The NCSEA Board of Directors, at the recommendation of the Policy & Government Relations Committee, has submitted comments to the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) regarding proposed regulatory changes based on the President’s directives in Executive Order 13777. The Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) is intended to make technical amendments to the Flexibility, Efficiency, and Modernization in Child Support Enforcement (FEM) rule, published in 2016.
The proposed regulatory changes were described by OCSE as “technical corrections”. The NCSEA Board’s comments were limited to one provision of the proposed rule, objecting because the provision was not “technical” in nature, and in fact was in conflict with a section of the Social Security Act. The Board’s response to the recommended changes in its statement can be found here.
NCSEA will share any further developments on this matter as they arise.