COLA

  • Retirees brace for peanut-sized COLA

    It’s good news, bad news time again for federal retirees and folks who get Social Security, and as per usual Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it’s the same thing.

  • Spending an almost invisible COLA

    If you’re a retired fed, odds are you wear glasses, which Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says you’re gonna need to see your next cost-of-living adjustment.

  • Being a fed: When no news really is good news

    Ever wonder where the expression “no news is good news” came from? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey thinks it’s either a 17th century English king or a 2016 federal worker.

  • New union contract ensures pay raises, COLAs for postal workers

    The American Postal Workers Union concluded a two year contract negotiation, securing pay raises, Cost of Living Adjustments, job security commitments and more for its members.

  • 2017 COLA: What are the odds?

    The 2017 federal pay raise is looking good, but Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says retirees are still in limbo concerning their January cost-of-living adjustment.

  • Sticker shock: Brace yourself

    If you work for the government, how well do you handle sticker shock? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says feds and retirees are about to get some bad news.

  • January pay raise on target; retiree COLA on life support

    When it comes to the 2017 pay raise and cost-of-living adjustment for federal workers and retirees, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says one is on target and the other is on life support.

  • On a clear day, you can see your pay raise; COLA outlook cloudy

    If federal benefits were reported like the weather, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the outlook for a pay raise is good but the retiree COLA is cloudy.

  • What’s on your menu: Diet raise or no-cal COLA?

    If you could choose between a diet pay raise and a no-cal cost-of-living adjustment, which would you pick? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it’s a good problem to have.

  • Fed retirees: Nervous outside the civil service

    What do federal retirees have in common with Marie Antoinette? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the answer is not a piece of cake.