Code of Alabama - Title 16: Education - Section 16-22-6 - Policies as to salary deductions; purposes for which deductions may be made; application

Section 16-22-6 - Policies as to salary deductions; purposes for which deductions may be made; application.

(a) Each local board of education and certain postsecondary institutions shall adopt policies or regulations which will provide for deductions from salaries of its employees or groups of employees whenever a request is presented to the board or postsecondary institution by the employees or groups. The deductions shall be made from salaries earned in at least nine different pay periods and shall be remitted to the appropriate company, association, or organization as specified by the employees within 10 days following each deduction. The deductions may be made for, but not limited to, savings plans, tax sheltered annuities, the Public Employees' Individual Retirement Account Fund, membership dues, voluntary contributions, and group insurance premiums. Deductions for membership dues and voluntary contributions shall be made based upon membership lists and forms provided by the employees' organization. Such lists are to be corrected, updated, and returned to the employees' designated organization(s) not later than November 10 of each school year. The 1982-83 membership dues and voluntary contribution authorized, with appropriate yearly adjustments, shall be deducted for each succeeding year unless the employee revokes the deductions in writing on or before September 15 of that year. Voluntary contributions may be revoked by giving a 30-day notice in writing. New authorizations for deduction of dues, voluntary contributions, or employee savings plans, must be submitted to the payroll office and deductions shall begin with the pay period next following the receipt of authorization. Upon termination of employment, amounts owed under the authorization of the employee shall be deducted from employee's final pay due. With the exception of membership dues and voluntary contributions, the board or postsecondary institution shall not be required to make more than one remittance of amounts deducted during a pay period for a separate type of deduction. Health insurance, life insurance, and tax sheltered annuities shall be interpreted as separate types of deductions. When amounts have been correctly deducted and remitted by the board or postsecondary institution, the board or postsecondary institution shall bear no further responsibility or liability for subsequent transactions. No board or postsecondary institution shall be liable for any error when acting in good faith pursuant to this section.

(b) This section shall not apply to any four-year postsecondary institution.

(Acts 1973, No. 655, p. 984, §2; Acts 1983, 2nd Ex. Sess., No. 83-207, p. 385; Act 2001-960, 3rd Sp. Sess., p. 840, §1.)

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