Report New Hires

New Reporting Requirement for Employers and Businesses

A new Oregon requirement to report individuals who are independent contractors took effect January 1, 2024. You can report independent contractors through the Oregon Employer Services Portal.

How to Report New Hires to the Oregon Child Support Program

Oregon law requires employers to report all new hires and rehires of employees to the Oregon Child Support Program within 20 days of the hire date. Oregon law also requires reporting within the same timeframe of newly engaged and reengaged individuals who are independent contractors. Employers must include the first day of work for each new hire. We use this information to monitor and collect child support payments.

A “new hire” is:

  • Any employee required to fill out a W-4 form
  • Any individual who is an independent contractor, must submit a W-9, is anticipated to work more than 20 days in a calendar year, and is not considered an employee

“Rehire” means to re-employ any individual who was laid off, separated, furloughed, granted a leave without pay, or terminated from employment for more than 60 days.

“Reengage” means to engage an independent contractor who previously performed services as an independent contractor but has not performed services for the employer in the past 60 days.

You can report employees and individuals who are independent contractors electronically through the Oregon Employer Services Portal or by completing the Oregon New Hire Reporting Form (PDF) » and faxing or mailing to:

Oregon Child Support Program
Employer Services
PO Box 14680
Salem OR 97309

Fax: 877-877-7415

We recommend employers continue to use the Oregon Employer Services Portal » to report all new hire employees, independent contractors, and terminations, as well as update employee or employer information. Through the portal, employers may submit multiple new hires at one time by uploading a spreadsheet or text file with the required information.

For questions or help, contact Employer Services at 866-907-2857 or by email at

For privacy and security, please do not email the employee’s full Social Security number. You may include the last four digits of the Social Security number when corresponding via email.