3.1 Introduction


Federal Authority

Confidentiality and Safeguarding Information

Section 7 of the Privacy Act- Disclosure of Social Security Number (5 U.S.C. 552a)

26 U.S.C. § 6103 Confidentiality and disclosure of returns and return information

26 U.S.C. § 7213 Unauthorized disclosure of information

Social Security Act § 453(b)(2) Federal Parent Locator Service, § 454(26) State plan for child and spousal support, § 454A(f) Automated data processing

45 CFR 302.35 State Parent Locator Service

45 CFR 303.21 Safeguarding and disclosure of confidential information

45 CFR 307.5 Mandatory computerized support enforcement systems

45 CFR 307.13 Security and confidentiality for computerized support enforcement systems in operation after October 1, 1997


State Authority


Wyo. Stat. § 20-6-101 et. seq. Child Support Enforcement Act

Wyoming Child Support Enforcement Rules Chapter 13, Safeguarding and Disclosure of Confidential Information

Policy Number

Effective Date


October 1, 2014


This chapter contains the following sections and sub-sections:

  • IRS Safeguarding and Security

    • Safeguarding Requirements

    • Awareness and Training

    • Screen Prints

    • Subcontractors

    • Shred

    • Electronic and Non-Electronic Transmission of FTI

    • Unauthorized Disclosure of Information

    • Alternate Worksite

    • Protection During Transport

  • IT Security

    • POSSE Password

    • POSSE Availability

  • Privacy Act

  • State Forms

  • Release of Information

  • Family Violence Indicator


Because the IV-D child support program has access to personal, financial, and other information on all of the participants within a child support case, each child support program shall have safeguards in effect to protect all confidential information handled by the IV-D agency. In Wyoming, these safeguards include information received from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement and Bureau of Fiscal Service contained on the Wyoming CSE Program computer system, POSSE, protected by the federal Privacy Act, and released to the customers within the child support enforcement program.

Cross Reference


Version Number


Last Revised Date

July 1, 2014