Acquisition Letters (ALs) are issued under the authorities of the Senior Procurement Executives of DOE and NNSA. ALs are intended for use by procurement professionals of DOE and NNSA, primarily Contracting Officers, and other officials involved in the acquisition process. Only DOE and NNSA Contracting Officers make definitive interpretations of how ALs affect DOE and NNSA contracts and related procedures. ALs are effective upon issuance and until rescinded.

DOE Policy on Contractor Defined Benefit Pension Plans Participation



What is the purpose of this AL/FAL?

The purpose of this AL/FAL is to provide guidance regarding:

  1. The continued participation of DOE contractor incumbent employees in an existing defined benefit pension plan when a new contractor is awarded a DOE contract where DOE had required the outgoing contractor to become a sponsor of a defined benefit pension plan.
  2. The permitting of incumbent contractor employees to remain in their pension plans.