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FY2008 Annual Report - Table 81

Office of Child Support Enforcement

Published: December 1, 2008
Table 81: Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS), FY 2008
NATIONAL FPLS STATISTICS Amount
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 state-by-state report 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--i.e., an individual may appear in more than one category, but is only counted once within that category as well as only once in the total. As a result, the counts for the individual participant types may be higher than 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 is only counted once in the nationwide total.
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--i.e., an individual may appear in more than one category but is only counted once in that category as well as once in the total. As a result, the sum the of individual W4, QW and UI counts may be higher than 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 initiating and forwarding a request, and the appropriate State receiving this request. 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 to which it can send requests. The national total is the sum of exchange agreements in all States.
NATIONAL DIRECTORY OF NEW HIRES (NDNH) Total Number of Records Posted by Data Type 1 728,223,118
New Hire (W4) 58,718,740
Quarterly Wage (QW) 644,528,628
Unemployment Insurance (UI) 24,975,750
FEDERAL CASE REGISTRY (FCR)  
Total Number of Cases in the FCR (As of End of the FY) 19,171,489
IV-D Cases 16,424,438
Non-IV-D Cases 2,747,051
Total Number of Unique Persons in the FCR by Participant Type (As of End of the FY) 2 43,541,085
Noncustodial Parents (NCP) 11,837,685
Putative Fathers (PF) 1,216,201
Custodial Parties (CP) 12,924,833
Children (CH) 20,145,813
Total Number of Unique Persons (NCPs and PFs) Matched by Data Type 3 4,921,182
New Hire (W4) 2,276,447
Quarterly Wage (QW) 4,109,513
Unemployment Insurance (UI) 802,765
MULTISTATE FINANCIAL INSTITUTION DATA MATCH (MSFIDM)  
Number of Obligors with Matches (Average of Four Quarters for the FY) 4 1,478,641
Number of Account Matches Returned (Average of Four Quarters for the FY) 4 2,905,589
Number of Multistate Financial Institutions (MSFIs) Participating (As of End of the FY) 4,450
CSENet 2000 5  
Valid Transactions 14,474,284
Exchange Agreements (As of End of the FY) 15,412