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Summary of Dallas PEP Training Conference

DCL-05-32

Published: November 2, 2005
Information About:
State/Local Child Support Agencies
Topics:
Case Management, Paternity Establishment, Federal Reporting, OCSE-157 Annual Data Report, Funding, Incentive
Types:
Policy, Dear Colleague Letters (DCL)
Tags:
Data Reliability, Performance Management

DEAR COLLEAGUE LETTER

DCL-05-32

ATTACHMENT: Paternity Establishment Performance Peer-to-Peer Training Conference

DATE: November 2, 2005

TO: ALL IV-D DIRECTORS

RE: Summary of Dallas PEP Training Conference

Dear Colleague:

The Office of Child Support Enforcement is pleased to provide for your information and reference the enclosed summary of the Peer-to-Peer Technical Assistance and Training Conference. The conference addressed State Paternity Establishment Percentage (PEP) program performance issues and was conducted June 21-23, 2005, in Dallas, Texas. Over 100 attendees, including representatives from 46 States/territories, participated. During the conference, participants from States that perform well on PEP performance and/or Data Reliability Audits provided training to staff in States that expressed an interest in improving their performance in this area.

The enclosed conference summary includes a brief synopsis of presentations made by the State trainers, including a list of related successful practices identified by conference participants. A list of Questions and Answers that followed each State presentation, the Conference Agenda, and a list of attendees are included as appendices. A Table of Contents listing the components of the enclosure is also provided for your easy reference.

The consensus, based upon participant conference evaluations, is that the conference was extremely beneficial and should be repeated in the future. You are encouraged to review the enclosure to see what other States are doing in the area of PEP program performance and to see if some of the practices can be implemented in your State.

If you have any questions, you may contact your Regional Representative.

Sincerely,

Margot Bean
Commissioner
Office of Child Support Enforcement

Enclosure