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Defense Department -- Assistance to and Support of Dependents; Paternity Complaints2018-May-172018-10587This final rule removes DoD's regulation requiring naval personnel to provide support to dependents. It has been determined that the content of this part is internal DoD policy, and while that policy is publicly available, the part should be removed.
Defense Department -- Garnishment of Pay of Naval Military and Civilian Personnel for Collection of Child Support and Alimony2018-Apr-162018-07759This final rule removes the DoD's regulation concerning garnishment of pay of Naval military and civilian personnel and collection of child support and alimony. It has been determined that this rule is duplicative of 5 CFR part 581, ``Processing Garnishment Orders for Child Support and/or Alimony.'' Therefore, this rule can be removed from the CFR.
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board -- Blended Retirement System2017-Dec-192017-27304The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (``FRTIB'') is amending its regulations to implement changes to the uniformed services' retirement system that are mandated by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016.
Personnel Management Office -- Federal Employees' Retirement System; Government Costs2017-Oct-252017-23141The Office of Personnel Management amends this rule to clarify the manner OPM uses for determining a supplemental liability under the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS), and to clarify the process by which the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) may request reconsideration of OPM's valuation of the supplemental liability. The rule also clarifies the employee categories OPM uses to compute the FERS normal cost percentages. The rule also amends the definitions of actuary, present value factor, and actuarial present value to ensure these definitions are uniform and appropriate.
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board -- Blended Retirement System2017-Sep-112017-18838The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (``FRTIB'') is proposing to amend its regulations to implement changes to the uniformed services' retirement system that are mandated by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016.
Personnel Management Office -- Federal Employees' Retirement System; Government Costs2016-Dec-222016-30487This rule proposes to amend its regulations to clarify the manner for determining a supplemental liability, the process by which the United States Postal Service (USPS) and the United States Department of the Treasury (Treasury) may request reconsideration of OPM's valuation of the supplemental liability, and to make associated changes. OPM also proposes to amends its regulations to clarify the employee categories it will use to compute the normal cost percentages.
Personnel Management Office -- Human Resources Management Reporting Requirements2015-Dec-042015-30638The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing final regulations that would remove regulatory requirements for Federal agencies to submit reports to OPM relating to their implementation of certain human resources management programs and authorities.
Treasury Department -- Employee Retirement Benefit Plan Returns Required on Magnetic Media2014-Sep-292014-23161This document contains final regulations relating to the requirements for filing certain employee retirement benefit plan statements, returns, and reports on magnetic media. The term magnetic media includes electronic filing, as well as other magnetic media specifically permitted under applicable regulations, revenue procedures, publications, forms, instructions, or other guidance on the IRS.gov Internet Web site. These regulations affect plan administrators and employers maintaining retirement plans that are subject to various employee benefit reporting requirements under the Internal Revenue Code (Code).
Personnel Management Office -- Phased Retirement2014-Aug-082014-18681The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is adopting its proposed phased retirement regulations with four minor changes. Phased retirement is a human resources tool that will allow full-time employees to work a part-time schedule and draw partial retirement benefits during employment. The ``Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act,'' or ``MAP-21,'' requires OPM to publish regulations implementing phased retirement under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS). The final rule informs agencies and employees about who may elect phased retirement, what benefits are provided during phased retirement, how OPM intends to compute the annuity payable during and after phased retirement, and how employees may fully retire after a period of phased retirement. The final rule does not address every administrative detail of the phased retirement process. OPM will be issuing separate guidance to assist agencies and employees with administrative and procedural matters that do not need to be addressed in this rule. Employees may not enter phased retirement or submit applications for phased retirement to OPM until 90 days after publication of this final rule.
Treasury Department -- Information Reporting by Passport Applicants2014-Jul-182014-16944This document contains final regulations that provide information reporting rules for certain passport applicants. These final regulations apply to certain individuals applying for passports (including renewals) and provide guidance to such individuals about the information that must be included with their passport applications.
