The Employer Certification contains two possible responses: (1) Debtor currently employed
and has adequate earnings to garnish; and (2) debtor no longer employed. When the
responses are input to the appropriate DMS screens by the PC, the ECO system controls
the case for subsequent actions.
Debtor Currently Employed
The system sets a control for receipt of the garnishment payment. If the payment is
not received as expected, the system sends a first follow-up notice to the employer.
This notice will be sent about 35 days from the mailing of the garnishment package
or from the date of the last payment.
If the employer does not send the payment in response to the first follow-up notice,
the system sends a second follow-up notice about 15 days later. If the employer does
not respond to the second follow-up notice, the system generates an alert 15 days
later to the PC Debt Management Section to contact the employer. (See GN 02201.042D.2. for instructions on contacting the employer.)
Debtor No Longer Employed
The ECO system first checks to determine if another eligible employer is available.
If so, the system sends an AWG Employer Package to that employer.
If another eligible employer is not available, then the system sets an automatic control
to check for earnings. If the ECO system later finds an eligible employer and the
debtor meets the criteria for AWG, the ECO system resumes activity by sending another
AWG Employer Package to the appropriate employer.