TN 8 (08-06)
RS 01404.160 Wage Reporting Problem – National Wage Reporting Problem System (WRPS)
Occasionally an employer's report for a pre-lag period has been received by SSA but has not been posted to the E/Rs because of some problem.
The New York Regional Office maintains a web site identifying known employer reporting problems, i.e., the National Wage Reporting Problem System (WRPS). The WRPS may be accessed at: http://nynet.ny.ssa.gov/WRPS/.
The EMOD ICOR and the Report Correction (RCOR) Systems permit correction of individual E/R's without the possibility of a subsequent duplicate posting when the employer report is processed.
Even if the employer is on the Problem Employer List, normal development guidelines must be followed and the NH's E/R corrected if the NH insists the correction be made or the earnings are needed for insured status purposes in a claims case.
Take the following action if a problem employer situation is suspected:
1. Check WRPS
For a suspected problem employer access the WRPS at the web site indicated in RS 01404.160A.
2. Verified Problem Employer
If the WRPS verifies that the employer is a problem employer and a wage report is in process explain to the NH that the employer report is in process and his earnings will be corrected at that time. If the NH insists the earnings be corrected or if insured status is involved then:
3. Not Verified as a Problem Employer
If the WRPS does not verify the employer as a problem employer, i.e., a wage report is not in process:
Develop wage evidence per RS 01403.001- RS 01403.080.
Scout or request feedback if required per RS 01404.120.
Correct the earnings.
If it appears the employer should be added to the WRPS, follow the guidelines provided at the WRPS web site indicated in RS 01404.160A. to include the employer as a problem employer.