460 Collection of Postal Debts From Bargaining Unit Employees by Salary Offset

461 General

461.1 Scope

These regulations apply to the collection, by salary offset, of any debt owed the Postal Service by a current employee who is included in a collective bargaining unit. If the circumstances specified in 462.32 apply to such employees, 452.3 may also apply; consequently, 451.3, 451.6, and 451.8 may apply as well. Procedures governing the collection of a debt from a former employee by administrative offset pursuant to the authority of section 10 of the Debt Collection Act, 31 U.S.C. 3716, are found in 470 and 480.

461.2 Issues Not Covered in the Subchapter

The following issues are not covered in this subchapter:

  1. Other debt collection procedures. Procedures governing the collection of debts from former employees by administrative offset pursuant to the authority of section 10 of the Debt Collection Act, 31 U.S.C. 3716, are found in 470 and 480.
  2. Debts due other federal agencies. Regulations governing the collection by involuntary salary offset of debts owed by Postal Service employees to federal agencies other than the Postal Service are not contained in this subchapter.

461.3 Definitions

As used in this subchapter, the following terms have the meaning ascribed to them in 451.5:

  1. Administrative salary offset.
  2. Court judgment salary offset.
  3. Current pay and disposable pay.
  4. Debt.
  5. Employee.
  6. Pay.
  7. Postmaster or installation head.
  8. Severe financial hardship.
  9. Waiver.