Identification Number:
GN 03312 TN 5
Intended Audience:See Transmittal Sheet
Originating Office:Office of the General Counsel
Title:Disclosure for Law Enforcement Purposes
Type:POMS Transmittals
Program:All Programs
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PROGRAM OPERATIONS MANUAL SYSTEM
Part GN – General
Chapter 033 – Disclosure/Confidentiality of Information
Subchapter 12 – Disclosure for Law Enforcement Purposes
Transmittal No. 5, 04/28/2021

Audience

PSC: CA, CS, DE, DEC, DS, ICDS, IES, ISRA, PETE, RECONR, SCPS, TSA, TST;
OCO-OEIO: BTE, BTE TE, CR, CTE, CTE TE, EIE, FCR, FDE, RECONE, RECONR, RECOVR;
OCO-ODO: BA, BET, BTE, CR, CST, CTE, CTE TE, DE, DEC, DES, DS, IS, LCC, PAS, PETE, PETL, RCOVTA, RECONE, RECOVR, SPIKE, TST;
OEO: DOSPA, OSSPA, WBDOCPA;
ODD-DDS: DHU;
FO/TSC: CS, CS TII, CS TXVI, CSR, CTE, FR, OS, RR, TA, TSC-CSR;

Originating Component

OPD

Effective Date

Upon Receipt

Background

This is a Quick Action Transmittal. These revisions do not change or introduce new policy or procedure.

Summary of Changes

GN 03312.090 Ad Hoc Decisions to Disclose Information for Law Enforcement Purposes Unrelated

We are clarifying language in this subsection to advise that the General Counsel has re-delegated ad hoc authority to the Deputy General Counsel(s) for the Social Security Administration and the Executive Director in the Office of Privacy and Disclosure. We are also advising of the appropriate office for handling ad hoc requests.

GN 03312.090 Ad Hoc Decisions to Disclose Information for Law Enforcement Purposes Unrelated

In exceptional cases involving law enforcement activities in which a disclosure is not allowed under other disclosure regulations, the Commissioner has delegated the authority to the General Counsel for the Social Security Administration to approve, on a case-by-case basis, the disclosure of non-tax return information under the ad hoc disclosure provisions of the regulation, 20 C.F.R. § 401.195, if the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. § 552a) and other Federal law would not prohibit disclosure. The General Counsel has re-delegated this authority to the Deputy General Counsel(s) and the Executive Director in the Office of Privacy and Disclosure (OPD). An ad hoc request must meet the requirements discussed in GN 03316.140.

Refer these requests through the component Privacy Act Coordinator for handling to OPD. Submit requests to ^OGC OPD LE Requests with a cc: to Matthew Ramsey, Executive Director of OPD; Mary Ann Zimmerman, Deputy Executive Director; and Keisha Mahoney-Jones, Director of Disclosure and Data Support Division. If a requester submits an urgent and time sensitive request after traditional office hours (i.e., weekends, holidays, or Monday through Friday after 6 pm EST), and the request involves exceptional law enforcement activities including matters of national security, health and safety, or terrorism, please contact Matthew Ramsey by both email and government cell (443-780-4235) for additional guidance.


GN 03312 TN 5 - Disclosure for Law Enforcement Purposes - 4/28/2021