NRLCA Legislative team: Buy Back Legislation Introduced

Dear Rural Carrier, On May 2, Reps. Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and Tom Cole (R-OK) introduced the bipartisan H.R. 2478, The Federal Retirement Fairness Act. This bill ensures that federal employees who started their careers as temporary workers – meaning they did not have the ability to make retirement contributions – are granted the opportunity to make catch-up retirement contributions so that they can retire on time. H.R. 2478 has been referred to the Oversight and Reform Committee.

Now we need your help! Please go to the “Grassroots” page under the “Legislative” tab on our website,, to download the pre-written letter and write your member of Congress urging them to co-sponsor this important bill that will allow you to buy back your time spent as an RCA as RCAs prior to 1989 were able to do.

If you do not know your member of Congress, a link can be found in the “Legislative” section of the NRLCA website directing you to the House of Representatives webpage where you can type in your ZIP code. You will also be able to find contact information for your representative. Or, you can call the main line to the House of Representatives at 202-224-3121.

Thank you for your continued support!

The NRLCA Legislative Team

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This is an NALC issue. There’s no link on the nrlca website about it.

I’ve given 20 letters to coworkers to mail but there is a rumor that they will not be received in time. Does anyone know when they will vote on this bill?