State Systems

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.  With the goal of fostering system efficiency and effectiveness, OCSE offers guidance and technical assistance throughout the design, development and implementation stages of system lifecycle, and provides review and monitoring of the systems.

Automation & Technology

OCSE provides guidance and technical assistance to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of state child support systems.  We provide support through research, planning and design, consultation, site visits, toolkits, training, and demonstration projects.

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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.

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Review & Monitoring

A state child support system must be functionally comprehensive and operate statewide. Throughout the system development life cycle, OCSE provides monitoring and oversight of the state’s system acquisition effort.

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Top State Systems Resources

APD Reform Presentation

April 25, 2012

Describes major changes in the APD rule under the new APD regulations

Read APD Reform Presentation

Cost Allocation Methodologies (CAM) Toolkit

January 15, 2015

Models a methodology to determine distributions of software development costs and expedite the federal approval process

Read Cost Allocation Methodologies (CAM) Toolkit

Status of Automated Child Support Systems

March 10, 2020

Provides certification and IV&V status, caseload, and collections information for State Child Support Systems

Read Status of Automated Child Support Systems

H.R. 4980: Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act of 2014

September 30, 2014

Provides a summary of the child support provisions in H.R. 4980

Read H.R. 4980: Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act of 2014

2017 Update, Automated Systems for Child Support Enforcement: A Guide for States

September 19, 2017

Provides an updated version of Certification Guide to help states enhance, modify, or replace their systems

Read 2017 Update, Automated Systems for Child Support Enforcement: A Guide for States

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