The Nebraska Child Support Payment Center is hosting seminars in 13 Nebraska communities in the coming months for employers who remit child support payments on behalf of their employees, State Treasurer Don Stenberg announced today.
The seminars are offered by the Child Support Payment Center, a division of the Nebraska State Treasurer’s Office, in conjunction with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. This is the 12th year of the seminars.
The one-hour seminars are free and are designed for employers who are just beginning to remit child support payments on behalf of their employees as well as for employers who have been providing this service for some time. Employers may register at childsupport.nebraska.gov/Employers. Registration is required.
Stenberg said the seminars will focus on the steps for remitting child support payments electronically in addition to providing information on new hire reporting, verification and termination, and income and medical withholding and remittance. The Nebraska Child Support Payment Center, which has been a leader in promoting electronic payments, was ranked third in the nation in 2014 for the percent of child support payments received electronically.
“Efforts are underway to raise the state’s ranking even higher by continuing to encourage employers to use electronic payments and to make the process easier for individuals who make payments,” Stenberg said. “Greater use of electronic means to pay child support results in greater efficiencies in the system, including speedier payments to custodial parents and lower processing costs for the state payment center.”
Electronic payments also save money and make good business sense for those making the payments, resulting in lower costs for envelopes, postage, printing, and record-keeping, Stenberg said.
Following are the dates and locations for the upcoming seminars: