Seminars for employers making child support payments on behalf of their employees will be offered across Nebraska from May through October by the Nebraska Child Support Payment Center, a division of the State Treasurer’s Office, State Treasurer Don Stenberg announced today.
“We emphasize the use of electronic payments by employers. This eliminates printing and handling paper checks and postal costs. It is also a savings to the Nebraska taxpayers,” Stenberg said.
Human resource managers and payroll managers of Nebraska businesses are invited to attend the seminars to learn about changes in laws and practices relating to the withholding of court-ordered child support payments for employees. The seminars are designed for payroll managers, as well as business owners, accountants, controllers, and bookkeepers.
“In the six years since the seminars began, the outreach staff of the Child Support Payment Center has had contact with 2,400 employers,” said Tom Hinds, director of Employer Outreach for the center. The seminars are presented in conjunction with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
Since 2001, the State Treasurer’s Office has coordinated and managed the receipt and disbursement of child support payments in Nebraska in a contractual arrangement with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. The Nebraska Child Support Payment Center is responsible for receiving and disbursing an average of $22 million a month in child support payments. As of March 31, the center received and paid out more than $73.3 million in child support to custodial parents so far in 2011.
In particular, specialists from the Child Support Payment Center will address the following subjects at this year’s employer outreach seminars:
The seminars are free, but registration is required. Interested participants may register by contacting Tom Hinds, employer outreach director, at 402-471-1173 or toll free 1-877-631-9973, Option 3. Participants also may register by emailing email@example.com. For more information about the Nebraska Child Support Payment Center, go to www.nebraskachildsupport.com/employers
Seminars will be offered in May at the following locations:
Visit the Nebraska Child Support Payment Center website at www.nebraskachildsupport.com/employers for specific times and locations.