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Pursuant to subsection (o) of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, (5 U.S.C. 552a), the DMDC and OPM have concluded an agreement to conduct a computer matching program between the agencies. The purpose of this agreement is to verify an individual's continuing eligibility for the TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS) and TRICARE Retired Reserve (TRR) Programs.
The parties to this agreement have determined that a computer matching program is the most efficient, expeditious, and effective means of obtaining the information needed by the OPM to identify individual's ineligible to continue the TRICARE Reserve Select and TRICARE Retired Reserve (TRR) Programs. If this identification is not accomplished by computer matching, but is done manually, the cost would be prohibitive and it is possible that not all individuals would be identified.
A copy of the computer matching agreement between OPM and DMDC is available upon request to the public. Requests should be submitted to the address caption above or to the Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E Street, NW., Room 5415, Washington, DC 20415.
Set forth below is the notice of the establishment of a computer matching program required by paragraph 6.c. of the Office of Management and Budget Guidelines on computer matching published in the
The matching agreement, as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(r) of the Privacy Act, and an advance copy of this notice was submitted on August 9, 2011, to the House Committee on Government Reform, the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, and the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget pursuant to paragraph 4d of Appendix I to OMB Circular No. A-130, `Federal Agency Responsibilities for Maintaining Records about Individuals,' dated February 8, 1996 (61 FR 6435).
Notice of a Computer Matching Agreement Between the Office of Personnel Management and the Defense Manpower Data Center, Department of Defense for Disclosure of Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program Eligibility in Determining Eligibility for Tricare Reserve Select (TRS) and TRICARE Retired Reserve Programs (TRR).
The John Warner National Defense Authorization Act of 2007 (NDAA of 2007) established the enhanced TRICARE Reserve Select program as of Oct. 1, 2007. Selected Reserve members, who are eligible for FEHB under chapter 89 of title 5, U.S.C. are ineligible for TRICARE Reserve Select. This agreement implements the additional validation processes needed by DoD to insure Selected Reserve members eligible for FEHB are not enrolled in TRS. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, Section 705 of Public Law 111-84, amended section 1076e of title 10 U.S.C. to establish the TRR health plan as of October 29, 2009.
OPM will use the system of records identified as OPM/GOVT-1 entitled “General Personnel Records,” at 76 FR 32997 (July 7, 2011).
DoD will use the SOR identified as DMDC 02 DoD, entitled “Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS), (August 9, 2009, 74 FR 39657).” SSNs of DoD TRS and TRR Sponsors will be released to OPM pursuant to the routine use “22” set forth in the system notice, which provides that data may be released to OPM “for support of the DEERS enrollment process and to identify individuals not entitled to health care under TRS and TRR.”
OPM agrees to conduct two computer matches within a calendar year of the records of RC Service members provided by DMDC against the information found in OPM's EHRI for permanent employees in a current pay status. OPM will validate the identification of the RC records that matches against the Name, SSN and DOB provided by DMDC. OPM will provide a civilian agency indicator, the full FEHB Program Plan Code, a multiple record indicator, and a DOB match indicator. OPM will forward a response file to DMDC within 30 business days following the receipt of the initial finder file and for any subsequent files submitted.