Entries by FedSavvy

Best Estimate for 2018 COLA: 2.2% (by Ralph Smith – FedSmith)

A topic of interest to many current and soon-to-be retired federal employees is the annual cost of living adjustment (COLA) for Social Security recipients and federal retirees. The annual increase has averaged about 1% since 2012. This average includes Social Security and federal retirees not receiving any increase in 2016. The latest monthly inflation figures have […]

10 House Republicans and 18 Senators Speak Out Against Federal Retirement Cuts (by Nicole Orgysko – Federal News Radio)

More members of Congress are voicing their concerns for recent fiscal 2018 budget proposals that could make significant changes to the federal retirement system for current and future employees and retirees. Ten House Republicans are appealing to House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), the leader of the committee that’s been tasked to develop legislative proposals that would reduce the […]

EPA’s Early Retirement/Buyout Justifications Reveal How Agency is Reorganizing (By Meredith Somers)

Six Seattle toxicologists, 16 Kansas City chemists,  41 IT managers in Durham, North Carolina, 136 general attorneys from Washington, D.C. The range of work, employee pay grade and office location runs the gamut when it comes to the Environmental Protection Agency’s early retirement and buyout program, and as the Sept. 2 deadline approaches, more details […]

WEBINAR: Decisions About Long-Term Care Planning

Join us on Tuesday, July 11th at 12:00 pm EST Imagine having an expense that could wipe out all of your savings, and there was a 70% chance that this could happen to you or your spouse. Well this is not imaginary; It’s the cold, hard facts! This can be completely destructive to a family’s […]