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  • NARFE projects election will overshadow federal pay, benefits in 2020

    Experts from the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association said the election season will overshadow much of what should happen on Capitol Hill.

  • Forget coronavirus and primaries, time for wallet check!

    The Democratic presidential primaries are great drama this year and the coronavirus scare is super important. That said, until a lot more is known, life goes on.

  • FERS retirees: Treading water or under it?

    Folks under the old Civil Service Retirement System, like people who get Social Security benefits, are protected from inflation. But most people on the federal pay roll are under FERS.

  • Thrill of victory or agony of defeat: How will possible pay raise and shutdown turn out?

    We’ll know soon enough about the latest shutdown, but the pay raise is a little more complicated. H.R. 790 passed the House easily but has remained stagnant in the Senate since Jan. 31.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Medicare hike, pay raise, COLA, shutdown and more

    NARFE’s John Hatton and Katie Maddocks from the Federal Managers Association, join host Mike Causey to talk about some of the issues that Congress will tackle when it returns from its summer recess. September 2, 2015

  • NARFE: TSP savings at stake in feud over Labor Dept rule

    House Republicans have dealt a blow to a proposed rule that advocates say would help federal employees and retirees avoid costly investment mistakes.