DAR File No. 42740

This notice was published in the April 15, 2018, issue (Vol. 2018, No. 8) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Workforce Services, Unemployment Insurance

Rule R994-315

Centralized New Hire Registry Reporting

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 42740
Filed: 03/29/2018 06:55:07 PM


Concise explanation of the particular statutory provisions under which the rule is enacted and how these provisions authorize or require the rule:

Section 35A-1-104 authorizes the Department of Workforce Services (Department) to adopt rules. Subsection 35A-1-104(4) authorizes the Department to establish eligibility standards for its programs. Subsection 35A-4-502(1)(b) authorizes the Department to make rules necessary for the administration of the Employment Security Act. 42 U.S.C. 654 requires the State to maintain a database of newly hired or rehired employees for the purpose of ensuring that workers' child support obligations may be met via withholding of unemployment insurance benefits otherwise due to the worker. The Centralized New Hire Registry Act, Section 35A-7-101 et seq., delegates to the Department the duty to establish and maintain a centralized new hire registry database for the purpose of receiving and maintaining information on newly hired or rehired employees. This rule sets forth the Department's standards and procedures for how employers are to report information to the database.

Summary of written comments received during and since the last five-year review of the rule from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule:

No written comments have been received during the last five years.

Reasoned justification for continuation of the rule, including reasons why the agency disagrees with comments in opposition to the rule, if any:

This new hire registry is mandated by federal and state law and is used to assist in child support and detecting fraud against unemployment benefits. By knowing when individuals have returned to work, the Department can stop benefit payments and protect the trust fund. Therefore, this rule should be continued.

The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Office of Administrative Rules, or at:

Workforce Services
Unemployment Insurance
140 E 300 S
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111-2333

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Nathan White at the above address, by phone at 801-526-9647, by FAX at , or by Internet E-mail at nwhite@utah.gov



Authorized by:

Jon Pierpont, Executive Director

Additional Information

More information about a Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation is available online.

The Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the Bulletin is the official version. The PDF version of this issue is available at https://rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull_pdf/2018/b20180415.pdf. The HTML edition of the Bulletin is a convenience copy. Any discrepancy between the PDF version and HTML version is resolved in favor of the PDF version.

For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Nathan White at the above address, by phone at 801-526-9647, by FAX at , or by Internet E-mail at nwhite@utah.gov.  For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Office of Administrative Rules.