|Agencies must review the NPAY752 Control-D report and take the following actions to ensure that any discrepancies identified between PayServ and the SSA’s system are resolved by December 15, 2017.
For employees identified with a Reason Why SSN Not Verified of “SSN not in file (never issued to anyone)”:
- Verify that the employee’s correct SSN has been entered in the National ID field in Personal Information as follows: Workforce Administration>Personal Information>Modify a Person. On the Biographical Details tab, the National ID field must be populated with the employee’s Social Security Number.
For employees identified with a Reason Why SSN Not Verified of “Name does not match: DOB and gender code not checked” or “Other SSN”
- Send a notification letter to employees who appear on the NPAY752 with this reason requesting that the employee provide proof of updated information to the agency Personnel or Payroll Office as soon as possible. (A sample letter which agencies may use is provided. Agency letterhead should be used when providing a copy of the letter to the employee.) Agency payroll officers should retain a copy of each letter and any response from the employee for four (4) calendar years in the event of an OSC review and/or IRS audit.
- If an agency determines that the employee has recently changed his or her name and has not yet obtained a new card from the SSA, provide the employee with Form SS-5 for completion and submission to the SSA.
- Verify that the Social Security card presented by the employee is the most recent card issued by the SSA. If the information reported in PayServ does not match the information on the Social Security card, the agency must enter the correct information into the employee’s Personal Information page as soon as possible.
- If the employee believes that the SSN information reported in PayServ is correct, instruct the employee to contact the SSA to verify and correct their records. Agencies should document and retain this information for four (4) calendar years in the event of an OSC review and/or IRS audit.
For employees identified with a Reason Why SSN Not Verified of “Deceased”
If an employee is listed on the NPAY752 with this reason, obtain a copy of the death certificate and enter the termination with reason of DEA in Job Information as follows: Workforce Administration>Job information>Job Data (Agency). Note that when the termination reason is “Deceased” the employee’s status becomes “Deceased” effective the day before the Effective Date on the Work Location Page. The Date of Death field on the Biographical Details Tab in Workforce Administration>Personal Information>Modify a Person will automatically be updated (effective the day before the Effective Date on the Work Location Page).
Date of Death must be populated using the format of MM/DD/YYYY.
When an agency is made aware that an employee who has previously separated from State service is deceased, the agency must report this information in PayServ to ensure any future payments due the employee are taxed and reported accurately.