22 U.S. Code § 4071c - Creditable service

(a) Service included
For purposes of this part, creditable service of a participant includes—
(1) service as a participant after December 31, 1986;
(2) service with respect to which deductions and withholdings under section 204(a)(2) of the Federal Employees’ Retirement Contribution Temporary Adjustment Act of 1983 have been made; and
(3) except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, any civilian service performed before January 1, 1989 (other than service under paragraph (1) or (2)), which, but for the amendment made by section 414 of the Federal Employees’ Retirement System Act of 1986, would be creditable under part I of this subchapter (determined without regard to any deposit or redeposit requirement under such part, subchapter III of chapter 83 of title 5 (the Civil Service Retirement System), or title II of the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement Act (50 U.S.C. 2011 et seq.), any requirement that the individual become subject to such part, subchapter, or title after performing the service involved, or any requirement that the individual give notice in writing to the official by whom such individual is paid of such individual’s desire to become subject to such part, subchapter, or title).
(b) Refund of retirement deductions; retirement deduction not made; required deposit; computation of interest
(1) A participant who has received a refund of retirement deductions under part I of this subchapter with respect to any service described in subsection (a)(3) of this section may not be allowed credit for such service under this part unless such participant deposits into the Fund an amount equal to 1.3 percent of basic pay for such service, with interest.
(2) A participant may not be allowed credit under this part for any service described in subsection (a)(3) of this section for which retirement deductions under part I of this subchapter have not been made, unless such participant deposits into the Fund an amount equal to 1.3 percent of basic pay for such service, with interest.
(3) Interest under paragraph (1) or (2) shall be computed in accordance with section 4045 (d) of this title and regulations issued by the Secretary of State.
(c) Volunteer service; required payment
(1) Credit shall be given under this System to a participant for a period of prior satisfactory service as—
(A) a volunteer or volunteer leader under the Peace Corps Act (22 U.S.C. 2501 et seq.),
(B) a volunteer under part A of title VIII of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, or
(C) a full-time volunteer for a period of service of at least 1 year’s duration under part A, B, [1] or C of title I of the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 (42 U.S.C. 4951 et seq.),
if the participant makes a payment to the Fund equal to 3 percent of pay received for the volunteer service; except, the amount to be paid for volunteer service beginning on January 1, 1999, through December 31, 2000, shall be as follows:

 
3.25 January 1, 1999, to December 31, 1999.
3.4 January 1, 2000, to December 31, 2000.

(2) The amount of such payments shall be determined in accordance with regulations of the Secretary of State consistent with regulations for making corresponding determinations under chapter 83, title 5, together with interest determined under regulations issued by the Secretary of State.
(d) Prior service under other retirement system; waiver of credit and payment into Fund
Credit shall be given under this System to a participant for a period of prior service under the Federal Employees’ Retirement System (described in chapter 84 of title 5) or under title III of the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement Act (50 U.S.C. 2151 et seq.) if the participant waives credit under the other retirement system and makes a payment to the Fund equal to the amount which was deducted and withheld from the individual’s basic pay under the other retirement system during the prior creditable service under the other retirement system together with interest on such amount computed in accordance with regulations issued by the Secretary of State.
(e) Employees of Members or offices of Congress
A participant who, while on approved leave without pay, serves as a full-time paid employee of a Member or office of the Congress shall continue to make contributions to the Fund based upon the Foreign Service salary rate that would be in effect if the participant were in a pay status. The participant’s employing Member or office in the Congress shall make a contribution (from the appropriation or fund which is used for payment of the salary of the participant) determined under section 4071f (a) of this title to the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Fund. All periods of service for which full contributions to the Fund are made under this subsection shall be counted as creditable service for purposes of this part and shall not, unless all retirement credit is transferred, be counted as creditable service under any other Government retirement system.


[1]  See References in Text note below.

Source

(Pub. L. 96–465, title I, § 854, as added Pub. L. 99–335, title IV, § 415,June 6, 1986, 100 Stat. 616; amended Pub. L. 99–556, title IV, § 405,Oct. 27, 1986, 100 Stat. 3137; Pub. L. 100–238, title II, § 242,Jan. 8, 1988, 101 Stat. 1776; Pub. L. 103–178, title II, § 204(b)(2),Dec. 3, 1993, 107 Stat. 2033; Pub. L. 105–33, title VII, § 7001(e)(1)(B),Aug. 5, 1997, 111 Stat. 661; Pub. L. 106–346, § 101(a) [title V, § 505(e)(2)], Oct. 23, 2000, 114 Stat. 1356, 1356A–54.)
References in Text

