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Garnishments & overpayments

Below are instructions and sample calculations for garnishment writs as well as solutions and sample letters for salary overpayments. The sample letters for overpayments can be modified to add other relevant employee information and/or account coding data.

These documents are for use by payroll staff of Washington state agencies and colleges only.

Writs of garnishment

Salary overpayments

Non-represented employees

Represented employees

  • Notification of Payroll Overpayment - Represented
    This letter is for employees who are part of a bargaining unit, whose overpayment would then be covered by the collective bargaining agreement. The XX on the letter to represented employees who are part of a bargaining unit is to be replaced with the number of days specified in the bargaining agreement.