Sending Office: Honorable Peter T. King
Sent By:
Ryan.Woodward@mail.house.gov

Supported by the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA)

Dear Colleague:

Please join us in cosponsoring legislation to ensure that our nation’s critical law enforcement personnel receive the retirement compensation they deserve.

Although federal law enforcement officers are expected to respond at any time of the day or night, their overtime compensation is limited by caps established in federal law.1 As a result, many federal law enforcement officers and criminal investigators work
significant amounts of overtime hours each year for which they are not compensated.

That is why we are introducing the Law Enforcement Officer Fair Retirement Act.
This legislation would address this problem by allowing LEOs to elect to have the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) consider the full value of overtime compensation accrued in calculating CSRS/FERS annuity. This is not a pay raise; it merely allows
all overtime hours to be counted when calculating retirement benefits.

Law enforcement officers that elect to receive annuity pay under the new calculation would be required to pay a lump sum to OPM. This lump sum is equal to the difference between what the officer would have contributed towards retirement had he or she received
premium pay during the three years used to determine average pay for the purposes of retirement, and what the officer actually contributed during those three years. The law enforcement officer would receive a non-refundable tax credit equal to the lump sum
payment.

Federal law enforcement officers spend their careers willingly placing themselves in harm’s way for our protection. The least we can do is make sure that the long, unscheduled hours they spend away from their families are fairly compensated.

To sign on as a cosponsor, please contact Ryan Woodward of Rep. King’s staff at Ryan.Wood ward@mail.house.gov or Dylan Sodaro of Rep. Pascrell’s staff at Dylan.Sodaro@mail.house.gov.

Sincerely,

 

 

PETER T. KING                                                    BILL PASCRELL, JR.

                                                     Member of Congress                                               Member of Congress

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