Social Security Administration -- Medicare Determinations and Income-Related Monthly Adjustment Amounts to Medicare Part B Premiums; Conforming Changes to Regulations2014-Mar-032014-04610This final rule adopts, without change, the interim final rule with request for comments we published in the Federal Register on September 18, 2013. The interim final rule modified our rules regarding Medicare Part B income-related monthly adjustment amounts to conform to changes made to the Social Security Act (Act) and Internal Revenue Code by the Affordable Care Act. We also removed provisions that phased in income-related monthly adjustment amounts between 2007 and 2009 and updated a citation to reflect the transfer of authority for hearing appeals under title XVIII of the Act from the Social Security Administration to the Department of Health and Human Services.
Personnel Management Office -- Electronic Retirement Processing2013-Nov-182013-27534The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is adopting its proposed regulations applicable to electronic benefits processing under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS), the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI), the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB), and the Retired Federal Employee Health Benefits (RFEHB) Programs. These amendments are also being adopted to provide OPM with the flexibility to implement further improvements in automated retirement processing, recordkeeping, and electronic submission of forms and retirement applications as OPM's technological initiatives reach completion.
Social Security Administration -- Medicare Determinations and Income-Related Monthly Adjustment Amounts to Medicare Part B Premiums; Conforming Changes to Regulations2013-Sep-182013-22445We are modifying our regulations regarding Medicare Part B income-related monthly adjustment amounts (IRMAA) in order to conform to changes made to the Social Security Act (Act) by the Affordable Care Act. This rule freezes the modified adjusted gross income threshold and ranges from 2011 through 2019 and removes the requirement that beneficiaries consent to our release of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) information to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the purpose of adjudicating any appeal of an IRMAA to the Part B premium subsidy. We are also removing provisions that phased in IRMAA between 2007 and 2009 and updating a citation to reflect the transfer of authority for hearing appeals under Title XVIII of the Act from the Social Security Administration to HHS.
Treasury Department -- Employee Retirement Benefit Plan Returns Required on Magnetic Media2013-Aug-302013-21159This document contains proposed regulations relating to the requirements for filing certain employee retirement benefit plan statements, returns, and reports on magnetic media. The term magnetic media includes electronic filing, as well as other magnetic media specifically permitted under applicable regulations, revenue procedures, publications, forms, instructions, or other guidance on the IRS.gov Internet Web site. These regulations would affect plan administrators and employers maintaining retirement plans that are subject to various employee benefit reporting requirements under the Internal Revenue Code (Code).
Personnel Management Office -- Phased Retirement2013-Jun-052013-13182The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is proposing to implement phased retirement, a new human resources tool that allows full-time employees to work a part-time schedule while beginning to draw retirement benefits. Section 100121 of the ``Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act,'' or ``MAP-21,'' authorizes phased retirement under the Civil Service Retirement System and the Federal Employees' Retirement System and requires OPM to publish regulations implementing phased retirement. The purpose of phased retirement is to allow the Federal Government to continue to benefit from the services of experienced employees who might otherwise choose to retire. These proposed regulations inform agencies and employees about who may elect phased retirement, what benefits are provided in phased retirement, how an annuity is computed during and after phased retirement, and how employees fully retire from phased retirement.
Personnel Management Office -- Electronic Retirement Processing2013-Mar-052013-04965Pursuant to the President's January 18, 2011, Executive Order 13563--Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, published in the Federal Register, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) undertook a review of our regulations, to streamline and revise this part so that it better serves OPM's ongoing modernization of the processing of benefits under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS), the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI), the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB), and the Retired Federal Employee Health Benefits (RFEHB) Programs. OPM proposes these amendments to ensure the rule reflects the electronic recordkeeping and automated retirement processing improvements being deployed by OPM, agencies, and Shared Service Centers under OPM's Human Resources Line of Business. These amendments are also being proposed to provide OPM with the flexibility to implement further improvements in automated retirement processing, recordkeeping, and electronic submission of forms and retirement applications as OPM's technological initiatives reach completion.
