TN 7 (07-89)
Investigation of wage reports may require checking various files and microfilms. An
extensive knowledge of scouting is helpful in this area.
Check SEL/Computer System.
If you locate report on SEL for period in question and same problem exists, contact the specialist handling case. Make him/her aware of current
case inquiry and advise contact specialist to call inquirer with status.
If you locate report for period in question and a different problem exists, thenlist case in computer system as a B case. Go to step 2.
If you do notlocate report, list case in computer. Go to step 2.
NOTE: Request DEQY's and verify postings or non-postings before scouting other resources.
Check DECS. If you find a flag card prepared by OCRO for the sameproblem then:
enter sensitive indicator in DECS.
determine if additional action is necessary to resolve problem
investigate/track case as necessary
give status replies
give final status reply. STOP
If you find a flag card prepared by a DOCfor same problem then:
file your flag card
check CATER system for a delinquent/corrected report
give status reply
If you do notfind a flag card then:
go to step 3.
Check REL. If you locatereport, go to step 4.
If you do notlocate a report, contact inquirer and ask for a resubmittal. STOP
Check AWR film. If you locatea report, check for SSN's furnished:
if foundgo to step 5.
if not foundcontact inquirer regarding missing SSN's.
If you do notlocate a report verify EIN to MEMBM and MEMNR. Check with analyst's staff for further
Check suspense file. If locatedin suspense:
take action to reinstate
track case and verify postings
If not locatedin suspense:
order additional DEQY's above and below missing SSN's
determine if money was posted to wrong SSN's
compare REL and AWR totals. If same, order an updated suspense list. If onlist:
If not onlist:
prepare internal adjustments
If totals are different:
contact inquirer. Ask for a listing of EE's, SSN's and wages. Process as a report
(prepare dummy w-3)
If case involves a State and local employer (IRD-69) take following action:
contact State Operations Branch (STB)
upon receipt of information from STB, investigate then determine what action needs
to be taken
furnish status reply
furnish final status reply. STOP
If inquirer indicates missing SSN's may be posted to different EIN, order DEQY's and
check REL for both EIN's. If DEQY's indicate someSSN's are posted to wrong EIN:
prepare an internal adjustment to remove them from incorrect EIN and post them to
track case/verify postings
If DEQY's indicate SSN's are notposted to wrong EIN:
obtain a listing of missing EE's, SSN's and wages
process as a report (prepare dummy W-3)
NOTE: Prepare form SSA-4066, Tracking Status Sheet. See RM 02270.040.