Employer Information

Annual Wage Reporting

At the Social Security Administration (SSA), we make every effort to pay benefits, to the right person, in the right amount, at the right time. Accurate wage reporting helps us be successful in meeting this important objective. This is one of the reasons employers file Form W-2 reports directly with the SSA. These reports populate the earnings record of working individuals. We use the earnings, coupled with any applicable self-employment income, to determine entitlement and benefit amounts for individuals and their dependents. Once we have credited individual records, we then pass the data to the Internal Revenue Service for matching against the employer’s quarterly tax returns. Our Website for Employers has more information on the wage reporting services available.


Who to Contact
The Employer Services Liaison Officer (ESLO) in the Atlanta Region serves as your primary source for information and assistance with W-2 wage reporting and reconciliation issues. Depending on the complexity of the issue, Wage Reporting Liaisons located in SSA field offices throughout the region may be able to provide help. Feel free to contact the ESLO with any of your wage reporting concerns.

Employer Services Liaison Officer:

Kirk Jockell
Phone: (404) 562-1315
E-mail: Kirk.Jockell@ssa.gov
FAX: (404) 562-1313

ESLO Backup:

Deidre Bemister
Phone: (404) 562-1302
E-mail: Deidre.Bemister@ssa.gov
FAX: (404) 562-1313

Area Liaisons:

State Wage Reporting Liaison Telephone FAX Email
AL

Kirk
Jockell

Frances Tatum

(404)
562-1315


(866)
331-2201
x26257

(404)
562-1313

(334)
272-7630

Kirk.Jockell@ssa.gov


Frances.Tatum@ssa.gov

North
FL
Kirk
Jockell
(404)
562-1315
(404)
562-1313

Kirk.Jockell@ssa.gov
South
FL
Kirk
Jockell
(404)
562-1315
(404)
562-1313

Kirk.Jockell@ssa.gov
GA Kirk
Jockell
(404)
562-1315
(404)
562-1313

Kirk.Jockell@ssa.gov
KY Kirk
Jockell
(404)
562-1315
(404)
562-1313

Kirk.Jockell@ssa.gov
MS Kirk
Jockell

Janice
Buckley

(404)
562-1315

 
(888)
436 -2621 x16578
(404)
562-1313

(601)
965-5355
Kirk.Jockell@ssa.gov

Janice.M.Buckley@ssa.gov

NC

Kirk
Jockell


Brian Simpson


Ethel Barnes



Brenda Brown

(404)
562-1315


(888)
221-9512
x28224

(866)
964-7372
x15104

(866)
964-6485
x21953

(404)
562-1313


(919)
790-2860


(919)
734-1834


(910)
433- 5644

Kirk.Jockell@ssa.gov



Brian.Simpson@ssa.gov



Ethel.Barnes@ssa.gov



Brenda.Brown@ssa.gov

SC Kirk
Jockell

Orbry
Van Ellis
(404)
562-1315


(866)
331-5530
x22009
(404)
562-1313

(803)
765-5134
Kirk.Jockell@ssa.gov


Orbry.van.ellis@ssa.gov
TN

Kirk
Jockell

Connie
Kennedy

(404)
562-1315

(866)
365-3040
x11051

(404)
562-1313

(423)
893-9980

Kirk.Jockell@ssa.gov


Connie.Kennedy@ssa.gov


How We Can Help

The Employer Services Liaison Officer is prepared to assist employers with matters concerning:

• Form W-2/W-2C filing procedures – Paper and Electronic (preferred method),
• Registration issues with Business Services Online (BSO),
• Reconciliation problems concerning W-2 and Form 941 balancing,
• Problems with missing or incorrect W-2 wage reports and
• Questions on the verification of Names and Social Security Numbers for W-2 wage reporting purposes.


Social Security Number Verification Service (SSNVS)

SSNVS is our online tool for helping employers prevent name and number mismatches on year-end Form W-2s. The service allows for immediate online results for up to 10 employees per submission. If you wish to check your entire payroll (up to 250,000 employees), a file format is available for online upload with overnight results. To learn more visit the SSNVS Website (http://www.socialsecurity.gov/employer/ssnv.htm) at our National Employer Website.