National Active and Retired Federal Employees

  • Coalition of fed groups plead with White House to end shutdown

    In today’s Federal Newscast, an alliance of 30 federal employee organizations are urging the president to end the partial government shutdown.

  • Fed unions taking victory laps

    Unions representing federal and postal workers may be among the biggest winner in Tuesday’s midterm elections.  Most went all out — though not exclusively — for Democratic candidates. 

  • 2019 health premiums: Disappointing selfies

    Health insurance experts say that in four or five years there would be little or no difference in the family and self-plus one plans.

  • George Clooney, Sandra Bullock … and me

    The two largest white-collar federal unions are challenging provisions in two of the three executive orders President Donald Trump issued in late May. And it could be serious.

  • Threats to FERS: TMI or ‘GMM?’

    Every day, we at Federal News Radio get calls or emails from readers and listeners who want to know the latest, the cost and the timetable for action regarding retirement changes. But we can’t predict what’s going to happen,

  • It’s Groundhog Day, again

    The White House has revived old proposals to make feds pay more for, and get less from, their retirement package while also eliminating a gap payment for workers who retire before age 62, even if they are required to do so.

  • Mandatory Medicare Part B and postal reform

    The two primary unions representing postal workers support a bipartisan postal reform bill in March, while the National Active and Retired Federal Employees opposes it for fear it will force retirees to take Medicare Part B.

  • 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.

  • Trump sets 2018 pay raise for federal employees

    President Donald Trump authorized a pay raise for civilian and military employees beginning Jan. 1, 2018.

  • Trump’s proposed retirement changes would have major impacts on current feds and retirees

    Proposed changes to the federal retirement system could force current federal employees to delay retirements and spark financial hardship for current retirees. Federal financial experts discuss these proposals, which President Donald Trump included in his full fiscal 2018 budget request.