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. 

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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

Congratulations to Lara Webb Fors!  Lara is an active member of the ERICSA community, having served on the Board of Directors for over ten years and as a former President of ERICSA. Lara recently won the Public Service Practitioner Award during the 18th Annual Women’s Justice Awards 2016 hosted by the Missouri Lawyers Weekly.  An article about Lara's award is posted at

The Board of the California Child Support Directors Association (CSDA) is seeking a highly qualified professional to effectively lead, coach, develop, and retain the Association's small but efficient staff (2 FT and 1 PT staff members) and manage a budget with annual revenue of approximately $600,000.  CSDA was established in 2000 as a non-profit association to represent the local child support directors of California's counties. CSDA is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of members that represent counties throughout California.  This "at-will" position is an excellent opportunity for a senior-level executive with experience and the ability to focus on management, advocacy, membership recruitment, strategic planning, and administration and fiscal management. This position offers a highly competitive compensation and benefit package; the starting salary for the Executive Director will be based on the competitive labor market and the successful candidates' qualifications, experience, and salary history.  Ralph Andersen & Associates is currently providing recruitment services to CSDA.  Additional information regarding this position can be found on Ralph Andersen & Associates' website under the career opportunities tab or at

The Ohio Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA) Directors’ Association (OCDA) is seeking to fill an opening for the position of Executive Director.  This position is a full-time, contract position, which includes benefits, and is FLSA exempt. 

APPLICATION: For consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume, list of 3 personal and 3 professional references and salary history (absolutely required) on or before April 19, 2016 to Penny Jacobs-Theis, President OCDA Executive Board, 1103 Schrock Road, Suite 309, Columbus, Ohio 43229 or via email at

The Vermont Office of Child Support is seeking an experienced leader to manage the Vermont’s child support program which involves $52M in child support collections and thousands of child support cases across the country as well as within the state.  To maintain the best possible quality services for our customers and our recognized national standing in the field, we are looking for someone with a commitment to continuous improvement in a climate where people are valued and excellence is achieved in obtaining financial support for families with children.
You can view and apply for this job at:

The Office of Child Support Enforcement, Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Division of Customer Communications is pleased to announce the GS-1035-12 Public Affairs Specialist (Communications Specialist) job vacancy announcement. All are encouraged to apply.
Provided below is the link to the announcements on USAJOBS: (DE) (MP)