R947, Garnishments

R947-1. Purpose: To define and outline the Commissioner’s Office policy toward garnishments.

R947-2. References

2.1. Utah Code §53B-1-106 (Appointment of Commissioner’s Staff)

2.2. Policy and Procedures R141, Duties of the Commissioner of Higher Education

R947-3. Definitions

3.1. “Garnishment”: A legal proceeding imposed by a court of law upon the Commissioner’s Office requiring payment to a third party of moneys earned by personnel.

R947-4. Policy

4.1. Pay Held: An individual’s pay will be held upon receipt of a garnishment by the Commissioner’s Office until a court order is issued indicating satisfaction of the indebtedness or until ordered to surrender the moneys to the court or its agent.

4.2. Garnishments Avoided: Garnishments or threats of garnishments are expensive to both the Commissioner’s Office and the individual and should be avoided.

4.3. Discharge: The Commissioner’s Office may not discharge any staff member because his/her earnings have been subjected to garnishment for any one indebtedness.

Adopted July 19, 1983.