Personnel Management Office -- Presumption of Insurable Interest for Same-Sex Domestic Partners2012-Jul-202012-17542The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is amending its regulations to add same-sex domestic partners to the class of persons for which an insurable interest is presumed to exist. The rule is designed to relieve federal employees with same-sex domestic partners from the evidentiary requirements in existing regulations for persons outside this class. Additionally, OPM is taking this step to recognize that individuals with same-sex domestic partners have the same presumption of an insurable interest in the continued life of employees or Members as the class of persons listed in the prior rule.
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board -- Roth Feature to the Thrift Savings Plan and Miscellaneous Uniformed Services Account Amendments2012-May-042012-10630The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) is amending its regulations to add a Roth feature to the Thrift Savings Plan. This final rule also reorganizes regulatory provisions pertaining to uniformed services accounts.
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board -- Roth Feature to the Thrift Savings Plan and Miscellaneous Uniformed Services Account Amendments2012-Feb-082012-2489The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) proposes to amend its regulations to add a Roth feature to the Thrift Savings Plan. The Agency also proposes to reorganize regulatory provisions pertaining to uniformed services accounts.
Treasury Department -- Information Reporting by Passport Applicants2012-Jan-262012-1567This document contains proposed regulations that provide information reporting rules for certain passport applicants. These regulations do not provide information reporting rules for individuals applying to become permanent residents (green card holders). This document also withdraws the notice of proposed rulemaking (57 FR 61373) published in the Federal Register on December 24, 1992.
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board -- Correction of Administrative Errors; Court Orders and Legal Processes Affecting Thrift Savings Plan Accounts2011-Dec-162011-32301The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) is issuing an interim final rule to amend its regulations governing back pay awards and retirement benefits court orders. This rule clarifies that the regulations governing a participant's options for electing makeup contributions when he or she receives a back pay award or other retroactive pay adjustment apply when the back pay award or other retroactive pay adjustment is for a period during which the participant was not appointed to a position that is covered by FERS, CSRS, or an equivalent system under which TSP participation is authorized. This rule also clarifies that an attorney is not a permissible payee for a retirement benefits court order or legal process affecting the Thrift Savings Plan and ensures that the date used to compute earnings on a court-ordered distribution amount is the same as the date used to compute the payee's entitlement.
Personnel Management Office -- Customs and Border Protection Officer Retirement2011-Jul-182011-18006The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is amending its regulations, to reflect changes in the retirement benefits available to customs and border protection officers under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS). These rules incorporate amendments to CSRS and FERS retirement law pursuant to section 535 of the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2008. The Act provides early retirement and enhanced annuity benefits for customs and border protection officers employed by the United States Department of Homeland Security under CSRS and FERS; requires an increase in the percentage rate of withholdings from the basic pay of customs and border protection officers; and establishes mandatory retirement of customs and border protection officers at age 57.
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board -- Court Orders and Legal Processes Affecting Thrift Savings Plan Accounts2011-May-262011-13011The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) is amending its regulations at 5 CFR part 1653. Based on the Agency's memorandum of understanding and data match program with the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), as well as a legislative amendment which subjects TSP accounts to orders issued pursuant to the Mandatory Victims Restitution Act (MVRA), the Agency's court order volume has significantly increased and will likely continue to increase significantly. In order to promote efficiency and equity in light of this current and likely future increase in the Agency's court order workload, the Agency is amending its regulations to shorten the time period in which child support orders and MVRA orders are payable. The amendments clarify that these payments are subject to Federal income tax withholding and that tax withholding cannot be waived. Further, the amendments provide that when payment of a qualifying retirement benefits order is to be made to a participant's current or former spouse, the payee may request to have the payment made as early as 30 days after the date of the TSP decision letter. The Agency considers these amendments to be procedural in character. As a result, no notice and comment period is required by the Administrative Procedure Act. See 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(A).
Treasury Department -- Disclosure of Returns and Return Information to Designee of Taxpayer2011-Mar-182011-6449This document contains a proposed regulation pertaining to the period for submission to the IRS of taxpayer authorizations permitting disclosure of returns and return information to third-party designees. Specifically, the proposed regulation extends from 60 days to 120 days the period within which a signed and dated authorization must be received by the IRS (or an agent or contractor of the IRS) in order for it to be effective. The proposed regulation extends the period as some institutions charged with assisting taxpayers in their financial dealings have encountered difficulty in obtaining written authorizations and submitting the authorizations within the 60-day period allowed by the existing regulations. The proposed regulation will affect taxpayers who submit authorizations permitting disclosure of returns and return information to third-party designees. This document also provides notice of a public hearing on the proposed regulation.
