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Federal retirees to receive 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment in 2015

This is the third year in a row that cost-of-living adjustments for federal retirees, Social Security recipients and disabled veterans will be less than 2 percent.

Tags: COLA , retirement , pay and benefits , workforce , Social Security , SSA

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 08:01am EDT

Is there life after a 1.7 percent COLA?

Don't worry. That mournful sound you're hearing is just federal, military and Social Security retirees reacting to the low cost of living adjustment they'll be receiving come January, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , COLA , retirement , pay and benefits

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 02:00am EDT

Answers to your health plan questions

Dave Snell, director of retirement benefits for the National Active and Retired Federal Employees, answers your questions about federal health care.
October 22, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , Dave Snell , NARFE , federal health benefits , Your Turn , Mike Causey

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 07:28pm EDT

Federal workers: All I want for Christmas is a long weekend

A WhiteHouse.gov petition asks President Barack Obama to grant government employees off the Friday after Christmas, creating a four-day weekend.

Tags: Christmas , vacation , management , benefits , pay and benefits , workforce , paid leave , holiday

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 03:10pm EDT

Insurance against the vacation from hell

What if you're a federal employee or retiree who gets sick overseas? Will your health insurance plan cover you? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has all the answers -- or knows someone who does.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , pay and benefits , health insurance

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 02:00am EDT

Online Chat: Ask the Benefits Expert

Benefits expert David Snell of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, joins Federal News Radio's Mike Causey for an online chat about Open Season and federal benefits.

Tags: online chat , David Snell , open season , Mike Causey , FEHB , health care , pay and benefits , NARFE

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 11:00am EDT

Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Federal Salary Council voted to add 13 cities to a list of communities where federal employees are paid more. The council was aiming to close a growing gap between federal employees and private counterparts in certain regions of the country. But the administration has frozen locality pay until at least 2016. Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss what the council recommends.

Tags: Emily Kopp , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Federal Salary Council , locality pay , pay and benefits , workforce

Monday - 10/20/2014, 08:57am EDT
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It's your choice: Bankruptcy insurance or catastrophic coverage

During open season, feds and retirees in the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program have dozens of choices ranging from low-premium health maintenance organizations to plans that provide national and worldwide coverage, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , open season , FEHBP , health care , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 02:00am EDT

Social Security and retirement

Lester Austin, retired public affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration, answers your Social Security and retirement questions.
October 20, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , Social Security , Social Security Administration , Lester Austin , Bob Leins , John Elliott , For Your Benefit

Monday - 10/20/2014, 08:09pm EDT
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Lack of movement on new locality pay locations frustrates feds, unions

The Federal Salary Council voted Friday to add 13 cities to a list of municipalities where federal employees are paid more, in an effort to close a growing wage gap between feds and private-sector counterparts in certain regions of the country. 12 of the 13 recommendations had been approved previously but have gone unimplemented by the President's Pay Agent, frustrating federal employees and the unions representing feds in those areas.

Tags: Federal Salary Council , locality pay , pay and benefits , Presidents Pay Agent , AFGE , NFFE , pay debate

Friday - 10/17/2014, 02:08pm EDT
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