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Title 5: Administrative Personnel
§838.501 Purpose and scope.
This subpart regulates the requirements that a court order directed at or barring a refund of employee contributions must meet to be a court order acceptable for processing.
(a) A court order is directed at a refund of employee contributions if it awards a former spouse a portion of a refund of employee contributions.
(b) A court order bars a refund of employee contributions if it prohibits payment of a refund of employee contributions to preserve a former spouse's court-awarded entitlement to a portion of an employee annuity or to a former spouse survivor annuity.