In accordance with the Office of Management and Budget Circular No. A-108 (December 23, 2016), the following tables list SSA`s annual matching activity reports as well as SSA`s active matching programs, including links to corresponding federal registry announcements informing the public of the programs and links to updated copies of matching agreements. Below is a list of all DOJ computer comparison agreements, corresponding federal notices, and the department`s matching reviews and annual reports. The Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988, Pub. L. No. 100-503, 102 Stat. 2507 (1988), amended the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. § 552a to include provisions relating to computer comparison activities. According to 5 U.S.C. § 552 bis (o), “no record contained in a registration system may be disclosed to a beneficiary agency or a non-federal authority for use in a computer comparison program, unless otherwise agreed in writing between the source agency and the beneficiary agency or non-federal authority”, subject to other exceptions.
Communications relating to approved computer comparison agreements published in the Federal Register are listed below: HHS implements computer comparison programs with other federal authorities and with public authorities. Below is a full list of currently effective matching programs with links to the match agreement and a public notice describing each program. For more information on it comparison, see OMB Circular A-108 (Dec. 2016), in the HHS Data Integrity Board (DIB) Guidelines for Computer Matching Agreements (aug. 2016) and in the HHS DIB annual reports. Under the Data Protection Act of 1974, a computer comparison program is required for any computerized comparison of two or more automated registration systems or a non-federal registration system, in order to determine or verify the validity of or compliance with cash or in-kind benefits or payments made under federal benefit programs. In accordance with 5 U.S.C§ 552 bis (o), all data sets contained in a registration system may only be transmitted to a receiving agency or to a non-federal authority for use in a computer comparison program, in accordance with a computer comparison agreement (CMA) between the source agency and the destination or non-federal agency. The department requires that CMAs be developed and approved for each matching program in accordance with the law. At the end of each calendar year, the DOJ Data Integrity Board must review that year`s matching programs and report to the Attorney General and the Office of Management and Budget. The federal authority responsible for preparing the documents, obtaining the necessary authorizations and signatures and publishing the corresponding statement is printed in bold. Circular A-108, Section 14 of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), requires agencies to send it an annual matching activity report to the OMB. The department reports annually to OMB on its matching activities.
Below is the department`s matching activity report for 2019: The department requires CMAs to be developed and approved for each matching program within the meaning of the law. A CMA is a written agreement between the source agency and the receiving (or non-federal) agency that defines the terms of the matching program. The COMPUTER reconciliation rules of the Data Protection Act apply to a wide range of IT reconciliation activities carried out by federal authorities for the purpose of establishing or verifying the merits or compliance with respect to benefits in cash or in kind or payments made under federal benefit programs. An agreement between the Ministry of Finance and another federal or non-federal authority can last up to 18 months and be extended for a further 12 months. An agreement entered into by an organisation in connection with a computer comparison programme in which the organisation participates, as provided for in the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act 1988. . . .