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Cutting the Red Tape
Constituent casework is one of the most important
services provided by your 4th Congressional District Office. If
you are experiencing difficulties with a federal agency, please
give us a call. We'll help you cut through
the red tape. Here's a recent casework success story:
A distraught Civil Service retiree from Decatur came
to our office in January with a notice from the Office of Personnel
Management (OPM) indicating that he owed the federal government
$30,000 in overpayments. It was alleged that the overpayments had
been made to him in his monthly retirement check.
constituent had been presented with two choices by OPM: 1) immediately
repay the entire debt; or, 2) designate OPM as the beneficiary on
his life insurance policy, both of which were unacceptable.
The Congresswoman wrote a letter to the director of the OPM on behalf
of the constituent requesting an explanation of the alleged overpayment.
The review revealed a computer error and the debt was immediately
absolved. Due to the Congresswoman's efforts, this grateful retiree
will not face any further collection action
you interested in a college internship?
Internships can help lauch your career. If you are
interested in a career in law, government, foreign service or other
public policy areas you may want to participate in this program.
Most colleges and universities allow course credit for work performed
with a Member of Congress.
If you are interested in participating in our College Internship
Program please contact either our Washington,
D.C. or Decatur, Georgia office and
ask for the Intern Coordinator.