11.3.1 Responding Central Registry
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.
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;
“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.
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….”
See 7.2 Locate – State Parent Locator Services for policy regarding locate-only requests.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last Revised Date
July 1, 2015