5 U.S. Code § 8509 - Federal Employees Compensation Account

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(a) The Federal Employees Compensation Account (as established by section 909 of the Social Security Act, and hereafter in this section referred to as the “Account”) in the Unemployment Trust Fund (as established by section 904 of such Act) shall consist of—
(1) funds appropriated to or transferred thereto, and
(2) amounts deposited therein pursuant to subsection (c).
(b) Moneys in the Account shall be available only for the purpose of making payments to States pursuant to agreements entered into under this chapter and making payments of compensation under this chapter in States which do not have in effect such an agreement.
(c)
(1) Each employing agency shall deposit into the Account amounts equal to the expenditures incurred under this chapter on account of Federal service performed by employees and former employees of that agency.
(2) Deposits required by paragraph (1) shall be made during each calendar quarter and the amount of the deposit to be made by any employing agency during any quarter shall be based on a determination by the Secretary of Labor as to the amounts of payments, made prior to such quarter from the Account based on Federal service performed by employees of such agency after December 31, 1980, with respect to which deposit has not previously been made. The amount to be deposited by any employing agency during any calendar quarter shall be adjusted to take account of any overpayment or underpayment of deposit during any previous quarter for which adjustment has not already been made.
(3) If any Federal agency does not deposit in the Federal Employees Compensation Account any amount before the date 30 days after the date on which the Secretary of Labor has notified such agency that it is required to so deposit such amount, the Secretary of Labor shall notify the Secretary of the Treasury of the failure to make such deposit and the Secretary of the Treasury shall transfer such amount to the Federal Employees Compensation Account from amounts otherwise appropriated to such Federal agency.
(d) The Secretary of Labor shall certify to the Secretary of the Treasury the amount of the deposit which each employing agency is required to make to the Account during any calendar quarter, and the Secretary of the Treasury shall notify the Secretary of Labor as to the date and amount of any deposit made to such Account by any such agency.
(e) Prior to the beginning of each fiscal year (commencing with the fiscal year which begins October 1, 1981) the Secretary of Labor shall estimate—
(1) the amount of expenditures which will be made from the Account during such year, and
(2) the amount of funds which will be available during such year for the making of such expenditures,
and if, on the basis of such estimate, he determines that the amount described in paragraph (2) is in excess of the amount necessary—
(3) to meet the expenditures described in paragraph (1), and
(4) to provide a reasonable contingency fund so as to assure that there will, during all times in such year, be sufficient sums available in the Account to meet the expenditures described in paragraph (1),
he shall certify the amount of such excess to the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of the Treasury shall transfer, from the Account to the general fund of the Treasury, an amount equal to such excess.
(f) The Secretary of Labor is authorized to establish such rules and regulations as may be necessary or appropriate to carry out the provisions of this section.
(g) Any funds appropriated after the establishment of the Account, for the making of payments for which expenditures are authorized to be made from moneys in the Account, shall be made to the Account; and there are hereby authorized to be appropriated to the Account, from time to time, such sums as may be necessary to assure that there will, at all times, be sufficient sums available in the Account to meet the expenditures authorized to be made from moneys therein.
(h) For purposes of this section, the term “Federal service” includes Federal service as defined in section 8521 (a).

Source

(Added Pub. L. 96–499, title X, § 1023(b),Dec. 5, 1980, 94 Stat. 2657; amended Pub. L. 97–362, title II, § 202(a),Oct. 25, 1982, 96 Stat. 1732; Pub. L. 102–318, title V, § 532(a),July 3, 1992, 106 Stat. 317.)
References in Text

Sections 909 and 904 of the Social Security Act, referred to in subsec. (a), are classified to sections 1109 and 1104, respectively, of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare.
Amendments

1992—Subsec. (c)(3). Pub. L. 102–318added par. (3).
1982—Subsecs. (b), (c)(1). Pub. L. 97–362, § 202(a)(1), substituted “chapter” for “subchapter” wherever appearing.
Subsec. (h). Pub. L. 97–362, § 202(a)(2), added subsec. (h).
Effective Date of 1992 Amendment

Pub. L. 102–318, title V, § 532(b),July 3, 1992, 106 Stat. 317, provided that: “The amendment made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall apply to failures outstanding on the date of the enactment of this Act [July 3, 1992] or at any time thereafter.”
Effective Date of 1982 Amendment

Pub. L. 97–362, title II, § 202(b)(1),Oct. 25, 1982, 96 Stat. 1733, provided that: “The amendments made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall take effect on October 1, 1983.”
Transfer of Appropriated Unemployment Compensation Funds

Pub. L. 97–362, title II, § 202(b)(2),Oct. 25, 1982, 96 Stat. 1733, provided that: “All funds appropriated which are available (on October 1, 1983) for the making of payments to States under chapter 85 of title 5, United States Code, on the basis of Federal service (as defined in section 8521(a) of such title 5) or for the making of payments under such chapter on the basis of such service in States which do not have in effect an agreement under such chapter, shall be transferred on such date to the Federal Employees Compensation Account established by section 909 of the Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. 1109]. On and after such date, all payments described in the preceding sentence shall be made from such account as provided by section 8509 of such title 5.”
Pub. L. 96–499, title X, § 1023(c),Dec. 5, 1980, 94 Stat. 2658, provided that: “All funds appropriated which are available for the making of payments to States after December 31, 1980, pursuant to agreements entered into under subchapter I of chapter 85 of title 5, United States Code, or for the making of payments after such date of compensation under such subchapter in States which do not have in effect such an agreement, shall be transferred on January 1, 1981, to the Federal Employees Compensation Account established by section 909 of the Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. 1109]. On and after such date, all payments described in the preceding sentence shall be made from such Account as provided by section 8509 of title 5, United States Code.”

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