Personnel Management Office -- Presumption of Insurable Interest for Same-Sex Domestic Partners2011-Mar-032011-4791The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) proposes to amend its regulations to include same-sex domestic partners to the class of persons for which an insurable interest is presumed to exist. The proposed rule, therefore, is designed to relieve federal employees with same-sex domestic partners from the evidentiary requirements in existing regulations for persons outside this class. Additionally, OPM is taking this step to recognize that individuals with same-sex domestic partners have the same presumption of an insurable interest in the continued life of employees or Members as the class of persons listed in the existing rule.
Personnel Management Office -- Garnishment of Accounts Containing Federal Benefit Payments2011-Feb-232011-3782Treasury, SSA, VA, RRB and OPM (Agencies) are issuing an interim final rule to implement statutory restrictions on the garnishment of Federal benefit payments. The rule establishes procedures that financial institutions must follow when they receive a garnishment order against an account holder who receives certain types of Federal benefit payments by direct deposit. The rule requires financial institutions that receive such a garnishment order to determine the sum of such Federal benefit payments deposited to the account during a two month period, and to ensure that the account holder has access to an amount equal to that sum or to the current balance of the account, whichever is lower.
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board -- Employee Contribution Elections and Contribution Allocations; Uniformed Services Accounts; Methods of Withdrawing Funds From the Thrift Savings Plan; Death Benefits; Thrift Savings Plan2010-Dec-172010-31656The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) is amending its regulations to establish procedures to maintain beneficiary participant accounts for spouse beneficiaries in accordance with the Thrift Savings Plan Enhancement Act of 2009.
Personnel Management Office -- Customs and Border Protection Officer Retirement2010-Oct-012010-24496The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) proposes to amend its regulations, to reflect changes in the retirement benefits available to customs and border protection officers under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS). These proposed rules incorporate amendments to CSRS and FERS retirement law pursuant to section 535 of the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2008. The Act provides early retirement and enhanced annuity benefits for customs and border protection officers employed by the United States Department of Homeland Security under CSRS and FERS; requires an increase in the percentage rate of withholdings from the basic pay of customs and border protection officers; and establishes mandatory retirement of customs and border protection officers at age 57.
Treasury Department -- Information Reporting for Payments Made in Settlement of Payment Card and Third Party Network Transactions2010-Aug-162010-20200This document contains final regulations relating to information reporting requirements, information reporting penalties, and backup withholding requirements for payment card and third party network transactions. The final regulations implement section 6050W and related statutory changes enacted by the Housing Assistance Tax Act of 2008 that require payment settlement organizations to report payments in settlement of payment card and third party network transactions for each calendar year. The final regulations in this document will affect persons that make payment in settlement of payment card and third party network transactions and the payees of these transactions. The final regulations provide guidance to assist persons required to report payment card and third party network transactions and to the payees of those transactions.
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board -- Employee Contribution Elections and Contribution Allocations; Methods of Withdrawing Funds From the Thrift Savings Plan2010-May-062010-10700This document contains corrections to final regulations, which were published in the Federal Register of June 14, 2003 (68 FR 35492) and April 25, 2005 (70 FR 21290). As published, the final regulations contain errors or omissions that may be misleading and need to be clarified.
Personnel Management Office -- Garnishment of Accounts Containing Federal Benefit Payments2010-Apr-192010-8899Treasury, SSA, VA, RRB and OPM (Agencies) are publishing for comment a proposed rule to implement statutory restrictions on the garnishment of Federal benefit payments. The Agencies are taking this action in response to recent developments in technology and debt collection practices that have led to an increase in the freezing of accounts containing Federal benefit payments. The proposed rule would establish procedures that financial institutions must follow when a garnishment order is received for an account into which Federal benefit payments have been directly deposited. The proposed rule would require financial institutions that receive a garnishment order for an account to determine whether any Federal benefit payments were deposited to the account within 60 calendar days prior to receipt of the order and, if so, would require the financial institution to ensure that the account holder has access to an amount equal to the sum of such payments in the account or to the current balance of the account, whichever is lower.
