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PAID In Full Practices Guides # 1 through #4


Published: October 18, 2007
Information About:
State/Local Child Support Agencies
Case Management, Arrears Management, Case Closure, Project to Avoid Increasing Delinquencies (PAID), Review and Modification, Employer Responsibilities, Income/Wage Withholding, Federal Systems, Financial Institution Data Match
Policy, Dear Colleague Letters (DCL)


DATE:October 18, 2007


RE:PAID In Full Practices Guide

Dear Colleague:

The Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) in partnership with States is pleased to announce our next PAID (Project to Avoid Increasing Delinquencies) tool, PAID In Full. PAID In Full is a mid-level analysis tool that provides additional details on individual PAID activities (e.g., Income Withholding, Case Closure) listed in the PAID Practices Guide.

PAID In Full is intended for use by States, Tribes, and Territories to foster discussions of policies and practices, along with implementation criteria, that may be employed to increase the collection of current support and prevent and reduce arrears. The questions under each topic are intended to assist readers in looking for methods to optimize their processes. Future PAID In Full topics will be distributed as separate documents and numbered accordingly.

OCSE hopes you will find this material useful in thinking about new approaches you might take in your jurisdiction to improve your program results. Other tools in support of the PAID initiative include:

PAID Practices Guide: A high-level overview of practices that may increase collections and/or reduce arrears (See DCL-07-17);

PAID Updates: Highlights of individual PAID best practices collected from Child Support Enforcement agencies across the country and then transmitted electronically to IV-D Directors and accessible through the PAID Workplace; and

PAID Workplace: A virtual workgroup accessible to State, Local, and Tribal staff designed to provide up-to-date PAID related documents and resources.

OCSE will continue to provide information about these tools, and other PAID materials, as they become available. If you would like more information about PAID, please contact your Regional Program Specialist or email PAID@acf.hhs.gov to join the PAID Workplace to learn more and share your ideas.



Margot Bean
Office of Child Support Enforcement


cc: ACF/OCSE Regional Program Managers