2022 COLA information for CSRS, FERS annuitants and SS recipients

The 2022 CSRS COLA adjustment will be 5.9% effective with January 2022 annuity payments. The 2022 FERS COLA adjustment will be 4.9% effective with January 2022 annuity payments. The 2022 Social Security COLA adjustment will be 5.9% effective with January 2022 annuity payments. Source: Pay Information | American Postal Workers Union

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NARFE warns postal reform bill could raise health premiums for federal workers

By Nicole Ogrysko – May 25, 2021 A bipartisan bill designed to bring desired financial relief to the U.S. Postal Service could have implications for the rest of the federal workforce, potentially raising health insurance costs for employees and retirees, an employee advocacy organization warns. For the first time in years, momentum is building in…

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NALC’s Retirement Guide

Here’s a quick retirement guide for letter carriers to make the most of their postal and union benefits. Source: National Association of Letter Carriers

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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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For second time this year, OPM warns of scam targeting federal annuitants

By Nicole Ogrysko – June 19, 2017 The Office of Personnel Management is warning federal employees of a second scam this year. This time, the scheme is an “aggressive marking push” by companies offering cash payments in exchange for all or part of beneficiaries’ annuity payments. These companies are offering cash payments typically worth less…

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Every Day, 24K Federal Retirees Reach a Busy Signal on OPM’s Toll-Free Line

By Eric Katz – October 27, 2016 Federal retirees with questions about their benefits have long waits before receiving customer service, often encountering busy signals and facing months of delays to written inquiries, according to a new report. More than one in four phone calls to the Office of Personnel Management in fiscal 2015 from…

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