Employee Contribution Elections and Contribution Allocations; Methods of Withdrawing Funds From the Thrift Savings Plan, 24785 [2010-10700]

Download as PDF 24785 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 75, No. 87 Thursday, May 6, 2010 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each week. Regulatory Flexibility Act FEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARD 5 CFR Parts 1600 and 1650 Employee Contribution Elections and Contribution Allocations; Methods of Withdrawing Funds From the Thrift Savings Plan AGENCY: Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. ACTION: Correcting amendments. This document contains corrections to final regulations, which were published in the Federal Register of June 14, 2003 (68 FR 35492) and April 25, 2005 (70 FR 21290). As published, the final regulations contain errors or omissions that may be misleading and need to be clarified. DATES: Effective on May 6, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurissa Stokes at 202–942–1645. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Agency administers the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), which was established by the Federal Employees’ Retirement System Act of 1986 (FERSA), Public Law 99–335, 100 Stat. 514. The TSP provisions of FERSA are codified, as amended, largely at 5 U.S.C. 8351 and 8401–79. The TSP is a tax-deferred retirement savings plan for Federal civilian employees and members of the uniformed services. The TSP is similar to cash or deferred arrangements established for private-sector employees under section 401(k) of the Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. 401(k)). The final regulations that are the subject of these corrections were published in the Federal Register on June 14, 2003 (68 FR 35492) and April 25, 2005 (70 FR 21290). As published, the final regulations contain errors or omissions that may be misleading and need to be clarified. Section 1600.11 of 5 CFR contains a cross-reference to section 1600.14 of 5 emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:09 May 05, 2010 Jkt 220001 CFR. Instead it should cross-reference section 1600.12. This final rule corrects the erroneous cross-reference in § 1600.11. Section 1650.31(b) of 5 CFR contains a typographical error. This final rule amends the word ‘‘tradition’’ to read ‘‘traditional.’’ I certify that this regulation will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. This regulation will affect Federal employees and members of the uniformed services who participate in the Thrift Savings Plan, which is a Federal defined contribution retirement savings plan created under the Federal Employees’ Retirement System Act of 1986 (FERSA), Public Law 99–335, 100 Stat. 514, and which is administered by the Agency. Paperwork Reduction Act 5 CFR Part 1650 Alimony, Claims, Government employees, Pensions, Retirement. Gregory T. Long, Executive Director, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. Accordingly, 5 CFR parts 1600 and 1650 are corrected by making the following correcting amendments: ■ PART 1600—EMPLOYEE CONTRIBUTION ELECTIONS AND CONTRIBUTION ALLOCATIONS 1. The authority citation for part 1600 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 8351, 8432(a), 8432(b), 8432(c), 8432(j), 8474(b)(5) and (c)(1), Thrift Savings Plan Enhancement Act of 2009, section 102. 2. Revise paragraph (a) of § 1600.11 to read as follows: ■ § 1600.11 I certify that these regulations do not require additional reporting under the criteria of the Paperwork Reduction Act. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 Pursuant to the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995, 2 U.S.C. 602, 632, 653, 1501–1571, the effects of this regulation on state, local, and tribal governments and the private sector have been assessed. This regulation will not compel the expenditure in any one year of $100 million or more by state, local, and tribal governments, in the aggregate, or by the private sector. Therefore, a statement under section 1532 is not required. Submission to Congress and the Government Accountability Office Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 810(a)(1)(A), the Agency submitted a report containing this rule and other required information to the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Comptroller General of the United States before publication of this rule in the Federal Register. This rule is not a major rule as defined at 5 U.S.C. 804(2). List of Subjects 5 CFR Part 1600 Government employees, Pensions, Retirement. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 Types of elections. (a) Contribution elections. A contribution election must be made pursuant to § 1600.12 and includes the following types of elections: (1) To make employee contributions; (2) To change the amount of employee contributions; or (3) To terminate employee contributions. * * * * * PART 1650—METHODS OF WITHDRAWING FUNDS FROM THE THRIFT SAVINGS PLAN 3. The authority citation for part 1650 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 8351, 8433, 8434, 8435, 8474(b)(5), and 8474(c)(1). 4. Revise paragraph (b) of § 1650.31 to read as follows: ■ § 1650.31 Age-based withdrawals. * * * * * (b) An age-based withdrawal is an eligible rollover distribution, so a participant may request that the TSP transfer all or a portion of the withdrawal to a traditional IRA or an eligible employer plan. * * * * * [FR Doc. 2010–10700 Filed 5–5–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6760–01–P E:\FR\FM\06MYR1.SGM 06MYR1

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Rules and Regulations
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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents 
having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed 
to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published 
under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510.

