Privacy Act of 1974; as Amended New System of Records and Routine Use Disclosures
In accordance with the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4) and (e)(11)), we are issuing public notice of our intent to establish a new system of records entitled, Social Security Administration Unified Measurement System/Managerial Cost Accountability System (SUMS/MCAS) 60-0371, and routine uses applicable to this system of records. SUMS/ MCAS will consist of information related to five interrelated Agency initiatives: (1) Workload counts, (2) performance measures, (3) time allocation, (4) customer service records, and (5) managerial cost accountability. We invite public comments on this proposal.
Suspension of New Claims to the Federal Reviewing Official Review Level
We are modifying our disability administrative adjudication processes to suspend new claims to the Federal reviewing official (FedRO) level, now operating in the Boston region. Claims already transferred to the Office of the Federal Reviewing Official (OFedRO) for FedRO review will continue to be processed by the OFedRO and a related component of the disability determination process, the Medical and Vocational Expert System (MVES), commonly known as the Office of Medical and Vocational Expertise (OMVE). We are making these changes to ensure that we continually improve our disability adjudication process.
Methods for Conducting Personal Conferences When Waiver of Recovery of a Title II or Title XVI Overpayment Cannot Be Approved
We are revising our title II regulations and adding title XVI regulations on personal conferences when waiver of recovery of an overpayment cannot be approved. These final rules allow for the conferences to be conducted face-to-face, by telephone, or by video teleconference in these circumstances.