Federal Employee News

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Reservist Income Replacement Program for Federal Employees

Article Title: Reservist Income Replacement Program for Federal Employees

A memorandum was released on 3/3/2011 to heads of executive departments and agencies relating to 'Recent Pay-Related Legislative Changes'. The memo identifies several changes in Federal employee pay administration resulting from the enactment of the Ike Skelton National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2011 (Public Law 111-383, January 7, 2011). The following is the text of the memo relating to Reservist Income:

  • Sections 601 and 611 amend the Reserve Income Replacement Program authority under 37 U.S.C. 910. The Reserve Income Replacement Program is administered by the Department of Defense and provides income replacement payments for certain reserve component members experiencing extended and frequent mobilization for active duty service.

    Subsection 601(a) amends 37 U.S.C. 910(b) to clarify that a civilian employee of the Federal Government who is also a member of a reserve component is not entitled to a payment under section 910(b) for any period for which the employee is entitled to (1) a reservist differential payment under 5 U.S.C. 5538, or (2) a comparable benefit under an administratively established program for civilian employees absent from a position of employment with the Federal Government in order to perform active duty in the uniformed services.

    Subsection 611(7) amends 37 U.S.C. 910(g) to extend the expiration date for the Reserve Income Replacement Program from December 31, 2010 to December 31, 2011.

  • Source: http://www.chcoc.gov/transmittals/TransmittalDetails.aspx?TransmittalID=3567 Reservist Income Replacement