Full Job Description
PEOPLEASE is looking for a qualified Garnishment Specialist to join our team. The purpose of the Garnishment Department is to manage the collection of involuntary deductions from employee pay. The Garnishment Specialist will collect, review, and analyze the payroll information to effectively administer involuntary deductions from pay, such as child support, state and federal tax levies and the like. This position works collaboratively with all departments, including Payroll, Human Resources, Benefits, and Finance to ensure timely collection and payment of garnishments.
An ideal candidate will have the ability to manage and execute the coordination of multiple projects within required timeframes and expectations; demonstrated excellence in communication skills; be able to inform both orally and in writing; working knowledge of Microsoft Office products. Demonstrate the ability to perform detail-oriented tasks; interact, coordinate, follow up, and effectively communicate with other team members, regional teams, Senior Management, and Third-Party Administrators.
Candidate must be a self-starter with the ability to function as a remote employee in a distributed work team.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Processes court ordered wage garnishments, including child support, student loans, wage assignments, bankruptcy orders, state and federal tax levies
Collects and maintains electronic files for all withholding orders
Enters wage garnishment orders in our payroll system accurately and in a timely manner
Enters deductions on employee master files
Sets up garnishment vendors appropriately
Ensures payroll deduction reports are run timely and are accurate and in compliance with laws
Ensures all garnishment payments are accurate and in compliance with withholding orders and the laws
Researches and responds to inquiries from employees, courts, state and federal agencies and others regarding garnishment orders
Assists as needed to ensure accurate and timely reconciliation of garnishment accounts and establishes Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) of payments to comply with jurisdiction rules
Provides progress reports to appropriate Team Members
Represents the Engage team effectively; builds trust and credibility and promotes transparency
Maintains confidentiality of all Client and employee information
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)
Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office products, especially Excel
Knowledge of basic accounting concepts
Outstanding problem solving and analytical skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
PEO/Human Resources outsourcing experience a plus
Why Work for Us
At PEOPLEASE, we strive to provide our employees with the best experience possible with a focus on health & wellness, learning & development, and a work/life balance. Our company benefits are aimed towards taking care of our employees and their families.
We offer an array of benefits including:
Company-paid employee medical/vision/dental
8 Paid holidays
PTO accrual plan starting at 80 hours
Potential for quarterly bonuses
Employee Assistance Program
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must bemet by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of thisposition.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals withdisabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of thisposition, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employeefrequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools,or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; andreach with hands and arms. The employee mustoccasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilitiesrequired by this position include close vision, distance vision, and theability to adjust focus. This position will be workingprimarily indoors and some of the time in an outdoor environment. From thismovement, the employee will encounter varying temperatures. The normal auto andair travel hazards will apply.
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