State Systems Planning & Design

State child support programs must follow specific policies and procedures to receive funding approval to plan, design, develop, implement, and operate automated child support systems. 

First, the state must prepare an Advance Planning Document to receive federal funding for system acquisition and operating costs.  The state must also conduct a thorough feasibility study that includes alternatives and cost benefit analyses. 

The acquisition of a state child support system takes thoughtful and deliberate planning.  OCSE offers guidance and technical assistance from the planning stage through system design, development and implementation.

Most Recent & Requested Documents for State Systems Planning & Design RSS Feed

  • Status of Automated Child Support Systems

    Published: February 7, 2014
    Provides certification and IV&V status, caseload, and collections information for State Child Support Systems
  • IV&V Status of State Systems

    Published: January 28, 2014
    Information on the status, cost, and schedule of Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) of state projects  
  • The Affordable Care Act and Child Support

    Published: May 14, 2013
    A presentation on the opportunities provided by the Affordable Care Act for child support enforcement systems
  • APD Reform Presentation

    Published: April 25, 2012
    Describes major changes in the APD rule under the new APD regulations
  • IV&V Assessment Options

    Published: April 25, 2012
    Detailed view of the triggers, process, and oversight for Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V)  
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