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H.R. 2478: Federal Retirement Fairness Act

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Should a once-seasonal government employee, such as a firefighter for a national park in the summer, have that temporary service count towards their retirement?

Context

The federal government employs many temporary or seasonal workers, including firefighters for national parks during the fire season, Census counters and tabulators during the decennial survey, and more. The government used to permit such employees — who could not make retirement contributions — to make “catch-up payments” towards their retirement if they later became permanent employees.

However, that practice ended in the late 1980s after the government ...

Sponsor and status

Derek Kilmer

Sponsor. Representative for Washington's 6th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 2, 2019
Length: 2 pages
Introduced
May 2, 2019
Status

Introduced on May 2, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on May 2, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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History

May 2, 2019
 
Introduced

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H.R. 2478 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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