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Q & A Session – Pension Contribution

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Q & A Session – Pension Contribution

Ask the Lawyer received the following question (paraphrased for easier reading and clarity) from a reader on a legal matter that might be of interest to the entire audience.

Q:

In February 2012, Congress passed a bill that increased pension contribution for federal employees hired after December 2012 and re-hired federal employees with less than 5 years of federal time. If you are a current federal employee and have less than 5 years of federal time, are you considered to be re-hired if you accept a position with a different agency?

A:

No. As long as there is no break in your federal service you are not considered a “new hire” or “re-hire” if you transfer to a job at a different agency. 

Bill Bransford is managing partner of Shaw Bransford & Roth PC.

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