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Legislative Branch

Change the rules for SSA in the case of early outs/buy outs

Early outs and buyouts are tools for managing the size of the federal workforce, but there doesn't appear to be thought given to asking SSA to make provisions for those taking advantage of those programs. It would be actuarially sound for SSA to consider making such provisions, lessening the penalties, as the FERS system becomes the primary retirement system for federal employees.

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Department of Defense

Why pay people to leave or stop working?

Does it make sense to pay people to leave the government workforce [in reference to Voluntary Separation Incentive Pay (VSIP) Programs]? If someone wants to leave let them leave. If we're trying to match workforce requirements with budget availability, then hire more contractors and less civil service workers. It appears to be much easier and cheaper to reduce the government workforce by modifying the annual contracts... more »

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