A computer matching program is required pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 for any computerized comparison of two or more automated systems of records, or a system of records with non-federal records, for the purpose of establishing or verifying eligibility or compliance as it relates to cash or in-kind assistance or payments under federal benefit programs.
Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. § 552a(o), any record contained in a system of records may only be disclosed to a recipient agency or non-federal agency for use in a computer matching program pursuant to a Computer Matching Agreement (CMA) between the source agency and the recipient agency or non-federal agency. The Department requires CMAs to be developed and approved for any matching program as defined by the statute.
Notices for approved computer matching programs published in the Federal Register are listed below:
- DHS/USCIS and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) 78 FR 50419, August 19, 2013
- DHS/USCIS and the California Department of Social Services(CA-DSS) 78 FR 38724, June 27, 2013
- DHS/FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 78 FR 4968, January 23, 2013
- DHS/USCIS and the Department of Education (ED) 77 FR 56824, September 14, 2012
- DHS and the Social Security Administration (SSA) 77 FR 32709, June 1, 2012
- DHS/USCIS and the California Department of Health Care Services (CA-DHCS) FR# 2014-10595, May 9, 2014
- DHS/USCIS and the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) FR# 2014-10596, May 9, 2014
- DHS/USCIS and the Massachusetts Division of Unemployment Assistance (MA-DUA) FR# 2014-10594, May 9, 2014
- DHS/USCIS and the New York Department of Labor (NYS-DOL) FR# 2014-12766, June 3, 2014
- DHS/USCIS and the New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development (NJ-LWD) FR# 2014-12760, June 3, 2014
DHS/USCIS and the Department of Education, 79 FR 55441, September 16, 2014