Title 19, Chapter 11, Section 9.2
(a) Effective July 1, 1993, employers doing business in the State of
Georgia shall report to the Georgia state support registry managed
by the Department of Administrative Services:
(1) The hiring of any person who resides or works in this state to
whom the employer anticipates paying earnings; and
(2) The hiring or return to work of any employee who was laid off,
furloughed, separated, granted leave without pay, or terminated
(c) Employers may report by mailing the employee's copy of the W-4
form or other means authorized by the registry which will result in
timely reporting. Employers shall submit reports within ten days of
the hiring, rehiring, or return to work of the employee. The report
(1) The employee's name, address, social security number, and date
of birth; and
(2) The employer's name, address, and employment security number
or unified business identifier number.
An employer who fails to report as required under this Code section
shall be given a written warning.
(d) Except that access to information shall be made available as
provided in subsections (f), (g), and (h) of this Code section, the
registry shall retain the information for a particular employee only
if the registry is responsible for establishing, enforcing, or
collecting a support obligation or debt of the employee. If the
employee does not owe such an obligation or a debt, the registry
shall not create a record regarding the employee and the information
contained in the notice shall be promptly destroyed.
(e) The department in cooperation with any other affected department
may adopt rules to establish additional exemptions from this Code
section if needed to reduce unnecessary or burdensome reporting.
(f) The department shall be entitled to have access to this
employment registry for the limited purposes of determining
eligibility for needs based programs provided by the department,
including, but not limited to, the Temporary Assistance for Needy
Families program and the food stamp program.
(g) The Department of Labor shall be entitled to have access to this
employment registry for the limited purpose of determining the
employment status of persons applying for or receiving unemployment
compensation benefits and for the collection of delinquent
unemployment contributions and overpayment of unemployment benefits.
(h) The Department of Administrative Services shall administer this
registry and shall provide computer access to the authorized users.
The Department of Administrative Services shall be authorized to
apportion the costs of the registry between the users.