Identification Number:
RM 03809 TN 2
Intended Audience:See Transmittal Sheet
Originating Office:DCO OCO OEIO DTPS
Title:Scouting - Adjusting Earnings
Type:POMS Transmittals
Program:All Programs
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PROGRAM OPERATIONS MANUAL SYSTEM
Part RM – Records Maintenance
Chapter 038 – Earnings Discrepancies
Subchapter 09 – Scouting - Adjusting Earnings
Transmittal No. 2, 04/20/2021

Audience

Originating Component

OCO

Effective Date

Upon Receipt

Background

The POMS section should be updated to improve the content for readability and tone.

Summary of Changes

RM 03809.001 Receiving, Controlling and Processing Scouting Requests

A. Changed paragraph to add initial review phase

B. Changed paragraph to add Division of Earnings and Business Services (DEBS).

C. Changed paragraph to add If a scouting, action is required:

o The technician will need to review the Detailed Earnings Query (DEQY) to ensure accurate annotation of wage earnings.

o Make necessary transfers in accordance with RM03816.021 to ensure accurate processing of the case.

RM 03809.001 Receiving, Controlling and Processing Scouting Requests

Scouting requests are generally received through the Earnings Case Management System (ECMS); which involves the receipt of electronic cases from Field Offices and other Payment Centers. These electronic cases require data correction of information that was keyed incorrectly during the time the original earnings were added to the Social Security record.

Generally, the Benefit Earnings Technician (BET) in the Office of Earnings and International Operations (OEIO) Division of Earnings and Business Services (DEBS) will evaluate the case in ECMS to determine the type of scouting action that is required for processing.

  1. A. 

    Make necessary transfers in accordance with RM 03816.021.

  2. B. 

    Review Scouting to the extent necessary to ensure accurate annotation of the wage to the DEQY.


RM 03809 TN 2 - Scouting - Adjusting Earnings - 4/20/2021