RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 28, 2000--MAXIMUS (NYSE:MMS) has been awarded a $6.1 million contract extension by the State of
Illinois Department of Public Aid to continue the Company's child
support operations in Cook County (Chicago), Illinois.
Under this contract extension, MAXIMUS will provide Income
Withholding and Support Order Modification Services through June 30,
MAXIMUS has operated this project since September 1997 and is
responsible for the service of income withholding orders, medical
enforcement efforts, child support order entry, and review and
modification services for child support customers in Cook County. In
addition, MAXIMUS works in partnership with the Cook County States
Attorney's Office, the Cook County Circuit Court Clerk, and the Cook
County Sheriff's office to share best practice ideas and solutions.
Locally, MAXIMUS employs 117 staff in support of this contract.
``Clearly, the efforts of MAXIMUS have had a significant impact on
improving the child support collections efforts in Cook County,'' said
Dr. David V. Mastran, CEO of MAXIMUS. ``In the three years we have
operated the program, MAXIMUS has served more than 150,000 income
withholding orders on employers and has completed in excess of 50,000
child support order modification reviews. Ultimately, this translates
into real support for the children of Cook County.''
MAXIMUS in one of the leading providers of child support
enforcement services to state and local governments. Each year,
MAXIMUS collects in excess of a quarter of a billion dollars in
delinquent child support on behalf of these government agencies and
the children they serve.
MAXIMUS is one of America's largest government services companies
devoted to providing state and local governments with program
management, information technology, and consulting services.
The company has more than 4,100 employees located in more than 130
offices across the United States.
Statements that are not historical facts, including statements
about the Company's confidence and strategies and the Company's
expectations about revenues, results of operations, profitability,
future contracts, market opportunities, market demand or acceptance of
the Company's products are forward-looking statements that involve
risks and uncertainties.
These uncertainties could cause the Company's actual results to
differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking
statements and include reliance on government clients; risks
associated with government contracting; risks involved in managing
government projects; legislative changes and political developments;
opposition from government unions; challenges resulting from growth;
adverse publicity; and legal, economic, and other risks detailed in
Exhibit 99.1 to the Company's most recent Quarterly or Annual Report
filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (file number
Investor Contact: Russ Beliveau, 800/895-1424
Media Contact: Rachael Rowland
888/941-9549 x688 or 703/251-8688