Phased retirement excludes certain feds

While each federal agency will decide which employees are eligible to work under the new phased retirement regulations finally published last week, certain employees already are not permitted to enter the program, Government Executive notes.

Under the new regulations, among those already exempted from the program are law enforcement officers, firefighters and air traffic controllers; nuclear materials couriers; members of the Capitol Police and Supreme Court Police; and certain Customs and Border Protection officers.

Moreover, the program covers only those employees who are enrolled in the Civil Service Retirement System and the Federal Employees Retirement System, the report notes.

Reader comments

Mon, Aug 18, 2014

Federal benefits are exceptional! The Congress and SES are over the top and should be whittled down. Phased retirement is a good option to retire the boomers and make room for the juniors.

Wed, Aug 13, 2014

I think it a great idea, because retirement should be treated as a reward for of completion in other words honor. Then you use the senior class to help prepare the freshman class, on work ethics to better prepare them on what it take to get to the point of graduation.(retirement) this will also assist the person who is eligible for retirement to adjust to the life change that is in front of them. i was just given some good advice from a senior clansman, that retirement is not the end but the beginning. Instead forcing people out that has dedicated them selves to a Agency and then be let down by the same Agency that you have dedicated years of service. i think this program will be a great asset to every one involved.

Wed, Aug 13, 2014

It also excludes employees who were part-timers when they retired!

Wed, Aug 13, 2014

By the time each bureau personalizes the regulations it will be a mess that only benefits the government... Remember, the government does little that benefits its employees with the exception of Congress and SES.

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