Personnel Management Office -- Continuation of Eligibility for Certain Civil Service Benefits for Former Federal Employees of the Civilian Marksmanship Program2009-Dec-169-29878The U.S. Office of Personnel Management is issuing final regulations to describe conditions and procedures applicable to the continuation of eligibility for certain civil service benefits for former Federal employees of the Civilian Marksmanship Program.
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board -- Uniformed Services Accounts; Death Benefits; Court Orders and Legal Processes Affecting Thrift Savings Plan Accounts; Thrift Savings Plan2009-Dec-029-28752The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) is amending its regulations regarding uniformed services accounts to conform with mandatory tax provisions as well as current recordkeeping practices and allow only for pro rata court-ordered payments. The Agency amends its regulations regarding death benefits to provide for a clear process by which children of participants can establish parentage. The Agency amends its court order regulations so that when a court order directs that a payment includes earnings, the Agency is able to make a payment which calculates the payee's award amount based on the current price of the shares he/she was awarded. The Agency amends its court order regulations to remove a provision which permits courts to direct payment from only the tax-exempt balance of a uniformed services account. The Agency amends its regulations at part 1690, subpart B, to add a regulation outlining the circumstances under which a TSP account may be frozen.
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board -- Uniformed Services Accounts; Death Benefits; Court Orders and Legal Processes Affecting Thrift Savings Plan Accounts; Thrift Savings Plan2009-Oct-229-25426The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) proposes to amend its regulations regarding uniformed services accounts to conform with mandatory tax provisions as well as current record keeping practices and allow only for pro rata court-ordered payments. The Agency proposes to amend its regulations regarding death benefits to provide for a clear process by which children of participants can establish parentage. The Agency proposes to amend its court order regulations so that when a court order directs that payment is to include earnings, the Agency is able to make a payment which calculates the payee's award amount based on the current price of the shares he/she was awarded. The Agency also proposes to amend its court order regulations to remove a provision which permits courts to direct payment from only the tax-exempt balance of a uniformed services account. The Agency proposes to amend its regulations at part 1690, subpart B, to add a regulation outlining the circumstances under which a TSP account may be frozen.
Personnel Management Office -- Retirement Systems Modernization2007-Dec-287-25153The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing final regulations to authorize alternative provisions for processing retirement and health and life insurance applications, notices, elections, and records under the agency's Retirement Systems Modernization (RSM) initiative. These regulations authorize exceptions to certain regulatory provisions governing the processing of benefits under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS), as well as the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI), the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) and Retired Federal Employee Health Benefits (RFEHB) Programs.
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board -- Privacy Act Regulations, Periodic Participant Statements and Court Orders and Legal Processes Affecting Thrift Savings Plan Accounts2007-Sep-077-17646The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) is amending its regulations to reflect the Agency's use of account numbers in place of Social Security numbers as the primary way of identifying participants' TSP accounts as well as the replacement of the Personal Identification Numbers (PINs) with passwords to enter the Account Access portion of the TSP Web site. These changes represent enhanced security measures for the TSP.
Personnel Management Office -- Retirement Systems Modernization2007-Aug-177-16256The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing proposed rules to authorize alternative provisions for processing retirement and health and life insurance applications, notices, elections, and records under the agency's Retirement Systems Modernization (RSM) project. The RSM project is OPM's strategic e-Gov initiative to improve the quality and timeliness of services to employees and annuitants covered by the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS), as well as the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI), the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) and Retired Federal Employees Health Benefits (RFEHB) Programs, by modernizing business processes and the technology that supports them. Certain regulatory provisions governing the processing of benefits under CSRS, FERS, FEGLI, FEHB and RFEHB are incompatible with the effort to modernize retirement and insurance applications and claims processing. Therefore, exceptions from these provisions need to be authorized.
