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For CSRS Retirees:

The 2019 CSRS retiree COLA is based on the third quarter (July, August, September) average CPI-W index (1982-84=100) in 2018 over the 2017 third quarter average. The 2019 CSRS COLA adjustment will be 2.8% effective with January 2019 annuity payments.

CSRS COLA

CSRS COLA

1995

2.8%

2008

2.3%

1996

2.6%

2009

5.8%

1997

2.9%

2010

0%

1998

2.1%

2011

0%

1999

1.3%

2012

3.6%

2000

2.4%

2013

1.7%

2001

3.5%

2014

1.5%

2002

2.6%

2015

1.7%

2003

1.4%

2016

0%

2004

2.1%

2017

0.3%

2005

2.7%

2018

2.0%

2006

4.1%

2019

2.8%

2007

3.3%


For FERS Retirees:

The 2019 FERS retiree COLA is based on the third quarter (July, August, September) average CPI-W index (1982-84=100) in 2018 over the 2017 third quarter average.  However, if the CPI-W quarterly average increases 3% or more, they subtract 1%.  A 5% increase in the quarterly CPI-W average results in a 4% adjustment.  If the quarterly average increases from 2% to 3%, benefits increase by 2%.  A CPI-W quarterly average increase of 2% or less will increase benefits by the change in the CPI-W quarterly average. The 2019 FERS COLA adjustment will be 2.0% effective with January 2019 annuity payments.

FERS COLA

FERS COLA

 1995

2.0%

2008

2.0%

1996

2.0%

2009

4.8%

1997

2.0%

2010

0.0%

1998

2.0%

2011

0.0%

1999

1.3%

2012

2.6%

2000

2.0%

2013

1.7%

2001

2.5%

2014

1.5%

2002

2.0%

2015

1.7%

2003

1.4%

2016

0%

2004

2.0%

2017

0.3%

2005

2.0%

2018

2%

2006

3.1%

2019

2%

2007

2.3%


For Social Security Recipients:

The 2019 Social Security COLA is based on the third quarter (July, August, September) average CPI-W index (1982-84=100) in 2018 over the 2017 third quarter average. The 2019 Social Security COLA will be 2.8% effective with January 2019 annuity payments.

Social Security

Social Security

1995

2.8%

2008

2.3%

1996

2.6%

2009

5.8%

1997

2.9%

2010

0.0%

1998

2.1%

2011

0.0%

1999

1.3%

2012

3.6%

2000

2.4%

2013

1.7%

2001

3.5%

2014

1.5%

2002

2.6%

2015

1.7%

2003

1.4%

2016

0%

2004

2.1%

2017

0.3%

2005

2.7%

2018

2%

2006

4.1%

2019

2.8%

2007

3.3%


For FECA Employees:

The percentage increase in the December CPI-W (1982-84=100) index from year to year determines the FECA COLA increase.  After the ninth month of the 12-month measuring period for the 2019 FECA COLA the index rose 2.511%

FECA COLA

1995

2.7%

2008

4.3%

1996

2.5%

2009

0.0%

1997

3.3%

2010

3.4%

1998

1.5%

2011

1.7%

1999

1.6%

2012

3.2%

2000

2.7%

2013

1.7%

2001

3.4%

2014

1.5%

2002

1.3%

2015

0.3%

2003

2.4%

2016

0.4%

2004

1.6%

2017

2.0%

2005

3.4%

2018

 2.2%

2006

3.5%

2007

2.4%

 
 

Aug 13, 2018

For Employees Covered by the National Agreement

In July, the final month of the six-month adjustment period for the seventh and final COLA under the 2015 Agreement, the CPI-W Unadjusted Index (1967=100) fell slightly  to 733.221. 

Effective September 1, 2018 PP 19-2018, with a pay date of September 21, 2018, the seventh COLA adjustment will be:

                                    Per Annum:       $ 645.00

                                    Per Pay Period:  $ 24.

                                    Cents Per Hour:        31¢                                                    

Under the 2015 National Agreement, employees accrued the following adjustments totaling $1789.00:

       $ 0.00     the first COLA which would have been effective September 5, 2015 (pay period 20-2015).
       $ 0.00     the second COLA which would have been effective March 5, 2016 (pay period 6-2016).
       $ 21.00   the third COLA effective September 3, 2016 (pay period 19-2016, pay date September 23, 2016)
       $333.00  the fourth COLA effective March 18, 2017 (pay period 7-2017, pay date April 7, 2017)
       $270.00  the fifth COLA effective September 2, 2017 (pay period 19-2017, pay date September 22, 2017)
       $520.00  the sixth COLA effective March 3, 2018 (pay period 06-2018, pay date March 23, 2018)
       $645.00  the seventh COLA effective September 1, 2018 (pay period 19-2018), pay date September 21, 2018)

Dec 12, 2017

For Employees Covered by the National Agreement

In October, the third month of the six-month adjustment period for the sixth COLA under the 2015 Agreement, the CPI-W unadjusted Index (1967=100) dipped to 716.594. 

If the adjustment were made based on the October Index the adjustment would be

                                   Per Annum:                   $        312.00
                                        Per Pay Period:            $          12.00
                                        Cents Per Hour:                           15¢

However, the sixth COLA will be based on the January 2018 Index and effective March 3, 2018, PP 06-2018, with a pay date of March 23, 2018.

Under the 2015 National Agreement, employees accrued the following adjustments totaling $624.00:

Under the 2015 National Agreement, employees accrued the following adjustments totaling $624.00:

$0.00  The first COLA which would have been effective September 5, 2015 (pay period 20-2015).
$ 0.00  The second COLA which would have been effective March 5, 2016 (pay period 6-2016).
$ 21.00  The third COLA effective September 3, 2016 (pay period 19-2016, pay date September 23, 2016)
$333.00 The fourth COLA effective March 18, 2017 (pay period 7-2017, pay date April 7, 2017)
$270.00 The fifth COLA effective September 2, 2017 (pay period 19-2017, pay date  September 22, 2017)



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