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Frequently Asked Questions Benefits for LGBT Federal Employees and Annuitants

Is my same-sex domestic partner qualified to be considered as a family member for the noncompetitive appointments that are made available to the family members of employees returning from overseas assignments?

OPM has published amendments to its regulations to establish that an employee's same-sex domestic partner qualifies, and should be treated as, a family member for purposes of eligibility for noncompetitive appointment based on overseas employment, as provided in section 315.608 of title 5, Code of Federal Regulations.  See 5 CFR 315.608(e), published electronically at

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