Federal Employee Retirement Requests Hit Highest Level Since Trump Took Office - February 6, 2020
Erich Wagner, Government Executive
The number of new federal employee retirement claims in January marked the most in a single month under the Trump administration, according to statistics from the Office of Personnel Management released Wednesday.
Last month, 17,134 federal workers filed for retirement. Although January traditionally is marked by a surge of retirement claims, that figure still towers over the same month in previous years. Last year, there were 10,792 new claims; in January 2018, 14,590 feds made retirement requests; and in 2017 there were 15,317 new requests.