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Government Announces 0.3% Cost-of-Living Adjustment for Social Security

Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) retirees receive the full cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for their pensions. There is a different formula for Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS) retirees, but if the COLA is under 2%, they receive the full COLA as well. 98 more words


2016 NTEU Voting Record

NTEU compiles a voting record detailing how each member of the House and Senate votes on issues affecting federal employees. NTEU only considers how members of Congress voted on issues directly affecting federal workers when compiling these records. 61 more words


GAO Task Order Protest Jurisdiction Ends September 30, 2016

After September 30, 2016, unsuccessful offerors will lose the ability to challenge some task order awards issued by civilian agencies.

With the House of Representatives and Senate at odds over the extent to which task orders should be subject to bid protests in the first place, it’s unclear whether that protest right will be restored. 9 more words


NTEU’s Testimony for Senate Federal Workforce Subcommittee Hearing

NTEU submitted testimony to a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs’ Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management Subcommittee hearing held by Subcommittee Chairman Lankford (R-OK) and Ranking Member Heitkamp (D-ND) looking at attracting millennials to federal service. 72 more words


Senate Passes 10-Week Continuing Resolution

Today, the Senate passed a 10-week continuing resolution (CR), HR 5325, to fund the government through December 9. The legislation now moves to the House, which could take up the legislation this evening or sometime before Friday. 73 more words


The OIR limited WC rate increase and eliminated in-force policy changes

The approved rate of 14.5% set to begin December 1, 2016. This is below the 19.6% sought by National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI).

Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier hinted at such a decision during his speech September 22, 2016 at the IIABC Installation Dinner. 14 more words

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