2021 FERS Cost Of Living Adjustment will be 1.3% 

HOW THE COLA IS CALCULATED The 2021 FERS retiree COLA is based on the third quarter (July, August, September) average CPI-W index (1982-84=100) in 2020 over the 2019 third quarter average. However, if the CPI-W quarterly average increases 3% or more, they subtract 1%. For example, a 5% increase in the quarterly CPI-W average results…

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USPS OIG Report: Geographic Variation in Productivity

August 19, 2019 – RISC-WP-19-006 The productivity of the Postal Service varies significantly around the country. The principal factors we examined affecting productivity were weather, cost of living, and terrain ruggedness. Identifying other factors causing productivity to vary around the country could give the Postal Service opportunities to pinpoint and address them. As a follow-up…

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