Distributing Retirement Benefits of Railroad Workers via Partition Orders

The Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) replaced the Social Security Act for establishing the kinds of benefits railroad workers earn during their careers in the field.  The plans which the employees participate are administered by the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) which is an independent entity from the rest of the Executive Branch of government. The RRB […]

What is a CSRS Order and What Can it Accomplish

For employees of the federal government, there are 2 different benefit systems in which the employees may accrue their retirement benefits.  Civil servants maintain their funds in the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), and other federal employees are in the Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS). Just as qualified domestic relations orders (QDROs) govern division of […]