45 CFR § 75.2 "cooperative agreement" with the U.S. Department Of Health And Human Services Office Of Child Support Enforcement

Josh Coffin filed this request with the State Of Rhode Island Department Of Human Services Office Of Child Support Services of Rhode Island.
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From: Josh Coffin

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

The 45 CFR § 75.2 "cooperative agreement" between your Agency [the 42 U.S.C. § 654(3) single and separate unit operating in Rhode Island] and the U.S. Department Of Health And Human Services Office Of Child Support Enforcement within the time period of the last three (3) years as per 31 U.S. Code § 6305 entitled "Using cooperative agreements".

To support my request, I submit the following facts:
1. Pursuant to 42 U.S. Code § 654(3), entitled "State plan for child and spousal support", each State participating in SSA Title IV-D services must "provide for the establishment or designation of a single and separate organizational unit ... within the State to administer the plan".
2. Pursuant to "Audits And Financial Penalties", contained within Section 8 of the Federal Manual of Child Support Enforcement: "Audits are required at least every 3 years to determine whether the standards and requirements prescribed by law and regulations have been met by the child support program of every State."

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Josh Coffin

From: Josh Coffin

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 14, 2020. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Muckrock Staff

Hello Ms. Barclay,

Thanks so much for your help with the other request. Could you please confirm that this request has been received and is being processed?

Many thanks for your time and help.

Best,
Beryl, MuckRock

From: State Of Rhode Island Department Of Human Services Office Of Child Support Services

Good Morning:

The State is in receipt of your request. As I understand your request, you are seeking the State plans for the RI Office of Child Support as well as audits. Is this correct? Are you seeking all audits or specific audits? Additionally, a previous request sought documents from 2017 forward, is this also the timeframe for which you are seeking these documents?

Thank you,

Deborah A. Barclay
General Counsel
Department of Human Services
Louis Pasteur Bldg 57
25 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Telephone (401) 462-2121
FAX (401) 462-6594
e-mail: deborah.barclay@ohhs.ri.gov<mailto:deborah.barclay@ohhs.ri.gov>

This message and all attachments are confidential or proprietary to DHS, and disclosures, or distribution to anyone other than the intended recipient without the prior written permission of DHS is prohibited. This message and any attachments may contain confidential health information and/or confidential and/or proprietary information that is protected by law. This information is intended only for the use of the individual or entity names above. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, or distribution is strictly prohibited. If you think you have received this message in error, please notify the sender by replying to the e-mail and delete the message without disclosure. Thank you.

From: State Of Rhode Island Department Of Human Services Office Of Child Support Services

Good Afternoon: Please see the attached additional documents to your below request.

Thank you,

Deborah A. Barclay
General Counsel
Department of Human Services
Louis Pasteur Bldg 57
25 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Telephone (401) 462-2121
FAX (401) 462-6594
e-mail: deborah.barclay@ohhs.ri.gov<mailto:deborah.barclay@ohhs.ri.gov>

This message and all attachments are confidential or proprietary to DHS, and disclosures, or distribution to anyone other than the intended recipient without the prior written permission of DHS is prohibited. This message and any attachments may contain confidential health information and/or confidential and/or proprietary information that is protected by law. This information is intended only for the use of the individual or entity names above. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, or distribution is strictly prohibited. If you think you have received this message in error, please notify the sender by replying to the e-mail and delete the message without disclosure. Thank you.

From: State Of Rhode Island Department Of Human Services Office Of Child Support Services

Good Afternoon: I am sending the attachments responsive to this portion of your request in separate emails. I sent the first email today at 4:53 and I did not get a bounce back. However, I tried to send another email with a larger file and received a bounce back notice. I will need to break down the larger email attachment and send it in separate emails. However, the attachment I am now sending is smaller than the attachment to the 4:53 email today. I will breakdown the larger file and send that in separate emails. I anticipate doing that tomorrow. As an FYI, the larger attachment is currently 21 MB and the attachment that previously went through was 3 MB.

Thank you,

Thank you, Deborah A. Barclay
General Counsel
Department of Human Services
Louis Pasteur Bldg 57
25 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Telephone (401) 462-2121
FAX (401) 462-6594
e-mail: deborah.barclay@ohhs.ri.gov<mailto:deborah.barclay@ohhs.ri.gov>

This message and all attachments are confidential or proprietary to DHS, and disclosures, or distribution to anyone other than the intended recipient without the prior written permission of DHS is prohibited. This message and any attachments may contain confidential health information and/or confidential and/or proprietary information that is protected by law. This information is intended only for the use of the individual or entity names above. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, or distribution is strictly prohibited. If you think you have received this message in error, please notify the sender by replying to the e-mail and delete the message without disclosure. Thank you.

From: State Of Rhode Island Department Of Human Services Office Of Child Support Services

Good Morning: As indicated in my email yesterday, the attached files and subsequent emails will contain additional documents responsive to your requests. However, as previously noted, larger files were rejected by your system. The State has broken them down into smaller attachments to multiple emails. Also attached, is a list of documents that will be provided.

Thank you,

Deborah A. Barclay
General Counsel
Department of Human Services

Louis Pasteur Bldg 57

25 Howard Avenue

Cranston, RI 02920
Telephone (401) 462-2121
FAX (401) 462-6594

e-mail: deborah.barclay@ohhs.ri.gov

This message and all attachments are confidential or proprietary to DHS, and disclosures, or distribution to anyone other than the intended recipient without the prior written permission of DHS is prohibited. This message and any attachments may contain confidential health information and/or confidential and/or proprietary information that is protected by law. This information is intended only for the use of the individual or entity names above. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, or distribution is strictly prohibited. If you think you have received this message in error, please notify the sender by replying to the e-mail and delete the message without disclosure. Thank you.

