April 11, 2024

Upcoming Changes to Employee and Contractor Onboard Status

Check will be updating the logic behind employee and contractor onboard status to more accurately reflect SSN validation in late April. Today, if an employee or contractor has a missing SSN, their onboard status is `blocking`. Through this change, a missing or invalid SSN (as represented by ssn_validation_status = `invalid`) will instead result in a `needs_attention` onboard status. This change will ensure these onboard statuses are more comprehensive, making it simpler for you to surface missing or invalid SSNs to end users along with any other missing payee information. Note that at tax filing, Check will continue to send all-zero SSN values for missing and invalid SSNs in certain outputs from Check’s system, such as W-2 filings, as recommended by the SSA.