NARFE - Chapter 586

PRESIDENT.........................RICHARD STILLMAN



TREASURER........................JEAN NOLEN

SECRETARY........................ JUDY LITTLE

GovExec Breaking News

Federal Retirees to Receive Biggest Cost-of-Living Bump Since 2012 // Amelia Gruber

The Social Security Administration announced the cost--of-living increase Friday.

Millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2 percent increase in benefits next year. It's the largest increase since 2012 but comes to only $25 a month for the average beneficiary.


GovExec News Letter By Erich Wagner

A proposal to change how the government calculates its contributions to premiums in the federal government’s insurance program could make health care all but unaffordable for workers and retirees, employee groups said.

GovExec News Letter

House Approves Budget Plan that Would Cut Federal Employee Benefits By Erich Wagner

GovExec PM Update

Senate Panel Approves 60% Increase in Buyout Payments for Feds // Jack Corrigan

The $15,000 bump in VSIPs could make leaving government more appealing to employees as agencies look for ways to decrease the size of their workforces.

Message from NARFE President Richard G. Thissen

“House Budget Chairman Diane Black continues to pursue consensus within her committee and caucus in anticipation of moving a budget resolution out of committee next week. The budget resolution taking shape is expected to require significant cuts to mandatory spending, which includes federal retirement. NARFE members need to stand up and contact their representative to express their opposition to such proposals. On Tuesday, July 18, there will be a national call-in day to protect your earned benefits. Please be sure to use our call script below and contact your representative on Tuesday.”


NARFE calls Trump budget 'unprecedented attack on federal employees and retirees'


Message From NARFE President Richard G. Thissen

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Welcome To NARFE Chapter 0586 Web Site

Chapter 586 was organized over fifty years ago with the mission of protecting and enhancing benifits earned by active and retired federal employees.  We meet on the third floor of theTemple Library on the 4th Thursday of the month except for July and December. The meeting starts at 9:30 am for coffee and the business session starts at 10:00 am til 11:00 am.  Generally there is an interesting and informative program presented by a guest. 



GovExec Breaking News October 19, 2017 Erich Wagner

Report: White House Wants 2019 Pay Freeze, $300 Billion in Cuts to Federal Compensation

Message from NARFE President Richard G. Thissen

“Lawmakers in the House passed legislation that would create more flexible withdrawal options for the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). NARFE applauds this move and encourages the Senate to quickly follow their House colleagues. Just before the vote, lawmakers touted that this bill would grant federal workers greater control over their retirement, a concept we all support. However, the $32 billion in cuts included in the House-passed budget resolution directly contradicts this concept. Federal workers and retirees base their retirement on a set of conditions upon employment. Cutting those benefits before and during retirement breaks a fundamental promise and strips the federal community of their retirement security. Everyone needs to take a stand. Read below to find out how to contact your legislators.”

Legislative Hotline October 6, 2017

Message from NARFE President Richard G. Thissen

“The House passed its fiscal year 2018 budget resolution this week, sending instructions for $32 billion in cuts to the committee of jurisdiction over federal pay and benefits. This means a majority of lawmakers in the House voted to cut your earned benefits to offset the cost of tax reform.  Simply, they are trying to pay for tax reform on the backs of the federal community, the backbone of the middle class. The budget process still has many steps left before tax reform becomes law, but the threats to your earned pay and benefits are very real.”

Federal employees and retirees can expect to contribute an average of 6.1 percent more toward their

Federal employees and retirees can expect to contribute an average of 6.1 percent more toward their health care premiums next year, the Office of Personnel Management announced Wednesday



Message from NARFE President Richard G. Thissen

“The fiscal year 2018 budget is making its way through Congress and spells trouble for your earned pay and benefits. The House is expected to vote on its budget resolution next week, opening the door for drastic cuts to federal workers’ and retirees’ earned benefits. Lawmakers are looking to cut at least $32 billion in federal benefits, which we cannot let happen. Every NARFE member needs to contact their legislators and tell them to oppose any budget that includes these cuts. There could be detrimental changes to your cost-of-living adjustments, early retirement annuities, TSP accounts and more. We cannot back down.”  

Message from NARFE President Richard G. Thissen

OPM Establishes Emergency Leave Transfer Program for Employees Adversely Affected by Hurricane Irma

Federal Officials Say Privately They Are 'Pretty Certain' Layoffs Are Coming // Eric Katz

Federal agency managers are privately telling members of the Trump administration they will soon lay off employees, according to Office of Personnel Management officials, and are seeking advice for how to do so in the most effective manner.


Feds face deep cuts to retirement benefits in president's 2018 budget


Trump’s 2018 Budget Reportedly Targets Federal Retirement Programs