[section]8348(j)(3)) governing the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund (CSRDF) states that
The statutory text (5 USC [section]8909(c)) governing the Postal Service Retiree Health Benefit Fund (PSRHDF) states that investments "shall be made in the same manner" as those in the CSRDF.
In addition, an employee may be required to make a deposit to the CSRDF for their military service to be credited toward a civil service retirement annuity.
While the CSRS employees contribute the full 7% to the CSRDF, those employees under FERS pay .8% to CSRDR and 6.2% of their pay to the Social Security trust fund.
1, 1982, are allowed to make a CSRDF deposit in an amount equal to the total deductions they would have made had they been in civil service instead of the military.
1, 1982, must make their deposit to the CSRDF prior to separating from federal service or their federal retirement annuities will be reduced when they are eligible for Social Security.
Prior to separation from federal employment, all deposits for any military service must be paid to the CSRDF.