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Answers to your retirement questions

David Snell, NARFE's director of retirement services, will answer you retirement questions, and Federal Times Senior Writer Andy Medici will give us an update on the latest news on Capitol Hill.
March 25, 2015

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , David Snell , Federal Times , Andy Medici , Congress , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 08:35pm EDT

Jessica Klement, Legislative Director, NARFE

Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) is proposing a bill to change how to calculate cost of living adjustments for federal pension plans. The high-five method would factor in the five highest-earning years of service instead of three years. The Congressional Budget Office says it would save the federal government #3.1 billion over 10 years. Jessica Klement is legislative director of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she offered her take on the bill.

Tags: Jessica Klement , Bruce Westerman , Congressional Budget Office , In Depth

Tuesday - 03/10/2015, 04:36pm EDT
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Federal legislative roundtable discussion

Jason Briefel hosts a roundtable discussion of the top federal issues, including DHS funding and the federal employee pay raise.
February 20, 2015

Tags: workforce , Jason Briefel , Jessica Klement , Jenny Mattingley , Senior Executives Assocation , Maureen Gilman , NTEU , Congress , budget battle , DHS , federal pay raise , Shaw Bransford and Roth , Long Term Care Partners , FLTCIP , LTCFEDS.com

Friday - 02/20/2015, 05:22pm EST
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Federal News Countdown: VA bonuses, DHS shutdown

Jessica Klement, Legislative Director of NARFE, and Debra Roth, a partner at Shaw Bransford & Roth, coutn down the week's top federal stories with Francis Rose.

Tags: Jessica Klement , Debra Roth , Shaw Bransford & Roth , In Depth

Friday - 02/13/2015, 06:16pm EST

Answers to your questions about survival benefits

David Snell, retirement director of the federal benefits service department at NARFE, will answer your calls and emails about the federal survivor benefits package.
February 4, 2015

Tags: pay and benefits , survivor benefits , David Snell , OPM , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 02/04/2015, 07:13pm EST
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Five things every federal employee should know about the Obama budget

A 1.3-percent pay raise, reforms to the Senior Executive Service and increased emphasis on employee feedback are just some of the initiatives proposed in President Barack Obama's 2016 budget.

Tags: budget , pay raise , NFFE , AFGE , J. David Cox , Richard Thissen , SES , employee engagement , Emily Kopp

Monday - 02/02/2015, 03:23pm EST

Fearless forecast

NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement and Federal Times Senior Writer Andy Medici will predict what's ahead for federal workers and retirees in 2015.
January 21, 2015

Tags: pay and benefits , Congress , retirement , USPS , pay raise , civil service reform , Jessica Klement , Federal Times , Andy Medici , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 08:07pm EST
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Obama authorizes up to six weeks of paid parental leave for feds

President Barack Obama is signing a Presidential Memorandum today directing agencies to provide six weeks of advance sick leave for federal employees to care for their newborn child.

Tags: workforce , sick leave , Barack Obama , Richard Thissen , J.David Cox , AFGE , Michael OConnell , pay and benefits

Thursday - 01/15/2015, 03:12pm EST

House, Senate bills push for 3.8 percent federal pay raise

Companion bills introduced in the House and Senate would give federal employees a 3.8 percent pay raise next year. Federal employees received 1 percent pay raises in both 2014 and 2015, after three years of pay freezes.

Tags: pay , Gerry Connolly , Steny Hoyer , Congress , Shefali Kapadia , Richard Thissen , J. David Cox Sr. , AFGE , Senate , pay raise , workforce , NTEU , Federal-Postal Coalition , Ben Cardin , Brian Schatz , NFFE , House

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 09:31am EST

Jessica Klement, Legislative Director, NARFE

Today is officially day number one of the 114th Congress. David Hawkings of Roll Call calls it the first day of school. And the education process gets under way today for people who represent federal employees before members of Congress. Jessica Klement is legislative director at the National Active and Retired Federal Employees association. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she explained why it's so important to start today telling members about federal employee issues.

Tags: Jessica Klement , Congress , In Depth

Tuesday - 01/06/2015, 04:21pm EST
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