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Techniques for Effective Income Withholding - 2001

IM-01-06

Published: August 8, 2001
Information About:
State/Local Child Support Agencies
Topics:
Case Management, Enforcement, Employer Responsibilities, Income/Wage Withholding
Types:
Policy, Information Memorandums (IM)
Tags:
Collection & Enforcement Systems, Performance Management

INFORMATION MEMORANDUM

OCSE IM- 01-06

DATE: August 8, 2001

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

SUBJECT: TEMPO on Income Withholding

BACKGROUND: As you know, the Child Support Enforcement Amendments of 1984 required each State to include provisions on income withholding in its State plan under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act. Since then further amendments have broadened the requirements for using income withholding under child support orders, and have provided the State with the means to improve the effectiveness of income withholding in child support cases through automation. The challenge now facing Federal, State and local Child Support Enforcement agencies is to obtain maximum benefits from the automation of the income withholding remedy.

The Office of Child Support Enforcement is pleased to provide you with the attached TEMPO on Income Withholding for Child Support. Another in a series of Techniques for Effective Management of Program Operations (TEMPO), it provides assistance to IV-D caseworkers on collecting child support obligations using income withholding. The TEMPO examines immediate income withholding, automated income withholding, and the federally mandated income withholding form. We hope it will prove to be a helpful resource for local IV-D caseworkers.

ATTACHMENT: TEMPO - Income Withholding for Child Support

INQUIRIES:Please direct inquiries to Ms. Dianne Offett, Interstate Liaison, OCSE, Division of State, Tribal and Local Assistance, (202) 401-5425 or OCSE’s Reference Center, (202) 401-9383.

Frank Fuentes
Acting Commissioner
Office of Child Support Enforcement