cost of living adjustment

  • FERS retirees: Treading water or under it?

    Folks under the old Civil Service Retirement System, like people who get Social Security benefits, are protected from inflation. But most people on the federal pay roll are under FERS.

  • Congressman brushes off idea of feds living paycheck to paycheck

    In today’s Federal Newscast, while some members of Congress are trying to make sure federal employees can get paid during a potential shutdown, don’t expect every member to feel sorry for them.

  • Shutdown game of chicken: What’s in a word?

    Could the likelihood of a government shutdown or a coast-to-coast barrier depend on what we the U.S. decide to call it? Some so-called Washington experts think it might work.

  • OPM building public database of federal union agreements

    Agencies have more guidance now on how they should comply with President Donald Trump’s May executive orders on collective bargaining. Hear this and more stories in today’s Federal Newscast.

  • 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) and Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS).

  • Pay less, get more health plan(s)

    Hundreds of thousands of active and retired federal and postal workers have the opportunity to pay less and get more as the health insurance hunting season runs through Dec. 10.

  • 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.

  • Fed unions taking victory laps

    Unions representing federal and postal workers may be among the biggest winner in Tuesday’s midterm elections.  Most went all out — though not exclusively — for Democratic candidates. 

  • Democratically-controlled House could have positive effect for feds

    In today’s Federal Newscast, with Democrats retaking the House, it could have a big effect on federal workforce issues and committee oversight.

  • Suffering from pension envy? Welcome to the club

    Do you wish you could switch retirement plans with some of the younger or older people in your office. If so don’t worry about it. It’s probably safe to say that many if not most feds under the old Civil Service Retirement System envy their colleagues who are in the Federal Employees Retirement System.