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Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 05/17/2011

Will federal pension proposal make public sector work less attractive?


Will we see federal workers marching in the streets soon just as state government workers have nationwide, like these folks did in Annapolis in March? (Mark Wilson - GETTY IMAGES)
Colleague Steve Vogel and I write in today’s Post that proposals to significantly increase payroll deduction of federal workers could make the public sector less attractive to future workers and might hasten an exodus among current workers eligible for retirement.

We spoke with several close observers and rank-and-file workers who expressed alarm. Most notably, Dan Adcock, legislative director for the National Active and Retired Federal Employee Association, said “If people think the brain drain from the high number of federal employees who are eligible to retire is going to be bad, it’s going to be worse as more of these types of proposals receive serious consideration.”

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