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CSS Acronyms and Initialisms

The following is a list of acronyms and initialisms used by Child Support Services. This list has been revised as of April 8th, 2021. If more detailed definitions are needed, access Definitions – Glossary of Child Support Terms.

A

ACF
Administration for Children and Families
ADA
Assistant District Attorney or Americans with Disabilities Act
AEI
Automated Administrative Enforcement of Interstate Cases
AEO
Administrative Enforcement Order
AFDC
Aid to Families with Dependent Children (now known as TANF)
AFS
Adult and Family Services
AKA
Also Known As (aka)
ALJ
Administrative Law Judge
AN
Annual Notice
AOR
Address of Record
APD
Advanced Planning Document
AT
Action Transmittal
AVR
Automated Voice Response System

B

BIA
Bureau of Indian Affairs
BP
Biological Parent (Natural Parent)
BVD
Balance Verification Date
BVS
Bureau of Vital Statistics

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C

CAP
Community Action Program
CCA
Consumer Credit Agencies
CCD+
Cash Concentration and Disbursement “Plus”
CCEJ
Court of Continuing Exclusive Jurisdiction
CCPA
Consumer Credit Protection Act
CCS
Child Care Services
C:D
CONNECT:Direct
CDIB
Certified Degree of Indian Blood
CEJ
Continuing Exclusive Jurisdiction (to modify a support order)
CFR
Code of Federal Regulations
CIC
Case Initiation Center
CP
Custodial Person (Custodian)
CPM
Certified Public Manager
CSE
Child Support Enforcement
CSED
Child Support Enforcement Division (now known as CSS)
CSEnet
Child Support Enforcement Network
CSPIA
Child Support Performance Improvement Act of 1998
CSS
Child Support Services
CSR
Centralized Support Registry (State Disbursement Unit)
CTX
Corporate Trade Exchange

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D

DA
District Attorney
DCL
Dear Colleague Letter
DCN
Department Client Number (OKDHS case participant identification number)
DCO
Determination of Controlling Order
DCS
Department of Central Services
DEERS
Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting system
DHHS
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
DHS
Oklahoma Department of Human Services
DOB
Date of Birth
DOC
Oklahoma Department of Corrections
DPS
Oklahoma Department of Public Safety
DRS
Department of Rehabilitative Services

E

EBT
Electronic Benefit Transfer
EDI
Electronic Data Interchange
EFT
Electronic Funds Transfer
EPLN
Electronic Parent Locate Network
ERISA
Employee Retirement Income Security Act
EVS
Enumeration and Verification System

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F

FCR
Federal Case Registry (of child support orders)
FEIN
Federal Employer Identification Number (FEI)
FFCCSOA
Full Faith and Credit for Child Support Orders Act
FFP
Federal Financial Participation
FGN
Family Group Number (CSS Case Number or Account Number)
FIDM
Financial Institution Data Match
FIPS
Federal Information Processing Standards
FMS
Financial Management Service
FPLS
Federal Parent Locator Service
FRC
Foreign Reciprocating Country
FSA
Family Support Act
FTE
Full-time employee
FTI
Federal Tax Information
FVI
Family Violence Indicator

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H

HCFA
Health Care Financing Administration

I

ICWA
Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978
IHS
Indian Health Services
IM
Information Memorandum
IRS
Internal Revenue Service (US Department of the Treasury)
ITS
Instructions to Staff
IV-A
Title IV, Part A, of the Social Security Act (Family Support)
IV-B
Title IV, Part B, of the Social Security Act (Child Welfare)
IV-D
Title IV, Part D, of the Social Security Act (Child Support)
IV-E
Title IV, Part E, of the Social Security Act (Foster Care)
IWO
Income Withholding Order (aka Order/Notice to Withhold Income for Child Support)

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K

KIDS
Management Information System for Child Welfare

L

LIHEAP
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance

M

MAO
Medical Assistance Only
MEO
Medical Enforcement Only
MEDICAID
Medical Assistance Program (Title XIX of the Social Security Act)
MEDICARE
Medical Care Program (Title XVIII of the Social Security Act)
MOA
Monthly Order Amount
MSFIDM
Multistate Financial Institution Data Match
MSO
Monthly Support Obligation

N

NACHA
National Automated Clearing House Association
NCSEA
National Child Support Enforcement Association
NCP
Noncustodial Parent (formerly Absent Parent)
NDM
Network Data Mover
NDNH
National Directory of New Hires
NH
New Hire
NMSN
National Medical Support Notice
NOJAH
Non-Obligated Joint Account Holder
NOIA
Order/Notice to Withhold Income for Child Support (aka Income Withholding Order)
NPRC
National Personnel Records Center

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O

OAC
Oklahoma Administrative Code
OAH
Office of Administrative Hearings: Child Support (within OKDHS)
OBRA
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993
OCSE
Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement
OCSEA
Oklahoma Child Support Enforcement Association
OCSS
Oklahoma Child Support Services (now called CSS)
ODOC
Oklahoma Department of Commerce
OESC
Oklahoma Employment Security Commission
OHCA
Oklahoma Health Care Authority
OIG
Office of Inspector General  (within OKDHS)
OJA
Office of Juvenile Affairs (Oklahoma agency)
OKDHS
Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS)
OKESC
Oklahoma Employer Services Center
OKPIQ
Oklahoma Policy Interpretation Question (OCSS-issued as opposed to OCSE-issued PIQ)
OMES
Office of Management and Enterprise Services (previously called OSF)
OPM
Office of Personnel Management (both Oklahoma state and the federal government refer to OPM as their human resources agency)
OS
Oklahoma Statutes
OSBI
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation
OSDH
Oklahoma State Department of Health
OSF
Office of State Finance (Oklahoma)
OSIS
Oklahoma Support Information System
OST
Oklahoma State Treasurer
OTC
Oklahoma Tax Commission
OUCPM
University of Oklahoma Center for Public Management

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P

PA
Public Assistance
PIT
Process Improvement Team
PML
Postmaster Letter
PPD
Prearranged Payment and Deposit
PRWORA
Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996

Q

QDRO
Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) (pronounced Quadro)
QMCSO
Qualified Medical Child Support Order
QW
Quarterly Wage

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R

RURESA
Revised Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act

S

SATTRN
Satellite Training Network
SCR
State Case Registry (of child support orders)
SCRA
Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
SDNH
State Directory of New Hires
SDU
State Disbursement Unit (see also Centralized Support Registry or CSR)
SESA
State Employment Security Agency
SNAP
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly Food Stamps)
SOSO
Summary of Support Order
SPLS
State Parent Locator Service
SSD
Social Security Disability Insurance
SSA
Social Security Administration
SSI
Supplemental Security Income
SSN
Social Security Number

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T

TANF
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (formerly AFDC)
TDD
Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf

U

UCB
Unemployment Compensation Benefit
UCI
Unemployment Compensation Intercept
UI
Unemployment Insurance
UIB
Unemployment Insurance Benefit
UIFSA
Uniform Interstate Family Support Act
UPA
Uniform Parentage Act
URA
Unreimbursed Public Assistance (UPA)
URESA
Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act
USC
United States Code

V

VA
United States Department of Veterans Affairs (aka Veterans Administration)
VPN
Virtual Private Network

W

WIOA
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

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