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H.R. 338: Essential Employees Pay Certainty Act

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Jan 8, 2019.

Essential Employees Pay Certainty Act

This bill creates a new Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) withdrawal option for certain federal employees during the lapse in appropriations beginning on or around December 22, 2018.

Specifically, an excepted employee (i.e., an employee who continues to work during the lapse in appropriations) may make a TSP withdrawal without penalty.