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.
- Instructions for filling out the garnishment answer worksheets
- Sample calculations for the answer to writ of garnishment worksheet
- First answer to writ of garnishment, continuing lien
- First answer to writ of garnishment, continuing lien, deduction for consumer debt
- First answer to writ of garnishment, continuing lien, deduction for child support enforcement
- First answer to writ of garnishment, continuing lien, deduction for priority withholding order
- Calculation for educational loans & other non-tax related federal garnishments
- Calculation for 60-day garnishments (private educational loans)
- Notification of Payroll Overpayment - Non-represented
This letter lets the employee know about the overpayment, provides them with their options and the ability to ask for a review.
- Confirmation - Notification of Payroll Overpayment
This letter lets the employee know the result of the review, if one was requested, and the right to appeal if still not satisfied.
- 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.