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(C) Legitimate reasons for collecting a Social Security number include, but are not limited to:
(1) Applicants may be required to provide a Social Security number for purposes of a pre-employment background check;
(2) Copies of Social Security cards may be obtained for purposes of verifying employee eligibility for employment;
(3) Social Security numbers may be obtained from employees for tax reporting purposes, for new hire reporting or for purposes of enrollment in any township employee benefit plans; and
(4) Social Security numbers may be obtained from creditors or vendors for tax reporting purposes.
(Board and Administrative Policies Manual, § 4.64)