As used in this part, unless the context requires otherwise:

  1. “Business day” means a day on which state offices are open for regular business;
  2. Terms Used In Tennessee Code 36-5-1101

    • Child: means an individual, whether over or under the age of majority, who is or is alleged to be owed a duty of support by the individual's parent or who is or is alleged to be the beneficiary of a support order directed to the parent. See Tennessee Code 36-5-2101
    • Code: includes the Tennessee Code and all amendments and revisions to the code and all additions and supplements to the code. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • Commissioner: means the commissioner of human services or the commissioner's duly authorized representative. See Tennessee Code 36-5-1101
    • Department: means the department of human services or its contractor or other designee. See Tennessee Code 36-5-1101
    • Employee: means an individual who is an employee within the meaning of Chapter 24 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U. See Tennessee Code 36-5-1101
    • Employer: has the meaning given such term in §. See Tennessee Code 36-5-1101
    • Labor organization: has the meaning given such term in §. See Tennessee Code 36-5-1101
    • Representative: when applied to those who represent a decedent, includes executors and administrators, unless the context implies heirs and distributees. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession under the jurisdiction of the United States. See Tennessee Code 36-5-2101
    • Title IV-D agency: means the agency designated pursuant to Title IV, Part D of the Social Security Act (42 U. See Tennessee Code 36-5-1101

  3. “Commissioner” means the commissioner of human services or the commissioner’s duly authorized representative;
  4. “Department” means the department of human services or its contractor or other designee;
  5. “Directory of new hires” means an automated directory of information, supplied by employers on each newly hired or rehired employee, which is maintained by the department of human services;
  6. “Employee” means an individual who is an employee within the meaning of Chapter 24 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. § 3401 et seq.), but does not include an employee of a federal or state agency performing intelligence or counterintelligence functions, if the head of that agency has determined that reporting pursuant to the requirements of this part with respect to the employee could endanger the safety of the employee or compromise an ongoing investigation or intelligence mission;
  7. “Employer” has the meaning given such term in § 3401(d) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. § 3401(d)), and includes any governmental entity and any labor organization;
  8. “Labor organization” has the meaning given such term in § 2(5) of the National Labor Relations Act (29 U.S.C. § 152(5)), and includes any entity, also known as a “hiring hall”, that is used by the organization and an employer to carry out requirements of § 8(f)(3) of such Act (29 U.S.C. § 158(f)(3)), of an agreement between the organization and the employer; and
  9. “Title IV-D agency” means the agency designated pursuant to Title IV, Part D of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. § 651 et seq.), to provide services to children and families to establish and enforce child support obligations. In Tennessee, the department of human services is the Title IV-D agency.