and Shaneen Moore
Jorgenson and Moore bring expertise to committees
Child Support Division Director Jeff Jorgenson and Deputy Director Shaneen Moore both serve on multiple committees that extend their work beyond the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Both Moore and Jorgenson recently began work with the National Council of Child Support Directors Committee on new IRS requirements.
The National Council of Child Support Directors formed a task force of 11 members from several states to better understand new requirements and share information across states about on-site IRS audits. Collaborating will help states respond to audits with common practices. Ultimately, the committee will seek to share its findings with the IRS and with the US Office of Child Support Enforcement.
In 2015, Jorgenson was elected by his peers on to serve as council’s Region V representative for Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois and Indiana. In August of the same year, Jorgenson joined the council’s Imputation of Income Committee. The 11-member committee, which plans to write a formal report for the US Office of Child Support Enforcement, surveyed every state with the intention of drafting standard policy for all states.
“We hope our work on these committees will give Minnesota influence over federal child support policy, and that we can learn about the best practices used in other states,” said Jorgenson.
Moore was also recently appointed to the Minnesota Council on Disability. The council, which consists of public and private experts on disability, selected Moore to serve as one of its 16 members. Quarterly council meetings will bring together members from across the state to advise the governor, Minnesota Legislature and service providers on the potential needs of people with disabilities. Founded in 1973, the council takes an expansive look at disability, considering everything from housing to employment to education to health care.
“I’m thrilled about my appointment,” Moore said. “I plan on sharing my personal perspective and continuing to ask what more the council can do for Minnesotans with disabilities.”