CSPMTL 106 (Revisions to Rule 5101:12-50-17)
Child Support Program Manual Transmittal Letter No. 106
December 2, 2015
TO: All Child Support Program Manual Holders
FROM: Cynthia C. Dungey, Director
SUBJECT: Revisions to Rule 5101:12-50-17

The Office of Child Support (OCS) has amended the following rule.

Amended RuleAmended Rule TitlePrior Effective Date of RuleEffective Date of Amendment
5101:12‑50‑17Seek Work Orders4/1/20131/1/2016
This rule describes when the child support enforcement agency (CSEA) may issue an administrative order or request that the court issue an order requiring an obligor under a court support order to seek employment or engage in work activities under the Ohio Works First (OWF) program when the CSEA determines that the obligor is unemployed, has no income, and does not have an account at any financial institution. The rule is being revised to comply with the revisions to section 3121.03 of the Revised Code.
This rule is authorized by ORC section 3125.25 and amplifies 3121.03 and 5107.14.


When the CSPMTL is published, the CSPM will be updated as follows:

  • An amended rule will be inserted and the previous version will be moved to the OAC Archive section of the eManuals.

The rules and forms in the CSPM can be accessed at:



Paragraph (I)(1) of OAC rule 5101:12-1-01 states that, whenever a program change requires modification of local procedures, the CSEA is required to revise its internal procedural handbook and submit the revision to OCS within thirty days of the revision. The CSEA should carefully review the amended rules contained in this CSPMTL to determine whether they require the CSEA to update its internal procedural handbook.