5 U.S. Code § 8461 - Authority of the Office of Personnel Management

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(a) The Office shall pay all benefits that are payable under subchapter II, IV, V, or VI of this chapter from the Fund.
(b) The Office shall administer all provisions of this chapter not specifically required to be administered by the Board, the Executive Director, the Secretary of Labor, or any other officer or agency.
(c) The Office shall adjudicate all claims under the provisions of this chapter administered by the Office.
(d) The Office shall determine questions of disability and dependency arising under the provisions of this chapter administered by the Office. Except to the extent provided under subsection (e), the decisions of the Office concerning these matters are final and conclusive and are not subject to review. The Office may direct at any time such medical or other examinations as it considers necessary to determine the facts concerning disability or dependency of an individual receiving or applying for annuity under the provisions of this chapter administered by the Office. The Office may suspend or deny annuity for failure to submit to examination.
(e)
(1) Subject to paragraph (2), an administrative action or order affecting the rights or interests of an individual or of the United States under the provisions of this chapter administered by the Office may be appealed to the Merit Systems Protection Board under procedures prescribed by the Board.
(2) In the case of any individual found by the Office to be disabled in whole or in part on the basis of the individual’s mental condition, and that finding was made pursuant to an application by an agency for purposes of disability retirement under section 8451, the procedures under section 7701 shall apply and the decision of the Board shall be subject to judicial review under section 7703.
(f) The Office shall fix the fees for examinations made under subchapter V of this chapter by physicians or surgeons who are not medical officers of the United States. The fees and reasonable traveling and other expenses incurred in connection with the examinations are paid from appropriations for the cost of administering the provisions of this chapter administered by the Office.
(g) The Office may prescribe regulations to carry out the provisions of this chapter administered by the Office.
(h)
(1) Each Government agency shall furnish the Director with such information as the Director determines necessary in order to administer this chapter.
(2) The Director, in consultation with the officials from whom such information is requested, shall establish (by regulation or otherwise) such safeguards as are necessary to ensure that information made available under this subsection is used only for the purpose authorized.
(i) In making a determination of “actuarial equivalence” under this chapter, the economic assumptions used shall be the same as the economic assumptions most recently used by the Office (before the determination of actuarial equivalence involved) in determining the normal-cost percentage of the System.
(j)
(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, the Director of Central Intelligence shall, in a manner consistent with the administration of this chapter by the Office, and to the extent considered appropriate by the Director of Central Intelligence—
(A) determine entitlement to benefits under this chapter based on the service of employees of the Central Intelligence Agency;
(B) maintain records relating to the service of such employees;
(C) compute benefits under this chapter based on the service of such employees;
(D) collect deposits to the Fund made by such employees, their spouses, their former spouses, and their survivors;
(E) authorize and direct disbursements from the Fund to the extent based on service of such employees; and
(F) perform such other functions under this chapter (other than under subchapters III and VII of this chapter) with respect to employees of the Central Intelligence Agency as the Director of Central Intelligence, in consultation with the Director of the Office of Personnel Management, determines to be appropriate.
(2) The Director of the Office of Personnel Management shall furnish such information and, on a reimbursable basis, such services to the Director of Central Intelligence as the Director of Central Intelligence requests to carry out paragraph (1).
(k)
(1) The Director of Central Intelligence, in consultation with the Executive Director of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, may—
(A) maintain exclusive records relating to elections, contributions, and accounts under the Thrift Savings Plan provided in subchapter III of this chapter in the case of employees of the Central Intelligence Agency;
(B) provide that contributions by, or on behalf of, such employees to the Thrift Savings Plan be accounted for by such Executive Director in aggregate amounts;
(C) make the necessary disbursements from, and the necessary allocations of earnings, losses, and charges to, individual accounts of such employees under the Thrift Savings Plan; and
(D) perform such other functions under subchapters III and VII of this chapter (but not including investing sums in the Thrift Savings Fund) with respect to employees of the Central Intelligence Agency as the Director of Central Intelligence, in consultation with the Executive Director of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, determines to be appropriate.
(2) The Executive Director of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board may not exercise authority under this chapter in the case of employees of the Central Intelligence Agency to the extent that the Director of Central Intelligence exercises authority provided in paragraph (1).
(3) The Executive Director of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board shall furnish such information and, on a reimbursable basis, such services to the Director of Central Intelligence as the Director of Central Intelligence determines necessary to carry out this subsection.
(l) Subsection (h)(1), andsections 8439 (b) and 8474 (c)(4), shall be applied with respect to information relating to employees of the Central Intelligence Agency in a manner that protects intelligence sources, methods, and activities.
(m)
(1) The Director of Central Intelligence, in consultation with the Director of the Office of Personnel Management and the Executive Director of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, shall by regulation prescribe appropriate procedures to carry out subsections (j), (k), and (l).
(2) The regulations shall provide procedures for the Director of the Office of Personnel Management to inspect and audit disbursements from the Fund under this chapter.
(3) The Director of Central Intelligence shall submit the regulations prescribed under paragraph (1) to the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives before the regulations take effect.
(n)
(1) Under regulations prescribed by the Office, an employee who—
(A) has not previously made an election under this subsection or had an opportunity to make an election under this paragraph; and
(B) moves, without a break in service of more than 1 year, to employment in a nonappropriated fund instrumentality of the Department of Defense or the Coast Guard, respectively, described in section 2105 (c),
shall be given the opportunity to elect irrevocably, within 30 days after such move, to remain covered as an employee under this chapter during any employment described in section 2105 (c) after such move.
(2) Under regulations prescribed by the Office, an employee of a nonappropriated fund instrumentality of the Department of Defense or the Coast Guard described in section 2105 (c), who—
(A) has not previously made an election under this subsection or had an opportunity to make an election under this paragraph;
(B) is a participant in a retirement system established for employees described in section 2105 (c);
(C) moves, without a break in service of more than 1 year, to a position that is not described by section 2105 (c); and
(D) is not eligible to make an election under section 8347 (q),
shall be given the opportunity to elect irrevocably, within 30 days after such move, to remain covered, during any subsequent employment as an employee as defined by section 2105 (a) orsection 2105 (c), by the retirement system applicable to such employee’s current or most recent employment described by section 2105 (c) rather than be subject to this chapter.

