Tracking Paternity Establishment using PATI, CSPI and CSPTD OSIS Screens: Pre-Audit Assists
Tracking paternity establishment for correct coding of legal status can aid in preparing for Pre-Audit deadlines. This article is a useful guide to when and how to use PATI, CSPTI, CSPI and CSPTU screens.
To identify which cases need to have paternity established and how soon the deadline is looming, district offices can use the OCSE-157 Paternity Information screen (PATI). This screen tracks paternity establishment performance. Displayed information on the OCSE-157 Report for that office is on a rolling twelve month basis. The screen can also be used for planning goals for future performance since it displays how many children need to have paternity established by the number of days since the NCP was located.
The OCSS Paternity Inquiry (CSPTI) screen can be used to review if a child will appear on the OCSE-157 Report as a paternity establishment. The screen provides a legal status history for the child. It is inquiry only and displays information that is updated from other parts of OSIS and the OKDHS mainframe.
The Child Support Paternity Inquiry (CSPI) screen is used to review if a child will appear on the OCSE-157 Report as a paternity establishment. It provides a legal status history for the child. This screen is inquiry only and displays information that is updated from other parts of OSIS.
Detailed instructions on using this screen can be obtained by entering M CSPI in the NEXT data entry field.
The Paternity AP Legal Status Delete (CSPTD) screen provides a consolidated view of a child’s Out-Of-Wedlock status, AP Legal Status, and paternity status across cases that the child’s DCN is associated with. If the child does not have a DCN, only the case that the child is currently associated with will display. Additionally, CSPTD allows case workers to not include an historical AP Legal Statuses for a child within an FGN. Once an AP Legal Status is marked as not included, the child’s paternity establishment and/or acknowledgment across cases will be reevaluated. This allows the non-inclusion of an AP Legal Status that was put on by mistake.
The OCSE-157 logic will ignore any AP Legal Status that was marked “not included”. The reason the word ‘not include’ is being used instead of ‘deletion’ is because OSIS will not physically delete the historical AP Legal Status data. OSIS will mark the historical AP Legal Status data in such a way that the OCSE-157 logic will not include it when determining paternity. Also, transactions CSPTU, CSPTI, CSPI will exclude the AP Legal Status. All other OSIS processes will continue to look at the historical data when processing.
CSPTD contains a computer programming edit to not allow deleting of the current AP Legal Status represented on CHI.
CSPTD is a screen that is paged through and that displays AP Legal Status changes for three FGN/Child sequences per page. CSPTD gives a count of FGNs that the child is associated with along with a running total of FGNs being displayed. Caseworkers can scroll through the changes in AP Legal Status for the displayed FGNs by pressing ENTER. Once all the AP Legal Statuses for the initial FGNs have been displayed, press ENTER to see the next group of FGNs.
The FGN/CH that caused the overall paternity establishment/acknowledgment to be determined for the child will be highlighted.
CSPTD can be accessed from an OSIS clear screen, NEXT line, or any list screen where FGN and CHILD SEQ can be selected or where a CHILD’S DCN can be selected.
Of special note, paternity can only be counted for a child only one time on any OCSE-157 report. To conform to this rule, entering an historical AP Legal Status Effective Date that is before the current Federal Fiscal Year is not possible.
Additionally, the CSPTU screen can be used to update the child’s OOW status.
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