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[The following was approved on May 1, 1986, in accordance with provisions set forth in SIU Board of Trustees 2 Policies C.]

Employees are responsible for payment of all their debts due to the university whether by contract, lease, under its rules and regulations, or otherwise. After proper written notice and an opportunity for an appropriate hearing has been given, the university may either

  1. withhold from the employee's paycheck a sufficient amount to cover the obligations due the university;

  2. request the State Comptroller's office to process involuntary withholding of the amounts owed to cover such obligations under the provisions of P.A. 84-803, which amended Section 10.05 of the State Comptroller's Act.

However, when an employee separates from the university and has any unpaid debts, the university, after billing or notifying the employee, will withhold from the employee's final paycheck an amount sufficient to cover the obligations owed the university. After the funds are withheld, prompt written notice of the withholding and an opportunity for an appropriate hearing to recover the amount withheld shall be given the ex-employee.