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NPRM: State Parent Locator Service; Safeguarding Child Support Information

AT-05-10

Published: October 21, 2005
Information About:
State/Local Child Support Agencies
Topics:
Case Management, Locate
Types:
Policy, Action Transmittals (AT), Regulations
Tags:
Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA), Safeguarding

ACTION TRANSMITTAL

AT-05-10

ATTACHMENT: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

DATE: October 21, 2005

TO: State and Tribal Agencies Administrating Child Support Enforcement Plans under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act and Other Interested Individuals

SUBJECT: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: State Parent Locator Service; Safeguarding Child Support Information

BACKGROUND: The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA) created and expanded State and Federal title IV-D child support enforcement databases and significantly enhanced access to information for title IV-D child support purposes. States are moving toward integrated service delivery and developing enterprise architecture initiatives to link their program databases. This proposed rule is designed to prescribe requirements for: (1) State Parent Locator Service responses to authorized location requests; and (2) State IV-D agency safeguarding of confidential information and authorized disclosures of this information. This proposed rule would restrict the use of confidential data and information to child support purposes, with exceptions for certain disclosures permitted by statute.

ATTACHMENT: Attached is a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, published in the Federal Register on October 14, 2005 (70 FR 60038), which prescribes requirements for: State Parent Locator Services responses to authorized location requests; and State IV-D agency safeguarding of confidential information and authorized disclosures of this information.

COMMENTS: Consideration will be given to comments received by December 13, 2005. Address comments to: Office of Child Support Enforcement, Administration for Children and Families, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20447, Attention: Director, Division of Policy, Mail Stop: OCSE/DP. You may also transmit written comments electronically via the Internet: www.regulations.gov.

REFERENCES: 45 CFR Parts 302, 303 and 307

INQUIRIES: ACF Regional Administrators

Margot Bean
Commissioner
Office of Child Support Enforcement