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Streamlining Support for 17 Million Children

Source: Office of Child Support Enforcement, http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/css/resource/fy2010-preliminary-report

Source: Office of Child Support Enforcement, http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/css/resource/fy2010-preliminary-report

Across the nation, one in four children – or around 17 million in total – receives child support services*. And the role of employers in helping to make this possible should not be underestimated. In fact, 67% of child support collected comes from income withheld by employers. This staggering figure demonstrates just how important the role of employers can be when it comes to helping to support some of America’s neediest children.

But navigating employer requirements when it comes to processing wage garnishments is often no simple task. Not only do requirements vary from state to state, but there are many complexities to deal with – everything from what constitutes a newly hired employee and what to do when an employee has been terminated, to special considerations when it comes to bonus payments and understanding the different methods of submitting withholdings to various agencies. The good news is that technological advances such as the use of electronic forms, electronic funds transfers (EFTs) and electronic income withholding orders (e-IWOs) are helping to streamline the process… and there are also many resources available to help answer any questions that employers may have.

ADP recently presented a joint webinar together with the California Department of Child Support Services to provide helpful tips to employers on how to most efficiently process wage garnishments orders while helping to minimize the administrative burden that comes with various state requirements. The webinar can be viewed in its entirety here.

Also, this one-page flyer that describes some of the industry best practices relating to wage garnishments processing is designed as a simple guide to help employers across the nation better understand what they should do to help ensure that child support funds get to the appropriate children who need them, as quickly and easily as possible.

*Source: Office of Child Support Enforcement, http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/css/resource/family-centered-innovations-improve-child-support-outcomes

 

 


One comment on “Streamlining Support for 17 Million Children”

  1. xxx r says:

    Good post. I learn something new and challenging on blogs I stumbleupon every day.
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