In order to set up an Income Withholding Order or Garnishment, please submit the following Smartsheet - Income Withholding Orders/Garnishments
This includes Wage Assessments, Child Support Orders, Creditor Garnishments, etc.
If any questions arise, please email email@example.com.
Once the order has been set up, please review it for accuracy. Go to Deductions on Employee Payroll and click on the Child Support Order or Garnishment, depending on the type.
Once you are in the Child Support Order, you will want to reference the document to ensure it has been set up correctly.
The Deduction states the type of deduction this is. The deduction will start on the first payroll that is processed after the Begin Date. The End Date is the date it stops processing, and for orders that don't have an exact date, it shows as 12/31/9999. The Priority Sequence states the sequence in which the order will be processed. The Annual Max is typically going to be left blank, unless there is an annual maximum amount that needs to be added. This would hold true for the Employer Portion as well. With the Pay Statement Types To Apply To, there is the ability to designate whether this is all pay statements or just a certain type. Memo adds a memo to the pay statement. Finally, ensure the Vendor matches up with the vendor listed on the order. This ensures that the payment is mailed to the correct location.
For the next section within the deduction, you will see the Obligation Date, which indicates when the child support order started. The Case # should match the case number on the order. The State FIPS # is specific to the state and county of the order. The Amount Type indicates the type of payment. Some will be a percentage of the pay; some will be a flat amount. The Current Deduction Amount should match the amount that is the same as the pay period. For child support orders, they typically list Weekly, Bi-Weekly, Semi-Monthly, and Monthly amounts, but can list additional. With the Frequency being Every Scheduled Pay, the current deduction amount should match the pay period amount listed on the order. 12 Weeks or More in Arrears will be indicated on the order. Supporting another family should be marked as yes if there is more than one child support order for the employee. The Maximum % Of Disposable List will auto-populate from the regulations indicated by the Court Order Federal/State.
The last function you will want to know about is Goals.
When you add a goal, this will be the total amount that will be deducted from the employee's pay. This would be used for any garnishment that has a goal amount.