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6.4 Data Reliability


Chapter Federal Authority
Intake     45 CFR 305 Program Performance Measures, Standards, Financial Incentives,  and Penalties
Subject State Authority
Data Reliability    None
Policy Number Effective Date
6.4 October 1, 2010

Overview

The federal OCSE measures a child support program’s performance utilizing five standards.

1) Paternity establishment; 

2) Order establishment; 

3) Current support distributed; 

4) Arrears cases paying; and

5) Cost effectiveness.

In order to be eligible for federal incentives, the Wyoming CSP shall ensure the data used to calculate each standard is reliable.  In fact, the data shall meet a 95% reliability standard as defined in 45 CFR 305.1(i).  States that fail to meet the data reliability standards are subject to financial penalties.

Policy

In order to meet the high standards set forth by the federal OCSE and the federal regulations, the data entered into POSSE, especially the paternity data, needs to be accurate.  In order to ensure consistent and reliable data, each child support professional within the State CSP Office, District CSP Office, Clerk of District Court Office, or State Disbursement Unit (SDU) will follow the procedures set forth in Appendix 6.B PEP Data Reliability Review.

Cross Reference

Appendix 6.B - PEP Data Reliability Review

Version Number Last Revised Date
2 March 17, 2017