to Linda BILLING CODE 4184–42–P Boyer, Director, Division of Federal Systems, Office of Child Support Enforcement, Administration for DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND Children and Families, by email at HUMAN SERVICES linda.boyer@acf.hhs.gov, by mail at Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program Mary E. Switzer Building, 330 C Street SW, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20201, AGENCY: Administration for Children or by telephone at 202–401–5410. and Families, Department of Health and SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Human Services. Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 ACTION: Notice of a new matching U.S.C. 552a), provides for certain program. protections for individuals applying for SUMMARY: In accordance with subsection and receiving federal benefits. The law governs the use of computer matching (e)(12) of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Department of Health and by federal agencies when records in a system of records (meaning, records Human Services, Administration for about individual retrieved by personal Children and Families, Office of Child identifier) are matched with other Support Enforcement (HHS/ACF/ federal or state agency records. The OCSE), is providing notice of a rePrivacy Act requires agencies involved established matching program between in a matching program to: OCSE and state agencies administering 1. Enter into a written agreement, Temporary Assistance for Needy which must be prepared in accordance Families (TANF). The matching with the Privacy Act, approved by the program will compare state TANF agency records with new hire, quarterly Data Integrity Board of each participating federal agency, provided to wage, and unemployment insurance Congress and the Office of Management information from OCSE’s National and Budget (OMB), and made available Directory of New Hires (NDNH) system VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:57 Dec 20, 2017 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60613 to the public, as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(o), (u)(3)(A), and (u)(4). 2. Notify the individuals whose information will be used in the matching program that the information they provide is subject to verification through matching, as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(o)(1)(D). 3. Verify match findings before suspending, terminating, reducing, or making a final denial of an individual’s benefits or payments or taking other adverse action against the individual, as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(p). 4. Report the matching program to Congress and the OMB, in advance and annually, as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(o) (2)(A)(i), (r), and (u)(3)(D). 5. Publish advance notice of the matching program in the Federal Register as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(12). This matching program meets these requirements. Participating Agencies: Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) is the source agency, and state agencies administering the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program are the recipient agencies. Authority for Conducting the Matching Program: 42 U.S.C. 653(j)(3). Purpose(s): The matching program provides each participating state agency with new hire, quarterly wage, and unemployment insurance information from OCSE’s National Directory of New Hires (NDNH) system of records, pertaining to adult TANF applicants and recipients, resulting from comparing client Social Security numbers in the state agency’s files to data in NDNH. The match results assist the state agencies in establishing or verifying clients’ eligibility for assistance, reducing payment errors, and maintaining program integrity, including determining whether duplicate participation exists or if the client resides in another state. The state agencies may also use the NDNH information for the secondary purposes of updating the applicants’ and recipients’ reported participation in work activities and updating applicant, recipient, and employer contact information maintained by the state TANF agencies. Categories of Individuals: The categories of individuals whose information is involved in the matching program are adult members of households who receive or have applied for TANF benefits. Categories of Records: The categories of records involved in the matching program are new hire, quarterly wage, and unemployment insurance information. The specific data elements E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1 60614 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 244 / Thursday, December 21, 2017 / Notices that will be provided to OCSE in a state TANF agency input file are: • Submitting state code (2-digit FIPS code) • Date stamp (input file transmission date) • Adult TANF applicant/recipient’s Social Security number • Adult TANF applicant/recipient’s first, middle, and last name • Same state data indicator (indicates