Non-Federal workers, also referred to as student volunteers and host-enrollees, are
individuals authorized by Federal law to perform many of the same duties performed
by current SSA employees. Disclosure may be made to volunteers and non-Federal workers
when they need access to SSA personal information to perform their assigned duties.
SSA has established a routine use applicable to the majority of the Agency’s systems
of records that allows volunteers and other non-Federal workers access to personal
information in SSA files when performing their official duties.
The routine use provides that disclosure may be made to student volunteers and other
workers, who technically do not have the status of Federal employees, when they are
performing work for SSA as authorized by law, and they need access to personally identifiable
information in SSA records in order to perform their assigned Agency functions.
These workers can be allowed access to any of the systems of records containing the
routine use (see http://www.socialsecurity.gov/foia/bluebook/bluebook.htm. for a listing of the systems of records.