[Congressional Record Volume 166, Number 182 (Friday, October 23, 2020)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E978-E979]
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INTRODUCTION OF A BILL TO ALLOW CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS WITH PRIOR SERVICE 
   UNDER THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO MAKE DEPOSITS 
TOWARDS ANNUITIES UNDER THE CIVIL SERVICE AND RETIREMENT SYSTEM AND THE 
      FEDERAL EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

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                       HON. ELEANOR HOLMES NORTON

                        of district of columbia

                    in the house of representatives

                        Friday, October 23, 2020

  Ms. NORTON. Madam Speaker, today, I introduce a bill to correct a 
retirement issue for several categories of workers who used to be under 
the District of Columbia retirement system.
  In 1997, Congress transferred several categories of workers who 
participated in D.C.'s defined contribution plan from 1987 to 1997 to 
the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). However, those workers' 
service from 1987 to 1997 was not counted for purposes of creditable 
service or annuity amount in FERS. In 2009, Congress gave these 
employees the right to have this service counted for creditable 
service.
  My bill would correct this last retirement issue for these public 
servants. It would allow these workers to buy into the FERS annuity 
amount for the 1987-1997 by paying 1.3 percent of their base pay plus 
interest, essentially the employee contribution for this time, and then 
allowing them the full retirement benefit to which they are entitled.
  Our bill is an important step to assisting these workers to get the 
retirement benefits they deserve. I urge my colleagues to support this 
bill.

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