whether the state TANF agency requests NDNH new hire, quarterly wage, or unemployment insurance even if the information was provided by that same state) • Passback data (state TANF agency information used to identify individuals within the input file to be returned on the output file) • Name/Social Security number verification request OCSE will compare the Social Security numbers in the state TANF agency input file to the Social Security numbers in the NDNH, and will provide the state TANF agency with any available new hire and quarterly wage information in NDNH (including names, Social Security numbers, home addresses, and employment information) pertaining to the individuals whose records are contained in the state TANF agency input file. System(s) of Records: The OCSE records disclosed to state TANF agencies will be disclosed from OCSE’s National Directory of New Hires (NDNH) system of records, No. 09–80– 0381, last published at 80 FR 17906 on April 2, 2015. The disclosures are authorized by routine use 8 in that system of records. Scott M. Lekan, Commissioner, Office of Child Support Enforcement. property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; PAR16–212: Cognitive Neuroscience and Assessment of Cancer Treatment-Related Cognitive Impairment. Date: January 17, 2018. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892 (Virtual Meeting). Contact Person: Kristin Kramer, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 5205, MSC 7846, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 437– 0911, kramerkm@csr.nih.gov. Name of Committee: Risk, Prevention and Health Behavior Integrated Review Group; Psychosocial Risk and Disease Prevention Study Section. Date: January 22–23, 2018. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Embassy Suites at the Chevy Chase Pavilion, 4300 Military Road NW, Washington, DC 20015. Contact Person: Stacey FitzSimmons, Ph.D., MPH, Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 3114, MSC 7808, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 451– 9956, fitzsimmonss@csr.nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93.393–93.396, 93.837–93.844, 93.846–93.878, 93.892, 93.893, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: December 18, 2017. Melanie J. Pantoja, Program Analyst; Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2017–27487 Filed 12–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–42–P [FR Doc. 2017–27506 Filed 12–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES National Institutes of Health National Institutes of Health Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, notice is hereby given of the following meetings. The meetings will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:57 Dec 20, 2017 Jkt 244001 National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering; Notice of Meeting Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, notice is hereby given of a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. The meeting will be open to the public as indicated below, with PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 attendance limited to space available. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should notify the Contact Person listed below in advance of the meeting. The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and/or contract proposals and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications and/or contract proposals, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: National Advisory Council for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. Date: January 18, 2018. Open: 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Agenda: Report from the Institute Director, other Institute Staff and scientific presentation. Place: The William F. Bolger Center, Franklin Building, Classroom 3, 9600 Newbridge Drive, Potomac, MD 20854. Closed: 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications and/or proposals. Place: The William F. Bolger Center, Franklin Building, Classroom 3, 9600 Newbridge Drive, Potomac, MD 20854. Contact Person: David T. George, Ph.D., Acting Associate Director, Office of Research Administration, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, 6707 Democracy Boulevard, Room 920, Bethesda, MD 20892. Any interested person may file written comments with the committee by forwarding the statement to the Contact Person listed on this notice. The statement should include the name, address, telephone number and when applicable, the business or professional affiliation of the interested person. Information is also available on the Institute’s/Center’s home page: http:// www.nibib1.nih.gov/about/NACBIB/ NACBIB.htm, where an agenda and any additional information for the meeting will be posted when available. Dated: December 18, 2017. David Clary, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2017–27508 Filed 12–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 244 (Thursday, December 21, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES


Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program

AGENCY: Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health 
and Human Services.

ACTION: Notice of a new matching program.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with subsection (e)(12) of the Privacy Act of 
1974, as amended, the Department of Health and Human Services, 
Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Support 
Enforcement (HHS/ACF/OCSE), is providing notice of a re-established 
matching program between OCSE and state agencies administering 
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). The matching program 
will compare state TANF agency records with new hire, quarterly wage, 
and unemployment insurance information from OCSE's National Directory 
of New Hires (NDNH) system of records. The matching program will assist 
state TANF agencies in establishing or verifying eligibility for 
assistance, reducing payment errors, and maintaining program integrity.

DATES: The deadline for comments on this notice is January 22, 2018. 
The re-established matching program will commence not sooner than 30 
days after publication of this notice, provided no comments are 
received that warrant a change to this notice.
    The matching program will be conducted for an initial term of 18 
months (approximately January 13, 2018 through July 13, 2019) and 
within 3 months of expiration may be renewed for up to 12 additional 
months if the parties make no change to the matching program and 
certify that the program has been conducted in compliance with the 
matching agreement.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties may submit written comments on this 
notice, by mail or email, to Linda Boyer, Director, Division of Federal 
Systems, Office of Child Support Enforcement, Administration for 
Children and Families, by email at [email protected], or by mail 
at Mary E. Switzer Building, 330 C Street SW, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 
20201. 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: General questions about the matching 
program may be submitted to Linda Boyer, Director, Division of Federal 
Systems, Office of Child Support Enforcement, Administration for 
Children and Families, by email at [email protected], by mail at 
Mary E. Switzer Building, 330 C Street SW, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 
20201, or by telephone at 202-401-5410.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 
U.S.C. 552a), 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 
(meaning, records about individual retrieved by personal identifier) 
are matched with other federal or state agency records. The Privacy Act 
requires agencies involved in a matching program to:
    1. Enter into a written agreement, which must be prepared in 
accordance with the Privacy Act, approved by the Data Integrity Board 
of each participating federal agency, provided to Congress and the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and made available to the 
public, as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(o), (u)(3)(A), and (u)(4).
    2. Notify the individuals whose information will be used in the 
matching program that the information they provide is subject to 
verification through matching, as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(o)(1)(D).
    3. Verify match findings before suspending, terminating, reducing, 
or making a final denial of an individual's benefits or payments or 
taking other adverse action against the individual, as required by 5 
U.S.C. 552a(p).
    4. Report the matching program to Congress and the OMB, in advance 
and annually, as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(o) (2)(A)(i), (r), and 
(u)(3)(D).
    5. Publish advance notice of the matching program in the Federal 
Register as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(12).
    This matching program meets these requirements.
    Participating Agencies: Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) 
is the source agency, and state agencies administering the Temporary 
Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program are the recipient 
agencies.
    Authority for Conducting the Matching Program: 42 U.S.C. 653(j)(3).
    Purpose(s): The matching program provides each participating state 
agency with new hire, quarterly wage, and unemployment insurance 
information from OCSE's National Directory of New Hires (NDNH) system 
of records, pertaining to adult TANF applicants and recipients, 
resulting from comparing client Social Security numbers in the state 
agency's files to data in NDNH. The match results assist the state 
agencies in establishing or verifying clients' eligibility for 
assistance, reducing payment errors, and maintaining program integrity, 
including determining whether duplicate participation exists or if the 
client resides in another state. The state agencies may also use the 
NDNH information for the secondary purposes of updating the applicants' 
and recipients' reported participation in work activities and updating 
applicant, recipient, and employer contact information maintained by 
the state TANF agencies.
    Categories of Individuals: The categories of individuals whose 
information is involved in the matching program are adult members of 
households who receive or have applied for TANF benefits.
    Categories of Records: The categories of records involved in the 
matching program are new hire, quarterly wage, and unemployment 
insurance information. The specific data elements

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that will be provided to OCSE in a state TANF agency input file are:

 Submitting state code (2-digit FIPS code)
 Date stamp (input file transmission date)
 Adult TANF applicant/recipient's Social Security number
 Adult TANF applicant/recipient's first, middle, and last name
 Same state data indicator (indicates whether the state TANF 
agency requests NDNH new hire, quarterly wage, or unemployment 
insurance even if the information was provided by that same state)
 Passback data (state TANF agency information used to identify 
individuals within the input file to be returned on the output file)
 Name/Social Security number verification request

    OCSE will compare the Social Security numbers in the state TANF 
agency input file to the Social Security numbers in the NDNH, and will 
provide the state TANF agency with any available new hire and quarterly 
wage information in NDNH (including names, Social Security numbers, 
home addresses, and employment information) pertaining to the 
individuals whose records are contained in the state TANF agency input 
file.
    System(s) of Records: The OCSE records disclosed to state TANF 
agencies will be disclosed from OCSE's National Directory of New Hires 
(NDNH) system of records, No. 09-80-0381, last published at 80 FR 17906 
on April 2, 2015. The disclosures are authorized by routine use 8 in 
that system of records.

Scott M. Lekan,
Commissioner, Office of Child Support Enforcement.
[FR Doc. 2017-27487 Filed 12-20-17; 8:45 am]
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