Jessica Klement

  • Who makes the grade for NARFE’s congressional scorecard?

    The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association released its voting scorecard for the 114th Congress. The scorecard includes a breakdown of votes from each congressional member and how they stacked up to NARFE’s position on various legislation impacting the federal workforce.

  • Less than 100 federal employees have signed up for phased retirement

    According to the latest count from the Office of Personnel Management, less than 100 federal employees have applied to their agencies’ phased retirement program. It’s been roughly two years since OPM released final regulations on phased retirement and gave agencies the green light to begin accepting applications.

  • Social Security reform for CSRS feds hits a roadblock

    Congress and members in the federal community are at a standstill over how to change the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) for federal employees and retirees in the Civil Service Retirement System. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady had a bill that would lessen the WEP penalty, but last-minute changes to the legislation derailed its official introduction to Congress.

  • Social security & military benefits

    NARFE’s Jessica Klement and John Hatton join host Mike Causey on the first half of today’s Your Turn to discuss reforms to the Windfall Elimination Provision or WEP. Later in the show. Brig. Gen. Mike Meese (Ret.) will talk about what’s pending in the Defense Authorization Act and a change to the military TSP plan. July 6, 2016

  • Time to ‘push the envelope’ for Postal Service reform

    Members of the House Oversight Committee unveiled draft legislation to reform the Postal Service. The agency is struggling to keep up with Congressional funding mandates as well as shifting volumes of mail.

  • Hit the health plan jackpot: A $5K pay raise

    A few thousand Washington-area federal workers could be in for a surprise $100-a-week pay raise, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

  • Is the self plus one option right for you?

    Federal benefits expert Walton Francis and NARFE legislative director Jessica Klement join host Mike Causey to discuss the new self plus one health care option and what Congress has in store for feds and retirees this year. February 23, 2016

  • Jessica Klement: What does Congress have in store for feds in 2016?

    Even though we’ve lived through a city-flattening blizzard, the advent of a bear market and umpteen presidential debates on TV, the year is still young. You still have time to do some careful planning on the financial front. Jessica Klement, legislative director of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with predictions for what Congress will do to and about the federal workforce this year.

  • Jessica Klement: What will Congress do for feds in 2016?

    Even though we’ve lived through a city-flattening blizzard, the advent of a bear market and umpteen presidential debates on TV, the year is still young. You still have time to do some careful planning on the financial front. Joining Federal Drive with Tom Temin with some predictions for what Congress will do to and about the federal workforce this year is Jessica Klement, legislative director of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association.

  • Jessica Klement: CSRS retirees may see income drop in 2016

    Low inflation makes a cost-of-living adjustment for federal retirees unlikely next year. If that happens it could make almost a million former federal employees a little poorer. Jessica Klement, legislative director for the National Active and Retired Federal Employees association, told In Depth with Francis Rose why Civil Service Retirement System retirees might see an income drop next year