SSA issues notice of new system of records regarding waiver of employee salary overpayments
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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

SSA issues notice of new system of records regarding waiver of employee salary overpayments

By Payroll and Entitlements Editorial Staff

In accordance with the Privacy Act, the SSA has issued public notice of its intent to establish a new system of records entitled, Requests for Waiver of Employee Salary Overpayments (60-0271). Comments are due by December 17, 2018. 

The SSA is establishing a new system of records to record agency decisions for requests for waivers of employee overpayments and requests for employee hearings contesting the validity of the debt. Title 31, Section 3711 of the United States Code provides that the head of an executive agency must try to collect a claim of the United States Government for money or property arising out of the activities of, or referred to, the agency after providing proper notice and explanation of the right to dispute the agency's information regarding the claim or for administrative review of the claim. Title 5, Section 5584 of the United States Code provides that a claim of the United States against an individual arising out of an erroneous payment of pay or allowances made on or after July 1, 1960, or arising out of an erroneous payment of travel, transportation or relocation expenses and allowances, to an employee of the agency, the collection of which would be against equity and good conscience and not in the best interests of the United States, may be waived in whole or in part by the authorized official, the head of the agency, and the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. The authority to waive employee salary overpayments has been delegated to the heads of federal agencies, thus the SSA is establishing this system of records. 

For further information, contact Corey Smith, Government Information Specialist, Privacy Implementation Division, Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of the General Counsel, SSA, G-401 West High Rise, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21235-6401, telephone: (410) 966-1768, email: [email protected] (83 Fed. Reg. 57517, November 15, 2018). 

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