Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 4.djvu/536

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108 STAT. 3170 PUBLIC LAW 103-353 —OCT. 13, 1994 (2) by striking out the period at the end of subparagraph (F) and inserting in Heu thereof"; or"; and (3) by adding at the end thereof the following new subparagraph: "(G) to benefits under chapter 43 of this title.". SEC. 4. THRIFT SAVINGS PLAN. (a) IN GENERAL.—(1) Title 5, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 8432a the following: ^§ 8432b. Contributions of persons who perform military service ' "(a) This section applies to any employee who— "(1) separates or enters leave-without-pay status in order to perform military service; and "(2) is subsequently restored to or reemployed in a position which is subject to this chapter, pursuant to chapter 43 of title 38. "(b)(1) Each employee to whom this section applies may contribute to the Thrift Savings Fund, in accordance with this subsection, an amount not to exceed the amount described in paragraph (2). "(2) The maximum amount which an employee may contribute under this subsection is equal to— "(A) the contributions under section 8432(a) which would have Ijeen made, over the period beginning on date of separation or commencement of leave-without-pay status (as applicable) and ending on the day before the date of restoration or reemployment (as applicable); reduced by "(B) any contributions under section 8432(a) actually made by such employee over the period described in subparagraph (A). "(3) Contributions under this subsection— "(A) shall be made at the same time and in the same manner as would any contributions under section 8432(a); "(B) shall be made over the period of time specified by the employee under paragraph (4)(B); and "(C) shall be in addition to any contributions then actually being made under section 8432(a). "(4) The Executive Director shall prescribe the time, form, and manner in which an employee may specify— "(A) the total amount such employee wishes to contribute under this subsection with respect to any particular period referred to in paragraph (2)(B); and "(B) the period of time over which the employee wishes to make contributions under this subsection. The employing agency may place a maximum limit on the period of time referred to in subparagraph (B), which cannot be shorter than two times the period referred to in paragraph (2)(B) and not longer than four times such period. "(c) If an employee makes contributions under subsection (b), the employing agency shall make contributions to the Thrift Savings Fund on such employee's behalf— "(1) in the same manner as would be required under section 8432(c)(2) if the employee contributions were being made under section 8432(a); and