Letter from Social Security Administration to National Center for Transgender Equality Explaining Gender Data as Optional
November 2010 | National Center for Transgender Equality
This letter from the Social Security Administration to the National Center for Transgender Equality explains that gender data is optional, and should not be a basis for any adverse action against an employee. The letter recommends that employers not submit gender data to avoid any problems. Providing a copy of this letter may help convince an employer to drop any concerns related to a no-match letter. However, because it is addressed to NCTE, using this letter may mean coming out to your employer as transgender.