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B39/1992 DATA-MATCHING PROGRAM - CLERICAL PROCEDURES MANUAL JULY 1992
DATE OF ISSUE: 25 AUGUST 1992
DATA-MATCHING PROGRAM - CLERICAL PROCEDURES MANUAL JULY 1992
The purpose of this Instruction is to advise that a Data-matching Clerical Procedures Manual has been approved.
2.The Schedule to the Data-matching Program (Assistance and Tax) Act 1990 requires the Department of Veterans' Affairs, in its function as a source agency, "...to establish reasonable procedures for confirming the validity of results before relying on them as a basis for administrative action against an individual...". For this reason the Data-matching Clerical Procedures Manual was developed.
3.Input was sought from each Branch Office and relevant comments were incorporated in the document. The Clerical Procedures have also been endorsed by a representative of the Privacy Commissioner. Therefore, by following these procedures there should be no breach of the Privacy Act 1988 or the Data-matching Program (Assistance and Tax) Act 1990.
4.Copies of the Clerical Procedures Manual have been issued to the teams responsible for the Data-matching program in each Branch Office.
5.Any problems encountered with the procedures should be raised with the Tax File Number and Data-matching Project Team in Central Office.
John Fely — Project Manager — 06 2896376
Jonathan Levy — Project Officer — 06 2896420
Traci O'Shannassy — Project Officer — 06 2896437
NATIONAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR
20 August 1992