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Jan 19 -- The Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), is requesting approval of a 3-year extension of the Child Support Annual Data Report and Instructions (OCSE-157). The public is invited to submit comments to OMB by February 18, 2022.
 
Each year, states are required to provide OCSE with their child support information pertaining to case inventory, performance status, and accomplishments in the following areas: Paternity establishment, services requested and provided, medical support, collections due and distributed, staff, program expenditures, non-cooperation and good cause, and administrative enforcement. The information collected from the Child Support Annual Data Report (OCSE-157) enables OCSE to (1) report child support enforcement activities to Congress as required by law, (2) calculate states' incentive measures for performance and assess performance indicators utilized in the program, and (3) assist OCSE in monitoring and evaluating state child support programs.
 
OCSE data webpage: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/css/data
OCSE-157 submission to OMB: https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=202201-0970-005 Click IC List for data collection instruments, View Supporting Statement for technical documentation. Submit comments through this site.
FR notice inviting public comment: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/01/19/2022-00917/submission-for-omb-review-child-support-annual-data-report-ocse-157-omb-no-0970-0177  
 
For AEA members wishing to submit comments, "A Primer on How to Respond to Calls for Comment on Federal Data Collections" is available at https://www.aeaweb.org/content/file?id=5806

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