Employer Database Best Practices

These best practices were obtained from states during a multi-state conference call conducted by the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) that specifically addressed issues related to maintaining an employer database. Most states maintain an employer database in their statewide-automated child support enforcement systems. States relayed that when creating their employer databases, they considered the following key areas: data integrity, data duplication, database keys, controlling access, and third-party service providers.

Data Integrity

Data Duplication

Database Keys

Controlling Access

Third-Party Service Providers

If you want additional information on the employer income withholding CD, you may contact Nancy Benner at (202) 401-5528 or nbenner@acf.hhs.gov. For technical questions, you may contact Rose Hodel at (703) 345-8091 or rhodel@acf.hhs.gov.

For further information on creation of an employer database, you may contact Kay Dunkelberger in the State of Minnesota at (651) 297-4267.