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Tribal Child Support Reporting Conversation – June 2012

TDCL-12-02

Published: May 24, 2012
Information About:
Tribal Child Support Agencies
Topics:
Federal Reporting, OCSE-75 Tribal Annual Data Report
Types:
Policy, Dear Colleague Letters (DCL), Tribal Policy

TDCL-12-02

DATE: May 24, 2012

ATTACHMENT: Comparison Chart – OCSE-75 Changes

TO: ALL TRIBAL IV-D DIRECTORS

RE: Tribal Child Support Reporting Conversation – June 2012

Dear Colleague:

You are invited to participate in a Tribal Child Support Reporting Conversation hosted by the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement on Monday, June 4, 2012 and Tuesday, June 5, 2012 in Alexandria, VA. This is the same week as the ACF Tribal and Native American Grantee Meeting (June 6-8). Both meetings are at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, Virginia.

The purpose of this conversation is to share information with and gather feedback from the tribal child support community to help determine the best way to tell the tribal story and to plan for possible future revisions to the reporting forms.

OCSE will provide an overview of the current reporting form OCSE–75, Tribal Child Support Enforcement Annual Data Report and Tribal Narrative Report, and facilitate discussions on potential changes to the current forms. We want to obtain your input on the best way to paint an accurate picture of the tribal child support programs while meeting statutory and regulatory requirements. The attached Comparison Chart – OCSE-75 Changes outlines suggested revisions to the current form. These proposals are based on previous conversations. We distributed the current form and instructions with AT-10-07.

These conversations are program level, pre-consultation meetings that will help determine how to best proceed with consultation.

The conversations will convene at 9:00 a.m. ET in the Beech Room located on the lower lobby level of the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center. The meetings will conclude around 4:00 p.m. We understand that travel budgets may be limited; if you can’t travel to attend the meeting in person, please join us by phone using this toll free number: 1-866-708-8420 and passcode 4835713. We will have an additional Tribal Reporting Conversation during the National Tribal Child Support Association (NTCSA) Conference. That conversation is scheduled for July 23, 2012. Please refer to the final agenda for the NTCSA Conference to confirm the time.

Questions or comments concerning the proposed changes to the OCSE-75 reporting form may be directed to Dennis Putze, Director of the Division of Planning, Research and Evaluation at 202-401-4030, dennis.putze@acf.hhs.gov, or to Paige Hausburg, Tribal Coordinator at 202-401-5635, paige.hausburg@acf.hhs.gov.

We hope to see you in June!

Sincerely,

Vicki Turetsky
Commissioner
Office of Child Support Enforcement

Attachments

cc: ACF/OCSE Regional Program Managers

 

Comparison Chart – OCSE-75 Changes
  Current OCSE 75 Form Proposed OCSE 75 Form
Section A: Case Inventory 1. Total Number of Open Cases (as of last day of FY) 1. Total Number of Open Cases During FY
(includes all cases open at ay time during the year even if they closed prior to the end of the FY)
a. Total Number of Open Tribal TANF Cases (as of last day of FY) a. Total Number of TANF Cases Open During FY
b. Total Number of Open State TANF Cases (as of last day of FY) (no need for breakout of Tribal TANF versus State TANF- count as TANF if they were ever on TANF during the FY)
c. Total Number of Open Non-TANF Cases (as of last day of FY) b. Total Number of Non-TANF Cases Open During FY
( 1a. + 1b. = 1)
d. Total Number of Cases That Closed During the Fiscal Year(optional) Line 1d. Not needed - closed cases included in Line 1
2. Total Number of Cases With a Support Order (as of last day of FY) 2. Total Number of Cases with Support Orders During FY
(This is a subset of line 1. Report all cases that had a Support Order any Time During The FY)
Section B: Paternity Establishment 3. Total Number of Children in the Current Year Born Out-Of-Wedlock
(This is a count of children as of the last day of the FY, who ever needed paternity established)
3. Total Children During FY, Needing Paternity Established
(This is a count of new cases opened during the year that needed paternity established, and cases carried over from previous FY that still needed paternity established-do not include children if paternity was resolved in a prior FY)
a. Total Number of Children in the Previous Year Born Out-Of-Wedlock Line 3a. Not needed
4. Total Number of Children With Paternity Established or Acknowledged 4. Total Number of Children where Paternity was Resolved During the FY
Section C: Collections Due and Distributed 5. Total Amount of Current Support Due on all Cases 5. Total Amount of Current Support Due on Tribal Cases
(on interjurisdictional cases with current support due, only report amounts for cases where the tribe initiated the case.)
6. Total Amount of Current Support Collected and Distributed 6. Total Amount of Current Support Collected and Distributed on Tribal Cases
(on interjurisdictional cases with current support collected and distributed, only report amounts for cases where the tribe initiated the case.)
Note: All collections collected for another jurisdiction (state, tribe, etc.) are reported on OCSE-34A report.
7. Total Amount of Past Due Support Owed on all Cases 7. Total Amount of Past Due Support Owed on all Tribal Cases
8. Total Amount of Past Due Collected and Distributed 8. Total Amount of Past Due Collected and Distributed on Tribal Cases
(on interjurisdictional cases with past due support collected and distributed, only report amounts for cases where the tribe initiated the case.)
Note: All collections collected for another jurisdiction (state, tribe, etc.) are reported on OCSE-34A report.
Section D: Program Cost 9. Total Costs Claimed Total Costs Claimed - Not needed - already reported on SF-425
10. Total Amount of Fees and Costs Recovered 9. Total Amount of Fees and Costs Recovered
11. Total Amount of Laboratory Cost for Paternity Establishment 10. Total Amount of Laboratory Cost for Paternity Establishment
  11. Percent of Total Collections Collected From Tribal Entities
(this is money that would not have been collected if the Tribal Program did not exist)
  12. Tribal Unemployment or Joblessness rate