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Requests to the FPLS for Information on Absent Parents - State User Guide

AT-81-10

Published: May 28, 1981
Information About:
State/Local Child Support Agencies
Topics:
Federal Systems, Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS)
Types:
Policy, Action Transmittals (AT)

Requests to the Federal Parent Locator Service for Information as to the Whereabouts of Absent Parents - State User Guide

ACTION TRANSMITTAL

OCSE-AT-81-10

May 28, 1981

TO:STATE AGENCIES ADMINISTERING CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT PLANS APPROVED UNDER TITLE IV-D OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY ACT AND OTHER INTERESTED INDIVIDUALS

SUBJECT:Requests to the Federal Parent Locator Service for Information as to the whereabouts of Absent Parents - State User Guide

BACKGROUND:Section 453 of the Act establishes the Federal Parent Locator Service (PLS) and specifies the conditions under which authorized persons can make requests to the Federal Parent Locator Service for information concerning the whereabouts of absent parents. The term "authorized person" is defined in Section 453(c) of the Act and in 45 CFR 302.70.

CONTENT:Changes to Appendix B of the Federal Parent Locator Service State User Guide.

ATTACHMENTS:

(A) Instructions for updating the Guide.

(B) New page B.1 which contains revised Transmittal Certification letter.

(C) Summary of effective dates for each page in the Guide including those not affected.

INQUIRIES TO: OCSE Regional Representatives

Deputy Director

Office of Child Support Enforcement

ATTACHMENT A

Remove current page B.1 - Appendix B of the Guide and replace with revised page B.1 - Appendix B dated April 30, 1981.

ATTACHMENT B

(New page B.1 attached)

4/30/81

APPENDIX B

(SAMPLE)

TRANSMITTAL CERTIFICATION:

DATE:

TO: Federal Parent Locator Service

Office of Child Support Enforcement Department of Health and Human Services 6110 Executive Boulevard - Suite 900 Rockville, Maryland 20852

FROM:(Name and Title of Certifying Official - Under Federal regulations, 45 CFR 302.70 (d), this must be the IV-D Director or his designee).

SUBJECT:Requests to Federal Parent Locator Service for Information on Absent Parents

I certify that every request included with this transmittal (or input via the interactive terminal) meets the following requirements:

(1)It is being made to locate an absent parent for the purpose of establishing paternity or securing child support, and for

no other purpose.

(2) Our agency has made diligent and reasonable efforts to locate the absent parent. (See 45 CFR 302.35).

(3)Our agency has in effect protective measures to safeguard the personal information being submitted to and received from the Federal Parent Locator Service.

(4)Information received from the Federal Parent Locator Service will be treated as confidential and its use or disclosure will be limited to the purposes prescribed by 45 CFR 302.18.

(5)Our agency is aware that unauthorized use or disclosure of Federal tax information obtained through the Federal Parent Locator Service could result in civil penalties (26 USC 7217) and criminal penalties (26 USC 7213 (a)(2)).

Number of Requests:

With SSN__________________

Without SSN_______________

(Signature of Certifying Official)

B.1

ATTACHMENT C

SUMMARY OF EFFECTIVE DATES FOR CHANGES TO THE STATE USER GUIDE

SECTION TAB PAGES DATE

APPENDIX B 1 04/30/81

(All other pages, the effective date is May 1980.)