Seminars for employers making child support payments on behalf of their employees will be offered from May to September by the Nebraska Child Support Payment Center, a division of the State Treasurer’s Office, State Treasurer Don Stenberg announced today. Among the topics to be covered will be the use of electronic payments.
“Nearly 80 percent of child support payments from employers on behalf of their employees are sent electronically, and we would like to see that percent go even higher,” Treasurer Stenberg said. “The use of electronic payments makes good business sense. It eliminates the printing and handling of paper checks and reduces postal costs for employers. It is also a savings to Nebraska taxpayers,” Stenberg said.
The seminars are offered in conjunction with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services to update employers about changes in laws and practices relating to the withholding of court-ordered child support payments. The seminars are designed for human resource managers and payroll managers, as well as business owners, accountants, controllers, and bookkeepers at both locally owned companies and large corporations with headquarters outside Nebraska.
The Child Support Payment Center also has initiated an email newsletter as another way to reach out to employers and to encourage more employers to sign up to make payments electronically. The email newsletter, called the Nebraska Child Support Employers Bulletin, will be sent quarterly. The first issue was sent March 21.
The outreach staff from the Child Support Payment Center will address the following topics at this year’s employer seminars:
While the seminars are free, advance registration is required. Participants may register by contacting Tom Hinds, outreach director, at 402-471-1173 or toll free at 877-631-9973, Option 3. Participants also may register at www.nebraskachildsupport.com/Employers.
The seminars will be offered at the following locations and dates: