Statutory Debt Collection Authorities:
Debt Collection Public Laws

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Although generally not applicable to federal entities conducting debt collection, the following public laws provide useful debt collection guidelines:

Search the U.S. Code, located at the Fiscal Service Web site by Title and Section (i.e., 5 U.S.C. 552a)

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   Last Updated:  March 25, 2014