Commissioner's Voice Blog

In the Commissioner's Voice blog, the OCSE Commissioner shares messages directly with the child support community. Occasionally, the blog will feature a guest writer in Perspectives from the Field, where a child support director will share an innovation or initiative from their state. The blog is reprinted from the Commissioner’s Voice column in the Child Support Report newsletter.

Reducing Barriers to Fatherhood Involvement

June 10, 2021
Senior Advisor James Murray examines how the child support program can reduce barriers to and better support fatherhood involvement

Helping Others Starts with Taking Care of Ourselves

May 5, 2021
Acting Commissioner Boyer recognizes Mental Health Awareness Month and shares free resources for those seeking support

Financial Literacy Helps Families Thrive

April 7, 2021
Acting Commissioner Boyer recognizes Financial Literacy Month by highlighting the importance of money management and financial stability

Modernizing Child Support Enforcement Systems

March 16, 2021
Raghavan Varadachari, OCSE’s director of State and Tribal Systems, discusses a streamlined approach to modernizing enforcement systems

Promoting Healthy Relationships Among Young Parents

February 18, 2021
Acting Commissioner Boyer recognizes Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and highlights how child support professionals can support healthy relationships 

Farewell and Best Wishes

January 22, 2021
Former Acting Commissioner Lekan reflects on his time at OCSE and celebrates what the office has accomplished over the past three and a half years

Thankful for our Tribal Child Support Programs

November 30, 2020
Acting Commissioner Lekan spotlights tribal child support programs and their contributions over the 20+ years since tribes began receiving federal funding

Celebrating 45 Years

September 28, 2020
OCSE’s Regional Director Melissa Johnson reflects on changes in the child support program over 45 years and additional changes brought on by COVID-19

Establishing the New Normal

July 13, 2020
Senior Advisor James Murray reflects on ways COVID-19 has helped fathers connect with their children and families

Serving Families During COVID-19

May 22, 2020
Acting Commissioner Lekan discusses how we’re serving families during COVID-19 in this month's Commissioner's Voice blog