legal process

(3) “legal process” means any writ, order, summons, or other similar process in the nature of garnishment, that— (A) is issued by a court of competent jurisdiction within any State, territory, or possession of the United States, or an authorized official pursuant to an order of such a court or pursuant to State or local law; and (B) orders the employing agency of such employee to withhold an amount from the pay of such employee, and make a payment of such withholding to another person, for a specifically described satisfaction of a legal debt of the employee, or recovery of attorney’s fees, interest, or court costs; and


5 USC § 5520a(a)(3)

Scoping language

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