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State Best Practices - FPLS Data: Automation, Employer Database, Employer New Hire Outreach

IM-03-04

Published: April 16, 2003
Information About:
State/Local Child Support Agencies
Topics:
Employer Responsibilities, Federal Systems, Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS), State Systems, Automation Initiatives
Types:
Policy, Information Memorandums (IM), Promising Practices
Tags:
Collection & Enforcement Systems

INFORMATION MEMORANDUM

IM-03-04

DATE: April 16, 2003

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

SUBJECT: STATE BEST PRACTICES

BACKGROUND: The Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) is pleased to release another installment of "Tips, Techniques and Technology for Using FPLS Data." This edition continues with innovations and procedures that states have developed to take advantage of the new tools in child support enforcement. All releases of this document are available on the OCSE web site.

This enclosed installment includes articles on the following:

  • The State of Illinois’ Use of Automation in Its Processes
  • Employer Database Best Practices
  • Impact Assessment of Texas’ Employer New Hire Outreach

I hope that you will benefit from knowing more about what other states are doing and that time and effort can be saved by learning from other states’ experiences. These articles include contact information if you wish to follow up on a best practice.

The creativity of state staff is demonstrated in these practices, and I trust that you will find the enclosed installment helpful in your own efforts to optimize your program.

INQUIRIES: If your state has developed a practice from which other states may benefit, or if you have any questions about the guide, please contact Division of Federal Systems.

Once again, I applaud the staff in all states for their continued hard work on behalf of our nation’s children

Sherri Z. Heller, Ed.D.
Commissioner
Office of Child Support Enforcement

Enclosure

cc: Regional Program Managers
ACF Regional Administrators
Regional Training Liaisons
Federal Case Registry Contacts
National CSE Training Work Group