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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APWU: CSRS, FERS, SS and FECA colas for 2018

For CSRS Retirees: The 2018 CSRS retiree COLA is based on the third quarter (July, August, September) average CPI-W index (1982-84=100) in 2017 over the 2016 third quarter average. 2018 CSRS COLA increase effective with January 2018 annuity payments will be 2.0%​. For FERS Retirees: The 2018 FERS retiree COLA is based on the third…

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APWU COLA Update For FECA Employees

For FECA Employees: The percentage increase in the December CPI-W index from year to year determines the FECA COLA increase.  After the sixth month of the twelve-month adjustment period for the 2016 FECA COLA, the CPI-W index has risen 1.694%. Source: APWU

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APWU COLA Update For CSRS, FERS, Social Security

For CSRS Retirees: The 2016 CSRS retiree COLA is based on the third quarter (July, August, September) average CPI-W index in 2015 over the 2014 third quarter average. After the second quarter of 2015, the third quarter for the 2016 COLA adjustment period, the quarterly average is 0.6% below the third quarter of 2014; but…

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APWU: COLA Update For FECA Employees (8/19/14)

For FECA employees: (08/19/14) The percentage increase in the December CPI-W index from year to year determines the FECA COLA increase. The 2014 FECA COLA will be 1.5% effective March 2014. After the seventh month of the twelve-month adjustment period for the 2015 FECA COLA, the CPI-W index has risen 2.335%. via APWU | American…

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APWU: COLA Update For CSRS Retirees, FERS Retirees, and SS Recipients (8/19/14)

For CSRS retirees: (08/19/14) The 2015 CSRS retiree COLA is based on the third quarter (July, August, September) average CPI-W index in 2014 over the 2013 third quarter average.  After the second quarter of 2014, the third quarter of the 2015 COLA adjustment period, the quarterly index has risen by 1.7%. For FERS retirees: (08/19/14)…

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APWU: COLA Update For CSRS Retirees, FERS Retirees, and SS Recipients

For CSRS retirees: (07/22/14) The 2015 CSRS retiree COLA is based on the third quarter (July, August, September) average CPI-W index in 2014 over the 2013 third quarter average. After the second quarter of 2014, the third quarter of the 2015 COLA adjustment period, the quarterly index has risen by 1.7%. For FERS retirees: (07/22/14)…

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