Employers

As an employer, you are a key partner in Washington State’s child support program. With your help, over 350,000 children receive child support services. Thank you!  Employers are responsible under state and federal law to report newly hired employees, withhold income, send payments to the Division of Child Support (DCS), and enroll children in health insurance plans.  Your participation is critical to the success of the child support program.  And to assist with these requirements,  the DCS Employer Guide and Frequently Asked Questions section of the DCS website answers many employer questions.  Working together, we can continue to improve the lives of children.

Contact

For assistance, employers may contact the Employer Ombudsman within the agency's Community Relations Unit.

  • Send an email to dcs-cru@dshs.wa.gov; or
  • Call the Employer Hotline toll-free at 1-800-591-2760

You can also contact a Support Enforcement Officer at the DCS field office which handles a specific case. If you have received paperwork from DCS, the contact information is listed on each document.