For the third time in the past three years, The Federal Retirement Fairness Act (H.R. 4268) is being introduced by Congressman Derek Kilmer (D-WA). It would ensure that federal employees who began their careers as temporary workers are granted the opportunity to make catch-up retirement contributions so that they can retire on time, otherwise they would have to work longer to obtain full retirement benefits.
“Many federal employees begin their careers in temporary positions before transitioning to permanent status – so we need to have their backs,” said Kilmer. “This bill will ensure that all federal workers have the opportunity to retire on time, regardless of how they started their careers.”