The Federal Eye: federal retirement

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 02/13/2014

Federal retirements may not come in a wave

Data suggests federal employees who are eligible for retirement don’t always take that option right away.

By Eric Yoder  |  01:31 PM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal employees, federal retirement, retirement eligibility, retirement projections

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 01/29/2014

Key federal-employee policies have changed during Obama administration

Key developments for the federal workforce during President Obama’s tenure in the White House.

By Eric Yoder  |  02:18 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Federal benefits, federal employees, federal pay, federal retirement, State of the Union

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Impact of budgetary hit to federal retirement weighed

Requiring federal employees to pay more toward their retirement benefits likely would hurt retention, but effect on recruitment less certain, study says.

By Eric Yoder  |  01:53 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, CSRS, federal employee benefits, federal retirement, FERS, retirement contributions

Posted at 01:00 AM ET, 11/12/2013

Key 2014 financial figures for federal workers looking mixed

Pay raise not yet final, while other numbers to rise, fall, or remain the same.

By Eric Yoder  |  01:00 AM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cola, federal employees, federal pay, federal retirement, FEHBP, public transit subsidy, Thrift Savings Plan, TSP

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 10/30/2013

Retirees to get 1.5 percent inflation increase to benefits

Cost of living adjustment for retirees exceeds expected pay raise for federal workers.

By Eric Yoder  |  09:17 AM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cola, federal retirement, inflation adjustment, retirement, social security

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 10/01/2013

Shutdown Q and A: Federal retirement benefits

How the shutdown affects federal retirement benefits, for both active and retired employees.

By Eric Yoder  |  09:34 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal annuities, federal retirement, government shutdown, Thrift Savings Plan

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 08/05/2013

DOMA decision triggers federal retirement policy changes

Federal retirees now may provide survivor benefits to same-sex spouses but at a cost.

By Eric Yoder  |  04:36 PM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defense of marriage act, federal employees, federal retirement, survivor benefits

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 05/09/2013

Fed retirement system works but problems remain, OPM says

Retirement system for federal workers generally works well, but significant problems remain.

By Joe Davidson  |  08:28 AM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal retirement

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 11/27/2012

Benefits expansion for domestic partners would have small impact on costs, CBO says

Extending federal employee health insurance and retirement survivor benefits to same-sex domestic partners would have a relatively small impact on the number of people covered and the cost of those programs, according to an analysis done for Congress.

By Eric Yoder  |  11:50 AM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  domestic partners, federal employees, federal employment benefits, federal health insurance, federal retirement

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 02/23/2012

Federal retirement contributions: Questions and answers

A summary of issues surrounding the new law requiring higher contributions by federal employees who will be hired starting next year.

By Eric Yoder  |  02:08 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal retirement system