“Make our voice heard!” says federal retireesadmin
The possibility of eroding benefits have many federal employees concerned. It is very important for federal retirees voices to be heard. Recently, new laws have been passed that seem to compensate some of the eroding benefits. For instance, sick leave can now be credited if it is unused. Even when this kind of positive change, no doubt that there is still a lot of work to be accomplished. Federal employees who are employed under short – term jobs have voiced their concern regarding being left out federal employee retirement benefits. As of now the current law states that employees must complete five years of work in order to obtain the benefits. Due to the temporary nature of their positions, most of these employees never complete the five years of service. Thanks to the Federal Retirement Fairness Act we can see this changing. Federal employees would get the opportunity to make a deposit if they are covered under FERS if
this act ends up being signed. There are other bills that are also going to be of major help such as the Social Security fairness Act of 2019, the Equal COLA and the USPS fairness acts if they become law. Still, more awareness needs to be brought into these bills in order to ensure that they become laws. It is vital you contact your representatives to make sure that your voice is heard. It’s very important for every person to take action and to give their opinion on an official letter statement. The more people who act on this, the more chances of these bills being considered. Raising awareness and taking action is crucial for these bills to pass.