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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 12: Release of reporting system information to federal and out-of-state agencies and to departments within the commonwealth

Section 12. Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions, nothing herein shall be construed to prevent the release by the commissioner, pursuant to the terms of federally-mandated wage match programs, of reporting system information to the United States Social Security Administration or to agencies of other states who administer federally-funded welfare and unemployment compensation programs.

Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, data gathered as part of the reporting systems may be used for purposes of evaluating employment and earnings outcomes of programs within the Massachusetts workforce development system. The commissioner may provide access to data gathered as part of the reporting systems for research and statistical purposes; but, the data shall be released without personal identifiers. The department of revenue may share reporting system information with the division of unemployment assistance, the division of career services and the department of education in the performance of their official duties.

Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the commissioner may disclose any information referred to in this chapter to the division of unemployment assistance, the division of insurance and the executive office of health and human services under an interagency agreement for purposes of the administration and enforcement of sections 64 to 69, inclusive, of chapter 118E and sections 17 and 18 of chapter 176Q and for the administration of the employer medical assistance contribution under section 189 of chapter 149.