Covansys Wins Indiana Child Support Work

Covansys announced today it won a $22 million, two-year contract from Indiana's Family and Social Services Administration to maintain and enhance statewide child support information and disbursement system. The contract also has an option for a two-year renewal.

The Indiana Support Enforcement Tracking System was developed to meet federal and state regulations and received federal certification in July 2000.

Covansys, a technology services company in Farmington Hills, Mich., provides similar services in North Carolina, Ohio and several other states.

"ISETS is an invaluable tool for managers that helps custodial parents and children receive the financial support that is due them," said James Hmurovich, director of the Indiana Division of Family and Children for FSSA.

Since 1995, annual child support collections in the state have increased from $177 million to more than $350 million. Indiana has a ratio of substantial returns on its child support efforts, receiving $5.45 for every dollar expended in administration, he said.

Covansys was a subcontractor to IBM Corp. of Armonk, N.Y., when IBM designed the child support system in 1995. Covansys won the first maintenance contract in 1998.

Covansys, formerly Complete Business Solutions Inc., specializes in Web-to-enterprise integration, industry-specific solutions and strategic outsourcing. Overall, it provides solutions to more than 20 states in the areas of health and human services, transportation, public retirement systems, labor and tax and revenue systems.

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