ALEXANDRIA, Va. (October 11, 2018) – The cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) to Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) annuities and Social Security benefits will be 2.8 percent in 2019, but only 2 percent for Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) retirees, pursuant to federal law and the latest consumer price data released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Continue reading
Alexandria, Va. (August 30, 2018) – In response to the president’s statement today setting across-the-board and locality pay increases at zero for non-postal federal employees, NARFE President Richard G. Thissen issued the following statement: Continue reading
Jessica Klement, Staff Vice President for advocacy at the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, discusses the proposed changes to Federal Employee Benefits, and what the future of hiring federal workers will look like. Continue reading
Alexandria, VA – The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) is deeply disappointed the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform approved the Postal Service Reform Act of 2017, H.R. 756, without addressing the serious concerns of 76,000 postal retirees who would be forced to enroll in Medicare under the bill. Continue reading
Alexandria, VA – National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) urged members of Congress to oppose the Postal Service Reform Act of 2017, H.R. 756, which was introduced yesterday by House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-UT, along with the co-sponsorship of Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings, D-MD, and Reps. Mark Meadows, R-NC, Dennis A. Ross, R-FL, Gerald E. Connolly, D-VA, and Stephen F. Lynch, D-MA.
NARFE President Richard G. Thissen issued the following statement: Continue reading