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NARFE is trusted by the media to represent federal employees and retirees. As such, NARFE officers, staff and members regularly appear in hundreds of news articles and television clips each year. A list of NARFE’s most recent press appearances are below.

Legislation Reintroduced to Give Tax Credit to Federal Employees Serving in Combat Zones
June 19, 2017
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Article mentions NARFE’s support of the bill

Annual COLA Inching Toward 2% for January 2018
June 19, 2017  Read More
Article mentions NARFE

Cracking the retiree COLA code
June 16, 2016   Read More
Article references NARFE’s latest COLA page

100 House Democrats voice opposition to Trump’s proposed federal retirement cuts
June 16, 2017  Read More
Article mentions NARFE

What Can Federal Employees Do to Prevent Proposed Cuts to Their Retirement Benefits?
June 14, 2017  Read More
Article mentions joining NARFE

New Federal Budget Would Cut Retirement Benefits of Federal Workers
June 12, 2017   Read More
Article quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen

Postal Worker Health Care Reform Would Shift Billions in Costs to Medicare
June 9, 2017   Read More
Article quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen

CBO: Postal Reform Would Bring Cheaper Health Insurance Premiums to All Feds
June 6, 2017   Read More
Article quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen

Proposed Retirement Benefit Cuts Could Hurt TSP Contribution Levels
June 2, 2017   Read More
Article quotes NARFE National Secretary/Treasurer Jon Dowie

Benefits Cuts and the President’s Budget
June 1, 2017   Read More
Article mentions NARFE

How to lose (at least) 5.2 million votes
June 1, 2017  Read More
Article mentions NARFE

The Trump Budget’s Assault on Federal Workers
May 31, 2017  Read More
Article mentions NARFE

Retirement life after COLAs disappear
May 30, 2017  Read More
Article mentions NARFE

Trump’s Budget Takes a Big Bite Out of Federal Retirement Benefits
May 24, 2017  Read More
Television interview with NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement

Searching for markers in the White House budget
May 28, 2017  Read More
Article quotes NARFE Federal Benefits Director David Snell

Trump’s Budget Takes a Big Bite Out of Federal Retirement Benefits
May 24, 2017  Read More
Article quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen

Will Trump budget tank your federal retirement benefits?
May 24, 2017  Read More
Video interview with NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement

2018 Budget Proposes Eliminating COLAs, Increasing Retirement Contributions
May 23, 2017 Read More
Article quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen

Trump’s budget shows feds little love despite pay hike
May 23, 2017 Read More
Article quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen

Trump Budget Includes 1.9 Percent Pay Raise for Civilians, Retirement Cuts
May 23, 2017  Read More
Article quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen

Trump budget to carve $4B from federal employee retirement
May 23, 2017 Read More
Article quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen

COLA trumps pay raise?
May 23, 2017 Read More
Article mentions NARFE  

Trump’s proposed retirement changes would have major impacts on current feds and retirees
May 23, 2017 Read More
Article quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen

Cuts to Feds' Retirement Benefits Among the Top Four 'Savers' in 2018 Budget
May 22, 2017  Read More
Article quotes NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement

Purported Trump budget doc zeroes out federal employee benefits
May 19, 2017 Read More
Article quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen

Trump’s 2018 Budget Reportedly Targets Federal Retirement Programs
May 19, 2017 Read More
Article quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen  

Dueling Statistics on Federal Employee Pay
May 18, 2017 Read More
Article quotes NARFE  

Trump’s budget calls for hits on federal employee retirement programs
May 18, 2017  Read More
Article quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen

Federal pay debate heads back to Capitol Hill this week
May 17, 2017 Read More
Article quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen

A Story of Skyrocketing Premiums
May 11, 2017 Read More
Article mentions NARFE  

Your benefits: What you don’t know can hurt you?
May 10, 2017 Read More
Article mentions NARFE  

Joys and sorrows of turning 65 — Medicare Part B
May 9, 2017 Read More
Article mentions NARFE Federal Benefits Director David Snell

Will future feds have a retirement plan?
May 1, 2017 Read More
Article mentions NARFE President Richard Thissen

Air Force moms can now choose whether to stay or not after having baby
April 28, 2017 Read More
Skip to the 0:40 mark to hear the announcement of NARFE’s new Executive Director Barbara Sido 

Federal employee pay, benefits ahead of private sector on average, CBO concludes
April 25, 2017 Read More
Article quotes NARFE 

