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The Northeast Pool & Spa Association is your voice on legislation and regulations impacting our industry. NESPA GRAC monitors legislative action across the region and represents the pool and spa industry when these important actions are being debated.




NESPA's Government Relations Action Committee (GRAC) brings together dedicated member volunteers and lobbyists on behalf of our members to oppose onerous over-regulation and advocate for our industry. We have important relationships with Federal, State and local officials and are in regular contact to share our industry’s perspective on legislation. 

The Government Relations Action Committee consists of representatives from each of our four chapters.  If you have questions about legislation and government regulations contact NESPA at 609-689-9111.

Social Security Administration ‘No Match’ letters return in 2019
Alcide Guzman
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Social Security Administration ‘No Match’ letters return in 2019

The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that it was returning the practice (suspended since 2012) of issuing Employer Correction Request Notices, commonly referred to as “No-Match Letters”.  When you submit W-2 for new or returning workers this spring, if their name and social security number does not match records on file with the SSA, you will receive this letter and be asked to take corrective action.  If you receive one of these notices, please follow all the instruction as outlined.  It is important to note that while the cause for the information not matching may have immigration implications, the SSA is not an immigration authority.  The SSA addresses this directly in the “no-match letter” as follows:  

“This letter does not imply that you or your employee intentionally gave the government wrong information about the employee's name or SSN. This letter does not address your employee’s work authorization or immigration status. You should not use this letter to take any adverse action against an employee, such as laying off, suspending, firing, or discriminating against that individual, just because his or her SSN or name does not match our records. Any of those actions could, in fact, violate State or Federal law and subject you to legal consequences.”

Several members have reported receiving letters and the process they went through in responding.  If you receive a letter and have questions or concerns please email NESPA Executive Director Dominick Mondi.  


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