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Fed groups get in front of COLA calculation debate

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, the Military Officers Association of America, the American Foreign Service Association and others rally against any potential or real proposals to change how the government calculates cost of living adjustments. The groups propose using the CPI-E formula to measure the impact of inflation on retirees, veterans and others.

Tags: pay and benefits , NARFE , Jessica Klement , Elaine Hughes , Phil Odom , Bernie Sanders , Janice Schakowsky , Gary Roundtree , chained CPI , retirement benefits , deficit reduction , CPI-E , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 05:57am EDT
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DoD works out how military pay bill will impact civilians

President Obama signed a bill at the dawn of the government shutdown, and it could significantly increase the number of non-uniformed military employees exempt from furlough during the shutdown. So far, the Defense Department has sent no signals on how it would choose to enact the provisions.

Tags: government shutdown , Congress , DoD , DFAS , Servicewomen’s Action Network , Buck McKeon , Lauren Gray , Karen Golden , workforce , pay and benefits , House Armed Services Committee , Chuck Hagel , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 05:41am EDT
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Military groups fight to stop DoD budget proposal

Advocacy organizations are criticizing the Pentagon's proposed fee increase for TRICARE as unfair and discriminatory.

Tags: DoD , Congress , pay and benefits , Steven Strobridge , Lindsay Graham , Kathleen Moakler , National Military Family Association , Jared Serbu

Friday - 04/19/2013, 05:24am EDT
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Federal Drive Interviews -- Dec. 26, 2012

Tom Devine from the Government Accountability Project tells us how the new whistleblower law will protect you. Policy expert Don Kettl gives us his federal predictions for 2013, and The Hill Newspaper brings us the latest on the looming sequestration deadline.

Tags: Federal Drive , Sterling Beard , Don Kettl , Norb Ryan , Tom Devine , Government Accountability Project , University of Maryland , The Hill , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , DoD , DoD Report

Wednesday - 12/26/2012, 01:16pm EST

In Depth interviews - Aug. 1

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 , Fran Townsend , Norb Ryan , TRICARE , defense budget , Army , technology , accounting , budget 2012 , DHS , SAP NS2

Wednesday - 08/01/2012, 05:27pm EDT

House panel declines to approve hike in DoD's health insurance fees

House military personnel subcommittee asserts retirees have already paid for their health care via their military service, omits DoD proposal to hike TRICARE fees.

Tags: DoD , DoD budget , Congress , Buck McKeon , House Armed Services Committee , TRICARE , pay and benefits , Kathy Beasley , Budget Control Act , Jared Serbu

Friday - 04/27/2012, 05:14am EDT
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Dueling testimony on TRICARE fees

Members of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel are studying the Defense Department's proposal to increase fees for working-age retirees who use the military's TRICARE health insurance benefit. The panel heard, in separate hearings, from DoD officials defending the increase, and retiree groups who fear it is a "camel's nose under the tent."

Tags: DoD , pay and benefits , Congress , TRICARE , health care , Robert Gates , Stan Strobridge , Rick Jones , Niki Tsongas , Joe Wilson , National Association of Uniformed Services , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 03:50pm EDT
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Retiree groups wary of TRICARE proposal

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said last week that he wants to increase health insurance premiums for working-age military retirees by a "modest" amount to take pressure off of DoD's ballooning health care budget. Groups that represent retirees say Gates' past proposals for TRICARE hikes have been anything but modest.

Tags: DoD , pay and benefits , Congress , Robert Gates , budget , TRICARE , The Retired Enlisted Association , CSIS , Cathy Beasley , Deirdre Holleman , Maren Leed , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 01/12/2011, 01:51pm EST
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