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The Board of Directors for this highly respected association is seeking dynamic, engaging, and highly qualified professionals for consideration as Executive Director with the Child Support Directors Association of California. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced executive with strong leadership skills to manage a member-centric organization and further expand the impact and reach of services offered including education, training, and monitoring legislative activity on behalf of its membership. The Executive Director will be thoroughly committed to the Association's mission with proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience. The Executive Director will have strong communication and interpersonal skills and will frequently interact with a wide array of members, stakeholders, and supporting organizations in the diverse communities served. More information can be found in this brochure.
ERICSA is pleased to continue our recognition program to honor child support professionals! We invite you to submit your nomination for an individual in the child support community who has strived for professional excellence.
The deadline for nominations has been extended to February 22, 2018. Nominations can be emailed to Laura Stafford, ERICSA Board Member, at firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, February 22, 2018.
The winners for the 2018 ERICSA Scholarship are:
The Florida Winner is: Cheri Wright from Orlando, Florida
The At-Large Winner is: Julianne K. Bailey from Cleveland, Mississippi
Congratulations to the both of you and to all our applicants who demonstrated again the passion and devotion child support workers have for their profession!! The ERICSA family welcomes you to Daytona Beach!
Mr. Scott M. Lekan has been appointed as the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement’s Commissioner. Mr. Lekan brings a unique mix of state-level leadership and a law enforcement background. He held leadership positions in Arizona – in the child support service office, and the aging and adult services office, at the Arizona Department of Economic Security. During his law enforcement career, he was patrol commander and lieutenant in the Peoria, Arizona, police department; and before that, a sergeant in the Glendale, Arizona, police department.
Rob Velcoff wins the Domestic Relations Association of Pennsylvania (DRAP) 2016 President’s Award. The President’s Award is bestowed on someone who is not an employee of the Domestic Relations Office but has made a significant impact on the area of child support. Rob is from the New York State Division of Child Support Enforcement, where he has worked for over 26 years. Rob is responsible for all interstate policy and program issues, and is recognized expert in child support issues, as evidenced by his extensive appearances at multiple conferences. Rob served as the President of ERICSA in 2011. Please join us in congratulating Rob!
On August 30, 2016, the President signed the Ratification for the Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance (Hague Child Support Convention.) This Convention contains provisions to establish uniform, inexpensive and effective procedures for the processing of international child support cases. The Office of Child Support Enforcement will be issuing policy guidelines for state child support agencies to process Convention cases under UIFSA 2008. The effective date for the Hague Child Support Convention in the United States is set for January 1, 2017.
John Vorperian, winner of the ERICSA “Front-Line Professional of the Year Recognition” was interviewed on the Westchester County, NY local TV station. Because of his award, May 22, 2016 was named “John Vorperian Day” in Westchester County. The interview can be viewed at http://whiteplainscnr.com/2016/05/22/sunday-is-john-vorperian-day-in-westchester-county/