45 CFR 32.3 - General rule.
(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, whenever a delinquent debt is owed by an individual, the Secretary, or another federal agency collecting a debt on the Department's behalf (See45 CFR part 30), may initiate proceedings administratively to garnish the wages of the delinquent debtor.
(b) The Secretary may not garnish the wages of a debtor who the Secretary knows has been involuntarily separated from employment until the debtor has been re-employed continuously for at least 12 months. The debtor has the burden of informing the Secretary of the circumstances surrounding an involuntary separation from employment.
Title 45 published on 2013-10-01
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