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DOL/OS RIN: 1290-AA27 Publication ID: Spring 2016 
Title: Department of Labor Administrative Wage Garnishment 

The regulation provides procedures Department of Labor (DOL), in conjunction with Treasury, uses to collect money by means of administrative wage garnishment from debtors to satisfy delinquent nontax debts owed to DOL. In accordance with procedures set forth in 31 CFR 285.11, DOL, through the Department of the Treasury, may request that a non-Federal employer garnish the disposable pay of an individual. It outlines a notice and hearing process for debtors to challenge garnishment orders. The Treasury Department, in collaboration with the Office of Management and Budget, has been looking for ways to improve debt collection across the Federal government. Twenty-nine other agencies have already implemented the wage garnishment tool, and OCFO believes it would be useful for DOL to follow their example.

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Info./Admin./Other 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 31 CFR 285.11   
Legal Authority: 31 U.S.C. 3720D    The Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  10/08/2015  80 FR 60797   
Interim Final Rule Effective  10/08/2015 
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  11/09/2015 
Final Rule  05/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Local, State 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Shelia Alexander
Accountant, Office of the Chief Financial Officer
Department of Labor
Office of the Secretary
200 Constitution Avenue NW., FP Building, Room S-4030,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-4472
Fax:202 693-6963