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Open Comment Period – Intergovernmental Forms

DCL-13-11

Published: July 10, 2013
Information About:
State/Local Child Support Agencies
Topics:
Case Management, Arrears Management, Intergovernmental/Interstate
Types:
Policy, Dear Colleague Letters (DCL)

DEAR COLLEAGUE LETTER

DCL-13-11

DATE:  July 10, 2013

TO: ALL STATE IV-D DIRECTORS 

RE: Notice of Open Comment Period - Standard Intergovernmental Forms

Dear Colleague:

Public Law 104-193, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 amended 42 U.S.C. 666(f) to require state child support enforcement agencies to enact the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) into state law.  Section 311(b) of UIFSA requires states to use standard intergovernmental forms as mandated by federal law, and 45 CFR 303.7(a)(4) requires states to use federally approved forms in intergovernmental cases, unless a country has provided alternative forms included in an OCSE country-specific caseworker’s guide.  The current forms expire in May 2014.

In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public comment on the forms.  As of July 1, 2013, a notice for public comment has been posted to the Federal Register in Volume 78, Number 126 on page 39298.

We request that during the 60-day comment period you review the current forms and instructions.  Please provide your comments and suggestions to Debbie Ward at debbie.ward@acf.hhs.gov within the 60-day period that began July 1, 2013.  Following this comment period, we will review the comments, take them under consideration, and submit the revised forms to the Office of Management and Budget.

Sincerely,

Vicki Turetsky
Commissioner
Office of Child Support Enforcement

cc: ACF/OCSE Regional Program Managers
      Tribal IV-D Directors