The Catholic University of America

Director,  Employment and Training/Development

Federal laws

The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996

42 U.S.C. § 653A

All employers must report all new hires to the state within 20 days of hire. The report is made through the DC Online Reporting system.

States will match new hire reports against support records to locate parents, establish and order, or enforce an existing order. The term "new hire" includes any person who is paid wages, or for whom a W-2 form if required. This includes employees who work less than a full day, part-timers, student employees, and seasonal employees.

Each employer shall furnish to the Directory of New Hires of the State in which a newly hired employee works, a report that contains the name, address, and social security number of the employee, and the name and address of, and identifying number assigned under section 6109 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to the employer

The Director is in charge of this reporting to DC. Note the following important exception: 

If the students are in jobs that require them to be students, their employment records are subject to FERPA and cannot be released without either an applicable exception or the students' consent. See


The Veterans' Readjustment Benefits Act

Requires listing of all suitable jobs with local employment service.

The Director, Employment and Training/Development is responsible for listing general staff positions with the DC Dept. of Employment Services.  Invitation to self identify: 41CFR§60-250.42


DC Dept. of Employment Services New Hire Frequently Asked Questions****

DC New Hire Law


updated 2-9-12  mlo