Fed Life — Nov. 8, 2023

Lots of people put a neatly tied ending to their federal careers by retiring on December 31. Next year New Year’s Day is a Monday, so you could wake up and have a mimosa. But in the next 60 days, you’ve got some serious final planning to do. Details now from a happy federal retiree, Abe Grungold.

Plus, job satisfaction across the federal government appears headed in the right direction. At least it’s not getting any worse. No huge jumps, but figures the Office of Personnel Management released this week show slight upticks in measures of how employees view their workplaces. Earlier I spoke with two people who have been looking closely at the numbers, Federal News Network’s Jared Serbu and Drew Friedman.