New Hire


DC New Hire Reporting

The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) requires all employers to report newly hired and re-hired employees to a state directory within 20 days of each person's hire or re-hire date. Every employer’s cooperation and partnership with new hire reporting is imperative in helping the District to secure child support for the children and families it serves.

Employers and New Hire Reporting

New Hire Reporting

Federal and DC law requires employers to report newly hired or re-hired employees to District of Columbia Directory of New Hires.

The New Hire Directory works with employers to help ensure that all new hires are reported as required. The Federal Office of Child Support Services (OCSS) provides states and the District with a quarterly report containing information regarding employers who may not have properly reported in previous quarters. Using the federal report, the DC Directory of New Hires engages in outreach to employers who may be non-compliant in reporting their new hires, provides information on the reporting requirements, and assists the employers in achieving compliance.

Employer Registration

Employers should report each newly hired or re-hired DC employee to the District of Columbia Directory of New Hires.

New employers can register at New User Registration to submit new-hire reporting online. A federal employer identification number (FEIN) and a valid email address are needed for registration. In the alternative, an employer may submit new-hire reports by mail, using the contact information below:

District of Columbia Directory of New Hires

P.O. Box 366
Holbrook, MA 02343
Phone: (877) 846-9523, ext. 300


Online Reporting Help

  • An employer with an existing account may start right away by going to the User Login.
  • For a forgotten password, see Password Help. The system will send instructions to the employer's email address on file.
  • Enter a scheduled DC New Hire Web Conference with Join Web Meeting.
  • Learn more about the District of Columbia Directory of New Hires, view reporting forms and filing requirements, and access other resources for employers.  The District also provides frequently asked questions (FAQs) about new-hire reporting to assist employers. 
  • Employers that plan to export data from existing payroll or human resource software packages should refer to the file transfer section.

District of Columbia Directory of New Hires

District of Columbia Directory of New Hires

PO Box 457
Norwell, MA, 02061

(877) 846-9523, ext. 300

(877) 892-6388

Office Hours
Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, except District holidays


* The District of Columbia Directory of New Hires does not have access to specific child support information and does not have the ability to answer questions directly related to child support.