Like any robust thriving plant, the government workforce needs a pruning. Recommend providing 3-5 years additional time to employees tenure who have reached 30 years service but are still short of Minimum Retirement Age (MRA). If an employee accepts the added time which puts them at MRA and 30 years service, they must execute retirement option within 6 months. This would allow a new generation, in particular the war veterans, to move into government positions and allow for the next generation to take root besides the immediate cost savings of pruning senior grades.
SECOND OPTION is just ALLOW EMPLOYEES with 30 YEARS SERVICE to RETIRE rather than MANDATE second stipulation of CIVILIAN EMPLOYEE meeting MRA which could add another 9 years of service over 30 years....ALLOW CIVILIANS A RETIREMENT 30 year option SAME AS MILITARY, WITHOUT MRA OF 55-57 YEARS OF AGE.
THIS COULD BE THE FIRST STEP ANNOUNCED BY PRESIDENT IN NOV RE: WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT AND RESULT IN A 5% SAVINGS OF MANPOWER COST WITH MINIMAL WORKFORCE DISRUPTION. SOCIAL SECURITY SUPPLEMENTAL COULD BE WAIVED UNTIL MRA IS REACHED TO KEEP COST DOWN.