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Working Papers and Social Security Numbers

Governor Paterson recently notified all New York State Commissioners that effective January 1, 2010, the use of Social Security Numbers by State Agencies and governmental entities would be restricted to prevent identity theft.  Public Officers Law, Article 6-a, Personal Privacy Protection Law, §96-a is available here.

Based on the information provided above, the line on the application for employment
certificate/permit forms (AT-17 and AT-22) requesting a minor’s social security number has have been deleted. Any line for social security number remaining on an Employment Certificate or Permit may be left blank or otherwise marked not applicable. If you have further questions please feel free to contact the Office of Student Support Services at 518-486-6090.