Category Archives: NCSEA News

Director’s Message: August 2015

As I sit to write this, my first Child Support CommuniQue column, it gives me an opportunity to look back at NCSEA’s efforts the past program year. And what a year it has been! Our committee chairs and members took a great deal of initiative in 2014-15, creating new opportunities for growth and professional development, […]
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Leadership Symposium: Schedule now available!

The detailed schedule of workshops and descriptions is now available on our conference website! Our new format for this year’s summer conference is comprised of workshops on the following tracks: Leading by Knowledge, Leading by Technology, Leading by Policy, Leading By Innovation, Leading by Data, and Leading Through Intergovernmental Relationships. The Leadership Symposium will provide […]
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President’s Message – June 2015

2015: The 40th Anniversary of the Title IV-D Program – Let’s Party Like It’s 1975! I started my career in child support about 27 years ago, as a child support officer I, in the Seattle field office.  At that time, we were by and large a recoupment agency, recovering child support on behalf of the […]
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Director’s Message – April 2015

As I sit down to write my column for the CSQ in mid-March, winter is quickly receding into spring. Only a week ago we had a snowstorm that closed schools for two days and yet on my drive to the office this morning I could see the beginning of buds on our famous cherry trees […]
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Non-Monetary Incentives for Staff – We Want to Hear from You!

NCSEA Communique would like to hear from you! Does your office or program do anything to promote increased NCP payment compliance that involves non-monetary awards? What contests or fun ideas have you implemented that have rewarded staff and improved your IV-D program at the same time?  Ideas can range from allowing staff to wear jeans […]
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President’s Message – February 2015

Happy New Year! 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the child support program. I know some of you reading this have been in the program all 40 years – or in some cases, even longer. Congratulations and thank you for what you’ve done on behalf of kids and families around the globe during your tenure […]
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Director’s Message – November/December 2014

December is such a great time to pause a little, reflect on the year that is almost gone, as well as look forward to the year ahead. As I celebrate my eighth anniversary as NCSEA’s executive director this month, it is especially sweet to look back over the activities and accomplishments of 2014. After years […]
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