473 Collection by Administrative Wage Garnishment

After the Postal Service refers a debt to the Treasury, as described in 472.3, the Treasury may decide to pursue collection of the debt by administrative wage garnishment on the Postal Service’s behalf. The Postal Service’s regulations, which authorize collection by administrative wage garnishment, are found in 39 CFR 492. Prior to collecting a debt by administrative wage garnishment, the former employee will be afforded procedural protections, such as a written notice and an opportunity for a hearing. See 31 CFR 285.11 and 39 CFR 492. However, if the former employee has already requested and been afforded a hearing on the existence or validity of the debt, then the former employee may not be entitled to a duplicative hearing.