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FY2011 Annual Report - Table 92

Office of Child Support Enforcement

Published: December 1, 2011
Table 92: Federal Parent Locator Services (FPLS), FY 2011
NATIONAL FPLS STATISTICS Amount
National Directory Of New Hires (NDNH) 10/1/2010 - 9/30/2011
Total Number of Records Posted by Data Type 1/ 682,884,451
New Hire (W-4) 48,640,437
Quarterly Wage (QW) 585,131,547
Unemployment Insurance (UI) 49,112,467
Federal Case Registry (FCR)  
Total Number of Cases in the FCR (As of End of the FY) 19,865,578
IV-D Cases 16,701,340
Non IV-D Cases 3,164,238
Total Number of Unique Persons in the FCR by Participant Type (As of End of the FY) 2/ 45,976,982
Non Custodial Parents (NCP) 12,532,236
Putative Fathers (PF) 1,173,444
Custodial Parties (CP) 13,777,320
Children (CH) 21,352,682
Total Number of Unique Persons (NCPs and PFs) Matched by Data Type 3/ 4,805,326
New Hire (W4) 1,913,169
Quarterly Wage (QW) 3,890,151
Unemployment Insurance (UI) 1,164,713
Multistate Financial Institution Data Match (MSFIDM)  
Number of Obligors with Account Matches (Average of Four Quarters for the FY) 4/ 1,759,007
Number of Account Matches Returned (Average of Four Quarters for the FY) 4/ 3,893,990
Number of Multistate Financial Institutions (MSFIs) 4,630
CSENet 2000 5/  
Valid Transactions 19,532,064
Exchange Agreements (As of End of the FY) 16,834
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 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 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,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 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 that it can send requests to. The national total is the sum of exchange agreements in all states.