TSP Director Resigns After a Decade on the Job
April 24, 2017 Read More
Article quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen and Deputy Legislative Director John Hatton

TSP executive director stepping down after 10 years
April 24, 2017 Read More
Article quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen 

How Trump’s Federal Workforce Cuts Could Impact Employment Across the Nation 
April 24, 2017 Read More
Article quotes NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement 

2018 pay raise vs. COLA — and the winner is …
April 20, 2017 Read More
Article quotes NARFE Federal Benefits Director David Snell 

Government reorganizations: Will this one be different?
April 18, 2017 Read More
Radio interview features NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement 

Shear elected S.C. president of federal employees group
April 13, 2017 Read More
Article mentions the recently elected South Carolina Federation President 

Predicted Federal Retirement Spike Hasn’t Materialized, But a Pay Raise Has
April 12, 2017 Read More
Article quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen 

How Can You Monitor Legislation That Affects Your Federal Career?
April 12, 2017Read More
Article mentions the benefits of joining NARFE

Sensible Social Security reform already available 
April 9, 2017 Read More
LTE from SC NARFE member

Timely Tax Tips
April 6, 2017 Read More
Mentions NARFE’s State Tax Roundup

Letter of the Week: Bigger population, flat SSA workforce
March 26, 2017 Read More
LTE from KS NARFE member

Can you ever afford to retire?
March 23, 2017 Read More
Mentions NARFE’s white paper “How Much Money Do You Need To Retire?”

Understanding risks as Congress, President review feds’ pay, benefits
March 22, 2017 Read More
Article mentions NARFE

Federal workforce bracing for expected changes
March 20, 2017 Read More
Interview features NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement

Postal Service Reform Act Takes Another Step Forward in House
March 16, 2017 Read More
Article quotes NARFE

Anxiety, fear, uncertainty mark federal employees awaiting Trump’s budget
March 15, 2017 Read More
Article quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen

Ahead of Trump’s 2018 budget release, NARFE predicts tough fight for fed pay/benefits
March 14, 2017 Read More
Article quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen and Legislative Director Jessica Klement

New bill looks to fix COLA gap with elderly index
March 2, 2017 Read More
Article mentions NARFE

Bill would change equation for seniors when calculating COLAs
March 2, 2017 Read More
Article quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen

Congress Considering Change in Calculating Retiree Benefit Increases
March 1, 2017 Read More
Article quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen

TSP’s Winning Streak and Other Good News
March 1, 2017 Read More
Article mentions NARFE’s support of CPI-E

TSP fees: Don’t make a $78,000 mistake
February 27, 2017 Read More
Mentions NARFE’s recent “TSP: Love it or Leave It” webinar in the article

Federal employee group rejects reform bill
February 13, 2017 Read More
Article quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen

Lawmakers reintroduce paid parental leave bill for feds
February 13, 2017 Read More
Article mentions NARFE

Legislation Reintroduced to Give Federal Employees 6 Weeks of Paid Parental Leave
February 13, 2017 Read More
Article quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen.

Postal reform legislation continues momentum with union support
February 8, 2017 
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Article quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen

House panel displays bipartisan unity over bill to save Postal Service from financial ruin
February 7, 2017 Read More
Article quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen

Blame Congress, Not the Career Civil Service
February 1, 2017 Read More
NARFE President Richard Thissen’s letter to the editor

Lawmakers Reintroduce Bipartisan Postal Reform Bill
January 31, 2017 Read More
Quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen

NARFE Says Bill Targeting Tax Delinquent Federal Employees Addresses a ‘Problem That Doesn’t Exist’ 
January 31, 2017 Read More
Article quotes NARFE’s letter to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

What’s ahead for feds in 2017?
January 31, 2017 Read More
Article mentions NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement 

Capitol Hill reacts to federal hiring freeze
January 30, 2017 Read More
Interview features NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement 

Retired local federal employees react to President Trump's federal job freeze
January 25, 2017 Read More
Article quotes NARFE Chapter 1900 President

House Majority Leader Calls ‘Career Bureaucrats’ the Washington Swamp in Op-Ed
January 25, 2017 Read More
Quotes NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement 

Trump campaign against bureaucracy alarms federal workers
January 25, 2017 Read More
Quotes NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement

Trump's Federal Hiring Freeze Could Hurt Vets: Officials
January 24, 2017 Read More
Quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen

Changes Ahead for Federal Workforce
January 24, 2017 Read More
Quotes NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement 

