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By Judith Welles

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Get a Life!: New benefits for feds?

At the National Active and Retired Federal Employees 30th Biennial National Convention, held last week in Louisville, Ky., delegates approved NARFE’s legislative program for the next Congress.

Pursuing two new benefits, the organization will support legislation allowing Federal Employees Retirement System employees to credit their unused sick leave toward retirement. NARFE will also support legislation to enable dependents of federal employees and retirees to remain covered by the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program until age 25.

The association reaffirmed its support for legislation which would allow federal civilian and military retirees to pay for their share of health insurance premiums with pre-tax dollars, a benefit afforded currently only to federal employees.

NARFE will also continue to seek repeal or reform of the onerous Social Security Government Pension Offset and Windfall Elimination Provision which reduce social security benefits to federal retirees who also worked in the private sector.

Keep your fingers crossed.

Sammies at ball game
Federal government winners of the 2008 Sammies Service to America Medal – will be announced tonight at a gala and honored again by on-field recognition before the Nats game (vs. San Diego Padres) on Saturday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m.

You can get discounted tickets at www.ourpublicservice.org , and you don’t have to be a federal employee.

The Service to America Medals are presented annually by the Partnership for Public Serrvice to celebrate excellence in federal civil service. Get there early to cheer for the winners (feds and players, too) at this final Saturday night home game of the year.

Posted on Sep 16, 2008 at 12:13 PM


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