Source

(Added Pub. L. 99–335, title I, § 101(a),June 6, 1986, 100 Stat. 570; amended Pub. L. 99–556, title I, § 102,Oct. 27, 1986, 100 Stat. 3131; Pub. L. 101–508, title VII, § 7202(k)(2),Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1388–339; Pub. L. 102–378, § 2(71),Oct. 2, 1992, 106 Stat. 1355; Pub. L. 104–106, div. A, title X, § 1043(a)(2),Feb. 10, 1996, 110 Stat. 434; Pub. L. 107–107, div. A, title XI, § 1131(b),Dec. 28, 2001, 115 Stat. 1242.)
Amendments

2001—Subsec. (n)(1). Pub. L. 107–107, § 1131(b)(1), inserted “and” at end of subpar. (A), redesignated subpar. (C) as (B), and struck out former subpar. (B) which read as follows: “has 5 or more years of civilian service creditable under this chapter; and”.
Subsec. (n)(2)(B). Pub. L. 107–107, § 1131(b)(2), struck out “vested” before “participant in a retirement system” and struck out “, as the term ‘vested participant’ is defined by such system” before semicolon at end.
1996—Subsec. (n)(1). Pub. L. 104–106, § 1043(a)(2)(A), struck out “of the Department of Defense or the Coast Guard” after “an employee” in introductory provisions and substituted “1 year” for “3 days” in subpar. (C).
Subsec. (n)(2)(C). Pub. L. 104–106, § 1043(a)(2)(B), substituted “1 year” for “3 days” and struck out “in the Department of Defense or the Coast Guard, respectively,” after “to a position”.
1992—Subsec. (n)(1)(A), (2)(A). Pub. L. 102–378, § 2(71)(A), amended subpars. (A) generally. Prior to amendment, subpars. (A) read as follows: “has not previously made or had an opportunity to make an election under this subsection;”.
Subsec. (n)(2)(D). Pub. L. 102–378, § 2(71)(B), substituted “8347(q)” for “8347(p)”.
1990—Subsec. (n). Pub. L. 101–508added subsec. (n).
1986—Subsec. (m)(2). Pub. L. 99–556struck out “, and from the Thrift Savings Fund,” after “from the Fund”.
Change of Name

