RM 01002.004 Flowchart of the SS-4 Process at SSA
This section shows the flow of the Form SS-4 process when SSA receives the form and explains the flowchart.
B. SS-4 Flowchart
Use this diagram to follow the flow of the Form SS-4 process at SSA. Refer to the table in this section for a narrative description of the SS-4 process.
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C. Description of the form SS-4 process at SSA
This table describes the major functions of the Form SS-4 process at SSA as shown in the flowchart in this section. NOTE: The function number and name in the table corresponds to the number of the function shown in the flowchart.
1 Receives File from IRS weekly.
The Office of Telecommunications and Systems Operation (OTSO)
receives the file for SSA, and
sends file to the Center for Automation, Security, and Integrity (CASI).
2 Data File run through Census Bureau Autocoder Program
Generates two output files:
3 Autocoded files to database
(CASI) loads the Autocoded file into a database where the records accumulate until the end of the month.
4 Clerical files to database
(CASI) loads the Clerical file into the SS-4 Automation application database for the (DEBS) to process.
5 SS-4 Automation Application
DEBS technicians manually assign NAICS codes to SS-4 records
6 Manual coded files
(CASI) loads the manual coded files into a database within the month.
7 Autocoded files
(CASI) loads the Autocoded files into a database within the month.
8-10 Create files for Census
Two files are created for Census:
11-13 Transmit files
Transmit one file to the IRS.
Transmit two files to Census
Manually coded file