Online Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees and Annuitants for NTEU Members

NTEU members will have access to Consumers’ Checkbook’s online Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees and Annuitants beginning Monday, November 13, 2017.

Health insurance costsI am pleased to announce that NTEU members will again have access to Consumers’ Checkbook’s online Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees and Annuitants. All NTEU members who currently or are planning to participate in Federal Employees Health Benefit (FEHB) plans or the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) are eligible to use this online guide. Continue reading “Online Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees and Annuitants for NTEU Members”

2018 Cost-of-Living Adjustment Information for Federal Retirees

Today, the 2018 cost-of-living adjustment information for federal retirees was announced.

United States of America Department of Labor seal or logoToday, the Department of Labor announced cost-of-living-adjustment (COLA) information for federal benefits in 2018. CSRS and FERS annuitants will receive a 2% monthly increase starting with January 2018 benefit payments. Social Security beneficiaries will also see their monthly benefits rise by 2% in January. Continue reading “2018 Cost-of-Living Adjustment Information for Federal Retirees”

House Passes Whistleblower Bills

The House of Representatives has passed three bills having to do with the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2012.

UmbrellasYou will recall that NTEU was one of the lead proponents of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act when it passed in 2012. One of the provisions in the bill provided a pilot program to allow whistleblowers access to any Circuit Court of Appeals, rather than the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which had a dismal record of victory for whistleblowers. That pilot was a success and the House has now passed H.R. 2229, which would provide whistleblowers with permanent access to all circuit courts of appeals. Continue reading “House Passes Whistleblower Bills”