Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., reintroduced legislation last week to fix a loophole causing some Washington, D.C., court employees to lose years of credit towards retirement.

When the D.C. Revitalization Act was passed in 1997, the law required employees of D.C. Superior Court and the D.C. Court of Appeals to participate in the federal pension system. But the law didn’t provide for counting years worked under the former retirement plan. Most employees must put in 25 to 30 years to be fully eligible for benefits; law enforcement officials have a 20-year requirement.

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