Federal News

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Big COLA Boost for Retirees

Government Executive, 10.13.2022

High inflation at least means a boost in federal retirement benefits.  Social Security/CSRS will receive an 8.7% increase.  FERS will receive a 7.7% increase.


It's Official: Biden Formalizes Average 4.6% Pay Raise Plan for Feds in 2023

Government Executive, 08.31.2022

President Biden on Wednesday formalized his plan to provide civilian federal workers with an average 4.6% 2023 pay increase in a letter to congressional leaders.


House Passes First Responder Retirement Fix

Government Executive, 07.13.2022

The House on Tuesday voted unanimously to pass a bill aimed at reforming the retirement system for federal first responders who are injured during their service and forced to pursue other jobs in the federal government.


The Biden Team Announces Pay Raises of Up to $20,000 Annually for Federal Firefighters

Government Executive, 06.21.2022

The pay increases (for Wildland Firefighters), authorized as part of the bipartisan infrastructure law, will be retroactive to October 2021.


Postal Reform Measure Could Affect All Federal Retirees’ Health Benefits 

Government Executive, 03.10.2022

The landmark Postal Service Reform Act (H.R. 3076) Congress passed this week ends the mandate that the Postal Service pre-fund its retiree health benefit costs and requires postal workers to enroll in Medicare Parts A and B when they turn 65. The latter provision could end up affecting all federal employees.