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Federal-employee, veterans groups assail proposal to limit COLAs

Federal-employee groups and veterans organizations say a legislative proposal that would result in lower cost-of-living adjustments for federal and Social Security retirees is a non-starter. Moving to a "Chained" Consumer Price Index method of calculating inflation would curtail future benefits for Social Security retirees, including federal employees and veterans, opponents of the proposal say.

Tags: Congress , budget , pay and benefits , COLA , chained CPI , NARFE , Bernie Sanders , retirement , Jack Moore

Friday - 11/09/2012, 08:49pm EST

In Depth interviews - August 24

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Larry Allen , Tom Barstow , Bob Clarke

Friday - 08/24/2012, 02:06pm EDT

On the show today - April 19

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Government Accountability Office , Congress , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Elijah Cummings , National Active and Retired Federal Employees , counterterrorism , federal employees

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 04:21pm EDT

Congress returns to packed budget agenda, tight deadlines

Congress returns to session this week with a few short months to reach a budget resolution for the new fiscal year starting Oct. 1 and agree on how to avoid the automatic spending cuts of $1.2 trillion over the next decade that will be triggered Jan. 2, 2013, under the Budget Control Act debt limit deal. But don't expect much to get accomplished before the election, say budget experts.

Tags: Steve Bell , Bipartisan Policy Center , NARFE , Beth Moten , AFGE , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , pay and benefits , budget , Congress , Budget Control Act , sequestration , workforce , retirement , Robert Tobias , American University

Monday - 04/16/2012, 11:10am EDT

Congress plays tug-of-war over federal benefits

Federal Times Editor Steve Watkins, Senior Writer Sean Reilly,and NARFE Legislative Director Julie Tagen will discuss how government employees will be affected by proposed cuts to the federal budget.
February 15, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , Congress , budget battle , budget cuts , retirement , Federal Times , Steve Watkins , Sean Reilly , NARFE , supercommittee , House , Senate , buyouts , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 09:28pm EST
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What federal employees should look for in 2012

Amid the partisan wrangling, near shutdowns and crises averted 2011 saw serious proposals to reduce the federal workforce, rework its benefits and retirement structures and lock in stagnant pay rates for another year or two. Here's what to look for in 2012.

Tags: Colleen Kelley , John Palguta , NTEU , Partnership for Public Service , NARFE , Congress , OMB , sequestration , supercommittee , budget , pay and benefits , workforce , 2011 and Beyond , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 01/04/2012, 03:56pm EST

NARFE concerned with provisions in House payroll tax cut bill

Julie Tagen, legislative director for the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees, told Federal News Radio that certain provisions in the bill would affect federal employees.

Tags: NARFE , payroll tax cut , Congress , House , Senate , retirement , FERS , Social Security , CSRS

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 08:17am EST
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Democratic lawmakers trying to beat back another federal pay freeze

Maryland and Virginia lawmakers say federal employees have been singled out enough and shouldn't endure another year of a pay freeze or other benefit cuts. The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act includes such provisions. Rep. Gerry Connolly said continued pay freezes or reduction in benefits will impact recruiting and retention of employees.

Tags: pay and benefits , Congress , John Boehner , Gerry Connolly , Chris Van Hollen , Ben Cardin , NTEU , AFGE , Colleen Kelley , John Gage , pay freeze , NARFE , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/15/2011, 05:40am EST
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