First COLA in Three Years for Federal Retirees

October 6, 2011 12:01 PM

Inflation has been very low for the past two years and federal retirees and those receiving Social Security payments have not had an increase. That is likely to change in 2012. Here’s why and how much.

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Deficit Reduction Commission Proposals Are Still Around: What Will It Mean for Your Pay and Benefits?

The deficit reduction commission made a number of proposals late last year, including some that would impact federal pay and benefits. President Obama has not endorsed the recommendations. That may be about to change. Here is a summary of proposals from this commission that would impact the federal workforce and retirement programs.

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Proposed Cuts to Your Retirement COLA

April 12, 2011 5:14 PM

Recent recommendations in Congress could have a negative impact on the cost of living adjustment (COLA) for federal employee retirees.

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‘Honest Solutions’ (and a COLA Cut)

April 8, 2011 4:36 PM

The Republican Study Committee has released a budget proposal that would make $9.1 trillion in spending cuts, some of which would impact federal employees.

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What About Your 2011 COLA? Forget About It!

September 21, 2010 8:26 AM

What is the current likelihood of a COLA increase in 2011? The prospects aren’t looking good. Here’s why.

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2011 Financial Questions (And Some Answers) for Federal Employees

Will you get a COLA as a federal retiree in 2011? Will federal employees get a pay raise in 2011? How much will your health insurance premium go up in 2011?

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2011 COLA Update

May 25, 2010 6:50 AM

If you are a retired federal employee, you may be wondering about a cost of living increase in your check in 2011. For those readers who have sent in this question, here is an answer you may not want to hear.

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What Happened to My COLA for 2010?

December 27, 2009 1:53 PM

We have received questions from readers, perhaps because OPM is now distributing its annual “Notice of Annuity Adjustment,” inquiring about why there is no COLA increase for federal retirees in 2010 when the average federal employee is getting a raise.

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Pay, COLAs and Your 2009 Paycheck

COLA’s and pay raises are of interest to virtually all of our readers. There is also confusion about who gets what increase. Here is a brief explanation of the 2009 COLA and the 2009 federal employee pay raise–and why you do not get both a pay raise and a COLA.

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2009 COLA Jumping 5.8% for Some Federal Retirees

October 16, 2008 7:46 AM

How much of an increase will federal retirees receive next year? At 5.8%, it will be the highest increase in about 25 years. Here is a summary of which groups will get the full increase and who will not receive the full benefit of next year’s COLA.

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