Important issues for all Federal Employees within the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act

Far too often Federal Employees are cut out of the loop when legislation is debated because of hidden addendums within existing bills. The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act is one example of unseen issues that are important to all Federal Employees.
It is absolutely vital that the Senate retain the federal employee provisions contained in the House-passed version of the bill as they debate this legislation.
Below find provided a list of the federal employee provisions contained in H.R. 1256.
The Senate bill must retain:
– the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) sick leave credit
– a redeposit option for former FERS employees returning to the civil service
– establishment of a Roth IRA option for Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participants
– automatic enrollment in the TSP for new federal employees

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Jim Mahlmann
FMA National
Vice President

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I would like to see automatic enrollment taken out of the bill. I don’t think the federal government has the authority to tell us how to spend our money. We worked and earned our pay. We should have the freedom to decide how we spend the pay. We don’t need a 10% penalty/tax on money that we worked for and earned and did not decide to invest.

Just give us the cash. Say, thank you for good effort. We are quite competent to spend and invest ourselves.

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