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Questions and Responses regarding the Model Tribal System Final Rule

IM-10-02

Published: July 22, 2010
Information About:
State/Local Child Support Agencies, Tribal Child Support Agencies
Topics:
Tribal Systems
Types:
Policy, Information Memorandums (IM)

INFORMATION MEMORANDUM

IM-10-02

ATTACHMENT: Questions and Responses on Tribal Systems and the MTS

DATE: July 22, 2010

TO: State and Tribal IV-D agencies administering child enforcement plans under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act and other interested parties

SUBJECT: Questions and Responses regarding the provisions of the Model Tribal System Final Rule

BACKGROUND: The final rule, Computerized Tribal IV-D Systems and Office Automation, was published on February 26, 2010. The Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) held an informational meeting in Dallas, Texas on March 23, 2010 and two webinars on March 25, 2010 and April 27, 2010 to explain the final rule and the process for assessing various automation options available to the tribes. OCSE has received numerous inquiries from tribes, states, and individuals requesting further interpretation of the final rule and the issues related to assessing tribal automation options. The purpose of this Information Memorandum is to provide responses to those inquiries.

Attached are the questions and answers, arranged by subject matter, regarding provisions of this final rule. Please also see PIQT-10-01.

INQUIRIES: ACF/OCSE Regional Program Managers, Division of State and Tribal Systems, and/or Division of Policy

Vicki Turetsky
Commissioner
Office of Child Support Enforcement