Tag: CSRS

Anticipating the 2020 COLA

June 15, 2019 8:19 AM
Anticipating the 2020 COLA

What is the likelihood that COLA recipients see an increase in their annuity payments in January?

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CSRS Offset: An Explanation of the Basics

April 2, 2019 2:00 PM
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

February 21, 2019 9:32 AM
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

December 10, 2018 2:46 PM
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’

December 8, 2018 1:12 PM
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?

October 31, 2018 2:39 PM
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

October 22, 2018 3:35 PM
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?

September 29, 2018 5:45 PM
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?

July 10, 2018 3:42 PM
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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3 Bad Days or 6 Lucky Numbers

June 11, 2018 2:13 PM
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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