New Hire Reporting Saves You Money
Federal and State laws require employers to provide, within 20 days of the effective hire date, information about all new or rehired workers to the Employer New Hire Reporting Operations Center (ENHR) in the Texas Office of the Attorney General.
Every time you provide information to the
State of Texas New Hire Program about your newly hired or rehired
workers, you help state agencies detect and prevent fraud and recover
- Last year, the Texas Workforce Commission prevented and
recovered nearly $4 million in benefit overpayments, thanks
to employer participation in the New Hire data
- This year, with your help, we can recover even more money - dollars that will be returned to the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund to help keep your Unemployment Insurance tax rates low.
How it Works:
The New Hire information provided by employers is compiled into a statewide database, where it is compared with lists of people applying for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits or with outstanding overpayments. If a UI claimant's name appears on both lists, the Texas Workforce Commission will investigate and, if the person is either working while claiming unemployment benefits or in default of amounts owed, the agency will take action to stop benefits and recover any overpayments.
When reported consistently, new hire reporting helps:
- prevent fraudulent public assistance, worker’s compensation, and unemployment benefit claims,
- provide early detection of overpayments resulting in substantial savings to the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund (UITF),
- return overpayments recovered by Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) to the UITF, which results in lower unemployment taxes, and
- reduce the number of verification of employment requests employers receive from the Texas Office of the Attorney General.
- Quarterly wage reporting is NOT the same as New Hire Reporting.
- As a multi-state employer, choose Texas as your reporting state. This is the only way the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) receives new hire information on Texas residents who may be receiving unemployment benefits and working for a multi-state employer.
You can provide information by online submission through the Texas Office
of the Attorney General web site, file uploads through the Internet, File Transfer Protocol (FTP),
mail, fax or by phone.
For more information on the benefits of reporting, reporting methods, employer responsibilities, statutes, frequently asked questions and other resources, contact the Office of the Attorney General: