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For 2023, federal retirees will see largest COLA increase in over 40 years

The cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, for 2023 will increase 8.7% for CSRS retirees and Social Security recipients, while FERS retirees will receive…

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

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Good news, Congress is away. Bad news, they’ll be back!

Despite tough talk from Congress and the White House, the federal employee benefits package has so-far remained untouched.

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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2019, photo, the Capitol Dome is seen through a skylight in the Capitol Visitors Center in Washington. Last User: The government shutdown is in many ways wreaking havoc: Hundreds of thousands of federal employees don’t know when they’ll see their next paycheck, and low-income Americans who rely on the federal safety net worry about whether they’ll make ends meet should the stalemate in Washington carry on another month. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

New pay ‘gap’: Congress and you!

Going a decade without a raise has obviously made some lawmakers resentful of federal workers, at least when it comes to setting an amount and actually…

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January 2020 cost-of-living adjustment inching upward

The slight upward creep in living costs in the first four months of this year points to a modest January 2020 cost-of-living adjustment.

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