NARFE

  • Biggest retiree COLA in years on the way

    The 2.8 percent cost of living adjustment coming this January for millions of retirees will be the biggest catch-up-with-inflation increase in years. 

  • Feds group gives 4 lawmakers score of ‘0 percent’ for voting on key legislation

    National Active and Retired Federal Employees released its scorecard lawmakers this week according to how they voted on various legislation in the 115th Congress which the organization deemed beneficial or of concern to its members.

  • Voice of America fires 15 staffers for accepting bribes from a foreign official

    The Voice of America has fired or proposed to terminate 15 individuals following investigations that found the individuals had accepted improper payments from a foreign official. 

  • Federal pay for 2019 in limbo, as congressional negotiations stall

    Negotiations over a proposed 1.9 percent pay raise for civilian federal employees have stalled in Congress, even as many agencies secure full-year appropriations for the first time in decades.

  • Federal employees to see some relief in FEHBP premium increases in 2019

    After several years of premium rate increases that reached as high 6.4 percent, participants in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program will see more modest increases in 2019.

  • How do you know when (or even if) you can afford to retire?

    Are you leaving 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?

  • 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.

  • Perfect time to approach your lawmaker

    Many who have been comfortably stationed in Washington for decades are literally running for their political lives this year.

  • 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?