5 CFR 179.304 - Notification procedures.
Before collecting any debt through administrative offset, a notice of intent to offset shall be sent to the debtor by certified mail, return receipt requested, at the most current address that is available to OPM. The notice shall provide:
(a) A description of the nature and amount of the debt and the intention of OPM to collect the debt through administrative offset;
(b) An opportunity to inspect and copy the records of OPM with respect to the debt;
(d) An opportunity to enter into a written agreement for the repayment of the amount of the debt.