Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry Awards Policy Studies Inc. Contract to Provide New Hire Reporting Services

Sep 27, 2011, 12:12 ET from Policy Studies Inc. (PSI)

DENVER, Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Policy Studies Inc. (PSI), the leading provider of child support enforcement services to government agencies, announced today that it has signed a contract with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry to administer its new hire reporting program. New hire reporting is an integral component of the child support enforcement program. It includes collaborating with employers to match reports of recently hired employees against records of parents who owe child support. The 36-month contract is valued at $2,204,155. PSI will begin administering this program in October 2011.

As the Commonwealth's partner, PSI will help raise employer compliance, improve the percentage of employers that report electronically, and ultimately increase collections and support for Pennsylvania's children and families. PSI will achieve these goals by orchestrating targeted outreach and educational campaigns to increase employer awareness of their new hire reporting responsibilities, making it easy for employers to submit their new hire records, collecting and processing new hire data quickly and effectively, and delivering exceptional customer service.

"The fact that almost 70 percent of child support is paid by income withholding clearly illustrates the importance of having an effective new hire reporting program," explains Sharon Ware, PSI's regional vice president for the program. "To that end, we will focus our efforts on educating employers about the process and making it easy for them to report their new hires so that we can help the Commonwealth's children and families get the support they deserve."

With more than 15 years' experience administering new hire reporting programs across the nation, PSI brings a wealth of expertise and innovation to the Commonwealth. The company currently operates new hire reporting programs in 19 states and processes about 22 million new hire records a year—almost 40 percent of all new hire reports in the nation.

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