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Guidelines for Settlement of Federal Personnel Actions Involving Civil Service Retirement Benefits


We hope that this general guidance clearly outlines OPM's interests and concerns in agency litigation. Our goal is to help structure settlements that are consistent with all Federal personnel laws, including those civil service benefit laws that are OPM's responsibility. We encourage you to consult with OPM about specific issues as you begin to consider and draft settlement language. OPM encourages amicable settlements of personnel disputes, and will work with you to structure settlements that are fair, equitable, and consistent with Federal personnel law and the integrity of Federal benefits programs.

For specific inquiries, please contact:

Associate General Counsel Alan Miller OR Special Counsel Earl Sanders

U.S. Office of Personnel Management
Office of General Counsel
Compensation, Benefits, Products & Services Division
Room 7351
1900 E Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20415-1300

The telephone number is (202) 606-1700, and the fax number is (202) 606-0082.