This policy states the University’s responsibility for wage attachments such as garnishments and tax levies and child support.
The University is required by law to execute, often without the employee’s consent, all legal wage attachments such as tax levies, garnishments, bills of child support or other court ordered wage attachments.
Court ordered wage attachments and federal and state levies will be deducted based on the information provided by the court or agency. Deductions will begin in the payroll cycle immediately following receipt of the attachment or levy or as otherwise specified in the attachment.
Although the court or regulatory agency is responsible for notifying the individual of the wage attachment the Payroll Office will also notify an individual about wage attachments after they are processed.
Wage attachments will end when Payroll receives official notification from the court or agency to end the attachment.
Wage Attachment: Wage attachment, also called wage garnishment, is the process of deducting money from an employee's pay as the result of a court order or action by an authorized agency. Common examples of debt that result in attachments include: child support, taxes, creditor garnishments, and bankruptcy orders.