A STUDY BY GAO INDICATES THAT PHASED RETIREMENT COULD HELP EMPLOYEES AND MANAGEMENT - July 26, 2017
GAO Finds Phased Retirement Can Benefit Employees, Management
By Erich Wagner, Government Executive
Although the number of federal workers enrolled in the government’s phased retirement program remains minuscule, analysts say it could be a valuable tool for agencies to preserve institutional knowledge and plan for the future.
As of Tuesday, 259 federal employees had applied for phased retirement, according to the Office of Personnel Management. This represents a significant increase over the 90 feds who had applied as of August 2016. An additional 82 people have applied for the program and are now retired.