Benefits

Federal government employees enjoy a wide range of benefits that go far beyond insurance and retirement. Each agency is free to offer its own benefits package, but most people would agree that federal benefits as a whole are generous. But the many choices and options can be confusing. Drill down into the subtopics under Benefits in the menu above to find details on all the benefits programs.

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  • Understanding CSRS and FERS Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLAs) - Part II

    In most years, federal annuitants receive cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) to their annuities. In the second of two columns explaining COLAs, this week’s column discusses COLAs for those annuitants covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). Included in the discussion is how the FERS COLA is determined and at what age FERS annuitants get their first COLA. View More

  • Understanding CSRS and FERS Cost-of-living Adjustments - Part I

    In most years, federal annuitants receive cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) to their annuities. In the first of two columns explaining COLAs, this week’s column discusses COLAs for those annuitants covered by the Civil Service Retirement System or CSRS. Included in the discussion will be how the COLA is determined and when the COLA becomes effective each year. View More


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