The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. 
Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each 
week.

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Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 87 / Thursday, May 6, 2010 / Rules 
and Regulations

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FEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARD

5 CFR Parts 1600 and 1650


Employee Contribution Elections and Contribution Allocations; 
Methods of Withdrawing Funds From the Thrift Savings Plan

AGENCY: Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board.

ACTION: Correcting amendments.

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SUMMARY: This document contains corrections to final regulations, which 
were published in the Federal Register of June 14, 2003 (68 FR 35492) 
and April 25, 2005 (70 FR 21290). As published, the final regulations 
contain errors or omissions that may be misleading and need to be 
clarified.

DATES: Effective on May 6, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurissa Stokes at 202-942-1645.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Agency administers the Thrift Savings 
Plan (TSP), which was established by the Federal Employees' Retirement 
System Act of 1986 (FERSA), Public Law 99-335, 100 Stat. 514. The TSP 
provisions of FERSA are codified, as amended, largely at 5 U.S.C. 8351 
and 8401-79. The TSP is a tax-deferred retirement savings plan for 
Federal civilian employees and members of the uniformed services. The 
TSP is similar to cash or deferred arrangements established for 
private-sector employees under section 401(k) of the Internal Revenue 
Code (26 U.S.C. 401(k)).
    The final regulations that are the subject of these corrections 
were published in the Federal Register on June 14, 2003 (68 FR 35492) 
and April 25, 2005 (70 FR 21290). As published, the final regulations 
contain errors or omissions that may be misleading and need to be 
clarified.
    Section 1600.11 of 5 CFR contains a cross-reference to section 
1600.14 of 5 CFR. Instead it should cross-reference section 1600.12. 
This final rule corrects the erroneous cross-reference in Sec.  
1600.11.
    Section 1650.31(b) of 5 CFR contains a typographical error. This 
final rule amends the word ``tradition'' to read ``traditional.''

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    I certify that this regulation will not have a significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities. This regulation will 
affect Federal employees and members of the uniformed services who 
participate in the Thrift Savings Plan, which is a Federal defined 
contribution retirement savings plan created under the Federal 
Employees' Retirement System Act of 1986 (FERSA), Public Law 99-335, 
100 Stat. 514, and which is administered by the Agency.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    I certify that these regulations do not require additional 
reporting under the criteria of the Paperwork Reduction Act.

Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995

    Pursuant to the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995, 2 U.S.C. 602, 
632, 653, 1501-1571, the effects of this regulation on state, local, 
and tribal governments and the private sector have been assessed. This 
regulation will not compel the expenditure in any one year of $100 
million or more by state, local, and tribal governments, in the 
aggregate, or by the private sector. Therefore, a statement under 
section 1532 is not required.

Submission to Congress and the Government Accountability Office

    Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 810(a)(1)(A), the Agency submitted a report 
containing this rule and other required information to the U.S. Senate, 
the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Comptroller General of the 
United States before publication of this rule in the Federal Register. 
This rule is not a major rule as defined at 5 U.S.C. 804(2).

List of Subjects

5 CFR Part 1600

    Government employees, Pensions, Retirement.

5 CFR Part 1650

    Alimony, Claims, Government employees, Pensions, Retirement.

Gregory T. Long,
Executive Director, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board.

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Accordingly, 5 CFR parts 1600 and 1650 are corrected by making the 
following correcting amendments:

PART 1600--EMPLOYEE CONTRIBUTION ELECTIONS AND CONTRIBUTION 
ALLOCATIONS

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1. The authority citation for part 1600 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 8351, 8432(a), 8432(b), 8432(c), 8432(j), 
8474(b)(5) and (c)(1), Thrift Savings Plan Enhancement Act of 2009, 
section 102.


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2. Revise paragraph (a) of Sec.  1600.11 to read as follows:


Sec.  1600.11  Types of elections.

    (a) Contribution elections. A contribution election must be made 
pursuant to Sec.  1600.12 and includes the following types of 
elections:
    (1) To make employee contributions;
    (2) To change the amount of employee contributions; or
    (3) To terminate employee contributions.
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PART 1650--METHODS OF WITHDRAWING FUNDS FROM THE THRIFT SAVINGS 
PLAN

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3. The authority citation for part 1650 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 8351, 8433, 8434, 8435, 8474(b)(5), and 
8474(c)(1).


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4. Revise paragraph (b) of Sec.  1650.31 to read as follows:


Sec.  1650.31  Age-based withdrawals.

* * * * *
    (b) An age-based withdrawal is an eligible rollover distribution, 
so a participant may request that the TSP transfer all or a portion of 
the withdrawal to a traditional IRA or an eligible employer plan.
* * * * *
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