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COLA, COVID, pay raise, shutdown: Time for a time out?

Has your home to work commute returned to pre-pandemic levels? Have you gone from happy home-bound worker to wretched rush hour victim?

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January 2020 cost-of-living adjustment inching upward

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FILE - In this June 17, 2016 file photo, U.S. Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., speaks to the new Oklahoma Highway Patrol Officers during their graduation ceremony in Edmond, Okla. Lankford and Oklahoma's four incumbent GOP U.S. House members who face challengers in this year's general election all have massive fundraising advantages and are heavy favorites in next month's general election. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Trump’s federal retirement cuts ‘dead on arrival,’ not focused on existing employees, senators say

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Familiar cuts to federal pay, retirement, health benefits included in Trump’s proposed 2020 budget

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Water from New York Harbor surrounds the southern tip of New York's Manhattan borough on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, seen from aboard a Staten Island Ferry. Superstorm Sandy roared ashore five years ago, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, devastating the coastlines of New Jersey, New York and parts of Connecticut and becoming one of the costliest storms in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Military COLA payments to shrink significantly in 2019

DoD says roughly 15,000 state-side personnel will receive cost of living adjustments in 2019, down from 28,000 this year.

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House bill would equalize cost-of-living adjustments for federal retirees

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) wants to find parity in annual cost-of-living-adjustments for participants in both the Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS)…

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Democrat Abigail Spanberger claims victory in the 7th district Virginia congressional race while holding her daughter Catherine, 4, during a victory party in Richmond, Va., late Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. She defeated two-term Republican congressman Dave Brat. (Dean Hoffmeyer/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Pay raise, COLA and retirement changes: Can feds make it to 2019?

The metro Washington, D.C. area is now solidly blue and many local members of Congress will be eligible to lead committees that can affect active and retired government employees.

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