Federal employees left their jobs at a higher rate under the first year of the Trump administration than at any other point in recent years.
Are federal workers retiring in larger numbers? Are we on the verge of the so-called retirement tsunami that experts have been predicting for years? Find out when Federal News Radio reporter Nicole Ogrysko joins host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn. March 7, 2018
2017’s retirement numbers paled in comparison to those of the mid-years of the Obama administration.
Just before the turn of the century experts predicted a brain drain, a tidal wave of retirements that would leave Uncle Sam less intelligent than a bag of hammers.
Despite the warnings of many federal prognosticators, the mass exodus of angry, frightened civil servants hasn’t happened.
The latest data released by the Office of Personnel Management shows that in 2017, 15,317 federal employees filed to retire in January, historically the month when the most feds file for retirement. But that number, while large, is about 100 fewer than 2016, and falls short of 2015’s numbers by more than 3,300.
Retirement-eligible federal employees are largely split over whether the upcoming presidential transition will impact their decisions to retire. An exclusive Federal News Radio survey found roughly 35 percent of respondents say the transition won’t play a role in their decisions, but 18 percent say they’re not sure.
Federal News Radio wants to hear from you about your retirement plans — and whether the upcoming presidential transition will impact your decision to stay or leave your agency.
A new study reviews federal personnel data for employees over age 50, along with feedback from the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, to determine what other factors — besides employees’ ages — might affect their decisions to retire from the civil service.
Michael Keating, senior editor of American City and County, joins host Mark Amtower to talk about the ten the retirement tsunami, cooperative purchasing best practices and other big stories in 2015. March 28, 2016