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State Best Practices - FPLS Data: New Hire Reporting, MSFIDM, Quarterly Wage, NDNH


Published: May 22, 2000
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State/Local Child Support Agencies
Federal Systems, Child Support Portal/SSP, Data Exchange/Matching, Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS), Financial Institution Data Match, National Directory of New Hires (NDNH)
Policy, Dear Colleague Letters (DCL), Promising Practices
Collection & Enforcement Systems, Quarterly Wages


MAY 22, 2000


RE: State Best Practices

Dear Colleague:

The Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) is pleased to release the third installment of "Tips, Techniques, and Technology in Using FPLS Data." The second edition was sent to States on February 25, 2000 with DCL-00-27. The guide describes the innovations and procedures that States have developed to take advantage of the new tools in child support enforcement, especially those provided by the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA). We 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.

The enclosed installment includes a revised Table of Contents and articles on:

  • Arizona's Audit Process for New Hire Reporting (Revised 5/8/2000)
  • States’ Successes Using MSFIDM
  • Texas Cleans Up Its Quarterly Wage Data
  • The FV Indicator Override and Maryland as the Placing State
  • Idaho’s Automation of Responses from the FPLS
  • Texas Study on the Accuracy of NDNH Matches
  • Florida’s Automated FIDM Tracking Process

The creativity of States is demonstrated in these practices, and we trust that you will find the enclosed guide helpful in your own efforts to optimize your program. Once again, let me applaud all States for their continued creativity and hard work on behalf of our nation's children.


David Gray Ross
Office of Child Support Enforcement


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