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Notice of Tribal Consultation Meetings Regarding How the Current SACWIS Regulations Affect Tribes Administering a Title IV–E Program

January 10, 2012
The Children’s Bureau’s (CB) Division of State Systems (DSS) has been assigned responsibility to undertake consultation with Tribes and offers the opportunity for informed comment on the implications that the State-centric rules have on their ability to build and operate information systems that will support their title IV– E programs. This will be followed by a consultation to listen to the concerns and ideas from Tribal leaders and their representatives about the existing SACWIS rules and how CB can support title IV–E Tribal agencies in building information systems that will meet their business needs.

We propose two such combined meetings via teleconferences to reach a broad audience of interested parties. The teleconference on February 15, 2012 at 1 p.m. EST is reserved for Tribal leaders; the teleconference on February 16, 2012 at 3 p.m. EST is intended for their representatives. Access information for these teleconferences is as follows:

  • February 15, 2012 at 1 p.m. EST call in: (888) 989–8183; Password: 368–9268.
  • February 16, 2012 at 3 p.m. EST call in: (888) 673–9785; Password: 621–8061.

The teleconferences will be recorded, and a summary of the content will be published within 45 days of the February 16, 2012 call.

You may submit written comments about this topic by any of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
  • Email: Please include ‘‘Comments on Tribal Consultation’’ in the subject line of the message.
  • Mail or Courier Delivery:

Terry Watt, Director, Division of State Systems
Children’s Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth and Families
Administration for Children and Families
1250 Maryland Avenue SW., 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20024

If you choose to use an express, overnight, or other special delivery method, please verify first that they are able to deliver to the above address during the normal workweek. We encourage you to submit comments electronically so that they are received in a timely manner. All comments received will be posted without change to including any personal information provided. Written comments and comments provided during consultation will receive equal consideration by CB.

If you have questions about this process, or want further information about current Federal regulations governing child welfare automation, please contact Mr. Peter Howe, John F. Kennedy Federal Building, Room 2000 West, 15 New Sudbury Street, Boston, MA 02203; voice: (617) 565–1515; by email at:


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