Skip to main content

View Diary: Justice Scalia solves the contraception debate (178 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Social Security originally applied only (0+ / 0-)

    to wage earners. All professionals - lawyers, doctors, teachers, accountants, etc - were exempted, as were all state and federal employees. As the Act was extended to include more and more workers, various employers, like school systems, were given the option to either come into the Social Security system, but if they did not, they were required to put in place a similar retirement/disability system.  Don't know for a fact, but it sounds like that may be what happened in your college. For instance, in 1984, all federal employees were given the option to either stay in the old Civil Service Retirement System [CSRS], or switch to Federal Employees Retirement System [FERS], which is Social Security. After 1884, all new federal employee hires were automatically enrolled in FERS. They did not have the option to enroll in CSRS.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site