Friday, February 26, 2010

Keeping Your Social Security Number Safe

Yahoo! Finance has posted this great article on the importance of keeping your social security number safe. The author details reasons why some companies require this information and whether or not you are actually required to provide it.

DISCOVER STAFFING is very aware of circumstances regarding Social Security Number safety. We require this information for two reasons:
1) For payroll and tax purposes as reflected on your W2
2) For the Form I9 verification of employment as required by the Department of Homeland Security

Please be aware that DISCOVER STAFFING maintains your information in a secure location. We use a certified document shredding service to safely dispose of any information that is not needed for employment purposes.

We encourage you to read the Yahoo! Finance article to learn additional ways you can keep your social security number safe.