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Julia Ziegler, Web Manager, Federal News Radio

Nobody likes inflation. But when inflation is low, the cost of living adjustments (COLAs) for federal retirees are small, too. At this near mid-point in the fiscal year, it looks like COLAs are going to be pretty skimpy once again. Lots of people are sounding off about it at Federal News Radio.com. Web manager Julia Ziegler joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with some of your comments.

Tags: Julia Ziegler , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , workforce , pay and benefits

Monday - 03/16/2015, 10:32am EDT
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The pay raise vs. the COLA gap is real!!!

The only good news -- so far -- for retirees is that the COLA escalator only goes in one direction. That is up, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , pay raise , pay , pay and benefits

Monday - 03/16/2015, 03:00am EDT

2016's zero calorie COLA?

Former feds and those about to retire, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has some news for you -- both good and bad -- about the impact inflation has on your retirement.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , retirement , pay and benefits

Monday - 03/09/2015, 03:00am EDT

Surviving 2015: What are the odds?

Will the federal pay raise be 1.3 percent or 3.8 percent or something higher or lower -- or nothing at all? asks Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , pay raise , pay and benefits

Wednesday - 02/25/2015, 03:00am EST

Gridlock and your pension package!

Is congressional gridlock really a bad thing? Maybe not if you're a federal employee or retiree, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Congress , congressional gridlock , CSRS , FERS , Social Security , retirement , TSP , FERS supplement , federal pensions

Friday - 01/23/2015, 03:00am EST

Our readers' favorite stories of 2014

Even without all the fireworks caused by furloughs and the government shutdown that occurred in 2013, Federal News Radio readers found plenty to intrigue them in 2014. Read our 10 most-read stories for 2014.

Tags: workforce , pay and benefits , budget , management , Veterans Affairs , IRS , OPM , Naval History and Heritage Command , Capitol Dome , Medicare , retirement

Wednesday - 12/31/2014, 11:56am EST

CBO deficit report advises smaller fed workforce

In a new report on reducing the federal deficit, the Congressional Budget Office suggests that cutting 70,000 government jobs over the next decade and changing the math used for civilian and military pensions could save $100 billion.

Tags: CBO , deficit , pay and benefits , TSP , workforce , personnel , hiring , retirement , pensions , Federal Employees Comparability Act , budget , Jory Heckman , chained CPI

Wednesday - 11/26/2014, 11:24am EST

How much longer can you afford to work?

Facing pay freezes, cost of living increases and hikes in retirement payments, some feds may wonder if its worth going to work these days, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

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Tuesday - 10/28/2014, 02:00am EDT

Federal retirees to receive 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment in 2015

This is the third year in a row that cost-of-living adjustments for federal retirees, Social Security recipients and disabled veterans will be less than 2 percent.

Tags: retirement , pay and benefits , workforce , Social Security , SSA

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 08:01am EDT

Is there life after a 1.7 percent COLA?

Don't worry. That mournful sound you're hearing is just federal, military and Social Security retirees reacting to the low cost of living adjustment they'll be receiving come January, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , retirement , pay and benefits

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 02:00am EDT
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