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Department of Homeland Security

Increase the mandatory retirement age for 6c covered for CBP officers and agents in non-field positions

In this day and age 57 is still young. Both of these organizations are still growing at a rapid pace and the leadership positions within these organizations need seasoned leadership. To avoid the "Brain Drain" that is occurring and keep younger and more CBPOs and Border Patrol agents in the field where they are needed, certain jobs within the organization, at Headquarters and abroad, should be able to be filled with operational... more »

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Department of Defense

Change military type retirements

Eliminate military type retirement payments until typical retirement age (60) unless the person is incapable of working due to injury or is not working another full time job. As many folks know, employees that retire with a military type retirement start drawing their full retirement pay immediately. They can retire with 20 or more years of service. At 20 years they 50% of their pay and can get up 100% of their pay... more »

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Legislative Branch

Eliminate the 5 year rule for FEHB.

Eliminate the 5 year rule for FEHB. Many employees have health care through our spouses however, to get FEHB in our retirement we have to sign up for FEHB 5 years prior at a cost to the government of anywhere between $50K-$60K for the 5 years and that doesn't account for lost time in submitting paperwork. Not only will it save dollars but it will give many more people the opportunity to take retirement at an earlier... more »

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Office of Personnel Management

ELIMINATE PENALTY FOR EARLY RETIREMENT

Eliminate "penalty" for early retirement. Many employees who have the age and years of service to retire, and who have lost interest in their department/agency mission, do not retire until they are old enough to avoid having their retirement annuities reduced. (This actuarial reduction is often referred to as an "early retirement penalty.") Eliminating this penalty, while costing the retirement system more, will ventilate... more »

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Environmental Protection Agency

Government-wide Early Out Retirement for Employees Under CSRS

The Office of Personnel Management should direct all federal departments and agencies to offer early out retirements to employees under the older CSRS system. This will accomplish three things and effectively "kill three birds with one stone." One, it will take some of the most highly paid GS grade and step employees off of department/agency payrolls at considerable savings. Two, the cost to taxpayers for retired employees... more »

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Department of State

Raise Age-Limits for Mandatory Retirement

Currently, Foreign Service personnel are obliged to retire at the age of 65, whether or not they actually want to retire. While this may be to my personal advantage (I am a mid-level Foreign Service employee, and it guarantees at least some slots will open up at higher grades), the government could save money in recruitment, training, etc by simply increasing the mandatory retirement age - or getting rid of it altogether.... more »

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Department of the Treasury

FLEXI-PLACE/CONTRACT IN AFTER RETIREMENT

#1 Suggestion: Take a look at the opportunity the Government has to save millions of dollars by allowing employees in positions that would allow them to work flexiplace, work Occupational flexiplace. Right now, in my area, we are allowed to work Situational Flexiplace, 80 hours a month. There's nothing at my desk in the office that I don't have at home. In quite a few areas of the IRS (and I'm sure other Government... more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Offer current federal employees cash retirement incentives

Offer cash retirement incentives for current federal employees who are eligible to retire. In 2007, OPM estimated that approximately 18% of the non-seasonal full-time permanent federal workforce was eligible to retire. By 2010 this was projected to be 36%. That is a lot of jobs and a significant source of federal spending. If the Federal Government offered cash retirement incentives (such as a $10,000 bonus) for those... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

PRUNING THE WORKFORCE-Eliminate MRA...allow 30 and out like Military

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,... more »

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