The Child Support Services Division (CSSD) of the South Carolina Department of Social Services, in compliance with section 43-5-598 of the South Carolina Code of Laws and 42 USC Sec. 653a, has developed the Employer New Hire Reporting Program. Through this program all employers must report all newly hired and rehired employees. This information will be used to ensure that non-custodial parents live up to their financial responsibilities to their children. By working together, the CSSD and employers can reduce the burden on our nation's taxpayers and provide a better life for our nation's children.
Decreasing the tax burden needed to fund government programs benefits all state residents. When children are receiving public assistance, State and Federal Laws allow the CSSD to collect the child support owed to the children and use these monies to reimburse the State for the public assistance payments. Most important of all, timely child support payments to families who are not receiving public assistance can prevent dependence on welfare programs in the future.The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (Federal Welfare Reform) requires employers to report the following data elements for each newly hired or rehired employee within 20 days: