Magazine article Policy & Practice

ACS Nabs $21 Million Contract with S.C., E-Recording Solutions Gets State Certification

Magazine article Policy & Practice

ACS Nabs $21 Million Contract with S.C., E-Recording Solutions Gets State Certification

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DALLAS -- Affiliated Computer Services Inc. has been awarded a contract from the South Carolina Department of Social Services to manage and operate the state's child support payment processing center.

ACS will work with the state to modernize and centralize its method of collecting and distributing child support by creating a state disbursement unit for payment processing and customer care, expected to handle approximately 3.5 million transactions each year. Custodial parents will now have the option to receive child support payments on a debit card, which offers fast, convenient and safe access to funds and is accepted at thousands of retailers and ATMs.

The program will begin in October 2011 as a pilot in a small number of South Carolina counties, and scheduled to be fully operational across the state later that year. South Carolina is the final state in the country to move to a centralized child support structure. The seven-year contract is valued at $21 million.

Separately, ACS announced that its time- and money-saving electronic document recording system developed for a consortium of California counties is the first of its kind to be state-certified for use. …

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