I’ve heard rumors that Congress will be changing how our retirement is computed by mandating a “high-five” calculation, rather than a high-three. Is this likely to happen and, if it does, what will it do to our pensions?
No one lives forever, but you will leave survivors. Your federal employee benefits are valuable and can affect those that survive you. The author details what federal workers can expect to happen with regards to their benefits if they pass away after retiring from federal service.
Cutting government spending and reducing our federal debt is a frequent topic addressed by Republican presidential candidates. Here are some specifics from the leading candidates and how this could impact the federal workforce.
In the fourth article in his series on federal retirement, FedSmith.com author Randy Silvey addresses a frequent question he has received from FedSmith.com users: “What are the attributes of a fed focused financial advisor, and where can I find one?”
I plan on retiring with 42 years and 7 months of service in Jan 2017. I will have accumulated 2500 hours of sick leave balance at time of retirement. I am in CSRS, so I was wondering what the increase in my annuity, expressed as a percentage, above the 80% value, would be due to credit for sick leave.
Retired federal employees may be wondering if they will still receive their annuity checks if the government shuts down at the end of the month. This information from the Office of Personnel Management sheds some light on this and other questions federal retirees may have.
Starting in January, most retirees under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), who also are enrolled in Medicare Part B, could see a 52% jump in their monthly Medicare premiums.
A growing percentage of federal employees are either eagerly preparing for or nervously holding off retirement. The author says that you do not want to retire too soon and risk financial ruin in your Golden Years, but you also do not want to wait until too late to retire. He explains some ways to determine the best time to retire that works for you.