Below are frequently asked questions and answers regarding garnishments. This should not be relied upon as legal advice. Legal questions should be answered and/or addressed to your legal advisor. If you have any specific questions regarding your garnishment, you should contact the creditor, the court, or your attorney. If you have further questions regarding the university’s involvement in the garnishment, please contact the Payroll Department at (305) 348-2181 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, you may contact the Office of Employee Assistance (OEA), which is the faculty/staff employee assistance program of Florida International University. The OEA provides free and confidential professional assistance to help employees and their families resolve personal problems that affect their personal lives or job performance, including financial hardships. For a confidential consultation at either the Modesto Maidique or Biscayne Bay campus, please call (305) 348-2469 or visit http://www.oea.fiu.edu/.