Since 1920, Congress has amended CSRS and Social Security to provide benefits for retirees and their dependents.
There have been numerous adjustments to Social Security and CSRS, and both have attempted to ensure military service received credit for the benefit of veterans and their dependents.
In 1986, Congress established the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS) for federal employees who were hired after 1983 or those who elected to transfer from the CSRS to FERS.
We used probabilistic matching of social security numbers, gender, and date of birth to identify VHA users within CSRS database, initially seeking perfect matching on all three identifiers, then progressively relaxing criteria to improve match rates, as described elsewhere (Fleming et al.
To determine whether our matching algorithm had a high sensitivity and specificity, we identified 1,867 VHA users with New York residence who were also Medicare eligible and who had received a CABG through Medicare during the two years of our study (based on claims records in Medicare's MedPAR file) and tested whether they appeared in the CSRS data set.
The Board grants credit under its retirement plan to newly hired employees with previous CSRS and FERS service if the employee renounces benefits under the previous retirement plan (to prevent dual credit).
Future government hires in the second situation (prior Board Plan) would be placed in CSRS Offset as a result of the legislation, where their post-1988 Board service would be creditable.
Employees covered only by CSRS will remain under that system unless they opt to shift to the FERS.
The FERS consists of three benefits--Social Security, CSRS, and a thrift savings plan.
To determine how different the MEDPAR statistical model would be if CSRS information were used to distinguish between complications and comorbidities among secondary diagnoses reported in MEDPAR, and to eliminate all complications from the diagnoses used in the MEDPAR model; also, to compare hospital assessments for the original and enhanced MEDPAR models;
To explore the extent to which MEDPAR could be improved by adding a small group of clinical data elements contained in CSRS to MEDPAR; also, to determine the extent to which the differences in hospital assessments mentioned in item 2 are decreased by the new model with appended clinical risk factors; and
As a result of OPM's analysis, the Administration has proposed legislation that reduces the payments USPS would be required to make for CSRS
benefits from approximately $4.