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Congress Considering Change in Calculating Retiree Benefit Increases

By on March 1, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Congress Considering Change in Calculating Retiree Benefit Increases

Recently introduced legislation would require the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) methodology used in computing federal employee retirement benefits to change. Here is an explanation of the changes being proposed.

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Legislation Reintroduced to Give Federal Employees 6 Weeks of Paid Parental Leave

By on February 13, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Legislation Reintroduced to Give Federal Employees 6 Weeks of Paid Parental Leave

Legislation has been reintroduced in the new Congress to give federal employees six weeks of paid parental leave for the birth or adoption of a child.

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Deals and Discounts That All Federal Retirees Should Know About

By on February 13, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Deals and Discounts That All Federal Retirees Should Know About

The author has compiled a list of discounts available to retired federal employees on things such as travel, computers, and restaurants.

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Legislation Introduced to Reform Postal Employees’ Benefits

By on February 1, 2017 in Agency News, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Legislation Introduced to Reform Postal Employees’ Benefits

Legislation has been introduced in the House that would make a number of reforms to the Postal Service including changes to current and retired Postal employees’ benefits.

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NARFE Says Bill Targeting Tax Delinquent Federal Employees Addresses a ‘Problem That Doesn’t Exist’

By on January 31, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
NARFE Says Bill Targeting Tax Delinquent Federal Employees Addresses a ‘Problem That Doesn’t Exist’

NARFE sent a letter to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform this week in opposition to legislation that would prohibit tax delinquent federal employees from being employed by the federal government.

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Details Announced About Trump’s Hiring Freeze

By on January 23, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Details Announced About Trump’s Hiring Freeze

President Trump has announced a federal hiring freeze as a first step in a plan to reduce the size of the federal workforce. The White House memo offers details on how the freeze will work.

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Democrats Ask Trump To Reconsider Federal Hiring Freeze

By on January 11, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Democrats Ask Trump To Reconsider Federal Hiring Freeze

A large group of House Democrats recently sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump asking that he reconsider plans to impose a federal hiring freeze upon taking office on January 20.

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Combatting Rise in Medicare Part B Premiums for Federal Retirees

By on December 7, 2016 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Combatting Rise in Medicare Part B Premiums for Federal Retirees

Some federal retirees may be impacted by a significant increase in Medicare Part B premiums. A bill has been introduced to minimize the impact.

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How Bad Are the Changes to FEHB Plan Benefits for 2017?

By on December 5, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
How Bad Are the Changes to FEHB Plan Benefits for 2017?

The average premium increase for premiums under the FEHB will be 6.2% in 2017. There are also many changes to plans in the program. The author describes some of these changes and how to find them for your preferred health plan.

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NARFE President Testifies on Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program Premium Increases

By on November 30, 2016 in Current Events, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
NARFE President Testifies on Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program Premium Increases

Many federal employees are facing steep hikes in their long term care insurance premiums. The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association provided suggestions at a Congressional hearing for ways to address the situation.

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