Federal Guidance on Alternative Penalties Related to Automation Failures
Publication Date: September 1998
Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy
Author(s): Paula Roberts
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Coverage: United States
A brief summary of the alternative penalties and the qualifications from the latest child support automated systems legislation entitled "The Child Support Performance and Incentive Act of 1998"(CSPIA), which established a system of fiscal penalties for states that fail to meet their FSA and/or PRWORA automation requirements. Also describes how the new penalty system will function pursuant to the Action Transmittal 98-22 issued by the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement.