Federal Employees Retirement System


Will Congress Approve Federal Employee Retirement Benefit Increases?

A congressman is attempting to create federal retirement benefit increases. The proposal offers the new calculation using CPI-E vs. CPI-W. Using CPI- U instead of CPI-W is also being proposed. It is not clear whether the Congress would even nod … Read More

Court Orders OPM to Restore Blind Vet’s FERS Disability Benefits

Court Orders OPM to Restore Blind Vet’s FERS Disability Benefits

benefitsA federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ordered the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to restore the Federal Employees Retirement Read More

Senate Passes Bill to Reduce FERS and CSRS Benefits Fraud and Misuse

Senate Passes Bill to Reduce FERS and CSRS Benefits Fraud and Misuse

CSRSThe U.S. Senate, in one of its rare acts of bipartisan support for a bill through Unanimous Consent, has passed the Representative Payee Fraud Prevention Act of 2015.… Read More

FERS – An Overview

FERS (Federal Employees Retirement System) – An Overview


Working for the federal government has its perks, and one of them is a comprehensive retirement package, commonly referred to as FERS (The Federal Employees Retirement System). The multi-faceted program empowers its … Read More

Congress Mulls FERS Contribution Increases and Benefits Cuts

Congress Mulls FERS Contribution Increases and Benefits Cuts

Federal Employees Retirement SystemA Congressional push for reforms to federal retirement contributions and benefits seems to be gaining some momentum. There is now a very real chance of another round of changes to the Federal Read More

Records To Check Before Retirement

Records To Check Before Retirement

It is best to make certain all of your records are in place when anticipating retirement.  Tips to get in shape for retirement.

-Review your designation of beneficiary for the lump … Read More

FERS: Learn About The Federal Employees Retirement System

Learn about the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)

fersDo you have questions about the benefits and eligibility criteria of the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)? Below we have listed the main characteristics and details of the FERS … Read More

Social Security: More Information

More About Social Security

Social SecurityIt is important that we gather as much information as possible to ensure the best use of our resources in retirement and maximizing your Social Security benefits (SSB) is an absolute must if you want to Read More

Social Security – Background


Social SecurityAs we continue building our laundry list of things we need to know and do in order to prepare to retire well, Social Security is a major item on our list.  The Social Security Act was signed on … Read More

Tips For Staying Healthy

~~Tips for Your HealthHealth

Often time retirees find that a great portion of their social life has been left in the office.  You spend the majority of your waking hours at work and as a result you spend most of … Read More

An Economically Changing World

Economically Changing World

EconomicallyThe world is changing.   As Federal and Postal employees we face more economic challenges today than the majority of the current workforce has ever witnessed.  The hardships of the Great Depression, we either read about in textbooks Read More

About FEHB (Transporting your FEHB)

Can I Take My FEHB into Retirement?

FEHBFederal employees represent the largest workforce in the world.  They also have some of the best benefits on the market with very competitive rates. The federal workforce is so large making it easy … Read More

Retire Well – Retirement Application

About the Retirement Application

Retirement ApplicationWe spoke briefly about the retirement application package in a previous post.  The question of when the Retirement Application should be completed is relevant in evaluating your check list of things to do in order to Read More

Retire Well – FEHB

Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB)

FEHBWe will talk more about FEHB in future posts as it is a very important feature in preparing to live well in retirement.  Emphasis here is placed on eligibility to transport your FEHB into retirement.… Read More

Tips to Getting Your House in Order to Retire Well – Sick Leave

~~ Sick Leave

Sick leaveCapitalizing on every resource available should be a constant theme for those anticipating leaving the workforce to start a new beginning – Using the value of your accumulated Sick Leave as a Retirement Planning tool is no Read More

Tips to Getting Your House in Order to Retire Well – Annual Leave

— Annual Leave

Annual LeaveThere are so many things potential retirees must consider when looking forward to the next adventure in life – retiring well.  Although many people will not consider their accrued Annual Leave a prime subject when discussing retirement, … Read More

Emotional and Psychological Readiness

~~Item #2 – Emotional and Psychological Readiness

Psychological readinessPsychological Readiness is an underrated part of adjusting to retirement. There is no denying the importance of those concrete items such as maximizing the benefits of the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)Read More


Let the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Help You Retire Well

Let the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Help You Retire Well


The TSP can help you retire more comfortably

~~ Each year many public sector employees face one of the most significant challenges of their work career – what they should … Read More