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Will I Be Included in the Proposed Benefits Cuts?

By on February 25, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Will I Be Included in the Proposed Benefits Cuts?

Benefits cuts for federal employees have once again made their way into the latest budget proposal. What can federal employees do in the meantime?

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What’s the Impact of the [PROPOSED] FERS Benefit Cuts?

By on February 18, 2018 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
What’s the Impact of the [PROPOSED] FERS Benefit Cuts?

The White House’s 2019 budget outlined a number of proposed cuts to federal employees’ benefits. How much of an impact would these have on your retirement?

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Substantial Cuts to Federal Employee Benefits Proposed in FY 2019 Budget

By on February 12, 2018 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Substantial Cuts to Federal Employee Benefits Proposed in FY 2019 Budget

As anticipated, the FY 2019 budget proposal from the White House outlines proposed benefits changes for federal employees. Here is a summary.

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A Chained CPI and Federal Employee Retirement COLAs

By on January 14, 2018 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
A Chained CPI and Federal Employee Retirement COLAs

The chained CPI has been incorporated into the federal tax system. What does this mean, and will it have an impact on the COLA calculations for federal retirees?

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Year in Review: 2017 and Its Impact on Federal Employees

By on December 31, 2017 in Human Resources, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Year in Review: 2017 and Its Impact on Federal Employees

What were the most popular topics for federal employees in 2017? As a whole, this group is downbeat and concerned about possible changes to pay and benefits.

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Why Are Current Federal Employees Not Getting the Same Raise as Federal Retirees?

By on December 13, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Q&A with 0 Comments
Why Are Current Federal Employees Not Getting the Same Raise as Federal Retirees?

Federal retirees will get a higher pay raise next year than what is proposed for current federal employees. I feel this is unfair; why is this the case?

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Veterans are Getting a COLA for Veterans Day

By on November 11, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Veterans are Getting a COLA for Veterans Day

A bill recently signed into law provides a cost of living adjustment to veterans for some of their benefits.

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Federal Retirees: Will You Receive a Full or Prorated COLA?

By on October 18, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Federal Retirees: Will You Receive a Full or Prorated COLA?

The 2018 COLA increase will be reflected in payments for federal retirees in January 2018. Some will receive a full COLA; others will receive a prorated COLA.

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Seniors’ Security Act Takes Retirees Into Unknown Territory

By on October 18, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Seniors’ Security Act Takes Retirees Into Unknown Territory

Another attempt is being made in Congress to change COLA increases to use the CPI-E in an effort to help retirees. Is this a good idea?

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Hurricanes in August and September Dramatically Impacted 2018 COLA

By on October 15, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Hurricanes in August and September Dramatically Impacted 2018 COLA

Two major hurricanes were a big factor in a higher COLA for federal retirees in 2018. The author explains how this happened.

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