Current through Register Vol. 61, No. 4, April 1, 2022
(1) For purposes of this rule, "receipt"
means to officially acknowledge and credit a payment to an account.
(2) For purposes of this rule, "authorized
representative" means an employee of the Division of Child Support, employees
of a District Attorney Child Support office, and Assistant Attorneys General
and Deputy District Attorneys representing the Child Support Program.
When support payments are made
to the Department of Justice in accordance with ORS
, the State Disbursement
Unit (SDU) is the official receipting unit of the Child Support Program. All
payments will be disbursed after receipt by the SDU pursuant to
(4) Support payments will only be receipted
by the SDU.
(5) Physical access to
all areas where support payments are stored or processed will be limited to
employees assigned to handle, accept or receipt support payments.
(6) Support payments received by the
receipting unit must be physically secured. At least two employees must be
present when support payments are not secured in a locked area or in a safe.
Support payments will be
properly recorded and tracked in accordance with 45 CFR Ch. III
(8) Support payments which have been
receipted by the SDU will be reconciled daily.
(9) Support payments will be receipted and
deposited within 48 hours.
Pursuant to ORS 73.0114, if there are
contradictory terms on a negotiable instrument, the amount receipted will be
the amount written in words.
Pursuant to ORS 73.0401, if a negotiable
instrument is not signed, the person is not liable for the instrument.
(12) Under limited circumstances,
offices of the Oregon Child Support Program, other than the facility which
houses the SDU, may accept child support payments in person or by mail and
authorized representatives may accept payments in court. If a payment is made
in person, in court, or by mail the employee or authorized representative shall
provide written acknowledgment to the payor that the payment has been accepted.
Payments for support may be
accepted by an employee of an office of the Oregon Child Support Program or by
an authorized representative of the Child Support Program when:
(a) The payment is received in court as a
result of a court hearing for nonpayment of support; or
(b) The payment is received in an office that
employs strict internal currency handling standards;
(c) The office has the payment deposited to
an approved bank account; and
The office ensures the payment and remittance details are transmitted to the
SDU immediately for receipting and disbursement.
(A) The office or authorized representative
may transmit the payment to the SDU by an electronic fund transfer (EFT)
through an approved bank account; or
(B) The office may mail a check to the SDU
for the total amount of the payment(s).