Garnishments (Wage Assignment)

Garnishments (Wage Assignment)

Garnishments are legal orders instructing an employer to withhold pay from an employee's wages to satisfy a creditor debt incurred by the employee.

The university is required by law to process and deduct the amounts indicated on garnishment orders (Writs of Garnishment), based on specific calculation guidelines.

When Employee Services receives a garnishment order, staff will attempt to contact the impacted employee by phone, email or letter. However, depending on the date of receipt of the order, in some cases, the employee may not receive this information until payday or later.

Questions regarding deduction amounts for garnishments should be directed to Employee Services. For more information, see the Wage Assignments page.