Trump freezes hiring of many federal workers
January 23, 2017 Read More
Article quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen

Details Announced About Trump’s Hiring Freeze
January 23, 2017 Read More
Article quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen

Hiring freeze result of Trump team’s review of federal agencies
January 23, 2017 Read More
Article quotes NARFE

So You Want to Retire Overseas
January 19, 2017 Read More
Cites an article from narfe magazine

Democrats Ask Trump To Reconsider Federal Hiring Freeze
January 11, 2017 Read More
Article mentions NARFE’s support of a letter sent to the President-elect

Lawmakers Ask Trump to Reconsider Federal Hiring Freeze
January 9, 2017 Read More
The NARFE supported letter can be found here

Republicans Expected to Reduce Feds’ Pensions, Outsource More Work
January 4, 2017 Read More
Quotes NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement

Obama’s pay raise for feds praised by unions, local Hill members
December 12, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen

Feds, retirees get soaked in ‘perfect storm’ of rising insurance costs
December 5, 2016 Read More
Article quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen and Federal Benefits Director David Snell 

Medicare Part B — What would Shakespeare do?
December 5, 2016 Read More
Article mentions NARFE Federal Benefits Director David Snell  

Feds pay steep price for long-term care company errors
December 1, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen

FLTCIP Premium Increase Will Keep Funds Solvent Says Insurance Company
November 30, 2016 Read More
Mentions NARFE President Richard Thissen

Federal employee groups encourage elimination of Postal Service pre-funding requirement
November 29, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement 

House Panel To Examine Federal Long-Term Care Premium Hikes
November 29, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen

Across Political Boundaries, a Common Focus on Alzheimer’s
November 29, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen

Round up the usual suspects. Starting with you
November 28, 2016 Read More
Mentions NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement

Overtime Pay, Bonuses, Firefighter Benefits and More
November 23, 2016 Read More
Article quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen and praises NARFE for surpassing its Alzheimer’s research fundraising goal.

Proposed Changes to Federal HR: From Worst Case to Possible
November 16, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE in the article 

Some Federal Retirees Will Have to Pay More Than Others For Medicare Part B Next Year
November 14, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen and Legislative Director Jessica Klement 

5 reasons why you should change your health plan during Open Season
November 14, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE Federal Benefits Director David Snell 

2017 Medicare Part B Premiums Announced
November 12, 2016 Read More
A copy of  NARFE’s press release on the 2017 Medicare Part B premiums is available here.

What Donald Trump’s presidency could mean for the federal workforce
November 9, 2016 Read More
Mentions NARFE’s candidate questionnaire

Making Sense of the Medicare Mess
November 3, 2016 Read More
Quotes letter NARFE and other groups sent to Congress regarding the projected increase in Medicare Part premiums.

OPM Retirement Services has 1 customer service rep for every 27K annuitants
November 1, 2016 Read More
Article quotes NARFE Federal Benefits Director David Snell.

What happens if your health plan leaves you?
November 1, 2016 Read More
Article mentions NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement and Federal Benefits Director David Snell.

Problems plague feds’ retirement system: ‘excessive busy signals, long wait times’
October 28, 2016 Read More
Article mentions NARFE and the September edition of narfe magazine.

What happens if your health plan goes postal?
October 26, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement.

Could the FEHBP go postal?
October 25, 2016 Read More
Radio interview features NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement.

Lorton Letter: Voting Her Conscience
October 20, 2016 Read More
LTE by Virginia NARFE member.

Calm open season presents options for federal employees
October 20, 2016 Read More
Video features NARFE’s Federal Benefits Director David Snell and Legislative Director Jessica Klement.

4 agencies made a lot of mistakes processing retirement claims last month
October 20, 2016 Read More
Article quotes NARFE Deputy Legislative Director John Hatton.

Low COLA? Blame it on Gasoline
October 19, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen.

Federal Retirees to Receive a 0.3 Percent Cost-of-Living Bump in 2017
October 18, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen.

$4 a month? Social Security recipients to get tiny increase
October 18, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE Region II Vice President Evelyn Kirby .

0.3% COLA Increase for Federal Retirees and Social Security Recipients in 2017
October 18, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen.

Tepid COLA sparks potential Medicare spike
October 18, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen.

Federal retirees to get small sip of COLA
October 18, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen.

A fed’s guide to the presidential candidates
October 17, 2016 Read More
Mentions NARFE in the article.

