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Human Resources Administrative Practice Manual:
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Garnishment of Pay

Citation Reference  
Official Title Policy on Garnishment of Pay
Abbreviated Title Garnishment of Pay
Volume Human Resources
Responsible Office Human Resources
Originally issued July 1, 1983
Revised December 2007

Policy Statement

The University System considers the acceptance and settlement of just and honest debts to be a mark of personal responsibility. Each institution shall establish procedures to counsel with employees whose failures to meet their personal financial obligations causes discredit to the institution. (See BOR Policy Manual regarding Garnishment of Pay Policy)

Reason for Policy

This policy ensures that employees are informed of the expectation that they will manage their financial obligations in a manner that does not bring discredit to an institution of the University System and ensures that institutions will respond appropriately when notified of employee garnishments.

Entities Affected By This Policy

All units of the University System of Georgia are covered by this policy.

Who Should Read This Policy

All employees within the University System of Georgia should be aware of this policy.

Contacts

Contact Phone Email/URL
Office of Human Resources 404-962-3235 usg-hr@usg.edu
Institution Chief Human Resources Officers See University System HR Officer Listing at http://www.usg.edu/hr/officers/
Institution Payroll Officer Refer to institution directory.

Website Address for This Policy

Related Documents/Resources

None

Definitions

These definitions apply to these terms as they are used in this policy:

  • Board of Regents: The governing body of the University System of Georgia

Overview

To address garnishment of pay and the responsibilities of our campuses and employees.

Process/Procedures

Each institution shall establish procedures to counsel with employees whose failures to meet their personal financial obligations cause discredit to the institution. Repeated instances of default in payment by employees of the University System, after appropriate counseling, shall be considered sufficient grounds to terminate for cause.

Responsibilities

The responsibilities each party has in connection with the Policy on Garnishment of Pay are:

Party Responsibility
Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, USG Maintain policy, update as necessary, and provide guidance to institutions.
Institution Chief Human Resources Officers Establish procedures for complying with policy
Institution Payroll Officer Establish procedures for complying with policy including timely processing of garnishments received.

Forms

None

Appendices

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