New Hire Reporting for Wisconsin Employers

Publication Number: UCB-10677-P

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New Hire is a national program required by both state and federal laws designed to quickly locate parents with child support obligations.

New Hire information will also be used in the administration of Social Security and public assistance programs, and to detect and prevent fraud within Unemployment Insurance and potential other programs.

Accurate and timely reporting by employers is essential for the continued success of the program.

A Simple, Effective Process

All states' New Hire, quarterly wage and Unemployment Insurance benefit data are transmitted to the National Directory for interstate matching and child support enforcement.


All employers with a FEIN (Federal Employer Identification Number) must participate in New Hire reporting.

An employee is any individual who is considered an employee for federal income tax withholding purposes.

A newly hired employee is:

New Hire reports are regularly compared against wage files to identify reporting compliance.

Employers who have never reported to New Hire should submit all current employees immediately to insure compliance.

Wisconsin law (s. 103.05 and Ch. DWD 142, Wis. Adm. Code) requires employers to report each employee hired after 1998 or later. This is in compliance with U.S Code Title 42.

Reports Must Contain

Reporting Methods

Send reports to:

Wisconsin New Hire Reporting
P.O. Box 14431
Madison, WI 53708
Toll Free Fax: 1-800-277-8075

Due Dates

Within 20 days after the date the employee starts work. Incomplete reports are discarded.

Options for Multistate Employers

Federal legislation allows employers with employees in more than one state the option to choose a single state for all New Hire reporting.

More information is available on our web site at or by calling toll free 1-888-300-4473.



Receive New Hire information from the Internet:

Call Toll Free 1-888-300-4473
Staff available to answer questions Monday through Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm

The Employer's Guide to Child Support contains information on wage withholding.
To obtain a copy visit:
or call 608-266-9909


DWD is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. If you have a disability and need information in an alternate format or need it translated to another language, please call 608/267-8997 or TTY 608/267-0477.

UCB-10677-P (R. 07/2012)

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