On October 23, the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) issued a notice in the Federal Register requesting comments and analysis of the current effectiveness of the child support program and recommendations and options on how to enhance program operations. Due on December 22, 2014, OCSE requests comments on a wide variety of activities aimed at increasing payments to families and providing effective services to them, including the non-custodial parent. Once the comments are received, OCSE is required to submit a Report to Congress no later than June 30, 2015. The Register notice emanates from provisions in the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act of 2014, signed into law (P.L. 113-183) on September 29, 2014.
NCSEA will work with its members to undertake a comprehensive review of the program to identify best practices and recommend options to improve the program so that it serves and supports families as effectively as possible.