Phase 1 Report of Feasibility Study on New Hire Programs for Canada: New Hire Programs in the United States

APPENDIX A: Glossary of Terms

ADC
Aid to Dependent Children
AFDC
Aid to Families with Dependent Children programs and legislation; social assistance policy replaced by Temporary Assistance to Needy Families under the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996
CSA
child support agency
CSE
child support enforcement
DHHS
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
EIN or FEIN
Employer Identification Number, Federal Employer Identification Number
FPLS
Federal Parent Locator Service, the umbrella federal agency where the National Directory of New Hires is placed; the agency also includes the Federal Case Registry of Child Support Orders and is operated by the Office of Child Support Enforcement
FSA
Family Support Act, 1988
IV‑A
welfare and social assistance agencies and cases
IV‑D
state child support enforcement agencies and cases related to Title IV-D of the federal Social Security Act—“IV-D agencies” were established in 1975 to collect child support payments for children in single-parent families; the term “IV‑D cases” can mean all cases in the caseloads of child support enforcement agencies, but usually means welfare cases in the caseloads
IV‑E
foster care assistance, benefits or services
NDNH
National Directory of New Hires
OCSE
Office of Child Support Enforcement, located in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
PRWORA
Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act, 1996, the U.S. federal legislation that in section 313 requires each state to establish an automated state directory of new hires
SDNH
state directory of new hires
SESA
state employment security agency
SIC
Standard Industrial Codes (such as occupational codes of industries or businesses that report to state agencies), which come from the census and are used to classify types of businesses
SSA
Social Security Administration
SSN
Social Security Number
TANF
Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, which replaced Aid to Families with Dependent Children
UIFSA
Uniform Interstate Family Support Act
USC
United States Code
W‑4
federal Internal Revenue form completed for every employed person at time of hire

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