September 2015
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Silver Tsunami Still at Sea

Thursday, September 10, 2015

A study from Federal News Radio finds that Baby Boomers aren't retiring as early predictions warned.

For several years, federal talent leaders have been forecasting a "silver tsunami" among public employees—a rising tide of Baby Boomer retirements. In fact, a 2014 report from the Government Accountability Office finds that some 600,000 government workers (31 percent of its total workforce) would be eligible for retirement by 2017.

This warning is not without merit. The U.S.

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