11.3.1 Responding Central Registry


Chapter Federal Authority
Intergovernmental Social Security Act
§452(a)(11) Duties of the Secretary
§454 (9), (20), and (32)(c) State plan for child and spousal support
§466(f) and (d) Requirement of statutorily prescribed procedures to improve effectiveness of child support enforcement
45 CFR 302.36 Provision of services in intergovernmental and intergovernmental IV-D cases
45 CFR 303.2 Establishment of cases and maintenance of case records
45 CFR 303.7 Provision of services in intergovernmental IV-D cases
Subject State Authority
Responding – Central Registry Wyo. Stat. § 20-4-155 Duties and powers of responding tribunal
Wyo. Stat. § 20-4-157 Duties of support enforcement agency
Wyo. Stat. § 20-4-170 Petition to establish support order
Wyoming Child Support Enforcement Rules
Chapter 4 General Services
Chapter 16 Services in Intergovernmental Cases
Poicy NumberEffective Date
11.3.1JulyJuly 1, 2015

Overview

Each IV-D agency shall have a Central Registry.  The purpose of the registry is to process intergovernmental cases, provide case information, and respond to requests from other states.  In Wyoming, the Central Registry is maintained by staff in the State CSE Office.  

Policy

The Wyoming Central Registry receives all incoming intergovernmental requests either electronically through the Child Support Enforcement Network (CSENet) or hard copies of the federally mandated intergovernmental forms.  (See Appendix 11.C – Intergovernmental Forms)  

Central Registry Responsibilities

The following are the responsibilities of the Wyoming Central Registry. 

Full Service Referral

When an intergovernmental request is received either via CSENet or hard copy, the Central Registry will:

  • Review the electronic referral or add the case to POSSE with the information provided in the hard copy request; 

Note:  The Central Registry will follow the paternity data reliability guidelines described in Appendix 11.F – PEP Data Reliability Review
  • “Hold” the intake request for 20 working days pending the receipt of the federally mandated forms as listed in Appendix 11.C – Intergovernmental Forms;
    • If the documents are not received, the Central Registry will close the case as Opened In Error and update the Initiating State; or
    • If the documents are received , the Central Registry will forward the completed intergovernmental packet to the appropriate District CSE Office and notify the Initiating State of the name and address of the District CSE Office. 

    Note:  If the Initiating State provides the custodial parent’s address, the address will be entered on POSSE.  However, if an Order for Non-Disclosure accompanies the intergovernmental request, the Family Violence Indicator will be marked by the designated supervisor in the District CSE Office as described in 3.7 Confidentiality and Safeguarding Information – Family Violence Indicator.

    International Cases

    In addition to the two-state description above, the Central Registry will suspend the $25 annual fee  required by the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (See 5.5 Fees – Annual Fee (Deficit Reduction Act of 2005)) based upon § 454(32)(c) of the Social Security Act which indicates “no costs will be assessed for such services against, the foreign reciprocating country or foreign obligee….”

    Locate-Only Requests

    See 7.2 Locate – State Parent Locator Services for policy regarding locate-only requests.

    Limited Services

    When another state requests limited services from Wyoming (e.g. redirection of child support to the other state’s state disbursement unit), the Wyoming Central Registry will create a Non-IV-D Responding POSSE case by transferring the child from the existing Wyoming case to the Non-IV-D Responding POSSE case.  

    If the underlying Wyoming case is Non-IV-D, the intergovernmental request is forwarded to the appropriate Clerk of District Court.  On the other hand, if the underlying case is IV-D, the limited services request is forwarded to the District CSE Office.

    If the same state that initially requested a Non-IVD “Request for a Redirection of Payments Only” requests enforcement of the Wyoming child support order, the Central Registry will: 

    • Change the Case Class from Non-IV-D to IV-D;
    • Enter a POSSE note detailing the request from the other state and noting the case class change; and 
    • Forward the updated UIFSA request to the appropriate District Office.

    The Wyoming Central Registry will take all actions within 20 days of receipt of the initial request.

    Other examples of limited services include liens and levies, genetic testing, service of process, proof of income, interrogatories, or obtaining a signature.

    CSE Addresses

    The Central Registry will:

    • Maintain current address listings of all District CSE Offices and Clerks of District Court; and
    • Certify or modify Wyoming CSE address information on the Intergovernmental Referral Guide (IRG) on the federal OCSE web site at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/css/irg-state-map every 30 days.

    Status Requests

    According to federal regulations, the District Office shall respond within 5 working days to a status request.  Depending upon the Initiating State’s participation with CSENet, the District Office will either respond via CSENet or a hard copy of Child Support Enforcement Transmittal #2 – Subsequent Actions as described in Appendix 11.C – Intergovernmental Forms.

    Other

    In addition to those responsibilities required by federal regulation, the Wyoming Central Registry also:

    • Responds to questions from other states about Wyoming’s intergovernmental processing;
    • Fields telephone calls from other states about individuals or cases in Wyoming’s IV-D caseload; and
    • Facilitates resolution between a Wyoming District CSE Office and another state’s Central Registry when issues arise on either side.
    Cross Reference

    Version Number Last Revised Date
    3 July 1, 2015