Half of Federal Wokers Can Retire in 5 Years

  • Half of current federal employees will be eligible to retire between now and the end of 2008, including 70 percent of supervisors.
  • Half of the Federal air traffio controllers are eligible to retire over the next nine years.
  • Scientists and engineers who are over 60 at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration outnumber those under 30 by nearly 3 to 1.
  • Forty-three percent of the 650,000 civilians at the Department of Defense will be eligible in the next five years.
  • Sixty percent of federal employees are over 45, compared with 31 percent in the private sector.
  • Among the government’s 62,000 computer operations specialists, nearly 80 percent are over 40.


Ira S Wolfe