5.7% for Retirees in 2009? It May Still Go Higher

July 17, 2008 7:57 AM

Here is a reality check for readers. Inflation is alive and well. Federal retirees are on track for an increase of 5.7% next year–with another three months to go before the final figure is known. Federal employees may get an average of 3.9%–or there may be a continuing resolution that would delay finalizing the budget until 2009.

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

November 19, 2007 8:50 AM

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

August 1, 2006 8:00 AM

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

October 14, 2005 10:10 AM

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

August 18, 2005 10:59 AM

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

September 14, 2004 7:38 AM

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

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