Retirement from federal government agency
I was very impressed with both the Military and Government civilian scientists and engineers that I trained and supervised. I found the quality and dedication of these people to be equal to what I experienced in the private sector. With regard to pay when it came to benefits and retirement accounts, their compensation was equivalent to the private sector, if you factored in the pensions. I would agree the author that any pension benefits before age 62 should be eliminated. However, if you gut the rest of the pension program you will end up with far less qualified people running your Government. Every citizen in this country should be thankful every day that the average Government worker is far more qualified and dedicated than the elected politicians in Government. When a worker retires, give them the benefits they deserve.