DATE: September 12, 2018
TO: State IV-D Directors
SUBJECT: Submittal of OCSE-157 for FY 2018
This is a reminder to state agencies administering child support programs under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act of the importance of the timely submission of Child Support Enforcement Annual Data Reports (OCSE-157) to OCSE. Initial reports are due by October 30, 2018, and revised reports are due no later than December 31, 2018. We are also reminding states of the importance of correcting and resubmitting any incomplete or unreliable child support data reported for FY 2017 and previous years, and of other circumstances under which states can resubmit data. States may resubmit previously reported data only if they fall into one of the following three categories:
States may revise previous reports by submitting new ones if they meet the above criteria; however, all final revised reports must be in the OLDC no later than December 31, 2018.
Officials are also reminded to place the state name in the appropriate field, mark the report new or revised, and indicate which PEP the state has chosen.
You are required to submit your reports electronically by using the Online Data Collection System (OLDC). The web address for accessing the online system is https://home.grantsolutions.gov/home/. You must have access to GrantSolutions to gain access to OLDC. For GrantSolutions access, complete the Grantee User Account form found on the GrantSolutions website and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and copy OCSE at DPSASupport@acf.hhs.gov.
If you have any questions about the OCSE-157, contact OCSE at DPSASupport@acf.hhs.gov.
State officials should review reports for accuracy and make sure all fields are completed. Again, initial reports are due by October 30, 2018, and all final revised reports must be in the OLDC no later than December 31, 2018.
Scott M. Lekan
Office of Child Support Enforcement