The federal government offers generous retirement plans, but they don’t run themselves. Getting the retirement you want requires careful review of your options, and flexibility to make changes. Unfortunately, it’s easy to make costly mistakes. Learn all about CSRS, FERS and the retirement benefits due to you as a federal employee by searching the topics under Retirement in the menu bar above.


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    Columnist Mike Causey begins his most recent piece by wondering if most feds headed toward retirement are (still) talking about their pay and benefits packages, or is it something completely different—say, something about masks and jabs? View More

  • Sharply higher COLAs announced for 2022

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics CPI-W calculation of price rises across the economy has resulted in sharply higher cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs), just announced Sept. 13 for Social Security as well as federal retirement and other plans. View More


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