cost of living adjustment

  • 2019 COLA? Yes but pay raise? Not likely

    With three months left to go in the cost-of-living adjustment countdown clock, federal/military/Social Security retirees are looking at a January inflation-catch up of 2.7 percent.

  • Will Congress change your federal retirement benefits?

    The Trump administration has submitted a legislative package that would, among other things, eliminate cost of living adjustments for current and future retirees. Will Congress pass it? Find out when NARFE Deputy Director for Advocacy John Hatton joins host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn to discuss the president’s proposals. June 6, 2018

  • A flatline retirement: Can you make it?

    Federal retirees in 1980 could establish a standard of living and keep it even during 14 percent inflation and 11-plus percent the following year. Now, the Trump administration has submitted a legislative package that would, among other things, eliminate cost of living adjustments for current and future workers retiring under the Federal Employees Retirement System.

  • Big retirement plan cuts: What are the odds?

    Are you worried about the pay-more-get-less design changes Congress and the White House are considering for your Federal Employees Retirement System and Civil Service Retirement System plans?

  • The path forward for OPM’s proposed retirement changes

    Federal News Radio explains each of OPM’s proposed changes to the federal retirement system and details their outlook in Congress.

  • Are changes coming to your retirement package?

    NARFE president Richard Thissen and Federal News Radio reporter Nicole Ogrysko join host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn to discuss proposed changes to the federal retirement system and the odds that any of them will become law this year. May 9, 2018

  • Trump proposes pay freeze, new and familiar retirement cuts in 2019 budget

    President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2019 budget request includes several other recommendations that would change current retirement, health and other benefits for federal employees.

  • High-5 would slam some high-flyer feds

    Federal workers have worried that Congress will base their pensions on a less generous formula. Mike Causey says there’s nothing to worry about … yet.

  • Your retirement plan: 44 days and counting

    Depending on whose calendar you use, members of Congress have about 44 working days left between Labor Day and the end of 2017.

  • The elusive COLA: Up, down, why the flip-flops?

    Retirees are predicting, or praying for, a minimum 2 percent cost-of-living adjustment next January. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says we’ll have to wait and see.