Why Age Matters in the Work Preferences of Public Employees

  title={Why Age Matters in the Work Preferences of Public Employees},
  author={Leonard Bright and Elsie B. Crowell and Mary E. Guy and Daryl D. Green and Gary E. Roberts and George C. Thornton and Michael J. Potemra and Richard D. White},
Age diversity is a major issue in the American public sector workplace. This is most evident in the federal government where large numbers of public employees are reaching retirement age. Between 2000 and 2004, 239,881 public employees retired from the federal government. (1) The United States Office of Personnel Management projects that significantly more employees will retire in the coming years at an average rate of 52,124 per year. In light of these figures and facts, leaders of public… CONTINUE READING