Tag: FERS

Is it Time to Change Federal Retirement Benefits?

By on March 22, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Is it Time to Change Federal Retirement Benefits?

Proposals to cut retirement benefits appear periodically. The author discusses some recent ones and what they might mean for federal employees.

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Details Revealed on Proposed Benefits Cuts

By on March 18, 2019 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Details Revealed on Proposed Benefits Cuts

More details have been revealed about the suggested cuts to federal employees’ benefits along with the rationale for the proposals.

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Benefits Cuts from 2020 Budget Mirror Past Proposals

By on March 16, 2019 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Benefits Cuts from 2020 Budget Mirror Past Proposals

Recent proposed cuts to federal employees’ benefits appear to be the same as ones from past budget proposals. Here is a recap.

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Don’t Hold Your Breath

By on February 27, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Don’t Hold Your Breath

The author says that while a couple of bills that would boost federal retirement benefits are welcome news, they are unlikely to become law.

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How Congress’s Retirement Plan Compares To Yours

on February 24, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The author digs into the details of the retirement plans that Members of Congress get under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS).

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What Portion Do You Get Back from the FERS Refund?

By on February 23, 2019 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
What Portion Do You Get Back from the FERS Refund?

If you take the FERS refund, what portion of the contributions do you get back?

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The Future of the Retirement Backlog

By on February 21, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The Future of the Retirement Backlog

The author says that the retirement backlog at OPM is projected to get worse, and he proposes a solution which he says could reduce the backlog quickly.

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FERS Disability Retirement: SF 3112B: Supervisor’s Statement

By on February 21, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
FERS Disability Retirement: SF 3112B: Supervisor’s Statement

Your supervisor’s affidavit is a key component of a FERS Disability Retirement application. The author explains how this works.

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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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FERS OPM Disability Retirement: Legal Sufficiency

By on February 16, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
FERS OPM Disability Retirement: Legal Sufficiency

What constitutes “legal sufficiency” in a FERS Disability Retirement application?

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