Section 204(a)(2) of the Federal Employees’ Retirement Contribution Temporary Adjustment Act of 1983, referred to in subsec. (a)(2), is section 204(a)(2) ofPub. L. 98–168, which is set out as a note under section 8331 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
Section 414 of the Federal Employees’ Retirement System Act of 1986, referred to in subsec. (a)(3), is section 414 ofPub. L. 99–335, title IV, June 6, 1986, 100 Stat. 614, which amended section 4043 of this title.
The Central Intelligence Agency Retirement Act, referred to in subsecs. (a)(3) and (d), is Pub. L. 88–643, as revised generally by Pub. L. 102–496, title VIII, § 802,Oct. 24, 1992, 106 Stat. 3196. Titles II and III of the Act are classified generally to subchapters II (§ 2011 et seq.) and III (§ 2151 et seq.), respectively, of chapter 38 of Title 50, War and National Defense. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 2001 of Title 50 and Tables.
The Peace Corps Act, referred to in subsec. (c)(1)(A), is Pub. L. 87–293, Sept. 22, 1961, 75 Stat. 612, as amended, which is classified principally to chapter 34 (§ 2501 et seq.) of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 2501 of this title and Tables.
The Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, referred to in subsec. (c)(1)(B), is Pub. L. 88–452, Aug. 20, 1964, 73 Stat. 508, as amended. Part A of title VIII of the Act is part A of title VIII of Pub. L. 88–452, as added by Pub. L. 90–222, title I, § 110,Dec. 23, 1967, 81 Stat. 722, which was classified generally to part A (§ 2992 et seq.) of subchapter VIII of chapter 34 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare, prior to its repeal by Pub. L. 93–113, title VI, § 603,Oct. 1, 1973, 87 Stat. 417. See sections 4951 et seq., 5042(13)(A), and 5055 of Title 42.
The Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973, referred to in subsec. (c)(1)(C), is Pub. L. 93–113, Oct. 1, 1973, 87 Stat. 394. Parts A and C of title I of the Act are classified generally to parts A (§ 4951 et seq.) and C (§ 4991 et seq.), respectively, of subchapter I of chapter 66 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare. Part B of title I of the Act, which had been classified generally to part B (§ 4971 et seq.) of subchapter I of chapter 66 of Title 42, was repealed by Pub. L. 111–13, title II, § 2121,Apr. 21, 2009, 123 Stat. 1584. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 4950 of Title 42 and Tables.
Amendments

2000—Subsec. (c)(1). Pub. L. 106–346, in concluding provisions, substituted “December 31, 2000” for “December 31, 2002”, and in table in concluding provisions, struck out item at end relating to service period January 1, 2001, to December 31, 2002.
1997—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 105–33amended subsec. (c) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (c) read as follows: “Credit shall be given under this System to a participant for a period of prior satisfactory service as—
“(1) a volunteer or volunteer leader under the Peace Corps Act (22 U.S.C. 2501 et seq.),
“(2) a volunteer under part A of title VIII of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, or
“(3) a full-time volunteer for a period of service of at least one year’s duration under part A, B, or C of title I of the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 (42 U.S.C. 4951 et seq.),
if the participant makes a payment to the Fund equal to 3 percent of pay received for the volunteer service (as determined in accordance with regulations of the Secretary of State consistent with regulations for making corresponding determinations under chapter 83, title 5) together with interest determined under regulations issued by the Secretary of State.”
1993—Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 103–178, § 204(b)(1), substituted “the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement Act (50 U.S.C. 2011 et seq.)” for “the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement Act of 1964 for Certain Employees”.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 103–178, § 204(b)(2)(B), substituted “the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement Act (50 U.S.C. 2151 et seq.)” for “the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement Act of 1964 for Certain Employees”.
1988—Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 100–238struck out “matching” after “shall make a” and inserted “determined under section 4071f (a) of this title” after “participant)”.
1986—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 99–556, § 405(a), which directed that subsec. (d) be amended by substituting “which was deducted and withheld from the individual’s basic pay under the other retirement system” for “which would have been deducted from pay under section 4071c (a) of this title had the individual been a participant”, was executed by making the substitution for “which would have been deducted from pay under section 4071e (a) of this title had the individual been a participant”, as the probable intent of Congress.
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 99–556, § 405(b), added subsec. (e).
Effective Date of 2000 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 106–346effective upon the close of calendar year 2000 and applicable thereafter, see section 101 (a) [title V, § 505(i)] of Pub. L. 106–346, set out as a note under section 8334 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
Effective Date of 1997 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 105–33effective Oct. 1, 1997, see section 7001(f) ofPub. L. 105–33, set out as a note under section 8334 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
Effective Date of 1988 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 100–238effective 90 days after Jan. 8, 1988, see section 261(a) ofPub. L. 100–238, set out as a note under section 4054 of this title.
Effective Date of 1986 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 99–556effective Jan. 1, 1987, see section 408 ofPub. L. 99–556, set out as a note under section 4046 of this title.
Impact of Amendments by Pub. L. 105–33 on Agency Contributions

Pub. L. 105–33, title VII, § 7001(e)(2),Aug. 5, 1997, 111 Stat. 662, provided that: “Agency contributions under section 857 of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (22 U.S.C. 4071f) shall not be reduced as a result of the amendments made under paragraph (1) of this subsection [amending this section and section 4071e of this title].”

 

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