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Story Behind the Numbers - 2006

IM-07-04

Published: April 10, 2007
Information About:
State/Local Child Support Agencies
Topics:
Case Management, Collections/Distribution/State Disbursement Unit (SDU), Order Establishment, Review and Modification
Types:
Policy, Information Memorandums (IM), Research & Data
Tags:
Performance Management, Story Behind the Numbers

INFORMATION MEMORANDUM

IM-07-04

ATTACHMENTS:

The Impact of Nonmarital Birth Data on the Child Support Enforcement Program's Performance
Impact of Modification Thresholds on Review and Adjustment of Child Support Orders
Effects of Child Support Order Amounts on Payments by Low-Income Parents

DATE: April 10, 2007

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

SUBJECT: The Story Behind the Numbers

BACKGROUND: We have been conducting analyses of data on various important issues. Enclosed are a series of briefs summarizing our findings on these issues as we strive together to continue to improve program performance. These briefs include the following:

  • The Impact of Nonmarital Birth Data on the Child Support Enforcement Program’s Performance
  • Impact of Modification Thresholds on Review and Adjustment of Child Support Orders
  • Effects of Child Support Order Amounts on Payments by Low-Income Parents

We thank everyone involved in the IV-D program for continuing to focus on accurate data collection and reporting. We continue to appreciate your willingness to work together on behalf of America’s children.

Sincerely,

Margot Bean
Commissioner
Office of Child Support Enforcement

cc: State IV-D Directors
Tribal IV-D Directors
ACF/OCSE Regional Program Managers