Tag: CSRS

CSRS Offset: An Explanation of the Basics

By on April 2, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
CSRS Offset: An Explanation of the Basics

What is CSRS Offset, and what impact does it have on your pension in retirement?

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Connolly Trying Again to Change FERS COLAs

By on February 21, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Connolly Trying Again to Change FERS COLAs

Legislation has been reintroduced to equalize COLAs paid to federal retirees under FERS and CSRS.

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Military Deposits and Your Annuity

By on December 10, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Military Deposits and Your Annuity

How do military deposits affect FERS and CSRS retirement calculations? Here is an overview.

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IG Labels CSRS Improper Payments ‘High-Risk’

By on December 8, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
IG Labels CSRS Improper Payments ‘High-Risk’

A recent OPM Inspector General’s report said that improper payments made under federal employee retirement systems represent a “high risk.”

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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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