June 26, 1997
From Bruce Stoll
In 1993, the Legislature created the Centralized Employee Registry (CER) which is in the Iowa Code Chapter 252G. It requires all employers to report new hires or rehires. An updated packet of information was provided each county office by the Department of Human Resources in November 1994, detailing changes and the new forms to be used. County offices must report. Probably most offices are already reporting because the form that is completed for Iowa Withholding includes the CER form. Only those hired directly by the county should be reported. Contact the Department of Human Services Hotline at (515) 281-5331 if you need forms or have questions.