Case Type Number: 
Statute (Common Name): 
Debt Collection Act of 1982
Program Area: 
Employment (Federal)
Regulatory Authorities (CFR): 
13 CFR 134.201 - 134.229; 13 CFR 140.1 - 140.3
Filed By: 
Private Party/Individual
Brief Description of Case Type: 
These cases involve salary offsets against current or former federal employees as a means of debt collection. In other words, if the debtor is a federal employee, the SBA may deduct payments owed to it or to another federal agency from the debtor's paycheck. See 13 CFR 140.2(b)(2). Employees against whom a salary offset is proposed have the opportunity to present evidence before the SBA's Office of Hearings and Appeals (“OHA”) with the procedural protections laid out in 13 CFR Part 134. See 13 CFR 140.3(e)(1) (incorporating 13 CFR Part 134).
Relief Available in Actions Filed By Private Parties: 
Reversal of Finding of Violation/Imposition of Penalty
Verified by Agency: