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FY2002 Annual Report - Table 71

Office of Child Support Enforcement

Published: December 1, 2002
Table 71: Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS) for Fiscal Years 2001 and 2002
NATIONAL FPLS STATISTICS FY 2001 FY 2002
National Directory of New Hires (NDNH)  
Total Number of Records Posted by Data Type 1 657,768,180 652,639,536
New Hire (W4) 57,125,710 55,614,495
Quarterly Wage (QW) 576,673,916 564,004,356
Unemployment Insurance (UI) 23,968,554 33,020,685
Federal Case Registry (FCR)  
Total Number of Cases in the FCR (As of End of the FY) 17,358,519 17,916,641
IV-D Cases 16,190,860 16,506,409
Non IV-D Cases 1,167,659 1,410,232
Total Number of Unique Persons in the FCR by  
Participant Type (As of End of the FY) 2 38,544,138 40,513,805
Noncustodial Parents (NCP) 10,105,651 10,732,800
Putative Fathers (PF) 1,406,365 1,250,390
Custodial Parties (CP) 11,054,316 11,692,442
Children (CH) 18,076,757 19,105,970
Total Number of Unique Persons (NCPs and PFs)  
Matched by Data Type 3 4,217,689 4,530,342
New Hire (W4) 1,988,613 1,903,991
Quarterly Wage (QW) 3,369,326 3,733,497
Unemployment Insurance (UI) 580,255 761,035
Multistate Financial Institution Data Match (MSFIDM)  
Number of Obligors with Matches 854,462 926,912
(Average of Four Quarters for the FY) 4  
Number of Matches Returned 1,448,871 1,675,489
(Average of Four Quarters for the FY) 4  
Number of Multistate Financial Institutions (MSFIs) 4,361 4,521
Participating (As of End of the FY)  
CSENet 2000 5  
Valid Transactions 2,519,976 4,168,934
Exchange Agreements (As of End of the FY) 1,187 1,702
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.