Why is the Social Security Number (SSN) needed when requesting an SEID?
It is critical that SEIDs are correctly assigned to employees. Collecting the SSN will greatly improve the reliability and validity of OPI’s process for assigning the SEID and will help avoid duplicate records.
OPI staff understands the sensitive nature of collecting the social security numbers of school employees and will comply with state laws governing the management of SSNs. The SSN will be stored by OPI in a secure, encrypted format and will be used only for the purpose of generating the SEID. Once the SEID is assigned, any data collections associated with an employee will be reported using the employee identifier and not the SSN.
29th of October, 2012