As provided in the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act
of 1996 (PRWORA 96), the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) has developed
a database to aid in enforcing child support orders. That database, the National Directory
of New Hires (NDNH), contains 3 collections of information provided to OCSE by the
States and Federal agencies:
a registry of all newly-hired employees in the nation, i.e., a compilation of all
W-4s filed by employers,
quarterly wage information, and
quarterly unemployment compensation information.
PRWORA 96 also provided authority for the information in the NDNH database to be disclosed
to SSA. SSA will use the information in the NDNH database in its effort to prevent/reduce
payment errors. We expect field offices to have access to the OCSE databases starting
in January 2001.