matching program

(8)the term “matching program”— (A)means any computerized comparison of— (i)two or more automated systems of records or a system of records with non-Federal records for the purpose of— (I)establishing or verifying the eligibility of, or continuing compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements by, applicants for, recipients or beneficiaries of, participants in, or providers of services with respect to, cash or in-kind assistance or payments under Federal benefit programs, or (II)recouping payments or delinquent debts under such Federal benefit programs, or (ii)two or more automated Federal personnel or payroll systems of records or a system of Federal personnel or payroll records with non-Federal records, (B)but does not include— (i)matches performed to produce aggregate statistical data without any personal identifiers; (ii)matches performed to support any research or statistical project, the specific data of which may not be used to make decisions concerning the rights, benefits, or privileges of specific individuals; (iii)matches performed, by an agency (or component thereof) which performs as its principal function any activity pertaining to the enforcement of criminal laws, subsequent to the initiation of a specific criminal or civil law enforcement investigation of a named person or persons for the purpose of gathering evidence against such person or persons; (iv)matches of tax information (I) pursuant to section 6103(d) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, (II) for purposes of tax administration as defined in section 6103(b)(4) of such Code, (III) for the purpose of intercepting a tax refund due an individual under authority granted by section 404(e), 464, or 1137 of the Social Security Act; or (IV) for the purpose of intercepting a tax refund due an individual under any other tax refund intercept program authorized by statute which has been determined by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to contain verification, notice, and hearing requirements that are substantially similar to the procedures in section 1137 of the Social Security Act; (v)matches— (I)using records predominantly relating to Federal personnel, that are performed for routine administrative purposes (subject to guidance provided by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget pursuant to subsection (v)); or (II)conducted by an agency using only records from systems of records maintained by that agency; (vi)matches performed for foreign counterintelligence purposes or to produce background checks for security clearances of Federal personnel or Federal contractor personnel; (vii)matches performed incident to a levy described in section 6103(k)(8) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; (viii)matches performed pursuant to section 202(x)(3) or 1611(e)(1) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 402(x)(3), 1382(e)(1)); (ix)matches performed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services or the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services with respect to potential fraud, waste, and abuse, including matches of a system of records with non-Federal records; or (x)matches performed pursuant to section 3(d)(4) of the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014; 

Source

5 USC § 552a(a)(8)


Scoping language

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