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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE :  Data Posted: 5 May 2018

Most of you will have received your May issue of the NARFE MAGAZINE by the time this issue of the Chimes reaches you. I'd like to emphasize the value of this magazine for the information presented, especially in view of the uncertainty for the future of current federal employees, their hopes for a comfortable retirement, as well as current retirees and annuitants who face an on-going threat to their monthly annuities and Social Security checks.

The past and present requests for grass roots advocacy and participation in efforts to contact our representatives and senators on a regular basis, especially in response to such matters as the proposed pay freeze for federal employees in 2019, have been met with overwhelming response by a great number of NARFE members. But it could be better, especially in states like Utah, which has a one-party Congressional delegation. Representatives and Senators only listen and respond to their constituents, therefore if only one or two NARFE members in each district are actively engaged in communicating with them, they're not likely to pay much attention to NARFE concerns.

When you've received your May issue of the NARFE MAGAZINE, please turn to page 4, and read the message from NARFE President Richard Thissen, and if you have access to the internet, click on the site. For the first time in the history of the NARFE organization, each member who is in good standing as of March 15th, will be able to fill out a ballot, either by on-line voting, or by filling out a ballot which will be included in the June issue of the magazine. Just as we try to be informed voters in any state or National election, we need to be informed about the issues confronting our national organization.    

Marla Ramey, President, Utah Federation Ph: 435-882-3876 or 

Editor Contact: Chimes Editor may be contacted by phone at 801-685-8822, e-mail:, or US Postal Service at 1361 Portside Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84123-5906.


Data Posted : 25 May 2017

Annunity Benefit Update

OPM has a new video to help you educate your members, particularly your active employee members, about their annuity benefits under the two most common Federal retirement systems: the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS).

 Your Federal Retirement Annuity – CSRS and FERS can help your members understand:

    Which is my retirement system?
    How much of my salary is contributed to my retirement system?
    When can I retire?
    What service is creditable toward my retirement eligibility and annuity benefit?
    How can I estimate my monthly annuity benefit?
    What reductions could apply to my annuity benefit?
    How can I prepare for retirement?

The 51-minute YouTube video is available at

If you have questions about the video, please email