As Costs Go Up, Benefits Don’t Keep Pace
October 13, 2016 Read More
Mentions NARFE in the article.

Planning a COLA party? Make sure it’s BYOB
October 13, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement .

Cost of Living Adjustment, Hurricane Relief and More
October 12, 2016 Read More
Mentions NARFE in the article.

FEHB After Retirement: What Changes Can You Expect?
October 10, 2016 Read More
Mentions NARFE’s detailed knowledge about FEHB and Medicare.

Groups Urge Lawmakers to Combat Rising Medicare Part B Premiums
October 3, 2016 Read More
Article mentions a letter which NARFE is a signatory of.

House passes bill to improve federal program management
October 3, 2016 Read More
Article mentions NARFE’s Congressional Voting Scorecard.

Here Are the Lawmakers With the Worst Records on Federal Employee Issues
October 3, 2016 Read More
Article cites NARFE’s Congressional Voting Scorecard.

 FEHB premium rates rise 6.2 percent for feds in 2017
September 28, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen.

Feds will pay 4.4 percent more on health care premiums in 2017
September 28, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen.

  Federal employee health premiums to rise 6.2 percent on average
September 28, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen.

Feds Will Pay 6.2 Percent More Toward Health Care Premiums in 2017
September 28, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen.

6.2% Average Health Insurance Increase for Federal Employees
September 28, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen.

Would delay in a long-term care price hike for federal workers do any good?
September 26, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement.

In Northern Virginia, GOP congresswoman fights the Trump factor
September 24, 2016 Read More
Mentions NARFE in the article.

 COLA conspiracy?
September 23, 2016 Read More
Mentions NARFE in the article.

Where Can I Find Good Information on Retirement?
September 22, 2016 Read More
Mentions NARFE in the article.

NARFE convention
September 21, 2016 Read More
Mentions NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement and members attending the National Convention

Congressional Hearing on Long-Term Care Premium Spike Likely After November Election
September 20, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen.

Retirees brace for peanut-sized COLA
September 20, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE.

In lopsided race to succeed Mikulski, Szeliga tries to put Van Hollen on defense
September 19, 2016 Read More
Article about NARFE’s Maryland candidate forum .

Retirees brace for peanut-sized COLA
September 20, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE.

Congressional Hearing on Long-Term Care Premium Spike Likely After November Election
September 21, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen.

Newly Re-Elected NARFE Leaders Face a 'Perfect Storm' of Rising Premiums Hitting Federal Retirees
September 9, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE National President Richard Thissen and Legislative Director Jessica Klement.

Congressional candidate Strano Taylor addresses retirees Thursday
September 12, 2016 Read More
Quotes PA NARFE member.

Candidates Stump at LFCC
September 12, 2016 Read More
Features a picture of VA NARFE member with Rep. Comstock.

Goodyear man re-elected to NARFE
September 15, 2016 Read More
Mentions the re-election of Region VII Vice President Rodney L. Adelman.

Kathy Szeliga, Chris Van Hollen agree to two broadcast debates
September 16, 2016 Read More
Refers to the MD NARFE federation’s candidate forum being held this weekend.

Less than 100 feds signed up for phased retirement
August 22, 2016 Read More
Features NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement .

Two More Senators Join the Growing Outrage Over FLTCIP Premiums
August 24, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen.

Agencies may be funded by continuing resolution to start the fiscal year
September 6, 2016 Read More
Mentions the re-election of NARFE National President Richard Thissen.

Hyde attends national convention of federal employees' group
September 8, 2016 Read More
Mentions the reelection of NARFE National President Richard Thissen and National Secretary/Treasurer Jon Dowie. Article also quotes NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement. .

Anger Over Skyrocketing Long-Term Care Premiums, the $333B Plan to Cut Feds’ Pay and Benefits, and More
August 4, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen.

Another conspiracy theory: Why LTC premiums are jumping 83 percent
August 4, 2016 Read More
Refers to NARFE.

Column: Will government workers facing Social Security cuts get relief?
August 5, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement on WEP reform.

Good News for Government Workers Hit by Social Security Cuts
August 8, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement on WEP reform.

Less than 100 federal employees have signed up for phased retirement
August 17, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement .

Congressional pressure building from FLTCIP fallout
August 2, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen.

Stakeholders Voice Concerns Over Latest Postal Reform Efforts
June 28, 2016 Read More
Mentions NARFE’s opposition to House postal reform draft bill.

Letter: Support equity and fairness
June 27, 2016 Read More
LTE from KS NARFE member in support of H.R. 711, a bill to reform the Windfall Elimination Provision.

