Nebraska Revised Statute 43-3342.04

Chapter 43 Section 3342.04

43-3342.04.

Title IV-D Division; establish Customer Service Unit; duties; report.

(1) The Title IV-D Division shall establish a Customer Service Unit. In hiring the initial staff for the unit, a hiring preference shall be given to employees of the clerks of the district court. The duties of the Customer Service Unit include, but are not limited to:

(a) Providing account information as well as addressing inquiries made by customers of the State Disbursement Unit; and

(b) Administering two statewide toll-free telephone systems, one for use by employers and one for use by all other customers, to provide responses to inquiries regarding income withholding, the collection and disbursement of support order payments made to the State Disbursement Unit, and other child support enforcement issues, including establishing a call center with sufficient telephone lines, a voice response unit, and adequate personnel available during normal business hours to ensure that responses to inquiries are made by the division's personnel or the division's designee.

(2) The physical location of the Customer Service Unit shall be in Nebraska and shall result in the hiring of a number of new employees or contractor's staff equal to at least one-fourth of one percent of the labor force in the county or counties in which the Customer Service Unit is located. Customer service staff responsible for providing account information related to the State Disbursement Unit may be located at the same location as the State Disbursement Unit.

(3) The department shall issue a report to the Governor and to the Legislature on or before January 31 of each year which discloses information relating to the operation of the State Disbursement Unit for the preceding calendar year including, but not limited to:

(a) The number of transactions processed by the State Disbursement Unit;

(b) The dollar amount collected by the State Disbursement Unit;

(c) The dollar amount disbursed by the State Disbursement Unit;

(d) The percentage of identifiable collections disbursed within two business days;

(e) The percentage of identifiable collections that are matched to the correct case;

(f) The number and dollar amount of insufficient funds checks received by the State Disbursement Unit;

(g) The number and dollar amount of insufficient funds checks received by the State Disbursement Unit for which restitution is subsequently made to the State Disbursement Unit;

(h) The number of incoming telephone calls processed through the Customer Service Unit;

(i) The average length of incoming calls from employers;

(j) The average length of incoming calls from all other customers;

(k) The percentage of incoming calls resulting in abandonment by the customer;

(l) The percentage of incoming calls resulting in a customer receiving a busy signal;

(m) The average holding time for all incoming calls; and

(n) The percentage of calls handled by employees of the Customer Service Unit that are resolved within twenty-four hours.

(4) The report issued to the Legislature pursuant to subsection (3) of this section shall be issued electronically.