Financial and Legal Obligations

Federal employees are required to meet their financial obligations in a proper and timely manner. Failure to do so reflects adversely on them, the Army, and the Government and is considered improper conduct. Failure to honor valid debts or legal obligations may result in disciplinary action.

Employees should be counseled when complaints of indebtedness are received, especially when there are repeated instances or it impacts on the ability to perform his/her duties.

The Army does not take any part of an employee's salary to pay private debts except to enforce certain legal and financial obligations to the Federal Government or to make child support or alimony payments. Court-ordered wage garnishments, received by supervisors or the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC), must be referred to the Judge Advocate's Office.

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This page was last revised: 11/23/2011