Peter DeFazio

Legislators hope to secure higher COLA for federal retirees

In today’s Federal Newscast, two House Democrats are introducing their own legislation that would give retirees a higher cost-of-living adjustment next year.

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Amelia Brust/Federal News NetworkTammy Flanagan

Timing your retirement isn’t rocket science, but no cake walk

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Associated PressThis photo shows the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, as the sun rises Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016. Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died. He was 79. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Federal retirees get a win from the Supreme Court

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a federal retiree who says the state of West Virginia unfairly taxed his annuity income.

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Tammy Flanagan: Breaking down common myths about federal retirement

True or false? Work beyond age 70 and you no longer have to pay FICA or Social Security taxes.

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AP/J. Scott ApplewhiteAndrew Saul listens during his confirmation hearing to be commissioner of the Social Security Administration, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Social Security nominee promises ‘top-to-bottom’ review of IT modernization plan

President Donald Trump’s pick to run the Social Security Administration says he’ll take a top-to-bottom look at the agency’s five-year IT modernization plan, and will reexamine its growing disability backlog. 

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