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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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2018 Budget Proposes Eliminating COLAs, Increasing Retirement Contributions

By on May 23, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments

The 2018 budget proposal from the White House includes various cuts to federal employee retirement programs. Here is a summary of the proposed changes.

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Scrutinizing Federal Employee Benefits

By on May 21, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Scrutinizing Federal Employee Benefits

Are changes likely to be made to federal employee benefits? New proposals will likely be upsetting to some readers. Here is an analysis.

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Full Social Security Retirement Benefits and a COLA Update

By on April 20, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Full Social Security Retirement Benefits and a COLA Update

Requirements for full Social Security retirement benefits are changing in 2018. Also, here is an update on the 2018 COLA.

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