< Back to Search

OCSE-157 Child Support Enforcement Annual Data Report Instructions

OMB 0970-0177

Published: October 1, 2014

These instructions provided guidance to State officials who are using the OCSE-157 to report statistical and some financial information on their Child Support Enforcement (CSE) program to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This information will enable the Secretary of HHS to comply with sections 409, 452(a) and (g), 458, and 469 of the Social Security Act (the Act). The Act requires the Secretary to establish standards for an effective Child Support Enforcement program, to establish minimum organization and staffing requirements, and to make an Annual Report to the Congress on program activities. Information submitted by states will also enable HHS to compute individual state incentive, penalty, and outcome measures to be used in evaluating state performance in running a CSE program. The authority to collect this information is also set forth in regulations at 45 CFR 302.15(a).

Last Reviewed: November 3, 2016

Was this page helpful?

Step One
I found this page helpful because the content on the page: (check all that apply)
I did not find this page helpful because the content on the page: (check all that apply)

Your feedback is important to us and will help improve our website. Thank you!

Step Two
Back to Top