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How Does the Annual COLA Affect FERS Transferees?

By on October 31, 2018 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
How Does the Annual COLA Affect FERS Transferees?

I am a FERS Transferee. How does the cost of living adjustment (COLA) affect my annuity payment?

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The ‘Best’ Retirement Dates in 2019

By on October 22, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The ‘Best’ Retirement Dates in 2019

What are the “best” dates to retire in 2019? The author offers some important considerations for FERS and CSRS federal employees.

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Is ‘When Actually Employed’ Service Treated Differently From Full-Time Service?

By on September 29, 2018 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
Is ‘When Actually Employed’ Service Treated Differently From Full-Time Service?

Is WAE (When Actually Employed) service treated differently from full-time service?

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What Does ‘Creditable Civilian Service’ Mean?

By on July 10, 2018 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
What Does ‘Creditable Civilian Service’ Mean?

I often see the phrase “creditable civilian service” in FedSmith articles – what does this mean?

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Retirement Cut Proposals Threaten Millions of Federal Workers

on June 12, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Recent proposals would make reductions to many of the retirement benefits for federal employees under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) in an effort to reduce budget deficits. This is a summary of some of the proposals.

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3 Bad Days or 6 Lucky Numbers

By on June 11, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
3 Bad Days or 6 Lucky Numbers

Do you know your lucky numbers for retirement? The author lists six important ones for federal employees in their retirement planning.

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How is Your Retirement Annuity Calculated When Switching From CSRS to FERS?

By on June 11, 2018 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
How is Your Retirement Annuity Calculated When Switching From CSRS to FERS?

How is a retirement annuity calculated for someone who switched from CSRS to FERS?

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Can I Estimate What My Monthly CSRS and Social Security Payments Will Be?

By on March 8, 2018 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
Can I Estimate What My Monthly CSRS and Social Security Payments Will Be?

I’m confused about my 35 years of CSRS Offset and Social Security pensions. Can I estimate how much will I get in monthly pensions from both?

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Substantial Cuts to Federal Employee Benefits Proposed in FY 2019 Budget

By on February 12, 2018 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Substantial Cuts to Federal Employee Benefits Proposed in FY 2019 Budget

As anticipated, the FY 2019 budget proposal from the White House outlines proposed benefits changes for federal employees. Here is a summary.

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How Does the GPO Affect Your Pension?

By on January 18, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
How Does the GPO Affect Your Pension?

What is the Government Pension Offset, and how does it affect your pension?

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