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Final Rule: Computerized Tribal IV-D Systems and Office Automation

AT-10-01

Published: February 26, 2010
Information About:
Tribal Child Support Agencies
Topics:
Funding, Federal Financial Participation (FFP), Tribal Systems
Types:
Policy, Action Transmittals (AT), Regulations

ACTION TRANSMITTAL

AT-10-01

DATE: February 26, 2010

TO: State and Tribal Programs under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act and Other Interested Individuals

SUBJECT: Final Rule: Computerized Tribal IV-D Systems and Office Automation

ATTACHMENT: Attached is the Final Rule as Published in the Federal Register on February 25, 2010 (75 FR 8508) (107.39KB Adobe PDF)

SUMMARY: The Final Rule enables tribes and tribal organizations that operate comprehensive tribal child support enforcement programs under title IV-D of the Social Security Act (the Act) to apply for and receive direct federal funding for the costs of automated data processing. It provides federal financial participation (FFP) for comprehensive tribal child support enforcement programs to install, operate, maintain, and enhance automated data processing systems in accordance with section 455(f) of the Act.

  • automated systems options for comprehensive tribal IV-D programs;
  • functional requirements for the Model Tribal System;
  • security and confidentiality requirements for computerized tribal IV-D systems and office operation;
  • conditions for funding the installation, operation, maintenance, and enhancement of computerized tribal IV-D systems and office automation;
  • conditions that apply to acquisitions of computerized tribal IV-D systems;
  • accountability and monitoring of computerized tribal IV-D Systems;
  • federal grant funds are available equal to 90 percent of pre-approved costs of installing the Model Tribal System; and
  • for all periods following a three-year period, a tribe or tribal organization will receive federal grant funds equal to 80 percent of the total amount of approved and allowable expenditures.

REFERENCES: 45 CFR Parts 309 and 310

EFFECTIVE DATE: This rule is effective February 25, 2010.

INQUIRIES: ACF OCSE Regional Program Managers

Vicki Turetsky
Commissioner
Office of Child Support Enforcement

cc: Tribal leaders