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Military Trainer Guide: Working with the Military on Child Support Matters

DCL-05-17

Published: July 13, 2005
Information About:
State/Local Child Support Agencies
Topics:
Family Services & Referrals, Military & Veterans
Types:
Policy, Dear Colleague Letters (DCL), Training
Tags:
Department of Defense (DOD)

DEAR COLLEAGUE LETTER

DCL-05-17

ATTACHMENT: Military Trainer Guide: Working with the Military on Child Support Matters

DATE: July 13, 2005

TO: ALL STATE IV-D DIRECTORS

RE: Military Trainer Guide: Working with the Military on Child Support Matters

Dear Colleague:

The latest trainer guide dealing with child support collections from the military has now been prepared. The guide contains a two-day course curriculum targeted for child support enforcement workers who process cases involving military members. Its modular format, trainer notes, content outline, and training aids, such as handouts and presentations, should be helpful to State and local CSE trainers.

Initially produced in late 2003, the guide underwent substantive revisions necessitated by the passage of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act which replaced the Soldier’s and Sailor’s Civil Relief Act. The curriculum was successfully presented as a pilot to child support trainers/military executives, and then as a field trial for CSE caseworkers. It has also been cleared by appropriate offices within the Department of Defense (DoD): Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS); Defense Management Data Center (DMDC); and the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel Readiness (OPR). Their comments and suggestions were integrated into the final version.

A video version, intended to supplement the trainer guide, will soon be available on the OCSE website. We hope that you and your staff will take advantage of this valuable resource tool. Copies have been delivered to your training liaisons. If you have any questions, you may contact Larry R. Holtz, Military Liaison, at (202) 401-5376 or via e-mail at lholtz@acf.hhs.gov .

Sincerely,

David H. Siegel
Acting Commissioner
Office of Child Support Enforcement

cc: Regional Program Managers
ACF Regional Administrators