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board -- Court Orders and Legal Processes Affecting Thrift Savings Plan Accounts2006-Sep-2006-7925The Executive Director, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) is adopting as final, the Agency's proposed rule amending the Thrift Savings Plan's (TSP's) regulations to improve processing of court orders that seek to divide a TSP account pursuant to a divorce. The final rule limits the types of court orders the Agency will accept to either one that requires payment of a specific dollar amount or that requires payment of a stated percentage or fraction of the account. The Agency will no longer accept formula court orders.
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board -- Thrift Savings Plan Service Office and ThriftLine Contact Information2006-Aug-256-14097The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) is adopting as final, without change, its proposed rule updating the Thrift Savings Plan's (TSP) participant services' contact information. The mailing addresses for the TSP's benefits processing units (e.g., correspondence, benefits request forms, court orders and legal process actions, death benefit claims) has changed from National Finance Center, P.O. Box 61500, New Orleans, Louisiana 70161-1500 to the current addresses provided at http://www.tsp.gov. (These units were formerly known collectively as the TSP Service Office.) Additionally, the TSP's ThriftLine telephone number has changed from (504) 255-8777 to (877) 968-3778.
Defense Department -- Allotments for Child Support and Spousal Support2006-Jul-186-11323The Department of Defense is administratively amending 32 CFR part 54, ``Allotments for Child Support and Spousal Support'' to identify the location of the policy and procedures for Allotments for Child Support and Spousal Support in the DoD Directives System. All other information remains unchanged.
Personnel Management Office -- Retirement Credit for Certain Government Service Performed Abroad2005-Aug-2905-17053The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing interim regulations to implement a section of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2003 affecting the Federal Employees Retirement System. These regulations describe how individuals who performed certain Government service at a United States diplomatic mission, consular post, or other Foreign Service post abroad after December 31, 1988, and before May 24, 1998, can get retirement credit for that service under the Federal Employees' Retirement System.
Personnel Management Office -- Federal Employees' Retirement System; Death Benefits and Employee Refunds2005-Aug-2205-16592The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing Final rules that revise the table of reduction factors for early commencing dates of survivor annuities for spouses of separated employees who die before the date on which they would be eligible for unreduced deferred annuities, and to revise the annuity factor for spouses of deceased employees who die in service when those spouses elect to receive the basic employee death benefit in 36 installments under the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS) Act of 1986. These rules are necessary to conform the tables to the previously published economic assumptions adopted by the Board of Actuaries.
Personnel Management Office -- Law Enforcement Officer and Firefighter Retirement2005-Jul-2205-14240The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing final rules that permit certain police officers with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) to elect coverage under the special retirement provisions for law enforcement officers. We are also amending the regulations governing special retirement provisions for law enforcement officers and officers and firefighters employed under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). These changes were made to clarify and interpret previously promulgated regulations.
Personnel Management Office -- Retirement Coverage of Air Traffic Controllers2005-Jun-0605-11134The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing this interim rule to revise the regulations governing the retirement coverage of air traffic controllers under the Federal Employees' Retirement System. These rules are necessary because of the recent enactment of new statutory provisions relating to the retirement definition of air traffic controllers. These rules also implement the deposit requirement for crediting past service as a second-level supervisor of air traffic controllers for retirement purposes.
Personnel Management Office -- Federal Employees' Retirement System; Death Benefits and Employee Refunds2004-Dec-0104-26440The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing an interim rule to revise the table of reduction factors for early commencing dates of survivor annuities for spouses of separated employees who die before the date on which they would be eligible for unreduced deferred annuities, and to revise the annuity factor for spouses of deceased employees who die in service when those spouses elect to receive the basic employee death benefit in 36 installments under the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS) Act of 1986. These rules are necessary to conform the tables to the previously published economic assumptions adopted by the Board of Actuaries.
Personnel Management Office -- Voluntary Early Retirement Under the Homeland Security Act of 2002; Correction2004-Aug-1604-18700The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) published in the Federal Register of June 15, 2004, a document providing guidance in the requirements for submission of requests for voluntary early retirement authority, the qualifications for voluntary early retirement, etc. Inadvertently, identical typographical errors occurred in two places within the document. This document corrects the errors.
