Implementation of the Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Amendment to Existing System of Records-Pay and Leave Records of Employees
The Department's Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (OCHCO) is proposing to amend its ``Pay and Leave Records of Employees'' system of records. The system of records consists of payroll and time and attendance systems for fulfillment of payroll, timekeeping and leave functions. The OCHCO modifies: The authority for and manner in which the Pay and Leave Records of Employees system of records operates; the categories of records in the system, the location and address of the system, the method by which records are retrieved in the system; the retention and disposal methods made of the records in the system; and adds the purpose(s) for which the records are used in the system. Additionally, as part of this update, OCHCO makes one substantive change to the system of records to authorize the forthcoming transition of HUD's time and attendance system from the Department of Agriculture's National Finance Center (NFC) to the Treasury Department's Bureau of the Fiscal Service (BFS). The routine uses are being updated to include new disclosures of personally identifiable information (PII) to Treasury's BFS and to new contract service providers to bring the system in compliance with the Privacy Act. The Treasury's BFS is a shared service provider that will gain access to payroll data and begin testing time and attendance data for migration of records, and ultimately, hosting of the time and attendance system, while the payroll function remains at NFC. The payroll and leave functions include processing all pay matters/issues (e.g., overtime, holiday pay, compensatory time, compensatory time for travel), distribution of wages, distribution of allotments and deductions to financial and other institutions, some through electronic funds transfer, timekeeper support, to maintain leave balances and provide leave processing services such as restored leave, payroll/ personnel action (e.g. promotions and Reduction in Grade personnel actions), receipt amount, and administrative overpayment processing). This amended notice demonstrates the Department's present status of the information contained in the systems and new data sharing practices. Other non-substantive changes to the routine use section and throughout the document are being added to ensure compliance with the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. 552a. A more detailed description of the present system is contained in notice ``Purpose'' caption. This notice supersedes the previous notice published in the Federal Register for ``HUD-34: Pay and Leave Records of Employees''.
HUD's Qualified Mortgage Rule: Announcement of Intention To Adopt Changes Pertaining to Exempted Transaction List
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is issuing a final rule being published concurrently with this document, and it can be found elsewhere in this Federal Register, entitled ``Amendments to the 2013 Mortgage Rules under the Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z),'' amending certain terms in CFPB's definition of ``qualified mortgage'' which HUD cross-referenced in HUD's qualified mortgage definition. In accordance with the procedures incorporated in HUD's definition of ``qualified mortgage,'' this document advises of HUD's intention to adopt, for HUD's qualified mortgage rule, CFPB's changes to the exemption for non-profit transactions from the qualified mortgage standards. HUD is not, however, adopting the new points and fees cure provision adopted by CFPB for the reasons stated in this document, but is providing guidance to mortgagees on curing points and fees errors prior to insurance endorsement.