Federal Employee Retirement System

Gerry Connolly

How lawmakers are looking to change the COLA for federal retirees

House lawmakers have reintroduced the Equal COLA Act, to equalize cost-of-living adjustments for federal retirees, and the Fair COLA for Seniors Act, to…

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

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Retire at the ‘right age’ and write your own ticket!

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Social Security’s ‘evil twins’: Maybe not so bad?

One long-time fed said I had made unfair (and unjustified) editorial comments about the impact and the need for the WEP and GPO.

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(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2017, file photo, new $1 bills are cut and stacked at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington. It would be the token of all tokens: a $1 trillion coin, minted by the U.S. government, then cashed in to flood the treasury with cash and solve a political impasse over suspending the debt limit. The idea is getting some attention in Washington as an Oct. 18 deadline approaches, with Democrats and Republicans deadlocked over how to stave off an unprecedented credit default.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Inflation, debt, retirement: A bad mix

In case you hadn’t noticed, inflation is at a 20 year high. And this may be the new normal, according to some experts. That’s the not-so-good news.

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King-sized COLA coming — for some!

Currently, most feds in retirement left under the CSRS program so they get full COLAs. But the overwhelming majority of people working for Uncle Sam now are under the FERS program.

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