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House approves NARFE-supported waiver authority

from NARFE

Amid provisions in the FY15 National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 4435) that won bipartisan approval in the House is a NARFE-supported amendment to extend the waiver provision to re-employ federal annuitants. NARFE President Joseph A. Beaudoin salutes the "legislative leadership of Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, D-Va., for working with NARFE, offering the amendment and winning its inclusion in a set of amendments included in the House-passed bill."

The Connolly amendment extends, for another five years, the authority of federal agencies to rehire federal annuitants without a salary offset. In a press statement, Beaudoin said, "This authority is important for the successful recruitment, retention and mentoring of our federal civil servants." This special waiver authority applies only on a limited and part-time basis. NARFE worked with Rep. Connolly's office to craft the amendment and urged House passage. more

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