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2013 COLA Notices for DC Public School Teachers and DC Police Officers and Firefighters Are Now Available

Thursday, January 31, 2013

2013 COLA Notices for DC Public School Teachers and DC Police Officers and Firefighters Are Now Available

The notices identifying the increased percentages are attached.

District of Columbia Public School Teachers

Section 11013(b) of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, P.L. 105-33, codified at D.C. Code § 38-2021.21(b), as amended, provides for a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) of annuities effective March 1 of each year, and payable April 1 of each year, for retired District of Columbia Public School Teachers and their survivors. For teachers hired before November 1, 1996, and on and after that date, and their survivors, the COLA effective on March 1, 2013, is 1.7%. The annuity adjustments for teachers are detailed in the PDF titled, "2013 COLA Notice for Public School Teachers," which is available to view or download below.

District of Columbia Police Officers and Firefighters

Section 11013(b) of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, P.L. 105-33, codified at DC Code §5-718 and DC Code §5-719, provides for a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) of annuities effective March 1 of each year, and payable April 1 of each year, for District of Columbia Police Officers and Firefighters who retired on or after February 15, 1980, and for their survivors. For police officers and firefighters hired before November 10, 1996 and on and after that date, and their survivors, the COLA effective on March 1, 2013, is 1.7%. The annuity adjustments for both groups are detailed in the PDF titled, "2013 COLA Notice for Police and Firefighters," which is available to view or download below.