1.9 percent pay raise

  • COLA, yes — pay raise? Maybe

    Today the House is in recess until after Labor Day. Proposed changes in FERS, which would require you to pay 6 percent more for the benefit while cost of living adjustments would be eliminated for retirees, seem less urgent.

  • Conference report for DoD, Labor and Education spending approved; Stopgap funding deal on the table

    Congressional leaders say they have reached agreement on a plan to pass a stopgap government funding bill through Dec. 7, thereby avoiding a partial government shutdown on Oct. 1.

  • Pay-retirement shutdowns: Is October the cruelest month?

    With 12 days until the new fiscal year and less than 50 from the midterm elections, many current and retired federal workers have a lot on their plate.

  • Retirees looking at last full ‘diet COLA?’

    The Trump administration wants to cut costs in the giant federal retirement program by totally eliminating future COLAs for FERS retirees. If it becomes law the 2019 COLA would be the last.

  • NARFE: Protecting your retirement benefits

    The CSRS and FERS programs are considered the jewel in the crown of federal civil service benefits but the Trump administration wants to cut costs in the giant federal retirement program by totally eliminating future COLAs for FERS retirees. NARFE’s Jessica Klement and John Hatton join host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn to discuss what the organization is doing to protect all federal benefits, including the retirement plan. September 18, 2018

  • Pay raise: What are the odds?

    With 43 days until the midterm elections and five days from the fiscal new year, a 1.9 percent pay raise for white collar feds is looking good.

  • Is there a pay raise in your future?

    Federal Managers Association President Renee Johnson and FMA Government and Public Affairs Director Greg Stanford join host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn to discuss what their organization is doing to help secure a 1.9 percent pay raise for white collar feds. September 26, 2018

  • Treading water: Feds need pay raise to pay 2019 health premiums

    Many people will actually pay less for coverage in 2019 than they are paying this year. That’s for sure, and it’s a very big deal.

  • Federal pay raise & December shutdown: What are the odds?

    Find out what has to happen for Congress to approve a pay raise for federal workers and what’s the latest on the Trump Administrations’ plans to re-train what is sees as an aging, tech-challenged workforce on this week’s Your Turn.

  • Feds group gives 4 lawmakers score of ‘0 percent’ for voting on key legislation

    National Active and Retired Federal Employees released its scorecard lawmakers this week according to how they voted on various legislation in the 115th Congress which the organization deemed beneficial or of concern to its members.