An Overview of The Pennsylvania New Hire Reporting Program, presented by Dennis Marsh, New Hire Program Supervisor, PA Department of Labor & Industry.
The Pennsylvania New Hire Reporting Program was established in 1998 in accordance with federal and Pennsylvania law, with the purpose of increasing child support collections (owed by noncustodial parents). By the matching of child support case data with employer-reported data on their newly-hired employees, obligors who owe child support are located, wage garnishment is established, and the child support collection is made.
Each year, employers report approximately 2.7 million to 3.0 million new hire records to Pennsylvania, resulting in the collection of nearly $30 million in child support for dependent children. Since 1998, approximately 2.0 million wage garnishments issued have resulted in the collection of over $600 million in child support, due to new hire reporting.
All employers, regardless of their size, industry, occupation, ownership status, etc. are required to report their new hires to the Program within 20 days of the Hire Date of the newly-hired employee. The Program provides numerous ways for employers to report their new hire data timely, securely, and accurately to the Commonwealth. These methods will be explained in detail at this meeting.
In addition to the child support match, the new hire data are matched against unemployment compensation and workers' compensation claimant data, to prevent fraud in the administration of these programs. Through these matches, approximately $2.5 million in fraud overpayments of benefits to claimants are identified and recovered for employers each fiscal year. Since 1998, nearly 103,000 cases of fraud have been detected, resulting in the recovery of $48.0 million for employers.
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