Payroll Deductions

Type: 
Procedure
Category: 
Human Resources
Department: 
Human Resources
Phone: 
(541) 463-5583
Primary Contact: 
Dennis Carr
Contact Email: 
Responsible Executive Authority: 
Chief Human Resources Officer
Purpose: 

The purpose of this procedure lists the circumstances under which the Human Resources Department will make deductions from wages. Payroll deductions will be made from wages in compliance with the Oregon Wage Collection Law (Oregon Revised Statutes 652.610).

Narrative: 

Payroll deductions will be made from wages in compliance with the Oregon Wage Collection Law (Oregon Revised Statutes 652.610).   An itemized statement of deductions made from wages will be furnished to employees at the time payment is made.

For assistance with payroll deduction questions, contact Human Resources.

Proper Deductions from Wages

Deductions will be withheld from wages when one of the following conditions is met.

  1. The college is required to do so by law. Examples: Federal and state taxes, social security, or a garnishment order.
  2. The employee has voluntarily signed an authorization for the deduction. Examples: group health insurance premiums, contributions to charitable organizations, credit union loan payments, tax deferred annuities.
  3. The deduction is made in accordance with a collective bargaining agreement to which the college and employee are parties.  Examples: union dues.

Upon termination of employment, a deduction can be taken from the employee's final paycheck for the repayment of money loaned to the employee provided all the conditions outlined in ORS 652.610 and ORS 23.185(1) (a) or (d) are met.

Date Adopted: 
Saturday, May 1, 1999
Date Last Reviewed: 
Friday, September 1, 2006