The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) is committed to protecting the privacy of its vendors, grantees and beneficiaries of programs and services. At times, DCEO will request social security numbers (SSNs) or other personal identifying information. Federal and state laws, rules and regulations require the collection of this information for certain purposes relating to employment and/or payments for goods and services, including, but not limited to, grants. DCEO also collects confidential information for oversight and monitoring purposes.
Furnishing personal identity information, such as a social security number, is voluntary; however, failure to provide required personal identity information may prevent an individual or organization from using the services/benefits provided by DCEO as a result of state or federal laws, rules and regulations.