Data suggests federal employees who are eligible for retirement don't always take that option right away.
Key developments for the federal workforce during President Obama's tenure in the White House.
Requiring federal employees to pay more toward their retirement benefits likely would hurt retention, but effect on recruitment less certain, study says.
Pay raise not yet final, while other numbers to rise, fall, or remain the same.
Cost of living adjustment for retirees exceeds expected pay raise for federal workers.
How the shutdown affects federal retirement benefits, for both active and retired employees.
Federal retirees now may provide survivor benefits to same-sex spouses but at a cost.
Retirement system for federal workers generally works well, but significant problems remain.
A furlough generally wouldn't affect a federal employee's eventual retirement benefits but it could affect their leave benefits.
Federal employees have a major stake in the debate over whether, and how, the government should back away from the fiscal cliff and potential for automatic “sequestration” cuts to programs starting in January.