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The United States Office of Child Support Enforcement Intergovernmental Referral Guide

IDCL-12-01

Published: March 19, 2012
Topics:
Federal Systems, Intergovernmental Reference Guide (IRG), International
Types:
Policy, International Dear Colleague Letters (IDCL)
Tags:
Electronic Communication

IDCL-12-01 (THIS WAS SUPERSEDED BY IDCL-12-02, DATED NOVEMBER 5, 2012)

DATE: March 19, 2012

ATTACHMENT: How to Access Information in the Intergovernmental Referral Guide (236 KB PDF)

TO: FOREIGN RECIPROCATING COUNTRIES

RE: The United States Office of Child Support Enforcement Intergovernmental Referral Guide

Dear International Colleague:

The United States Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) maintains child support contact and policy information on the online Intergovernmental Referral Guide (IRG). To assist our international colleagues in accessing this information for U.S. entities, we would like to share user instructions for the IRG.

The IRG offers online access to child support enforcement contact and policy information for all U.S. states, territories and some tribes with child support programs, as well as contact information (not policy information) for all foreign reciprocating countries (FRCs), which are countries with which the U.S. has a reciprocal agreement. Information on the IRG is updated on a regular basis and is available to anyone with internet access.

In addition, the IRG offers more detailed state contact information in a password protected area of the website. FRCs that would like access to this area of the IRG may contact us at ocseinternational@acf.hhs.gov to find out the process for obtaining passwords and user instructions.

Enclosed are user instructions to access U.S. state, territory, tribal and FRC contact information on the IRG. We hope that you will find the IRG a useful tool. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact us at ocseinternational@acf.hhs.gov.

Thank you for your efforts to ensure that children involved in international cases receive child support.

Sincerely,

Vicki Turetsky
Commissioner
Office of Child Support Enforcement

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