Personnel Management Office -- Voluntary Early Retirement Under the Homeland Security Act of 20022004-Jun-1504-13484The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing final voluntary early retirement authority regulations. These regulations implement the voluntary early retirement authority provisions of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, which apply to most executive branch agencies. They explain how an agency requests authority from OPM to offer voluntary early retirement to its employees.
Personnel Management Office -- Voluntary Early Retirement Under the Homeland Security Act of 20022003-Jun-1303-14970The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing interim voluntary early retirement authority (VERA) regulations. These regulations implement the VERA provisions of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, which apply to most executive branch agencies. These interim regulations explain how an agency requests authority from OPM to offer voluntary early retirement to its employees.
Personnel Management Office -- Retirement Coverage and Service Credit Elections Available to Current and Former Nonappropriated Fund Employees2003-Jan-1603-819The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing interim regulations to implement the civilian retirement provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002. These regulations establish procedures whereby Federal employees may elect to use service they performed for a Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI) of the Department of Defense or Coast Guard to qualify for an immediate retirement under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). These regulations also establish the methodology for computing the CSRS or FERS annuity when employees elect to use NAFI service to qualify for immediate CSRS or FERS retirement.
Personnel Management Office -- Continuation of Eligibility for Certain Civil Service Benefits for Former Federal Employees of the Civilian Marksmanship Program2002-Jun-0302-13740The Office of Personnel Management is amending its regulations to describe conditions and procedures applicable to continuation of eligibility for certain Civil Service benefits for former Federal employees of the Civilian Marksmanship Program.
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board -- Employee Elections To Contribute to the Thrift Savings Plan and Methods of Withdrawing Funds From the Thrift Savings Plan2002-Apr-1102-8606The Executive Director of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Board) is amending the regulations on employee elections to contribute to the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) to permit participants to transfer into their TSP accounts tax-deferred balances from an expanded group of eligible retirement plans. The Executive Director is also amending the regulations on loans and withdrawals from the TSP to specify that a participant who is seeking an exception to the spousal signature and notification requirements on the ground that the spouse's whereabouts are unknown must demonstrate that he or she made a good faith effort to locate the spouse in the 90 days preceding submission of the request to the TSP.
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board -- Employee Elections To Contribute to the Thrift Savings Plan and Methods of Withdrawing Funds From the Thrift Savings Plan2002-Feb-2702-4499The Executive Director of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Board) is proposing to amend the regulations on employee elections to contribute to the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) to permit participants, beginning April 1, 2002, to transfer into their TSP accounts tax-deferred balances from an expanded group of eligible retirement plans. The Executive Director is also proposing to amend the regulations on loans and withdrawals from the TSP to specify that a participant who is seeking an exception to the spousal signature and notification requirements on the ground that the spouse's whereabouts are unknown must demonstrate that he or she made a good faith effort to locate the spouse in the 90 days preceding submission of the request to the TSP.
Personnel Management Office -- Miscellaneous Changes in Office of Personnel Management's Regulations2001-Dec-2701-31353The Office of Personnel Management is issuing a final rule to remove all references to the Federal Personnel Manual (FPM). With the abolishment of the FPM, these references are no longer in effect. This action does not make any substantive changes to the affected rules.
Defense Department -- Removal of Regulatory Parts2001-Oct-2501-26845The Department of Defense is removing various parts from chapter I, Office of the Secretary of Defense. This administrative action removes obsolete information from the Code of Federal Regulations and notifies readers of the availability of the current DoD documents that contain the information being removed.
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board -- Methods of Withdrawing Funds From the Thrift Savings Plan2001-Aug-2001-20862The Executive Director of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Board) is amending the regulations on methods of withdrawing funds from the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) to eliminate the option to transfer a financial hardship in-service withdrawal to an individual retirement account (IRA) or other eligible retirement plan. This is consistent with the Internal Revenue Code's rules for similar distributions from private sector plans. The amendment also incorporates administrative changes in calculating the amount of a financial hardship withdrawal.
