Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 116 Part 2.djvu/600

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116 STAT. 1382 PUBLIC LAW 107-228—SEPT. 30, 2002 (4) NOTIFICATION AND ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS.— (A) IN GENERAL. —The Office of Personnel Management shall take such action as may be necessary and appropriate to inform individuals entitled to have any service credited under this section, or to have any annuity computed or recomputed under this section, of their entitlement to such credit, computation, or recomputation. (B) ASSISTANCE TO INDIVIDUALS.—The Office shall, on request, assist any individual referred to in subparagraph (A) in obtaining from any department, agency, or other instrumentality of the United States such information in the possession of such instrumentality as may be necessary to verify the entitlement of such individual to have any service credited, or to have any annuity computed or recomputed, pursuant to this section. (C) ASSISTANCE FROM INSTRUMENTALITIES. —Any department, agency, or other instrumentality of the United States that possesses any information with respect to any service described in subsection (a) shall, at the request of the Office, furnish such information to the Office. (c) DEFINITIONS. —In this section: (1) ABROAD.— The term "abroad" has the meaning given such term under section 102 of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (22 U.S.C. 3902). (2) BASIC PAY.—The term "basic pay" has the meaning given such term under section 8401 of title 5, United States Code. (3) CIVIL SERVICE RETIREMENT AND DISABILITY FUND. —The term "Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund" or "Fund" means the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund under section 8348 of title 5, United States Code. (4) TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT.— The term "temporary appointment" means an appointment that is limited by its terms to a period of one year or less. (d) RULE OF CONSTRUCTION. —Nothing in this section shall be considered to permit or require the malang of any contributions to the Thrift Savings Fund that would not otherwise have been permitted or required had this section not been enacted. (e) APPLICABILITY.— (1) ANNUITIES COMMENCING ON OR AFTER EFFECTIVE DATE OF IMPLEMENTING REGULATIONS. —An annuity or survivor annuity— (A) which is based on the service of an individual who performed service described in subsection (a), and (B) which commences on or after the effective date of the regulations prescribed to carry out this section (as determined under subsection (b)(1)(A)), shall (subject to subsection (b)(1)) be computed taking into account all service described in subsection (a) that was performed by such individual. (2) ANNUITIES WITH COMMENCEMENT DATE PRECEDING EFFECTIVE DATE OF IMPLEMENTING REGULATIONS. — (A) RECOMPUTATION CASES.—An annuity or survivor annuity— (i) which is based on the service of an individual who performed service described in subsection (a), and