383-95 Disclosure of information. (a) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, information obtained from any employing unit or individual pursuant to the administration of this chapter and determinations as to the benefit rights of any individual shall be held confidential and shall not be disclosed or be open to public inspection in any manner revealing the individual's or employing unit's identity. Any claimant (or the claimant's legal representative) shall be supplied with information from the records of the department to the extent necessary for the proper presentation of the claimant's claim in any proceeding under this chapter. Subject to restrictions as the director may by rule prescribe, reimbursement of costs to the department incurred in furnishing the information, and the establishment of all safeguards as are necessary to ensure that information furnished by the department is used only for authorized purposes, the information and determinations may be made available to:

(1) Any federal or state agency charged with the administration of an unemployment compensation law or the maintenance of a system of public employment offices;

(2) The Internal Revenue Service of the United States Department of the Treasury;

(3) Any federal, state, or municipal agency charged with the administration of a fair employment practice or anti-discrimination law;

(4) Any other federal, state, or municipal agency if the director deems that the disclosure to the agency serves the public interest; and

(5) Any federal, state, or municipal agency if the disclosure is authorized under section 303 of the Social Security Act and section 3304 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

(b) Information obtained in connection with the administration of the employment service may be made available to persons or agencies for purposes appropriate to the operation of a public employment service.

(c) Upon requests therefor the department shall furnish to any agency of the United States charged with the administration of public works or assistance through public employment, and may furnish to any state agency similarly charged, the name, address, ordinary occupation and employment status of each recipient of benefits and the recipient's rights to further benefits under this chapter.

(d) The department may request the Comptroller of the Currency of the United States to cause an examination of the correctness of any return or report of any national banking association rendered pursuant to this chapter, and may in connection with the request transmit any of the report or return to the Comptroller of the Currency of the United States as provided in section 3305(c) of the federal Internal Revenue Code. [L 1939, c 219, 10(g); am L 1941, c 304, 1, pt of subs 32; RL 1945, 4274; RL 1955, 93-94; am L Sp 1959 2d, c 1, 27; HRS 383-95; am L 1969, c 16, 1; gen ch 1985; am L 1997, c 172, 3; am L 2015, c 35, 14]



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