Personnel Management Office -- Law Enforcement Officer and Firefighter Retirement2001-Jul-2501-18530The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing interim rules that permit certain police officers with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) to elect coverage under the special retirement provisions for law enforcement officers. OPM is also amending the regulations governing special retirement provisions for law enforcement officers and firefighters employed under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). These changes are intended to clarify and interpret previously promulgated regulations.
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board -- Methods of Withdrawing Funds From the Thrift Savings Plan2001-Jul-1201-17482The Executive Director of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Board) proposes to amend the regulations on methods of withdrawing funds from the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) to eliminate the option to transfer a financial hardship in-service withdrawal to an individual retirement account (IRA) or other eligible retirement plan. This is consistent with the Internal Revenue Code's rules for similar distributions from private sector plans. The proposed amendment also incorporates administrative changes in calculating the amount of a financial hardship withdrawal.
Personnel Management Office -- Corrections of Retirement Coverage Errors Under the Federal Erroneous Retirement Coverage Corrections Act2001-Mar-1901-6805The Office of Personnel Management is amending its regulations to include new rules for correcting certain retirement coverage errors. We are amending the regulations to implement the provisions of the Federal Erroneous Retirement Coverage Corrections Act (the FERCCA), title II of Public Law 106-265. The regulations will allow agencies and OPM to correct affected retirement coverage errors.
Defense Department -- Personal Financial Responsibility2000-Dec-2700-32949The Department of the Air Force is amending the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) by removing its rule on Personal Financial Responsibility. This rule is removed, as the current information contained in it does not reflect current policy of AFI 36-2906, January 1998.
Social Security Administration -- Supplemental Security Income; Determining Disability for a Child Under Age 18; Correction2000-Dec-2100-32379This document contains corrections to the final rules published Monday, September 11, 2000 (65 FR 54747). These rules implement the childhood disability provisions of sections 211 and 212 of Public Law 104-193, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996. These rules also conform to amendments to Public Law 104-193 made by the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, Public Law 105-33. In addition, we are correcting two invalid references shown elsewhere in the Code of Federal Regulations.
Defense Department -- Garnishment of Pay of Naval Military and Civilian Personnel for Collection of Child Support and Alimony2000-Oct-1900-26791The Department of the Navy is updating its regulation on garnishment of pay of naval military and civilian personnel for collection of child support and alimony. This amendment reflects changes to the Marine Corps provision on receipt of legal process and other administrative changes.
Defense Department -- Assistance to and Support of Dependants; Paternity Complaints2000-Oct-1900-26793The Department of the Navy is updating its regulation on assistance to and support of dependents and paternity complaints. Significant changes were made to Marine Corps specific provisions to reflect the language found in the Marine Corps Legal Administration Manual. Other changes reflect administrative and nomenclature changes.
Personnel Management Office -- Retirement Eligibility for Nuclear Materials Couriers Under CSRS and FERS2000-Aug-2900-22003The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is adopting its interim regulations applicable to nuclear materials couriers employed under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS). These final rules are pursuant to the Strom Thurmond National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1999 enacted on October 17, 1998. The Act provides early retirement and enhanced annuity benefits for nuclear materials couriers employed by the United States Department of Energy under CSRS and FERS; requires an increase in the percentage rate of withholdings from the basic pay of nuclear material couriers; and establishes mandatory retirement of nuclear materials couriers at age 57. These regulations are necessary to put the new retirement provisions into effect.
Personnel Management Office -- Retirement Eligibility for Nuclear Materials Couriers Under CSRS and FERS2000-Jan-1800-1051The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing interim rules applicable to nuclear materials couriers employed under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS). These interim rules are pursuant to the Strom Thurmond National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1999 enacted on October 17, 1998. The Act provides early retirement and enhanced annuity benefits for nuclear materials couriers employed by the United States Department of Energy under CSRS and FERS; requires an increase in the percentage rate of withholdings from the basic pay of nuclear material couriers; and establishes mandatory retirement of nuclear materials couriers at age 57. These regulations are necessary to put the new retirement provisions into effect.
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