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PeopleSoft HRMS Reporting by Adam T. Bromwich

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19 Garnishments

Garnishments are always the forgotten piece of the payroll process. There’s earnings, deductions, taxes—but what is a garnishment? Part of this ignorance is due to the fact that garnishments, in PeopleSoft, are really a deduction—an elaborate deduction.

A garnishment occurs when an employee owes money to an external party. Dan could owe child support to the state of Illinois, or be past due on his credit card payments. Usually a garnishment means that Dan is really past due. Garnishments are a serious step, since they ‘garnish,’ or directly take, an employee’s wages. The employee has no say, since typically a garnishment is a court order.

SETTING UP GARNISHMENTS

PeopleSoft stores garnishments separately from other deductions. ...

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