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1 percent pay raise; 1.9 percent COLA. Go figure!

Despite higher prices at the pump, overall living costs rose only slightly last month. For federal-military-Social Security retirees that points to a 1.9 percent cost of living adjustment in January.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal workforce , pay and benefits , Your Turn , Jessica Klement , Andy Medici , pay

Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 03:04pm EDT

Retiree COLA outpacing workers' pay raise

What's one area where federal retirees are financially better off than feds who are still working? If you said cost-of-living adjustments, you are a winner, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. The January COLA for retirees will be bigger than the planned pay raise for active-duty feds.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , retirement ,

Wednesday - 06/18/2014, 04:56pm EDT

A $48K hit to your retirement? Pray For Gridlock!

Could political gridlock save you up to $48,000 in retirement? It could if it blocks a politically explosive plan to trim future cost-of-living adjustments for retirees, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , chained CPI ,

Friday - 02/21/2014, 01:35pm EST

House approves military pension bill

The House voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to restore full cost of living increases to pension benefits for younger military retirees, responding eagerly to election-year pressure from veterans groups.

Tags: Congress , House , pension , pay and benefits , military

Tuesday - 02/11/2014, 07:20pm EST

Senators urge about-face on new military retirement cuts

Pentagon leaders expressed disappointment on Tuesday at the retiree cost of living cuts under the Ryan-Murray budget deal and urged Congress to repeal them. But officials also pressed lawmakers to wait for an independent study group's conclusions before making more piecemeal changes to the military compensation system.

Tags: DoD , Congress , pay and benefits , retirement , Carl Levin , James Winnefeld , Christine Fox , Angus King , budget , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 01/29/2014, 04:06am EST
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Analyzing the budget deal

On this week's Your Turn radio show, host Mike Causey examines what's in the most recent budget deal that will impact feds.

Tags: Your Turn , budget , sequestration , Mike Causey , retirement , FEHBP , pensions , pay and benefits , Jessica Klement , Sean Reilly , Andy Medici

Wednesday - 12/11/2013, 03:57pm EST
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How the budget deal will impact current and future feds

Newly hired federal workers will be required to contribute more toward their pensions and some military retirees will see smaller cost-of-living adjustments under a budget deal announced by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) Tuesday evening. The budget deal, which sets funding levels for the next two years, eases some of the bite of the automatic spending cuts, known as sequestration. The pact restores about $63 billion to agency spending through the end of fiscal 2015, split about evenly between Defense and civilian agencies.

Tags: Congress , budget , sequestration , retirement , pay and benefits , Joseph Beaudoin , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 12/11/2013, 04:08am EST

VA benefits set to slightly increase in 2014

When veterans and their families, who receive disability compensation and retirement benefits from the Veterans Affairs Department, receive their annual cost-of-living increase next month, for the first time ever, it won't be rounded down to the nearest dollar. Overall, the COLA for veterans benefits will increase 1.5 percent. Until this year, the COLA for veterans' benefits was rounded down to the nearest dollar. That will change with payments beginning in January.

Tags: VA , Eric Shinseki , pay and benefits , benefits , disability benefits , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 11:41am EST

Year-end retirees miss COLA boat

Planning to retire soon to cash in on that 1.5 percent cost-of-living adjustment? Good plan, except for one problem, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. The good ship USS COLA has sailed!

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , retirement ,

Monday - 11/18/2013, 02:00am EST
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