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Glossary of Child Support Terms - Acronyms & Initialisms

​​​​The following is a list of acronyms and initialisms used by Child Support Services. This list has been revised as of February 2011. Please e-mail your suggestions for updating this list.

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

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
CDIB Certified Degree of Indian Blood
CEJ Continuing Exclusive Jurisdiction (to modify a support order)
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CP Custodial Person (Custodian)
CPM Certified Public Manager
CSE Child Support Enforcement
CSED Child Support Enforcement Division (now known as OCSS)
CSEnet Child Support Enforcement Network
CSPIA Child Support Performance Improvement Act of 1998
CSR Centralized Support Registry (State Disbursement Unit)     
CTX Corporate Trade Exchange
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


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 (OCSS 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
FVI Family Violence Indicator


HCFA Health Care Financing Administration                                               

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)
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
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

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
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)
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
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


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

RURESA Revised Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act                

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
SESA State Employment Security Agency
SNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly Food Stamps)
SOSO Summary of Support Order
SPLS State Parent Locator Service
SSA Social Security Administration
SSI Supplemental Security Income
SSN Social Security Number


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

VA United States Department of Veterans Affairs (aka Veterans Administration)
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