§ 831.202 Continuation of coverage for food serviceemployees of the House of Representatives.
(a) Congressional employees who provide food service operations for the House of Representatives can elect to continue their retirement coverage under subchapter III of chapter 83 of title 5, United States Code, when such food service operations are transferred to a private contractor. These regulations also apply to any successor contractors.
(b)Eligibility requirements. To be eligible for continuation of retirement coverage, an employee must:
(1) Be a Congressional employee (as defined in section 2107 of title 5, United States Code), other than an employee of the Architect of the Capitol, engaged in providing food service operations for the House of Representatives under the administrative control of the Architect of the Capitol;
(2) Be subject to subchapter III of chapter 83 of title 5, United States Code;
(3) Elect to remain covered under civil service retirement provisions no later than the day before the date on which the food service operations transfer from the House of Representatives to a private contractor; and
(4) Become employed to provide food services under contract without a break in service. A “break in service” means a separation from employment of at least three calendar days.
(c)Employee deductions. An employee who elects to continue coverage under title 5 retirement provisions is deemed to consent to deductions from his or her basic pay for the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund in the amount determined in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 8334(k). The employer providing the food services under contract must, in accordance with procedures established by OPM, pay into the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund the amounts deducted from an employee's pay.
(d)Employer contributions. The employer providing food services under contract must, in accordance with procedures established by OPM, pay into the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund amounts equal to any agency contributions that would be required if the individual were a Congressional employee covered by the Civil ServiceRetirement System.