NARFE - Chapter 97
LATEST NEWS FROM THE FEDERAL SCENE

LATEST NEWS ABOUT THE LEGISLATIVE EVENTS  - Feb 2019

 The partial government shutdown has created  complications for federal employee retirement at the busiest time of the year for those who process requests.  Whether a federal employee can retire during the shutdown in appropriations depends on a number of factors, including which agency they work for and if and when they informed their supervisors that they planned to leave public service.

 The Office of Personnel Management’s Retirement Services division is funded by the federal government’s retirement trust fund, not appropriations, so it operates normally whether OPM is open or not. That means employees at agencies that have received their fiscal 2019 appropriations can elect to retire normally, and they won’t see any abnormal delays.

 NARFE encourages all members to review the weekly legislative message available for telephone callers (703-838-7780 and toll-free at 1-877-217-8234 and posted on the NARFE website, www.narfe.org.  Continue to contact our Congressional representatives (Senate and House) with your position on legislative issues related to Federal employees and retirees.

                                  Tom  Miller, Legislative Chair

 

                                                                                                                                                                               

 

 

NARFE'S LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES - PROMOTING & DEFENDING FEDERAL BENEFITS:

NARFE, one of America’s oldest and largest associations, was founded in 1921 with the mission of protecting the earned rights and benefits of America’s active and retired federal workers. The largest federal employee/ retiree organization, NARFE represents the retirement interests of nearly 5 million current and future federal annuitants, spouses, and survivors. 

NARFE'S Mission Statement:
>To support legislation beneficial to current and potential federal annuitants and to oppose legislation contrary to their interests,
>To promote the general welfare of current and potential federal annuitants by advising them with respect to their rights under retirement laws and regulations,
>To cooperate with other organizations and associations in furtherance of these general objectives.