PAID In Full Practices Guide #7 and #8


Publication Date: February 10, 2009

Dear Colleague Letter


DATE: February 10, 2009

ATTACHMENT: PAID In Full Guidance Tool #7, PAID In Full Guidance Tool #8


RE: PAID In Full Practices Guide

Dear Colleague:

The Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) in partnership with the States is pleased to provide two new guidance tools for use in promoting the aims of PAID - Project to Avoid Increasing Delinquencies. These two PAID In Full guides supplement Dear Colleague Letters, DCL-07-34 and DCL-08-23, which transmitted the first six PAID In Full guidance tools.

PAID In Full #7 addresses interstate best practices including Interstate Case Reconciliation (ICR), Child Support Enforcement Network (CSENet), and Query Interstate Cases for Kids (QUICK), that work together to help States process interstate cases.

PAID In Full #8 addresses suggestions for how States can use data returned from the Federal Parent Locator Service to establish and enforce child support orders.

PAID In Full is intended for use by States, Tribes, and Territories to foster discussions of policies and practices, along with implementation criteria, that may be employed to increase the collection of current support and prevent and reduce arrears. The questions under each topic are intended to assist readers in looking for methods to optimize their processes. Future PAID In Full topics will be distributed as separate documents and numbered accordingly.

OCSE hopes you will find this material useful in thinking about new approaches you might take in your jurisdiction to improve your program results. Other tools in support of the PAID initiative include:

PAID Practices Guide: A high-level overview of practices that may increase collections and/or reduce arrears (see /programs/css/resource/paid-practices-g... ; 

PAID Updates: Highlights of individual PAID best practices collected from Child Support Enforcement agencies across the country and then transmitted electronically to IV-D Directors and accessible through the PAID Workplace; and

PAID Workplace: A virtual workgroup accessible to State, Local, and Tribal staff designed to provide up-to-date PAID related documents and resources.

OCSE will continue to provide information about these tools, and other PAID materials, as they become available. If you would like more information about PAID, please contact your Regional Program Specialist or email to join the PAID Workplace to learn more and share your ideas.


Donna J. Bonar
Acting Commissioner
Office of Child Support Enforcement


cc: ACF/OCSE Regional Program Managers