Tag: COLA

Will 2018 COLA Exceed Federal Employee Raise?

By on July 22, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Will 2018 COLA Exceed Federal Employee Raise?

Current federal employees are likely to receive a smaller pay increase in 2018 than federal retirees.

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What Impact Will the Proposed Cuts to Our Benefits Have on Me?

By on July 20, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
What Impact Will the Proposed Cuts to Our Benefits Have on Me?

I am concerned about proposed cuts to my benefits. What will this mean for my salary and what can I do in the meantime?

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House Budget Committee Targets Federal Employee Pensions

By on July 19, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
House Budget Committee Targets Federal Employee Pensions

The House Budget Committee’s 2018 budget proposal suggests reforming civil service pensions to “put them on a better fiscal path.”

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House Republicans Push Back Against Proposed Benefits Cuts

By on June 28, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
House Republicans Push Back Against Proposed Benefits Cuts

A group of House Republicans recently went on record as being against proposed cuts to federal employees’ pay and benefits.

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Annual COLA Inching Toward 2% for January 2018

By on June 19, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Annual COLA Inching Toward 2% for January 2018

The COLA increase for 2018 is edging higher. Here is an outlook for the 2018 COLA and proposals that could impact your current and future federal retirement.

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Letters Express Opposition to Proposed Benefits Cuts

By on June 19, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Letters Express Opposition to Proposed Benefits Cuts

Two letters were sent last week to Congress expressing opposition to proposed cuts to federal employee benefits in the White House’s budget proposal.

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What Can Federal Employees Do to Prevent Proposed Cuts to Their Retirement Benefits?

By on June 14, 2017 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
What Can Federal Employees Do to Prevent Proposed Cuts to Their Retirement Benefits?

I’m worried about recent proposed cuts to federal retirement benefits. Is there anything federal employees can do to prevent this from happening?

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2.1% COLA in 2018?

By on June 7, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
2.1% COLA in 2018?

One organization estimates the COLA for 2018 will be 2.1%.

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Tentative Agreement Announced to Give Postal Employees a Pay Raise

By on June 2, 2017 in Agency News, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Tentative Agreement Announced to Give Postal Employees a Pay Raise

The National Association of Letter Carriers recently announced a tentative agreement that would give pay raises and COLAs to a number of Postal employees.

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From COLA to Diet COLA: What the Budget Proposal Means for Your Retirement

By on May 31, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
From COLA to Diet COLA: What the Budget Proposal Means for Your Retirement

The author says that the proposed COLA cuts in the White House budget proposal are neither fair nor warranted. He offers a better solution.

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