NARFE Responds to Proposed Postal Reform Legislation Requiring Mandatory Medicare
June 29, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen.

Unions Push Democrats to Embrace Federal Employees' Priorities in Party Platform
July 1, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen .

Repackaged House bill extends same controversial VA firing procedures to all SES
July 6, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen.

Employee groups decry reform bill headed to House
July 6, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen.

Obama Threatens Veto of Effort to ‘Weaken the Rights of Federal Employees’
July 6, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen.

NARFE and White House Say Proposed Bill Would Deny Federal Employees’ Basic Rights
July 6, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen.

House sets vote on wide-ranging changes to federal personnel policies
July 6, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen.

Support bill for Social Security fairness
July 6, 2016 Read More
LTE from MD NARFE member in support of H.R. 711, a bill to reform the Windfall Elimination Provision .

You’re Going to Have to Make Some Tax Decisions
July 7, 2016 Read More
Refers to NARFE’s state tax roundup report.

The Vote That Could Lead to Congress Finally Passing Postal Reform
July 12, 2016 Read More
Mentions NARFE’s opposition to the Postal Service Reform Act of 2016.

Federal Retirees Need To Tighten Belts While Current Employees Expect To See Pay Increases
July 13, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement .

House Postpones Consideration of WEP Reform Bill
July 13, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen.

Postal reforms receive stamp of approval from House committee
July 13, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen.

Social Security reform for CSRS feds hits a roadblock
July 14, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen.

Are Federal Pay and Benefits Too Generous?
July 15, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement.

Worst Case Scenario: Proposed Cuts to Federal Pay and Benefits
July 16, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement.

Federal long-term care premiums rising by triple digits
July 18, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen.

FLTCIP Enrollees Facing an Average 83% Rate Hike for Long Term Care Insurance
July 18, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen.

Long-Term Care Insurance Premiums Will Increase An Average of 83 Percent on Nov. 1
July 18, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen.

Being a fed: When no news really is good news
July 19, 2016 Read More
Refers to NARFE’s WEP reform summary.

Big Cost Bump Ahead for Federal Long-Term Care Enrollees
July 19, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen and Deputy Legislative Director John Hatton.

Keep promises made to Postal retirees
July 20, 2016 Read More
Op-ed written by NARFE President Richard Thissen .

Costs skyrocket for feds’ long-term care insurance
July 21, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen.

NARFE: 'Stunned and angered' at spike in federal long term care insurance
July 21, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE’s statement on FLTCIP premium increases.

Virginia Lawmakers Demand Answers on Long-Term Care Insurance Price Spike
July 25, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen.

Most long-term insurance care enrollees are eligible for little-known benefit
July 26, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement.

Feds feel the burn over huge long-term care price hike
July 29, 2016 Read More
Mentions NARFE’s call for Senate and House hearings.

Group Proposes $333 Billion in Cuts to Feds’ Pay and Benefits
July 29, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement .

NARFE Calls for Hearings on Long Term Care Premium Increases
August 1, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen.

Anger Over Skyrocketing Long-Term Care Premiums, the $333B Plan to Cut Feds’ Pay and Benefits, and More
August 3, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen.

Another conspiracy theory: Why LTC premiums are jumping 83 percent
August 4, 2016 Read More
Refers to NARFE.

Column: Will government workers facing Social Security cuts get relief?
August 4, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement on WEP reform.

Federal Employee Advocates Renew Fight for Huge Pay Raise
June 24, 2016 Read More
Quotes Federal-Postal Coalition, of which NARFE is a member.

Phased Retirement Coming to DoD
June 22, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE National President Richard Thissen.

DoD preps phased retirement for civilian employees
June 22, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE National President Richard Thissen.

DoD opens door for its employees to phase into retirement
June 22, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE National President Richard Thissen.

Department of Defense to Offer Phased Retirement to Civilian Workforce
June 22, 2016 Read More
Refers to NARFE.

Pentagon offers ‘long overdue’ phased retirement to civilian workforce
June 21, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE National President Richard Thissen.

Defense Rolls Out Phased Retirement for Civilian Employees
June 21, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE National President Richard Thissen.

Chase: Provision unfairly cuts Social Security
June 17, 2016 Read More
LTE from WY NARFE member in support of H.R. 711, a bill to reform the Windfall Elimination Provision.

Postal Service reform on the way from Congress
June 16, 2016 Read More
Refers to NARFE.

