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Working with Federal Agencies as Employers (2nd Edition)

IM-03-05

Published: June 9, 2003

INFORMATION MEMORANDUM

IM-03-05

DATE: June 9, 2003

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

SUBJECT: Working with Federal Agencies as Employers (2nd Edition)

BACKGROUND: Enclosed is the second edition of Working with Federal Agencies as Employers. This resource is designed to assist state and tribal agencies working with our nation's largest employer, the Federal government. It includes information on:

  • Calculating Federal income withholding, Federal benefits subject to income withholding, and contact information for Federal agents to whom states/tribes should address the orders.
  • Directing, understanding, and processing child support payments made by U.S. Treasury checks.
  • Converting Federal payroll agencies from paper checks to electronic funds transfer/electronic data interchange.

Information from Working with Federal Agencies as Employers is also available on the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement’s (OCSE) web site.

We hope that the publication Working with Federal Agencies as Employers will assist you and your staff as we move forward in our quest for better and more efficient ways to serve the families in America.

INQUIRIES: Please direct inquiries to Carol Callahan at (202) 401-6969 or ccallahan@acf.hhs.gov in the OCSE Employer Services Unit.

______________________________
Sherri Z. Heller, Ed.D.
Commissioner
Office of Child Support Enforcement

cc: IV-D Directors
Regional Program Manager
ACF Regional Administrators

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