What do you know about federal retirement? Take our quiz

Did you know that during the last 10 fiscal years 609,584 federal civilian employees retired? That’s about 60,958 individuals per year who retired from the executive branch of the federal government.

The Office of Personnel Management released a report in June, providing federal retirement data for fiscal years 2005 – 2014. Federal News Radio gleaned some of the more interesting facts from the report and created this quiz on federal retirements. Click on the correct answer to each of the questions to reveal information from the report.


1. Between fiscal years 2005 -2014, what was the overall average age for federal retirees?


A. 59.5


B. 60.2


C. 61.3


2. What was the average length of service for federal employees who retired between fiscal years 2005 -2014?


A. 27.8 years


B. 32.5


C. 39.1 years


3. What was the average age of employees with disabilities and their years of service at the time of retirement?


A. 51.6 years old and 17.3 years


B. 55.1 years old and 18.4 years


C. 59.4 years old and 19.3 years


4. Which Cabinet-level agency accounted for the most retirements over the last 10 fiscal years?


A. Department of the Army


B. Department of the Navy


C. Veterans Affairs Department


5. Which large independent agency accounted for the most retirements over the last 10 fiscal years?


A. Environmental Protection Agency


B. NASA


C. Social Security Administration


6. Which jobs in the administrative occupational category saw the most retirements over the last 10 fiscal years?


A. Information Technology Management


B. Management and Program Analysis


C. Miscellaneous Administration and Program


 7. Which jobs in the professional occupational category saw the most retirements over the last 10 fiscal years?


A. Contracting


B. General Engineering


C. Nurse


 8. What was the most popular month to retire over the last 10 fiscal years?


A. January


B. November


C. December


9. Over the last 10 fiscal years, how does the average length of federal service for male retirees compare to female retirees?


A. Male retirees averaged a longer federal service than female retirees.


B. Male retirees averaged a shorter federal service than female retirees.


C. Male and female retirees averaged the same length of federal service.


10. Between fiscal years 2005 and 2014, what year had the highest retirement number?


A. 2009


B. 2012


C. 2014

View Executive Branch Retirement Statistics: Fiscal Years 2005 – 2014.

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