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FY2002 and FY2003 Annual Report - Table 74

Office of Child Support Enforcement

Published: December 1, 2003
Table 74: Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS) for Fiscal Years 2002 and 2003
NATIONAL FPLS STATISTICS
  FY 2002 FY 2003
Total Number of Records in the National Directory of New Hires (NDNH)
Posted by Data Type 1
652,639,536 658,685,786
New Hire (W4) 55,614,495 54,744,403
Quarterly Wage (QW) 564,004,356 570,764,538
Unemployment Insurance (UI) 33,020,685 33,176,845
Total Number of Cases in the Federal Case Registry (As of End of the FY) 17,916,641 18,062,593
IV-D Cases 16,506,409 16,383,728
Non IV-D Cases 1,410,232 1,678,865
Total Number of Unique Persons in the FCR by Participant Type (As of End of the FY) 2 40,513,805 40,946,705
Noncustodial Parents (NCP) 10,732,800 10,926,071
Putative Fathers (PF) 1,250,390 1,211,441
Custodial Parties (CP) 11,692,442 11,872,225
Children (CH) 19,105,970 19,253,249
Total Number of Unique Persons (NCPs and PFs) Matched by Data Type 3 4,530,342 4,566,268
New Hire (W4) 1,903,991 1,909,448
Quarterly Wage (QW) 3,733,497 3,839,630
Unemployment Insurance (UI) 761,035 825,160
Multistate Financial Institution Data Match (MSFIDM) Number of Obligors with Matches (Average of Four Quarters for the FY)4 926,912 1,037,997
Number of Matches Returned (Average of Four Quarters for the FY) 4 1,675,489 1,850,000
Number of Multistate Financial Institutions (MSFIs) Participating (As of End of the FY) CSENet 2000 5 4,521 4,523
Valid Transactions 4,168,934 6,047,902
Exchange Agreements (As of End of the FY) 1,702 2,204
Source: Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS).
1 The Total Number of Records Posted to the NDNH includes records submitted by both states and Federal agencies. Therefore, the national totals are higher than the totals reported in the NDNH state-by-state table, because that report does not include any records posted by federal agencies.
2 The Total Number of Unique Persons in the FCR is derived by unduplicating SSNs across all participant types. The figures for the individual participant types are unduplicated within that category but not between them--i.e., an individual may appear in more than one category, but is only counted once within that category and only once in the total. As a result, the counts for the individual participant types may not add up to the Total Number of Unique Persons in the FCR. In addition, an individual can be a child support case participant in more than one state but are only counted once in the nationwide total. These national FCR participant figures do not include individuals submitted to the FCR by the Virgin Islands.
3 The Total Number of Unique Persons (NCPs and PFs) Matched is derived by unduplicating SSNs located across all data types (W4, QW, and UI). The figure is unduplicated within each data type but not between them--i.e., an individual may appear in more than one category but is only counted once in that category and once in the total. As a result, the individual W4, QW and UI counts may not add up to the Total Number of Unique Persons Matched.
4 The MSFIDM match is performed quarterly. If an obligor has an account open over two quarters, the match would be duplicated each quarter. To compensate for this, the average of the four quarters during the fiscal year was used. Since an obligor can have more than one account, there are always more accounts than obligors located.
5 States use the Child Support Enforcement Network (CSENet 2000) to communicate case data and requests to other states' automated systems, in order to process interstate cases more effectively. A valid transaction involves the complete process of one state building and forwarding a request, and the receipt of this request by the appropriate state. An exchange agreement allows one state to forward a request to another state using CSENet 2000. The total number of exchange agreements that an individual state has reflects the number of other states that it can send requests to. The national total is the sum of exchange agreements in all states.