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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 , retirement , chained CPI , NARFE , Michael OConnell

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

SES shakeup and more

Senior Executives Association President Carol Bonosaro, and Federal Timres reporters Sean Reilly and Andy Medici, will discuss legislation introduced in the U.S. House, that would make it easier for agency leaders to fire senior executives.
February 19, 2014

Tags: Senior Executives Association , Senior Executive Service , Congress , Carol Bonosaro , Federal Times , Sean Reilly , Andy Medici , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 02/19/2014, 05:39pm EST
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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: Congress , House , Allyson Schwartz , NARFE , AFGE , Joseph Beaudoin , J. David Cox

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

Whom can you trust?

Marc Levine, of Handler and Levine LLC, offers advice on how to choose your trustees, powers of attorneys and executors.
February 17, 2014

Tags: retirement , phased retirement , TSP , Medicare Part B , income tax planning , financial planning , myRA , Tammy Flanagan , Bob Leins , NITP , For Your Benefit

Monday - 02/17/2014, 09:24pm EST
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Buyouts: From off-the-rack to tailor made

Now that early-outs and buyouts are popping up in various agencies, the obvious question, for younger and older workers is: What's in it for me? Unlike the one-size fits all buyouts of the 1990s, the new version is tailor-made to individual groups, grades and regions, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , retirement , EPA , buyouts , early retirement , VERA , VSIP

Friday - 02/14/2014, 02:00am EST

Obama raises minimum wage for contract workers

President Barack Obama increased the minimum wage for a few hundred thousand federal contractors on Wednesday.

Tags: minimum wage , pay , contractors

Thursday - 02/13/2014, 03:02am EST

House approves military pension bill

The House voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to restore full cost of living increases to pension benefits for younger military retirees, responding eagerly to election-year pressure from veterans groups.

Tags: Congress , House , pension , COLA , military

Tuesday - 02/11/2014, 07:20pm EST

AFGE leader vows fight over pay, retirement benefits

After playing defense for much of last year the largest federal-employee union is ready to play offense. American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox gave a fiery speech at the union's annual legislative and grassroots mobilization conference in Washington. Also addressing the AFGE crowd were lawmakers from both sides of the aisle.

Tags: workforce , retirement , AFGE , J. David Cox , Chris Van Hollen , Tom Carper , Tom Cole , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 02/11/2014, 09:36am EST
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