July 2008
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Federal Retirement Crisis: Danger or Opportunity?

Friday, July 18, 2008

Much is being written about the impending retirement of the babyboom

generation from public service.While there is little debate


about the demographics of the federal workforce and the proportion

that will be eligible for voluntary retirement over the next five to ten

years, there is less consensus on the short- and long-term implications for the


efficacy and efficiency of government. It is often said that the Chinese character

for the word crisis includes both the words danger and opportu

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