Latest from Eric Yoder

While it's common for federal employees to call their raises COLAs, retirees are ones who get cost-of-living adjustments.

  • Sep 24, 2018

The goal is to “improve outcomes for existing L Fund participants while not unreasonably increasing risk levels,” the TSP staff says.

  • Sep 17, 2018

The "high-three" average salary is used in setting a federal employee's retirement benefit, but not all forms of compensation count toward it.

  • Sep 17, 2018

If there's no general raise for federal employees in 2019, some employees might still receive “within-grade” raises — or they might not. That would have to be decided.

  • Sep 11, 2018

The Washington region understandably has a high concentration of federal employees, but other major city areas also have many thousands — and by state, California has the most.

  • Sep 4, 2018

Congress has not yet rendered its ultimate verdict on the subject.

  • Aug 30, 2018

Surviving spouses of retired federal employees are entitled to continued, but reduced, annuity benefits, although the retiree's own benefit is reduced to pay for them.

  • Aug 28, 2018

A recent change in law allows federal agencies to use a shortcut procedure for hiring college students and recent graduates.

  • Aug 21, 2018

No, federal employees cannot retire on full salary after working 20 years.

  • Aug 14, 2018

The government's main auditing agency starts panning out one nugget of fact a day from the hundreds of — often lengthy — reports it produces annually.

  • Aug 13, 2018
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