Faculty Handbook: Benefits and Employment
4.2.H  Garnishment and Salary Liens

Wages and other amounts due an employee from the university are legally subject to seizure by a court order of garnishment or by a governmental lien. The university is required to comply with an order of garnishment only when one is issued after a legal judgment has been entered against the employee-debtor. The university must also honor governmental liens such as those arising from claims for unpaid taxes and from bankruptcy claims. The university has a concern when a garnishment or salary lien is issued against its employee and served on the university. Upon receipt of two orders of garnishment, two salary liens, or a combination of one of each type of seizure against the salary of a university employee during any period of twelve months dating from the receipt of the first such order, grounds shall be deemed to exist for termination of employment of such employee according to regular university procedures. (See Universitywide Administrative Memorandum 440.9 for details.)