Time to ‘push the envelope’ for Postal Service reform
June 16, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement.

Changes in Legislation Requiring Mandatory Medicare is an Improvement but Not the Solution Says NARFE
June 16, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement.

Bipartisan House Leaders Introduce New Proposal to Overhaul the Postal Service
June 15, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement.

7 Best Shopping Deals for Feds
June 14, 2016 Read More
Refers to NARFE’s member perks.

Letter: Support paid parental leave
June 13, 2016 Read More
LTE from NH NARFE member in support of legislation to provide paid parental leave to federal employees.

Support parental leave act
June 7, 2016 Read More
LTE from AZ NARFE member in support of legislation to provide paid parental leave to federal employees.

LETTER: Social Security provision unfair
June 7, 2016 Read More
LTE from MT NARFE member in support of H.R. 711, a bill to reform the Windfall Elimination Provision.

Reform needed for WEP
June 6, 2016 Read More
LTE from FL NARFE member in support of H.R. 711, a bill to reform the Windfall Elimination Provision.

Support Social Security fairness
June 3, 2016 Read More
LTE from DE NARFE member in support of H.R. 711, a bill to reform the Windfall Elimination Provision.

How to Make Sure You Get What You Deserve
June 2, 2016 Read More
Links to NARFE’s Federal Benefits Institute.

On a clear day, you can see your pay raise; COLA outlook cloudy
June 2, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE.

Letter: Backs reform of Windfall Elimination Provision
June 2, 2016 Read More
LTE from NC NARFE member in support of H.R. 711, a bill to reform the Windfall Elimination Provision.

Reform the Windfall Elimination Provision
June 1, 2016 Read More
LTE from GA NARFE member in support of H.R. 711, a bill to reform the Windfall Elimination Provision.

Provision in Social Security law punishes federal workers
May 28, 2016 Read More
LTE from VA NARFE member in support of H.R. 711, a bill to reform the Windfall Elimination Provision.

My fair share
May 26, 2016 Read More
LTE from OR NARFE member in support of H.R. 711, a bill to reform the Windfall Elimination Provision.

Do you want a little now, or a lot later on?
May 25, 2016 Read More
References NARFE’s “Exploring TSP Withdrawal Options” webinar presented by Tammy Flanagan.

Federal employees need parental leave, too
May 23, 2016 Read More
LTE from PA NARFE member in support of legislation to provide paid parental leave to federal employees.

Penalized for job choice
May 23, 2016 Read More
LTE from CA NARFE member in support of H.R. 711, a bill to reform the Windfall Elimination Provision.

What’s on your menu: Diet raise or no-cal COLA?
May 23, 2016 Read More
Refers to NARFE’s monthly COLA update.

Bill hitting due process for VA staff is okay with union
May 20, 2016 Read More
Refers to and quotes a coalition letter NARFE signed in opposition to the “Veterans First Act.”

Federal employee groups blast Veterans First Act
May 19, 2016 Read More
Refers to and quotes a coalition letter NARFE signed in opposition to the “Veterans First Act.”

Support fairness and equity now!
May 17, 2016 Read More
LTE from VA NARFE member in support of H.R. 711, a bill to reform the Windfall Elimination Provision.

Reforming retiree health insurance may start with mandatory Medicare, but may not end there
May 16, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen.

Social Security & military benefits
May 11, 2016 Read More
Audio of NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement and Deputy Legislative Director John Hatton’s interview with Mike Causey.

Social Security boost for some feds
May 11, 2016 Read More
Refers to NARFE and Legislative Director Jessica Klement and Deputy Legislative Director John Hatton’s radio interview with Mike Causey.

Federal retirees deserve equity
May 10, 2016 Read More
LTE from TN NARFE member in support of H.R. 711, a bill to reform the Windfall Elimination Provision.

Q&A with Lib Barnhart
May 8, 2016 Read More
Interview with GA NARFE member.

May 1 through 7 is Public Service Recognition Week
May 6, 2016 Read More
LTE from OH NARFE member in honor of Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW).

May 1-7 is Public Service Recognition Week
May 5, 2016 Read More
LTE from NY NARFE member in honor of Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW).

What does public service mean to federal employees?
May 4, 2016 Read More
Quotes several NARFE RVPs and members.

What is worse than no COLA? A small COLA
May 3, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE President Richard Thissen and Legislative Director Jessica Klement.

Lauding public service
May 3, 2016 Read More
LTE from SD NARFE member in honor of Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW).

