4.9.3 Involuntary Deductions

Legal orders requiring deductions from wages, whether pursuant to a support order, bankruptcy, tax levy, or from general creditor debts are termed as involuntary deductions.  An employee does not have the authorization to revoke these deductions.
  • Federal Tax Levies – are wage garnishments issued by the Federal government for the collection of employee’s earnings for unpaid Federal taxes.  The University will continue to withhold the deductions based on the IRS withholding tables until the release order is received from the IRS. 
  • Garnishments – are deductions ordered by courts or authorized government agencies for financial debt owed to a company, agency, or an individual.  The amount of garnishment deducted each pay period is established by the court.  The deduction will begin upon receipt of the garnishment order and continue until paid or otherwise discharged.  If the employee files bankruptcy or is in the process of filing bankruptcy, the Payroll office must receive copy of a notice of Automatic Stay from the bankruptcy court to terminate the garnishment deduction.
  • Child Support – is a payment made by a non-custodial parent, for the support of a child, to a custodial parent in accordance with a court or state agency order.  The support amount is stated in the order and it takes priority over a garnishment or any other legal order, except a pre-existing Federal tax levy.  Child support orders will not terminate until a release is received from the court or agency issuing the order, or at termination of employment.
  • Payroll Deductions for Travel Advances – Travel advances are requested utilizing the Travel Itinerary/Travel Advance Form.  If any outstanding travel advances are not settled within ten (10) working days after the end of the month in which the travel is completed, a paper paycheck will be printed for the employee and held until the travel reimbursement is submitted.  Only two (2) travel advances shall be outstanding at one time.