If an employee has a wage attachment,
it is located on the Wage Attachment screen, 22 in
Personnel Inquiry. The first thing to look at is the Start and Stop dates on the
the start date is within the pay period being paid, then
it is active. Often,
an employee will have more than one wage attachment.
Look at the stop date for each wage attachment.
If the stop date is 99/99/9999 (no stop date) or
within the pay period, then it is active.
To determine the type of wage
attachment, look at the Type.
There are several different types of wage
CS – child support
SP – child support with court
ordered health insurance
GN – garnishment
SL – defaulted student loan OR
Colorado Dept. of Revenue tax levy
BK – bankruptcy repayment plan
PP – payment plan
FM, FS, FH, or FJ – IRS levy
The “Vendor” will give you the
name and often the phone number of the vendor who is
attaching the employee’s wages.
Place the cursor to the left of the title,
“Vendor”, and push the PF8 key (Table Inquiry on the
web) and the vendor will be displayed.
The “Original Amount” field, if
completed, will show the original balance of the
it is not completed, this means it is either a child
support (with no original amount owed) or a debt where
interest accrues while the debt is being paid off.
The “Current Balance” field, if
completed, will show the amount owed currently.
Every time a deduction is taken for the wage
attachment, this field is reduced by the amount withheld.
The “Amount to Take” field shows
the amount being withheld in conjunction with the
Frequency/% field. The
Frequency/% field options are:
P – per pay period
% - percent
An employee may have several
combinations of wage attachment types, but they are all
based on priorities, as determined by Federal law.
Child support has first priority over any other type of
wage attachment. An IRS levy has second priority.
Defaulted student loans, bankruptcies, and payment plans
have third priority. Garnishments and Colorado Dept.
of Revenue levies have fourth priority. If an
employee receives an IRS levy, it will stop all other wage
attachments, except child support. Only one
garnishment can be paid at a time, any other garnishments
will have to wait until the previous garnishment is paid
off or the time expires. An employee may have more
than one child support, student loan, or payment plan at a