Federal workers critical to nation
May 3, 2016 Read More
LTE from SD NARFE member in honor of Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW).

Recognize public employees
May 3, 2016 Read More
LTE from FL NARFE member in honor of Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW).

Thank public servants for their service
May 2, 2016 Read More
LTE from SD NARFE member in honor of Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW).

Letter: Let’s acknowledge good work of public servants
May 2, 2016 Read More
LTE from NC NARFE member in honor of Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW).

Recognition Week spotlights sacrifice of public servants
May 2, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement.

Letters to the editor
May 2, 2016 Read More
LTE from NC NARFE member in honor of Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW).

Our public employees
May 1, 2016 Read More
LTE from SC NARFE member in honor of Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW).

Recognizing public service employees
May 1, 2016 Read More
LTE from TN NARFE member in honor of Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW).

Public service employees recognized
May 1, 2016 Read More
LTE from KS NARFE member in honor of Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW).

Community should recognize government workers
May 1, 2016 Read More
LTE from MO NARFE member in honor of Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW).

Recognize the important work of public employees
April 30, 2016 Read More
LTE from MO NARFE member in honor of Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW).

Public Service Recognition Week
April 30, 2016 Read More
LTE from SD NARFE member in honor of Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW).

Celebrating public employees
April 30, 2016 Read More
LTE from CA NARFE member in honor of Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW).

Windfall elimination provision unfair
April 29, 2016 Read More
LTE from NV NARFE member in support of H.R. 711, a bill to reform the Windfall Elimination Provision.

Federal workers do important work
April 29, 2016 Read More
LTE from WV NARFE member in honor of Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW).

Federal windfall provision is unfair
April 28, 2016 Read More
LTE from OR NARFE member in support of H.R. 711, a bill to reform the Windfall Elimination Provision.

Bill restores Social Security
April 27, 2016 Read More
LTE from SC NARFE member in support of H.R. 711, a bill to reform the Windfall Elimination Provision.

Social Security: Boost benefit 8 percent per year
April 27, 2016 Read More
Refers to NARFE’s “Claiming Social Security” webinar with Tammy Flanagan, being held on Thursday, April 28 at 2 pm ET.

Honor the work of federal employees
April 26, 2016 Read More
LTE from OR NARFE member in honor of Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW).

Chase: Thank a public employee in your community
April 26, 2016 Read More
LTE from WY NARFE member in honor of Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW).

Lieutenant governor candidates speak at federal retirees’ luncheon
April 23, 2016 Read More
Refers to DE NARFE chapter meeting and quotes DE NARFE member.

Letters: Fix inquity in Social Security benefits
April 23, 2016 Read More
LTE from NJ NARFE member in support of H.R. 711, a bill to reform the Windfall Elimination Provision.

Public Service Recognition Week is May 1-7
April 23, 2016 Read More
LTE from MN NARFE member in honor of Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW).

Letters: Give federal retirees a fair share
April 22, 2016 Read More
LTE from CA NARFE member in support of H.R. 711, a bill to reform the Windfall Elimination Provision.

Federal retirees shortchanged on Social Security
April 22, 2016 Read More
LTE from TX NARFE member in support of H.R. 711, a bill to reform the Windfall Elimination Provision.

Letters: Reform windfall elimination law
April 21, 2016 Read More
LTE from SC NARFE member in support of H.R. 711, a bill to reform the Windfall Elimination Provision.

Social Security: To Delay or Not to Delay?
April 21, 2016 Read More
Refers to NARFE’s “Claiming Social Security” webinar that will be held Thursday, April 28 at 2 p.m. ET.

Letter, 4/21: Fairness in benefits
April 21, 2016 Read More
LTE from NE NARFE member in support of H.R. 711, a bill to reform the Windfall Elimination Provision.

Letters to the Editor
April 20, 2016 Read More
LTE from AZ NARFE member in support of H.R. 711, a bill to reform the Windfall Elimination Provision.

Letters on public servants, Crisman Ruby Awards, insurance problems
April 19, 2016 Read More
LTE from Region VI Vice President Marshall Richards in honor of Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW).

Rule unfair
April 19, 2016 Read More
LTE from WI NARFE member in support of H.R. 711, a bill to reform the Windfall Elimination Provision.

Letters to the editor
April 18, 2016 Read More
LTE from IN NARFE member in support of H.R. 711, a bill to reform the Windfall Elimination Provision.

Reader Input: We need to reform windfall provision
April 18, 2016 Read More
LTE from CA NARFE member in support of H.R. 711, a bill to reform the Windfall Elimination Provision.

