The employer or employer's representative, who has authority to release wages and
tips information for the employer, may sign Forms SSA-7011-F4, SSA-1002-F3, and SSA-1003-F3.
Examples of an employer's representative are:
Manager (general, branch, employment, etc.)
The title of the employer's representative should be shown.
Question the signature only if the title does not indicate authority to sign for employer.
The employee's signature as employer or employer's representative is unacceptable, and a new form must be developed with a different authorized signature.
The signature should be ink or indelible pencil. Pencil is acceptable but should be
discouraged. Stamped signatures are not acceptable.