Shutdowns, Furloughs, COLAs, Congress and the 2008 Pay Raise

By on November 19, 2007 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

Congress has gone home even though the Senate says it is still technically open for business. While they may enjoy their time away from DC, their departure leaves open the possibility of furloughs in DoD, funding for most federal agencies still up in the air and uncertainty about the 2008 pay raise for current federal employees. Retirees are set though. Enjoy your holiday.

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COLA's, Housing Costs and Lawsuits: How Pay is Determined for Some Federal Employees

By on August 1, 2006 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

Federal employees outside of the contiguous 48 states are paid differently than most FedSmith readers who usually get an annual raise and locality pay. OPM did a survey on housing costs in these areas outside the 48 contiguous states and has published the results.

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4.1%! Fed Retirees Can Look Forward to Bigger Than Expected Increase

By on October 14, 2005 in Retirement with 0 Comments

Many federal retirees can look forward to a larger than expected increase in their annuity check in January 2006.

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COLA’s, Pay Raises and the Federal Community

By on August 18, 2005 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

Some federal retirees may get a higher pay raise than active federal employees in 2006.

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Single Digit Rise in Health Insurance for 2005

By on September 14, 2004 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

Federal employee health insurance premiums going up average of 7.9% in 2005

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