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For Employers


Treasury, on behalf of a federal agency, is authorized to issue a wage garnishment order to collect a nontax delinquent debt owed to the agency. Administrative Wage Garnishment (AWG) is a debt collection process that allows a federal agency to order a non-federal employer to withhold up to 15 percent of an employee's disposable income to pay the debt.

See the information below for frequently asked questions and links to helpful resources.


Frequently Asked Questions & Answers


Resources for Employers

Administrative Wage Garnishment (AWG) Overview

AWG Guide for EmployersPDF document

Wage Garnishment Calculator

AWG Forms and Instructions

Authority for Administrative Wage Garnishment

DMS Contact Information

DMS Quick Links A-Z


Other Resources
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Code of Federal Regulations
Search the Code of Federal Regulations through the National Archives and Records Administration.

Office of Child-Support Enforcement (OCSE)
Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families. Assists State governments in operating and managing their programs effectively and in conforming with federal requirements.

Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Documents available include OMB Circulars: instructions or information issued by OMB to federal agencies; selected OMB Bulletins: guidance to other federal agencies of a more transitory nature; regulations and paperwork under OMB Review; Federal Register Submissions: copies of proposed and final rule submissions to the Federal Register; and other OMB publications of interest.

U.S. Government Printing Office: FDsys
Free online access to official publications from all three branches of the federal government.

Other Resources

OCSE logo

Assists state governments in operating and managing their programs effectively and in conforming with federal requirements.

Visit the Office of Child-Support Enforcement (OCSE)



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