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FPLS Safeguarding Certification & Federal Collections and Enforcement Programs Annual Certification Letters

DCL-10-13

Published: August 13, 2010
Information About:
State/Local Child Support Agencies
Topics:
Federal Systems, Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS), Financial Institution Data Match
Types:
Policy, Dear Colleague Letters (DCL)
Tags:
Collection & Enforcement Systems, Safeguarding

DEAR COLLEAGUE LETTER

DCL-10-13

DATE: August 13, 2010

ATTACHMENT: FPLS Safeguarding Certification

FCE Programs Annual Certification Letters

TO: ALL STATE AND TRIBAL IV-D DIRECTORS

RE: Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS) Safeguarding Certification & Federal Collections and Enforcement (FCE) Programs Annual Certification Letters

Dear Colleague:

Annually, each state is required to complete and submit to the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) two signed certification documents.

The FPLS Annual Safeguarding document certifies that your state is compliant with safeguarding and security requirements relating to locate information received from the FPLS and that information is used only for the intended purposes.

The FCE Annual Certification Letter document certifies that the information submitted by your state meets the legal requirements for federal offset, passport denial, multistate financial institution data match and federal insurance match. It also provides information as to your state’s preferences regarding mailing of pre-offset notices, holding periods, and contact information.

Both certifications require the signature of your state’s IV-D Director or designee. Copies of both documents are enclosed for your use. Please fax a signed copy of each certification document by September 17, 2010, and mail the originals for our records to:

Office of Child Support Enforcement
Attn: Lamonda Fraley
OCSE 4th Floor
370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW
Washington, DC 20447
Fax: (202) 401-5553

If you have any questions regarding the FPLS annual safeguarding certification, please contact Kim Pollock at (202) 260-7855.

If you have any questions regarding the FCE annual certification letter, please contact Alison Choi at (202) 401-9390.

Thank you for your continued commitment to serving the needs of our Nation's children.

Sincerely,

Vicki Turetsky
Commissioner
Office of Child Support Enforcement

Attachments

cc: ACF/OCSE Regional Program Managers