DATE: September 17, 2014
TO: ALL STATE IV-D DIRECTORS
RE: Submitting the OCSE-157 for FY 2014 and Resubmitting Data for FY 2013
This letter is being issued as 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, 2014, and revised reports are due no later than December 31, 2014 through the Online Data Collections (OLDC) system. You are required to use the OLDC to submit your reports. We are also reminding states of the importance of correcting and resubmitting any incomplete or unreliable child support data reported for FY 2013 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, 2014, to be accepted. 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.
To obtain a user ID and password to access the OLDC, please contact Adrienna Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 401-9384 or the OCSE, Division of Performance and Statistical Analysis 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, 2014 and all final revised reports must be in the OLDC no later than December 31, 2014.
If you have questions regarding this notice, please contact Dennis Putze (retired).
Office of Child Support Enforcement
cc: ACF/OCSE Regional Program Managers