Currently government employees can continue to work well past retirement age. In most cases employees who continue to work provide excellent service and a wealth of insight through their experience. However, some become, essentially, "retired in place". In these cases, the burden of proof of an ineffective employee falls on the supervisor. Often, the time and effort it takes to provide such proof is significant and... more »
In an effort to reduce the size of the Federal government and create a more efficient Federal workforce, I believe the Federal Government should make Federal employee retirement "mandatory" at Age 70. A mandatory retirement age of 70 would create new job opportunities for future unemployed Amercians and yet still allow tighter control over the size of our Federal workforce.
Many individuals continue to work beyong 75 although they are not very productive. It has been known that for most individuals including scientists and engineers, innovativeness and productivity begin to decline after 50. Thus, it is not cost effective to have individuals continue to hold a job with minimal productivity. I suggest mandatory retirement for people at 75 with an option to continue without salary. This will... more »