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For Some Feds: a 1.7 Percent COLA

Most federal workers and most federal retirees didn't get a pay raise or a cost of living adjustment this year. But for a smaller group of retired feds, a 1.7 percent cost of living adjustment has just kicked in. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says timing is everything.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey ,

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 04:00am EST

Pay, Pensions, Premiums Under the Knife

Friday is supposed to be a slow news day so we'll limit it to this: a 3 year pay freeze, 10 percent job cut, higher FEHBP premiums for retirees, lower benefits for future retirees and some other stuff. Interested? Check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's federal report.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , pay freeze , hiring freeze , RIF , pay cut , FEHBP , FERS , CSRS , National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and R

Friday - 11/12/2010, 04:00am EST

A one-shot $250 check for retired feds?

Will retirees get a one-time $250 check? On this week's Your Turn host Mike Causey talks with Dan Adcock and David Snell from National Active and Retired Federal Employees about the upcoming lame duck session of Congress.
October 27, 2010

Tags: pay and benefits , Congress , retirees , Dan Adcock , David Snell , NARFE , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Tuesday - 10/26/2010, 04:29pm EDT
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Federal pay up over 400 percent since 1969

A report from Congressional Research Service reports on increases in federal pay and pension since 1969.

Tags: Congressional Research Service , pay and benefits , Social Security , pay raise , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider , pay debate

Wednesday - 10/20/2010, 03:31pm EDT

Opinion: no COLA in 2011 makes sense

One-time $250 payments are a bad idea? Jason Fitchner, former deputy commissioner at the Social Security Administration, says so.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , Social Security , $250 payment , Jason Fitchner , Mercatus Center , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 10/21/2010, 10:31am EDT
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Sweetening No-Cal COLAs: A Senior Moment?

Social Security and retired feds won't be getting a cost of living adjustment next year, but they once again may get a flat $250 payment courtesy of Congress and the administration. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks is this fair and just, or just another political senior moment?

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , $250 payment , Social Security

Thursday - 10/21/2010, 04:00am EDT

Fed/Social Security COLA Goes Flat!

The January cost of living adjustment retirees were counting on to help pay higher health premiums is not going to happen. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says that for the second year in a row the retirees will get nothing even as federal workers get a token 1.4 percent pay raise.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey ,

Thursday - 09/23/2010, 04:00am EDT

Pay Raises vs. COLAs---Cows vs. Horses

Federal workers are in line for a pay raise in January. Federal retirees are not. How come? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says deflation is the reason.

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

Tuesday - 08/17/2010, 04:00am EDT

Pay, Pensions, Premiums

Health premiums and pay for active duty federal workers are both going up next year. One more than the other. But Senior Correspondent Mike Causey notes retirees are going to have to pay the same premiums but without any increase in benefits.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , 2011 pay raise , health premiums

Thursday - 07/22/2010, 04:00am EDT

Another No-Cal COLA for Retirees?

One in every six Americans gets a federal, military or Social Security retirement benefit that is linked to inflation. But what happens when their isn't any inflation? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey sorts out the numbers.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , BLS

Monday - 05/24/2010, 04:00am EDT
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