The Social Security Administration (SSA) has resumed notifying employers of social security number mismatches of employees. The No-Match or “Request for Employer Information” letter states that the information reported on an individual’s W-2 or W-2c form do not match the Agency’s records. On receiving a No-Match letter, the SSA requests the employer do the following:

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The Social Security Administration (SSA) No-Match Rule illustrates the problem employers can face when intensive government scrutiny is combined with a lack of government guidance. This problem was further exacerbated by the Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (CIS) announcement in November of 1,000 I-9 Audits.

This issue arose in 2007, when DHS issued guidelines for employers