The current congressional recess (March 30-April 10) affords NARFE members a window of opportunity to contact their representatives and senators in their home states and districts about NARFE's priorities in the 114th Congress. The recently passed House and Senate budgets...
Some things really are better the second time around. In fact, many used items can be every bit as good as those purchased new. Plus, buying used is almost guaranteed to save you cash.
Federal employees are required to pay two-thirds of the premium rate for basic FEGLI coverage, while employers in the private sector generally cover the full cost of their employees’ basic coverage. Everyone covered by FEGLI pays the same premium regardless of their...
A group of 12 federal employee unions and associations are voicing their displeasure with several provisions in the Veterans First Act. The group — which includes the Senior Executives Association, National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association and Federal...
Military personnel would receive a 2.1 percent pay raise next year under a major bill the House passed on May 18. Lawmakers approved the massive fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes the salary boost. The 2.1 percent bump is 0.5 percentage points...
Nearly 30,000 federal employees would receive enhanced retirement benefits under a bill introduced by two Democratic senators on May 19. The Law Enforcement Officers Equity Act, introduced by Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., would extend the ability...
When they start planning for retirement, federal workers — people at the Pentagon, FBI agents, letter carriers, astronauts, NIH scientists, park rangers and NASA rocket scientists — have a problem. It's one most folks in the private-sector don’t have, but...
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