NARFE offers state tax guide
April 18, 2016 Read More
Links to NARFE’s annual state tax roundup report.

Reform the WEP
April 17, 2016 Read More
LTE from AZ NARFE member in support of H.R. 711, a bill to reform the Windfall Elimination Provision.

State Fiscal Problems Threaten Higher Taxes on Federal Pensions
April 17, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE President Richard G. Thissen and links to NARFE’s annual state tax roundup report.

New Guide Shows You How States Will Tax Your Annuity
April 15, 2016 Read More
Links to NARFE’s annual state tax roundup report.

How Simpson-Bowles Is Hindering Democratic Candidates
April 14, 2016 Read More
Features a picture taken at the NARFE MD Federation’s Senate forum held this past weekend.

Letter: Honor the service of public workers
April 13, 2016 Read More
LTE from MI NARFE member.

Lack of Early Voting Could Spell Doom for Clinton in New York Primary
April 11, 2016 Read More
Refers to NARFE’s voting scorecard.

Stricter standards on the way for retirement account advisers
April 9, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement.

New ‘conflicts of interest’ rule for retirement draws praise from NARFE
April 7, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE National President Richard G. Thissen.

Reaction Mixed as Labor Department Issues Fiduciary Conflicts of Interest Rule
April 7, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE National President Richard G. Thissen.

Financial Advice in Your Best Interest, Workplace Flexibility and More
April 6, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE National President Richard G. Thissen.

Final jeopardy: The category is taxes
April 6, 2016 Read More
Refers to NARFE’s special tax issue of narfe magazine. The annual state tax roundup can be found here.

Auto insurance discounts for older drivers
March 29, 2016 Read More
Refers to one of NARFE’s member perks. See all member perks here.

Supplemental carriers overcharging some Medicare subscribers
March 29, 2016 Read More
Opinion piece by NJ NARFE member.

Efforts to Give Better Social Security Benefits to Many Feds Gains Momentum in Congress
March 22, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement. Ahead of the hearing, NARFE submitted written testimony is support of H.R. 711.

Will the Petition to Repeal GPO, WEP Get a Response from the White House?
March 22, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE National President Richard G. Thissen and links to NARFE’s summary of H.R. 711 on the NARFE website.

President signs Portman bill to streamline federal hiring
March 21, 2016 Read More
Refers to NARFE’s support of the Competitive Service Act.

Tips and Tricks for a Smoother Retirement
March 17, 2016 Read More
Refers to NARFE’s Federal Benefit Institute webinars with Tammy Flanagan. Previously recorded webinars are available here.

NARFE urges panel not to target feds again
March 16, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE National President Richard G. Thissen’s letter sent to the House Budget Committee urging them not to include any cuts to federal employees and retirees in the House’s FY17 budget resolution.

For federal employees, House budget plan could have familiar look
March 15, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement.

About your ‘safe’ pension: Watch your backside!
March 14, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE.

Competitive Service Act Heads to President’s Desk
March 9, 2016 Read More
Lists NARFE as a supporting organization of the Competitive Service Act.

Older workers seeking less hours options
March 8, 2016 Read More
Quotes NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement.

In the Capitol, Women’s Living History
March 2, 2016 Read More
NARFE National President Richard Thissen represented NARFE at this event.

Connolly’s new FAIR Act proposes 5.3 percent raise for feds
February 24, 2016 Read More
Article lists NARFE’s as one of the bill’s supporting associations.

Maryland U.S. Senate hopefuls Edwards, Van Hollen agree to four debates
February 19, 2016 Read More
The Maryland Federation will be hosting a candidate forum with Reps. Donna Edwards and Chris Van Hollen, who are both running for the open Maryland Senate seat.

Military’s Paid Maternity Leave Now 12 Weeks; Feds Still At Zero
February 18, 2016 Read More
Article cites NARFE’s support of the change in military paid maternal leave policy.  

Another Chance for Health Plan Changes
February 18, 2016 Read More
NARFE is quoted in the article.

Political endorsements: All the way with (whomever)!!!
February 18, 2016 Read More
NARFE is mentioned in the article.  

For federal employees, budget seeks 1.6 percent raise, paid parental leave
February 9, 2016 Read More
References a letter NARFE sent to President Obama ahead of his Fiscal Year 2017 budget proposal, asking that any cuts to workers’ compensation benefits be omitted from the budget.

Obama to propose 1.6 percent pay raise for federal, military personnel
February 3, 2016 Read More

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