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What's ahead for feds in 2015?

NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement, and Federal Times Senior Writer Andy Medici will discuss chained CPI, pay raises, and other issues affecting feds.
July 23, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , federal pay raise , federal retirement , Jessica Klement , NARFE , Federal Times , Andy Medici , grade creep , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 07/23/2014, 05:22pm EDT
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What happens when you order steak and get Spam cutlets?

When you are expecting a big expensive wedding cake and somebody brings you a single Twinkie it can strain the relationship. That's sort of the situation today between federal and postal unions and the White House, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , pay and benefits , retirement

Wednesday - 02/26/2014, 02:00am EST

The monster under your bed is real!

Was there a monster under your bed when you were a kid? Did demons lurk in your closet waiting for lights out? Well they may be gone, but now as an adult civil servant there's a real terror lurking out there, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits ,

Tuesday - 02/25/2014, 02:00am EST

A $48K hit to your retirement? Pray For Gridlock!

Could political gridlock save you up to $48,000 in retirement? It could if it blocks a politically explosive plan to trim future cost-of-living adjustments for retirees, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Friday - 02/21/2014, 01:35pm EST

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 , NARFE , Michael OConnell

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

New bill aims to cancel sequestration for DoD at cost to feds' pay and benefits

Reps. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) and Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) introduced a bill Tuesday to cancel sequestration for the Defense Department for two years. The bill would offset this change by using a chained CPI to calculate COLAs for federal retirement programs along with other entitlement reforms.

Tags: Jim Bridenstine , Doug Lamborn , COLAs , pay and benefits , retirement , budget , sequestration , House , Frank Wolf , Michael OConnell , DoD

Tuesday - 12/03/2013, 04:32pm EST

CBO: Congress could wring $300B in deficit savings from federal pay, pension changes

A new Congressional Budget Office analysis of proposed deficit-reduction efforts contained half a dozen proposals affecting federal employees, including reducing annual pay raises, requiring federal employees to contribute more toward their pensions and reducing the size of the federal workforce through attrition. All told, such proposals would reduce federal outlays or increase revenues by $308 billion, according to CBO estimates.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , budget , CBO , pay and benefits , retirement contributions , Jack Moore

Friday - 11/15/2013, 12:30pm EST

Government shutdown, chained COLA, and more

NARFE's Jessica Klement and Federal Times senior writer Sean Reilly will talk about the government shutdown and its impact.
October 16, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , COLAs , federal retirement , Jessica Klement , NARFE , Sean Reilly , Federal Times , government shutdown , Mike Causey , For Your Benefit

Wednesday - 10/16/2013, 06:49pm EDT
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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 , Military Officers Association of America , Phil Odom , Bernie Sanders , Janice Schakowsky , Gary Roundtree , retirement benefits , deficit reduction , CPI-E , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 05:57am EDT
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