Reference to the Director of Central Intelligence or the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency in the Director’s capacity as the head of the intelligence community deemed to be a reference to the Director of National Intelligence. Reference to the Director of Central Intelligence or the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency in the Director’s capacity as the head of the Central Intelligence Agency deemed to be a reference to the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. See section 1081(a), (b) ofPub. L. 108–458, set out as a note under section 3001 of Title 50, War and National Defense.
Effective Date of 1996 Amendment

For effective date of amendments by Pub. L. 104–106, see Regulations; Effective Date of 1996 Amendment note below.
Effective Date of 1992 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 102–378effective Nov. 5, 1990, see section 9(b)(6) ofPub. L. 102–378, set out as a note under section 6303 of this title.
Effective Date of 1990 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 101–508applicable with respect to any individual who, on or after Jan. 1, 1987, moves from employment in nonappropriated fund instrumentality of Department of Defense or Coast Guard, that is described in section 2105 (c) of this title, to employment in Department or Coast Guard, that is not described in section 2105 (c), or who moves from employment in Department or Coast Guard, that is not described in section 2105 (c), to employment in nonappropriated fund instrumentality of Department or Coast Guard, that is described in section 2105 (c), see section 7202(m)(1) ofPub. L. 101–508, set out as a note under section 2105 of this title.
Regulations; Effective Date of 1996 Amendment

For provisions relating to promulgation of regulations necessary to carry out amendment by Pub. L. 104–106, and effective date of such amendment in connection with those regulations, see section 1043(b), (c) ofPub. L. 104–106, set out as a note under section 8347 of this title.
Transfer of Functions

For transfer of authorities, functions, personnel, and assets of the Coast Guard, including the authorities and functions of the Secretary of Transportation relating thereto, to the Department of Homeland Security, and for treatment of related references, see sections 468 (b), 551 (d), 552 (d), and 557 of Title 6, Domestic Security, and the Department of Homeland Security Reorganization Plan of November 25, 2002, as modified, set out as a note under section 542 of Title 6.
Treatment of Individuals Electing To Remain Subject to Their Former Retirement System

For provisions relating to the deductions and contributions required with respect to individuals electing under section 8347 (q) or 8461 (n) of this title to remain covered under subchapter III of chapter 83 of this title, chapter 84 of this title, or a retirement system for employees described in section 2105 (c) of this title, see section 7202(n) ofPub. L. 101–508, set out as a note under section 2105 of this title.

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5 CFR - Administrative Personnel

5 CFR Part 835 - DEBT COLLECTION

5 CFR Part 837 - REEMPLOYMENT OF ANNUITANTS

5 CFR Part 838 - COURT ORDERS AFFECTING RETIREMENT BENEFITS

5 CFR Part 841 - FEDERAL EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM—GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

5 CFR Part 842 - FEDERAL EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM—BASIC ANNUITY

5 CFR Part 843 - FEDERAL EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM—DEATH BENEFITS AND EMPLOYEE REFUNDS

5 CFR Part 844 - FEDERAL EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM—DISABILITY RETIREMENT

5 CFR Part 845 - FEDERAL EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM—DEBT COLLECTION

5 CFR Part 846 - FEDERAL EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM—ELECTIONS OF COVERAGE

5 CFR Part 847 - ELECTIONS OF RETIREMENT COVERAGE BY CURRENT AND FORMER EMPLOYEES OF NONAPPROPRIATED FUND INSTRUMENTALITIES

5 CFR Part 850 - RETIREMENT SYSTEMS MODERNIZATION

5 CFR Part 880 - RETIREMENT AND INSURANCE BENEFITS DURING PERIODS OF UNEXPLAINED ABSENCE

 

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