Jessica Klement

  • NARFE: Protecting your retirement benefits

    The CSRS and FERS programs are considered the jewel in the crown of federal civil service benefits but the Trump administration wants to cut costs in the giant federal retirement program by totally eliminating future COLAs for FERS retirees. NARFE’s Jessica Klement and John Hatton join host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn to discuss what the organization is doing to protect all federal benefits, including the retirement plan. September 18, 2018

  • Retirees looking at last full ‘diet COLA?’

    The Trump administration wants to cut costs in the giant federal retirement program by totally eliminating future COLAs for FERS retirees. If it becomes law the 2019 COLA would be the last.

  • Who decides when (and maybe even if) you can afford to retire?

    Are you retiring at the first opportunity? Or are you planning to work extra because you like the job or your coworkers and want to build your annuity?

  • Federal paid parental leave could help resolve agencies’ recruitment woes, Comstock says

    Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) again introduced a bill that would provide a federal paid parental leave program for employees. This time, the legislation would authorize up to 12 weeks of leave instead of six.

  • FERS & CSRS: What’s next?

    Are the threats to FERS and CSRS real? IF so, what is being done to protect them? Find out when NARFE’s Jessica Klement, Barb Sido, and Jennifer Bialek join host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn to explain why the two largest white-collar federal unions are challenging provisions in two of the three executive orders issued by President Donald Trump. July 18, 2018

  • 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.

  • Pay more, get less retirement plan: What are the odds?

    Threats to reform federal retirement systems are back, but in an election year, time appears to be on the side of workers and retirees with most members are anxious to be out of Washington.

  • Congress & your pension plan: Should you be worried?

    How would proposed changes to your federal pension plan affect you? Find out when NARFE’s Jessica Klement and Jill Talley join host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn. April 11, 2018

  • Retirement plan changes: When the good news is still bad …

    It’s a scientific fact that 62 percent of all federal workers in the Washington area born before 1994 suffer from advanced déjà vu syndrome.

  • Shutdown threat: Could this be the real thing?

    Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says we dodged a couple shutdown threats last year but now the clock is ticking again and its set to go off January 19.