Tag: COLA

How is the Annual COLA Different from an Annual Pay Raise?

By on October 15, 2018 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
How is the Annual COLA Different from an Annual Pay Raise?

Feedback we get indicates there is confusion about differences between the annual COLA and pay raise (understandably so). The author explains the differences.

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2019 to Have Largest COLA Increase in 7 Years

By on October 11, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
2019 to Have Largest COLA Increase in 7 Years

What will the COLA increase be in 2019? Here is the new figure based on data just released early this morning.

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Largest COLA Increase Since 2012?

By on September 14, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Largest COLA Increase Since 2012?

The COLA payments starting in January 2019 will probably include the largest increase since 2012.

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4 Things to Know About Your FERS Annuity

By on August 22, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
4 Things to Know About Your FERS Annuity

Are you aware of these four key elements of your FERS annuity?

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Calculating the 2019 COLA Increase

By on August 14, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Calculating the 2019 COLA Increase

How is the COLA calculated and what can federal retirees likely expect for next year?

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Who’s to Blame? Will Feds be Culpable for Lower Income and Lost Benefits?

By on June 5, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Who’s to Blame? Will Feds be Culpable for Lower Income and Lost Benefits?

Recent news about proposed benefits cuts has many current and former federal employees worried. How might they impact one’s retirement if enacted?

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Observations on OPM’s Recommended Adjustments to Federal Employee Benefits

By on June 4, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Observations on OPM’s Recommended Adjustments to Federal Employee Benefits

Recent proposals would make cuts to federal employees’ benefits should they come to pass. The author analyzes their impact through a financial planning perspective.

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Will Proposed Compensation Changes Help or Hurt Federal Hiring?

By on May 20, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Will Proposed Compensation Changes Help or Hurt Federal Hiring?

The author offers an analysis of the recent proposals to reduce retirement benefits as they relate to pay and recruiting.

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House Committee Hearing Addresses Proposed Benefits Cuts

By on May 17, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

A hearing held by a House Committee yesterday addressed recent proposals to cut federal employees’ retirement benefits.

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OPM Proposes Changes to Bring Federal Benefits Closer to Private Sector

By on May 7, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
OPM Proposes Changes to Bring Federal Benefits Closer to Private Sector

Major changes to federal employee benefits would save about $143,509,000,000 over ten years according to new legislative proposals from OPM director Jeff Pon.

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