TN 5 (04-21)
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.