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What Is Lost, and So What?

Friday, July 18, 2008

With the retirement of the first baby boomer, the so-called retirement

tsunamihas begun to hit the federal government.No matter


whose figures you use, the baby boomers are beginning to

retire in increasing numbers, and many senior members will leave the federal

service over the next few years.


The loss of senior people has been characterized as a brain drain. In this

case, a brain drain is the loss of knowledge that the retirees have, but their successors

dont have, or at least not enough

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