TN Premium and Wage Reporting System - Security Statement

The Department of Labor & Workforce Development, as developer and manager of this web site, has taken several steps to safeguard the integrity of its telecommunications and computing infrastructure, including but not limited to authentication, monitoring, auditing, and encryption. Security measures have been integrated into the design,implementation, and day-to-day practices of the entire departmental operating environment as part of its continuing commitment to risk management. This information should not be construed in any way as giving business, legal, or other advice, or warranting as fail proof, the security of information provided via Tennessee Premium and Wage Reporting System (TNPAWS).

Your sensitive data resides on a server that is housed within a private network that is not accessible by the public-at-large. This data is encrypted and password protected. The TNPAWS Website supports 128-bit data encryption. Therefore, your Internet browser must support 128-bit data encryption to protect your data as it is being transferred to and from our Website. To determine if your Internet browser supports 128-bit data encryption, follow the instructions below.

Microsoft Internet Explorer:

  • Choose Help from the menu bar.
  • Select About Internet Explorer from the drop-down menu.
  • Your "Cipher Strength" is the level of encryption.

Mozilla Firefox:

  • In Firefox, this option is not visible until connected to a site. Negotiation occurs between the client browser and the server at run-time. To view the encryption level being used while connected to a specific secure site, you can do the following:
  • Click to the Tools menu.
  • Select Page Info.
  • Click the Security tab.