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What's the latest on Capitol Hill?

NARFE's Chris Farrell joins host Mike Causey to talk about some of the bills introduced in Congress that affect federal workers.
May 21, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , Congress , COLAs , budget battle , Chris Farrell , retirement benefits , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 05/21/2014, 05:43pm EDT
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What's going on on Capitol Hill?

NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement will give us an update on pending legislation affecting federal workers and retirees.
April 2, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , pensions , healthcare benefits , CSRS , Social Security , federal pay , Jessica Klement , Federal Times , Andy Medici , Nicole Blake Johnson , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 04/02/2014, 05:33pm EDT
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Jessica Klement, Legislative Director, NARFE

A bigger pay raise for federal employees is on Congress' agenda. But so are some cuts to some of your most important benefits. Jessica Klement, Legislative Director of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, talks to In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Jessica Klement , In Depth

Tuesday - 04/01/2014, 04:11pm EDT
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Rush hour or sleep late? Your call!

The way things are going, a lot of long-time feds are doing the math to see how much longer they can afford to work. So do you keep fighting rush-hour traffic or give yourself the option to sleep late? Follow the money, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , pay and benefits , retirement , David Snell , COLAs ,

Tuesday - 04/01/2014, 02:00am EDT

What's ahead for feds in 2014?

Federal Times writers Andy Medici and Sean Reilly and NARFE legislative director Jessica Klement will talk about some of the issues affecting feds in 2014.
February 26, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , Federal Times , Sean Reilly , Andy Medici , Jessica Klement , US Postal Service , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 02/26/2014, 05:48pm EST
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Obama dumping chained CPI, which feds, employee groups strongly opposed

Today's announcement that President Barack Obama would not be including a proposal to calculate cost-of-living changes to federal retirement rates in his 2015 budget should be welcome news to federal employees, legislators and federal-employee support groups who opposed it.

Tags: budget , pay and benefits , retirement , chained CPI , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 02/20/2014, 02:46pm EST

House Dems, employee groups want Obama to chuck chained CPI

More than 100 members of the House and a dozen outside groups have signed on to a letter to President Barack Obama from Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.) requesting that the upcoming White House budget not include a proposal to alter the way retirees' cost-of-living adjustments are calculated. The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, the American Federation of Government Employees and the Military Officers Association of American have signed on in support of the letter.

Tags: pay and benefits , Congress , House , Allyson Schwartz , AFGE , Joseph Beaudoin , J. David Cox

Wednesday - 02/19/2014, 02:58pm EST

Obama executive order makes 1% pay raise for feds a reality

President Barack Obama issued an executive order Monday approving the 1 percent pay raise for federal employees effective Jan. 1, 2014. This ends the three-year federal pay freeze.

Tags: pay , Barack Obama , pay freeze , budget , Barbara Mikulski , Joseph Beaudoin , Senate , Michael OConnell

Monday - 12/23/2013, 04:19pm EST

Under budget deal squeeze, will future feds opt out of TSP?

If the proposed budget deal becomes law, new federal workers will see a total of 10.6 percent of their salaries automatically withheld from their paychecks to cover their retirement benefits. That could lead to them contributing less or not at all to their voluntary Thrift Savings Plan accounts, experts said.

Tags: workforce , pay and benefits , retirement , TSP , David Snell , Greg Long , FRTIB , budget , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 12/11/2013, 03:26pm EST

Best buys during Open Season

Walton Francis, author of the Checkbook Guide to the Health Plan for Federal Employees, and NARFE's David Snell will answer your open season questions.
November 20, 2013 (Encore presentation November 27, 2013)

Tags: pay and benefits , health care , FEHBP , Open Season , Walton Francis , Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees , David Snell , Federal Times , Andy Medici , HealthCare.gov , IT procurement , FBI , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 11/20/2013, 05:36pm EST
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