SSA establishes modified system of records, the Anti-Fraud System
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Monday, January 4, 2021

SSA establishes modified system of records, the Anti-Fraud System

By Payroll and Entitlements Editorial Staff

The SSA has issued public notice of its intent to establish a modified system of records, the Anti-Fraud (AF) System. The AF System is an agency-wide and overarching system that includes the ability to detect, prevent, and mitigate fraud in the agency’s programs. It collects and maintains personally identifiable information (PII) for assisting the SSA in identifying suspicious or potentially fraudulent activities performed by individuals across all of the agency's programs and service delivery methods. Because this system will contain some investigatory material compiled for law enforcement purposes, a new proposed rule will exempt those records within this system of records from specific provisions of the Privacy Act.

For further information, contact Melissa Feldhan, Supervisory Government Information Specialist, SSA, Office of Privacy & Disclosure, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21235-6401, Phone: (410) 965-1416, for information about this rule (85 Fed. Reg. 79963, December 11, 2020).

In addition, the SSA separately published, in the December 11, 2020, Federal Register, notice of its intent to modify an existing system of records entitled, Anti-Fraud Enterprise Solution (AFES), last published on May 3, 2018.

For further information, contact Neil Etter, Government Information Specialist, Privacy Implementation Division, Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of the General Counsel, SSA, Room G-401 West High Rise, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21235-6401, telephone: (410) 966-5855 (85 Fed. Reg. 80211, December 11, 2020).

Comments on both the notice modifying an existing system of records and the proposed rules on the Anti-Fraud System are due by January 11, 2021.

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