An Introduction to Employers’ Responsibilities Under the Child Support ProgramM



The partnership between employers and the government agencies responsible for child support enforcement is essential to the success of the child support program. In federal fiscal year 2015, over $28.6 billion was collected in child support, and 75% of those collections were executed by the employers that process income withholding orders and send payments to child support agencies.

A representative from the Office of Child Support Enforcement, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will share information about the history and organizational structure of the child support program and discuss employers’ responsibilities. She also will highlight electronic services available to employers on OCSE’s child support portal, such as electronic income withholding orders (e-IWO) and the employer services web application, which centralize and standardize information exchanges and help reduce the administrative burden on employers working with child support enforcement agencies.

During this webinar attendees will learn about

  • New hire reporting
  • Responding to verification of employment requests
  • Processing income withholding orders
  • Reporting lump sum payments
  • Notifying child support agencies about employee terminations
  • Remitting payments
  • Enrolling children in health insurance plans


Robyn Large, employer services team, U.S. Office of Child Support Enforcement

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