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NARFE Responds To Proposed Postal Reform Legislation Requiring Mandatory Medicare

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association has sharply criticized plans by the House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform to require postal retirees, their spouses and survivors to enroll in Medicare Part B or forfeit their coverage in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.

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Phased Retirement Coming to DoD

Phased retirement may be a solution in search of a problem. Agencies have been slow to implement it and reception by federal employees has been languid. DoD is now moving out to implement the program.

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Changes in Legislation Requiring Mandatory Medicare is an Improvement But Not the Solution Says NARFE

The House version of a postal reform bill in Congress is better than the Senate version according to NARFE, although it thinks neither is ideal. What effect do these bills have on enrollment options in Medicare, and which federal retirees would be impacted?

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Federal Employee Groups Condemn Provisions of the Veterans First Act

May 20, 2016 9:31 AM

Federal employee advocacy groups sent a letter to Senate leaders this week expressing concerns about the Veterans First Act, saying that it would undermine protections for VA employees who are subject to discipline for misconduct or performance.

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What is Worse Than No COLA? A Small COLA

May 3, 2016 1:23 PM , Updated August 21, 2016 8:09 PM
What is Worse Than No COLA? A Small COLA

What are the prospects for a cost of living adjustment (COLA) in 2017 and what are the implications for federal retirees? The author looks at the current situation.

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State Fiscal Problems Threaten Higher Taxes On Federal Pensions

April 17, 2016 10:27 AM

Federal retirees depend on their federal civil service annuity for much of their retirement income, but states facing financial problems may be looking to public sector pensions as a source of new revenue.

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New Guide Shows You How States Will Tax Your Annuity

April 15, 2016 8:30 AM , Updated September 13, 2016 4:50 PM

A new guide from NARFE gives federal employees an overview of state tax rates and how each state treats retirement income with respect to taxation.

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Reaction Mixed as Labor Department Issues Fiduciary Conflicts of Interest Rule

April 7, 2016 11:49 AM

The Labor Department has issued its Conflicts of Interest Rule that requires investment advisers to act in the best interest of their customers rather than themselves. This is a summary of the new rules and reactions from various groups to the changes.

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Obama’s Budget Proposes 1.6% Raise, 6 Weeks Paid Parental Leave for Federal Workforce

February 9, 2016 4:52 PM
Obama’s Budget Proposes 1.6% Raise, 6 Weeks Paid Parental Leave for Federal Workforce

What is in the president’s budget for the federal workforce? Here are several highlights.

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Expanding the Probationary Period For New Federal Employees

January 11, 2016 5:13 PM

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) has asked the House of Representatives’ Oversight and Government Reform Committee to consider extending the probationary period covering new federal employees.

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