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  • On June 30, Reps. Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and Tom Cole (R-OK) introduced bipartisan legislation, the Federal Retirement Fairness Act, in the House of Representatives. The bill, which FMA has endorsed, would allow FERS employees to male catch-up retirement contributions for temporary service. Kilmer and Cole introduced similar legislation in the 116th Congress. FMA applauds these legislators for their continuing effort on this issue.

    Rep. Kilmer quoted FMA Chapter 14 (Puget Sound Naval Shipyard) President James Cappa in his press release upon introduction. "The Federal Managers Association (FMA) appreciates the support, time and efforts from both Representatives Kilmer (D-WA6) and Representative Cole (R-OK4) on the introduction of the Bipartisan bill "Federal Retirement Fairness Act". Federal workers would like to see this inequality corrected and allow Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) employees to make deposits (buy-back the time) in the same manner as CSRS employees,” Cappa said.

    To read the full press release, click here.


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