[Query Regarding Offsetting Interest Against Employee Salary]

B-209421: Dec 30, 1982

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GAO was asked about the legality of offsetting interest owed to the government from an employee's salary. GAO stated that the Debt Collection Act has been passed which addresses the setoff issue. The act requires the assessment of interest on debts not paid to the government within 30 days and authorizes the offsetting of assessed interest against the employee's salary.