From: State Of Rhode Island Department Of Human Services Office Of Child Support Services

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From: State Of Rhode Island Department Of Human Services Office Of Child Support Services

Additional documents to your below APRA request are attached.

Thank you,

Deborah A. Barclay
General Counsel
Department of Human Services

Louis Pasteur Bldg 57

25 Howard Avenue

Cranston, RI 02920
Telephone (401) 462-2121
FAX (401) 462-6594

e-mail: deborah.barclay@ohhs.ri.gov

This message and all attachments are confidential or proprietary to DHS, and disclosures, or distribution to anyone other than the intended recipient without the prior written permission of DHS is prohibited. This message and any attachments may contain confidential health information and/or confidential and/or proprietary information that is protected by law. This information is intended only for the use of the individual or entity names above. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, or distribution is strictly prohibited. If you think you have received this message in error, please notify the sender by replying to the e-mail and delete the message without disclosure. Thank you.

From: State Of Rhode Island Department Of Human Services Office Of Child Support Services

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From: State Of Rhode Island Department Of Human Services Office Of Child Support Services

This is the final group of documents that are responsive to your Rhode Island APRA request.

Thank you,

Deborah A. Barclay
General Counsel
Department of Human Services
Louis Pasteur Bldg 57
25 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Telephone (401) 462-2121
FAX (401) 462-6594
e-mail: deborah.barclay@ohhs.ri.gov<mailto:deborah.barclay@ohhs.ri.gov>

This message and all attachments are confidential or proprietary to DHS, and disclosures, or distribution to anyone other than the intended recipient without the prior written permission of DHS is prohibited. This message and any attachments may contain confidential health information and/or confidential and/or proprietary information that is protected by law. This information is intended only for the use of the individual or entity names above. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, or distribution is strictly prohibited. If you think you have received this message in error, please notify the sender by replying to the e-mail and delete the message without disclosure. Thank you.

From: Josh Coffin

Hi Deborah A. Barclay,

Thank you for the documents you've provided, but this is not the information I am seeking. I will attempt to clarify any confusion below.

Pursuant to the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act, I request:
All contracts, memorandums of understanding, and any other agreements (including 31 U.S. Code § 6305 "cooperative agreements") between the RI IV-D Agency and any federal agency (or agencies) regarding the Title IV-D Program or Title IV-D Services. This includes the IV-D Contract enabling your Agency to participate in the IV-D Program.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not. Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Josh Coffin

From: State Of Rhode Island Department Of Human Services Office Of Child Support Services

Good Afternoon: The Rhode Island Office of Child Support considers their federally approved State Plan, which was provided in multiple emails, the enabling document that permits the agency to participate in the child support program. If you are referencing a specific federal form, please provide the federal form name and document. Otherwise as stated, the RI Office of Child Support considers their federally approved State Plan the enabling document to participate in this program.

Thank you,

Deborah A. Barclay
General Counsel
Department of Human Services
Louis Pasteur Bldg 57
25 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Telephone (401) 462-2121
FAX (401) 462-6594
e-mail: deborah.barclay@ohhs.ri.gov<mailto:deborah.barclay@ohhs.ri.gov>

This message and all attachments are confidential or proprietary to DHS, and disclosures, or distribution to anyone other than the intended recipient without the prior written permission of DHS is prohibited. This message and any attachments may contain confidential health information and/or confidential and/or proprietary information that is protected by law. This information is intended only for the use of the individual or entity names above. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, or distribution is strictly prohibited. If you think you have received this message in error, please notify the sender by replying to the e-mail and delete the message without disclosure. Thank you.

From: Josh Coffin

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:
All contracts, memorandums of understanding, and any other agreements (including 31 U.S. Code § 6305 "cooperative agreements") between the RI IV-D Agency and any federal agency (or agencies) regarding the Title IV-D Program or Title IV-D Services. This includes the IV-D Contract enabling your Agency to participate in the IV-D Program.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Josh Coffin

From: State Of Rhode Island Department Of Human Services Office Of Child Support Services

Mr. Coffin: The State has previously provided you all documents in its possession that the State had determined responsive to your request of:

“All contracts, memorandums of understanding, and any other agreements (including 31 U.S. Code § 6305 "cooperative agreements") between the RI IV-D Agency and any federal agency (or agencies) regarding the Title IV-D Program or Title IV-D Services. This includes the IV-D Contract enabling your Agency to participate in the IV-D Program.”

If you are looking for a specific document(s) that you feel have not been provided, please feel free to call me at 401-641-3603. Otherwise, again, the State has provided you all documents it has determined responsive to your request.

Thank you,

Deborah A. Barclay
General Counsel
Department of Human Services
Louis Pasteur Bldg 57
25 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Telephone (401) 462-2121
FAX (401) 462-6594
e-mail: deborah.barclay@ohhs.ri.gov<mailto:deborah.barclay@ohhs.ri.gov>

This message and all attachments are confidential or proprietary to DHS, and disclosures, or distribution to anyone other than the intended recipient without the prior written permission of DHS is prohibited. This message and any attachments may contain confidential health information and/or confidential and/or proprietary information that is protected by law. This information is intended only for the use of the individual or entity names above. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, or distribution is strictly prohibited. If you think you have received this message in error, please notify the sender by replying to the e-mail and delete the message without disclosure. Thank you.

From: State Of Rhode Island Department Of Human Services Office Of Child Support Services

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