Interstate Child Support Hearings
ATTACHMENT: TEMPO Interstate Child Support Enforcement Hearings
DATE: February 9, 2006
TO: ALL STATE AGENCIES ADMINISTERING CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT PLANS APPROVED UNDER TITLE IV-D OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY ACT AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES
SUBJECT: Interstate Child Support Hearings
BACKGROUND: The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996 (P.L. 104-193) mandated State IV-D agencies to adopt the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA). The attached TEMPO (Techniques for Effective Management of Program Operations) provides guidance on the specific UIFSA provisions for transmitting and receiving testimony and other evidence. The purpose of this publication is to assist interstate child support practitioners in expediting interstate fact-finding proceedings and allowing out-of-state parties or witnesses to participate in the proceedings.
In August 2001 the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) approved amendments to UIFSA 1996, referred to as UIFSA 2001. Federal law specifically requires states to adopt UIFSA 1996; however, several states have applied for and received an exemption to adopt UIFSA 2001. The TEMPO identifies differences between UIFSA 1996 and UIFSA 2001 when appropriate.
INQUIRIES: Please direct inquiries to Mr. Robert Clifford, OCSE, Division of State, Tribal and Local Assistance, (215) 861-4047.
Office of Child Support Enforcement