Tag: CSRS

Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Over $400k in Pension Benefits

June 20, 2020 11:37 AM
Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Over $400k in Pension Benefits

A Maryland man is facing prison time for spending his dead mother’s government pension payments.

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Preventing Fraud In Federal Retiree Payments

March 9, 2020 9:24 AM
Preventing Fraud In Federal Retiree Payments

A bill has passed Congress to protect people receiving payments under FERS or CSRS from fraud by a person receiving the payment on behalf of the retiree.

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Federal Retirement Benefits on the Chopping Block

February 19, 2020 1:19 PM , Updated March 13, 2020 10:56 AM
Federal Retirement Benefits on the Chopping Block

While the proposed budget cuts to federal employees’ retirement are familiar, the author says they contain a key difference this time.

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Cutting Federal Benefits to Align With Private Sector

February 11, 2020 12:11 PM , Updated February 28, 2020 12:49 PM
Cutting Federal Benefits to Align With Private Sector

The 2021 budget proposes major changes in federal benefits to align more closely with private sector benefits.

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What Taxes Will Federal Employees Have in Retirement?

December 10, 2019 2:40 PM
What Taxes Will Federal Employees Have in Retirement?

What taxes can federal employees expect to pay after they retire from federal service?

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Inflation and its Impact on your Federal Retirement

November 13, 2019 10:24 AM , Updated November 27, 2019 5:00 PM
Inflation and its Impact on your Federal Retirement

Federal retirees receive COLAs on their annuities to help offset inflation, but are there any similar options with your TSP account?

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Federal Retirees Get a 1.6 % COLA for 2020. No One is Applauding

October 30, 2019 1:22 PM , Updated November 11, 2019 6:33 PM
Federal Retirees Get a 1.6 % COLA for 2020. No One is Applauding

The COLA for 2020 has been met with a tepid response. The author explains how it is calculated as well as prospects for seeing higher future COLAs.

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Federal Employees Are Lucky

September 19, 2019 11:42 AM , Updated October 1, 2019 1:55 PM
Federal Employees Are Lucky

The author says that although federal employees may not think of themselves as lucky, they have plenty for which to be thankful.

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The Federal Retirement Process

July 22, 2019 1:48 PM
The Federal Retirement Process

The author describes the retirement planning process for federal employees under both FERS and CSRS.

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Federal Employee Survivor Spousal Checklist

July 9, 2019 5:09 PM
Federal Employee Survivor Spousal Checklist

What should a federal employee’s surviving spouse do when s/he dies? This is a checklist for handling federal benefits.

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