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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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Why Do Current Federal Employees Get a Higher Raise Than Federal Retirees?

By on April 3, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Q&A with 0 Comments
Why Do Current Federal Employees Get a Higher Raise Than Federal Retirees?

Why do current federal employees get a much higher pay raise than federal retirees? I am a retiree and feel that this is unfair.

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2018 Federal Employee Pay Raise and COLAs

By on March 13, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
2018 Federal Employee Pay Raise and COLAs

There is often confusion about the federal employee pay system. Here are some of the common misconceptions and an explanation.

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Legislation Would Provide a COLA to Veterans

By on March 6, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Legislation Would Provide a COLA to Veterans

A pair of bills recently introduced in the House would provide an automatic cost of living adjustment for benefits provided to military veterans and their families.

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COLA Wars

By on March 2, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
COLA Wars

Recently proposed legislation would apply a new COLA for all federal benefits programs. While the bill claims to be an improvement for benefits recipients, the author says that “better” in this case means that everybody would ultimately pay more.

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Congress Considering Change in Calculating Retiree Benefit Increases

By on March 1, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Congress Considering Change in Calculating Retiree Benefit Increases

Recently introduced legislation would require the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) methodology used in computing federal employee retirement benefits to change. Here is an explanation of the changes being proposed.

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Are There Any Proposed Cuts to Benefits of Retired Federal Employees?

By on January 23, 2017 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
Are There Any Proposed Cuts to Benefits of Retired Federal Employees?

I am a federal employee who is already retired under CSRS. Are there any proposals for retirement changes that would impact those of us who have already left federal service?

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Proposed Retirement Changes for Federal Employees

By on January 22, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Proposed Retirement Changes for Federal Employees

Changes are likely to occur in the federal retirement program. Here are some probable proposals that would impact current and future federal retirees.

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Why Isn’t the President Giving Federal Retirees a Higher Raise?

By on January 5, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Q&A with 0 Comments
Why Isn’t the President Giving Federal Retirees a Higher Raise?

Why isn’t the president giving a higher pay raise to federal retirees? I am a federal retiree and seeing current federal employees get a higher raise than me I feel is unfair.

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The Best of 2016

By on December 29, 2016 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
The Best of 2016

The FedSmith.com authors posted many articles in 2016 to keep our readers informed. These are some of our (and your) favorites.

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