New bill would make feds’ retirement count from day 1

Federal Times: Not all federal employees are able to count the full length of their government service toward retirement eligibility, because they started their jobs as temporary rather than permanent employees.

But bipartisan legislation introduced by Reps. Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., and Tom Cole, R-Okla., May 2 would allow those employees to make catch up contributions to their federal retirement, so they don’t have to work extra years to become retirement eligible.

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