Government Relations Task Force

GRTF Child Support and Other Garnishments Subcommittee

One of the critical roles of employers and their payroll professionals is to help support our government in ensuring that our nation's children are cared for through our child support enforcement programs. Without the cooperation of employers and payroll professionals with the processes of reporting newly hired employees and collecting and remitting child support payments of noncustodial parents to state child support enforcement agencies in an accurate and timely manner, many single parents and their children would be financially strained to the point where they would be have no choice but to participate in state public assistance programs.

APA's GRTF Child Support and Other Garnishments Subcommittee actively monitors federal, state, and local administrative and policy trends that can impact employers and their payroll professional role in the withholding and remittance of child support payments. The subcommittee participates in monthly conference calls to discuss administrative burden issues relating to child support enforcement activities and works with child support agency officials to continually evaluate and offer constructive feedback on emerging child support enforcement policies, procedures, and administrative systems. This dialog and feedback helps all parties involved with the child support enforcement process to create a system that is workable for everyone to achieve common goals and objectives.

If you would like to participate in this subcommittee, please contact William Dunn, CPP, Director of Government Relations, via e-mail at [email protected] or by calling him at the APA Washington, D.C., office at 202-232-6889.

Comments and Letters

June 1, 2016: Letter to Colorado Governor Hickenlooper - Compliance with federal guidelines for calculating child support withholding

February 3, 2015: Statement in Support of Michigan HB 4119 and HB 4120 - Submitted to the House Commerce and Trade Committee

January 16, 2015: Comments Concerning Flexibility, Efficiency, and Modernization in Child Support Enforcement Programs (NPRM) ACF-2014-2014-0004-0001 - Submitted to OCSE

October 22, 2014: Comments supporting Michigan HB 5390 and HB 5391 - Submitted to the Senate Committee on Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing

July 28, 2014: Response from Hon. Robert J. Colombo, Jr.

June 27, 2014: Letter to Hon. Robert J. Colombo, Jr., Chief Judge, Third Judicial Circuit of Michigan

June 4, 2014: Comments supporting Michigan HB 5390 and HB 5391 - Submitted to the House Commerce Committee

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