Identification Number:
RM 03816 TN 2
Intended Audience:See Transmittal Sheet
Originating Office:DCO OCO OEIO DTPS
Title:Scrambled Wages
Type:POMS Transmittals
Program:All Programs
Link To Reference:

Part RM – Records Maintenance
Chapter 038 – Earnings Discrepancies
Subchapter 16 – Scrambled Wages
Transmittal No. 2, 06/18/2020


Originating Component


Effective Date

Upon Receipt


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


Summary of Changes

RM 03816.005 Controlling, Assembling and Assigning Scrambled Earnings Cases

The following revisions were initiated,

B. Changed RM 05000ff to RM 05000.003

C. 1 added hyperlink for RM 10225.005, instructions for Request for Social Security Number (SSN) Printout.

RM 03816.005 Controlling, Assembling and Assigning Scrambled Earnings Cases

  1. A. 

    Include in this category all cases classified as “SW” for the electronic control system.

  2. B. 

    Place on the control per RM 05000.003.

  3. C. 

    Take the following action for all SSN's involved:

    1. 1. 

      Request both MEF and Numident printouts via the electronic control system per RM 10225.005.


      NOTE: If there is any indication that the case is a “same name” scramble, request itemization for all years.

    2. 2. 

      If all or part of the periods in question involve wages prior to 1978, request an SSA-1826 printout per instructions in RM 03803.007c, and RM 01403.

  4. D. 

    Assemble all related material and forward within the module for assignment.

RM 03816 TN 2 - Scrambled Wages - 6/18/2020